1997 Lincoln Continental Consumer Review: 1997 Lincoln Continental Base

1997 Lincoln Continental - Consumer Review

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26 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (4.6L V8 4-speed Automatic)

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1997 Lincoln Continental Base
By hmeister on


1997 Lincoln Continental 4dr Sedan


Bought with 37k miles and car was only driven 2800 miles per year. Florida car and I have driven 10k in the first year. Car has plenty of power and runs great on the 4.6L 32 valve. Transmission was changed out but sometimes hunts for the OD gear on highway. Tracking on car at highway speeds is wonderful. Assisted steering is great. No stress driving long miles on highway. 26MPG on highway and 19MPG around town. Ride comfort is 10 out of 10. I changed out the original tires as they were dry rotted and replaced with Michlin MXV4 - drives even better! 13 year old car and very little so far for issues. Tie rods are dry and will be replaced soon. Very common on this car.

Best Features

Favorites: Ride on highway Interior seats for comfort Dash lights are easy to see Center console is comfortable 3 stage pearl paint is beautiful

Worst Features

AX4N tranny which is same as Taurus and Windstar is a weak link. Regular service of AX4N tranny at minimum with perhaps more frequent changes. My Taurus has same tranny and you have to change this unit out more frequently than recommended interval to maintain these units.
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