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Why are Ford Crown Victorias widely used as police cars?

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The main reason, in addition to being big, powerful, and fast; is that the Crown Victoria is the last car built with a full frame construction. The body is attached to a frame, and not a unibody as most of today's cars are, where the body is integrated into a single unit with the chassis. This makes for truck like durability, the ability to take hard impacts and keep going. There is a solid frame that the body sits atop, that can take hard road and vehicle impacts, with minor damage, compared to a unibody car.

Power, room, price, dependability, handling, and the most important factor is RWD,(Rear Wheel Drive). Police want a large RWD vehicle. The choices are limited today. Because they're relatively reliable, durable, and cheap to maintain. That's the reason they're also widely used as taxis.

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