not that i'm defending the car, i hate it. but...
For all you Americans: Realize that the "Canadian Driver" review above pointed out a purchase price of $50k Canadian dollars.. Not US. The SHO model, best i can tell from Ford's website, is about $38k in the US. Still overpriced, but not as bad as $50k US would be.
For all you that do happen to be Canadians:
Keep right on bitchin bout it.
It's just a crappy Crown Vic with AWD. When will auto makers learn that dropping cylinders and replacing them with Forced Induction doesn't really = any better fuel economy. For example 300hp worth of fuel is 300hp worth of fuel regardless of whether its coming out of a turbo 4cyl or 6cyl or n/a 6cyl or 8cyl, or etc, etc.