2003 Lincoln Town Car Reviews from North America

2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6 Liter V8

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 4.6 Liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired52438 miles
Most recent distance76195 miles
Previous carGMC Sonoma

Summary:

Best value luxury car

Faults:

The only issue I have has is the radiator fan got stuck on. The fan kept running even after the car was on. I went in a store for about 45 minutes and it was still going when I came back out!! Luckily my battery had not died, and I was able to start the car and get home. Apparently there is a control module that is mounted to the electric fan housing, which malfunctioned. Unfortunately, you have to replace the entire fan assembly to fix this. From Ford this part costs over $500. I ordered it online for around $120, and was able to install it myself. The actual install is quite simple.

Other than this, I have had no mechanical issues.

General Comments:

This is a very comfortable car!! The ride is exceptionally smooth; so much so that it makes any passengers instantly unhappy with their own cars. It smooths bumps, but is not so soft as to bounce or roll like older large cars. The rear air shocks work very well to keep the car level and handling well, even with a full load of luggage and passengers.

The car looks fantastic sitting still or rolling down the highway. I would have loved it if Lincoln saw fit to give the Town Car about 100 HP more. This would have helped it keep up with other luxury cars in its segment. The 239 HP move the car quite well, but you won't be impressing anyone in this area. It has decent fuel economy for a nearly 4,500lb car with a 4.6L V8. I average right at 20 MPG with mixed highway and city driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2013

11th Jan 2013, 16:54

In my opinion, FoMoCo ruined the Panther suspension after 2002. When they stiffened the suspensions, the Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria really suffered, compromising the ride Americans came to expect from their larger cars, and the Town Car's ride was nothing to write home about either. I am not sure if this was done due to pressure to make the cars handle in a more modern (read uncomfortable) fashion, or to cut costs. Either way, I think it was a bad move for Ford.

2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles

Summary:

An exceptionally well manufactured automobile

Faults:

The radio is going out.

The left door lock and left window motor had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car has been an absolute pleasure to own and drive.

It is unquestionably the most comfortable, the most high performing car, with an aesthetic and elegant exterior.

We have found that it is economical, wonderful for long trips, and I use it to commute to work.

The engine has been perfect in 6 years of ownership.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2009

2003 Lincoln Town Car

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic

Faults:

I love my fathers 2003 Town Car. The thing I like best about it is something that no one has mentioned and that is its sure footed traction in snow. (It is equiped with the traction control rear end, a feature which I recommend to everyone in a snowy or icy climate). I believe its long wheel base is what makes it so stable in slick conditions at highway speed. I think the short wheelbase of most 4 wheel drive vehicles make them more prone to have the back end break loose and the vehicle start doing dough nuts. So to me, the long wheel base is the biggest safety feature.

General Comments:

The car drives like a dream but I have to agree with the fellow that said it is overpriced. If the MSRP was about 38 and they sold it with no trade for 33 or so, they would sell a lot more of them. Also, some of the components (power seat motor, radio) are not what you would expect in an expensive car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2009

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 12 reviews