1984 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series 5.0 Liter/302 CID V-8 from North America
Big and pretty and reliable
The car sat for a year in a garage, being run once a month to keep it limber, so I did a lot of general maintenance to it as listed below:
Put in new transmission fluid and filter.
Changed the oil and filter at 82000 miles.
Bought four new headlights to replace the old halogen bulbs.
Put in new fuel filter.
Put in new air filter, PCV valve, and PCV breather filter.
Installed new valve cover gaskets.
Installed new thermostat.
Installed new alternator and voltage regulator.
Tune-up including spark plugs, wires, and distributor cap.
A few new bulbs -- cornering lights and turn signal bulbs were needed.
A very solidly-designed, beautifully-styled car. The engine is not exactly peppy, but it's not underpowered for the weight of the car. The lines are very sharp and pleasing to the eye.
The car is reliable. It hasn't left me sitting yet, knock on wood!
I can't say much more, the car is comfortable, rides nicely, quiet as a mouse inside, and it runs strong and doesn't cause problems! What more could you ask for in a car?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2002
10th Apr 2012, 11:36
I am the original poster of this vehicle. I sold it in fall of 2004 when I went to student teach, and had to buy a car that was better on gas. I bought a 1989 Buick Century and kept the Lincoln for a while, but it was sitting more. I told the new owner that, since it had about 140k miles on it, it would soon need new timing chain and gears, because the nylon was known to break off of the timing gears and clog the oil pump.
I ran into the buyer the following year, and asked her how the car was doing. She had neglected to replace the timing chain and gears as advised, and the nylon had clogged the oil pump and destroyed the car. She sold it for junk. :(
15th Apr 2012, 20:59
You can choose to ignore problems, but they will not disappear...
17th Sep 2012, 17:36
That's sad, but the truth is that most people don't bother with maintaining their vehicles, despite their complexity; people tend see cars like toasters and refrigerators.