1989 Ford Crown Victoria LTD 5.0 HO from North America
Perfect car for crusin the town
This car just keeps on goin. The heating core blew, since I live in Florida and rarely use the heater I don't see how it did, but it did, quite costly to get a new core so just left it as is. The air vents sag a little so you can't really point the air where you want it to go, but because she gets bad enough gas mileage I usually leave the air off and drive with the windows open. The rear door locks don't work any more, when I looked (never have a had a door panel that was harder to remove) the rods that went to the lock were bent and also the rear power windows don't work, you can hear the window motors turn, but nothing happens. There is a hope somewhere in the exhaust, it might be a loose gasket on the headers, but nothing really expensive yet.
I love the car, it isn't a sports car, although its faster than a lot of them these days, but it can sure move when it has too. Plenty of leg room and power everything makes it one of the most comfortable cars I've ever had, has a 12 gallon gas tank which isn't much considering it sucks the gas down. Only disappointment I have of the car is the trunk. I love the trunk its huge and I'm a big of a car guy, you could fit a massive sound system in the trunk of this car and still have room for 2 suitcases. But there is a huge gas tank blocking the trunk from the rear seats so you pretty much have to have a huge system for it to sound as good as other car. But the rear dash is perfect from implanting more speakers I have 4 6x9's in it right now and the spare tire area makes a nice amp rack. Overall I love this car and it definetly changed my mind about ford. It was an extreme bargan and with a little bit of cleaning up is now a very fancy high class looking car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th May, 2003
12th Oct 2004, 15:41
This review is completely accurate. Especially about the space for the sound system. I'm working on the same thing. The trunk is so massive. I've used the sides as seats before and made a cool little mobile bench. I LOVE THIS CAR!!!
19th Nov 2007, 22:17
Car has an 18 gal tank, not 12. Sounds like your rear window motor transmission is striped. That is the gear part. The door panel is a bit of a pain to remove. Good luck.
21st Nov 2007, 12:08
Regarding fuel capacity... fuel capacity is not 18 Gal. That is for sure. Only 60 something litres. I will check the manual one day and get back to you. I believe it is only 16 U.S. Gallons. Around 65 litres.
And our economy is awesome by the way and our dollar is awesome.
28th Mar 2008, 12:42
It is an 18 gallon tank. I am 100% positive.
23rd May 2008, 16:44
The owners manual says 18 US gallons, around 68 litres.