1998 Lincoln Town Car Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance212000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Highly Reliable Luxury Car

Faults:

At 160,000 the transmission went out.

The drivers side won't roll up, but it goes down. I think the problem is with the switch. Having a problem finding one.

General Comments:

Very reliable car, I had a 95 Town Car with 295,000 miles on the original motor and transmission. I also have a 2000 De ville which isn't as reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2004

1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature Edition 8 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 8 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired63400 miles
Most recent distance67800 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

I believe I got a tremendous bargain despite the repairs; I paid $1500 less than Blue Book value

Faults:

Multi-function switch (wipers, hazards, turn signals)

Cruise Control went out about 65,000 miles.

Park-to-Drive on start up failed about 66,500 miles.

General Comments:

I was able to get 50% of repair costs on the above covered by my extended warranty.

I love the car; the comforts are phenomenal.

The engine runs great - Consumer Reports rated it very high.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2004

1998 Lincoln Town Car Lincoln from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Faults:

The ABS system is giving me problems now.

I replaced the rotors, brake pads front and back, no problems until now.

General Comments:

I love my 98 Continental.

The mileage is fabulous.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2004

1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive Series 4.6 liter 8 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.6 liter 8 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired44500 miles
Most recent distance60300 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Summary:

Great luxury used car bargain

Faults:

Left rear passenger window does not open.

Right turn signal control going out.

General Comments:

Have not had to take the car to the dealer for any repairs in the almost 2 years I have had this car.

Very nice ride.

Original Michelin tires just gave out at 60,000 miles.

Brakes still have 40% more wear to go.

Get around 22 to 24 miles per gallon.

Silver paint job could be more stylish.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2003

1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.6 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired41100 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Van

Summary:

Always wondering what will need replacing next

Faults:

Most everything that went wrong while I had the car was still under warranty. I was fortunate for the 50,000 mile warranty. Unfortunately, it seemed that the car was always at the dealer.

The front seat track needed replacing.

The passenger power window unit needed replacing.

The cowl directed rain to channel in to the car and puddled on the rear floor. This was cause to replace the carpet.

Tie rod and ball joint was replaced.

The pull handle on the drivers door was separating from the door panel and was replaced.

A rear wheel cracked and had to be replaced.

Brake light switch shorted out.

General Comments:

The car is a very pretty vehicle. It has great style and comfortable seating. Too many things went wrong with it during the less than two years I owned it. Also, It handles poorly over rough roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th April, 2002

27th Sep 2006, 13:16

Yikes! For a $50k+ car to have what sounds like serious quality problems is just plain scary to me! To have an alloy wheel crack, I've never heard of happening. Sounds like a serious design flaw or poor quality materials used. Maybe both. To have problems with water leaking and puddling on your floor because of a faulty channel is also pretty outrageous for a car of this price and mileage. To have ANY mechanical or electrical problems by 55k miles is outrageous for any car, in my opinion. Fords scare me.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 15 reviews