by Annette on Sep 22, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
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.
by Bert on Mar 22, 2009 Vehicle: 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
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!
by Chris on Jun 17, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
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.
by MainsAreGone on Mar 22, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
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
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
Until recently, the motor was
by jjg on Feb 14, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
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
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