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Lincoln Town Car



  • hemidawghemidawg Posts: 6
    magnum looks like hearse, which you can consider to be either cool or not cool. I personally woudn't drive it. Its also downgraded from the C a bit in lux (being a Dodge)
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    Funny you should make the hearse connection. I had one for a daily driver in the late 70's. Never had toe fungus, though.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    "word on the street is, 06 towncar is a minor refresh--are you expecting more?"

    Eight years running the original '98 means it's time for a major change.

    '06 Zephyr styling offers hope of a change in the Town Car also in '06.

    Mustang GT contains a 300 HP engine and that could be in the '06 TC.

    I'm a conservative optimist ready to pounce on a low mileage '04 XJ8 if disappointed.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,661
    "Did you also know that there are hundreds of other cars to choose from and hundreds of other message boards that embrace those other choices?"

    Beernut, I want to express my gratitude to you for making me aware that there are other cars out there...all this time I actually thought there were only two models out there, a Town Car and a Model T... :) :) :)

    Apparenly you guys want "limo" features, while I want a practical luxury car that can perform...if Caddy can make a DTS and an STS, Lincoln can improve its lumbering carcass to be more than a soft sweet potato on wheels...
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    Well, you see, marsha 7, there you go again... I like your sense of humor, but you've opened yourself up for a knob-scobbing by suggesting that the TC is not "practical".

    I challenge you to put the TC and STS next to on another. Look at them, touch them, feel them, drive them, ride in them - front seat and back.... and then judge them by 1) Luxury. OK, now that the TC has won that, judge them for 2)Practicality. Now that the TC has won that, I yield to the Caddy having a stronger engine, more plastic chrome, better cornering and more cup holders. If that's what you value in a car - ignoring the time the Caddy will spend in the shop - go get one.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    If my body were a car, this is the time I would be
    thinking about trading it in for a newer model.

    My fenders are too wide to be considered stylish.
    They were once as sleek as a little MG; now they
    look more like my mother's old Buick!

    My seat cushions have split open at the seams.
    My seats are sagging.

    Seat belts?.. I gave up all belts when Ben and
    Jerry's opened!

    I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my
    finish, and my paint job is gettin' a little dull...
    and that's not the worst of it!

    Air bags? Forget It! The only bags are under my eyes!
    Not counting the "saddlebags", of course!

    I have sooo many miles on my odometer! Sure,
    I've been many places, and seen a lot of things,
    but when's the last time an appraiser factored
    "life experiences" against depreciation?!

    My headlights are out of focus, and it's especially
    hard to see things up close.

    My traction is definitely not as good as it once was.
    I slip and slide and skid and bump into things, even
    in the best of weather!

    My whitewalls are all stained with varicose veins,
    it takes me hours to reach my maximum speed,
    and I'm burning fuel at an inefficient rate.

    But, here's the worst of it....

    almost every time my engine coughs....
    my radiator leaks!

  • hemidawghemidawg Posts: 6
    well said beernut!
    sweet potato! really! everyone knows the towncar features that famous "mashed potato" ride--a comfort food if ever there was.
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  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,661
    I like leaving myself open for allows the insecure to feel like they have a leg up on me... :) :) :) ...seriously, tho, I have always believed that a luxury car like TC does not have to experience 45 degrees of body roll when turning around a corner...thick sway bars, good shocks and springs, can still ride nice but not be a geezer's car...besides, good handling is a safety factor, allowing one to maintain better control, what is wrong with that???
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Not a thing........
  • hemidawghemidawg Posts: 6
    the L version features a beefier front sway bar, have you driven one?
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Personally, I think the Town Car handles right smartly for her size and girth.....
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    I agree with you completely, nv. But now that you put it in those words, it occurs to me that we, as a group, might have some weird fetish thing going on. Can that be good?
  • muteboymuteboy Posts: 1
    Hi everyone, I am the proud owner of a 1996 TC with 78,000 I love it and have had it for two years now. Does anyone know of a site that is showing pictures of what a redesigned or refreshed Towncar will look like? I know alot of people who were upset with the style when it changed in 1998 however it seems to be growing on most people at this point

    Although I agree that after 7/8 years its time for a major redo, but haven't seen or heard anything on a change or even if the Towncar will continue.
  • ehaaseehaase Posts: 328
    The rumor is that Lincoln will have two new sedans using the Ford Five Hundred platform that will replace the LS and Town Car, although the Town Car may continue on its current platform. The LS replacement would arrive for the 2008 model year, and the Town Car replacement would arrive for the 2009 model year. It will probably be 18 to 24 months before we see any pictures.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    imagine it having a strong resemblence to the 2005 Jag XJ8.
  • w0bymagnusw0bymagnus Posts: 19
    I'll be quite pissy if the Lincoln Town Car is not Lincoln luxury anymore. Ford is so weird.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,661
    No, I have not driven an L...
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Ditto. Take the one car that IS selling, and radically change it....
  • ehaaseehaase Posts: 328
    Your dealer friend may be selling a lot of Town Cars, but Lincoln only sold 4,314 Town Cars in June, and sales for 2005 are down 5.6 percent from last year.
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