2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L V8 from North America

Summary:

Big, comfy, reliable tank

Faults:

Alternator clutch.

Rear axle shaft bearings and seals.

Right rear axle shaft.

General Comments:

Most reliable car ever, I see why the police and taxi cabs used them; too bad they were discontinued.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2021

22nd Feb 2021, 13:23

I agree with your comments.

That said, the Crown Vic. had to have an end at some point.

The architecture of the car was a bit (I am gentle) dated. The obvious example would be the location of the fuel tank, which was at the back of the rear axle, while the standard for decades now is have it between the two axles; the most common location on most cars being under the rear seat.

While speaking of the fuel tank, from an architectural standpoint, it is of another age to spend half a meter of the total car length just for the fuel tank. That space is not part of the passenger space, neither can be really used as part of the trunk space, just a waste.

2008 Ford Crown Victoria Standard/Basic 4.6L from United Arab Emirates

Summary:

Just keep producing such reliable cars!!

Faults:

On 15000 KM the fuel pump had failed and replaced by local dealer under the warranty.

General Comments:

Despite the hot climate in my country (Dubai), and besides my heavy usage of this car (350 KM daily travel), in my view it's the most reliable car, and the most attractive stuff are the V8 engine + rear wheel drive.

Finally I say to Ford, "keep on the good work".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2009

14th Oct 2009, 10:21

Sorry to disappoint you - Ford will stop making these in 2011 - the St Thomas, Ontario, Canada, factory is to close down putting many workers out of a job. Ford want the public to buy the new Taurus - an ugly bulbous thing with a hideous interior. This marks the end of an era - rock solid body on frame construction. The Aussies might rescue us yet when they export the Caprice to North America (I think you already have this one in the U.A.E) - so there's hope yet!