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#1095 of 1806 Town Car to go Front Wheel Drive
Jul 12, 2004 (4:10 am)
Automotive News is reporting today that the replacements for both the Lincoln LS and Town Car will be based upon the Ford Five Hundred.
The Lincoln LS replacement is code named D385, and the Town Car replacement, using a stretched wheelbase, is code named E386.
Both cars will be built in Atlanta. The Atlanta plant will also produce the Five Hundred. The Lincoln Zephyr may also be produced in Atlanta.
Obviously, Lincoln is moving to FWD/AWD, not RWD, as Cadillac and Chrysler are doing.
The article said nothing about what engines the cars would use.
The LS replacement will debut in July 2007 as a 2008 model, while the Town Car replacement will debut in January 2008 as a 2009 model. Ford may continue the Town Car on the Panther platform, and the new sedans may get new names.
The future of the Wixom plant is uncertain.
I believe that this is bad news for the future of Lincoln. I predict that Lincoln/Mercury will be dead within 10 years. I cannot see boring V6 FWD sedans being the savior of Lincoln. Ford should have designed new Lincoln sedans on the DEW98 platform.
#1096 of 1806 Windshield leak - on a Town Car.
Jul 12, 2004 (6:01 am)
Six messages on trucks to help out a fellow TC owner doesn't seem like a lot to me, but your wish is our command.
Anyway, my '88 TC has developed a water leak at the top of the windshield. It has the old fashioned chrome strip/retainer clip trim around it which I've always had trouble not screwing up in the past. Is there a magic tool or product nowadays that I should know about to fix this myself or should I just take it to a glass bandit and pay?
Jul 12, 2004 (6:06 am)
Is message 1095 indicating that the TC will be FWD by 2009?
Chrysler's return to RWD was not by accident. Does Bill Jr. read the newspaper much?
Jul 12, 2004 (7:23 am)
Yes, the Town Car will be FWD by 2009.
#1099 of 1806 Re: FWD [beernut]
Jul 12, 2004 (3:40 pm)
Way to wake up this topic, ehaase. I don't like the sound of this at all. ANT - can you confirm any of this dreadful news about Lincoln?
Jul 13, 2004 (11:19 am)
Nothing really to say. Just wanted to be Message 1100!
#1101 of 1806 Front wheel drive
Jul 13, 2004 (3:11 pm)
Sur hope my 2003 town car will last a long long time as I don't think I would buy a FWD lincoln. Oh well I am 69 so maybe it will last twenty more years as I will quit driving then.
I did buy the Silverado truck and am well pleased with it.
#1102 of 1806 FWD-Five Hundred Platform?
Jul 14, 2004 (8:13 pm)
This is really bad news. It looks like I'm driving my last Town Car.
#1103 of 1806 Hold on there little doggies!
Jul 15, 2004 (4:59 am)
Don't start drinking heavily yet. 2009 is a long way off.
Here's what we do. Buy 2008 RWD models and drive them for five years. That will take us to 2013. If all those 60's folk/rock singers were wrong and we're still alive by then, AND Cadillac takes one of Daimlers' smart pills and reintroduces the RWD AND Bill takes some time away from polishing his Mustang long enough to notice that he still has new 2009 TC's on the dealer lots, viola! - New, RWD TC's for 2014!!!
#1104 of 1806 Re: Hold on there little doggies! [beernut]
Jul 15, 2004 (5:17 am)
I thinks to myself.... wait until the news come out and get one of the last RWDs and drive it until the flying 'cars' are available. By then, I will be ready to trade my 2000 TC.