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1997 Ford Crown Victoria

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 23/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V8, 4.6 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

1997 Ford Crown Victoria Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 171 Ratings for the 1992 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

Best Car for the Money

By on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, Easy to maintain, Never breaks"

Cons: "Door panels crack easily"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Had the car since new. Completely bullet proof. Decent 4.6 litre V8 makes 210 horsepower and in the high 200's for torque. Easily enough to get the car around quickly, and it makes a great noise while doing it. The only problem is the 2v in the crown vic always cracked the intake. I replaced mine with a aluminum intake. Always loved the car, and always will. Would recommend it to anyone who wanted a decent reliable car."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Terrific Ride!

By on Monday, March 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Ride, Comfort, Highway pep, Handling."

Cons: "Cup holders; jack stowage brackets."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Had the car about 5 years. LX, HPP package. Came with the intake manifold replacement. Proactively stay ahead of maintenance and cleaning needs. Car still looks sharp, in and out! This car has a great ride. Very smooth, yet handling is a lot like a sports car. Hypermiling on highway actually returned 27.5 mpg. Normal in town driving less than half that. My wife is the main driver, and she keeps praising the comfort. Never had to touch the A/C. Don't use the original jack holding brackets."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

if i could buy this car new today, NO HESITATION

By on Saturday, August 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 134,565

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Once I got used to shape, comfort, design I looked forward to driving. Very spacious...I wish this was available NEW"

13 people out of 14 found this review helpful

best vehicle ever

By on Thursday, July 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 267,455

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Solid Car, Roomy, Quiet, Will seat 6, big trunk"

Cons: "cup holders block a/c controls, model out of prod"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought it new. Transmission replaced by ford at 22,000 miles. Old unit out/new unit in. less than 4 hours. It has never been towed and has never let me down. I do all the services ahead of schedule with synthetic fluids in engine,trans,p/steer,differential,and a/c oil. I do coolant FLUSH and 2oz of syn a/c oil every 50k. I originally changed all those fluids at 000,100 miles. I do the eng oil every 8,000, BG induction svc every 30,000, power steering--trany--differential --brake fluid and A/c oil every 50,000, still has original calipers, all wet a/c components. I replaced a/c actuator @ 237,000 mi. (did the htr core while the dash was out.)I did a m/cyl and a/c blower resistor and rear air springs, freeze plugs,water pump,serp.belt,tensioner an f/clutch(maint) 2X spark plugs and Wires (maint) original lights except bulb in 3rd brake lt. rr turn sig bulb and socket, tag lite. all other lites are original. biggest problem is the clear coat on the paint is peeling. I also replaced the intake manifold with a new version from ford. It split behind the alternator. I found out about the recall on the intake to late so I paid for the ford kit and labor. I replaced all rubber hoses at 125,000 I replace my batteries every 2 years whether they need it or not. It still has the original alternator and starter. I replaced ball joints tie rod ends idler arm and stabilizer links at 237,000 mi. U-joints are original. I have replaced window motors in all the doors. I also did both cat converters at 237,000 (left was setting a code but I did both. NAPA units ($450.00 for both) ford wanted $1600.00 and the NAPA units had the exact ford number stamped on them. the rest of the exhaust is original. I did lifetime shocks at Sears at 45,000 and have replaced them 3 times(parts and labor FREE) The car was built in Canada 05/1996 I drive it every day. I have never added engine oil between changes and have never had an oil leak of any kind. the leather drivers arm rest is worn and the stitching by the rear window is coming apart at the seams because of the hot Florida sun. It was made in North America and I am proud to say I have never owned a car or truck that wasn't. This car also has a digital dash and everything still works."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Excellent car

By on Thursday, June 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "very durable, very few mechanical problems"

Cons: "mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned this car for several years. Its like the energizer bunny, just keeps on going. The only problem is that its an 8 cylinder, so I only get 15 miles /gallon. Its roomy but very simple on the inside. It has a very comfortable ride"

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

This car is like a trusted and reliable friend.

By on Friday, April 3, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,750

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "My friends all have newer cars."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Greatest car I ever owned. Good ride,roomy and comfortable. Retired couple sold it after one year to buy a travel vehicle. Used for a work commute and pleasure till I retired 2 yrs. ago. ' Maintenance receipts and records available. TLC care. Cold A/C, needed in Las Vegas. Soft green color. Custom dashboard cover and mats. Large trunk.Combination entry."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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