1988 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series 5.0L 302cid from North America
Not quite perfect, but not at all a bad car
The left rear power window does not operate at all.
The right rear power window goes down, but needs "help" to get back up.
The automatic parking brake release operates only when the transmission is shifted to Drive or Low, not in Overdrive (as it should).
The dashboard is cracked.
The padding on the glove compartment door is peeling off slightly.
Driver's door armrest is cracked.
This car is very fun to drive. It has a very smooth ride. The steering has a light feel to it, yet is very precise. The acceleration and braking are smooth and easy.
The electronic message center, which functions as the gauges, is located in a place where it is difficult to see.
The driver's line of sight to the controls for the radio and trip log is blocked by the steering wheel and the gearshift.
The seats are very comfortable and there is a lot of room in the car. I mean a LOT of room!
Air conditioning is ice cold--very nice for a car this old.
There is plenty of room in the trunk for anything you could ever want. And the automatic load-leveling suspension keeps the car level no matter how heavy your stuff is.
The Keyless Entry System is nice, especially when I locked my keys in the trunk. Generally, though, it is easier to get out the keys and open then door than punch in the code.
The car has a great look to it, and the clean lines on the hood make it easy for the driver to see where the edges of the car are. This is very nice, since parking a car this size isn't easy.
Gas mileage is not great, but at about 12 miles/gallon average in the city and 22 on the highway, it's about what you'd expect (or better) for a 4400-lb. car.
All in all, although it isn't perfect, it is a nice car and was worth the price of $1900.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd July, 2002