1997 Lincoln Town Car from North America
Best American car, period!
When I got it, the seller noted two defects, the keyless entry buttons didn't work (the remote did work) and the passenger side mirror could not be controlled electronically up and down.
Since then, the sunroof stopped working, the intermittent wipers stopped working and the shift lock became flaky (sometimes it won't go out of park when running). I am living with the above defects.
One air suspension bag began to leak, and that I couldn't live with. I bought the air spring (bag) with a 3 year warranty for $89 and it is easy to install. A street mechanic charged me $50.
This is an old man's car. Don't buy it for handling and performance.
The best car I have ever owned. The ride and comfort are unmatched in any other American car, or even by luxury foreign cars costing under $65,000. You can drive 700 miles in one day, get out of the car totally refreshed. With most other cars, you need a few hours to recover.
The gas mileage on the road is quite good, 25-26mpg, but in the city, it is an atrocious 13mpg.
The Lincoln Town Car has a relatively low resale value. As a used car, it is one of the greatest bargain's in the world. A reasonably good one from 1993-1997 can be picked up for $1500-$3000.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2007