DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. delivers the first of its scheduled 3,000 long-wheelbase ’02 Crown Victorias to New York for use as taxis. The additional 7.7 cu.-ft. (0.22 cu.-m) of interior room for passengers and carry-on luggage, give cabbies the right to charge a higher fare. The vehicle – assembled at Ford’s St. Thomas, Ont., plant – stickers for $25,890.

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