1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 from North America


Strong running head-turner that sticks to the road with great adhesion


Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

I am very pleased with the purchase of my 1999 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. For such a large car it gets up and goes. Handling is surprisingly nimble. The car really grips the road with command and control.

Body lean is virtually non-existant as well. The car can be pushed hard into turns without the slightest break in poise.

Fun car to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2007

1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 Liter V8 from North America


This car saves lives, I'm living proof!


Alternator plug was damaged and replaced. Alternator and battery replaced at same time just for safety. (I thought that's what was wrong with the car, but was just the plug so I bought a new batt and alternator before getting fixed)

Only drove the car 3,000 miles before going off the road on a foggy night, missing a pole, running over a sign, nailing a ditch, running over a telephone pole (a big one) then flew across the road over another ditch and ended up in a corn field.

This car was a retired police car, and was the best car ever driven and the most reliable. After the accident I simply walked away with 1 small scratch. This car is 5* all the way. The best car money can buy!!!

General Comments:

Loved this car!!! Saved my life!!!

Heavy duty car - thank you Ford!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2007

26th Sep 2007, 07:18

Yes, you could get another Crown Vic.

Or... you could just drive more slowly on foggy nights, thereby not running off the road and needing a big car to protect you from all the stuff you hit...

1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor from North America


Worst car ever bought, do not buy


Very poor gas mileage.

Paint faded on hood.

Engine misfires.

Oil leaks for pan.

There's a knock in the engine.

Had to have transmssion rebuilt.

Many fuse problems.

General Comments:

This car is quick.

Many engine problems.

My old Corvette was a much better car and was 5 years older.

Mario drives one.

Paint problems.

I would not buy this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st September, 2007

2nd Sep 2007, 12:38

The Ford Crown Victoria is probably one of the best most reliable cars ever built. You do realize you bought a POLICE CAR right? Those cars idle for hours a day, ramped off curbs, and beat into the ground. You better give that car some credit that IT STILL RUNS.

2nd Sep 2007, 12:45

If you have the Police Interceptor car package, the car was likely a police car. I've never known a police car to be treated well. I am not surprised the engine and transmission would go out. I know the Crown Victoria / Grand Marquis is a good series of cars, because I ride to the airport in them all the time and observe that they have 300-400+ thousand miles on the original engines. Even the Crown Victoria police cars in my town (where I am associated with the police department) all have 200K+ miles, acquired from being beat on 24 hours a day, and are still running well. I feel sorry you are having the problems you mentioned, but honestly think you just got a bad one.

3rd Sep 2007, 04:21

MY neighbor bought one new (civilian) its just an option anyone could order.

3rd Sep 2007, 14:13

I have to agree to the previous comment, the most I have ever seen on a Crown Victoria would be 619K miles. You got a bad one.

4th Oct 2008, 20:01

Who is Mario?

22nd Oct 2009, 14:47

I have owned a 95 Towncar with the 4.6 V8. The car showed 267K miles when I sold it. It ran awesome and used a quart of oil in 3 months.

I now own a 2000 CVPI with 140K miles that runs great. The engine knock could be worn timing chain guides. Could be a spark knock from the misfire.

I drive mine everyday. I bought this car with 102k. I received complete service records since car was purchased new by a police department.

The 4.6 V8 is a great bullet proof engine. I think you are just lacking the mechanical knowledge to correct the problems that started in the beginning, leading to the current failure of the engine. The 4.6 V8 must be maintained regularly.