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Lincoln Town Car



  • chris555chris555 Posts: 2
    i do not like the towncar, although it would make an okay hearse.
  • jqpublicjqpublic Posts: 2
    I own a '93 Towncar with 80k on it. Averages 25mpg on highway, 23mpg in city, accelerates quickly, brakes quickly, easy to dodge traffic, brakes well, and looks great. I don't like the new style at all. I've driven the new '99 model and felt cooped up in the new wrap around interior design. I may look for a newer well maintained version of the old design. The trunk space and ride are the best. I'm in real estate and my clients all praise the cars ride and interior. Most say they have never ridden in a towncar and would now buy one if they were in the market for that size car. My Lexus friends love their cars too, but they don't have the interior room at all.
  • johnnjohnn Posts: 1
    I am buying my first Town Car. It has the sig. Touring package and a couple of other options like the premium package(moon roof/ cd changer).
    I had the oportunity to ride in a Town car and talk to Limo drivers in NY City - it reinforced my decision to buy the car. My test drive cemented my decision. The new Town Car with the signature touring package is truly awsome.
    I was connected to a dealer through - I made a fantastic deal (43700 down to 34300).
    A lot of car for the money!!
    I drive daily an 82 Mark with 78k miles on it. I've taken this car on numerous trips to Nor. Cal. and always found it to be the most comfortable car I've driven. The 5.0 ltr. engine is no screamer but it is very smooth.

    I've almost no problems with this car outside of its digital dash. I'd never choose this option on my own but it came with the car so I'll live with it. My wife hates the car until she's in the passenger seat on a long drive north.

    The 69 Mark III is very different from my 82 in that this car reallly gets up and moves. The car is very imposing but it has the horses to back its size and stature. I enjoy driving this car mostly for its smooth horse power and bordello interior.

    The 4.6 ltr. engine most likley is similar to my 5.0 ltr. 82 Mark but if the Lincoln ride and quality is there you've still got a great car. In New York they use these cars as regular livery because they are so durable.
  • towncar1towncar1 Posts: 7
    Dad has owned Lincolns since 1957, not one has been a lemon. All received over 100K miles except one it was totaled at 50K. Recently traded a 95 TC signature with 102K maintenance free miles, for a 99 TC signature. I was not crazy about the body style until he started driving it. I have owned two a 86 Continental, I recently gave to an uncle with 320K on it, and 94 Mark VIII with 95K on it. Only minor suspension problems with the 86, and zero problems with the VIII. I have alway found lincoln/fords to be very dependable for me. My wife has a 96 Explorer that has only received oil changes and one transmission service. I only buy domestic all ford.
  • georgeedgeorgeed Posts: 2
    My wife says that I have no eye for cars, but has anyone noticed that the '99 Lincoln looks like the '49 Lincoln with a mild design update? Lived next door to a dentist with a '49 Lincoln as a kid, never forgot its style.
  • jheflinjheflin Posts: 7
    I purchased a '98 Town Car (Signature), because I love that body style. I hadn't thought about it before, but you are right. I can now see the resemblance. I can also see the Jaguar resemblance. It is still a great looking car in its own right.
  • chris555chris555 Posts: 2
    No one should compare any American car to a Jaguar. The only good thing about Ford's ownership being the improvement in manufacturing quality. Yet, I hope that there will never be a time where you can say: "Yep, thats American." German luxury all the way. I dont like American cars due to their percentage of rubber feel and plastic trim pieces. Still, when will American cars be truly comparable to those across the pond? I really dont like Lincoln's (with the exception of the Navigator).
  • babohrerbabohrer Posts: 1
    purchased 99 signature series towncar for fiancee one week ago. great car. get the touring package, suspension upgrades, dual exhaust, more hp. she sold 93 towncar with 75k for
    9k. had no problems with 93 except for paint.
    she wanted another one. got almost 11k off msrp
    and ford has .9%/36 mo. 1.9%/48 mo. 2.9%/60 mo. can not find a better ride for that money. one defect in car. nut not tightened down from battery
    to main power distribution box. i found and fixed quickly, but did cause minor embarrasment when
    car failed to start at a friends house.
  • vosakivosaki Posts: 5
    I rent Lincoln Town Cars quite often, it's pretty neat. You see new Town Cars advertised in the LA papers for a little more than $30,000, after whatever rebates are being offered. For that kind of money, they seem like a pretty good deal.
    The only problem I have with the car is its image. When I see a an older one on the road, it's invariably a old man driving it. Or if its a new one, it's an old man or a middle aged guy driving around without a license plate frame. That's a dead giveaway for a rental.
  • mcginnesmcginnes Posts: 1
    Bought a '99 Town Car Exec model. Took it for a long trip 1200 miles and it performed great. Am wondering if anyone has experienced any vibration which feels something like a tire source but is the same on most roads. I can feel it in the steering wheel and in the seat. Not too objectionable but feel it is not up to Lincoln standards. Anyone have any thoughts on this problem? The quality assurance person at the dealership says he doesn't feel anything different from others he has driven. I'm not sure how good he is or if he is just given me a line--he does work for the dealership after all.
  • gkarggkarg Posts: 230
    I have a 94 Continental that has had a similar vibration since day one (bought used at 16,000.) The difference here is front wheel versus real wheel drive. I purchased custom chrome rims and brand new tires a couple of years ago....hoping it would take care of the vibration, but it didn't. (It sure did improve the looks, though!) So, I now believe it is a driveline vibration and I'm not willing to deal with replacing expensive CV joints, etc. I wonder if your problem is also driveline related ie. having a driveshaft that is not balanced well.

