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  • Possibly the mass air flow sensor. Both my 2000 and my 2002 both had the same problem. It is about $150-200 installed by the dealer.
  • thank you, thats what i thought, and i will do it my self it 65 bucks for the sensor
  • If I floor the accelerator on my T.C. there is an approximately one second delay until the power reaches the wheels I have also noticed this on a few Grand Marquis I drove before deciding on the T.C.
    The power delivery on the Three Devilles I have owned including the present DTS have been almost instantaneous. I wonder if this is a characteristic of Ford power trains or what may be the difference in these two different brands of car. The delay occurs even if I use the button on the shifter to put the transmission in third. I actually prefer the Lincoln transmission over the Cadillacs in that it has real braking power on steep down grades where as the Devilles require lots of braking even in Third gear. I assume the delay has something to do with product design and wondered if anyone could explain in laymen terms what that is.
  • I just read you post on Edmunds about the air conditioning problem you were having with
    you Town Car. Mine is doing the same thing.

    The evaporator and drier both feel cool when you put your hands on them. However,
    regardless of the temp setting the heater seems to blow. It is as if the blend door is
    stuck to block the cool air from coming in and allowing the heat to come in from the
    heater core.

    Did you find a solution to your problem? If so, what was the fix? My email is autoteach@hughes.net

    Thanks
  • I noticed in the Ft. Worth paper Saturday that a Lincoln-Mercury dealer's (Manuel Lincoln Mercury Ft. Worth) ad showed a photo of a 2008 Town Car with a bubble next to it that said "Last Ones!". Do they know something we don't? Those of you with TCs ought to ask your dealer if the is the last year for the Town Car. It is not going to help resale value. By the way, the same ad said "Save $8,000 off MRSP" under the TC illustration.
  • I might be too late responding, but anyway, here goes. I just replaced a 1996 T/C Signature series. Had 163,500 miles on it. Only problems encountered in over 90,000 of driving it was a blown air bag, blown intake manifold, ( original was made of plastic ), and just had the ball joints replaced. ( originals were non greasable). No other problems encountered in 7 years of ownership. Highway milage averaged 25-27 mpg, @70 mph with A/C running. In town varied between 17 & 20 mpg. And, best of all is that air ride. Sorta like riding in a Greyhound. Can't beat it. Just bought an '03 Cartier with 60k on it. Contacted the original owner, who gave me the entire service history. No problems ever encountered with the '03. Hope it does as well as the '96
  • Just purchased an '03 T/C Cartier. Can anyone give me a list of the additional equipment on a Cartier that isn't on a Signature, or Executive model? Formerly had a '96 T/C Signature Series with over 165k on it. Hope the '03 gives as good service as the '96 did.
  • I hope owners will read the Edmunds review of 2008 Lincoln Town Car. I was surprised at many of the statements and opinions given. I will state just one to get the discussion started, the average fuel economy I get in my 2005 T.C. is around 20 + city and around 29 highway. The Edmunds review is approximately 40% lower both city and highway. There were too many other statements and opinions cited for me to feel comfortable about the objectivity of the test drive.
    To be sure T.C. is not a sports car but it handles a lot better than the review indicates. I am not going to state that I know i'm right about this difference about
    T.C. but only ask other owners to read the Edmunds review under 2008 Lincoln Town Car and post your own driving experiences here. We do have a vested interest in that giving Town Car a reputation as stated in the review could well cause prospective buyers to go elsewhere and lower the cash and trade in value of our cars. My experience with my T.C. has been very good to this point and must take exception to much of what was said in the review. I hope other owners will take the time to post their actual experiences with T.C. here.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,326
    Signature Series
    Sriver/Passenger 8 way power seats
    Memory mirrors
    Garage door opener
    electronic mirrors'compass group
    steering wheel with center horn and audio'temp control buttons
    snoflake aluminum wheels
    Alpine Audio System with Premium AF/FM stereo/cassette

    CARTIER SERIES
    In addition to Signature Series
    Exclusive Premium leather seat trim
    Heated front seats
    Analog clock
    Dual exhaust
    Gold pckage
    16 inch Cartier chrome aluminum wheels

    I apologize for having only the 1999 brochure from which the above was taken.
    Suspect the 03 Cartier has the disc over the casette. Not much changes with Lincoln from year to year.

