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1997 Lincoln Continental - Consumer Reviews

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Base 4.6L V8 4-speed Automatic - (26 reviews )
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By 49erfaithful
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1997 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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Have always driven high end cars & saw this with 48,000 mi on it and want it. Got it for $7,200--No regrets. Great power, extremely reliable & very comfortable for short or long trips. Have 115,000 mi on it now with just regular routine maintenance, new brakes, new tires & new headliner. Exellent cost benefits ratio car to drive when bought used. Combined 20- 21 mpg at 60%/40% highway/city, not bad at all.


Best Features

Powerful front wheel drive engine very stable, good gas mileage, quiet, smooth ride, dependability, CD 6 pack changer, electronic dash instruments panel.


Worst Features

Don't know what anyone can do with this now that the car is out of production, but for the $40,000+ 1997 $ it would have taken to buy this car new, I would have like to have seen a better overall interior high quality feel with a less overstuffed looking back seat.


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Quite a ride for $2,900.00!!!
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By John
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1997 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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I bought a 1997 used Lincoln Continental for a measly 2900 bucks in December of 2004. It has proven itself to be a reliable, comfortable, and quick automobile. I have put about 22000 miles on it in a year and 3 months and the only repairs it required were brakes and a set of tie rod ends. It also is fairly economical for a large sedan with a V8, I get about 22.5 MPG average.


Best Features

Lots of power. Good front wheel drive traction. Quiet comfortable ride.


Worst Features

Torque steer during hard acceleration. Dashboard is a little sub par.


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Great Vehicle!
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By Janaya
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1997 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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Purchased car used. This is Lincoln No. 5, the first were new and this Continental is the best car I have ever owned. Would love to have another. A dream come true. It has given me some wonderful times behind the wheel between NY and NC. (Hope my luck continues now that it is paid off).


Best Features

Comfort, reliability. Sound system.


Worst Features

The only problem is the air conditioning needs freon every season.


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A Great Ride!
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By Mark McGee
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1997 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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The car has great performance, an excellent level of comfort with superb handling for a car of its size and weight.


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Great Ride, High Maintenance
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By Alicia Heath
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1997 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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We had to replace brakes (rotors on front too) at 40,000 miles, and the air conditioning was replaced at this time as well. We purchased this car used with 40,000 miles on it, so it could have been due to the previous driver. However, we also have one plug that gets oil in it way before time for a tune-up, especially if driven for a trip of any distance over 400 or 500 miles. Maintenance cost is much higher than for many cars. However, this car has POWER and is a very good ride. It steers and handles great. All the little perks (compass, auto-adjustment of seat and mirrors for the driver, etc.) are great.


Best Features

The stereo has great sound and the car is comfortable. Also enjoy automatic adjustment of seat and mirrors when I get into the car. Compass handy when lost!


Worst Features

Cup holders in the back; CD player as standard feature.


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