2004 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews - Page 5 of 5

2004 Ford Crown Victoria Base 4.6L from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance2650 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

The best value available!

Faults:

Blown rear shock absorber.

Vibration from somewhere.

General Comments:

Overall, very pleased with the car, its value, and its build quality.

I had been considering a new 300C or perhaps a Magnum R/T, but the Crown Vic is an unbeatable deal.

This car has every option available on the base model, and came in well under $20,000 after rebates, discounts, and trade-in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th July, 2004

2004 Ford Crown Victoria LX sport 4.6L DOHC V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6L DOHC V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance1002 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

An all American legend

Faults:

-Nothing yet, but the car's still brand new.

General Comments:

In today's American car market which is mostly dominated by imports, rated highly by biased automobile "authorities," it is often easy to overlook classic American values. Take this from me:I have owned five different Crown Victoria's and I will tell you without question that there is no better car on the road. Honda and Toyota can brag about their so-called "refinement," but no competitor can match the sheer power, comfort, and value of a Crown Victoria. My brand new 2004 LX Sport Model is the best I've driven yet and, at only 24000,was a screaming bargain. Not only that, but a Crown Victoria will earn you some serious respect on the highway. Not only have I gotten hundreds of comments on it, but I've gotten salutes from truck drivers, which in my opinion is the ultimate compliment. I could continue on and on about the reasons for buying these all American automobiles, but frankly I think you should check them out for yourself. Take one for a spin, and you'll come back wondering why you ever drove anything other than a Crown Vic. Help put these legends back on the road!

-Frank Davidson.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2004

12th Jun 2004, 14:53

As soon as my 91 Grand Marquis wears it self out, I'll be down buying a almost new Crown Victoria or Grand Marquis. Yes they are King of the highway!

15th Jun 2004, 01:56

I agree had a 88 Town Car that car turn heads like no tomorrow and had ultimate authority. I just sold it and am looking for a Crown Vic, they rule!

2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired19095 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Can't be broken-pushed to limit daily

Faults:

This is a city police car. I am a City Police officer (Medium/Large city)

The car is ran 24/7 and driven by 3-teams.

Nothing has gone wrong.

The rear bumper drug and busted as I pulled out of a ditch.

Windshield got cracked from angry landlord.

Front bumper busted from hitting high sidewalk when parking (too low to ground)

Already on 2nd set of tires and brakes.

Gets about 12mpg the way we drive it (Not bad our Impala V-6 FWD actually got about the same)

Vandals kicked in left side sheet metal on car. Cosmetic.

Left side headlamp busted (Un-Known how) New one put in by Ford, now it vibrates at night when I hit rough roads.

While in pursuit we drive this car very hard and ramp over sidewalks at 40mph etc.-does not seem to hurt it.

General Comments:

This is the extended wheelbase version of the Crown Victoria. I would recommend to all departments to go ahead and opt for the extended wheelbase. The regular wheelbase is a bit tight on space with all the protective cage gear in the car.

These cars are very solid performers and durable.

Our Impala fleet that we bought into in 2001 are all already gone. (All 30 of them) None held up and they proved to be more costly to operate due to no savings in fuel and high frequencies of mechanical failures. We still have some pre 2001 CVPI in our fleet. We even have one 96-RWD Impala left. We just keep it for memories I guess. It is not in use.

The added traction of FWD during snow just didn't out weigh the other benefits of the Crown Vics. We switched back and only a few officers prefer the Impalas, mainly the women.

Bottom line is to stick to the CVPI and go for extended wheelbase models only.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th February, 2004

13th Feb 2004, 12:49

It is interesting to hear that the police are happy with the Crown Vic now. I know when the Caprice was discontinued many police officers felt the Crown Vic was a step down. I used to drive a taxi around 1997-2000, and we were driving mostly second-hand police Caprices. The police used to make remarks about how they wished they still had them.

About the 'extended wheelbase' version of the Crown Vic - I can't find anything about that on Ford's web site. Would love to learn more.

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 12 reviews