1999 Ford Crown Victoria User Reviews

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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    Amazing — I like the speed that the car has and the quick acceleration, i just hate the gas guzzling and the handling is amazing. its an awesome looking car especially with all the lights and sirens that i have on it.

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

    Pros: Speed

    Cons: Gas and cops harrasing you

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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    My Crown Vic — The V8 is amazing and it's soo nice finally having power :). A/C is really nice too. And 3 12' subs in the trunk is awesome. Speakers aren't so good but I'll live. All it needs is some window tint.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: V8 and a/c.

    Cons: No window tint

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    Crown Vic — Great vehicle I like the performance and the cheap parts. My father gave it to me after he totaled it Im fixing it, so far so good. The car was a police cruiser for the state so it has high durability.

    Pros: Its spacious

    Cons: two paints

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr S Sedan Review
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    Crown Victoria Praise — This car is excellent. Granted, mine only has 35000 miles, but its ten years old, still pulls a 14 sec quarter mile, and gets 30 mpg on the highway. Plus, the silhouette looks like a police interceptor, which is useful in some situations.

    Pros: Excellent Performace, comfort, and reliability. Cheap parts, short labor times, good highway milage.

    Cons: Poor city gas milage.

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria Review
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    Ford Cvpi — It definitely is a fun car to drive in an area where law enforcement uses the very same car in the very same color (unmarked sheriff squads) so people treat you very differently, make way and all that kinda good stuff.

    Pros: Performance, Safety, Police-look

    Cons: Fuel Economy (23mpg highway)

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    Crown Vic Police Interceptor — Ex-police cruiser. Awesome car. Lasts forever. Durable, and fast. And not bad on gas for a V8. 20 mpg. My first car and has gotten me through high school and commutes to college.

    Pros: Durable, reliable, fast, cool

    Cons: hard to parallel park.

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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    The Best Car I've Ever Owned — It was a Police Interceptor model. I had to drive down to Miami to find her. She was to me, the ultimate car. Big inside and out, rear wheel drive, good power, great sound, high intimidation factor. Just a great car. I liked how she had all the upgraded, heavy duty parts. She even had sub frame connectors. My brother slid her into the midpoint bridge support and we fixed her. I plowed into the side of a school bus one morning and we had to say goodbye. Still miss her.

    Pros: Way easy to drive.  Everyone thought it was an unmarked unit, so I pretty much sped everywhere and no one stopped me.  Great highway cruiser, most people would change lanes and let me by quick.

    Cons: The transmission started to slip a little towards the end.  No ABS.  Thirsty.  

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr S Sedan Review
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    Police Interceptor These Are Built To Live Up To Ford Tough. — The Crown Victoria is one of the oldest platforms on the market, and one of the toughest. The strongest version made by far is the police interceptor, very little body roll in turns, good acceleration considering how much this girl weighs, OK mileage for a V8 and amazing brakes. These cars are meant to take high speed turns, catch speeders on the highway from a dead stop, jump curbs, and idle in heat for hours on end, ALL without any problems. This is by far the last car I will own, once this one dies, Ill pick up a new one and have a lot of parts.

    Pros: - You get places on the highway, and you dont have to speed.
    - Very reliable, even when they arent running right.
    - In winter, they heat up fast for hot air!
    - You are always the first through stop signs no matter when you got there.
    - Everyone assumes its a cop, so they treat you like one.
    - Scare the hell out of your friends!
    - Very little body roll on the hardest of turns due to "Severe Duty"                       suspension.
    - Basic functions of driving are all right where you would want them to be.

    Cons: - Everyone stares at you...gotta get tints.
    - Interior is all up to you, complete with bottom line stereo, cloth seats, and only the functions needed to drive, no extras...at all.
    - Not only do the townsfolk stare, but cops seem to take special interest in you. Could be my 6ft whip antenna and color identical to our state po po.

