5/5 stars, Crown Victoria - a greatly under appreciated car
LX Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Traded in the car in August (around 110,000 miles) after years of virtually trouble free driving. The A/C was starting to get weak, so instead of pulling the dash, I bought a Grand Cherokee. Around 5 months down the road and I very much wish that I had kept the Crown Vic as it was a more comfortable and better driving vehicle. Oh well, live and learn.
Now at 109,000 miles. COVID has cut back on any driving. Noticed some paint peeling around the gas cap. Had that area repainted. Cost was minimal. Otherwise, no issues with the car.
Now at 105,500 miles
Had my first real failure at 97,000 miles. The alternator failed. Replaced alternator, serpentine belt and pulley.
Replaced shocks with some heavy duty shocks. Car handles and rides better.
Seeing 12-14 mpg city and 22-24 highway.
I have a lead foot, so I am rather pleased with the gas mileage.
After years of owning this car I have grown annoyed with 2 things.
The cup holder just plain stinks.
The Traction Control system is pretty useless. Really wish my car had limited slip. I find myself turning off traction control every time I get in the car. Might have a shop add LSD in the future.
My wife keeps asking me why I don’t get something newer. I just like this car.
Simple and cheap to work on.
Can be a hoot to drive if you have the skill.
Can hold a family of 4 and all of their luggage without issue.
Little to no electronic junk (lcd screens, navigation etc)
Now at 82,000 miles.
The suspension is showing signs that the shocks need to be replaced. Not surprising as this is a heavy car and I drive it like a sports car.
No other issues.
This is one heck of a car.
Now at 77,000 miles.
the only issue that I have had is that the drivers floor mat is wearing quit a bit. May need to replace it this year.
Really, that is the only issue with the car.
Replaced the factory radio and speakers. What an improvement!!
Averaging 15-16 mpg with 70% city driving and a lead foot. On road trips, I can easily get 24-25 mpg I am happy with this as my wife's 2015 Buick Enclave gets 13 city, struggles to get 21 highway and is far less comfortable that my Crown Vic.
I bought my 2011 Crown Victoria used with 35,000 miles on it about 3 years ago.
The car now has 65,000 miles on it and the only items that have needed attention are 4 new tires and a new battery.
Regular oil changes with synthetic oil every 6,000 miles.
People complain about how plain the car is, especially the interior.
I must say that I enjoy this.
No built in navigation system that breaks (very expensive fix) or requires purchase of updates (again, expensive).
No built in control of everything system (see Ford Connect). If you have used the current Ford Connect system, Acura Navigation system or BMW iDrive system, then you know just how terrible they are and how very expensive they are to fix when they stop working (and they will).
The seats are comfortable, the car handles very well (for a vehicle of its size), the A/C is fantastic and it is a fantastic open road car.
My driving is 75% city/ 20% highway. The car handles very well in the city. The car rides fairly firm at low speeds and is a bit more floaty at speed.
I drive the car rather hard and get 15 MPG city and 24 MPG highway. Not bad for a heavy V8 whose driver has a lead foot.
Little electronic integration.
Few 'high end' gadgets to break (and fix)
very simple mechanically
very inexpensive to fix
good ride in town and on interstate
very powerful HVAC
gets around just fine in snow WITH snow tires
The cup holders are a very sick joke
The auto HVAC system can be annoying to use (can be difficult to find the 'right' temperature)
The radio is..um..not good. An aftermarket unit would be a good investment.
The tow rating is kind of low for a vehicle of this size
While the 4.6 V8 is a nice unit, something bigger would have been nice
like most RWD vehicles, the car can be tail happy in rain/snow -- but this can add to the fun if you know how to drive
I am very happy with this car.
I have seen Crown Victoria cabs in NY with over 1 million miles on them.
This bodes well for me keeping this car for the next 10 years.
4.625/5 stars, 2011 Crown Vic
LX Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
From the first gen mustang, the full size Bronco, the 90's taurus, the 7.3 diesel powerstroke, and now the Crown Victoria; Ford has developed a reputation for killing the winners...Why Ford didnt throw a couple bucks into an updated interior, along with exploring options such as offering this vehicle with the newer Ecoboost and Coyote V-8 engines will forever be a mystery.
3/5 stars, A keeper with a large following
LX Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
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3.125/5 stars, No excitement!
LX Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
The car is surprisingly noisy at highway speeds and feels cheap.
The road noise coupled with the growling
exhaust note at acceleration made me feel like I was driving a smaller import.
I was also surprised at how much you feel bumps during normal driving. It didn't have that big car ride. I will give it high marks for braking since it has four wheel disc brakes.
The interior is just plain dull and cheap. I guess considering the majority of these become taxis and law enforcement vehicles interior design is not a high priority.
My '96 Buick Roadmaster embarrasses this car in every catagory and thats a difference of 15 years!
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