I recommend the P71 Crown Victoria to anyone looking for a cheaply priced late model (yeesh, these things are getting near 20 years old now!) sedan that can do double duty as daily driver and for menacing the neighbors. The de-chromed exterior and cop-specific durability upgrades help sell a used P71 as a fantastic alternative to something like a boring old used Camry/Accord/Fusion/Impala and the only downside is you can’t get one with a shift-it-yerself gearbox…unless the owner has swapped in a 5-speed like this next one. Find this 2005 Ford Crown Victoria P71 offered for $4900 in Newton, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Juan.
From the seller:
2005 ford crown victoria
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: grey
title status: clean
2005 ford crown Vic p71 “street appearance package”
Manual trans swap done right. Good tires and brakes. Cold AC.
Small rust spot on passenger front fender. And paint peeling up on the roof.
Asking $4900 or best offer. Don’t have to sell. Low offers will be ignored.
See a better way to shift your own P71? firstname.lastname@example.org