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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    Best Kept Secret — It's conservative styling may seem bland to some, but beneath the exterior is an extremely well built car. This car humbly serves for over 80% of law enforcement and nearly all Taxi Cab companies. This in itself is a testament to reliability and ruggedness of the vehicle. In addition, the Crown Victoria has received a frontal 5 star crashtest rating from the NHTSA for 12 years running and is also the ONLY car in the world to be tested to a 75mph rear end impact by law enforcement agencies. The Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis/Town Car are amongst the only cars today to use "BOF" (Body on Frame) construction as opposed to "unibody" or "unitized" construction. By a simple frame of reference, nearly all pickup trucks (with the exception of the Honda Ridgeline) use the same engineering principle. Do not forget to note the car has a gigantic trunk at 20.6 cu ft. If you threw a bean bag and a flash light in there, a 7th passenger could comfortably travel with you. But I don't exactly think that's legal. Ford refers to the vehicle as a "modern classic." The original platform (code named Panther) dates back to 1979. It is one of the longest lived platforms in the auto industry. The current CV uses Ford's 4.6L SOHC 2V V8, which has been in use since the 1992 model year. The engine has received many refinements, most notably in 1998, when improved valve guides and coil on plug (COP) ignition were introduced. The 1998 model year introduced many other improvements such as Watts linkage to the rear suspension and a revised roofline to match it’s sister car, the Grand Marquis. The CV achieves remarkable fuel economy considering it's overall weight and engine displacement. The Crown Vic I currently drive typically achieves 22mpg and 25+ on the freeway. I consider this remarkable for a 2 ton RWD car with a V8. Crown Victoria's are easy to keep due to their low maintenance requirements and cheap insurance costs. Used Crown Victoria's can be found for a inexpensive cost due to their low resale value. I picked up my 99 in '06 w/98k miles for about $6300 in excellent condition. Many of the civilian CV's are commonly owned by the elderly and can be found in excellent condition. Insurance cost is also extremely low, and I mean LOW... My previous vehicle was a '94 Mazda Protege and the Vic is only slightly more expensive for FULL coverage VS the LIABILITY only insurance I had with the Mazda. If you're into performance, these aren't the quickest or best handling cars on the road. There is moderate body roll while taking turns, although the rear Watts linkage suspension does promote good high speed stability. In addition, a Crown Vic will achieve the quarter mile in around the low 16's... not exactly quick but not exactly slow either. The vehicle does have good off the line pull due to a reasonable amount of torque (275ft lbs for the 99 model year). But again these cars are not built with high performance in mind, they're designed to transport people and things. If you're looking for performance, the 3V version of the 4.6L V8 in the current Mustang will develop more power and will shave about 3 seconds off your quarter mile time. *Maintenance tips/comments: Simply change the oil every 5,000 miles and pay good attention to other manufacturer recommended intervals. Being a RWD car, there are no CV joints to worry about and all the wheel bearings are permanently sealed. The chassis is also permanently sealed and the u-joint on the drive shaft does not require lubrication. The brakes on this car have high longevity. After owning the vehicle for nearly two years and 30,000 miles, Les Schwab still tells me the brakes are at 80% (whenever I take my tires for rotation, about every 5k), I find this astonishing compared to my previous vehicles. There have been times when I've really had to jam on those brakes hard. So, I know I wrote a book about these cars... But if you're looking for a used car that's safe, rugged, reliable, and comfortable, DO NOT hesitate to add the Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis to your list. It is one of America's best kept secrets.

    Pros: - Excellent reliability/ruggedness
    - Good highway fuel economy
    - Good high speed stability (not easily effected by crosswinds)
    - Very comfortable
    - HUGE trunk
    - Inexpensive maintenance and insurance costs
    - Cops often ignore your wrongdoings

    Cons: - Conservative styling (some think the car is boring, I think it's classy)
    - Moderate handling

    * Transmission Note:
    I recommend changing the transmission fluid every 30,000 miles - this will keep the transmission's torque converter happy. Some owners have reported "torque converter shudder", this is a weak point of the car. A Ford mechanic once recommended driving around town the OD set to off to reduce wear and tear on the torque converter. In short, if you take good care of these transmissions and don't drive the vehicle like a nut job all the time, it would be safe to expect nearly 200,000 miles with the original transmission. That is what my dad achieved with his 92 Grand Marquis.

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    1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    Bought A Grand Marquis Just Like It But A Model Year Newer. — As I stated earlier. I bought a car exactly like this one but with a few more luxuries. It is probably the easiest car I've ever worked on and parts are cheap because there are so many on the road. I can't wait to purchase a 2006 model in 10 years.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Quite roomy.  The trunk is beyond huge. Super easy to work on.

    Cons: Wish it had better gas mileage.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

    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

    The Ford Crown Victoria Will Be Missed When The Last One Is Retired But Until Then........ By Tracy

    Tough as nails and completely rebuild-able. The key to keeping this puppy on the road is PROPER MAINTENANCE. We retire them at 150,000 miles. That's carrying a few hundred pounds of equipment, Idl... Read More

    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

    2009 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

    I Really Liked This Car. By Gmdog

    The performance of this car is great, has very good acceleration, brakes work great, and the handling of this car is very good. I did feel very safe driving this car it is solid and great car. This is... Read More

    2008 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

    Good Reliable Everyday Car By ToMoPa

    Excellent choice for low budget buyers / owners. Low maintenance cost, reliable engine, plenty of space. Powerful, good acceleration, easy to handle car. Huge trunk and enough space for 3 adults in th... Read More

    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

    2007 Ford Crown Victoria Reviews

    Great Car By dwyczalek

    Just what I wrote in the cons column I would keep buying them if they still built them. Great looking and great mechanically car. Very dependable car. Low Maintenance vehicle. Great sound system. ... Read More

    Crown Vic S - Lwb By 559806

    This is an 2008 model extended wheelbase car I bought in 2011 from Griffin Ford in Louisburg NC. (For some reason, this site wouldn't give me the 2008 option.) My 6'5" long-legged, big-footed body can... Read More

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