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1997 Ford Crown Victoria Sedan

 
 

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Ford Crown Victoria Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    This is the last of the big, rear-wheel drive American sedans. Comfy seating for six and cpapable handling, with the performance and handling group, and an incredibly low price make this car a winner for police departments and cross-country cruisers.

  • Cons

    Muddled interior ergonomics make some of the controls awkward to operate.

  • What's New for 1997

    After a mild facelift last year, the Crown Vic soldiers on with a few color changes, improved power steering and the addition of rear air…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (12 total reviews)

1 of 24 people found this review helpful

1997 crown vic 141k miles

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan

I bought this car 3 months ago for $1400 from an exchange student. The lack of maintenance from the previous owner caused the radiator to fail, the transmission to slip and the engine to overheat. Hit a curb at 50 mph going down a hill, no damage from either at all. Drove to the shop just fine. Cost $450 to do all of the neglected maintenance at one. No permanent damage. A true testament to it's durability. The intake manifold needed replacement. Last owner took care of that. Even when in disrepair, it ran smoothly and beautifully. Steering is tricky and jittery but not too bad. Fuel efficiency is not fantastic but can be improved and is an even tradeoff for the safety and durability.



1 of 24 people found this review helpful

Solid choice

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan

Its a solid, dependable and comfortable car. Bought it from my aunt and have had no problems. Surprisingly good fuel economy, I easily average between 22-25 mpg driving with a bit of a heavy foot. Power is good as well, has no problem passing and gets up to speed quickly. Transmission shifts smoothly and down the highway the car is quiet aside from some minor wind noise from the back driver's side window. Has an absoluely huge drunk and lots of interior space. A very easy car to drive but one that you can have a bit of fun with too.




Not aging gracefully

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan

Granted, it's an older car but you shouldn't have to replace the intake manifold for $1000 because it is made of a cheap material. Why did fleet cars get warranty coverage on this and personal owners didn't? Headliner is falling down, ball joints were shot, plastic door handle snapped off, plastic cover fell from above onto the driver's feet. Now we have a leak somewhere causing the floor to be swamped with every rain. Overall, mechanically pretty sound but body interior and exterior quality is very poor. Especially for a luxury car. Ford was really milking this cash cow when they sold this junker in 1997.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 1997 Ford Crown Victoria Review

What's New for 1997

After a mild facelift last year, the Crown Vic soldiers on with a few color changes, improved power steering and the addition of rear air suspension to the handling package.

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dtonjes
dtonjes
01-02-2006
Where is the hazard flasher relay located on a Grand Marquis, 1997. The under dash fuse box has a round space, but nothing is plugged in there, and there is no info in the manual....


swong2
swong2
05-26-2001
? Certain 1996 through 2001 Model Year Crown Victoria Police Interceptor...


frey44
frey44
09-29-2002
^ 1992-2002 4.6L Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis...