1993 Lincoln Town Car Excutive 4.6 V8 from North America
One of the best cars I've ever owned
The rear air bag suspension went. Put in springs and coils. A good $186.00 for the parts.
The rear windows don't work. My friend says it could be the motors. The right rear window slides on its own. It could just be off track.
Transmission leaks, not sure why. Have to have that checked.
Wipers freeze at high speed.
Actuators in the front doors need to be replaced. Doors locks no longer work.
Carpet near the emergency brake broken off. Easy fix.
Antilocks brake light appears, the brake pedal jerks a little when you step on it.
A small rust hole has appeared near the front wheel well. Along with rust on the rear well. Fortunately it hasn't gotten too bad. I will repair it.
Ever since I was little, I've always wanted a Towncar. This car is my third one. I've had a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES. I had it for 7 weeks until I saw a 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS for sale. That lasted me for a year until I seized the engine. It's a long story.
Towncars have always been a love of mine. I think it was the tail lights that attracted me. When I was little I would always check the reviews and ratings for it. They were very good. I am probably the youngest Towncar lover that I know of. I'm 21. No one in my family owned a Towncar so I wasn't able to drive one. When I told people that I wanted one they thought it was weird. Most people who drove them were senior citizens. I knew what I wanted.
After I seized the engine in the Marquis, I had to look for another car. I started to look around. I knew I wanted a Towncar or Grand Marquis. They were the only cars I knew that were reliable and I could trust. I looked in the local paper. I found a 1993 Lincoln Towncar. The owner described the color and condition. I had the picture in my head and I knew it was mine. The mileage and price were right. 78,000 miles and $2500 the owner was asking for it. I got in contact with the owner and made arrangements to see it. When I saw it. I fell in love with it. The exterior of the car is light blue with a white leather top. Interior is dark blue. I got behind the wheel of it and it felt twice as big as my Grand Marquis. Took the car around the block and it was like home to me.
The car belonged to elderly man who bought it new in 93. He kept it until 97 when he passed away. The brother asked the 2nd owner if he would like to buy it. The second owner kept it for 10 years until he had to get rid of some of his cars. That is when I took over ownership of it.
The condition of it is absolutely beautiful. The paint shines like new. The interior is beautiful except for the seats being worn in. Other than what I stated above. The car perfect in my book.
I really picked out a good car. Especially with the color combo. I am the only person in town with that car. Everyone that knows me knows my car. They really love it also. Can't think of any other car I could be driving besides the Towncar. If I could store it in the winter I would. I want to one day restore it to a classic. I love my Towncar so much. It mean a lot to me.
Ford has recently stopped making the Towncar. They are only available by special ordering them. Then after 2010, Ford will stop making them completely. To me that is a shame. For people who come to love them and are fans like me. To take them away from loyal customers like that. They are going to lose so many people. Just watch they will bring it back once people start to complain saying that they want Towncar. If you're a Towncar fan like me. Email me at Cashmoney098@aol.com. With enough people we can keep the Towncar alive forever, by sending a letter to Ford saying that the Towncar needs to stay in production.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th February, 2009
27th Feb 2009, 01:54
I think I've got you beat. I'm only 18 and I have one, haha. No one our age understands the luxury and drive until they're in the back seat saying wow this is really comfortable haha.
27th Feb 2009, 15:02
The Panther Platform (Town Car, Grand Marquis, and Crown Vic) is one reason Ford is in a little bit better position financially to weather the Depression than GM and Chrysler, who destroyed their large cars long ago.