8th Jan 2007, 16:45
Wow, my '96 crown Victoria is a real tank, size and durability! I have over 350,000 kilometers (218,000 miles) on it and it takes little things (power window motors, my power steering pump recently went, transmission needs a rebuild, finally) If you can afford the gas in the beast, there a real keeper!
24th Feb 2007, 08:21
I paid $1200 for my fairly clean highway patrol unmarked P71, replace the windshield ($165 installed) and a new set of tires, still has the old manifold @ 170,000 miles (not all these were bad, just certain lot #'s) the recall ends 10 years from date of manufacture, brake pads are the easiest I've ever replaced, the oil cooler system can give you problems, and very expensive, but can be shade tree fixed for about $30 in odd parts, haven't had any of the other problems listed, but I think it helps that it's miles where mostly highway, city PD cars take a lot more abuse, my car gets 22mpg every tank full, and I drive it like I stole it! LOVE this car! and with all the used Crown Vic's out there, there will always be one in my driveway!...just my opinion.
30th Mar 2008, 21:22
I'm very pleased with my 1996 Crown Victoria police interceptor. I have a 16-mile commute along a very bad stretch of freeway where big trucks drive at 70 mph in the slow lane. So I want a lot of car around me for protection. The Crown Vic is a very nice performer when you need good acceleration at high speeds. Purchased it cheap at an auction. It needed several thousand $$ in repairs but I'm still very happy with the car and would do it all over again.
31st Jan 2010, 22:00
Please tell me how your cars are getting such good gas mileage! My Crown Vic is only getting 15mpg!
6th Feb 2010, 21:04
Keep in mind, your car's axle ratio (3:08 for example) can have an affect on fuel economy. These cars get the best mpg with 2:73's... 3:55's will provide better off-the-line performance.