Ford Crown Victoria Review from Germany

1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX with H&P-Package 4.6 SOHC

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.6 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired139351 miles
Most recent distance139824 miles
Previous carFord Scorpio

Summary:

The last true American automobile

Faults:

The AC system has to be refilled, no signs of leakage though. There's a rattling noise coming from the rear brakes, might be lose brake pads.

Sometimes the warning lights in the instrumentation panel light up, but disappear after a short time.

Speedometer needle stops at 50 mp/h indication, have to find out if it's only a new cable or a new speedo unit.

General Comments:

This has been my dream car for the last few years. I love the "Handling&Performance"-Package. Engine has been rebuild by one of the cars previous owners, so it runs very good considering its high mileage. Transmission also works flawless.

All power options are operating.

Doesn't consume any oil or water.

I'm turning it into a "New York State Police"-unit 'cause I'm a member of a Police car owners club here in Germany.

Average fuel consumption (1/2 driven around town) is 19/20 mpg.

On the other side I'm surprised that the interior room despite the vehicles 212" overall length is actually smaller then my 186" Ford Scorpio's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2003

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review