Lincoln Town Car Review & Features

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Lincoln Town Car Review

The Lincoln Town Car was one of the most established automotive nameplates in America. Since it debuted as a trim level for the 1969-'71 Continental, the Town Car's purpose remained the same: to spoil as many as six occupants with spacious and luxurious accommodations no matter where in the car they were sitting. For years it was the epitome of what Americans expected from a luxury car.

As time passed by, those expectations began to change, and the Town Car did not evolve to meet them. Not only did Lincoln maintain the Town Car's palatial dimensions, massive trunk and soft ride, it also maintained the basic platform that had underpinned the car since the late 1970s. Its solid rear axle suspension and V8 engine, in particular, were relics of another time. Many of the latest safety, convenience and entertainment features were also not available.

Some will certainly view a used Town Car as a comfortable choice for luxury transportation. But for the most part, we think most shoppers will do better choosing another large luxury sedan that's more capable and advanced.

Most Recent Lincoln Town Car
The most recent Lincoln Town Car was produced from 2003-'11. Compared to the model that immediately preceded it, this final Town Car featured a strengthened frame, updated mechanicals, minor styling changes and a revised interior. But it still was heavily based on the previous car, with a body-on-frame chassis, rear-wheel drive and a solid rear axle.

Equipped with wide front and rear bench seats, the Lincoln Town Car was one of the few six-passenger cars around. Both standard- and long-wheelbase models were offered, each powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produced 239 horsepower and 287 pound-feet of torque. Not only was acceleration pokey, but fuel economy was poor as well. Not helping matters was an old four-speed automatic that lacked the choice of gear ratios and fuel economy of the five- and six-speed automatics found on competitive sedans.

Changes during its lengthy model run were largely restricted to a reshuffling and renaming of trim names in its first few years. For instance, the top-of-the-line model was first named Cartier, then Ultimate and finally Signature Limited. From 2006 through 2011, however, the Town Car could primarily be had in standard-wheelbase Signature Limited and long-wheelbase Signature L trim levels. Feature highlights included dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, power-adjustable pedals, a premium sound system, a power-operated trunk and driver memory settings. The Town Car Signature L was essentially a limousine. Six inches longer than the standard car, the L featured a much roomier rear bench seat with separate audio and climate controls.

In editorial reviews, we appreciated the Town Car's abundant storage areas, soft ride quality, interior spaciousness and ability to swallow four sets of golf clubs in the huge trunk. And compared to the previous generation, it did benefit from a stronger frame, sharpened steering and upgraded brakes. But compared to other large luxury sedans of the time, the Town Car was let down by a weak engine, soggy handling, a dated interior design and a lack of modern features.

Previous Lincoln Town Car Models
The Lincoln Town Car produced from 1998-2002 lacked the more recent model's updates, but still offered the same roomy interior. It was offered in Executive, Signature and Cartier editions, and beginning in 2002, the latter two trim levels were available in long-wheelbase form. Between 1998 and 2000, the Town Car was powered by a 4.6-liter V8 that produced 205 hp. In 2001, hp was bumped up to 220 for Executive and Signature editions, while Cartier versions produced 235 hp.

Between 1990 and 1997, the Town Car was boxy, slab-sided and formal. However, its radiused edges, flush-mounted windows and lighting elements made it appear infinitely more modern and aerodynamic than the carriage-like pre-1990 models. In 1991, an overhead-cam 4.6-liter V8 was installed that, with 190 hp, was significantly more powerful than the 5.0-liter V8 in previous Town Cars. In 1994, hp rose once again to 210. Other notable developments for mid-1990s Town Car models included an optional Handling Package with firmer suspension and matched tires introduced for 1993, and a subtle but tasteful interior and exterior restyle for 1995.

Most editorial reviewers of the time noted the Town Car's strength as a serene reading room on wheels while lamenting its ponderous driving dynamics. However, there was universal acknowledgement that the Lincoln Town Car never has been for spirited drivers, but rather for those who grew up believing that big, comfortable, rear-wheel-drive American luxury cars were the ultimate reward for a job well done. And for them, this Town Car was a perfect fit.

Lincoln Town Car Cars for Sale

2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive
USED 2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive
ListNot Listed396,892 miles
 Check availability Ourisman Lincoln Of Frederick(26mi)(0)
2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature
USED 2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature
List$8,99580,150 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability Pure Car Buying(33mi)(0)
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate
USED 2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate
List$8,05072,263 miles
 + PerksCheck availability Apple Ford Lincoln(37mi)(2)
Dealer Notes

The rig that relishes the daily grind. Affordability has never been so close. Are you looking for a reliable used vehicle? Well, with this fantastic 2004 Lincoln Town Car, you are going to get it.. It's a outstanding vehicle that can fit the whole family. With plenty of passenger space and trunk room, the Lincoln Town Car is built to take your family wherever they want to go. J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2004 Lincoln Town Car 5 out of 5 Power Circles for Overall Dependability. It is nicely equipped with features such as 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 9 Speakers, ABS brakes, Adjustable pedals, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Auto-leveling suspension, Automatic temperature control, Bumpers: body-color, Cassette, CD player, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Front anti-roll bar, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front dual zone A/C, Front reading lights, Front wheel independent suspension, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter: HomeLink, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Leather steering wheel, Memory seat, Outside temperature display, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Pedal memory, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Premium audio system, Premium Leather Individual Comfort 40-20-40 Lounge, Radio data system, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Reverse sensing system, Security system, Soundmark Audiophile Dual Media Sound, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Steering wheel mounted A/C controls, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, and Variably intermittent wipers. When you purchase a New or Pre-Owned vehicle from Apple Ford Lincoln, we will provide you the following benefits, simply for choosing us... Engine Warranty For Life. Car Washes For Life. Oil Changes For Life. Safety Inspections For Life. Tire Rotations For Life. Customer for Life Program has stipulations, excludes certain vehicles and equipment. See dealer for details.

