1997 Lincoln Continental 4.6 32V INTECH from North America
Takes me back to when I was a teenager!
Nothing yet, I feel something will eventually.
I bought this car wrecked with the intention of reselling it to make money. Now I know I am keeping it.
I haven't had anything that runs as good as it does since I had a 1971 Torino GT. I have a 1989 Mustang 5.0 and this Lincoln will take it from a stop sign and do it smoother and more comfortably. On a recent trip to VA from PA I decided to take the Lincoln instead of my brand new F150 Supercrew.
The Lincoln rode better, accelerated quicker and gave me 26 mpg on the average over 500+ mile round trip sometimes driving at 80+ mph. My two year old grandson slept almost the whole way back to PA. I have a total of $2500 dollars in this car. Can't get a better bargain than that. I'm now trying to figure if I can fit a Mustang Cobra supercharger on it. I've already put a K&N air filter in and am doing a set of Flowmasters.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th October, 2003
15th Jul 2004, 10:39
Re: Interior mirror.
I had the same problem, and also found out it was SO expensive to replace.
So, screwdriver in hand, I prised the mirror apart, delicately. I let the glass slip out onto my hand. I cut the red and black wires, then taped them up securely with electrical tape. I then used warm water and an exacto knife blade to prise the glass apart (it's a double glass on the mirror which holds the fluid for the "dimming"). It came apart after a while, as I said, delicacy and patience pay off. I cleaned both parts of the mirror, placed them back into the holder, clicked it closed, and, voila!! A perfect mirror, but it does not dim. Who really needs it to dim if it saved, in my case $680? Good luck.
25th May 2006, 09:18
Congrats to you on fixing it, but I mean, why didn't you just buy a new regular style one? the ones with the little flippy switch on the bottom? You can get one from any junk yard for $5. Seems easier than playing around with a whatever the heck kind of fluid they use for dimming.
That's just my opinion. Pay $250 dollars, or $5-$10... it's a no brainer.
11th Dec 2006, 12:59
I bought my '97 Continental in '99 with 18,000 miles on it. I paid $20k for it. I thought it was a little steep at the time, but the car now has 198,000 miles on it and it looks and runs like the day I purchased it. BY FAR, the best car I've ever purchased. A strong runner.
13th Nov 2009, 21:01
Hey y'all, I got mine from an auction with 87 thousand on it, and whenever I go between 2nd and 3rd it feels a little jumpy.
Also, who has had to change their sound system on theirs?