Bah KBB ain't lookin good, nor ebay. The dealer has it priced a few hundred above KBB and about what everything else is going for This thing is a real creampuff too ... doesn't look like I'm going to break them much :/
I had intake manifold explosion on my Taurus and they aren't even prone to them! haha.
I'd really like to get this thing for around $5500 or so but ... an almost rust free cheap-ish car ...
Every time I did it, they didn't know me either. They always want to make it soumd like you'll miss out and when they know there's a chance to sell, especially near the end of the month, they'll most often go for it. Try it, if they don't, you can go back in a week or so and remake the offer again. I sold cars for 9 months so I know how they think.
Nothing in particular to look for. These cars are pretty well built. Lots of people don't know that and that's why they won't have a crowd looking for one. Especially in your area where they want front wheel drive due to the snow. I get 23 mpg on the road and it was better than that before the ethenol was added to the gas. I bought mine at a police auction and didn't even drive it before I bought it. Just check the coolant oil and trans fluids and see if they look good. That can tell you the care it had. There's a cab company in PA that had a 95 with 630,000 miles and some 98s with over 400,000 miles. You can look at the door sticker and see what axle is in it. Heres the code list. Mine is the 3.55, so my mileage isn't as good as the 2.73 would get.
C8 — 2.73 conventional (non-locker)
58 — 2.73 conventional (non-locker)
AZ — 3.08 conventional (non-locker)
R2 — 3.55 conventional (non-locker)
DK — 3.55 locker
Used car prices are terrible in NY, especially compared to southern states where the cars are in much better condition. I almost had to drive down to southern PA to find a reasonably priced CV that wasn't rusted to oblivion or in awful shape.
2005 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
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