2006 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L from North America


Epitome of Bang for your Buck


Nothing. Just general maintenance.

General Comments:

Fantastic car. Comfortable. A bit dated in terms of looks, but surely makes up for it in every other area. Easy enough to do work on yourself for many things.

Without much experience in vehicles, I've been able to do the following:

Replaced air filter.

Cleaned mass air flow sensor.

Cleaned air intake manifold.

Replaced oil and filter (needs a filter cap tool for about $5 to get the filter on and off).

Replaced transmission fluid and filter.

Replaced fuel filter.

Replaced rear end fluid.

Replaced spark plugs and boots (moderate difficulty and will take a good 2 hours).

Added refrigerant to the A/C system.

Replaced serpentine belt.

For everything here I spent about $350 and that was for best quality parts, fluids, etc. I probably put 10 hours into the car in terms of labor for all these things.

The only downside is the cost of specialty parts such as sensors, mechanical, and electrical parts. You may be able to do a lot of the work yourself for replacing these things, but the parts can be expensive if you need them, $300 for a fuel pump or $100 for a mass air flow sensor for instance. The only upside to this is the sheer reliability of the car, so hopefully you rarely, if never at all, have to replace any high dollar parts. I reflected this as the 8 in running costs.

Overall I love this car and plan to drive it for many years. You see these "Panthers" (Crown Vic, Grand Marquee, and Town Cars - which are the same everything with the exception of exterior accents, interior accents, and sound dampening) go for over 300K no problem. Look at any police car or luxury taxi service, they choose these "Panthers" for a reason. So I'm hoping my Town Car will be one of these cars that do exactly that.

My only complaint is the 4 speed transmission (including overdrive, so it's a 3 speed plus overdrive). It shifts extremely smooth and is bullet proof as some would say, but your engine will hover at over 2K RPM at 80 mph highway speeds and that cuts into your gas mileage pretty hard. At 85 mph you will average 21 MPG. At 65 mph you could be 25 MPG or more. What's surprising though is you can pull 17-20 MPG in the city, which is great for a decently large V8 pushing a 4500 pound car.

Oh, and for anyone worried about safety, don't. These cars were the only cars to ever get a 5 star crash test rating across the board for the 2010 Town Car when they raised the requirements and added the new tests. So anyone who says body-on-frame cars aren't safe hasn't done their research. Compare a 2010 Honda Accord with a 2010 Town Car on KBB for safety and you will see. The Town Car hasn't changed much at all from 2003 to 2010, so I have no doubt my 2006 is safer than your car.

Oh and if it helps, I'm a GM guy and I know comparable Cadillacs look better, but if you care about reliability, comfort, ease of repair, and better bang for your buck, get a Town Car. Ask anyone about the Northstar Cadillac Engine and you will know what I'm talking about.

That's it for my review. Thanks for reading if you came this far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2015

27th Jun 2015, 04:16

Watch the side impact test done by IIHS on the Crown Vic; pay particular attention to what happens to the dummy. Then compare it to the tests of the Volvos.


2006 Lincoln Town Car Designer Series 4.6 from North America


Exquisite Cars for the Most Discriminating of Owners


Shortly after we bought the car I noticed that both passenger side center caps were missing from the wheels. The dealer says that anyone who would drive a new town car, the only car they would fit on, would not take them, I already know this, but criminal people will steal them and sell them on the internet, I have been told.

I don’t know if they fell off or were stolen. These things cost almost $100 each. I took the other two and the new two and engraved my initials on them and if I see them for sell every, I will report them. I also had all four wheels and tires stolen off of one of my company trucks. We had tires stolen in the past, so I own a tire shop also, and had the boys take off all 4-tires and put a zip lock bad inside of each tire and remount it back on the wheel. Inside of the zip lock bag was a note with my phone number and to report to the police. We have actually recovered two stolen trucks this way. Truck is stolen and chopped down. Tires/wheels sold. Tires wear out after a few years, new owner goes to tire shop to put new tires on wheels. Wheels broken down, note found, we are called, cops called, trace down truck from buyer of wheels.

The driver’s seat will pop when it moves on it’s own as I get out of the car. It is scheduled to be looked at by the dealer.

Slight buzzing sound fromt he dash, but goes away.

General Comments:

My 2003, which was destroyed in a fire, (A van parked beside my town car caught on fire at the air port and burned off the right side of my town car), had a free 3/year servicing, the new 2006 only has one year of free servicing.

The 2006’s steering wheel controls are harder to use as compared to my 2003.

The 2006 is super quiet, but so was the 2003.

The 2006 has a cheaper looking rearview mirror.

These car are the only true full size rear wheel drive, body on frame, cars on the road, new, today that cost under $100,000. I got mine for $38,900.

The car is very safe and heavy and has plenty of room.

If I have to drive a car, I could not see myself ever driving anything, but a Town Car. We have owned many cars and have always came back to the Town Cars.

I usually put 100,000-miles on them before I sell them. Our tax lawyer bought our old 2002 "Cartier" and he is still driving it. It now has almost 170,000-miles of trouble free service.

Our old 1995, which we gave to my mother-in-law, now has 200,000 miles of trouble free service, but it does seem to consume lots of oil.

They are great cars and seem to last forever, but I don’t like this 2006 as much as the older ones.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2005

15th Nov 2005, 19:14

The car will easily run 300,000 miles with proper maintenance. Tell your mother in law to check the valve guides and valve seals.

The most decked out Town Car will cost 50,000 dollars. No better car in this world.


17th Sep 2006, 18:42

Our family has driven Town Cars since 1984. They are, without doubt, the best luxury car in the world. The cars are smooth, quiet, VERY reliable (we've NEVER had one single problem with any of them) and the newer ones have more than adequate power. I've ridden in friends Mercedes, Lexuses and Jaguars and they do not impress me like the Town Car.