1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6 from North America
Plastic intake manifold cracked at a seam, leaving me stranded 1000 miles from home. Ford will not reimburse, even though many intake manifolds have been replaced on recall. I don't like paying for Ford experiments, a costly repair and big inconvenience.
Generally a very nice and comfortable car, although it is not as quiet as I would like due to wind noise.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th December, 2001
The intake manifold for the 1997 Lincoln Towncar has been recalled, but only for vehicles not in "civilian" use. Police interceptors and Limos have been covered for the recall. One tends to suspect that Ford really doesn't care about consumers per se, but only the officials and "money people" that could have a direct contact and influence upon their industry. It is a beautiful vehicle and cost a lot of bucks, but the average consumer should not have to pay for a poor design of a part that has an extremely high failure rate... with repair costs of approximately $1000. ALL 1997 intake manifolds should have been included in the recall... a plastic manifold?... get real! I probably won't buy another Ford.