I bought this car a few years back, it was owned by a older gentleman. Had 91k miles on it at the time but was all highway trips to Florida! Very well taken care of vehicle. Ive since then put 40k miles on it and had absolutely ZERO issues. I did give it a tune-up and other pre-maintenance things to it. But Ive got to say this almost 6,000 lb car is a freaking tank that will go through anything and everything in its way! And the motor is quiet and smooth, can barely hear it running! Love this thing! Best car ive owned so far...
Bought this car last year and I have put 20K miles on it. It has always started right up. At 176K the engine burns a little bit of oil. I average 20mpg with a combination of city (25%) and highway (75%) miles. The only issues I have had were the air suspension, climate control computer going bad, hinge pin going bad and the cornering lamp lens falling off.
Ease of steering, Ride, Digital Dash, Auto Headlights.
Air Suspension, Door hinge pins, Climate Control Computer, Cornering lamp lens.
89k miles when we got it, now 250k. Still runs fantastic, just burns a quart every 2-3k mi. Online Lincoln forum helps greatly to pinpoint repair issues and save repair costs. Same chassis as Crown Vic police interceptors so rodding mods available. Comfortable, huge interior and trunk, gets 24+ highway on regular gas, 21 mixed. "Greener" than most Subarus! Replaced expensive rear air springs with coils, $150 vs $2000, added Sensatracs and you can't tell the diff in the ride. Oil smoke problem at 150k miles is fixable, it's the right bank valve seals. 99% of perceived engine and tranny issues are cured with fresh Motorcraft copper plugs and Motorcraft plug wires every 50 k miles.
Reliability and relative cheap cost of parts.
Go to coil springs with good shocks. Check out Lincoln Owners web site.