By Brett on
2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
The fellow complaining about his resale value is blaming someone else for his own lack of research. I bought mine to drive until the wheels fall off, so depreciation wasn't an issue. I knew about it going in. The complaint in the Vehicle Overview that the car is large and unwieldy is absurd. Compared to a full-sized SUV this thing is like a Miata to drive and park. The alloy suspension pieces, power rack and pinion steering, and the 17" alloys make it handle like a 5-series BMW. If Ford spent another $100 in materials inside the cabin, dropped the 300HP 3 valve engine in the LX Sport and actually _marketed_ the bloody thing, they could sell a ton of them. Who cares about the 300C?
The trunk is cavernous. Air suspension allows carrying absurd loads. The leather buckets are very comfortable and supportive. Handles like much smaller, more expensive sports sedan. Bluff, aggressive monochrome style.
Do something with those monochrome slabs of vinyl covering the insides of the doors. 24-valve V8! Marauder exhaust tips as an option. Steering could be slightly lighter at highway speeds.