2003 Lincoln Town Car Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2003 Lincoln Town Car Limited V8 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V8 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance6810 miles
Previous carLincoln Mark VIII

Summary:

I really enjoy this car

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this Lincoln Town Car.

General Comments:

The Town Car is very well made and extremely comfortable, as I have found out. Part of the comfort is the great openness the large windows provide, as well as the multi-position of the power reclining seats. The control layout is great and the interior has a real feel of luxury, unlike to sterile feeling of the German imports.

However, it needs more horsepower. 230 is just not enough for a 4,000 + pound 6 passenger car. My prior car, a Mark 8, had 300 horsepower and that is what the Town Car needs.

The trunk is huge, and can carry home more than a dozen grocery bags.

The quality of the paint finish is flawless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th September, 2005

13th Dec 2007, 07:41

I guess you frowned by error?

2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L 4.6 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired363 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

No better car can be had at any price. This car is IT

Faults:

LED Rear center brake light stopped working. Dealer replaced entire light unit. (Noticed shortly after buying the car)

Battery died, but died while at Dealer being serviced. Replaced under warranty. Good timing. (During first free oil change)

General Comments:

Excellent dealer servicing. Complimentary from Lincoln. No cost for us for the first 3-years or 36,000-miles.

Excellent Warranty.

4/50 not 3/36,000-miles.

Very cheap extended warranty till 100,000-miles. Bumper to bumper for less than $800. Most cars would be around $2,000.

Very Reliable.

Tons of room. I use the car for Real Estate sales. Clients ride in the car almost daily. No-one can believe how roomy the "L"s are. Everyone says that they are going to have to buy one. 2-have. I bought it new for only $42,900. This car could pass for a $150,000 car.

Very fuel efficient to be a 4,500-lb car. The car gets an average of 23mpg. A lot is highway, but at least 30% is city.

The car is very safe. We wrecked it this year and we were not even hurt. The car that hit us was totally bent sideways and not drivable. The Town car was drivable at the crash site. 2000ish Buick Century hit us almost head on at 30mph. Our damage was only $8,000 for such a violent crash. The other party suffered broken bones and facial injuries. We suffered no injuries at all.

Excellent A/C and heat. Excellent visibility for a large car.

Doors open up wide and fully. Super easy to get into and out of, especially the rear.

Super soft seats that can be adjusted in anyway what so ever.

Super quiet engine, transmission, and rear end gears.

This car is ideal. I am a retired Police officer who not accustomed to such sophistications. Retired in 90-due to back injury. This car puts my old 91-Grand Marquis to shame.

I will drive this car till I die.

It would not hurt for Lincoln to raise the car up at least 2-inches as mine has bottomed out a time or so while pulling up steep driveways or parking decks.

This car is very cheap to insure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2004

23rd Dec 2004, 23:31

I agree! The latest Town Cars are really quite nice.

6th Jun 2011, 21:15

Absolutely agree with all aspects of this review. I am in the market for a 2003 Town Car, and am soon going to purchase the Signature Series; and my neighbor recently purchased a brand new Signature "L" edition.

Thanks for this review; very well-written, and it is good to see that some people still appreciate good, solid, reliable American engineering such as that witnessed in the Town Car.

2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4200 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Summary:

The most well built perfected luxury car on the market

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

This car is a "retro" luxury car. It seems that Lincoln sacrificed new technology to build a perfected, reliable luxury car.

What you'll find is the same basic car the Town Car has always been with major cosmetic and suspension upgrades.

The interior layout has also improved with lighted switching on the doors, an oil life monitor and dual zone climate control.

Storage room has also increased with a trunk that is 10% larger than the previous model year and the addition of storage pockets built into the front door armrests.

It still has the same classic self leveling rear suspension, and option packages the Town Car has had for years. New options for 2003 include a full power open/close trunk lid, navigation, and H.I.D. headlamps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2004

11th Nov 2005, 14:30

These Town Car reviews are all written down to the same lousy standard of written English and therefore are probably all written by the same person.

26th Dec 2005, 20:14

I'm sorry that some people leave negative comments about cars they can't afford! If they could they would be writing a positive review along with the rest of us!!!

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 12 reviews