1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L V8 from North America
It may look like a big piece of crap, but it's a phenomenal vehicle!
Left passenger side speaker no longer works.
Transmission went out around 160000 miles and was subsequently replaced.
Ignition was replaced once a long time ago.
Aside from these things, absolutely nothing has gone wrong with the car that we would consider outside the realm of normal wear and tear.
I bought this car new in August of 1994. I never would have thought that it would still be in my driveway today. The Crown Victoria may be a dinosaur of a vehicle, but it is without question the best and most useful one I have had. Extremely comfortable, very powerful, and overall very reliable.
Aside from the one time when the transmission went out, this car has never let me down on the road or failed to start. In fact it was my only car until 2003, and I used it to commute an hour and a half to work daily.
It is truly a special car, and I am convinced that it was built with more care than either my 2003 Taurus or the 2009 Civic EX coupe, which I purchased a few months ago. In fact I am very disappointed with the Civic, I happen to think it's a piece of junk. The thought of selling this car would never cross my mind. I would recommend it to anyone, especially as a first car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th November, 2009
My first car was a '92 CV... It died once because of a bad fuel-pump sending unit. Other than that, a very good car to own.
I couldn't agree more that the Civic is an enormous come-down from a Crown Vic. Small, cramped, tinny, plasticky, delicate, and so forth. Those of us who got used to driving full-framed, rear-wheel drive, V8 cars in our youth are really going to suffer when they're finally all gone, and we have to drive the modern garbage.