1987 Lincoln Town Car Signature from North America
An excellent car for a more experienced driver, but I wouldn't recommend this car for teenagers
I got my Lincoln Town Car when I was sixteen, and looking back on it now, I really wish I had picked something better for my first car. My father bought the car so that I'd have something huge to protect me in the case of an accident. About a week after I got it on the road, various problems started occurring with it. The car stalled many times--twice in front of oncoming traffic. I had to step on the break quite swiftly once, and the car pulled to right and hit the guardrail. Driving down the road, my engine started producing a burning smell & excess heat was coming out from under the hood, but the engine temperature gauge never indicated any such problem. The gas gauge didn't work either, nor did either of the front windows. The horn hardly ever worked. My odometer reading was very off--it said I was going 80 MPH when I was in a flow of traffic going about 60 MPH. Its traction control was rather poor too--I totaled it going around a corner at about 40 MPH.
The seats were incredibly comfortable. The automatic dimming headlights were rather convenient. It rode smooth like a dream--I barely felt bumps & potholes in the roads. The dashboard & steering wheel area, as well as the seats & the doors were all still in very good shape, except for some cracks on the driver's side door. Very spacious, easy to maneuver, and was a joy to drive when it wasn't having problem after problem after problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th June, 2007
5th Jun 2007, 08:35
Sounds like an okay car, just make sure maintainance has been kept up with before you buy an expensive luxury car. Lots more things can break.
5th Jun 2007, 12:38
I bought my first car which was a 1988 Lincoln Town Car when I was 18 that was in 2003, I've loved these cars since I was 10 years old. Boy I tell you that car had a lot of small problems it had sat for a few years and it had over 200K miles on it. It never quit on me besides the battery. You have to acknowledge it was an old car. These are the best cars you can buy, in fact I'm on my 3rd one.