1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6 V8 205 HP from North America
Nice ride, but too many problems
Water leaks down onto front passenger floor and rear left passenger floor, soaking the carpet and sometimes leaving standing water on the floor.
Battery kept going dead, and the radio came on by itself, so the dealer disconnected the radio.
Key mechanism keeps failing, and had to call an auto locksmith, who cleaned the mechanism and got the key to work, but said the steering column interior needs cleaning.
Dealer said the air suspension will probably fail soon (based on their experience with others this age) and is very expensive to replace -- but seems OK so far.
Leaking front headlight keeps shorting out, and have been stopped by the police for a missing light.
2 window motors failed.
Steering wheel "leather" wore off in several places soon after I bought it.
The latest is it will run if gas is poured into the carburetor, but will not start otherwise, and the dealer tried the computer module controlling the gas, but it would not retain a program. Difficult to find parts like a used computer module to try.
Such a smooth ride, that I got a speeding ticket for going 95 on a long interstate drive, and was probably really doing higher. Need to use cruise control to keep it under control.
Large car for me to parallel park after driving a Honda Civic, but lots of passenger and trunk room.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st October, 2010
7th Oct 2010, 19:25
"The latest is it will run if gas is poured into the carburetor, but will not start otherwise"
There's no carburetor on the 90's models. Your car has fuel-injection. Visit www.lincolnlandinc.com