Ford Country Squire Reviews from North America

1987 Ford Country Squire 5.0 EFI gasoline

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 5.0 EFI gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

We love it and will continue to buy Fords!

Faults:

The car stalls at idle; repaired with throttle body cleaning.

General Comments:

The car is a workhorse. We use it to haul antiques and our trash. It is very roomy and comfortable.

It cruises smooth and easy at highway speed. The heater and A/C work very well. For such a large car, it handles surprisingly well.

I plan on keeping it for the long haul (pun intended). For a 27 year old vehicle, this car is still in great shape and performs almost like new. We are very satisfied. Fords have always been a reliable brand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2013

18th Jun 2013, 00:22

'Plan to continue to buy Fords' - this is a reasonable policy, if by it you mean you will continue to buy good, solid old Panther platform (Crown Vic/Mercury Grand Marquis/Lincoln Town Car) vehicles. If by that you meant you might buy a new Ford, I would be careful. Nothing made today compares in quality, comfort, or durability with the old full-sized, full-framed cars.

19th Jun 2013, 00:02

Modern Fords have more bells and whistles, but we'll see how they stand the test of time.

19th Jun 2013, 10:33

@18th Jun 2013, 00:22

I couldn't have put it better myself.

1986 Ford Country Squire 351 5.8 liter

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 351 5.8 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired420000 kilometres
Most recent distance425000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

420000 and still running like new! Let the numbers speak for themselves

Faults:

This car is over 25 years old and in excellent shape.

One original owner before me, always kept up with maintenance. No major rust as it's a west coast car.

There is really nothing wrong with the car, except for the rear power window control don't work from the drivers seat control. They still roll down from the back controls.

Had to replace some signal bulbs. Just maintenance.

351 is a great engine. LOTS of power, lots of fun.

Considering this car has well over 420000 kilometers on it, it's amazing it's still running.

It runs great actually, like new, floats over potholes and bumps like a yacht on a calm ocean.

General Comments:

I love old V-8, rear wheel drive, domestic land barges for the 1970's and 1980's.

At first it was just for the looks and nostalgia, but after owning a few and driving them, you will never want to switch to a front drive compact again.

The price of gas is not even an issue for me, as these old cars are so reliable and maintenance free that it makes up for the difference is gas price in the long run.

It's just totally worth it to drive a real, full size, rear wheel drive car. The steering is effortless, and the suspension absorbs bumps like nobody's business. This car is made for the highway, long trips, and the open road.

The ford 351 engine provides plenty of power, almost an unnecessary amount, but it's lots of fun. This wagon weighs over 2 tons and can still beat most cars off the line!

Keep in mind the 351 was put in these wagons so they could carry a family of 6-8 people with all their luggage, a roof mounted luggage carrier, and pull a travel trailer at the same time. Very tough car, built like a truck!

I have owned a few GM cars of the same era like the Chevy Caprice, Buick LeSabre, and Pontiac Parisienne, and I must say I prefer the GM's, mostly just because the interior controls are laid out better for the driver, as well the interior is more comfortable is most models.

As far as quality and reliability goes, this is a great car. I'm not much of a Ford guy, but I have to say they made this one right.

This is a very safe car as well, huge steel bumpers front and back, full frame, and heavy steel panels. I feel very safe when driving this car, even with bad drivers on the road. That's worth a lot to me.

It's very comfortable to seat many, many people as well. Huge bench seats! I also like the power tailgate window, very nice for the summer.

So far I have enjoyed this car a lot, it seems to be ready for another 100000k as well!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2011

7th Apr 2011, 17:13

You just named every reason why I love body on frame RWD cars!

I'm 22 and own a Crown Vic. While it's a '98, it has all the characteristics of the classic yachts, minus all the chrome and steel exterior bumpers (underneath those plastic covers are massive steel beams). Your wagon sounds awesome, and don't forget she's just now being broken in!

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 4 reviews