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1997 Lincoln Continental Sedan


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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

Review of the 1997 Lincoln Continental

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful, comfortable, and huge.

  • Cons

    Suspension is a bit floaty and doesn't communicate well with the driver.

  • What's New for 1997

    The changes to the 1997 Continental are minor this year. The first is the addition of a single-key locking system that locks the doors,…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (17 total reviews)

Loved it while owned

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Vehicle: 1996 Lincoln Continental

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

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

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


  • 15
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 1997 Lincoln Continental Review

What's New for 1997

The changes to the 1997 Continental are minor this year. The first is the addition of a single-key locking system that locks the doors, glovebox and trunk with a turn of the wrist. The second is the addition of all-speed traction control.

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my interior lights,brake lights,shift lock release,dash,clock,message centerand radio quit working. i replaced body control module and light control module. no power to the fuse block for these acces?...

I have owned a 1968 Continental (suicide doors), 1 1975 MK-IV Lipstick Edition, a 1979 Continental, a 1984 Cartier, a 1986 Town, 2 1987 Towns, 2 1997 Siggies, a 2005 Siggie and presently a 2005 Siggie...

old motor. Certainly at any time since 1998 the Continental could have been revived to challenge the competition without hurting sales of Town Car. However, Ford's investment in Jaguar having bled o...