Ok, I've owned 2 Continentals. My first
was a 1990 and 2nd (which was a
mistake)was a 1992. On the first one
the air ride went out on it, so I
replaced it with normal shocks($1500).
Then the radiator went and put a rod
knock in the engine. So I got a new one
and know the C/v axles are going on this
one and the rear shocks. The
transmission is shot and the calipers
are frossen. So I'll never buy a
1990-1994 Continental again.
Very smooth ride when air ride system is
Nice interior and exterior
Needs bigger engine
needs better suspension
needs better electrical system
and better transmission
As a imports mechanic, i get used to
fixing or driving lexues, acuras, and
etc. i recently brought this car
because of the price. $1,100 because
the front strut where missing and the
owner could not afford to fix it. So
after fixing the struts costing me
about $800 total. after driving the car
for 100 miles, the coolant started to
leak like crazy. The oil is starting to
leak, and the switch for the windsheild
washer fluid shorted. i am not planing
to keep this car, any longer. it cost
more to maintain then the price of the
car. Besides all the stuff above, this
car gives you a great ride for a long
trip, or just a ride in the city. it
has great insullation.
Ride, limo style back seat, illuminated
Get rid of the air suspention, more
room in the hood to fix, neaten up
Replaced all 4 air suspensions, the
cluster, radio cassette, AC control,
all gaskets... Once, all transmission
fluid leaked out while driving!
Sorry, I am telling the truth.
It still runs well (with my free labor
and time; I cannot charge my wife!) and
I still keep it.
I also had a 96 Lincoln Mark VIII
bought at 79120 miles, transmission
broken down at 79185 miles, the dealer
said, "once you drove it out of out
lot...", had to replace another one
($2700), hundred of things happened
before trading it back at 91 K miles. I
would sin if I sold it to another
victim of it.