2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I started out with a 95 Crown Vic, which I bought used. In the 8 or 9 years that I owned it, I never had a break-down or any problems mechanically or otherwise. I also average about 5mpg better than the EPA rating. However I had the opportunity to drive a new one, while my car was getting some bodywork done. And well, old reliable is getting an upgrade. These cars are comfortable, have plenty of power, and corners like they're on rails. There is definitely a reason why all of the police departments depend on them. I could easily drive this for another 10 or more years, but some of the new features, like an available moon roof, and the front bucket seats, have me thinking about upgrading.
Definitely the v-8, It feels like a hot rod. I also like the RWD body-on-frame construction, the front bucket seats, and the sport package.
Fix the taillights on the new models so they look a little less ricer. Also AWD and the trip computer that's available on the Mercury would be nice.