    Anyway, see what you have that you didn't have after you were had. ;)
  • gyrene40gyrene40 Posts: 4
    thanks a bunch for the info. appreciate you taking the time to respond. the dealer couldn't give me any info on what actually came with the car. DUH!!! not my favorite dealer anyway. would not take any car of mine into their service dept. all they do is pad the work, and raise the price. guess most of their customers have enough money for the prices not to bother them, or they don't know what the price for work should be.
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    I can't find a test of the 2008 -just the 2007. I don't pay much attention to road tests. I just drive the car myself. No car buff likes the Town Car. No magazines waste any time writing about anything other than a Challenger, the new Camero or the hopped up CTS or STS . I've had them all -from Mustangs to Jaguars and I am perfectly happy getting into and driving all day a comfortable, quiet big sedan that gets adequate gas mileage. My 2003 Cadillac Deville is just fine and the Town Car is even better with a better reliability record. I don't care in the least what some 25 year old car reviewer thinks about the Town Car. I wouldn't have thought much of it when I was 25 either. A negative report won't affect resale value because cars like these are heavily discounted out the door and worth virtually nothing in 5 years -$10k or less for a $50k MSRP.vehicle. I look at the CU reliability report and ignore the teeny bopper's opinions of the cars I like.
  • aladdinsanealaddinsane Posts: 182
    Is there ANY chance of the TC getting ESC, either standard or an option, anytime in future? It seems that this model's days are numbered, unfortunately. Wotta pity. :( ESC would serve it well, especially in the snow belt.
    Anyone have an answer or clue? :confuse:

    Does the 2008 model have Ford's SYNC?

    Hope to learn from someone in the know here.

    Thanx!

    Peace!<- AladdinSane<- :shades: -
  • brhalltxbrhalltx Posts: 4
    The Town Car has long been Lincoln's bedrock -- it is the brand's highest-volume model, and it boasts extremely high customer satisfaction and loyalty. Lincoln's goals for the redesigned 2003 model were to enhance the qualities that define Town Car -- room, ride, comfort and safety -- and instill newfound precision in the car's driving dynamics.

    For 2003, Town Car will be offered in Cartier, Signature and Executive series, as well as long wheelbase Cartier L and Executive L models. Town Car is built in Wixom, Michigan.

    Refinement, Comfort, Convenience
    For 2003, the Town Car has more formal bodywork, including a redesigned hood, fenders and quarter panels. There are 11 exterior colours, as well as three two-tone colour combinations.

    Up front, a new chromed Lincoln signature grille stands more upright and is flanked by quad-beam halogen headlamps that are 60 per cent brighter than last year's design and standard on Signature and Executive series. High intensity discharge headlamps and halogen fog lights are standard on Cartier models, and the stand up Lincoln star hood ornament returns.

    The interior of the Town Car mixes traditional and contemporary elements to create a warm, inviting atmosphere. The soft touch instrument panel and doors are subtly grained and available in four palettes: a two-tone Dark Stone and Medium Light Stone, a Medium Dark Parchment and Light Parchment combination, Espresso and Medium Light Stone, or monochromatic black. The interior volume of the Town Car is unchanged at 3,763.3 litres (132.9 cubic feet), but a 38.1 mm (1.5 inch) increase in front seat travel and a host of other design changes to the seats, instrument panel and door trim panels improve overall comfort and stowage space.

