1997 Ford Crown Victoria Base 4.6L V8 from North America
Nice car with serious problems
Steering is all messed up - car wanders and weaves all over the road. It's been in the garage off and on over the past few weeks trying to fix the problem, but without avail. We've replaced ball joints, and had the entire front suspension checked. No change, yet.
Ignition cylinder locked, so the key won't turn in the ignition, therefore the car can't be started or driven.
Also, fixed by previous owner for the safety certificate - replaced ball joint, right front spring, left exhaust and muffler and gas tank.
This specific CV has been nothing, but problems. Granted, it's been great mechanically, the accessories work wonderfully, even at 9 years old and 200000km. Tranny and motor are still in great shape and running strong.
However, the recurring suspension or steering problem (still unsure what is causing the erratic road manners) and now the busted ignition lock makes matters worse. Also, the headlights are a little dim, and don't provide as good illumination as I feel they should.
The car would be great if it weren't for these problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th October, 2006