1986 Lincoln Town Car Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0 liter V8 302 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0 liter V8 302 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance98200 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Summary:

A big comfortable fun to drive luxury car with tons of features at a cheap price

Faults:

New exhaust manifold and radiator.

Brake hose had a leak and was replaced.

New gas tank.

Rear passenger window motor stopped working.

General Comments:

Rides very smoothly.

Digital clock goes out sometimes, but, comes back on when you bang the dash.

Seats are very comfortable and have no tears.

Does not go fast around corners due to its size.

Very comfortable for long drives and reliable.

An eye catcher due to lots of chrome.

Lots of features for a 1986!

Very roomy car you feel like your sitting on your couch driving or riding in this car.

A lot of times doors don't open from outside.

Gets about 15 to 17 miles in the city and 21 to 25 on the highway.

Overall a good reliable luxury car at a low price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2005

4th Jun 2005, 02:25

I`ve heard Tony Soprano raves about the trunk capacity.

1986 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 5.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Summary:

These are the only vehicles I'll ever own

Faults:

The driver side back window does not roll down and the rear defroster doesn't work, but I've never seen a mid eighties lincoln with one that works.

General Comments:

My last car was an '81 and my next will be an '87 maybe.

These cars are god's gift to us, every body should own one.

It even has the original floor mats with the Cartier logo on them.

The digital dash and message board was a head of its time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2003

11th Mar 2005, 08:11

I was just thinking you said everyone should own one of these I don't think so we who own them are the select few of classy drivers and owners.

11th Mar 2005, 08:24

Oh please... the Town Car was and is a Crown Vic/Grand Marquis with some styling changes and added electronic crap.

One that is now 19 years old has all the cachet of an empty coke can.

11th Mar 2005, 10:10

Like how you made sure to capitalize Cartier's name, but not God's...

6th Aug 2005, 19:18

Hey give him a break the guy is proud of his car, and well he should be it's a great car. Kudos to you and your LTC.

31st Oct 2012, 20:48

You're thinking about much newer Lincolns. These Town Cars were bigger, offered more interior and trunk room, and featured a ton more standard features and options. Not only that, but a 1980s Town Car looked far more commanding and elegant than the Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Today's cars are the ones that are rip offs of each other.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 8 reviews