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2005 Ford Crown Victoria

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 23/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V8, 4.6 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

2005 Ford Crown Victoria Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 367 Ratings for the 1998 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Toughest car I've EVER owned!

By on Saturday, August 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 275,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Spacious, Durable, Reliable, Comfortable"

Cons: "Gas hog in the city"

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

"I bought my 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor back in 2007 with 98,000 miles on it and I am still driving it to THIS day and it now has almost 275,000 miles on it! I drive this car hard every day and she just takes a beating and still runs great! I did have to rebuild the transmission around 203,000 miles, but STILL, not bad for as hard as I drive this thing everyday though. This has now become my project car and I have started rebuilding everything from the ground up! It's sad to know that they stopped making the Crown Victoria's in 2012.... I love this car and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is in the market for a strong reliable four door beast!"

Comfortable and sturdy

By on Monday, August 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Strong reliable and comfortable"

Cons: "With smaller being the fad this car feels big"

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

"This car is so comfortable due to the seating selected for a police cruiser. This car is very roomy inside and trunk space is enormous. The car feels very strong and sturdy. My car has 145,000 and I believe I can get another 145,000. The car handles superbly and I feel very comfortable with the traction settings in this car. It handles rain and snow very well. Hope the next generation of cop cars only gets better"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Most reliable vehicle ever owned

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "Do not like the wheels."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. It is a comfortable ride and has not lost its good looks."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

A rather overrated vehicle

By on Thursday, May 14, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: fell apart

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Purchase price. Reliable."

Cons: "Car did not hold up."

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

"I had owned a number of used Mopar and Ford police vehicles, and decided to buy a new CV in 2004. The purchase price was fine, and the car broke down on me over the 8 years I owned it, but it did not hold up. 2 weeks after I bought it, the right rear shock blew out. It would later require 3 more replacements. The fuel pump went out at 15000 miles. The power steering column required constant lube near the rag joint. The interior of the car was just plain cheap. I replaced the split bench seats with fresh CVPI seats, as the springs, cushion and covers wore out around 60000. By the time I traded the car in with 104000 miles, and even with rigid maintenance, the transmission was growling and slipping, the rear axle was howling, and the fuel economy was 16 on the highway, at best. Was glad to get rid of it and into a Charger. Find it amusing Ford replaced the CVPI in 2012, with the Taurus and Exploder, neither of which handle or have any resale value."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

look out brodrick crawford

By on Thursday, May 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

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
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "cheeper than any toyota, rides on rails"

Cons: "if heater goes out you have to pull the dash out"

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

"I have owned a former cop car for 8 years now, it has 136k on it , this car will go in the record books, total repair recipts under 500 dollars, if you can get the police interceptor , 25mgp, heavy duty everything, still has the same tires on it when I purchased it I will never sell this car"

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

An American icon

By on Saturday, April 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, gets looks, comfortable."

Cons: "Costly repairs"

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

"I love my Crown Vic Sport. The fat leather bucket seats, each with power adjustments and lumbar support, are extremely comfortable. My car also has air ride suspension in the rear. With 17" wheels and Yokohama Avid "V" rated tires, it handles incredibly well. True dual exhaust. Rated at 239 horsepower, and with a 3:73 rear axle, it is very quick. It gets around 25 MPG on open roads. The steering wheel controls for HVAC, cruise control, and radio functions are very intuitive, and are illuminated. The car is VERY quiet on the open road; very smooth, and a joy to drive. On the negative side, however, this car has been the worst car I've ever owned regarding repairs. Most repairs have been covered by an extended warranty I've purchased. The electronics have been terrible. I've replaced the HVAC module @ $500, the door control module @ $250, and the lighting control module @ $500. Very disappointing, however Ford did a reconfiguration for this year, and "bugs" were certainly going to show up. New for 2003 were a hydro-formed frame, rack & pinion steering, and some other refinements. I've also had a power window switch go bad, but it was an easy, 5 minute fix. $20. Overall, I would give a rating of 8 out of a possible 10 for the Crown Victoria Sport. They have a "following", with enthusiasts and clubs across the Nation. This is based on the "Panther" platform including the Ford Crown Victoria, the Mercury Grand Marquis and Marauder, and the Lincoln Town Car."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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