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Lincoln Continental Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 260 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    The big news for Continental is an optional gee-whiz rescue unit that uses a Global Positioning Satellite to pinpoint your location for…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (17 total reviews)


Loved it while owned

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Vehicle: 1996 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan

Bought one at 112K in 2003. Had 166K when decided to dump it due to suspension going bad for a 3rd time. Tuned it up once & hadn't changed the oil for a good year or so. Replaced tires once. Head liner started falling apart around 130K & the HORRIBLE air suspension. Other than that, no tranny or engine or anything falling apart aside from the liner as i mentioned before. Drove it numerous times from North Carolina to Georgia without any problems. Highway gas mileage great for a fast V8, the city was about 15-17 depending how you drive it. Will I by again...if I change the suspension I would




Air bag suspension expensive to

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Vehicle: 1996 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan

I purchased the vehicle used and had put about 12,000 miles per year on it. At the 130,000 mark everything fell apart. Pieces of the interior are falling apart such as the wood like lining on the front doors. Parts are expensive and difficult to get. The air bag suspension is terrible, tiny tears in the bags put pressure on battery to refill, alternator, and generator. These things need continually replaced. New suspension is upwards of $4500 at dealership. Or get proper suspension for closer to $3000.




Great trip car

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Vehicle: 1996 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan

I bought the car from a friend that had the lockup solenoid changed in the trans. She still had an intermittent problem. After a few days driving it started working fine. No problems in 3 years 130,000. 22mpg at 70mpg. Cars is fast for small 8 and 3800+ lbs. The clear coat is starting to deteriorate since the black car has been in the sun a lot. I would own another.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 1996 Lincoln Continental Review

What's New for 1996

The big news for Continental is an optional gee-whiz rescue unit that uses a Global Positioning Satellite to pinpoint your location for roadside assistance, medical and law enforcement personnel in the event of an emergency -- likely the greatest safety advance since airbags and antilock brakes. Also new are run-flat Michelin tires, a 75th Diamond Anniversary Edition and a standard anti-theft system. It's getting there.

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gregg_vw
gregg_vw
05-30-2012
to boot, but it didn't sell (too expensive). The Continental brand went down at the end of the 50s. The 60s Continentals were distinctive, but that distinctiveness became bloat in the 70s. The 1990 T...


gregg_vw
gregg_vw
02-11-2006
successes are often not evolutionary. Think 61 Continental, the original Mustang, the 1979 Mustang re-design after the forgettable Mustang II, the original Explorer, the 1988 Continental (a successfu...


gregg_vw
gregg_vw
03-10-2009
Well, I certainly agree with you here. First, the MKS is an almost perfect update to the 1988 - 2002 Continental. Secondly, Ford wouldn't have lost so much market share if during the late 90s go-go ye...