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.
No, the 1983 - 1992 Crown Victorias used the AOD transmission and the 1993-1994 Crown Victorias used the AODE transmission, so they would be different. Sorry!
Try, I said TRY. They may not have the car for $500, but usually are around $700-$1200. Go to a used military or police shop. They are refurbished repainted crown victorias. Police use those...
Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor was created in 1992.
Assuming you're referring to a standard (manual) transmission, the answer is no.
While strong and reliable, the Crown Victoria's design dates all the way back to 1992 (the platform itself dates back to 1979) and was in serious need of updating. As such, Ford decided to phase out the Crown Vics altogether and replace them with a Police Interceptor version of the Taurus.
I BELIEVE it was the 2001 model year that Ford started using the PI heads ( Performance Improved heads ) on the Ford Crown Victoria
1992 and newer Ford Crown Victorias had the 4.6 liter ( 281 cubic inch ) Single Over Head Cam V8 engine