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Old 11-08-2006, 14:58   #1 (permalink)
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Would like to buy a Police Interceptor

I'd like to buy a police interceptor, but I would like some opinions on them first. How reliable are they if you get one that's in good condition?


I've been looking at a lot of them on ebay and some of them look pretty decent.



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Re: Would like to buy a Police Interceptor

I personally wouldn't buy one on ebay unless it was local to me and I could test drive it.
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Old 11-08-2006, 17:12   #3 (permalink)
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Hehe makes sense. My brother bought a Honda Element from Texas (we live in NJ) and he didn't get to test drive it first .
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Does anyone know where I can get one from a reliable place?

used police cars.com p 71 police interceptor for sale - November 2006

Seems pretty decent. Just let me know. Thank you
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:57   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Would like to buy a Police Interceptor

I don't think I would buy any used car over the internet without looking it over firsthand and driving it, but especially not a police car. Most of these cars have led hard lives, and some have just been beaten up bad. You should definitely test drive one before you buy it.

I found a dealership north of ATL that sells them by searching Autotrader.com. Do a search on there for crown vics, and most of the results you get will probably be police cars.
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I would test drive it no doubt. I should find one that isn't from the north because of weather.
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Don't forget not only the milage on these but they sit and idle many many many hours. That is additional wear on the car.
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I understand that, but it's kind of hard to figure out how long it's been idling for.
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I understand that, but it's kind of hard to figure out how long it's been idling for.
Very true. I think the point is that you need to evaluate each one up close on an individual basis. Wear & tear on these vehicles does not necessarily coincide with mileage. Find one you think is a good candidate, then test drive it, visually inspect the fluids for cleanliness and age, listen to the engine running with your head under the hood, crawl under the car and look for any signs of leaks. Do all the things you would do to check out any used car, but be especially diligent since you know most of these cars have been ridden hard.
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Old 11-27-2006, 16:53   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Would like to buy a Police Interceptor

Check out Key Motors, Ballston Spa, NY he always has a couple of p71's laying around and thats where i got mine with no problems and his warrentys are pretty affordable.
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