    The overall utility of Town Car's best in class 594.7-litre (21-cubic foot) trunk is significantly improved:

    * The relocation of the mini-spare tire to the right hand wheelwell has freed up a large parcel shelf behind the rear seat backs.
    * On Cartier models, the deep well in the centre of the trunk is now fitted with a removable covered bin ideal for stowing grocery bags, a first aid kit and other items. A new trunk organizer is optional on other models.
    * The decklid opening is 198 mm (7.8 inches) wider and the liftover height is slightly lower.

    A power trunk pull down, which securely latches the trunk with minimal effort, is standard on all Town Cars. Cartier models are fitted with a convenient full power trunk lid that can be opened or closed using the key fob or key pad.

    The Cartier L and Executive L models, which ride on a 152 mm (6 inch) longer wheelbase than standard Town Cars, boast more rear seat legroom than any regular production car or truck on the road today a total of 1,193.8 mm (47 inches).

    A rear seat amenities package is standard on both the Cartier L and Executive L. The package offers an even more comprehensive array of comfort and convenience features, including additional audio and climate controls mounted in the armrest, two additional powerpoints, an ashtray and cigar lighter in each door, a control to adjust the fore and aft position of the front passenger seat and heated rear seats.

    New Frame
    The Town Car's front frame rails are now fully boxed sections of hydroformed steel. The new rails are filled with structural foam in key locations to help control the dissipation of crash energy through the frame for improved offset crash performance. The frame's torsional rigidity overall has been increased by 24 per cent, and its resistance to vertical bending has been improved by 20 per cent.

    New Steering and Front Suspension
    The new frame allowed Lincoln engineers to make major changes to the independent short-and-long arm front suspension to improve ride quality. They also replaced the older model's recirculating-ball steering gear with a new rack-and-pinion system that offers greater precision, less friction and weighs 10.2 kilograms (22.5 pounds) less. The new steering rack is a variable ratio design. A new speed sensitive, variable assist power steering control module complements the new rack.

    The front suspension's upper and lower control arms are a new, more robust design, and the lower arm is now made of aluminum. Ride motions are controlled by steel coil springs and monotube dampers. Additionally, a new front stabilizer bar with "grippy" bushings helps improve steering centre feel and reduce lateral compliance.

    Revised Rear Suspension
    The Town Car's live axle rear suspension is located by upper and lower control arms and a lateral Watt's linkage. The rear monotube dampers are mounted farther outboard than the previous design to better manage the unsprung mass of the axle and reduce the transmission of road impacts into the car's structure.

    This design change, coupled with a 14 mm increase in track width, is designed to keep the rear of the vehicle firmly planted during cornering on rough roads or washboard surfaces. A rear stabilizer bar is now fitted to all Town Cars. Load levelling air springs maintain a constant ride height regardless of vehicle load.

    More Powerful Brakes
    All 2003 Lincoln Town Cars are fitted with a four-wheel anti-lock disc brake system and a new dual-rate brake booster that provides additional assist in emergency situations. Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) is used to dynamically proportion braking forces. EBD effectively raises the threshold for ABS engagement by optimizing front-to-rear brake bias.

    Twin-piston calipers that are 16 per cent stiffer than the previous design grip the Town Car's 305 mm vented front rotors. Stiff rotors are less susceptible to brake roughness. The rear brakes use 295 mm vented rotors and single piston calipers.

    More Power, More Refinement
    For 2003, all Lincoln Town Car models are powered by a 4.6-litre, single-overhead cam V-8 engine with two valves per cylinder and dual exhaust that produces 239 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 287 foot-pounds of torque at 4,100 rpm. This is an increase of 19 horsepower and 22 foot- pounds of torque.

    The Town Car's four-speed automatic transmission has been recalibrated to increase the speed of downshifts by 0.2 seconds to 0.3 seconds. The rear axle ratio is 3.27:1. All-speed traction control, which uses the ABS system and throttle intervention to manage wheel spin, is standard on all models.

