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#1509 of 1806 Re: Future Town Car [jsylvester]
Mar 16, 2007 (10:56 am)
This is supposed to be the latest on the future of the Town Car:
Lincoln's current flagship sedan, the Town Car, will live on after the company's new flagship comes to market.
Although the new flagship, known internally as E386, will arrive in model-year 2009, the Town Car will live on through at least 2010. Supplier sources familiar with the automaker's plans say Lincoln could relegate the Town Car to fleet sales once the new flagship arrives. Lincoln is planning to overhaul its sedan lineup, and recently said it will kill its midrange LS sedan in favor of another vehicle with a similar position in the lineup. The car that will roughly occupy the LS' place in the lineup, known as D385, will arrive in model-year 2008 on Ford's D3 platform, and E386 will use a long-wheelbase version of the architecture. Both new sedans will likely use Ford's new 3.5-liter V6 and perhaps an optional 4.4-liter V8. Although Lincoln will position D385 and E386 similarly to that of the LS and Town Car, the models are said to be quite different from Lincoln's current cars. "It's nothing like an LS," said a Ford spokesman of D385 in a recent phone interview with Inside Line. D385 should go on sale in about two years, and Lincoln will most likely not call it "LS." Suppliers say it will have standard all-wheel drive. E386 should follow about a year later. What this means to you: Fans of the Town Car will be sad to hear it may eventually be available only as a fleet model.
#1510 of 1806 TOWN CAR AND FLEET SALES
Mar 17, 2007 (8:51 pm)
If the Town Car is sold to fleet owners only would that include car rental companies? I bought my 2005 Town Car as a car rental lease return. It had been in service about a year, had a little less than 16,000 miles on it and was in like new condition. I paid less than half the new price and wouldn't mind buying the Town Car like this in the future.
I'm satisfied that my post number 1507 has generated some new interest in this forum and hope other owners will also post in favor of keeping the Town Car. I've got to believe that Ford management occasionally reads this forum and if enough satisfied owners post here it may have a small but significant impact. Ford might consider an ad run by another car company a while back that said if you want to know about this car, ask the person who owns one, my impression is that the vast majority of owners are very satisfied with their Town Cars.
#1511 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR AND FLEET SALES [bremertong]
Mar 18, 2007 (12:54 pm)
I saw that ad & remember it copied an old Packard motto,"Ask the man who owns one."
If I have to wait too long for a "new" TC, there won't be any kind of a Ford in my future.
#1512 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR AND FLEET SALES [euphonium]
Mar 18, 2007 (9:14 pm)
Yes, you are correct it was for Packard and they were fine cars. Didn't quite understand what you meant in the second sentence of your reply, please tell me a little more.
#1513 of 1806 ANSWER TO POST 1493
Mar 18, 2007 (9:24 pm)
On taking my 05 Towncar to the dealership for an oil change last week the mechanic showed me where the suggested tire pressures are (middle door post).
They are 32 PSI front and 35 PSI rear. He also suggested that the front tires would last longer if set to 35 PSI. I did not think to ask him if there would be in detriment to the car itself running the front tires at 35 rather than the recommended 32 PSI.
#1514 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR AND FLEET SALES [bremertong]
Mar 19, 2007 (11:12 am)
I don't see how the Lincoln TC Division of Ford could be profitable with the TC as a primary fleet only car. It seems to me that Ford's main fleet car now is the Crown Vic; and currently, it is a lot more economical than the TC. So, what would happen to the Crown Vic? Fleet owners will go after the car with the best price. At one time I owned TC's and Caddy's at the same time. Cadillac ruined the Caddy with with things like the 4-6-8 engine, HT 4100 engine, and front wheel drive. (Even though now their front wheel drives aren't all that bad). I stopped buying Cadillacs. I would hope that Lincoln would not put me in a position to look over the fence at a another manufacturers luxury car.
#1515 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR AND FLEET SALES [nwraaa]
Mar 19, 2007 (9:41 pm)
Very helpful and informative post. I have found my 2005 Town Car handles better than my 2004 Deville and think its'
the fact that Town Car is rear Wheel drive. If you did look for another luxury car if Town Car is discontinued what car do you think you would look for? I generally hold my cars for three years and this summer will be three years of holding the 2004 Deville. Am not certain I will trade but if I did, do you have any suggestions as to what would compliment my Town Car of the current choices. I have considered a rear wheel Cadillac STS as my replacement.
#1516 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR AND FLEET SALES [bremertong]
Mar 19, 2007 (9:42 pm)
After reading previous posts estimating the arrival of a new TC to be several years off, I could be in the market for a sedan not made by Ford, but still RWD that seats six with a V8.
Fortunately, our 94 Signature with 132K runs very well, now.
#1517 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR AND FLEET SALES [bremertong]
Mar 20, 2007 (7:35 am)
It would be hard for me to say which luxury car I'd look to get if Lincoln discontinued or radically changed the TC in a detrimental way. (For example, the front wheel drive Continental.) I've owned TCs since 1977. My experiences with Caddy's of late have been through rentals of DTSs, and from a renters perspective, they were not bad cars. I have not heard of any unusual complaints about the STS.
#1518 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR AND FLEET SALES [nwraaa]
Mar 20, 2007 (8:47 am)
Friend with STS and Northstar was contacted by their monitor asking if he was O K.
Friend, surprised at Northstar calling him asked why and was told according to their GPS he was in Obstruction Pass near Orcas Island, 250 feet from shore.
Somebody was "all wet", but not my friend.