Bring back the Crown Vic
The rear wheel drive Crown Victoria was the best car I ever owned. I liked the rear wheel drive performance and handling, safety, 50/50 front bench seating with no obtrusive console, standard luxury features, huge trunk, high reliability, low maintenance, etc. Improve the fuel economy with one of your new engines and bring it back. There are a lot of former Ford customers like me who would trade in there Toyotas and buy it in a heartbeat. I think it would appeal to young families who want a large vehicle, but not a SUV or van.
By: Dennis H.
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38 COMMENTS ON THIS IDEA
Ed You know if they ever brought these cars back they would be shrunken like the Charger/ Chrysler 300, Impala. They label these cars full-size cars but look like micro-machines next to a Crown Vic, Grand Marquis, or Towncar.
4 months(s) ago via
James My 2003 merc is getting tired need a newer one . build me a rear wheel drive merc with some guts and i would love it.
4 months(s) ago via
Anonymous Yes, Ford, bring back the Crown Victoria and its related cars. The Panther platform made long-wheelbase cars based on the EA26 and EA169.
9 months(s) ago via
Connor Please Ford, bring back the Crown Victoria. Very Sad to see her go, the Police Cars won't be the same without them!
9 months(s) ago via
Max I have, in my lifetime, owned a 63 chevy impala (daily driver and first car), 86 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, and a 96 Mercury Grand Marquis. I enjoyed all three cars very much, but when it came to reliability, there was no beating the Grand Marquis. I beat it down, took it through swamps and long road trips, did things in that car that it should not have been able to do. The sound system was great. The leather seats, though aged, were comfortable. I could put the seats so far back that I couldn't reach the pedals, and recline them so much that I could sleep on them. The ac was amazing. And the car had almost 100,000 miles and ran like a new car. When I sold it to my brother as his first car, it served him reliably (with the exception of the window motors going out), and saved his life when he wrapped it around a concrete light pole, the frame impacting so hard that it nearly tore the pole out of the ground. I plan on buying a Police Vic or a Marauder the next time I have the money, and this solid, traditional American car should be brought back, or a new car should be made that has similar design features.
10 months(s) ago via
Steve M How did it come the production of this vehicle was ceased, at all? Therefore, it was the only large car left Ford Crown Victorias were sold off in a blink. I think. Steve
10 months(s) ago via
pim the ford crown vitctoria is a simple design but still beautiful. the ford taurus is not even more so as the crown vic. the name is a lot fancier than the taurus. they just have to build the crown vic. third generation the ford crown victoria is real piece of the American pie. as they also make diesel they can also go to europe. also for taxis. you americans should not acepteren that Japs cars as taxis police car. the Japanese side and the Germans will these fords never imitate. I live in the Netherlands and regret that they discontinued.
10 months(s) ago via
Mike S Ford absolutely made a mistake when they ended production of the Panther vehicles. Large, smooth riding, reliable cars. I bought the lowest mileage 2011 I could find (15k miles last November) because I knew how long it would last, and I wanted a real American large sedan. Body on frame, rwd, V8. These cars routinely see over 400k, and thats even after police departments run them up first. That's saying something, especially here in Chicago where the police just beat on their cruisers. Its a testament to the Ford 4.6L and 4R70W powertrain combo. I guarantee you won't see new a new Taurus or the wannabe "Police Interceptor" with that type of mileage. It would have been cheaper to update the Panther platform to modern standards by adding stability control and anything else needed. That would have also saved all of the workers jobs at the St Thomas plant where they were manufactured.
10 months(s) ago via
General Z yes, time to bring back the crown vic. offer it with a couple engine choices like the ecoboost and a good, strong tradtional v-8 and bring back analog odometers too and it is all good. i got a 99 vic and it feels pretty solid!
11 months(s) ago via
Thomas Schaffhauser I agree after owning a crown vic and a gr. marquis bring it back make mine black with the 5.0 coyote 6-speed auto. I'll getting hopeful just talking about it . So please Ford Bring back the Vic. Tom S.
11 months(s) ago via
RJ The Police departments dislike the new Taurus and Explorer options that are now offered.  Not enough room, expensive to fix.  If nothing else, bring back the Vic for Law enforcement at least. 