    Numerous changes were made to this proven powertrain to improve its refinement by reducing noise, vibration and harshness. Other powertrain improvements include a 20 per cent increase in engine oil capacity and a new returnless fuel delivery system for reduced emissions. Highway economy is improved by two miles per gallon to 9.4L/100km (25 mpg); fuel economy in city driving is unchanged at 13.8L/100km (17 mpg). Fuel capacity is 72 litres (15.8 Imperial gallons).

    Quieter Cabin
    In addition to the powertrain NVH actions, the team made several significant changes to the Town Car's bo
  • gyrene40gyrene40 Posts: 4
    Many thanks for all the great info on the '03 Town Car. It is much appreciated. We're getting accustomed to the differences between the '03 and the '96 we've been driving for over 7 years, and 100k miles. If th '03 gives the same reliability, and performance as the '96, I'll be more than happy. Thanks again.
  • brhalltxbrhalltx Posts: 4
    You're welcome; looks like it got cut off, so here's the rest:

    Quieter Cabin: In addition to the powertrain NVH actions, the team made several significant changes to the Town Car&#146;s body structure to reduce noise intrusion into the cabin.

    * A new laminated steel dash panel replaces the previous model&#146;s single-ply design.
    * Thicker sound insulation is used in the wheelhouses, roof, body pillars and doors.
    * An aluminum floor pan doubler is bonded to the sheet metal in the front passenger footwell area to attenuate road noise.
    * A stronger steel instrument panel brace reduces steering column shake and eliminates squeaks and rattles.
    * New body and cowl seals reduce air leakage into the cabin by 20 percent.

    At idle, the interior sound level is only 40 decibels. At partial throttle, the Town Car&#146;s speech articulation index, which measures a driver&#146;s ability to follow a conversation with a rear seat passenger without turning his head, remains well above 90 percent up to 3,000 rpm in first gear (higher is better). At wide-open throttle, the articulation index remains above 80 percent up to about 4,000 rpm.

    While overall sound levels and loudness in the cabin are reduced, engineers have tuned the intake and exhaust systems to allow a strong fourth order engine note &#150; the firing order sound of a powerful American V-8 &#150; to come through under acceleration.

    Section 4. A Safety Leader

    The Town Car&#146;s robust new frame and industry-leading safety technologies developed by Ford Motor Company help protect Town Car drivers and passengers if a collision is unavoidable.

    Personal Safety System

    The 2003 Town Car is equipped with Ford Motor Company&#146;s Personal Safety System, which is one of the most comprehensive driver and front seat passenger restraint systems available. It includes dual-stage air bags and safety belts with retractor pretensioners and energy management retractors.

    The system monitors belt usage and uses a front crash severity sensor and a driver&#146;s seat position sensor to tailor the force of air bag deployment for a variety of front-impact situations for enhanced occupant protection. In low-speed collisions, the front air bags may not deploy at all if the system determines that the safety belts alone can provide appropriate protection, or if the front passenger seat is empty.

    The pretensioners tighten the front safety belts in the first milliseconds of a severe impact to help keep occupants in front of the air bags. The risk of chest injury is reduced because the energy management retractors release small amounts of belt webbing to manage the forces created by the vehicle&#146;s sudden deceleration.

    Town Car continues to feature BeltMinder&#153;, which chimes to remind the driver to buckle up. According to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study, BeltMinder improves belt usage by 5 percent, which they described as &#147;significant.&#148;

    A Solid Foundation

    The 2003 Town Car is expected to perform well in U.S. government crash tests, thanks in part to frame improvements and safety features like the Personal Safety System.

    * The new hydroformed front frame rails are filled with structural foam in key locations to help control the dissipation of crash energy for improved frontal and offset crash performance.
    * The steel number three crossmember, which ties the frame together behind the A-pillar, is a more robust design that helps manage side impact crash forces by transferring energy across the frame structure into the opposite rail.
    * The front roof rails and rocker panels are reinforced for improved offset and side impact protection.
    * A new 5-mph front bumper system improves high-speed crash performance by providing additional crush space. Repair costs also should be lower because the system has fewer parts.

