Passenger side headlight is getting water in it. May be caused from damage as I hit, on that side, and killed, a large dog in the car, but I didn’t see any damage. My warranty is up and I don’t want to file an insurance claim. I don’t know if this is the cars fault or from the damage. The light still works fine.
One of the lug nuts on the tire got stripped out while getting a tire rotation. The shop/retail outlet, which shall remain nameless, is the world’s largest retailer, but they said that they didn’t cause the damage and that the nut was weak from the factory. The car had almost 60,000- miles at the time and those tires had been taken of many other times before by the dealer with out stripping. The cost to me was almost $300 and no apologies. Lesson learned, stick to your dealer.
This is a red 2003 Cartier. This car is heavy and soft. The car takes off great and keeps up with traffic very well.
The car has tons of room in it and the trunk is huge. The hood is long and it feels good driving around with all that safety room in front of you. I use the hood ornament as a guide while driving. You will be surprised how you will like the hood ornament.
The car has almost 90,000 miles on it and the paint and interior still looks brand new.
The things that I don’t like about the car are that it is hard to get into small parking spots, it is hard to see while backing up, and the rear bar/panel that holds the roof up is so big that it blocks my view when I am looking to my back right. This is not the cars fault, but I drive my son’s car and it is so much easier to see about. He has a 1999 Ford Taurus with 140,000 trouble free miles. I bought this car for him and he is taking good care of it.
I am getting an average of 22.5 mpg and about half is city and half highway.
I don’t like how the car’s driver’s seat moves when I open the door to get out of the car. I think that they call it “Easy Exit Mode”, or something like that. The seat moves way back and when you get back in the car and start it up the seat moves back up to where it was. The dealer deprogrammed it once, but I got a new battery and now it does the same thing again.
The bottom line is that this Town Car is excellent and I have owned and driven many different cars in the past forty five years. I’d say that this 2003 Cartier is my favorite of all.
I will be trading this one off for a new one in 2009 when my money should build back up to pay one off, or if interest rates go up faster, then I will get a new one sooner. I paid $37,000 for this Cartier and the car is worth every cent of it.
If they stop making the Town Car by then, I will probably get a Mercury Monterey mini-van, fully loaded, or a Mercury Mountaineer fully loaded. I have to stick to Ford products to keep the driver’s door keypad entry. I will never have a car with out this again, ever.