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  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,600
    "...I once rode back-to-back in a CV with no partition and then an Impala. The Chevy was way more roomy in back."

    The RWD Impala may indeed have had more rear seat legroom than the Crown Vic, as you observed, but without knowing how the respective drivers' front seats were adjusted your single experience doesn't prove that the Impalas were roomier.
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 31,179
    I'm over 6 foot and thought the CV was roomy in the back seat. Though I have not seen one with a partition. Most of the time I have just jumped in the front seat, here in San Diego or in Anchorage.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Who knew? They haven't made a cab since '82 however.

    And the rest of the company may not be around much longer:

    Checker Motors Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,333
    I never would have guessed that though I do remember that some vestige of Studebaker still existed at least into the 80s...

    I see they mention the Checker Taxi in the same sentence as the London Taxis. I wonder what ever happened to the plan that would have brought the London cabs to the US? Like Checkers they are roomy as all get out.
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,600
    Ford is displaying a Transit taxi at the Chicago Auto Show. This vehicle makes sense as a taxi, since it's roomy (including excellent head room), yet space efficient. This taxi version can be equipped to run on compressed natural gas or propane, in addition to, presumably, gasoline.

    With the Crown Vic scheduled to go out of production soon, the Transit could make an excellent replacement as a taxi.
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