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, 01:39

So, are you still driving this, uh, "land barge"?

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.

26th Nov 2017, 16:15

Well, considering no response after nearly two years (excluding misplaced 10:35), most likely: not.

27th Nov 2017, 02:09

I had a ongoing restoration car that just sat for several years. You can always come back to it.