11th Apr 2011, 16:02
I enjoyed the review and could not agree more about the full-sized cars of yesteryear (now rarities). But I would like to inquire - isn't the 351 quite rare in these 80s Crown Vics and Country Squires? All of the ones I've come across have the 302.
12th Apr 2011, 14:52
Original poster here:
Yes, it seems like most of the Crown Victoria's have a 302.
I think the 351 was probably an option that you could pay more to have, but probably not a very popular choice, as I myself have seen very few with the 351.
I guess I can consider myself lucky, as this huge 2 ton wagon drives just like a police interceptor!
Lots of fun to leave everyone in the dust off the line, and I kid you not, 0 to 100 km/hr in less than 10 seconds!
15th Jul 2011, 12:32
The reviewer is apparently in the GWN (Canada), thus the reference to km/hr rather than mph. The only Crown Vics in the US that had a 351 were the police cars, and they had a carburetor instead of the fuel injection that came on the 302.
14th Aug 2011, 23:57
Original reviewer here :
So I am still extremely satisfied with this car. I just took it on a 6000k road trip, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and it runs like a tank, not one problem at all.
Currently it has 432000 k on it and counting!
I drive it everyday and it is such a pleasure to drive; love to spin the tires on it once in a while too.
I get a lot of compliments and offers to buy this car too, as it is rare to see a full size station wagon anymore, especially on the east coast, and a lot of people have fond memories of these cars.
Would recommend this ride to anyone; they are built very tough and reliable, and they just don't make them like this anymore!
15th Aug 2011, 18:27
Keep on truckin' brother! I have a 98' Crown Vic and love it!
I'm 22, but I will ever only drive real cars: Body on Frame RWD, and anything less than a V8 will not do. It makes me proud to see many others with the love of these yachts. I don't care how small someone says the market for these cars may be. In fact it is huge, and there are many who would love to walk into a showroom and pick up a brand new Caprice or Country Squire, with maybe more power and iPod hook-up, and be happy.
16th Aug 2011, 17:48
The old Crown Vics are some of the most reliable, solidly built cars ever made. In my area seeing a 30-year-old Crown Vic is not at all unusual. Our record with a Ford is only 325,000 miles, but after 18 years we just got bored with it and traded it. It still ran just great.
7th Apr 2016, 10:35
Usually you need an 1984 or earlier to do the classic car shows in my area in the Northeast. But it's different and showing up at a cruise night would be an option. People like novelty or unusual. This would be a great car to drive the family to the beach on weekends here. Fuel is cheap enough to start using these land yachts again.