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1996 Lincoln Continental

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By Continental
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1996 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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I have been extremely pleased with this car in the time i have owned it. The car has more than enough power and is very comfortable. It has every option i could ask for from the power moonroof to climate control. The driver is also able to select if they want certain options on or off like reverse mirrors, auto running lights, express mirrors, ect. Also the firmness of the suspension and steering effort is adjustable.


Best Features

My favorite features would be the dual power 8 way plush leather seats with lumbar support and the powerful DOHC 4.6L V-8. And the moonroof.


Worst Features

I hear repairs can be expensive if you need to take it to a dealership, but I work on my own cars, and it's been pretty solid for me. The transmission could be a little more crisp on full throttle shifts and there is some understeer on hard corners. But i think Lincoln was going for smoothness.


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By Glenn
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1996 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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Purchased my Lincoln Continental with 25K miles on it. Presently, I have 79K on it. The vehicle loves to cruise the highways and is not an around town vehicle. On one trip to NC from CT, I got 27 miles to the gallon. Summer driving merits better gas mileage than winter. The vehicle was engineered for super premium only fuel which is expensive at the time of this writing. There has been no recalls on this vehicle to my knowledge. The body is extremely resilient and sturdy. The front end tends to be disappointing and Lincoln allowed a huge repair on the rack and pinion at about 40000K. The air sensors in the wheels can be a pain and if you have problems with them, bring the car to a dealer.


Best Features

Moonroof is excellent. Stereo and built in phone are nice features as well. Again, this car loves the highway. A good cross country vehicle.


Worst Features

Air sensors in tires are a nuisance. Nobody knows how to fix them. Front end can bring you expensive problems. Interior leather door rest split at 50000 miles. Car should be able to burn a lower octane gasoline with today's outrageous prices.


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My Lincoln Experience
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By Lisa Clemmons
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1996 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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I love having a Lincoln Continental because it's the smoothest driving car that I have owned. The ride is so smooth and sometimes I have to remind myself to watch my speed. I enjoy the fact that it is so roomy and the best part is the car remebers the difference between driver one and driver two. like the fact that I don't have to keep adjusting my seat and other things when I get into the car. The only thing I don't like is the fact that it is very costly on gas. However, I still love taking this car on the highway on long trips because it's easy riding. Love my Lncoln.


Best Features

The memory, the spacious leg room, the interior, and the trunk


Worst Features

Gas mileage


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Excellent value
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By jung
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1996 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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continentals are an undervaued car. If you are in the market for a comfortable, reliable car, this may be one to look for. Plus, mine gets almost 27 mpg on the highway!


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Anniversary Edition N Showroom Condition
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By RAIDERS5000
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1996 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


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I traded in my 93 Lincoln Town Car for this model.It's still in showroom condition.But what's amazing about this vechile is how advanced it is.You would swear that the Diamond Aniversary Edition didnt come out til 2000 or later. It's got more gadgets than a space shuttle. The comfort is outstanding. The performance is unmatched and the handling is superb. Nice size power moonroof,great factory JBL sound system with CD changer, quiet cabinet interior and an engine that can flat out run! Excellent gas mileage. 26-27 miles on hwy. Trunk space galore. Drivers side seating feels like a recliner in the game room.Compass in rearview mirror too. The only missing in my Continental is heated seats.


Best Features

Too many to name.CD Changer is a definite plus.Big roomy moonroof.Great loud sound system with DPS.Power of engine but no engine noise in cabin.Leather seats that cadillac,lexus,and mercedes should be ashamed of.Durability and reliability.Full power options leaving nothing to be desired.Gas mileage!


Worst Features

I've read some pro car magazine reviewers say this car mimics the mark7 or 8.Bullhockey! The only gripe I have about this car IS the exterior. It's not at all flashy.Rather boring and docile until you add some aftermarket kits on it like I've done. Now it looks as good as it drives. Dress-up the body!


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