1986 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1986 Ford Crown Victoria 5.8 litre ohv V8 2-barrel from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 5.8 litre ohv V8 2-barrel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired260000 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Voyager

Summary:

A high-mileage steal

Faults:

The car had surface rust and a few trim deficiencies.

The windshield seems to attract expensive rock chips.

The engine was permanently in need of a tune-up.

The air conditioning never worked.

Some uncaring slob used the car to haul oil. Grey seats were black.

General Comments:

A very solid, heavy car, with gas mileage figures to match. The enormous engine may have had something to do with that.

The seats were like sofas, even for the middlemost passenger. Long trips were ultra-comfortable.

Towing is no problem!

The car handles like a barge in town, a cabin cruiser on the highway, and accelerates like a jet boat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2003

5th Apr 2006, 10:05

If you think the Crown Vic's engine is enormous, the early 70's Olds Toronado had a 8.5L 8 cyl. Now THAT would suck down the gas!! But, yes, you're right, the Crown Vic engine would seem big compared to the 1.?L 4 cyl. engines car companies are producing in abundance now.

1986 Ford Crown Victoria LX 5.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance86300 miles

Summary:

Comfort mixed with power

Faults:

Air Bypass valve failed.

Replaced it and switched pos. and neg. terminals.

Now works like a charm.

General Comments:

Added a eldenbrock performer/ mass air induction kit.

New headers.

Dual flow-masters.

3 1/2 pipes.

Cranks out around 300 some HP and 355 ft. lbs torque.

You want to race who? This car destroys import cars and looks like grandma drives it.

The car is so heavy it gets better traction.

You can lay your coffee on the dash and hit a speed bump doing 40 mph and it would stay. (Recommended no to try)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th February, 2003

1986 Ford Crown Victoria LTD 5.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 miles
Most recent distance135180 miles
Previous carFord Granada

Summary:

A big, blue speed demon

Faults:

Slight oil leak from the oil pan - fixed at 134,120 miles. Replaced valve cover gasket at the same time.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever owned in my life. It has great acceleration and handles like a dream, the interior and exterior are in great shape and the glass has no chips or cracks in it. I love this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2003

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 12 reviews