2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6 V8 gas from North America


Driver's door lock actuator broken rivet.

Leaking oil from valve covers.

Check engine light for DPFE sensor and clogged EGR lines.

Replaced rivet with a screw on actuator.

Easy replacing the valve cover gaskets.

Replaced the DPFE sensor and cleaned the throttle body, EGR valve, and EGR tubes, and the check engine light has stayed off with better throttle response.

General Comments:

I like the car. It is very dependable and is very comfortable. It currently has 195k miles and it still rides and drives great. Has the air ride in the bag that still works fine. I get 22-23 MPG mixed driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2018

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.

General Comments:

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.