Thank God For Solid Cars

On Thursday, October 21st, my husband was driving my fathers 1998 Crown Vicotria. (Our personal vehicle was in the shop for repairs) Needless to say, we were driving down the highway, with my 3 children, myself, and a friend. For some unknown reason, a man in a white pick-up pulled out in front of us while we were going at a rate of 65mph,(come to find out he was a drunk driver). My husband slammed on the breaks but it was too late. Next thing I know we hit the pick-up and spun in the highway. Luckily, by the Grace of God, we all lived. Our injuries include, airbag burn, seatbelt burn, whiplash and a broken ankle. However, I know without a doubt that the size and strenth of that car was a blessing. My point is, in looking at the cars made recently I see that everyone is concerned about the environment. What about safety? The vehicle in the shop is my 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. I hit a deer a week before going 40mph. It was enough damage that it was not safe to drive. What if we had been in that van in this collision? What if we were in an environment friendly car? I just want to say thank you to Ford for making a durable car. But will you continue?
Jeremy Ezack 11/28/2013
I totally agree. The demise of the crown Vic was a huge mistake made by Ford.
T Craig-P71CV 09/23/2011
I know this story is a year old, but thank God you and your family are alright. As for the Crown Victoria, sadly it met its final end on September 15th 2011. The last full size body on frame panther rolled off the assembly line ending an era of real cars. I agree, it apprears that consumers and car makers are now more concerned about smaller cars and fuel economy over large safe cars. I've been driving big cars ever since I was 18 years old and one of the reasons is that I feel safe in a big car. Give me safety over miles per gallon any day. What good is a 50 miles per gallon small car if you get seriously injured or killed in a wreck? Sure my CV only gets about 26 mpg highway, but I'll accept the lower fuel milage in order to drive a large safe full framed car. Hopefully the folks at Ford will read stories like this and also see there are still people out there that like big safe cars. Maybe soon Ford will come back with a new full size body on frame car, that is both safe and fuel efficient. The technology and engineering is there for it, but Ford like all car makers follow after the latest trends, and fuel economy is the latest trend. Perhaps they can bring back a Hybrid Crown Victoria?
Jake 09/07/2011
I love my Crown Vic. I feel so safe when I drive it. What if I got that Charger? I'm glad I didn't.
Justin Allen 02/23/2011
Perfect example, keep the Crown Victoria alive! i drive one and when it gives the ghost up, ill buy another one.
David Lyons 02/10/2011
I'd say, get rid of that minivan and get yourself a Crown Victoria to drive :) I trust my life to them every day and always will.