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1994 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 SOHC from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.6 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance137099 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Great car, low price, very dependable thus far

Faults:

The odometer died at 137099 miles, and stuck before that.

The front seat belts don't retract (i believe they're just twisted) but lock up just fine on fast stops and the accident I was in.

The steering has a little play, but nothing major and doesn't affect driving/handling at all.

The engine shows know signs of it (besides the dipstick) but it uses some oil. not really a problem so long as its monitored.

General Comments:

This is a very nice car, I'm satisfied overall with it. It is well used, being an ex-police car, but still drives like a much newer vehicle.

The drivetrain is tight with power to spare. The transmission shifts smooth, though I'd be happier if the shift from first to second didn't rev so high. (this is standard to all the vics I've driven/been in, which is more than a couple)

Driving the car in the city is interesting sometimes because it is a very large car, but it handles turns and fast maneuvering well. On the highway it handles like a champ and shows no effort even when taken up to 90+ mph.

I'd buy another car like this one again, and I'm a Ford guy at heart so it'd likely be another interceptor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2006

1994 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 SOHC from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.6 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance122000 miles
Previous carGMC Yukon

Summary:

These are awesome cars--you have to drive one to believe it

Faults:

Sticky hood release, nothing other than very minor mechanical things.

General Comments:

I have had several PI Crown Vic's from 1994 to 1997. They are workhorse cars, extremely comfortable, great heating and A/C, superb handling and ride, durable and FAST for the size they are. The '97 came with silicone hoses all over and is quiet and smooth, cranking out a nice 22mpg overall--more on trips. It and the older ones will smoke a tire from a dead stop and stop like a fly on a windshield at 80. Cost is NOTHING from police sales, less than $3k, and I have yet to have one die!

None of them have any rust coming out anywhere, even after winter use in snow with salt on the roads. Tires wear evenly. These things are built like TANKS but drive far better than new Cadillacs--and will keep up with most anything on the road, once you get past 55....passing gear is unbelievable. If you put on a cat-back performance exhaust, it only gets better. Add a cold air kit, and WOW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th July, 2005

1994 Ford Crown Victoria Police interceptor 4.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

Good car

Faults:

No running lights. No dash lights. Wire may have been cut when removing Police lights. Need info on wiring back running lights.

General Comments:

No running lights No Dash lights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th June, 2004

1994 Ford Crown Victoria Police 4.6 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

Great car at a cheap price

Faults:

Check engine light comes on whenever I drive on the highway, or if I drive without stopping for a long time. In stop and go traffic around town, it normally stays off; I'm thinking it's a sensor someplace.

Trans shifts a little rough at times, but no major problems as of yet. Seems to be slightly better since I had it flushed.

Wipers are quirky; they don't always work right.

Rear brakes appear to be sticking sometimes.

General Comments:

Good car, has never left me stranded. I've driven it almost every day since I bought it. All I've really done to it is have the trans flushed and the AC recharged. I definitely am happy with this car. Bottom line is that it's a 94 ex police car with over 100k miles on it, it's not going to be perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2004

1994 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L FI 16v ohc ho from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6L FI 16v ohc ho Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired148000 miles
Most recent distance148600 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

A car built like a tank that runs like a dream

Faults:

While having the car only a short time, I have put over 500 miles on it in the first two weeks alone. All I have had to do was change oil and well lube the front end.

I had it inspected bumper-to-bumper and the mechanic couldn't believe how good it looked for 10 years and nearly 150,000 miles!

General Comments:

I just got rid of an old police car I had for two years (an '89) and am happy that I upgraded. This car runs like a dream. It is by far the fastest, most powerful vehicle I have ever owned.

The interior is huge and comfortable.

The suspension is unbelievably smooth and runs like a brand new car.

Don't let the high mileage scare you away. If the car was maintained well as a cruiser and hasn't been out of service for too long you can't beat the value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2004

22nd Jan 2005, 16:47

HARD DRIVE!

Police cars are driven hard usually by different drivers. This may add tear and wear on top of a high mileage.

6th Jul 2005, 17:59

To the previous comment the best part about that is, IT WILL STILL RUN!

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 18 reviews