I have owned two of these,very dependable.Good visibility,Engine and transmission very reliable,engines can last up to 200k to300k if you change the oil regularly. Try to find a later model with electronic fuel injection.The cars made from 1979 to early 80tys have carburetor issues and cost a whopping $800 to replace !! Choke and throttle issues on both cars. Plenty of room in front ,very easy access.Gas hogs around town.Large outer body so not very nimble.Easy to find parts for and low initial cost.If you want a cheap reliable older car this is it,they will last a long time if you maintain them.Will seat 6 people but rear seat leg room limited.Caution 1995 through 2001 have plastic intake manifolds these ALWAYS CRACK costs over $800 to replace so if you want to buy one these made those years ask owner if it was replaced for I guarantee you it will fail at some point.I traded in car these have low trade in value because of older design.
My crown vic is my first car and holds a special place in my heart, it even has a name: Victor. It was my grandpa's car, and when he died I had just turned 16 so I inherited the car, and it's served me well.
I've put about 40,000 miles onto the car in the past 5 years, but I can't be sure because the odometer stopped working at 99,000 miles, and I think I've probably put on another 10k since then.
I've had to replace the alternator and starter as well as every window motor, but other than that the car has been incredibly reliable. Oh and the rearview mirror fell off.
My only complaint is the gas guzzling, that v8 burns through gas like no ones business.
Smoothest ride ever
Great car for a teenager
Great response time, accelerates fast
the driver side door plastic is trying to fall off of the frame
The car is a gas guzzler
The clear coat on the trunk has started to come off (it looks like car mange)
It's a pretty ugly car but after a while it becomes kind of endearing and it becomes YOUR ugly car
AWFUL IN THE SNOW
At 87 years old my Dad decided he had to stop driving and offered me a deal on his Crown Vic LX which he had since new. I had driven it before and liked it although the Champagne color didn't please me or my wife. After 5 years I love it, she hates it. We moved from CA to ME and had it shipped since it had no mileage to speak of. Performance it great, gas mileage is good, and comfort can't be beat. I want another one but doesn't look good for me. Great car!
Comfort, excellent road car with very acceptable mileage
Some mechanical issues with ignition lock and electric windows.
I bought this car new and no one has owned this car other than me. I drove it back and forth to work and on a few long trips. This car has been very dependable and my husband has kept it serviced and it has been maintained well. It still has low mileage. This is a very comfortable car and it gets good mileage for a car of this size.
It is so roomy and comfortable and drives very well. It still has a pretty good paint job.