1 year(s) ago via
Gregg/Ohio I am very Pleased with my 2008 Crown vic. I cant belive they are no longer being built. Gregg/ Ohio
1 year(s) ago via
Carlos yall should bring it back but give it a little more power, like the new coyote 5.0 would be great;)
1 year(s) ago via
The Great Waldo Teh Grand Marquis/Crown Vic line was powerful, roomy and drove/rode like a dream. Every car these days has cockpit seating that doesn't jive with the gist of my gib. Bring it back on the double.
1 year(s) ago via
Nick A I honestly feel that ford would go top of the market if they brought out this vehicle once again. maybe new badging and a new name and more style to it but other then what the main guy has said as his idea is great. These cars are easy to work under the hood with everything right there and not really reaching around anything. Very strong vehicles and hard to find for sale. I also think that ford is pretty good because the difference between them in Europe and north america is almost nothing other then like a utility vehicle and a smaller car unlike chevrolet which owns Vauxhal, Opel and holden which all have cars that if chevrolet brought here would bring their market up... but Chevrolet's are cheap and the people who work their should re think their vehicles. Other then that I will be trying to buy a crown victoria as my first car for its space, power, full frame and its rwd. Thank you if you took the time to read this.
1 year(s) ago via
john I am police officer in NY and ford must bring back the crown Victoria, they replaced it with the crappy Taurus and it is terrible I hit my head on the door jambs and I am only 6 feet. There are a lot of blind spots I am sure every law enforcement agency is thinking the same thing. We need that Crown Vic back.
1 year(s) ago via
sadiq a there is no car batter then Crown Victoria. i feel that i am the king of the road behind the drivers wheel. bring it back please. i tried many other cars still the Crown Victoria in my mind.
1 year(s) ago via
patti I have owned Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis cars for most of my life. I don't know what I will buy to replace my car now. Bummer!
1 year(s) ago via
Marcus I am glad to have a crown vic, i do admit the mileage is a bit iffy, but its one the best and safest cars i have driven, i had so many offer from the NYC taxi drivers for them to take it off my hands, and i couldnt let it go, and i still cant, i really hope that ford realizes their mistake on getting rid of it.
1 year(s) ago via
Marcus I am glad to have a crown vic, i do admit the mileage is a bit iffy, but its one the best and safest cars i have driven, i had so many offer from the NYC taxi drivers for them to take it off my hands, and i couldnt let it go, and i still cant, i really hope that ford realizes their mistake on getting rid of it.
1 year(s) ago via
DC_Dave Our family ride is an '04 HPP with the LX Premier group. We love it-- 120k and running like a watch. The great thing about almost any CV is that it can be the last car you every buy. 500k on the original engine & trans is easily had with routine maintenance. I don't need Ford to bring back the CV. I'll just drive mine 10k per year for the next 40 years. Great thing about CVs is there's plenty of cream puffs available from the geriatric set.
1 year(s) ago via
JIm I have had 9 crown vics. loved them all. mostly x police cars. fun to drive and handle great . please bring them back.
1 year(s) ago via
Christopher Mach I don't understand how almost every law enforcement agency, every taxi and fleet service can be wrong about the crown Vic . Why on earth ford thought canceling the most durable car on the planet was a good idea is beside me. Take the downsides of Vicky and make them better to create an even better Vicky. Don't just abandon a large fan base!!!!
1 year(s) ago via
Hector I'm glad I own an 03 Crown Vic XL, everybody at my high school loves it as always want rides, many taxi drivers have tried to buy it off of me and no matter what I'm not letting it go, even at 130,000 miles (I travel alot) the digital display is super fancy and the leather seats are nice.
1 year(s) ago via
John Krug At the end of our travel day, we find a long line of Ford Crown Vics or Mercury Marquis parked in our Hotel parking lot. Why would you be so ignorant of the buying habits especially of the older generation??? You had a winner in the Crown Vic year after year. Bring it back NOW so we can buy a new one and replace our 2004 Crown Vic.
2 year(s) ago via
Mike bring back Crown Victoria !!!
2 year(s) ago via
Henry M A true shame to see this car go the way of the dinosaur. I'll be driving mine until I am forced to let go of it.
2 year(s) ago via
Bishop Sad. I will never buy a impala, charger, or any of the rest of this crap these other companies make. Sadly I guess this means I'll be buying used until Ford makes another real full size car. Just Sad.
2 year(s) ago via
A A 97 Crown Victoria lx was my first car, reliable, there to drink your gas money and keep you safe all the while providing comfort, safety and affordability. Grace is her name and I'll be damned if I see the last of her kin. Why stop producing a platform that isn't broken?
