9th May 2017, 22:46
I like the '80s styling too, but when it comes to the engines, the 4.6 from the '90s was much better IMO than the 5.0. Not to say the 5.0 was bad, because it was not, but if you are going to exceed the 200,000 mile mark with one, you will be dealing with oil leaks, a couple of water pumps, 2-3 alternators and power steering pumps. It's not that the models from the '90s felt lighter; it was due to the 4.6 having more power.
I've owned a '96 TC for the past ten years. It now has 220,000 miles on it and is without a doubt my best car yet.
As far as the belt driven components I mentioned; I replaced the factory water pump a month ago and the factory alternator about 7 years ago.
10th May 2017, 11:00
My dad bought an 88 new. You couldn't ask for a more comfortable car to go on trips. He spent winters in Sebring FL and would drive north in the Spring. Always bought white cars. Cooler with the tropical sun beating down on the interior. Very cold air. Nice cars; not a city car, but great on the open roads.
10th May 2017, 14:06
The 90s Town Cars are nice too; the look and feel is just still too modern for me. Plus I don't have air shocks to worry about.
I'd love to get 70s Continental or Town Car some day. Heard good things about the 4.6, but my 5.0 runs great and seldom has issues; I always change my oil every 3-5k.
Whichever you prefer, the Town Car is miles ahead of my '86 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham with the incredibly sluggish 307. The Lincoln ride cannot be beat.
14th May 2017, 03:19
The only downside to the '96 TC is single exhaust (190 HP vs. 210 HP).
Good car otherwise - enjoy :)