1997 Ford Crown Victoria User Reviews

1997 Ford Crown Victoria Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"storage" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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kermithd79 writes:
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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4

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This is a very roomy car. It has a lot of storage space. I have taken this car on many long trips, 12+ hrs from Bristol to ATL and back, and she has never let me down. I used this car to pick up weight equipment from all over the South East, so you can really pack this mule and she will hold the load. It holds six people with comfort and ease.

Cons

This car does not handle the ice well. I was doing about 35 over a bridge and the tail started to come around my right side while I had the front wheels pointing straight.

kermithd79
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Great Family Car For Long Trips. — This car seems to just keep on going; like it will run for ever if you just take care of it. That is what I want most in a car, and that is what I like most about this car. It is also very comfortable and roomy on the inside. This car rides very smoothly.

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Brian writes:
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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The fold-in spotlight

Cons

Gas mileage

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Bluesmobile — This car is a tank. Acceleration isn't bad, handling could be better but who knows how many miles the shocks have on 'em (the odometer reads 264,600). It used to be a Virginia State Police car, and still has the fold-in spotlight. It's since been painted black with a Maaco-quality paint job. It was probably a taxi at one point, too. I mainly got it for commuting to work and for something to put a ham radio in, because I wouldn't want to drill holes in my other cars for an antenna... This one, who cares! Gas mileage isn't the greatest but it's about the same as my '88 Mustang GT despite being a much larger car. Other drivers seem to be scared of it. I'm not sure why..is it the crappy body work, the fold-in spot light, or the antenna? Do they think I'm a cop or have no insurance? Who cares, they stay the hell away from me! Interior room is great, I'm 6'3" and I can sit up straight. Everything works on the car..cruise control and AC. When I got it, it looked like someone had tried to use a hammer to remove the radio, and it needed a good cleaning. It was an impound--the guy who had it before didn't want it back--so that probably accounts for the condition it was in. It also had some other minor problems, but nothing major. I got a wiring diagram for it on Ebay for $10, well worth it. For a beater, you can't beat an ex cop-car! No pun intended!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scottie writes:
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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4

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The leather seats and the Digital dashboard

Cons

Its pretty big and it has a long hood on it

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Perfect — Love the performance. I love the build of the car and the look. It is a really good luxurious car and I would recommend anyone buying a Crown Vic. They have a nice V8 engine in them to. So buy one lol.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Scott writes:
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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you look like a cop, V8, huge trunk, huge interior

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kinda slow acceleration

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Awesome Car, Great Project Car — gas is the only factor with this car it's 18-25 but i drive my car hard so i get about 12 haha other than that everything works great, this is a awesome car to drive, it is so fun

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Engine, New Sound System, and full Leather Interior!

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FORD

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97' Ford Crown Victoria — My Crown Vic has an excellent engine in it, with the large V8. Plenty of power!Full leather interior, New Sound System (Dual 12's and a 10 powered by 2000 watts of power!!!), and lots of other stuff that I dont want to type out. The only thing is, its a Ford. I am not a Ford fan at all but thats what i drive because i dont have the money for anything else so I live.

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Steve writes:
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Fast, comfortable, quiet, bullet proof, huge trunk

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The doors are  made of cheap plastic, the back seat is kinda small

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Cop Car? — I loved this car and I wish I wouldn't have sold it. This was a great car for the very cheap 2000 dollars I payed for it. I owned it for a year and did general maintaince items on it such as tires a set of brakes all the way around. Everything in this car worked and having been a prison car it was very well taken care of. This is the only car that I have ever owned that I cried when I watched drive out of my drive way knowing it wasn't coming back. This car would do 135 without tring real hard and thats the fastest i ever wanted to talk it. This is a great car, and if you think you can deal with how big it is in a parking lot and the gas mileage which isn't that bad for a car of its size, then buy one.

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burns2290 writes:
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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4

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Rides smooth a lot of interior space as well as cargo space

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None

burns2290
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Great Car — Like the comfort and the smooth ride it has a lot of space for a family as well as cargo space I don't like that it doesn't get very good gas mileage but it's decent for a V8 it's a great family car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tim writes:
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4

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fun to drive easy to scare other motorists when u merge onto the highway at 90mph

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gas guzzler

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The Interceptor — like the caprice it was a solid fast and cheap to obtain car could be pricey to maintain due to its service with the police but a big fast solid american car better looking then the caprice but slower but not by much.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Yousof writes:
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr S Sedan Review
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the only car

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there aint....jk, cauze there are better cars out there

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Cheap, Dependable, And Fast For Teen — this aint fast enough but a good strong motor.its got an nice 4.6 l, push'n 210hp dont no the torque but im sure its good, steering idk its all right, but i love the U-turn abillity. brakes too good. build quality it too good for the price you pay. apperance-well no one wants to race you cause they think ur a cop but if it sits low its ok. o man i waz getting average of 25mpg highway, not bad for a 4.6 v8. These is a fun car for the price you pay for.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Benjamin writes:
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reliable,strong

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gas milage

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Quick Reliable Car — this is a great car to own because it has alot of heavy duty upgrades and is quick and fun to drive.

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

Very Comfortable By 7215charlie_

comfortable and powerful. This car fits some personalities just right. If you want a cruiser- this type of car is for you. If you want a more youthful or modern style vehicle, I guess a Crown Vic i... Read More

Another Perfect One. By RSTORMFIELD

Ever since I got it from the dealership I have found no defects on this flying machine. Everything runs perfect on this car and when and if something breaks down I hear that the parts are inexpensive... Read More

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2010 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

Great Car For Road Trips And Family, Police Model Also Has A Cool Stance. By KenF

Highly recommend the venerated Crown Victoria to anyone who can appreciate a large sedan that has both power and style, and that don't break the bank. Maintenance on the Crown Vic is easy and cost eff... Read More

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2008 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

I Am So Proud Of The Way It Was Made. Awesome. By RSTORMFIELD

I like everyrhing about this car. Too bad Ford made the big mistake to stop its production in 2011. I think they will regret it everntually. The way the engine sounds when it picks up, its great pass... Read More

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2007 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

Awesommme Car By John

Build Quality: Best Car Car Comparisons: Crown Vic. Best Car Eva. Performance: Awesome. Read More

Great Car By Ahmed

acceleration : real nice and fast inspite of the size of the bod handling : better handling than old models , real good Build Quality : its a tank on wheels doesnt have a serious problems Appearance :... Read More

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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

My Bronze Family Car By synnek

One of the best cars for road trips. Very comfortable with lots of space. They are powerful and yet yield fair economy. They are not the image of young drivers; they are driven mostly by big cops ... Read More

Great Powerful Luxury Car! By Chris

Great car. It has 4.6L v8 but still gets 18-20 city and 26-30 hwy! Comfortable, not cramped. The build quality is amazing, especially since its a retired cop car that was taken care of. Its got heav... Read More

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