Good solid car.
Watch the plastic intake manifold (it
splits and sprays water on the
alternator). Also, the transmission
can be faulty on shifting (it stutters
between gears due to bad shift timing
and faulty fluid).
Fix the interior door panels. they all
break by the interior door pull.
My father got this car from a retiring
cop in NYC. It is seriously the
greatest car I have ever driven, and I
own 3 other cars; a 2003 Cadillac
Escalade, a 2002 Lincoln LSE, and a
1998 Ford Windstar. The Vic just gives
me a good feeling when I am driving it.
I love how the car is so big, there is
nothing cooler than a big car. Also,
the cop and my dad put on
some "aftermarket" features, such as
lights and sirens, a megaphone, CB and
scanners. its supersweet.
The one thing is that since i live in
the pocono mountains and i drive like 2-
3 hours a day, i wish the gas mileage
would be a little bit better. But I'm
not complaining. The car is seriously
This has been a dependable car, with
the exception of a few manufacturing
defects that Ford isn't ready to
1. Plastic intake manifold tends to
crack and loose antifreeze around 60m+
2. Ball joints have no greasing feature
and tend to make considerable noise and
will fall out at 60M+ miles.
3. Hood safety catch will let loose
when going down the road, making this
car extremely dangerous.
Big car ride
Fix the above problems to make the car
more reliable and less costly to
My 1996 Crwn Vic was a preowned
vehicle, garage kept and in EXCELLENT
condition! At first I was skeptical, I
drove a Ford Explorer and I was very
attached. It took a couple of weeks
and I was HOOKED! The power, comfort
and quite ride was wonderful, unlike my
94 Explorer with 197,000 miles. I Love
my FooFie car, I will never own any
other model. We have 3 Fords in the
family, all of them have over 100,000
miles. Now that is FORD TOUGH!!
Acceleration, comfort of the leather
seats, leg room for my husband, my
teenage boys and all our luggage.