2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L from North America
My favorite car I have ever owned
Needed to replace the ball joints and front brakes. Also needed to replace the window switch driver's side; previous owner replaced the air conditioning compressor.
This car is a dream to drive. The air conditioning works great and keeps the car cold in hot weather. The mileage is surprisingly good.
I was going to buy a 4 passenger truck or an SUV, and decided to go with this car for the value. I am so glad I chose it. This car was well taken care of and the interior was perfect. I am so proud to drive it, and everyone who rides in it comments on the ride and how new the car appears. I recently took a trip from OR to Washington state. People in Washington would slow down to look at how nice it looks.
I have an 79 Town Car and it does ride better, but from what I hear this ride is the second best. Look at all the movie and television shows, and you'll see the Town Car in all the VIP shots. This car has 3 cubic feet more than the 2003+. I also like it because from a distance some people think it is a cop car or a Crown Vic. Pretty funny sometimes. I was brought up with GM cars, and our family has had many Cadillac sedans and coupes, but this one outshines them in looks and repair costs.
I love the way the headlights can be replaced so easily, and I found one online for a fraction of the cost from the dealer. I replaced it myself, and just three pins hold it and the electrical just plugs in. Truly plug and play.
I cannot wait for my next road trip, and really hope Lincoln starts making them again. What cars would they use for the movies?
I got a $10 adapter to convert the cassette to play with my iPhone and iPad, and the sound ROCKS - very nice stock factory speakers and sound system.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2015
19th Sep 2015, 17:43
Anyone whose vision is bad enough to mistake this Lincoln for a cop car shouldn't be driving!
20th Sep 2015, 00:57
We are all entitled to our own opinions, but I felt Lincoln ruined the styling of the Town Car after '97. The '03 refresh did a little to make it more formal and traditional looking, but it was too little too late. In '03 though, they further tarnished the model by stiffening up the suspension. By the end I think it was offensive what they were asking for these when they were so outclassed by similar models. You couldn't even order a sunroof or navigation in the last years, and those are all but standard on luxury models now. I guess for the purists they were the last of the real thing. I am a huge fan of cars like this, and it greatly saddens me they are no longer available, but frankly I like the looks of the older models with their softer suspensions. Ford tried to modernize this model, but in my humble opinion it was just a major fail. The fact that it is no longer produced bears that out.
20th Sep 2015, 16:35
I agree with the above comment, the post 97 Town Cars got worse in everything. From its styling, to its quality, and suspension comfort.
For a great comparison alone, compare a 95 Town Car Cartier Edition to a 98 on up TC Cartier, and you'll find that the 95 model is much more comfortable, is smoother, and the leather seat upholstery is a much higher level of quality.
20th Sep 2015, 17:32
A Town Car with its factory audio system? Now THAT'S a rarity!
"I have an 79 Town Car and it does ride better"
Odds are the '01 Town Car handles better; those old models look nice, but you wouldn't want to drive one in anger!
27th Sep 2015, 04:00
Town Cars are amazing rides and such a pleasure to own. Styling wise my favorites are the boxy 80s Town Cars, but I also really like the 2000+ models in black or white with a landau vinyl top; such a beautiful car. Either way, looks aside, it's the interior comfort and ride quality that counts. Town Cars are probably the most low maintenance luxury car on the market too, very durable and reliable. I usually only buy GM products, but since they don't make a full size rear wheel drive V-8 sedan anymore, I've switched to a P-71 Crown Victoria. Hoping to find a nice well maintained Town Car in my area one of these days though!
5th Oct 2015, 23:32
I would say GM doesn't make a rear wheel V8 sedan anymore! It's been almost 20 years now sadly.
6th Oct 2015, 15:09
Hasn't been "almost 20 years now": the Chevrolet SS, a RWD V8 powered sedan built by GM in Australia, has been available for the last couple of years, though it won't be after this year, sadly.