2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6 Liter V8 from North America
Real American Luxury
A/C compressor went out around 75,000 miles.
When it came time for me to replace the old Pontiac, two vehicles came to mind; Lincoln's Town Car and Cadillac's Deville (DTS). After driving both vehicles, I chose the Town Car and have had no regrets at all with my purchase.
Don't get me wrong, the Cadillac is a technical wonder, and I know how it drives (fathers side of the family owns Cadillacs), but I just love the Town Car due to its simpler, pleasing design inside and outside, its ride, and its biggest advantage, rear drive.
Performance for such a large, heavy vehicle is pretty good. I'm not the type that likes to hot-rod, but I was surprise to find out that my car can break the rear end loose at a stop light. It's adequate off the line, but once it gets its weight moving, it'll scoot pretty decently. Again, it's nice to know it can move out of its own way.
Handling is something I was aware of when I purchased my Town Car. I know if an off-ramp says 35mph, I go 35mph on said off-ramp. It doesn't feel like it's leaning much, but it'll under steer if I rush it around a corner. But this is America, the nation where all roads and interstates are straight as can be, and being and American, I purchased a car that cruise along all those straight roads and interstates.
Once you get used to the size of the car, driving is a lot easier then you would think. The Town Car actually has a low belt line, which makes it pretty easy to see out anywhere from the driver seat. Reverse sensors make parking lot driving much easier. Although the hood may be long, it's easy to park since I usually gauge my distance off of the hood ornament itself.
When it comes to comfort, this thing is down right comfortable. Long trips are so relaxing to the point if I had a scented candle lit in my car I'd probably pass out at the wheel. The seats are Lazy Boy wide and soft, and finding a comfortable driving position is easy since the Town Car comes with adjustable brake and accelerator petals. I love the dashboards simple design since it makes everything easy to reach and read. If you're lazy, you can control most things such as the A/C, radio, or cruise control off the steering wheel itself. I don't see what people complain about with the quality of the plastics in the car. In my opinion, it's just as good as my friends Mercedes Benz. The leather seating is softer and better in my opinion as well.
One thing that catches mine and everyone's eye is the looks of my vehicle. I may be younger then the average Town Car owner, but my vehicle is different from any Town Car I've seen. My vehicle has the two-toned silver and dark gray exterior with black interior. I've added limo-tint on my windows, which makes it look very sleek, and added HID headlights on both the low and high-beams. I've stuck with the original looking Michelin tires with the thin white-wall stripe that adds to the look as well. I'm not kidding when I say I get at least two offers each month from someone who's interested in purchasing my vehicle, since no one ever seen another Town Car with a color scheme like mine. The local Lincoln dealer even offers to have me trade it in for a new Town Car every time I get the car serviced.
That said, I'm very happy to own my Town Car. I'm strict when it comes to maintenance, and with a solid reliability record, I'm certain I can get a lot of years out of this vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th October, 2010