1993 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6 V8 from North America
Best car for the money we ever owned.
Drive shaft UV joints bad. Noticed right after we bought the car. Cost $300 to replace. Ignition lock wore out, replaced myself for under $20. The car has been extremely reliable for us so far. With the V8 under the enormous hood routine maintenance has been a breeze. I swapped all 8 spark plugs and wires in no time at all. Everything is easy to get to and you have plenty of room to work.
It is like driving around while still sitting in your living room. The seats are home recliner comfy. Everyone in the car gets a ton of room. It has all the standard options I would want in a car, such as cruise and climate control. It also throws in outside temp, current and average MPG and all the other little things that set the Lincoln in the luxury car bracket.
On the highway the car feels like a luxury liner floating over a gentle ocean. In a corner it still feels like a luxury liner so you need to slow down long before you get there. This is the exact opposite of a sports car.
Acceleration and braking are pretty much what I expected from the car. The V8 does it's job, but does not impress. You can pass and pull into traffic with no trouble, but if your at a dead stop you won't be going anyplace in a hurray. Our biggest surprise has been the gas mileage. Around town we get 18-19 but on the highway we get 23+. If you are on a stretch of road with the cruise set between 55 and 60 it's not hard to get 25mpg.
The rear wheel drive made a few days in winter bit tricky, but it was not a big problem. If I lived in a northern state I would probably want something else to drive, but here in the middle with only minor snow fall it does just fine.
The trunk. Wow. We have moved furniture in that trunk. We have yet to fill that trunk. It is just enormous.
Our 93 is in great shape since, like most of them, it was driven by a little old lady when new. We paid $3000 for it from a dealer. Not sure why they do not keep their value better. It has all the room of a full size SUV and better gas mileage.
It is my wife's car and she loves it and would get another. I really like it, but would like a little more handling. Maybe we can get a Mark VIII next?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2007