1989 Lincoln Continental Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles

Summary:

A nice ride and comfortable interior

Faults:

Paint, the paint did not hold up well, especially the upper surfaces, this I have been told was a very common problem for all 1989 Ford products. A full repaint did not cure the problem. There was no help offered by the company.

There are too many faults to list them separately, the entire car has been a constant trip to the shop.

The Lincoln/Mercury division of Ford seems to have no desire to be of service whatsoever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2002

1989 Lincoln Continental Signature Series 3.9 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.9 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

A car to make a poor man even poorer

Faults:

Air Ride Suspension was costly to repair.

Head gasket blew at 100,000 miles.

Leather seats cracked very badly.

General Comments:

Warning from my brother the mechanic: "This car seems to be in great condition, but dig deep when things start to break!"

I should have heeded his warning. The shocks alone were over $500 each, and the $700 head gasket repair estimate gave me a heart attack.

This is a great riding car, almost made you fall asleep on long trips, but heaven forbid anything go wrong with it! The repair bills are out of this world!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd June, 2002

5th Aug 2002, 23:31

Awful! 59,995 miles and this car has been nothing but trouble. My Continental has had all of the fore-mentioned problems only it has had them two or three times! It is presently siting in my driveway with a blown head gasket and shot motor mounts. Third time for the motor mount replacements. Forget Ford Motor Company... never will I buy another Ford product. This car is a perfect example of poor engineering and Ford has exhibited a total lack of consumer support.

1989 Lincoln Continental Signature Series 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A sofa car

Faults:

The ABS motor broke.

I replaced 2 inners and 1 bearing, and the idle controller.

General Comments:

It is a good car that doesn't cost much to repair, it's a 3.8 just like the Windstar. Except the ABS system and the suspension...

The ABS motor for an example at the dealer cost $3000 Can. It is a sophisticated system. I have nothing bad to say, except for that, for the Lincoln Continental. The other things, everything is normal (brake pads, alternator...)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2001

30th Aug 2003, 06:59

Can the ABS motor be changed by me.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 6 reviews