1989 Ford Crown Victoria from North America
The vehicle is well constructed and comfortable with many nice features
AC condenser out at 215,000.
Alternator went out at 246,000 (replaced it myself for about $45)
Transmission locked up at 289,000 (debating if I shoud spend $1200 to get it replaced)
Had to flush out the heater core every fall or the heat would be limited about mid winter (did it myself with a garden hose)
Paid $2,200 dollars for vehicle so it was inexpensive for the mileage I got out of it.
Engine still starts and runs well (5.0 liter V8)
21 miles per gallon on highway.
Interior still clean and not warn/very comfortable (cloth)
Used for hauling boat and utility trailers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2008
23rd Jul 2008, 19:54
If you do get the trans replaced, make sure they install a brash tv bushing. The factory tv bushing is made of plastic, which can break and lead to pre-mature trans failure...I'm going to do this up-grade on my '90 CV, which I assume still has the original set-up @ just over 101K.