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.
Powerful front wheel drive engine very stable, good gas mileage, quiet, smooth ride, dependability, CD 6 pack changer, electronic dash instruments panel.
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.
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.
Lots of power. Good front wheel drive traction. Quiet comfortable ride.
Torque steer during hard acceleration. Dashboard is a little sub par.
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).
Comfort, reliability. Sound system.
The only problem is the air conditioning needs freon every season.
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.
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
Cup holders in the back; CD player as