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Car has been very reliable, and has never left me stranded. I perform regular routine maintenance (including 5-6k mile oil change intervals with Mobil1 5w30 in the summer and 0w20 in the winter and Motorcraft filters) and it runs like new. Major Problems: None Minor Problems: Replaced front sway bar end links Replaced two coil on plugs (COPs) Fixed minor ground issue with signal lights (possibly because of police modifications) Replaced shock absorbers Replaced rear axle bearings/sea
best car ever
Pros: size rear wheel drive
Cons: ford stoped making itI dont know why ford stoped making this car roomey lots of power
A car for the ages
Pros: Space for passengers and cargo
Cons: NothingA car that serves many purposes at a reasonable cost. It is good for people that need a larger car because of their size. It a that gives you a feeling of safety because of its features, its size, and power. It is a reasonably priced car. It provides good gas mileage.
best vehicle ever
Pros: roomy comfertable to drive
Cons: ford killed it offWhat a great riding car lots of room lots of power good in the snow it is to bad ford let this vhecial get so out of date just to kill it off like they did to the taurus. my 1997 got 25 mpg average they let that slip to about 19
Pros: size ride comfort
Advice: avoid old cop carsIt gets 21 mpg on average with the antispin it is good in the snow of upstate n y. its large and roomy it makes you feal safe driving around all the monster suv around. I can not under stand why ford would discontinue souch a great car.
Pros: V8 acceleration, huge trunk, no traffic tickets, front seat comfort, price
Cons: Tow rating only 1,500 lbs, rear seat legroom
Advice: Keep bargining on the price, the dealer is probably desperate to unload these cars.I looked the Pasat, Camry and Accord. they cost more than Crown Victoria. This is the way an American sedan is suposed to be, Bench seat, column shifter, rear-wheele drive, soft ride and acceleration on demand. I have hd no problems with this car in the 2 years I have had it, except for when i ran over a palate on the freeway and punctured the condenser coil ($740 at the dealer). The handleing seems soft, like the wrong move could send the car spinning, but when i have had to do some emergency manuvers the CV as kept me alive and straight. once on the freeway i was geting 25 mpg but in the city it is closer to 16. My only real dissapointment is the fact that this car has the engine of the F150 and solid steele frame yet it can only tow 1,500 pounds. that is pathetic, also the speed is governed to 100 mph, you would figure a v* could move a little faster than that. The rear-seat legroom is dissapointing too, it would seem that such a huge car would have more, but the maxima and the camry seem to have the edge in this area. Ignore the MSRP, you can get this car for around $18,000 and that beats the hell out of any other large sedan on the market. and it comes loaded with features
Cons: Read leg room
Advice: If you want a large safe comfortable car, get one.I bought a new 2000 LX in Nov., 1999. Have had no problems what so ever. Took it back to have the head lights adjusted. The only complaint is that there is to much trunk space at the expense of leg room in the rear seat. It handles great and is quite comfortable, great to drive. I would definately buy another one.