1982 Ford Crown Victoria LTD 5.8 from North America
$800 to buy one? Sure I'll take it
The variable venturi carburetor has failed.
The ignition system died.
The block heater was broken when I bought it.
It's not a bad car for a Ford. I would probably buy another one of these or even a pick up truck.
Replacing the block heater cost a fair chunk of change, but the carburetor was replaced with a regular two barrel and the ignition was changed to an MSD system.
It runs well and starts in brutally cold weather without a functioning choke. It's a very strong car for a Ford.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th March, 2006
16th Sep 2013, 12:32
Hi I own an 83 Ford Crown Vic. Great, great car. I'm curious why you keep saying in your post "for a Ford"??
What does that mean? I always figure for an American car, you can't beat the reliability of a Ford.
GM & Chrysler don't even come close, so why bother, just keep driving a Ford.
17th Sep 2013, 12:35
Generally speaking Fords are good, but they have had plenty of bad models over the years. These big 'Panther platform' sedans are among the best - my family had a few - but they do have their weak points, such as weak transmissions. On the whole I've had slightly less trouble from the GMs we've owned than the Fords, to be honest.