1992 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6-Liter SOHC V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.6-Liter SOHC V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carNissan Quest

Summary:

Luxury at a fire-sale price

Faults:

Automatic climate control repeatedly failed until the dealer finally figured out what was causing it.

Brakes tend to shudder when they begin to show any kind of wear.

Rear suspension had a broken part that caused the rear end to sway too much.

Interior has so many squeaks and rattles that I've lost count.

General Comments:

The 4.6L V8 engine is smooth, quiet and delivers ample power for most situations. The 4-speed automatic is shifts almost imperceptibly.

The brakes are super-strong, hauling this leviathan down from speed with alacrity. Handling is not the car's strong suit, hampered even further by the limp power steering. Granny will love it, though.

The interior is large and comfortable, though not as vast as the long wheelbase suggests. Credit the circa-1979 chassis for the wasted space.

Overall, it's a great car. Comfortable, stylish and potent. It just needs to be more refined with higher quality materials to be a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2003

10th Jan 2003, 19:38

Well I think they should have kept these cars the same. Sure a newer car may be more modern, but you can't beat the simplicity and durability of the old-school design (they used that chassis for over a decade, must have worked at least somewhat well ;)

1992 Ford Crown Victoria Base 4.6L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Wow, what an awesome, reliable deal of a car... get one!

Faults:

The engine was not running when I purchased the car, as it had thrown a rod through the block while the previous owner tried to start it one morning.

The front brake rotors are warped, but I will be upgrading to 1998+ brakes shortly.

The tailpipe is hitting the rear control arm, but this is a result of poor installation of a replacement muffler.

The padding in the front seats is badly compressed, but the previous owners were not small people.

The air conditioning still blows cold, and the heater blows hot in the winter.

General Comments:

The car initially cost $1500 (Canadian$$$) including a brand new windshield, and I bought a complete used engine for $1600. I swapped engines in about 8 hours, and had a good runner.

I initially intended to sell the car after a short while for a profit, but after driving it, towing a trailer with it, and finding out we have a baby on the way, there is no way it is leaving the family. 20+ mpg highway while towing in the mountains, awesome acceleration once moving, and everyone thinks it's a cop car.

I have replaced the stock 15" wheels and tires with 1999+ 16" police-spec wheels and tires; wow, what a difference in handling! It actually goes where I steer it!

Next up, 5.4l V8, dual exhausts, police-spec shocks, limited slip differential...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2002

1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance152000 miles
Previous carDodge Spirit

Summary:

If you like to race around in opulent luxury, get one!

Faults:

Since I bought this car used, it didn't come with the anti-theft security lug key. This meant if you got a flat, you couldn't get the flat tire off.

Front right speaker is blown.

Rear left power window sometimes doesn't work.

Front left power lock sometimes won't lock, even if you push it down.

General Comments:

A huge plush interior coupled with a huge engine and a wonderful suspension make it a sweet ride.

When all the speakers work, it rocks (for a factory system).

Rather difficult to drive in a city due to its enormous size.

There is an ashtray in each of the rear doors-very important.

People think I'm a cop (it has its pros and cons...)!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2002

1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX Performance Package 4.6L 8 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6L 8 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Grand Voyager

Summary:

Luxury Car Look and Ride with the Heart of A Sports Car

Faults:

AC Compressor after 10 years. Tail light switch and fuse-able link. Ignition cylinder is loose and could be replaced. Front speakers, radio amp and cassette deck have intermittent problems. Rear passenger power window and door lock very rarely inoperable, possible short. Trip odometer ten digit position sticks.

General Comments:

This vehicle has all the options of the police interceptor package (wheels, handling, performance, air suspension, dual exhaust, heavy duty transmission oil pan etc) except for the 140mph calibrated speedometer, instead it has the optional 120mph speedometer (much better than the lame 85mph one). If you want everything the interceptor has, yet don't want a vehicle that has been abused look for an LX with the added features. This is a sports car concealed under a luxury car's skin. This car rides so smooth you forget how fast you are going, and it has no problem accelerating at highway speeds. Literally blows away the competition and leaves them in the dust. This is one FORD that won't be Found On Road Dead or have to be Fixed Or Repaired Daily. The engines seem to last forever. Mine doesn't leak any fluids, but does need a quart of oil every 3000 miles. Although it is designed for police use you don't have to take any prisoners that aren't willing. I love this car, can't you tell?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2002

1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance173000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Dream machine!!

Faults:

New brakes, tires, and antilock brake warning light.

General Comments:

It's the most comfortable car you will ever find and the V8 is very powerful for such a large car. The premium sound system sounds awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 14 reviews