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2003 Ford Crown Victoria

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 239 hp @ 4900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Ford Crown Victoria

  • One of the last rear-drive, V8, traditional full-size sedans. A host of 2003 changes should keep it in favor with taxi cab drivers, police departments and those looking for a lot of room at a reasonable price.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rear-wheel drive, plenty of interior space, comfortable ride, excellent crash-test results.

  • Cons

    Large size makes it difficult to park and maneuver.

  • What's New for 2003

    Ford's big sedan receives a number of updates for 2003. A new full-perimeter frame uses strong, lightweight hydroformed steel sections for the front rails to improve frontal and offset crash performance. Redesigned frame crossmembers and new optional side impact airbags improve side impact crash performance. Additionally, the new frame -- combined with a redesigned independent front suspension and new monotube shock absorbers -- contributes to a smoother, more controlled ride and improved handling. Other changes include a new variable ratio rack and pinion steering system with variable power assist and a new dual-rate brake booster that automatically supplies full braking power in a panic stop. Inside, revised seats offer improved comfort and appearance; the cupholders are new; and a three-point seatbelt has been added for the rear center passenger.

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 17 people found this review helpful

Great road car

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

When my other car went south on a trip to the west coast in Albuquerque,N.M. we purchased a 2003 Red sport model Crown Vic and the rest of the trip was a fun time. The car has a great ride and is just outstanding on the road plus its power to get up all of the mountains in Ca.,Or. and Washington. The XM radio the dealer installed was great we could receive the same station no mater where we drove.



1 of 17 people found this review helpful

Nice updates for 2003

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

This is my 3rd Crown vic in the past 11 years. Being tall (6'3"), I need a larger car. The leg room is great! The new bucket seats in my LX Sport are very comfortable and suportive. I have traveled for as many as 8 hours at a time, no back pain no muscle cramping. Traction control is wonderful. Compared to the 92 and 93 Crown Vic's I have ownered, excellent skid and "fishtail" control in snow. Great for a full size long wheel based rear drive car. Quality has been excellent during my first year and 31000 miles, no problems what so ever. I'd recommend this car to anyone who wants a full size sedan!



1 of 17 people found this review helpful

Just got it!!

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I have only had it a week and already I am enjoying this vehicle. I have driven suv's since 1996. I was a change to return to a car, but I have yet to regreat the decision to purchase the Crown Victoria.




Fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

Great over all vehicle. Fun to drive and very reliable.



1 of 18 people found this review helpful

Crown vic lx sport -

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

This car is a great vehicle to own. Potential buyers should be a aware that you're looking at a car that has the same chasis, engine, and trans as a Town Car and it's about $14K less. It performs exceptionally well and it's overall comfort is exceptional. There has been some criticism of the fuel economy. 20-22 MPG is very acceptable with a V-8 that performs so well



2 of 18 people found this review helpful

'03 crown vic

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

The new Crown Victoria has several design and mechanical innovations for 2003 that improve its ride and handling, but it will always be what it has always been - a large, traditional, body-on-frame, rear-wheel drive sedan that comfortably transports 5 or 6 adults. It is excellent value for the money it costs, and maneuvers in city traffic more nimbly than one would expect of a car this size.



Full 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Review

What's New for 2003

Ford's big sedan receives a number of updates for 2003. A new full-perimeter frame uses strong, lightweight hydroformed steel sections for the front rails to improve frontal and offset crash performance. Redesigned frame crossmembers and new optional side impact airbags improve side impact crash performance. Additionally, the new frame -- combined with a redesigned independent front suspension and new monotube shock absorbers -- contributes to a smoother, more controlled ride and improved handling. Other changes include a new variable ratio rack and pinion steering system with variable power assist and a new dual-rate brake booster that automatically supplies full braking power in a panic stop. Inside, revised seats offer improved comfort and appearance; the cupholders are new; and a three-point seatbelt has been added for the rear center passenger.

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