I drive a 2003 Crown Vic as a taxicab in
San Francisco. It has 50,000 miles on it.
I think that it came with some of Ford's
taxi enhancements, but I'm not sure. For
some clues about the car's features, see:
Here's the problem: the car's ride has become
gradually rougher in the six months that I've
had the vehicle. Specifically, it doesn't take
bumps very well. I've noticed the same degradation
in the ride of other 2003 Crown Vics with similar
mileage. The mechanics at the cab company can't
explain this problem.
I've looked in vain on the Internet for a site
that discusses this sort of problem. So I'm
turning to the readers of alt.autos.ford. Does
any of you have a good guess as to what the
problem is (the shock absorbers? the suspension?)
and what I should about it? Does Ford put low-
quality shocks into their new vehicles? Should
I consider buying better-quality shocks for the
Thanks in advance.