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Good travelin' car
1 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By Nathan
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Bought an 03 Crown Vic LX Sport for the trunk and low-tech V8. I'm young and wanted the sport for the console and more aggressive look. Have had only minor problems (brakes) in 70K miles. Did have to replace the AC control unit ($900) when it went out at 60K. Best mileage on a tank was 23, mostly highway. Tires are a little pricey. Also seems a little hard to control at speed in the wind.


Best Features

This car should go 200K no problem, and will probably keep it until about then. Trunk size and comfort reign supreme. Want RWD and size in an American car? This is your choice.


Worst Features

The trunk hinges should be European design and not interfere with items in the trunk when you close the lid. Should be able to lift windshield wipers to clean windshield without having to half-cycle them--wiper arms do not clear the hood. Also needs a vent/floor mix on the climate control.


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'03 Ford Crown Vic LX Sport Review
1 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By Ed Poux
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Purchased used with only 4200 actual miles on vehicle to replace a '96 Impala SS (245K miles on the clock). Wanted a large, US brand 4 door, V8, rear wheel drive car under $25K to drive on company business (1996 was last year GM made the rear wheel drive Impala SS). I now have 27K on the Ford odometer and have had no problems so far.


Best Features

Bucket seats, 6 disc CD changer, center console with shifter, 17 inch alloy wheels with P235/55HR Goodyear Eagle tires, sports suspension and automatic load leveler.


Worst Features

The 4 speed automatic/overdrive transmission shifts erratically ... needs improvement; car lacks power ... even with true dual exhausts, has only 240 HP. The car needs a minimum of about 300 HP.


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best all around
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By pete
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Ride and handling are excellent but not for long trips. Bucket seats should be standard on all models as well as a gps system for police models. Otherwise leave well enough alone and keep making a quality product. I love my "Vic."


Best Features

Looks kind of like a police cruiser which is good because no one bothers the car or driver. Easy to enter and exit and trunk is humongous.


Worst Features

Minor cosmetic interior changes. Bucket seats standard on all models and do away with the cheesy cup holder/ashtray and replace with a console between front seats. Directional arrows in rear view mirrors would add safety to vehicle.


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No other car like this.
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By yuriy
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Bought LX Sport 2003 for 40% off MSRP used and enjoy every moment of ride. It is a lot of car for money. I have all luxury options, excluding only heated seats and sun roof. I like firm suspension, handling, amazing passing power on high speeds. Car is big and VERY comfortable. On negative side has more inside noise than my 10 year old Grand Marquis. Since mine is black, have to mention police car effect on the road.


Best Features

Firm suspension, rear air suspension, comfy seats, great passing power, size.


Worst Features

Add heated seats. Back seat hole for skis! Would like to have less noise inside.


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Not just for taxi cabs and police cars!
1 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By Love The Vic
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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This is far and away the best ride I've ever owned. The interior is very roomy and quiet. The leather seats are so comfortable, especially on long road trips. It is amazing nimble for such a large car and I love the power under the hood. Surprisingly good gas mileage for an 8 cylinder engine makes it an excellent commute car.


Best Features

The quiet smooth ride and great factory stereo system (CD/cassette standard) with great sounding speakers.


Worst Features

Left foot rest.


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