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You are in the Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis
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Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Exterior, Sedan
#1125 of 3292 Looking for '92 Crown Vic
Sep 02, 2001 (10:35 pm)
I'm looking for a 1992 (and only 1992) Crown Victoria as a vehicle to drive daily and possibly restore and make into a full-sized American muscle car. I think that model yar was the first of the new body style and in typical Ford fashion the next year they changed the front end (grill) and nearly ruined the vehicle. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to look for or better yet, what to look out for in a CV this age? Thanks in advance!
#1126 of 3292 To kingfishgus - A little blue smoke
Sep 03, 2001 (8:48 pm)
I have the same problem with my 94 CV with 123k miles. I bought the car three years ago from original owner who had receipts for all oil changes at 3k intervals. I add at least a quart every 1000 miles, but only notice a little smoke accelerating from a stop like you stated. I don't have an answer for you, but was hoping someone could share some thoughts on whether this is a valve guide problem or something worse. I have just discovered this forum and have not read through all of the posts so I don't know if this issue has been covered previously.
#1127 of 3292 92 Crown Vic
Sep 04, 2001 (8:28 am)
photoboy - In your search for a 92 Crown Vic I would suggest going to www.crownvic.net they have several sub menu items including Wanted To Buy (WTB) and they reach a large population, which will probably be able to help you.
#1128 of 3292 Returning to Ford
Sep 07, 2001 (9:18 pm)
I am contemplating trading in my 1999 Intrepid ES after a continuing series of increasingly serious electrical problems. I am seriously considering a 2001 CV or GM. I like the idea of rear wheel drive and V8 power (no constant velocity joints or expensive struts). I really want to give the American manufacturers another chance and I believe that the CV or GM would be the safest bet from a safety and reliability standpoint. I have owned nothing but ford products in the past (prior to the Intrepid) and have had very good luck. I invite any opinions.
#1129 of 3292 IDLE PROBLEM (post #1088 pace8620)
Sep 08, 2001 (5:23 am)
pace8620, I had the same idle problem with my 2000 GM at 50,000 miles. My GM would not start when cold (mornings) unless I pressed accelerator. I took it to a local L/M dealer and they replaced the IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE which cost $163.26 parts and labor. This did solve the problem. Good luck.
#1130 of 3292 cs428: While you're at it, the Touring Edition of either is highly recommended.
Sep 08, 2001 (9:13 pm)
It has dual exhaust, larger tires, firmer ride and corners better. These are not all of the components, but they do make a difference.
Sep 09, 2001 (3:06 pm)
Is there anyone else that is really turned off by the tail light design on the Grand Marquis? That spear of chrome jutting out into the tail light looks so totally out of context with every other line or styling element that it just turns me off. I would like to replace my '93 but the new car doesn't have the integrated style and good looks that my old one does.
Sep 09, 2001 (3:20 pm)
I guess I don't mind it, but I prefer the painted trunk lid of the Vic vs. the red reflectors on the lid of the Marquis...
#1133 of 3292 Trailer Towing Specs
Sep 13, 2001 (1:10 pm)
I currently own a 98 Ford Crown Vic LX with the performance/handling option. It's only suppose to be able to tow 2000 lbs which sounds a bit conservative. To satisfy my curiosity, I checked a 93 issue of Consumer Reports where they tested a 93 Crown Vic. They indicated that the tow rating was 2000lbs but with either the towing package or the performance/handling it went up to 5000 lbs! It seems this would be true of my 98 since it s essentialy the same car. Comments?
#1134 of 3292 Returning to Ford cs428
Sep 13, 2001 (3:05 pm)
go a head trade it... I currently own a 1998 Crown Vic that is 95% the same as the 2001...and I've owned a 1997 Intrepid...they are totaly different...the C.V. is more confortable, faster, safer, and very reliable...compared to the intrepid..even though the C.V. is V8 and the Intrepid is V6, the mpg is almost the same...
The C.V. and G.M. are basically the same the difference is only cosmetic. but The G.M. is about $1,000dlls more and has a higher resale value....