"I've had my 96 crown vic since new, it now has 180k miles on it. Best car I've ever owned. It has needed nothing but regular scheduled maintenance in all these years (tires, fluids, etc). Leather seats are real roomy and comfortable on long trips, and the trunk is huge. The V8 is super smooth. Just bought a 07 grand marquis for my wife, identical to the crown vic, these cars haven't changed much. I'll keep the old crown vic around, too.
My friends call them old people cars (I'm 38), but what do they know? They can keep their noisy engines and harsh rides."
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."
"I own a '97 crown vic police car. It is a fairly decent car. It has alot of power, and more than enough room for a family of four. The trunk is huge. I've packed enough luggage into the trunk for my family of 4 for a whole week!!! (with room to spare!) The sterring is alittle sloppy, but I've found that most Fords get that way with age. My car has over 200k on ot and is still running strong. I would recomend this car but i would get a luxury model. The police package is nice but it doesnt have all of the amenities of a consumer car."
"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."