1987 Ford Crown Victoria LX 5.0 from North America
Best car I ever owned
Just died while driving, no warning. $1,650 and 4 months later the Ford dealer had added all new electrical components, but gave up and said the car is old and is just dying. Brought it home, replaced the distributor, and it's doing great
It is roomy for 6+ foot man, and it holds all the wife's shopping stuff. Very comfortable on trips of 4-500 miles per day. I refuse to give up on it, love it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2016
23rd Jan 2016, 22:35
The lesson of your story is this - never take an old car to the dealer. They don't know how to fix the good old analog technology, only the awful new computerized stuff.
24th Jan 2016, 04:40
The Ford dealer in my area wouldn't touch a car that old. I'm glad that you're trying to keep your car alive.
24th Jan 2016, 16:07
Your local technician will know everything about this car and will fix it right every time. Avoid the dealer.
26th Oct 2016, 18:25
I've inherited my grandmothers 1987 Crown Vic 5.0. It recently kept stalling and dying on me, so I dropped the fuel tank and replaced the fuel pump. And now it continues; is this going to be the distributor as well?
27th Oct 2016, 03:29
Idle air control motor.
27th Oct 2016, 03:48
Those are great old school car and very reliable too. I would check or replace cheap things first... like checking for vacuum leaks. Checking for a cracked manifold, replacing the EGR or PCV valve... do the cheap things first. Then if that doesn't do it, start taking it apart and cleaning parts on the top of the engine, like throttle plates and anything that has fuel splashed on it or fuel goes through. Fuel has a way of wearing down parts. Buy some carb cleaner in a can and start cleaning up years of wear and tear on that engine.