    Town Car&#146;s side-impact beams in all four doors and standard driver and front passenger side air bags further enhance side-impact crash performance.

    DIMENSIONS

    Vehicle Type

    Four-door, Six-passenger full-size sedan
    Exterior Dimensions Signature, Cartier, Executive
    (inches / millimeters) Cartier L, Executive L (if different)
    (inches / millimeters)
    Overall length 215.4 / 5,470.8 221.4 / 5,623.2
    Overall width 78.2 / 1,986.6
    Overall height 59.0 / 1,498.9 59.1 / 1,501.5
    Wheelbase 117.7 / 2,990.4 123.7 / 3,142.8
    Track width, front 63.4 / 1,610.7
    Track width, rear 65.9 / 1,673.3
    Ground clearance 5.7/ 145.3
    Interior Dimensions
    Headroom
    1st row 39.3 / 999 39.38 / 1,000.2
    2nd row 37.6 / 956.2 37.86 / 961.6
    Shoulder room
    1st row 60.6 / 1,538
    2nd row 60.3 / 1,530.8 59.93 / 1,522.2
    Hip room
    1st row 57.3 / 1,455.1
    2nd row 58.0 / 1,472.1
    Leg room
    1st row 45.8 / 1,163.9
    2nd row 41.1/ 1,044 46.96 / 1,192.8
    Hip-point to ground
    (@ curb weight) 21.8 in. / 554 cm 21.77 in. / 552.9 cm
    Passenger volume 112.7 cu. ft. 120.5 cu. ft.
    Interior storage space 1,940 cu. in / 0.0318 cu. m.
    EPA interior volume 113 cu. ft. / 3.2 cu. m. 120.5 cu. ft. / 3.4 cu. m.
    Total trunk volume 21.1 cu. ft. / 0.583 cu. m.
    Base Curb Weight (pounds / kilograms)
    Executive 4,308 / 1,954
    Signature 4,310 / 1,956
    Cartier 4,352 / 1,974
    Executive L 4,428 / 2,008
    Cartier L 4,467 / 2,026
    Payload Capacity (pounds / kilograms)
    Passengers 900 / 408.24
    Cargo 2 00 / 90.72

    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

    5,534 lbs. / 2,510.22 kilos
    Engine Data
    Engine type SOHC two-valve, 90-degree V-8
    Displacement 4.6 liters / 281 cu. in.
    Bore 3.55 in. / 90.2 mm
    Stroke 3.54 in. / 90.0 mm
    Compression ratio 9.4:1
    Horsepower and torque 239 hp @ 4,900 rpm, 287 lbs.-ft. torque @ 4,100 rpm
    Head Aluminum
    Block Deep-skirted cast iron with cross-bolted main bearings
    Intake manifold Tuned composite
    Exhaust manifold Cast iron high-sil moly
    Crankshaft Forged steel
    Valve sizes 44.50 mm intake, 36.01 mm exhaust
    Pistons Hypereutectic with low-friction coated skirts, low-tension rings
    Connecting rods Cracked powdered metal
    Engine management EEC-V with fail-safe cooling feature
    Fuel induction Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection
    Oil capacity 6 quarts / 5.67 liters
    Ignition Coil-on-plug
    Emission control EEC-V with EGR and catalyst
    Emission level Interim Tier 2 Bin 7 (qualifies as ULEV in California)
    Recommended fuel Regular unleaded (87 octane)

