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By Annette
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan


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Got my Crn Vic at one yr old. Have had it 20 yrs. Rebuilt engine once. Two paint jobs-currently still good. Cloth/suede upholstery top notch, wears like iron, cleans nicely, though it's gotten wet, near smells musty. Have rebuilt A/C two times. Always worth it in New Orleans. Best ride for bad roads with tons of hazards. Feel safe and handles very well on highway. (Maybe not a perfect as a Mercedes, but good for me) Engine powerful enough for all emergencies. Never had any trouble with tranny. Having trouble getting a bumper filler for front end repair...not many of these cars available at salvage yard (something about a Bird's Nest in China?) Will keep til eff. vehicles available.


Favorite Features

As a package, superb. Love the big trunk and roomy interior. Reliability with watchful ownership and care outstanding.


Suggested Improvements

Heater, electric windows


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Highly Dependable
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By Bert
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan


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Purchased from a retired Ford salesman, was a detecives car. Replaced valve cover seals, intake gasket, flushed tranny, no surprises there due to the age has nearly 180K on it. Ride is excellent, handling is tight, loads of horses from the 5.0, overall a fantastic vehicle and definitely a head turner when its waxed. Engine runs as sweet as a nut with Valvoline Maxlife and a K-N Air Filter. As usual of Fords larger sedans a great car to drive!


Favorite Features

Interior is plain but comfortable, exterior design is conservative but definitely a distinctive front end, engine provides excellent pickup!


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Capable Runner
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By hobbie2k
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 4dr Wagon


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As a people and stuff hauler, it does quite well, carrying 6 people in relative comfort, and 8 at max. It has enough cargo space and towing capacity to compete with a mid-size SUV, and gets better fuel mileage. Ride and handling are on the poor side of average when compared to mid-size imports from the period. The engine is torquey, but is less powerful than many current I4s making it fairly slow. Reliability has been mixed. When I'm told by Vic enthusiasts that the SEVEN significant repairs (most would cost $500+ to repair professionally) the car needs are all "common" for this model, I begin to wonder what they think "reliable" means. But, the car runs well and gets me where I'm going.


Favorite Features

Big cargo and towing capacity makes it a great 2nd vehicle or alternative to SUV. Tough body and frame have stood up to MN winters. Big, heavy, and slow makes it a safe first car. It may not be exceptionally reliable, but parts are cheap (if you can find them) and easy to replace by yourself.


Suggested Improvements

Outdated styling and ergonomics. Surprisingly short on legroom. More efficient design could free up a lot more interior space. Potholes and cracks upset the suspension. Numb steering. Most common reliability issues caused by cheap parts and materials, and poor design and assembly.


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Need a project car? Are a mechanic?
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By Chris
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan


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Replaced: gas tank (2 times); starter; water pump; whole drivetrain; most AC parts; complete set of brakes; engine needs replacement - will drive until blows. Thought, the police drive it - so it ought to actually be a pretty reliable one. Not so! It's a pleasure to drive, passively safe and very comfortable - but forget about reliability. Bought it from elderly folks with just some body blemishes for $2200. Paid so far $4000+ since all of the times I thought that I already invested too much to quit now. However now that the engine has to be replaced (estimate $3000) I'll store it and take it as my project car to drive when I'm a grandfather and won't need reliable transportation anymore.


Favorite Features

Passively very safe, very comfortable smooooth engine,


Suggested Improvements

Buy a Honda, Mazda, Toyota or have the local Ford mechanic be your new family friend! If you are by chance a mechanic yourself and have plenty of time for your own car: take it and enjoy its nice features!


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A great workhorse for a family
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By John Moore
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire 4dr Wagon


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After our 1989 Dodge Caravan died with a busted block, we purchased this car for our family of four. This car is the ultimate family car. Large bench seats, SMOOTH ride, and dependable to a fault. Over the past 12 years our family has grown to seven and this car was still getting the job done until we purchased an SUV in 2004. Today, "Ethel" our beloved wagon is being prepped to be taken over by my son as his first car.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride, plenty of engine power, workhorse mentality - just won't quit.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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An All American Classic
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By Dig it
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan


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Got it from my folks. 146K on the od. this is a beautiful vehicle and runs perfect.


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But it needs a new motor
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By MainsAreGone
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan


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At 98,000 miles the mains are bad on this car. Will need to replace the motor if I keep it. The clear coat is peeling off the hood. The O rings on the air conditioner leaked freon and was expensive to fix. The climate control was expensive to fix. The car always started and run well. The ride is comfortable and handles well. But, the last time I had to make a sudden stop, the back end fish tailed. Until recently, the motor was excellent.


Favorite Features

Always starts , comfortable ride Handles well on dry surface Power for passing other cars


Suggested Improvements

In order to fix the mains, you have to remove the oil pan. But, to remove the oil pan; you have to remove several parts and pull the motor up off it's frame - so that you can replace the mains.


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One bid mo fo
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By jjg
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan


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Its a great car. has lots of power with the 351 cleavland engine. love the big body look and old car look. almost has 500,000 miles on it and it runs and looks like it just came out of the showroom 13 yrs. ago. Runs very smooth and very strong. too bad they don't make them like they did back then today.


Favorite Features

The sound of the engine and the top speed-140,police option; tells you that u mean business on the streets.


Suggested Improvements

something that prevents the hubcaps from comming off!


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It's an ex-cop car, what can you say?
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By excopcar
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan


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I just bought an ex cop car, it just had a rebuilt engine put in it 5000 miles ago, but the car has 147000 miles on it. It could use some more torque, but it's got a good midrange (say from 40-60) and the interior is in pretty good shape, especially for bein a cop car.


Favorite Features

the massive engine is my favorite part of this car


Suggested Improvements

Like I said before, it needs more torque, but otherwise it's perfect


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