2 year(s) ago via
Frank J Bring back the rear wheel drive V-8!
2 year(s) ago via
Mike Bolger It was as iconic to the modern police officer as the cow pony was to the cowboy of yesteryear. I drove many and depended on all of them as a career police officer- it was my office, my shelter, my mount and my shield in all weather and despite any danger. It even adapted to the inclusion of all manner of technology installed for the modern crimefighter, yet it never squeezed out the most important component in any patrol car: the cop. Many have tried to accomodate the needs of police officers throughout this land; none has come close to the Crown Vic.
2 year(s) ago via
Carl Ohlman These cars are American icons, dropping them has been nothing short of a tragedy! I'm 28 and there is no other car I have been wanting to go into production more than a "new Crown Victoria! A true American size fullsize sedan, with all of todays features at least as options. The Ecoboost V6 and new 5.0 are perfect for a fullsize sedan. I don't understand why manufacturers think buyers that liked big sedans will just move on to SUV's. It's a huge mistake GM made in the 90's dropping Caprice for the Tahoe. I wish Ford didn't do the same thing. Crown Vic's only weighed between 4100 and 4400 LBS! They have so much potential with modern powertrains. Also a new Town Car is exactly what Lincoln needs, a true flagship. There has got to be a way to bring back these cars!
2 year(s) ago via
Carl Ohlman These cars are American icons, dropping them has been nothing short of a tragedy! I'm 28 and there is no other car I have been wanting to go into production more than a "new Crown Victoria! A true American size fullsize sedan, with all of todays features at least as options. The Ecoboost V6 and new 5.0 are perfect for a fullsize sedan. I don't understand why manufacturers think buyers that liked big sedans will just move on to SUV's. It's a huge mistake GM made in the 90's dropping Caprice for the Tahoe. I wish Ford didn't do the same thing. Crown Vic's only weighed between 4100 and 4400 LBS! They have so much potential with modern powertrains. Also a new Town Car is exactly what Lincoln needs, a true flagship. There has got to be a way to bring back these cars!
2 year(s) ago via
Peter Any american that don't like a crown vic, can't call themselves americans
2 year(s) ago via
ryan sardachuk I agree FULL HEARTEDLY! Ford listen up! you were the last brand name with the last truely full sized car Until you axed it! now they all are smaller and have stubby trunks, and rounded hoods. the crown victoria's styling was far from contemporary, but the fact of the matter is, is that so many people loved it, so it didn't matter how much it aged. quit importing cars from euro ford, and put america back into the term "American Car!"
2 year(s) ago via
Lee Henderson I am 28 years old and I have owned 6 panther chassis cars! 2 1992 Crown Vic LXs(one of which was my FIRST car by personal choice might I add, not inherited or picked out for me, I searched for it , I found it, I bought it, A '96 P71, '99 Grand Marquis LS, '05 Crown Vic LX, and an '01 Grand Marquis GS. I LOVE them. I am Incredibly disappointed that Ford has not chosen to update the V8 RWD body on frame car that not only made their company what it is today, but made Ford famous the world over. The car deserves new styling, the coyote V8, 6 speed auto, and stability control systems to bring it into the new century. Right now I have an '11 Mustang GT and '11 F150 with this new 5.0 motor in it and honestly I couldn't ask for much more big league power, segment leading fuel economy. I will be starting A family one day and I will need A fine car to drive my wife and children around. I WILL NOT buy fwd, v6 anything. period If i have to I will put A coyote crate motor in A used Crown Vic...I would rather buy A new V8 RWD Ford sedan... Don't disappoint me.
2 year(s) ago via
I always thought Ford had a better idea but when they killed off the C.V., they threw their "better ideas" out the window. Com-on FoMoCo, you brought back the Taurus when everyone wanted it back, Well, we want a Big Ford again so bring back the Crown Vic. or call it a Galaxie, just bring back a full-size car..
2 year(s) ago via
Michael Masin Ford Killed off it's Australian equivalent, the Fairlane, in 2007, it would have become the new Crown Victoria when the Falcon, Mustang and other RWDs, including the Panther models, were going to share a platform, when the Global Rear Wheel Drive (GRWD) platform was put on hold, the Fairlane ws killed off, and with it any plans for a new Crown Victoria.
