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2001, Ford Crown Victoria
Posted on Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 at 11:56am CST by c3ece586
Company: 2001, Ford Crown Victoria
I bought my 2001 Crown Victoria from MGM Ford Lincoln in Red Deer, Alberta.
It registered 39000+ kilometers and I was told it came with a 100 point
quality used car check and a 6 month warranty.
MGM tried to sell me an extended warranty, but I declined--having heard that
it was a dealership scam.
At about 52,000 kms, the car filled with water through the area around the
heater fan on the left side of the firewall!
That was nearly $500.00!
At 62,000 kms, the Crown Victoria began to drip oil under the right bank of
its 4.6 litre V8 and after a run, the car smelled heavily of burnt oil.
I took the car in to MGM for service thinking that the valve cover gasket
had gone and oil was leaking onto the manifold and thus the burning oil.
However, I was told Crown Victorias came with a poor head gasket and some
hole in it tended to fail.
So MGM put a "new improved head gasket for $2200.00 plus and that was it.
I asked them if it was a manufacturing defect but they denied it and I was
I had bought the Crown Vic for its widespread used by police and taxis
across North America and for its real wheel drive, which I prefer.
Now it has a sluggish pickup and old diesel trucks pass me by1
But Head gasket job at 62,000 Kilometres? That's absolutely ridiculous!
I also let MGM in Red Deer place its front plate on my car BUT TODAY I HAVE
No more servicing at MGM Ford Lincoln at RED Deer, AB.
I have found a better auto shop--by customer recommendation.
1 WILL NOT BUY A FORD AGAIN!