18th May 2008, 11:47
Actually, both the Town Car and the Grand Marquis are slated to be discontinued...
12th Sep 2010, 03:41
Everyone, please stop saying the Town Car, Grand Marquis and Crown Vic are the same car, they are not. Yes, they share the same Panther platform, but each has different settings, treatments and amenities which make them feel different from the other.
The Town Car has the softest and most luxurious ride of all 3. Ford is not stupid enough to make them all feel the same, nor give them all the same treatments. The Town Car also has more sound insulation, better seats, and more amenities and luxuries.
Just because different cars share the same platform doesn't mean they will sound or feel the same.
13th Sep 2010, 17:08
To the original reviewer...
It sounds like your problem lies not with the size of the parking space or the car, but rather the one parking the car. I am a 28 year old who drives a 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V, and I never have any troubles parking it. Anywhere. Except maybe when I have to go downtown and parallel park. It can be challenging, but I manage without too much problem and no paint sharing. It's all about judging your distance dude! But if it's too much of a hassle for you, it's OK, no worries, not everyone can drive big cars, just stick to your soup-can Honda. Safer that way! ;-)
6th Nov 2010, 16:41
35 years ago the Town car would have been considered mid-sized. Now it is the largest car available in the US. If they keep down-sizing, we are all going to be driving Smart Cars some day.
10th Nov 2010, 01:18
Well I'd rather crawl on broken glass tied to a cement block than drive a Smart (dumb) car.
11th Nov 2010, 14:21
Sadly though the modern car is moving closer and closer to that idiom. I think we will always be able to buy a car at least as large as a modern mid-size, but for us big car fans, that just doesn't cut it. I will probably replace my Buick Park Avenue with a Buick SUV, because there just aren't any cars on the market that have the size, styling, and comfort that I am looking for. The Town Car and Cadillac DTS are nice, but not worth the money in my opinion, and both are soon to be axed anyway.
11th Nov 2010, 15:33
Well my friend, how about a Tahoe? That's what I would choose to get if-gasp! I ever had to part with my Crown Victoria.
It's the same way a Town Car or the like is constructed, as it has a frame (much stronger), RWD, a solid axle, control arms up front vs struts, and a longitudinal V8 engine. The Enclave is constructed the same as all the other modern cars on the road. Only problem is the Tahoe can get quite expensive.
30th Dec 2010, 17:33
15:33 I would much rather have the Enclave. The Tahoe rides like a truck, and the Enclave is much better looking. The Enclave is also nearly as large, yet gets better fuel economy. I will probably opt for an AWD model for the winter, but otherwise I don't mind unibody construction with front wheel drive, as that is exactly what I have in my Park Avenue, and I love my car. I just wish the Enclave rode as smoothly as my car does.