1993 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1993 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired164000 kilometres
Most recent distance358000 kilometres
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

Great car if you can get a good used one from your local Police department

Faults:

Nothing! Regular routine maintenance.

General Comments:

This is a very sturdy reliable vehicle. Provides good acceleration with reasonable economy for a car of this size. Great handling and breaking. Car can be driven hard all day long without any complaints. Mid to top range power is great, making passing effortless. Best car I have ever owned. Still going strong, still looks great, despite having spent it's life in Ottawa Ontario known for excessive salt use. This is one tough car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2003

1993 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 liter single overhead cam from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6 liter single overhead cam Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance122000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

A big car with pretty big kahunas... a sleeper!!

Faults:

Power steering pump is "whining" and needs to be replaced soon.

A/C temperature control switch went out recently (A/C only works on high)

Otherwise, only routine maintenance needs to be done, mainly new brakes, rotors, and tires.

General Comments:

My cruiser is a fun car to drive. It is a blast on highways, as it has an aluminum drive-shaft rated for extremely high speeds. It steers and drives great, and it has pretty stiff suspension with shocks and sway bars. It is a very fast car when accelerating at wide open throttle (foot pressing accelerator almost to the floor), and at high speeds at around and above 70 mph needs very little accelerator pressure to keep it flying or accelerate even faster (not recommended!). All in all, if you are in the market for a Crown Victoria, especially a police model, it is a great buy if it has been taken care of!!! I highly recommend this big cruiser or a 1994-1996 Chevrolet Caprice or Impala SS!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2002

11th Dec 2002, 02:29

I don't know why it says Manual by the engine specs (???)...but of course, it is an automatic!!!

1993 Ford Crown Victoria Base 4.6L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance146719 miles
Previous carFord LTD

Summary:

An American classic that is often underestimated

Faults:

-Nothing noteworthy, except the usual maintenance issues.

General Comments:

-Forget what other people may be saying. This is one of the best automotive values on the road today!

-The Ford Crown Victoria is one of the only remaining true American vehicles still in production, so get them while they last!

-The power-plant is suburb, and so is the cabin space and comfort.

-It is very easy to buy one of these dream vehicles used, because prices tend to be low since most owners underestimate these cars values. First chance I get, I'm buying a brand new Mercury Marauder. They'll smoke any Caprice out there!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2002

19th Sep 2002, 22:23

Of course the Marauder would smoke any Caprice... they weren't made to race. I think an Impala SS would be much better competition.

30th Dec 2007, 12:39

I'm about to buy a 1993 Ford Crown Victoria, and it is a nice car...but, as for the comment about a Mercury Marauder smoking a Caprice... I owned a 1992 Caprice ex police car, and I truly doubt the Mercury "smoking" it... it was incredibly powerful & fast despite it's massive size, probably the best all around car I've ever owned.

1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carMazda Mazda 626

Summary:

I love the comfort and handling of this car

Faults:

The driver side corner lamp cover fell off.

Rotors had to be turned at 113,000.

Valve job at 113,000.

General Comments:

Hydro-planed in the rain at 60-65 MPH, turned a 360 on the road and went into the median, skidded (upright) on the driver's side, and did another turn.

No damage, no injuries.

Car handled like a dream, and we were amazed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2002

1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired530000 miles
Most recent distance540000 miles
Previous carFord Chevy Caprice V8-305

Summary:

American cruiser with Beast under hood

Faults:

The water pump went out.

The power windows switches are working intermittently.

Put some new tires (225/70/15).

Installed a new tranny.

General Comments:

The outside view could have been improved by Ford. There are a lot of blind spots.

The engine is very smooth (dual overhead cam) and enjoys to be driven at speed above 40 mph.

Fuel mileage is reasonable for this large vehicle.

The electronic tranny shifts precisely, but is expensive to replace.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2002

4th Oct 2002, 15:34

Sorry.. your car and all Crown Victorias are Single Over-Head Cam (SOHC)

There has yet to be a DOHC engine in the Crown Vic.

21st Jan 2003, 17:03

Check out the new Mercury Marauder. 4.6 V8 - 32 Valve, 302 hp!!

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 16 reviews