Sunday, May 31, 2009

"It's got a cop motor, cop tires, cop shocks..."


And I thought Mrs F wasn't a fan of the Technicolor Dreamcar...

When I told her that if I had found this car before the Subaru, it'd be parked out front, she declared, "Are you kidding me? I would DIE before I'd let you drive me around in that thing. I'd lie on the floor—"

"Yeah? I'd make you sit in the backseat. Like a suspect."

Seriously. I want it. I've always wanted it. The only way it could be better is if it was a Grand Fury.

18 comments:

Bob said...

There you go. That's a way better choice than the Subaru.

To me the benefit to living where it is warm is being able to drive a rwd car. This might not be the sports car I would dream of, but it sure would be bulletproof.

Toast said...

You are not right in the head.

Mr Furious said...

I'm talking serious, life-long dream here. Right in the head's got nothing to do with it.

I might have to test drive it.

Surly Rob said...

ha ha, are you willing to give up all of your eco street cred?

Mr Furious said...

If something happens to the Subaru, and I'm still this broke, a brief fling with a Crown Vic is in the cards.

Mrs Furious said...

Oh Good Fucking God. Kid is old enough to be embarrassed by what car you drive her to school in. Do you really want to ruin the life of your first grader?

Mr Furious said...

What? Nobody'll mess with her if they think I'm in the FBI!

Surly Rob said...

FBI? you better get a black one, the white one says "don't mess with me, my dad drives a cab."

Mike said...

I'm with Surly Rob here. Crown Victory doesn't say cop car. It says taxi cab.

Smitty said...

Good. Start shaming Kid now by the kind of car you drive her to school in. That way, the bar is set pretty low in terms of her expectations.

But look at it this way: you'll be helping her. 2 reasons:

1) Wow, thinks a boy, that guy drives a Crown Vic? He could ram that through my parents' front door...
2) instead of competing with her peers about whose dad drives the awesomest car, she will instead simply have to compete by continuing to excel in academics. Just think: your driving a Crown Vic now almost certainly guarantees her a scholarship to an Ivy League school later.

Well done, sir.

Mr Furious said...

Mike, that's 'cause you're in NYC—an outer borough at that‚ where the "car service" rides aren't even yellow.

In the rest of the world, you go days if not weeks between seeing cabs—instinct says "cop."

Mrs Furious said...

Mr F,
"In the rest of the world, you go days if not weeks between seeing cabs—instinct says "cop.""

No... the rest of the world see that car and thinks "LOSER".



And gentlemen I am grateful that you aren't supporting this bullshit.

Surly Rob said...

The only reason I'm not supporting this BS, is because even the cop version of the Crown Vic is pretty weak. As ugly as the Caprice was, it was a much more bad ass in jcop form.

Now if you can get a Charger with the cop package....

inkelywinkely said...

Unless it was an actual duty car for a detective, that car is NOT a cop car... they all have the same motor, but there is one small, slight difference that you must look for. When hubby gets in here, I will ask him exactly what it is. Makes all the difference.

Oh, and you should know...my ex drove one- just the plain one, driven by a detective, but didn't have that little thingy...and about 6 years ago, it costs 4 dollars to go about 47 miles one way, then back again... it was SO expensive to drive, and the tires are INCREDIBLY hard to change..and if you get a flat, imagine the price of those special tires...think the entire month's grocery bill... for ONE. Believe me, I know.
Oh, and another thing, 93-96 models are known to have transmission and air conditioning issues. And, in southern heat, that is not cool.

Good thing is, it is like riding in a cloud (sooo comfy)...... but is like driving a land barge. LOL.

Don't hit any hard bumps either, or else, you will have to stop, go to the trunk, pull up the carpeting, and push a button every time, as it cuts off your gas "just in case", and the button turns it back on.

Mrs. F and Ruby will HATE this car, even if you can get past all that I mentioned. The suburu is not half as bad. Trust.

inkelywinkely said...

Oh, if you want a bad ass cop car, you MUST go for the 95 impala SS.

YES.

For your viewing enjoyment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJvnnRvryLo

inkelywinkely said...

Hoe does a 260 hp Corvette LT1 V8 pushrod engine with a modified police car suspension and large 17 inch wheels with sticky tires in a slightly-restyled Caprice Classic sedan sound to you? LOL.

Oh, and it is PRETTY. Look like a regular car, and has good gas mileage for a muscle car. :)

Otto Man said...

Pfft. I'm angling for the Ghostbusters station wagon.

Maybe the A-Team van.

Mr Furious said...

Over the Bluesmobile? No way. That car was magical.

And just like Elwood traded away the original Bluesmobile for a microphone and ended up with the cop car...I basically traded my Volvo for a fence and ended up with the Subaru.