    Transmission

    Model 4R70W four-speed automatic, with overdrive lockout
    Ratios
    1st 2.71
    2nd 1.53
    3rd 1.00
    4th 0.71
    Reverse 2.18
    Rear axle ratio 3.27:1
    Limo rear axle ratio 3.55:1
    Fuel Economy
    Highway 25 mpg
    City 17 mpg
    Fuel tank size 19 gal. / 71.92 liters
    Coefficient of drag 0.37
    Brakes
    Four-wheel power disc brakes with ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution and dual-rate panic-assist booster
    Front disc diameter 12.2-inch / 305 mm ventilated rotors, two-piston calipers
    Rear disc diameter 11.8-inch / 295 mm ventilated rotors, single-piston calipers
    Pad material Orga
  • brhalltxbrhalltx Posts: 4
    Brakes
    Four-wheel power disc brakes with ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution and dual-rate panic-assist booster
    Front disc diameter 12.2-inch / 305 mm ventilated rotors, two-piston calipers
    Rear disc diameter 11.8-inch / 295 mm ventilated rotors, single-piston calipers
    Pad material Organic
    Steering
    Type Variable ratio rack and pinion with speed-sensitive assist
    Turning diameter:
    Executive, Signature, Cartier 39.86 feet / 12.15 meters
    Cartier L, Executive L 41.6 feet / 12.7 meters
    Overall ratio 18.5:1
    Suspension
    Front suspension Independent short and long arm with monotube dampers, steel coil springs and stabilizer bar
    Rear suspension Live axle with Watt's linkage, monotube dampers, air springs and stabilizer bar
    Wheels and Tires
    Wheel size 17-inch by 7-inch "Euroflange" cast aluminum
    Tire size P225/60R17 Michelin LTX all-season
    Safety and Security
    Air Bags Dual stage driver and passenger front air bags; seat-mounted side air bags for outboard front seats
    Safety belts Three-point, height-adjustable safety belts for driver and outboard front passenger seat, with load-limiting retractors and retractor pretensioners; lap belt for center front seat; three-point safety belts for rear seating positions
    Child safety Child-proof rear door locks and rear seat LATCH mounting points
    Security SecuriLock passive anti-theft system, remote keyless entry
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    There are several people who you can search on that sell automobile brochures. You can certainly easily find one for the 2003 Town Car. I've dealt with several of them and they are all honest and make a business of selling brochures.
  • tmonte44tmonte44 Posts: 3
    There is a recall on 1997 TC due to Cruise Control fire hazzard. Go to Google and type in 1997 Town Car recalls or check with Ford or your dealer.
  • tmonte44tmonte44 Posts: 3
    '97 Town Car, 78,320 miles go about 10 miles and it goes back to 78,320.
    Any suggestions?
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    I finally found a brochure for what is left of the 2008 Town Car. One model - A Signature Limited plus the L and a couple of option packages. Doesn't look as if the Town Car is recieving much attention from Ford..
  • just got a real fancy brochure in the mail from Lincoln,highliting all of it's cars. This is all on thick paper, high gloss color photos, the whole nine yards. it is about 28 pages long. I think that the interiors got a lot more press than the exteriors as there are a lot of 2 page spreads on a number of the autos' interiors. there are a few suv's and a truck featured, the MARK LT. But no town car. Even before I bought mine last year I knew they were going to stop producing it. I saw the lincoln manager at my local store last week and he played down the fact that he had no town cars. He said there were a few out there. Yea, right. Anyway, it's history, sure glad I got mine before they stopped making them. Oh yes, they have a page introducing the 2009 MKS. It really looks nice, can't get a real good look at the whole car but it sure is nice. Not in the same league as the town car. I'll be headed to Newport Beach in a couple of weeks for vacation, can hardly wait, looking forward to the drive.

