Cheap reliable transportation in police form
Replaced ignition coil + spark plug.
Replaced bank 1 cam sensor.
Needs ball joints.
Needs one wheel bearing (driver's side).
Minor rust around quarter and fenders.
Rust on the roof.
Burns 1 quart of oil every 2,000 miles.
The car has been great. Easy to repair. OBD2 makes my repair jobs take 5 minutes. I can feel the ball joints and wheel bearing going out, but that's an easy repair. I just keep driving it, expecting it to break down, but it hasn't.
It has the Police Interceptor package, but is hardly any more powerful than the standard model Crown Vic. Just has the 3:73 gears and programmed ECM from police use. Also has an aluminum drive shaft and larger suspension coil springs.
Other than that, the car's interior feels like cheap plastic, but I don't care because it keeps driving. My last 4.6L Ford engine had about 180k miles, and started burning lots of oil through the valve seals. This one is starting to burn about a quart every few weeks. For the car's size, it does handle amazingly well. It's not all that powerful until you get up to highway speeds.
My fuel mileage is about 18MPG city/21MPG highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st June, 2012