    It really could be a number of things including tires that are out-of-balance. (I had all of my original wheels computer spin balanced after I got the car and that (as I said before) was not the problem.

    Maybe you should drive another 99 TC and see if you experience the vibration....if you don't....I'd definitely have them find the vibration and fix it.
  • ez36mpgez36mpg Posts: 1
    I just bought a 1990 Cartier edition Town Car for my mother. It has 69,000 one owner original miles on it and I got it for $8,500. This car is loaded, has moon roof, jbl, memory seats, the works. I am 38 years old and would not hesitate to leave behind my Honda (I'm on my third Honda) to start enjoying something like this for a change. Talk about comfort, the Town Car is great. Yes, it does seem to float down the road but I find this quite refreshing for a change. I have no problem admitting that I might buy one for myself in the near future.
  • walterchanwalterchan Posts: 61
    Anybody have a 1998 or newer Lincoln Town Car and tell me if anybody have problems in it. I am shopping for a new luxury vehicle.
  • jheflinjheflin Posts: 7
    I have a 98 Signature edition. Great car, no problems. I love the design. Good gas mileage.
  • firelordfirelord Posts: 1
    I have a 97 executive that was purchased new in September 97. It has just under two thousand miles on it. My better half doesn't drive it very much and I prefer the convenience of my P/u truck. We had a 85 Cartier before this (only 32k miles when traded) and a 73 Mark before the 85. We purchased the 97 because it was the last year before the new body style. We drove both and preferred the 97. I have driven it 4 or 5 times and really like the way it rides and handles compared to the 85. It has plenty of power and I feel the love of my life is very safe in it. We owned Cadillacs until 73 and would never go back. They were in the dealership more than my garage and rusted like crazy! When I was younger, I raced a Chevrolet and we had a saying about Fords. You had to drive a Ford in order to race a Chevrolet. I believe it's still true today. If things stay normal, we'll be trading our 97 in 2010! It'll have 25K or 30K on it and you can bet I'll be buying another one!
  • joyce7joyce7 Posts: 1
    I had my eye on an 1996 A4 or A6 Audi and when I went into retest drive them, the salesman pointed out an apple red Lincoln sig series, with all the options including sunroof. First offer he made was $19.900. He called today with a new offer of 18.500., with 41.000 miles in pristine condition. He says he's had it three months and is willing to let it go but it's just off lease. My one concern is, this is a small used car dealership with 60 day full warranty and two year drive train. It rides like a charm but will check out the shock bolts now and I was wondering about a small vibration from what seemed like the driving column on down. Barely noticeable, thought I might be imagining it. Will have mechanic check it out though. I have to say it floats but I always invisioned my next Lincoln to be black. Has anyone seen the red color.
    The one I had twenty years ago was a dream but upkeep was a nightmare.
  • resetreset Posts: 1
    Anybody hear or experience "excess wear" on the 4.6L motor? My 93 towncar has 125000 miles on it and beginning to blow smoke and use 1 quart of oil in 1500 miles. Any bulletins from FORD? or suggestions? Dealer wants $3000 for a new motor.
  • ribcoribco Posts: 1
    I have a 1997 Lincoln TC Executive with 36M. I am very pleased with comfort, mileage, etc. but very dissappointed with annoying air noise mostly on passenger side. I have had it in 3 or 4 times, no luck. (Molding strip replaced, adjustments, rubber padding, door adjustment) Anyone else have the same problem and what are your suggestions?
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