2005 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6


Good, not great


Bearing in rear diff at 60K.

ABS module.

Several problems with A/C system since the car was new.

Lighting control module.

Accelerator pedal module.


Misc. sensors.

Timing chain failure scrapped the motor at 205K.

Usual stuff like alternator, water pump...

Paint flaking off in sheets.

General Comments:

A good car -- not great.

Bought new and always taken care of. Regular oil changes and maintenance.

People say these cars go 300-500K, but that's a joke -- not without a whole team of mechanics!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 2016

29th Jun 2016, 22:44

I fully agree with you about these overrated cars.

30th Jun 2016, 01:57

Crown Vic's are excellent cars. Unfortunately you sometimes get a bad one.

I have had five Panther platform cars and one was bad.

30th Jun 2016, 13:43

All because your brother had a bad experience with one, compared to millions that didn't?

1st Jul 2016, 12:55

I have a T-bird with the 4.6 in it and I must say it's not the best, but it's an alright engine. Mine is tired at 222k, but still starting right up and driving, even getting over 20 MPG. Everything else with my Ford though borders on the crappy side.

2005 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L V8


Nothing at all, just normal maintenance. Tires, brakes, and etc.

General Comments:

I absolutely love this car. I bought it from a family friend two years ago. She bought it brand new, and the only reason she was selling it was to get a new Crown Vic in a different color.

She gave it to me for a steal, since I was in college. Everyone complains about the outdated looks, and that it doesn't have much power. I don't know what they were driving, but this car has amazing power. It's also extremely comfortable. I've gone on two road trips over ten hours long. This car performed perfectly. On the last trip I got 28.7 MPG. I couldn't believe it, for being a V-8 full size car, that is amazing. Also I haven't had any problems whatsoever with the car.

Also I like the looks of the car, I hate when a car manufacturer changes the looks of a car and they do a horrible job on it. Why mess with a good thing. Also this car has very nice features. It has a moonroof, 6 disc CD changer, all digital dashboard (absolutely love it), adjustable pedals, and the trunk is amazing.

I'm so sad that they are discontinuing the Crown Victorias, Grand Marquis, and Town Cars. When I decide to get a new car in a few years, I will definitely look for another one with low mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2009

9th Feb 2017, 23:38

Nice review. Did they have no clue a car can be repainted? Anyway, talk about changing clothes, sorry, cars.

2005 Ford Crown Victoria PI 4.6


The closest thing to the LT1 yet


Needed front bumper replaced from ramming a car in a pursuit.

Already replaced brake pads once and tires once.

Needed a new radiator, not bad just damaged from a pursuit.

General Comments:

First off I'd like to say that I am a police officer in a mid sized town in ohio a 17 year veteran.

I like the 05' Crown Vic PI it is a little more powerful than the last crown vic I had.

In 1999 when I got my last crown vic I hated it so much, that I got rid of it and got a 1996 caprice LT1 which is still the best police car ever built.

But then it got old and in 01' I got an interceptor which was much better that the 99.

The new 2005 Interceptor is pretty fast it handles pretty good, and isn't too bad on snow (with the proper tires)

It will lay a pretty good line of rubber when you punch it.

I only get about 14 mpg the way I drive it.

One thing that it is really good in is interior size/comfort, I can easily fall asleep in the car.

2 years ago we tested the impala police cars and bough 4 of them, they have all been sold because they fall apart.

I would have to say that the 05' CVPI is the closest thing to the caprice LT1 yet and we do still have 2 LT1's on the force, but my crown victoria is good enough to pursue the bad guys.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th December, 2004

6th Aug 2005, 07:15

Falling asleep! I just had an experience in my 99 PI and it affirms why I runs these machines. I travel 550 miles a week just to work on an interstate and 4 miles on a rural windy road. Unfortunately, I fell asleep at the wheel at 45 mph on the rural road in returning home from work. In reviewing the accident scene (bounced off a rock outcrop then got airborne landing on another boulder) and looking at the damage on the car, I am amazed at how sturdy the frame and suspension is. Any other smaller car would have been totaled.

She will soon be back on the road to save me from myself, but in the mean time I am running my 94PI. They are a hell of a car.