The time has come to buy a new daily driver to replace a '96 Mercury Sable. I'm looking for something large that I can transport lots of stuff and friends in, is an excellent long distance driver, and is reliable. A V8 and rear wheel drive don't hurt either. A P71 Crown Vic seems to suit the bill perfectly. There are tons of very nice examples in the 4-6k price range that look to be in excellent condition. Any specific issues to be aware of with these cars? I realize most will have been used much harder than a regular Crown Vic, but they also have heavy duty components regular Vics lack and I'm guessing they're expertly and regularly maintained. How's the reliability? Any specific model year issues that I should avoid? What to look for on a test drive? Is the mileage on the car a big concern? They seem to run forever with regular maintainence. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!