20. Ford Crown Victoria
You may think it is strange to put this utilitarian machine into a list that includes sports and performance cars. However, the Crown Vic deserves a place among others since it is one of the most durable cars the world has ever seen. And this tough car is also inexpensive and fun. As a matter of fact, the models from the ’90s and early 2000s were common as police cruisers and taxis. Amazingly, despite being 20 years old and surviving all kinds of torture, those cars are still on the road and running well. The Crown Victoria construction includes a ladder chassis, live rear axle, tough suspension, and heavy-duty components. They based it on midcentury technology, which is still effective and durable, even today.
The 4.6-liter modular V8 engine only pumps out 260 HP. But this is more than enough to give the big rear-wheel sedan decent acceleration and cruising speeds. So all in all, the Crown Vic is a handy tool capable of many things. It is no surprise law enforcement agencies and other people in need of a dependable ride choose it. And the good news is, if you want to own one of the last American ladder frame V8 sedans, the prices are low and these classic cars are plentiful.