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Pros: power and luxury feeling
Advice: buy it it is reliablei am a ford emploey and i have been for 14 years and all i do is drive cars all day long for 12 hours a day and 365 days a year. when i started in 1992 they gave me a 1992 brand new of the line for crown vic lx police interceptor and they told me to see how long this car can last. i am never home all i do is drive i have bben all over the us and canada they pay for my gas food and hotels. i averange about 500 miles a day. i have never had any problems with this car. the shocks and struts and brakes were replaced at 150,000 miles but they dint need it. this car averages about 20 miles a gallon thats good for a 440 hp engin. it has been close to 13 years now and i have close to 2 million miles on my car. no kiiding you if you have any questions e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pros: surprisingly high mpg, comfort, quiet, powerful
Cons: too easy to speed over the limits
Advice: buy one a year old with low miles and love itNot ever even one problem on this 04 with 28,000 mi., and not one negative thing to say about it after trading straight across for my almost new 04 honda element which i disliked after some trips. Notice that law enforcement, and taxi choices are for this one! A tough Border Patrol car down here on the line.
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
Pros: 17inch rims really set the car off or the center console
Cons: I wish it had more power
Advice: Get the sport packageI love my 2002 Crown Vic Sport. It has power, comfort and people get out of my way on the interstate. I can fit 4 golf bags and 4 overnite bags in the trunk with room to spare. I do alot of driving and this car eats up the highway.
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.
Pros: Ride and handling
Cons: I wish I had ordered it with the silver metallic exterior finish rather than the black, which is hard to keep looking nice here in rural Nebraska.
Advice: If you love to drive, this car will not disappoint you. You will not regret purchasing one.I took delivery of the car, a black LX Sport (the 'Blackhawk') with the handling package, on February 26 and proceeded to drive halfway across the country in two days under a variety of conditions, including a nighttime blizzard in Iowa. The car handled flawlessly at all times, and I really bonded with it during that trip. We went through some tough situations together and came out on top every time. Now with 4000+ miles on the odometer I am still delighted every time I take the wheel. Tailgaters seem to be wary of the car, which is a plus in my book. Also every State Trooper I encounter has a friendly wave for me, which never happened with any of my previous cars.
Pros: Roomy leather interior
Cons: Noisy tires - but it is expected on a sport model
Advice: Don't hesitate - it is an escellent value for the moneyThis is a smooth, luxurious feeling car that I love to drive. It is roomy and has a cavernous trunk. I bought the sport model with 17' wheels, center console, etc. and I love the car.