The Taxis Of Eugene: Mercury Grand Marquis

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Oddly, there are very few Panthers in taxi service here. Or is that not odd? And this MGM is obviously not the typical ex-cop car Panther taxi that are rather common elsewhere. It even has nice alloy wheels. I have incredibly little exposure to these cars, and have never driven one. But the few times I’ve ridden in the back seat of a Panther taxi, I found the experience a bit lacking. The seat seemed awfully low, leg room was limited, and it just felt like I was riding in a car designed a very long time ago, in terms of its basic architecture. Doh!  Except for its ruggedness, it just strikes me as a car not all that well suited for taxi work. Bring on the van taxis….