Lincoln Town Car
2011 Lincoln Town Car A long-respected staple of old world American luxury currently favored by limousine and other chauffeur companies, the 2011 Lincoln Town Car ends after 30 years as a nameplate. 2010 Lincoln Town Car A true modern classic, the 2010 Lincoln Town Car is a full-size luxury sedan that boasts a smooth ride and comfortable seating. 2009 Lincoln Town Car An iconic American luxury sedan, the 2009 Lincoln Town Car is roomy enough for six passengers, has ample trunk space, offers a smooth ride and is still reasonably priced for what you get. 2008 Lincoln Town Car A perennial favorite in the large luxury sedan category, the 2008 Lincoln Town Car is offered with side-impact airbags, traction control, and four-wheel ABS as standard safety equipment. 2007 Lincoln Town Car A full-size luxury sedan, the 2007 Lincoln Town Car is available with seating for six passengers thanks to an optional bench front seat. 2006 Lincoln Town Car A full-size premium sedan with a classically comfortable ride, the 2006 Lincoln Town Car is powered by a V8 in each trim level. 2005 Lincoln Town Car A large luxury sedan with seating for up to six passengers, the 2005 Lincoln Town Car is an American motoring icon symbolizes big sedans and soft rides. 2004 Lincoln Town Car The 2004 Lincoln Town Car is a full-size premium sedan that can seat up to six passengers and is a modern example of a classic American full-size sedan. 2003 Lincoln Town Car A full-size luxury sedan, the 2003 Lincoln Town Car offers tons of room inside for the passengers and lots of space in the trunk for any cargo, luggage, or groceries. 2002 Lincoln Town Car The 2002 Lincoln Town Car is a full-size luxury sedan that personifies the very term, and it is available in a longer wheelbase version for increased rear seat comfort. 2001 Lincoln Town Car An iconic American full-size premium sedan, the 2001 Lincoln Town Car features a luxurious interior, a 240 hp V8 engine, and four available trims. 2000 Lincoln Town Car The 2000 Lincoln Town Car is a full-size premium sedan which offers seating for up to six passengers and it is offered in three well-equipped trims. 1999 Lincoln Town Car A full-size premium sedan, the 1999 Lincoln Town Car offers seating for up to six passengers and it is offered in three well-equipped trims. 1998 Lincoln Town Car The 1998 Lincoln Town Car is a full-size luxury sedan which features seating for up to six passengers and it is offered in three well-equipped trims; Executive, Signature, and Cartier.
Lincoln Town Car
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. If you are looking for older years, visit our used Lincoln Town Car page.
Lincoln Town Car
I like my car simply because I'm a Lincoln fan. I've been riding in Lincoln since I was born my father had the box style Lincoln Town car. The town car is and always will be one of the most solid vehicles to roll out the Ford factory plant. It has everything you need from luxury to safety. Mine itself has the perks of a sunroof, the roof makes it more presidential, my model is lacking the keypad on the door but I make up for it with the key less entry keys. The Lincoln Town car not only is an affordable luxury vehicle but it demands respect on the road with any other vehicle it shares the road with. I like my car simply because I’m a Lincoln fan. I’ve been riding in Lincoln since I was born my father had the box style Lincoln Town car. The town car is and always will be one of the most solid vehicles to roll out the Ford factory plant. It has everything you need from luxury to safety. Mine itself has the perks of a sunroof, the roof makes it more presidential, my model is lacking the keypad on the door but I make up for it with the key less entry keys. The Lincoln Town car not only is an affordable luxury vehicle but it demands respect on the road with any other vehicle it shares the road with.
In its redesign for the 1990 model year, Lincoln sylists sought a completely new design for the Town Car. To bring the Town Car into the 1990s, many traditional Lincoln styling cues were heavily reworked or abandoned completely. Although the Town Car would keep its formal notchback sedan roofline, the flat-sided fenders and angular lines seen since the Continentals and Mark IIIs of the late 1960s disappeared. In their quest to give the Town Car a more aerodynamic body than its predecessor, stylists trimming its drag coefficient from 0.46 to 0.36 (matching the 1988 Continental and besting the Mark VII). While far sleeker than its 1980s counterpart, the 1990 Town Car retained several styling influences, including its vertical taillights, radiator-style grille, hood ornament, alloy wheels, and vertical C-pillar window. In a move to market the Town Car towards buyers of contemporary vehicles, several other changes were made. Although two-tone paint remained available (featuring a lower body accent color in gray metallic), monotone paint schemes would become increasingly standard. In a major change, a vinyl roof was no longer offered, since vinyl roofs declined in popularity among many buyers. Spoked aluminum wheels were dropped from the option list for 1990, while locking wire wheel discs remained through 1992.