2 year(s) ago via
Kurtis Schofield Amen. I resent being steered into something that is too small for me. I want to keep buying my big cars. Isn't it a manufacturer's job to sell what the customers demand? Not just the young customers, or the customers who are considered fashionable, ALL THE CUSTOMERS!
3 year(s) ago via
T Craig-P71CV 100% agreed!! Bring back the Crown Victoria!!! @Tyler Smith, The Crown Victoria might not appeal to you or your generation, but there are still big car fans out there who want them and I'm one of them. I'm only 42 and I have owned nothing but big cars. I grew up in the 70's and 80's where big cars were the king of the road. At 18 my first car was a 1977 Plymouth Fury (bigger than the Crown Victoria), I've owned a full size Dodge, Buick, Grand Marquis, Chrysler Fifth Avenue (rear wheel drive version), and two Crown Victorias (I'll be getting my third Crown Victoria in a year or two as I want to pick up a 2011 P71 CV when the police start selling them off). There are older and young people who will always desire a big car. Just because you don't like them does not mean that Ford should not make them. You stated that Crown Victorias have a "pathetic list of standard/availible features." For those of us who like these cars we don't drive them for all the fancy optional gadgets that most new smaller cars come with these days. We own them because they are what we want. Body on frame, rear wheel drive, they are comfortable, durable, cheap to maintain, and they will be on the road long after your generation's imported rice rocket Hondas are in the junk yard being recycled into toasters and lawn mowers. Myself and others like these cars as good basic reliable transportation. We are not looking for an entertainment center on four wheels. I'm personally not interested in the fancy sterio, DVD, satellite and sound systems. I don't care about any of this On Star crap that GM offers as I don't like the idea of being tracked where I am going. I don't need car with a "chill zone" as Chrysler calls it to keep my can of pop cold or heated cup holders. I don't need car that has internet, text messaging and makes telephone calls. Heck, that last thing I need is friends or family tracking me down when I'm out for a drive. If they want to talk to me they can wait until I get home. When I'm out in my Crown Vic that is my home away from home, my sanctuary, my little piece of heaven. I don't need any fancy gadgets for people to get a hold of me while I'm in my car. If I wanted all that crap I'd be driving a Focus instead of a Crown Victoria.
3 year(s) ago via
Allan Watson I bought a used 2008 grand Marquis and nearly bought a new one when I heard they were discontinuing it and the crown Vic. Just goes to show you how messed up the marketing is in the American auto industry. Ford had a product that sold well year after year , admittedly to a select market, and they cancel it to make people buy something new that they don't want. GM did it a few years back with the cameronand Firebirds--cheap sports cars that appealed to working class young guys.
3 year(s) ago via
Erik Swensen i agree with patrick, bring back the crown vic, but with the "truck versions" of the ecoboost 3.5 and the 5.0 as they are designed for low end torque on regular gas. 6-speed automatic is a must as the old 4-speed auto killed the performance of them in the past (if Mercury was still alive this would make an awesome Maurader setup). Make it available with either 2.73, 3.15, or 3.31 gears for civilian cars, 3.55 for police interceptors and special high performance versions. optional dual climate control, heated/cooled leather seats and some of the do dads the the current taurus has.
3 year(s) ago via
Eric Rucki Just throw the ecoboost from the f150. They tested that to be reliable in their torture test.
3 year(s) ago via
Tyler Smith Ford did not discontinue production of the Crown Vic for law enforcement, but will shortly. It will be replaced with a pursuit edition of the Taurus Sho. In my opinion, the Crown Vic was ugly, had the most pathetic list of standard/available features, and was compiled of the most pathetic, cheap materials. Honestly, there is no room in this day and age for a large, bulky sedan that will never be worth the money.
3 year(s) ago via
Connor Roesnik i completely agree!
3 year(s) ago via
se by The crown victoria should definitely be brought back. Your just loosing $ letting dodge and chevy have police business. There was also a 90s crown victoria station wagon that was very rare that i liked. That would be neat to have if you brought it back......im not going to push my luck though.
3 year(s) ago via
Patrick Collins Ford let this car rot on the vine, just like the Taurus of old, the Ranger and the previous north American Focus. A Crown Vic with the new ecoboost V6 and a 6 speed transmission with a 5.0 V8 option along with some interior upgrades could sell thousands of copies and keep the police/livery market from running to Dodge Chargers and the new Chevy Caprice.
3 year(s) ago via
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