NO CROWN VICS IN NYC

>grow up bong
>only consume american media and see the iconic yellow crown vic in pretty much every movie set in NYC
>they never sold the crown vic in Europe so this is a novel car for me
>looks so aesthetic, modern classic and more powerful than any euro car - the peak of car manufacturing
>finally go to NYC as an adult
>taxis are just Toyota Highlander, Toyota Rav 4, Toyota Camry, Ford Transit, Nissan van (All of which available in the UK)
The American soul died with picrel

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're at least 10 years too late

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >looks so aesthetic, modern classic and more powerful than any euro car - the peak of car manufacturing
    I'm sorry what lmao

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >more powerful than any euro car
    250bhp according to wiki. I mean sure it's more than a London black cab or a Berlin 4cyl mercedes taxi, but even for the 1990s there were plenty of big German/Italian/British cars that could better that power output.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >there were plenty of big German/Italian/British cars that could better that power output.
      For a MUCH steeper price

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love crown vics too, moreso in their own right as a car. Would get one if I saw it for sale, it's the only car I've found cool

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't know where you are but there are a decent amount of them for sale in the US at generally reasonable price. Mechanically they're archiac and they're gas guzzlers but generally speaking they're reliable and easy to work on.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      For me it's the old model

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    miami and some other cities still have those

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to California. LAPD still use plenty of them today.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP the real iconic NYC taxicab was the Checker Marathon which was produced from from the early 60s through the early 80s, virtually unchanged.

      idk about the LAPD but I still seem them in some places that are really poor and underfunded

      Don't know where you are but there are a decent amount of them for sale in the US at generally reasonable price. Mechanically they're archiac and they're gas guzzlers but generally speaking they're reliable and easy to work on.

      Don't know where you are but there are a decent amount of them for sale in the US at generally reasonable price. Mechanically they're archiac and they're gas guzzlers but generally speaking they're reliable and easy to work on.

      They're still occasionally showing up through auctions but used ones also don't have great resale value and can be bought for around $5k for one in good shape if you're patient. Try to get one that was a detective's car or other light duty use, they're usually in much better shape but have most of the cool police stuff except the prisoner rear seat you don't really want. Also get one that's new enough to run on e85 fuel, the last few years had this, you will save a lot of money because the gas mileage is very poor, you get about the same mileage as a large SUV or pickup.
      They're great road trip cars though, comfortable, tons of room, meant to be driven in all day, and handle surprisingly well.
      I don't miss Crown Vic taxis though. They were always filthy, smelly, driven by a smelly paki and beat to hell, a lot were used cop cars that had a million miles on them, but I think in NYC they were newer and weren't used police cars.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They're both properly iconic. The Crown Vic was produced from the late 90s to the early teens virtually unchanged, and both were mourned. My dad actually still has a fondness for Chevy Caprices because that's what he drove in his cabbie days, but who remembers those lmao?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're not wrong. Might even buy one myself.

    t. lived in NYC while they were being phased out

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The American soul died with picrel

    you're not wrong. these cars were ubiquitous. they are just old as frick at this point, and get poor MPG.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous Mogul

    based and nostalgiapilled. As an American, I liked that when I visited London all the cabs looked like they were "supposed to" from TV/movies I've seen.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Londons traffic is boring as shit to look at because of ULEZ.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wtf is this reddit flare bullshit? Did the jap finally decide to sell out?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Was a special thing for april fools day, you can't post with it anymore but you can still see a few posts from when it was active scattered around on this board since it's slow.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to the New York International Auto Show this week. They still have crown Vics in the show.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw born and raised in brooklyn and have probably taken cabs in manhattan a total of 10 times

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you missed out by a few months. there are probably holdouts in the outer boroughs and New Jersey under private taxi companies
    https://autos.yahoo.com/nycs-last-two-crown-vic-230000136.html

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the most elite nyc vacations involve alternating chilling on the beach on long island a day and then chilling in the city a day

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why does nyc not hire rat hunters? give them airpistols and just start blasting, saw so many rats in manhattan.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because you can't actually do things that work in the year of our Floyd 2024. The ideal solution to any problem costs the most taxpayer money possible and actually makes things worse instead of better.

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