1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series 302 V8 from North America
Replaced driver's side door panel ($100) after purchase.
New driver's side rear door latch ($25 part).
Replaced belt at 217,878 miles.
New master cylinder and brake booster at about 218,000 miles.
Water pump replaced at 224,228 miles.
Oil pressure switch at 227,166 miles.
Rear brakes and power steering pump at 228,600 miles.
Ignition control module, full tune-up, front brakes, and new tires at 230,016 miles.
A/C recharge at 231,021 miles.
I bought this car in October 2010 for $2,000. It had 215k miles, but was in very good shape. I drove it for almost two years in high school, and to and from work. I still drive it in college.
Being the Signature Series, it has a lot of options: power seats, velour seats, auto-dimming headlights, power heated mirrors, trunk closer, keypad, illuminated entry, turbine wheels, true-dual exhaust, carriage roof option, and whitewall tires.
This was the first car I've owned, and it drives very well. I've had no problems passing cars on the freeway or driving down country roads. It's not terribly difficult to drive, and gets comparable gas mileage to the Honda Odyssey van I was driving earlier.
This car gets looks and compliments from many people, and I highly recommend it. Despite the repairs I have listed above, it isn't expensive to fix at all compared to new car payments or expensive computers malfunctioning on newer cars. Parts are very easy to find for this car, considering that about 828,000 of these 80's Town Cars were produced.
The Town Car still runs very strong, despite needing new valve cover gaskets. I have absolutely no plans of selling it, and if anything breaks, I will just fix it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2012
My grandparents bought an '89 Town Car in 1993. It was a very nice car. I was pretty young when they had it, but I remember that boat like ride and always loved the styling of that generation (way better than the '99 they bought after). I wish they still made cars like that; now you can't even buy a true full-sized car.