Paint peeling along the bottom of the
back fender/bumper is due to the
friction from the chrome strip and the
Sunroof seal was another issue. The
seal has a tendency to shrink at the
joint leaving a gap between 1/2 an inch
to a full inch depending on the seal.
Ours was replaced 23 times during the
first four years of ownership.
Mechanically, the car is reliable and
it does not leak a drop of oil (unlike
Unfortunately fit and finish, materials
used and dealer service are not
superior when compared to our
Large trunk is a great feature.
Get the dual exhaust; the car needs the
extra horses. The acres of plastic
wood gets cheesy to look at over time.
Brakes seem to wear prematurely and the
calipers tend to seize, car may be too
big for its braking system. On a final
note, improve dealer service.
Purchased the TC as an extra vehicle
and ended up driving it as a primary
vehicle for nearly 50k miles. Very
reliable and safe. Extremely
comfortable and luxurious...like a
living room on wheels. Hate to sell
it, but need a lower mileage primary
car. Great deals on this vintage TC
with low mileage.
Comfortable, leather, sofa-like seats.
Air suspension. 4.6L V-8 power.
The paint peals along the bottom of the
back fenders, and around the bumpers.
This pealing paint leaves a yellow
undercoat showing. I keep watching for
a recall on the paint, such as they had
with the Ford trucks.
I have one set of brake shoes that wear
out and come apart while the other 3
sets are still in like new condition.
I have to install a new set of brake
shoes every 4 to 6 months.
My machanic told me there's a defective
design in the brake system that causes
this problem. I keep watching for a
recall on this because it is an
expensive and dangerous default in
I enjoy the drivers seat adjustment
memory. It's wonderful to get in the
car, push a button and the seat
automaticlly returns to the position I
This car is luxury all the way. The
only thing I would add is back seat air
conditioner vents, and correct the
design defect in the brake system.