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By srcOR
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan


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Buy the police package if you can find one in good shape. I have 140K on mine with no mechanical problems whatsoever. For the price, you can't beat it if you're looking for a solid, rear wheel drive, V8, full size vehicle that can drive like a smaller car.


Best Features

Windows roll down with the key on acc., doors open from the inside even if locked, e-brake automatically disengages when car is in drive, solid suspension.


Worst Features

Performance is OK, but for a 289 C.I. V8, it could have more than 210 horses, especially considering what the new 4 cylinder engines are putting out.


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1996 Crown Victoria
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By Easley
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan


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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).


Best Features

Big Car


Worst Features

Fix the interior door panels. they all break by the interior door pull.


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1996 Crown Vic is great car
2 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By mike_weiss
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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 sweet.


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Bad engineering - intake manifold
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By coololdguy
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan


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This has been a dependable car, with the exception of a few manufacturing defects that Ford isn't ready to believe. 1. Plastic intake manifold tends to crack and loose antifreeze around 60m+ miles 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.


Best Features

Big car ride


Worst Features

Fix the above problems to make the car more reliable and less costly to maintain.


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VORTECH VIC PROJECT CAR
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By Jason Wendel
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan


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I'd give my Vic a perfect 10 even though nothing is perfect. When I am complete with my project I'll certainly make it viewable to everyone who would like to see it. RENEGADE VORTECH VIC *


Best Features

4.6L V8 281 SOHC Engine Power everything, and a really comfortable ride!


Worst Features

brake lines in left rear need to be moved for more space to add dual exhaust with no hassle.


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