This car is already over 13 years old and still kicks the snot out of 80 percent of the new cars on the road today. Why Lincoln stopped making these Ill never know, this is my 5th one. The people who own these cars NEVER get rid of them. Still looks modern 14 years later. If you get a chance to own one of these you will see to, and never get rid of it.
Mileage, Performance, BIG MOONROOF that slides all way back into roof or pops up like normal.
If you get the base model without HID headlights, you will be disappointed by the nighttime driving. The headlight insides were a poor design from the start. Other than that, this is by far an awesome car once you put new High Intensity Headlights into it.
Quick with a 4.6 DOHC all aluminum, and with mods like exhaust work, different rearratio with limited slip, air intake mods this is a low 14 second car, and there is virtually nothing on the road that can roll with it. It handles great expecially for a big car, and is beautiful with lots of style and design innovations. Air ride is nice but not dependable-you have to figure on replacing components every 6 to 8 years. Headlights are a joke, but HID kits on ebay cost $77 and are simple to install, so that problem is history now. Still able to get parts, but the 96 is the most unique and rare, so this'll be an issue one day. I will always have one-great car!
Cockpit styling, classic lines, powerful, big revving aluminum engine that is decent on gas, somewhat easy to work on, trans is nice with necessary mods, tunable engine for much more power and drivability, memory seats, built-in garage opener, great sound and AC, handles great, fast and fun-get one!
Air suspension is flawed and relativly expensive to fix, headlights are awful but can be easily fixed for less than $100, trans has known weaknesses that can also be fixed for less than $200 if not too far gone. That's about it-and it is 12 years old, so that's not too bad.
My 96 Lincoln stills feels a tight as the day I brought it home. With 90,000 miles it still drives, runs and looks like a new car. Never had any problems. My only complaint is the headlights are a bit dim.
I've enjoyed this vehicle to the limits. 220,000 miles and still very strong. Trans rebuilt at 150,000 along with some air suspension/electrical repairs. Rust is beginning to take over however i just wont part with it until its done!
Power, look, handling.
Stock radios are horrible! component systems should be an option also the air suspension is over rated.