2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited
USED 2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited
List$7,29591,593 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability Patriot Pre-Owned Autos(48mi)(12)
2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature
USED 2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature
ListNot Listed
 + PerksCheck availability Brown's Honda City Pre-Owned(48mi)(0)
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate
USED 2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate
List$4,999111,971 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability Auto Land Inc.(48mi)(1)
Dealer Notes

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2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature
USED 2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature
List$6,28577,755 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability Bob Bell Nissan of Baltimore(55mi)(2)
Dealer Notes

New Price! 2004 Charcoal Gray Clearcoat Metallic Lincoln Town Car Signature Town Car Signature, 4D Sedan, 4.6L V8 SOHC, 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive, Leather, ONE OWNER CARFAX, CLEAN CARFAX, LOCAL TRADE IN, 17 14-Spoke Machined Aluminum Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Auto-leveling suspension, Automatic temperature control, Bumpers: body-color, Cassette, CD player, Delay-off headlights, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Front anti-roll bar, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front dual zone A/C, Front wheel independent suspension, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power trunk closing assist, Power windows, Premium Leather Individual Comfort 40-20-40 Lounge, Radio data system, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Reverse sensing system, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Steering wheel mounted A/C controls, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer. Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. At Bob Bell We believe in MARKET VALUE PRICING all vehicles in our inventory. We use real-time Internet price comparisons to constantly adjust prices to provide ALL BUYERS THE BEST PRICE possible. We do not mark them up, to mark them down OUR TEAM at Bob Bell is committed to helping you buy a car the way you Would want to buy a car! We utilize state-of-the-art technology to constantly monitor pricing trends in order to offer our shoppers the best competitive pricing and value. We sell and service all makes and models of Pre-owned / Used Vehicles used cars, used trucks, used Suv, Nissan, Kia, Ford, Chevrolet/Chevy, Honda, Toyota, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, INFINITI, Audi, Mazda, Hyundai, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, Mitsubishi,, Lexus, Volkswagen, Mini, BMW, Mercedes, Fiat, Volvo, GMC, Cadillac, Lincoln as well as every other brand. Proudly serving these areas of Baltimore, Baltimore county, Rosedale, Overlea, Parkville, Harford county, Annapolis, Arnold, Bethesda, Catonsville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgewood, Essex, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie, Middle River, Milford Mill, Parkville, Perry Hall, Randalstown, Severn, Severna Park, Southgae and Townson, White Marsh, Carney, Timonium, Lutherville, Pikesville, Lochearn, Woodlawn, Catonsville, Brooklyn Park, Sparrows Point, Edgemere, Nottingham, Chase, Bowleys Quarters, Kingsville, HydesFork, Baldwin, Cockeysville, Phoenix and throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.

2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited
USED 2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited
List$8,50072,872 miles
Special Offer + PerksCheck availability Bob Davidson Ford Lincoln(56mi)(0)
Dealer Notes

2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature, ONE OWNER, LEATHER SEATS, and NO HIDDEN FEES FOR MD STATE INSPECTION!!. So few miles means it's like new. Be the talk of the town when you roll down the street in this low-mileage 2006 Lincoln Town Car. This outstanding Lincoln is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down. This car is nicely equipped with features such as 2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature, LEATHER SEATS, NO HIDDEN FEES FOR MD STATE INSPECTION!!, And ONE OWNER. J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2006 Lincoln Town Car 4 out of 5 Power Circles for Overall Dependability. BOB DAVIDSON FORD LINCOLN Experience the difference working with a dealership that treats you like family. Bob Davidson Ford Lincoln is located in Baltimore, MD and we are proud to be a premier Ford and Lincoln dealership servicing Baltimore and surrounding areas. From the moment you walk into our showroom, you'll know our commitment to customer service is second to none. We offer the full line of Ford and Lincoln cars, trucks, SUVs and vans with competitive pricing and exceptional customer service. From vehicle financing and purchase of new or used cars; to after sale service, parts and even collision repair. We service Baltimore and its surrounding communities up to the Pennsylvania line including Baldwin, Cockeysville, Edgewater, Eudowood, Glen Arm, Hunt Valley, Hydes, Loch Raven, Lutherville, Monkton, Nottingham, Owings Mills, Parkville, Phoenix, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Ruxton, Sparks Glencoe, Timonium, Towson and White Hall, MD. Serving the greater Baltimore area for over 5 decades! Call (888) 349-8092.

2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature
USED 2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature
List$14,90049,752 miles
 Check availability Forrester Lincoln(63mi)(0)
Dealer Notes

2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature, Black, 4.6L V8 EFI SOHC, 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive, 1-Owner, Accident Free AutoCheck History Report, CD Player, Multi-zone Climate Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Black Carriage Top, Power Adjustable Pedals, Dual Power Front Seats, Compass, Heated door mirrors, Outside temperature display, Remote keyless entry, Speed control, Traction control. Odometer is 50845 miles below market average!We are the #1 rated Lincoln dealer in PA based on customer reviews and a 17-time recipient of Ford Motor Company's President's Award.If you are looking for the best value in used car prices, Forrester Lincoln is the place. Family owned and operated since 1965, we are committed to getting you the best deal on a pre-owned vehicle. We do extensive market research to determine what similar vehicles are selling for and price our vehicles to be the best value. This enables us to provide the most competitive prices on our entire inventory. We survey thousands of used car websites to maintain our competitive edge. www.ForresterLincoln.com.

2010 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited
USED 2010 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited
List$12,98284,617 miles
 Check availability Myers Ford(77mi)(0)