2004 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Modular V8 from North America
One of the last great American land yachts
Two out of the four catalytic converters started rattling because the honeycomb inside was breaking apart. Apparently this is a common thing between 75,000 and 80,000 miles.
Recall on the headlight module was done.
Blower motor speed controller went out because of cheap spotty soldering inside the module.
Paint is starting to chip away in some places, but that's common with these vehicles.
Tape player is going on the fritz.
Just very minor things.
I have owned my Crown Vic for nearly a whole year now and put about 11,000 miles on it since I bought it. The car had hail damage and a cracked windshield from it, cracked right side tail light, and a broken window regulator. This was not because of the car itself, but because the last owner did not properly take care of the car. I fixed her up and got her looking like new again.
Gets about 290 miles of range in the city and 400 miles on the highway. It's not the police interceptor model, but it still gets up and goes decently well. It is also the perfect road trip vehicle with lots of space for passengers and cargo with exceptional comfort.
It does not do too bad in the snow with the right tires, and would probably be even better with snow chains. It has never left me stranded anywhere and starts first time every time.
You see the whole hood when you drive it, which gives you that big car feeling. I will be selling it here soon just because I have to get something a little more Colorado friendly. This was a great first car! I recommend anyone to get a Crown Vic who wants comfort, style, reliability, ease of repair, and low cost of ownership.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2020
3rd Feb 2020, 20:36
Best thing to do with the catalytic converters is to cut them out and weld straight pipes in place. This also involves installing the O2 sensors that fool the computer. This was a common performance upgrade on Mustangs, and the same sensors will work on the regular 4.6. It's not worth replacing the cats with aftermarkets, they are junk. And OEM are too expensive if you can find them.
Of course you can do this only if you are registered in an area that doesn't require an emissions test.
Also I would keep the car. You've got at least another 100,000 reliable miles. Only other thing is if you are still on the original front end components, they may have to be replaced soon.