Gut Rumbles

September 29, 2004

the crown vic

Recondo 32 is a big fan of the Ford Crown Victoria. He owns a white one and he likes watching people slow down and give him the hairy eyeball when he drives it around, because they think it's a cop car. Crown Vics are what most police departments use for patrol cars.

I've got no complaints about the Crown Vic myself, except for the fact that it's a Ford and not a Chevy. They're not very comfortable in the back seat when you're wearing handcuffs and headed to jail, but that's irrelevent to this discussion and I never did that anyway. Okay, I did that ONCE, but that was a long time ago.

But, I digress...

I don't want to own a Crown Vic, but if I DID, I wouldn't pull this kind of hare-brained stunt. That's a perfect example of the difference between balls and gall.

Yeah. I'm gonna sue the shit out of you for selling me a defective product, then I'll sue you some more for not selling MORE of that defective product to me.

Bejus. Some people really do need to be dragged off and shot.


Well, finally... something we disagree on. You can have allll the Chevy's in the world.
I'll take a Ford every time.

Don't worry, now... in spite of this bizzare little idiosyncracy of yours, I still love ya.

Posted by: Stevie on September 29, 2004 12:35 PM

California and Florida, can we give them back to Spain ?

Posted by: James Old Guy on September 29, 2004 12:52 PM

I'm still waiting for gun companies to do the same.
A city sues a gun company for what a criminal did - that city should no longer be able to buy guns.
police chief against guns in the hands of it's citizens shouldn't be allowed to buy guns for his officers.

Posted by: Mad Ogre on September 29, 2004 01:04 PM

I always wondered if that's why so many old farts like white Crown Vics. Sounds like fun to me.

Posted by: Amy on September 29, 2004 06:23 PM

It's fun to cruise around in a big fleet car painted white, for just the reason you wrote about, and about the only one you can do that in these days is the Crown Vic. I don't even know if GM makes a rear wheel drive four door any longer. My uncle has one of the last Impala SS's (rear wheel drive type), and mourns the day Chevy went all front wheel drive.

The summer after I graduated high school and went to work, I got my hands on a '73 Plymouth Fury four door, an ex-Standard Oil fleet car, white, with big rubber bumper guards. The Sheriff's department where I lived was still running Furies, and the push bars on the front of their vehicles had the upright parts spaced roughly where the bumper guards were on mine. More than once I was told by guys I knew that they thought I was a sheriff when I was pulled up behind them at an intersection, or when I was moving over to pass them on the highway, at night. In a rear-view mirror at night, my old '73 caused a little apprehension, although I wasn't trying to do that.

I miss the old darling. Taught myself to do bootlegger turns in it. Every young man ought to have a big old car at some point in his life.

Posted by: Mike James on September 29, 2004 06:34 PM

Love 'em. I'm on my second one. And, yes, they are often mistaken for cop cars. In fact, one day I stopped at a light and was approached for a donation from the car by a cop who was part of a charity drive. He said in great Jerseyspeak, "Hahya dooin'? You on da job?"

Posted by: Jim - PRS on September 29, 2004 07:35 PM

Damn, I don't know what web site this is, why there's a half-naked man chilling on his porch, or how the hell I even got on here.

Posted by: Todd on February 12, 2005 12:49 AM
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