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Old 01-27-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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I Am International Student And I Want To Buy A Used Grand Marquis Or Crown Vic, I Do Not Care If It Has High Mileage Or Not,i Am Looking For 1997-2004....i Want A Cheap Car ... What Can I Do Can You Please Tell Me About It Or If You Know Someone Has
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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They are both similar. The Grand Marquis has better appointments so I would go with that one.
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Try to get atleast an 03 or 04. I could be wrong on the years, but I believe that the earlier years had plastic intake manifolds that would crack. I'm sure that you could find something on it by using google.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Knoxville,TN
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I would consider otherwise, I work on them for a local Police Dept. and they are not an ideal car for a student. They cost a lot to maintain and burn fuel like an SUV maybe 12 miles to the gallon at best in city. I would look into a 98+ Taurus that's Flex Fuel, as E85 fuel is a lot cheaper and it will run better off of it and you will get great fuel range with almost the same power.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I would consider otherwise, I work on them for a local Police Dept. and they are not an ideal car for a student. They cost a lot to maintain and burn fuel like an SUV maybe 12 miles to the gallon at best in city. I would look into a 98+ Taurus that's Flex Fuel, as E85 fuel is a lot cheaper and it will run better off of it and you will get great fuel range with almost the same power.
12 mpg? My '95 Lincoln Town Car (same engine and drivetrain as a Grand Marquis and Ford Crown Vic) has been averaging 20.5 mpg with about 70% city driving.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Try to get atleast an 03 or 04. I could be wrong on the years, but I believe that the earlier years had plastic intake manifolds that would crack. I'm sure that you could find something on it by using google.
Yeah, they had plastic intake manifolds from 1996 to 2000 or 2001. If it has been replaced, then it's not problem.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Go with the Crown Vic in police white, with the black steel wheels and Interceptor package. Either that or get a Maurader. Other than those two models, I wouldnt touch either with a 10 ft. pole.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Go with the Crown Vic in police white, with the black steel wheels and Interceptor package. Either that or get a Maurader. Other than those two models, I wouldnt touch either with a 10 ft. pole.
I agree. The P71 package takes a hell of a beating. All of the new impalas on the fleet had to go back to the dealer after going through the driving course. I'm not impressed, but that's a whole new topic. (or an old one already discussed)
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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Thanks Everyone
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:10 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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97 Crown Vic P71 15mpg city 22 highway.
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