My fathers 1988 Town Car runs great with 150,000 miles. Although its purchase price was high the only real expenditures I have noted he has over the years had has been tires, brakes, new fuel lines, new top and having the seats repaired and redyed. He too changed the oil more than recommended. Although it drinks the fuel being retired he would rather keep it. A couple of his power windows work slow or not at all, but you just leave on the climate control. Maybe the original reviewer might give a total on his repair costs as it would be interesting. I see about 230 oil changes, trans and paint work wheres the $100,000 coming from? I owned a 1970 Cadillac Limousine shown on another review that I regret ever selling. Taking these cars on a long trip is great in spite of the gas cost you only live once!
I've been driving an old (1994) Lincoln Town Car with over 150,000 miles on it. It's had its share of repairs, and consumables such as oil, tires and even a set of brake pads have all been replaced as expected. I've banged it around a bit, and overall I have been impressed with its toughness. Nothing beats it for comfort on a long road trip with my college buddies. You pay a little extra for gas, but the previous guy is right -- you only live once.
The only weakness to these cars is the transmissions, those engines really do run forever. they even hold up well to rust, mine made it through 8 New England winter saltings, and still only has minor rust. I got rid of it when the air bag suspension and transmission let go within the same month. otherwise, a fantastically tough and comfortable car.
My 1994 Lincoln Town Car was the best car I ever owned. I wish I never traded it for My 99 Cadillac Deville. My Lincoln had 92,000 miles when I bought it in 2001, and I put almost 80,000 more miles on by the time I trader her in 2006. the whole time I had her she only need inexpensive minor repairs. That was one tough and comfortable car.