1991 Lincoln Continental Executive 3.8 V6 from North America
Costly to own, but a pleasure to drive
- Right off the bat when I bought it the catalytic converters clogged and caused the headgaskets to go, VERY EXPENSIVE repairs.
- Next the air struts blew out one buy one, then the air ride compressor and the air ride control module.
- Alternator, starter, tires, exhaust, front wheel bearings (wich are a very difficult repair on these cars.
- Speed sensor (when these go the car can barley function)
- It now needs power steering lines.
One thing I have noticed from other entries on this car is everyone seems to have the same costly repairs, but overall they like the drive and comfort of the Lincoln Continental. I AGREE! I LOVE this car. It drives so nice and honestly once I had the heads re built the car has gotten very reliable. The body and interior have held up very well, the only thing I wish the car had was a moon roof.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd February, 2007
This sure seems like an AWFUL LOT of problems for a Lincoln with such low mileage. My family has driven Lincolns for 24 years and not one of ours ever had a single problem. These things are normally like new for up to 250,000 miles or so. I suspect yours was seriously abused before you got it. If a previous owner had run leaded gas in it that will ruin the converters. My brother did that with his Ford and had to replace the Converter, though thankfully his engine was not damaged. Usually if the heat backup is bad enough to cause gasket failure the engine has suffered some very serious overheating.
I am thankful for this site due to the fact that I have a chance to buy this same car.
Already all of the same problems have happened to his auto and needs major repairs right now. It has 119,000 miles on it and my friend is asking $2,000.00 for it. I made up my mind to not get it because I can't afford it.