1988 Lincoln Town Car Custom 302cid /5.0L EFI from North America
My $500 street rod!
When I first got this car, the only problem it had was the steering wheel pump. After looking it over for a while I found that the problem was just a loose hose clamp. D'oh! Easy fix!
Other than that, no problems!
For a huge car, it really loves the road! Stock BHP for my car was listed at 160, but with my upgrades, it pushes close to 200. I put dual straight pipes with Flowmaster series 40's, dual MagnaFlow hi-flow cat converters, a K&N filtercharger, and some really shiny exhaust tips!
Handling is great, as long as you go in a straight line, and the brakes could make your eyes pop out of your head.
BTW, if you want a comfortable ride, BUY THIS CAR! It beats the hell out of my '93 Chevy Cavalier I used to drive. I even used the Town Car to tow the Cav' to the junk yard!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2003
Yes, with a rope.
Thanks for a view into a world most people rarely get to see.
For which they are grateful.
Wow! I have a 92 cavalier Now... it isn't a bad car, but my dad has a 88 town car and id love to trade him! I am in the process of talking him into it now.. he needs the better gas millage, and I love the car! ;) Town cars do ride very nice.. and there real roomy for them long trips.
Well, I don't think adding straight pipes will give you 40hp. Even with headers you likely won't see 40hp..
The strong point of the Lincolns 5.0 is the torque.. I think it has 280lbs from the factory, which is what gets our tanks rolling :)
I like when people put minor add ons on their car and guess what the new horsepower estimate is.
Also the "shiny tips" part made me laugh.
Dude, if that's what makes you smile, then I'd consult a professional.
And a "15 year old import"?? Sounds about time to dump that and go buy a new Lincoln Town Car!
This is my 5th Lincoln Town Car! I keep considering those underpowered and uncomfortable rice burners, and then I realize that the basic difference in gas mileage savings is only about $360 in 100,000 miles. (10 mpg better. Avg $2.70 fuel.)
My current 93 gets about 24mpg local highway, and if I go somewhere it gets over 26mpg. My 88 Signature got about 23.5 until about 300,000 miles when the cam and lifters wore out. It still gets over 20mpg.
I could tell you about the other 3, but someone who contends over little things like gas mileage, and doesn't understand comfort and real savings wouldn't possibly understand.
I'd like a 6th, an 02 Cartier, but am considering the 2002 Grand Marquis LSE also.
That's so weird. I just got a 88 Town Car for $550, and the only problem it has is a flat and the top of the motor needs cleaning.