2001 Lincoln Continental 4 door 4.8 from North America


Outstanding value!


None yet! Great car with no repairs. Tires were the only expense so far.

General Comments:

Looks great. Rides even better.

The car is quick and gets good MPG for the size. I average 21 MPG in combined driving. I get 26 on the highway.

Outstanding value for a used car. The car was $42K new and I purchased for $6500 with only 50K miles. Outstanding.

OK... it's not a Lexus, but the same vehicle from Lexus, MB, Acura would have been 20K. I can live with that!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2009

2001 Lincoln Continental from North America


I hope they restart the Continental line again some year; I'll buy another


The ride control went out, but I believe it was from a shop not disengaging the switch in the trunk before lifting the car, but I can't prove it.

Replaced inner tie rods at 105,000 miles and also needed a new gas tank filler tube at the same mileage. It was expensive because they had to drop the gas tank to find the problem.

General Comments:

I have been very pleased with this vehicle. The ride and comfort have been great.

Overall cost to operate was a bit high due to 92 Octane (high test) gasoline needed, particularly when gas prices were $4.00 per gallon for Super.

The expensive repairs recently are really the only costs I have had, and considering I bought the car for half the new price, I believe the car has been a great investment. Granted, investments hopefully grow and cars depreciate, but my previous vehicle was a "Big" money pit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2009

12th Feb 2017, 21:26

Turning off the air ride before lifting it is only to prevent the bags from filling IF the ignition is turned on while the car is lifted. The only failure it can cause is exploding the bags when it's lowered.

Typical failure is a switch or a fuse. Likely your switch has gone bad. Or something has become disconnected.

Typical leak points are the plastic fittings which are a cheap fix.

I am a mechanic and a major Lincoln enthusiast. I am searching for my 12th Lincoln now.

2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6 32valve Twin Cam V8 from North America


Not so common luxury performance at a good price


Left rear power window will not roll down.

Number entry pad on drivers door shorted out, bad gasket seal allowing water into the door. Installed new rubber seal and disconnected keypad.

Bought the car on a salvage title. Older couple owned it since new. Hit a parked car smashed the right front, mostly cosmetic damage. Rebuilt the car.

General Comments:

As I said before, I bought this car on salvage. Cosmetic damage to the right front quarter of the vehicle, cosmetic damage with VERY little structural damage. Airbags were not blown. Repaired, painted and installed new parts. Car looks showroom new. Drives new. Paid 3000 USD for it, put 2500 USD into it.

Very luxurious, smooth driving, powerful car. For the money you can find one of these online or with a private party. Looks VERY sharp cruising down the highway. Decent gas mileage. Only complaint that I do have for owning a Lincoln is that the interior does feel a little "plastic" and cheap. Overall a solid car for the cash. Keep an eye on the airbag suspension. Make sure to keep all of the maintenance fully current on this car as things can get very expensive very quickly. Good overall nice ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2007