Last of the big, honkin', rear-wheel drive luxury sedans. Improvements this year include revised steering and suspension geometry, which makes the Town Car somewhat more fun to pilot around town. A fully loaded Town Car rings in at thousands less than its full-size competition from Japan and Europe.
There is a stigma that goes with buying a Town Car. It will either label you as a Sun City retiree or a New York limousine chauffeur. Not the image that most people are looking for.
What's New for 1998
Lincoln redesigns its Town Car this year, making it lower, stiffer and faster. The interior is nicely improved as well, with softer seats and better positioned controls.
by dwl on Mar 26, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4dr Sedan
I purchased my 98'Lincoln Towncar Executive from my father at 117000 miles a year ago. He bought it at 50,000 miles from a dealership, it had been a corporate program car. No problems with it. Excellent car. Rides nice, no engine sound in the cab, no problems. My father replaced the upper and lower ball joints before I bought it and did some exhaust work. I put new spark plugs on at 100,000 miles. Otherwise nothing has been done to it. I get 24.5 mpg at 65 mph down the interstate. I'll get almost 30 if I drive 55 down the interstate. Trouble free and comfortable. My only complaint is it is horrible on snow-packed roads so I no longer drive it in the winter.
by Cigar Lover on Mar 22, 2006 Vehicle: 1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4dr Sedan
Great car. Love the interior room and trunkspace. Also love that it's an american made rear wheel drive car. Handles well, great exterior styling looks like a mafia car. Built like a tank, I feel safe and ride in luxury. There is a little lack of power, but that can be taken care of (I put dual exhaust on mine!) and performance heads would make a big difference too. Gas milage isn't great, but is good for a car this big.
by gerald compton on Oct 3, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4dr Sedan
this car is wonderful to drive. not
great on gas, looks real good. the
only thing is the paint fades on this
model and ford will not make it good.
it's $3500.00 to repaint. only fades
on the passenger side doors. be
careful of the paint job. that is my
only complaint about this car.
by Dwight Escondido on Aug 7, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4dr Sedan
This car has been a constant problem
since new,,both back window motors
failed early, Torque Converter failed
at 40,000 miles;barely in
warranty,,NOW out of warranty,,Plug
over coils failed twice($400.00 each
time) and Now at 65,000 mile,,heater
damper door warped,,over $1100.00(10
hours at $84 an hour flat rate to
remove dash)...Passenger window motor
failed last week,,,I will leave broken
(Lincoln $500 to fix),,,will replace
with Lexus or Mercedes,,Lincoln just
has very poor build quality,,too
little power and no customer service!!
my instrument cluster blinked out while driving. now the only thing that shows is air bag while driving. And no start when I turn key (no cranking) until I pull and plug pcm relay under hood then the?...
Very few people would choose the Town Car or Grand Marquis looks over the MKS True enough. The TC and GM look like the very old designs they are now. But the 1990 Town Car and 1998 Town Car designs st...
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