1996 Lincoln Town Car Reviews - Page 4 of 5

1996 Lincoln Town Car Executive Sedan 4.6 SOHC V8 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.6 SOHC V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carDodge Spirit

Summary:

I would buy another Town Car without a second thought

Faults:

Not one thing has gone wrong with the car since I have owned it.

The previous owner had to replace the upper intake manifold @ 90,000 miles.

This is a common problem for this vehicle as the upper intake is made out of plastic.

General Comments:

The car is quite fast for being a 2 ton vehicle.

Interior comfort is beyond comparison.

Two friends of mine have said that they would buy a Town Car after riding in mine.

The steering is as loose as it comes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2005

1996 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L V8 gas from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 gas Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz SL

Summary:

Quality, luxury, performance and reliability combined in a roomy well handling car

Faults:

The heated seat does not work on the driver's side.

Some of the stitching is starting to separate on just the driver's side seat bottom.

General Comments:

It handles extremely well for a large car.

I find the engine performance and transmission shifting quite remarkable for this size car.

It has every comfort known and they all work well.

The integrity of the car is impressive.

The overall quality is superb.

The dash layout and functionality of all controls and features is very well done and all markings and indicators are very clear.

It has the best designed interior I have seen.

The radio and sound system combined with the reverberation unit is quite impressive.

An elegant car that everyone loves.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2005

25th Apr 2012, 02:53

LOOSE STEERING? I have a Town Car, and the steering is not loose. Do you have a front end problems?

1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.5 ltr V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.5 ltr V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles

Summary:

Absolute great comfortable car

Faults:

My intake blew the first four days I had the car. Dealer fixed it. Didn't cost me a thing.

Horn went out when I drove through a water puddle. Replaced with new one. I had to unhook new horn because it blows on its own all the time.

Cruise control fuse continually blows.

Poor gas mileage.

Car is powerful.

Ride is excellent. All you feel is air.

Have to use cruise control on the highway or you will get a ticket quick.

No major problems at all. Car is dependable, easy to drive. Adjustable steering, comfortable seating, easy to read gauge's.

Hard to park.

I love my Town Car. I'm waiting to save enough money to by a newer one. I will still keep my 96 too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2004

6th Apr 2005, 11:14

My 96 town car with 83,000 miles just blew the manifold which as I just learned is made from plastic. Seems this is a very common problem with this car, and all I can find out from anyone is this is well known by Lincoln. But they refuse to do anything about it. I see where they say that the 96 did not have a plastic manifold, but my mechanic assures me that it does. At any rate it is going to cost me about 1500.00to repair. I also have a 2003 Town Car which I am going back to the dealer with soon and ask a bunch of questions about the manifold. All that said, I love both cars and hate to think that I will be forced to buy another brand if Lincoln does not come up with the right answers.

5th Aug 2005, 06:18

I have a 95 and 97 LTC. 97 manifold just blew. I paid at the dealer at mechanics cost $ 387.00 for the manifold, then a few dollars to put it in. It was a HUGE inconvenience, the car had to be towed, what aggrevated me more was that there was NO warning something was wrong. All of a sudden SMOKE, no smell no shaking, no overheating. The car didn't even shut down. I had just left my house, the car was COLD (sitting overnight) I had gone 3/10 of a mile and BOOM! Yep, plastic manifold. I should carry elmers glue and duct tape in the car. Plastic Manifold PLEEEZZZEEEE!!

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 16 reviews