I got the car after my Maxima was lost in a wreck in 2000. With the pay off from the insurance and what I owed on the Mixima I had to buy a used cheaper car for cash.
I found the Crown Victoria at a Consignment lot for only $6700 with only 63,000 one owner miles.
I do a ton of driving to work, It is about 90-miles one way. We have no jobs around my small town.. It is common for us to drive this distance. Don't worry I use my car for a 5-Girl car pool to the factory.. They pay for all the gas.. For the use of my car... They pay for oil and all services.
I have put an easy 130,000-miles on the car in only 3-years and the only things that have gone wrong are 2-power windows broke the regulators. $170 each.
The Check Engine Light came on at 125,000-miles...It was a clogged EGR-Valve passage way. $300 to clean out.
I have to have the transmission serviced every 30,000-miles because it shutters if I don't. THe first time it did this was right after I got it. I called the previous owners and they felt bad about selling the car with a bad transmission they thought. I took it in to have it rebuilt and the shop said these cars will only need to be serviced... THe shop said that the transmission had never been serviced since new. It has worked fine and he even added some stuff to make the fluid work better. Transmission service cost me $80.00.
The car started to use some oil around 125,000-miles and now uses about 4 quarts between 5,000-miles oil changes.
THat is it. NOT one other issue or problem.
I never knew how good these cars were.
Mine gets 27.5mpg on highway at 65-70mph...
I love the digital dash and all the power stuff and the front seats have an air pocket in them that makes them feel so good when you puch on the button.
The car is so easy to get into and out of.
The a/c has never had to be recharged.. my other car had to have it every year or so.$$$$$$
I love the key pad on the driver's door.. I jsut keep the keys in the car and lock the doors.I will never have another car without this..
I love the battery saver that automatically shuts off lights and stuff that I leave on all the time... THe other car had to get jump starts all the time.
I love the power... I put 93octane in it and it will pass and fly when I get on the gas... the other girls get scared.
I love the huge trunk... We all keep changes of clothing in it and all kinds of stuff.. We sometimes have to rent a motel if we get iced in at work and we can put all the stuff we need to in the tunk and it still have room..I mean tons of stuff...quilts, 5 suitcases, shampoo soap box, microwave oven to use in motel, chains, 2-extra tires, huge heavy floor jack, leak proof bucket to keep a few quarts of oil in, first aid kits, washing powder, and 5-lunch buckets, and all kinds of other lost things in the trunk.Work uniforms for 5-people. My husband tells me we will make the air-suspension go out, but it hasn't yet.
The car feels so safe and heavy... A lot better then my last car..
Bad stuff... The cheap plastic inside of the doors pop when you get your leg pushes on it as you go around a sharp curve.
When I open up the tunk... water collects and pools in under the fake tail lights that go up with the tunk when I open it and the water pours out on my head and in the trunk... not bad only like 1-cup...
THe car is big... but could use more back seat leg room...
The radio is hard to reach... It needs the buttons on the steering wheel... I read that ford has finally put the radio buttons on the steering wheels on some new crowns.
THe hood latch is so hard to pull out... I had them oil it, but it is still so hard to pull to make it pop up..
THat is it...
I love that car and we plan to use it till it falls apart... We have hit so many small road animals and never hurt the car...Coons, possums, rabbits, a few cats and one dog... All on accident.. the dog cracked the lens off the right turn lamp.
A great car... Very solid...Runs and drives same as new.. at 194,000-miles.
I will buy another used one when that time comes...