1995 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 V8 from North America


Way more fun to drive then the Tundra


I have only had the car for about 3100 miles and so far nothing major has gone wrong with it.

The ball joints need to be greased.

There are some suspension problems that I haven't identified yet. When I go over bumps there is a lot of rattling and things moving under the car. Any Suggestions tell me.

General Comments:

This car is seriously one of the fastest cars in town.

I plan on racing it at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin so I'm going to put a 20 horsepower chip in it and a throttle body spacer.

This car does the best brake-stands in the world. I haven't lost a burnout contest yet.

I straight piped the car so it has a really nice tone to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2005

2nd Aug 2005, 18:25

Could also be the calipers.

1995 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 liter V8 from North America


A strong, reliable, comfortable car


The transmission had to be rebuilt shortly after purchasing the car due to the abuse and neglect of the state highway patrol. A catalytic converter was replaced as well. Some suspension components have been replaced from everyday wear and tear. The orignal alternator finally gave out at 188,000 miles. Overall, the only thing I've had to deal with is routine maintenance.

General Comments:

This car is very comfortable and handles well. The low end the performance is marginal, but it performs well on the high end to pass on highways. I love the tight secure ride of a police package Vic. I maintain my car to police specs. I don't settle for cheap replacement parts. I still keep pursuit rated tires on it and I still install performance brake pads and stiff heavy duty shocks. It has truly been a pleasure to own and drive this car. I cannot get over how reliable and functional this car is. I was so impressed with the car that I bought another 1995 P71 for my wife to use as an everyday driver. I can't understand why the general public isn't attracted to this car. I love it and you won't see me driving anything else.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th July, 2005

11th Jul 2005, 23:23

Some of the original parts are crap.

12th Dec 2005, 21:58

The Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria are not really that big of cars. The Toyota Camry (2002) and newer are almost as big, but weigh about 500 pounds less.

These cars were huge in the 1970’s and hold on to that image, but walk around one that is parked beside a new Taurus, Accord, or Camry and you will see that the 1992-1997’s are not really that big, but the 1998 and newers are slightly larger.

I drove a 1995 Crown Victoria from 1995 to the middle of 2003 and the car was trouble free all the way up to 215,000-miles when a rear brake caliper seized up one day. I sold the car to a friend of mine for $275-payments of $25 a month, she is elderly and on a very small pension, and she still drives the car today at 230,000-miles.

I averaged 23.5 mpg driving half of it in the city and half on the high way. These cars are very aerodynamic and cut through the wind very well. They have super bright head lamps and have a very solid and safe ride. I have see collisions between these cars and other vehicles and I must say the occupants of these cars usually came out unharmed while the other party was hurt. I guess it is the weight of the vehicle because any grand marquis would never hold up to a Ford F-250.

Bottom line, these are great cars, but have become way outdated for our era. They need to make better use of their overall size. These cars are fairly large, but have the same amount of room inside as a Ford Taurus or Accord. These cars are still suffering from the 1980’s downsizing and have not grown since.

Great cars are these and anyone should go 200K-miles before any problems come.

26th Jan 2006, 22:55

I pulled into the post office a few years ago in my 1995 NON-POLICE Crown Victoria and accidently ran up on the curb and the front wheel fell down in to the ditch. I got the car pulled out and no damage at all.

My sister hit the same spot (Very narrow pull in-lots of people do this) in her Toyota Prizm/Crolla, or what ever it was, she had two of them, but one was one name and one was the other, anyway her car had a totally broken front suspension and a shattered transmission housing. Her insurance called the car a total loss and paid her virtually nothing for the car. I think it was only 3-years old at the time and she gave like $14,000 for it and got $6,000 for it. I do remember it only had 28,000-miles on it.

I will keep my Crown Victoria, 250,000-miles and still going strong, but does use lots of oil and spark knocks really bad in the summer and the dealer can't fix it, even after new sensors and carbon cleaning (s) 4- of them.