    Actually, I just looked at the brochure again, and the MKZ is the only auto Lincoln has. All the rest were suv's and a truck. the last page you have to turn upside down to see the 2009 MKS. The more I look at it, the more I like it. It has the grill from one of their concept cars, real cool. And what I can see of it, could give the bmers a run for the mone
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    There IS a 2008 Town Car and Lincoln does have a brochure on it -the fold out one that you get in the mail and the expanded one that dealers have. As I said -there is one model -the Signature Limited plus the Signature L. I have no idea as to how dealers order them or how many are being built. I assume since the brochures are titled 2008 Town Car, there are Town Cars being sold.
  • let's see if I got this right. there's a brochure on the 2008 town car, although it (08 town car) isn;'t so much as mentoned in the latest Lincoln brochure I've seen. My salesman say's they are around, but he doesn't have one and there aren't any to be seen in my zip code. other people say Lincoln makes them, but none of these people have seen one or know where to get one' There's a picture of the "new" Lincoln town car to the right of this post, but that ain't a real one and, it kinda looks like an 07.. Sounds like smoke and mirrors to me.
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    Why don't you simply ask the dealer whether he can order one? If he can't then that answers the question. There are plenty of 2007's around as well as 2006's. Nothing has changed on them. Ford has a market for these cars in the livery business. There are hundreds of them just in the New York City area. Apparently Ford could care less whether or not you buy one because they only have one model available (plus the L) and they aren't advertising them.. With a limited supply of Lincoln Town Cars you aren't going to find a surplus of 2008's at every dealer. There might be some at big Lincoln/Mercury dealers. They may have to be special ordered. It is obvious that Ford is not pushing them but since there IS a catalog for them and Ford has a Lincoln web site that describes them I assume that they can be ordered. I'll look around for a 2007 when I'm ready so availability of an identical 2008 is not relative.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    My 2005 Signature Limited only has 29,000 miles on it but am wondering what is happening to Town Car as the 2009 model year approaches. On the positive side, my Town Car gets around 29 miles to the gallon in highway driving which to me is a great fuel economy for such a comfortable and luxurious car. I also own a Cadillac DTS which only gets a little over 26 miles per gallon on highways. The Cadillac is not nearly as comfortable for me but I do like them both. I am hoping Lincoln is making enough on Town Car to keep it in production for 2009. If anyone knows please post so we will know.
  • izaclown1izaclown1 Posts: 116
    How are you getting 29 mpg? The best I have gotten on my 2002 is 26.5 mpg on flat ground on interstate going through Alabama and Mississippi near the coast on flat land.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    29 MPG is a regular average for me in my 2005 T.C. in highway driving.
    I am light on braking if there is no one behind me which I'm sure saves fuel and brakes. My DTS gets around 26.5 on the highway but weighs 400 lbs. less than T.C. I use regular fuel in T.C. and premium in DTS. At 29 MPG average I really don't feel I need a hybrid but hope they will be adapted to T.C. if the model remains in the Lincoln lineup. I was getting an average of about 30 MPG on my 2004 Deville so am disappointed about the drop in fuel economy in the 2006 model, think it has something to do with gear ratios.
  • dispencer2dispencer2 Posts: 299
    I guess I'll give up on the Town Car and look around for a year old DTS when I want to replace my 2003.. It is obvious with one model and no navigation system that the Town Car is no longer competitive and I don't want to buy an orphan. I get 31-33 MPG on my 2003 DeVille and it only has 64,000 miles on it so I'll probably keep it for another couple of years. It has been totally dependable. Hopefully Cadillac will replace its 2000 body in the next few years and offer something new and different. I was very interested in the Town Car but Ford doesn't seem to be.. I think that it is highly doubtful that there will be a 2009 Town Car unless you happen to be a livery fleet operator in New Jersey.
  • I just finished a trip to newport beach and the 2007 town car, as always, performed greatly. I would drive the heck out of it even if it got 10 miles per gallon. Can't mention a cadillac and a town car in the same breath. How many Lincoln limos do you see and how many cadillac limos do you see. those people that make a living driving people around make a strong statement about the car. GM will probably be belly up pretty soon, just got passed big time by Toyota, damn I should have bought Toyota stock, still think I will. Town cars rule,
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