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2004 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 224 hp @ 4750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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Review of the 2004 Ford Crown Victoria

  • One of the last traditional rear-drive, V8, full-size sedans. As such it should remain a favorite of taxi cab drivers, police departments and those looking for a lot of room at a reasonable price.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rear-wheel-drive performance, room for six, comfortable ride, excellent crash test results.

  • Cons

    Large size makes it difficult to park and maneuver, dated interior styling.

  • What's New for 2004

    The only noticeable changes are the elimination of chrome trim from the door handles and bumpers and the addition of a mini spare as standard equipment. Heated side mirrors are now optional and side windows receive the added safety of laminated glass. LX models lose standard features like a power passenger seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and auto-dimming rearview mirror -- but they can be readded by ordering the LX Premier Group.

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Fun to drive, police interceptor

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

the 2004 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is a big car that is fun to drive and has pretty good power for such a big car. However this year of car has a common problem of headlight failure due to the lighting control module. If you are going to buy one of these cars make sure the headlights work! and not just intermittently. Also about a week after buying this car with 123k miles on it the shocks that hold the hood open failed and now it slowly shuts the hood down so u have to hold it up with your hands. Also when pulling the lever to open the hood it doesn't open the hood all the way and u have to pry it open with something just to unlock the latch. Make sure you inspect it good b4 buying.



4 of 31 people found this review helpful

Get a p71

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I have nothing but good things to say about my ownership experience with my black police interceptor. This car has good power, turns heads, rides like a Cadillac and has been very reliable. Of course, the police package has beefed up components but from other reviews all Crown Vics seem to be well built. You can find these cars on the used car market cheap, and if you find a well kept P71, get it!



1 of 23 people found this review helpful

Excellent car

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

This was my first new car. At age 54, I had only driven used cars and decided to treat myself to a new one. Mine was a left-over 2004 model that I bought in early 2005 at a very steep discount. It's the cheapie base model, but who cares, I don't next extra plasti-chrome or fancy wheels. It's got a simple presentation but that's to my liking; I don't need extra cup holders or cargo nets or any of that fluffy stuff. Everything in mine is simple, like analog instruments, manual heat/def. controls, etc.




Best vehicle for the money!

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

Mine is a base '04, with every option. Very comfortable, very economical, very reliable, and very safe. Sharp looking car, too!




My car

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

i especially like the rear wheel drive and performance of the engine and the roominess inside and also the large trunk




More ban for your buck

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

Fantastic large car, nimble for its siz and weight. Large cavernous trunk, perfect for travelling. I don't get tired as easy because of the adjustable seating for the driver. All controls are within eay reach and entry and egress is easier than in most cars. My experience so far has me convinced that Ford is doing something right.



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Full 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Review

What's New for 2004

The only noticeable changes are the elimination of chrome trim from the door handles and bumpers and the addition of a mini spare as standard equipment. Heated side mirrors are now optional and side windows receive the added safety of laminated glass. LX models lose standard features like a power passenger seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and auto-dimming rearview mirror -- but they can be readded by ordering the LX Premier Group.

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rea98d
02-28-2003
500 will end up replacing the Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria. I think the Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria nameplates have become too associated with "old people" cars to be viable in th...


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marsha7
08-13-2004
off topic, but my own topic (Ford Crown Victoria)could never answer this question, but the sports-minded folks here at Mustang will have the answers...I just bought a 2004 Crown Vic, dual exhaust, flo...



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