1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6 from North America
This has been the best car I have ever owned
The only problem that I have ever had with this vehicle was to replace the front end parts that for some reason Ford lubricated at the factory and installed on the car. These were nearly rusted out. I replaced with aftermarket fittings that had grease fittings on them.
The only other problems that I have had have been to replace a brake line, and the lower unit to the air conditioning, which I consider to be normal work to be done on a 1997 vehicle.
Without the lumbar support the drivers seat would be a bear to sit in for prolonged drives. The seats have started to wear a little, but then again it is 11 years old.
The only real complaint that I could say is the yellowing of Ford's headlights. I can see fine, but it looks like crap. I installed after market high intensity bulbs and they are much better than stock low beams.
This car is a great joy to own and drive. It has plenty of power when you need it. It has a great turning radius. I take numerous long trips and the car is very capable and comfortable.
The brakes seem very capable for a full size car, although the traction control is a joke.
I owned a 1994 Chevy caprice before this and I could not keep it off the back of the tow truck! This Crown Victoria has been a dream come true as far as reliability is concerned.
My cousin brags up his 2004 Honda civic, it may cost more in gas to drive this crown vic, but this 1997 Ford will outlast his by years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st January, 2008