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1998 Crown Victoria

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria

$1,783 - $4,099  MSRP Range
1998 Ford Crown Victoria

Review Score

4.6 out of 5 stars

4.6

7 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.1 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.7 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.4 out of 5 stars Performance
3.7 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

BEST CAR FOR THE MONEY

by Douglas from Kansas on Fri Feb 13 2009

As I got older and got away from Mustangs these Crown Victorias have reall been great to me. Have had several, usually buy them with about 100,000 miles and drive to about 170,000. almost never have to do any repairs, just keep tires and oil changes. Cost me about $600 a year to stay in one of these. Great resell values also.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

"Very Reliable"

by Veanie from Baltimore,Maryland on Sat Nov 11 2006

I've owned two of these and got nothin but the best performance out of them. Im workin on getting my third one. I almost forgot, they both were police package. (Those seem to be my favorite for some reason.)

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Band for the Buck - so far

by Young Big Car Lover from Plevna, Kansas on Wed Jul 11 2007

I've owned this car for two years and ~50,000 miles, and have had no problems with it (it currently has 139,000 miles). This car is super durable, I live on a farm and replaced my F-150 with it after gas prices went through the roof. It's roomy enough for four adults to drive cross country, comfortable enough to commute 50 miles/day in, and all of this for a very reasonable price. With a little hunting around parts are super cheap (repair parts - deer/minor tornado damage - did I mention this car is super durable?) The base car has a basic interior for it's class, and the wheel covers like to fall off after 100K, that's about all the negatives I could think of.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Quality is Job 1!

by Frank from Danvers, MA on Mon Jul 24 2006

I have owned this 1998 Ford Crown Victoria Police Package for several years and thoughly enjoyed every trip and cruise in it. I feel that the vehicle was very reliable for me and well worth the money. It is a very smooth ride.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Excellent reliability, bullet proof

by charles from Buffalo, ny on Fri Sep 22 2006

Have 110000 miles on it. One $80 repair to date not including consummable such as tires and brakes. Excellent gas mileage for a large car with a V8; 26 to 27 mpg on a trip. A lot of car for the money and extreamly reliable. A better deal then the Japanese offerings. Purchased car used when 2 yrs old with 27,000 miles on it.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Very reliable

by Al from Phoenix, AZ on Mon Feb 18 2008

This auto has a few poorly engineered parts, window regulators 2 times about $250, and intake manifold about $800. In 10 year and 115,000 miles it has never broke down. The engine is still strong and transmission. The cooling system is a weak point also.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

a few basic problems

by DD from Phoenix, AZ on Wed May 18 2011

Have 140k miles on it. Replaced intake manufold twice [first one was after market version-my mistake]. Ford covered their mistake for 6 years. My first one failed at 7 years. About $900 to replace it. Also both front window regulators failed. Ford had a few basic problems on some of these crown vics.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1998 Ford Crown Victoria

Now that Chevrolet has dropped the Caprice, the oldest car left on the face of the planet must be the Ford Crown Victoria.

The Crown Vic is a relic from an era when most folks cruised the roadways in rear-wheel-drive vehicles. It's so old that when it arrived on the scene, there were no mini-vans or sport-utility vehicles.

Yet Crown Vic is a survivor. Lots of names have come and gone, but Crown Vic keeps coming back year after year. Fashionable styling and breathtaking performance are not the reasons it keeps making curtain calls. The Crown Vic is a car that pops into mind about the time your locks turn silver. In fact, it's the sedan you buy when the discount coupons arrive with your monthly... Read More