1985 Lincoln Town Car Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1985 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series 5.0 Litre CFI from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0 Litre CFI Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance129780 miles
Previous carLincoln Mark VI

Summary:

The best car I ever did purchase and I wouldn't even think about selling it, I love it

Faults:

Brakes replaced at 75,000 miles.

Transmission rebuilt at 102,000 miles.

Engine short block replaced at 98,000 miles due to coolant leaking into oil.

General Comments:

This is by far the best car I have ever owned and still driving.

Even though I had a new engine installed, it was still well worth the money spent, the car still drives like a dream.

Handles very well for this big Lincoln.

The car came with the optional digital dashboard with trip computer and all options except for the power moon roof.

Everything still works fine and the upholstery and interior are still in very mint condition. The body is still in Great condition and there is very very little rust if any.

The only thing I dislike about this car is that is does use more gas, but that is to be expected with this great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2004

1985 Lincoln Town Car 5 litre 302 ci from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5 litre 302 ci Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired290000 kilometres
Most recent distance303000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Pony

Summary:

A brilliant piece of North American technology with the most bang for the buck!

Faults:

Virtually the only thing that has gone wrong with this car is the alternator which I was able to pick up a used on for about $20.00.

The seats are velor and have been singed due to the previous owner smoking so avidly.

The air conditioning no longer works, but that's to be expected.

The power antenna only works about 95%, it won't go down all the way.

The idle went a bit high and I was surprised to find out that it had electronic ignition that you can over ride with the distributor. Anyway that was about a $50.00 bill at my mechanic.

General Comments:

I can't believe how great this car is. I paid about $1800.00 Canadian for it and threw some new brake pads in and it just runs great. Virtually everyone who goes for a drive in this car gets out and says "What a Great Car"

I also stuck a CD player in it and the sound is incredible. The paint although slightly worn still polishes up really nicely. People always comment on how great the car looks. Not bad for a car with 300,000 kilometers on it. And although I only get about 14 miles to the gallon in the city, most of my other friends drive newer cars and make loan payments.

I'd buy another one of these in a heartbeat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2004

1985 Lincoln Town Car Signature 302 c.i. V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 302 c.i. V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

A smooth and classy set of wheels for not a lot of $$$

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

This car defines luxury, plain and simple. If you happen to find one of these vehicles for a few hundred dollars, BUY IT! This vehicle is roomy, smooth, quiet, elegant, classy, and just plain cool. All you need to do is point the hood ornament to where you want to go!

The trunk is huge!

My Lincoln is affordable to maintain. I made the mistake of getting a "torque converter transfusion" where they blow out the old fluid with new. Of course, the old filter was still in place and this operation succeeded in blowing metal bits all into the transmission and therefore ruining the shift valves. HOWEVER, the cost for a full rebuild on my AOD transmission is only $800.00 for parts AND labor!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2004

29th Sep 2005, 21:20

I not only agree with everything that has been stated, but have personally experienced the forced torque-converter fluid change issue that the author did - don't do it!!! If you want to ride in real class and style, get the 80's Town Car, it's just that simple.

1985 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L TBI from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0L TBI Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired52062 miles
Most recent distance58890 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Affordable luxury

Faults:

The hood supports had no charge and needed replaced when I purchased the car (at a cost of $23, guaranteed for life).

The factory front brakes required replacement at 57,500 miles.

General Comments:

Very little effort was required to return this car to showroom condition. It had spent most of its low miles in seasonal commutes between Michigan and Florida. The Cambria cloth roof is in excellent condition.

The car is so quiet, you can barely hear it running, and with the windows up, road noise is surprisingly low, even for a Lincoln.

Everything still works: the thermometer mounted to the driver's side view mirror is accurate and is lighted at night; the automatic headlamps and automatic high/low beam function; the automatic day/night mirror; the factory powered moon roof has no leaks.

At less than one-eighth the price of a new Lincoln, not to mention reasonable insurance rates, motorists who prefer a luxury ride without the luxury price tag should consider an older Lincoln. Many of these cars are owned by older drivers who take excellent care of their vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2003

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 8 reviews