1997 Ford Crown Victoria P71 Interceptor 4.6 from North America
Completely reliable, fast, comfortable, roomy
At 175,250, replaced outer tie rod ends and shocks (police / taxi shocks). Other than routine maintenance (fluids /filters) have not needed to perform any repairs.
The intake was replaced at some point during it's years of police duty service, as were the spark plug wires.
Local dealer faxed complete fleet service maintenance / repair history to me when I purchased at county action (for $800). Love this vehicle.
Car is roomy, handles very well for a full size car.
Trunk is huge.
Even with relatively high mileage, vehicle is seriously reliable (unlike our 2000 and 2002 Impalas, whose Passlock Security system routinely, but randomly prevents cars from starting).
Fuel mileage acceptable for size of car: 21.3 MPG average, highway trips 25+ MPG.
A/C system is great. Have not talked to any other Crown Vic owners who have had any A/C problems, although they must be out there.
Love this car. $800 invested, totally reliable, no tailgaters (still have State Police two-tone paint scheme). Plan to keep it as an "extra" vehicle, although it is pretty much daily driven as our Impalas are not at all reliable. Will be at the upcoming county fleet sale to get a later model CV and then put the Impalas up for sale.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th October, 2007