If ever a vehicle exemplified the word "stalwart," Ford's Crown Victoria is it. The six-passenger Crown Victoria has outlived all of its competitors from GM and Chrysler, and by all rights should be one foot from the grave itself. But the venerable body-on-frame
sedan continues to sell at a brisk pace, bolstered by strong sales from the taxi cab and law enforcement communities, not to mention the ever-growing retiree set. With its huge trunk, V8 power and relatively good highway fuel economy, the Crown Victoria has much to offer those in need of such features. All is not assured in sales land, however, as the new
Dodge Charger offers an equal amount of interior volume but with a superior chassis and the option of a HEMI V8.
By Z on Thursday, October 20, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000
"I love this car. Im 6' and can get in and out of this car very easily. The ride is great, and I love power. Very dependable and the few repairs ive had to do to this car are very affordable. great gas mileage even with a v8. My only issue is that I live in northern indiana where the winters can be tough to drive with such a powerful rear wheel drive car with such a light rear end. I hate to get rid of it but im going for a 4wd"
"I was amazed at the highway gas mileage I got with my 2001 Crown Victoria. Driving on cruise control at 70-75mph I got slightly over 28 mpg with air conditioning on. Had I slowed down I may have gotten closer to 30. The car is large enough for 6 people and we had it because we had two teenage boys to carry to school and sport events. Lots of trunk room and a full-size spare. Good handling and performance. Very minimal maintenance which actually occurred when the vehicle was new and in warranty. All I have spent on this car was oil, filter, and tire changes in the years that we have had it."
Cons: "A little Noisy at highway speeds but not bad."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I just hit 70k miles with my 2011 Crown Vic in 1 year and have done nothing but maintenance. Our company has 525 employees nationwide and all have their own vehicles. They get paid car allowances and can write off mileage so its to your benefit to buy a low maintenance car. My work associates both drive camrys. One with a 2005 160k and one with 2009 with148k. We have salesmen in crown victorias from the early 2000's with over 370k. The 2006 needed a transmission at 144k and the 2009 needed serious engine work costing over $2000 at just passed 112k. I get between 19-23 MPG in town and range from 24.5-29 mpg on the highway. I run full synethic oil and change it every 10k. This car drives like a 59 cadillac. I have driven it from San Diego, Ca to Reno, NV numerous times in 1 day. I will buy another used one when this one stops running."