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#1598 of 1806 Re: 2008 Town Car? [aladdinsane]
Dec 15, 2007 (1:32 pm)
Thanks for the note. I suppose that Lincoln as well as Cadillac will eventually downsize the DTS and Town Car into what will be a luxury mid-size car like the STS. I guess I'll start looking around for an '07 certified Town Car in the spring. I rode in an '05 Livery model with 209,000 miles on it earlier in the week in New Jersey and it rode like a new car so I'll keep my '07 till I drive it to the junkyard.
#1599 of 1806 Re: SHOPPING FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON 2005 TOWN CAR [bremertong]
Dec 15, 2007 (1:41 pm)
On another subject Bremertong, I've been looking at replacing the '03 Deville with an '07 certified TC after riding in three of them in NJ that had over 200,000 miles and rode like new cars -no squeaks, no rattles, dead quiet etc. Much quieter than my Deville. The thing that bothers me is the less front and rear legroom than the Deville. Have you had any problems with your TC vice the DTS that you have? Do the power pedals increase legroom? The cars in NJ had lots of rear seat space but I assume that they may have been L models. Even my '06 Impala (which I sold yesterday just to cut down one car) had more front legroom than the TC. I haven't driven a TC yet but would like your opinion. Do you see any real difference between it and your DTS? I don't have any problem with my Deville -it is fine. You had an older Deville too as I recall.
Dec 15, 2007 (1:42 pm)
The reason for the delay in the 2008 Town Car is that they have switched assembly plants and will now be made in Canada at the same plant that produces the Grand Marquis. Edmunds has some info on the 2008 which can be found at
#1601 of 1806 Re: SHOPPING FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON 2005 TOWN CAR [dispencer2]
Dec 20, 2007 (4:15 pm)
I sat in an '03 Cartier. No problem with leg room in front. I'm sold.
#1602 of 1806 99 lincoln tc noise
Dec 27, 2007 (8:36 am)
Hello, I have a 99 lincoln town car with about 70k miles on it. I noticed recently that when I'm driving, the turn signal sound(clicking) comes on at different times, but the arrows do not. Has anybody else had or heard of this.
#1603 of 1806 Re: SHOPPING FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON 2005 TOWN CAR [dispencer2]
Jan 20, 2008 (10:25 pm)
I haven't been in this forum for a while so my apologies for the delay in answering your question. The DTS feels more like a performance sedan and the Town Car like a luxury sedan. While I like them both
it is a bit hard to pick but if i could have only one would probably pick the T.C. over DTS, It has a more quiet ride although the DTS has superior paint and door insulation. The adjustable pedals are a small but significant help to me in the T.C. The power in the DTS is noticeably greater but the T.C. has more than enough power in almost every driving situation. The DTS has very poor fuel economy averaging about 21.5 miles to the gallon on Premium, the T.C. gets around 23 average and only takes regular which is a big advantage over DTS in a time of high fuel prices.
Recently was the victim of hard sell marketing from Onstar, was getting calls every day trying to sell me various additional features. As a result of this experience I will not pay the monthly premium of $ 16.95 per month when the first years free service ends. When I first got the DTS it had various electrical problems and Onstar couldn't diagnose any of them (advertises it can). The take on Onstar is that DTS needs a better Onstar system and my experience with T.C. is it doesn't need an eqivalent of an onstar at all, it has been bullet proof reliable in the 18 months that I've had it it now has a little over 26,000 miles on it and the DTS with about 5500 miles on it has been anything but bullet proof. My apologies for not responding sooner and if I can answer other questions please let me know with another post, best wishes
#1604 of 1806 1988 Lincoln Town Car
Jan 21, 2008 (8:08 pm)
I had a quick question and required some help on an issue with my 88 Town Car. I'm having a problem with the HVAC system, every setting doesn't work, and the ones that do work spuratically. I know that vacuum servos control the blend doors, and that these may go bad, but I can hear the noise of the vacuum while switching controls. Now, the blower motor works on all setting except one, where it seems like electricity is getting cut to the motor. Does the ATC unit itself with the controls on it go bad. I believe this is a common problem with these cars, my parents had one as well with this issue but never got it solved. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#1605 of 1806 Re: SHOPPING FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON 2005 TOWN CAR [bremertong]
Jan 29, 2008 (3:56 pm)
Thanks so much for the note. I drove an '07 TC the other day and it was quieter than my '03 DeVille and suprisingly maneuverable. I thought with the rear wheel drive it would feel cumbersome but it handled very well, just about the same as the DeVille. Frankly I'm not fond of the tacked on grill on the DTS (My '03 looks a lot better) and you aren't the only one who has been having problems with DTSs. The CU reliability of the Town Car looks like a Lexus. I'll be getting rid of the '03 sometime this summer. The 6 year warranty runs out in October and I don't want either a Town Car or Cadillac that isn't under warranty. I'll get an '07 Town Car in June or July. My OnStar needs to be changed to digital and the dealer does this for $15 plus a mandatory year's worth of OnStar. I've kept it up for 5 years and have never used it once. I'll let the next owner worry about changing it over and paying for it. I think it is a massive rip off and am glad that all I'll have to pay with the TC is satellite radio.
#1606 of 1806 Re: SHOPPING FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON 2005 TOWN CAR [dispencer2]
Feb 02, 2008 (8:37 pm)
I agree with your findings about the DTS and the Towncar. I have been very pleased with mine in the 18 months I've owned it, bottom line is it feels like a luxury car and the DTS like a performance sedan. I am almost certain to shut down Onstar when the one year free service is up in the spring so we are in agreement on that issue as well. My only concern now is that Lincoln may discontinue the model after limited production in 2008. I don't think it is a major concern in that I will probably keep my T.C. for several more years and if Ford survives it will probably be introducing at least one Lincoln to succeed
or replace the T.C. The fuel economy factor is another reason to pick T.C., it is over ten percent more fuel efficient than DTS and has more than enough power. Keep us all posted as you proceed with your model change. I have very much appreciated your comments on both cars and models.
#1607 of 1806 Re: SHOPPING FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON 2005 TOWN CAR [bremertong]
Feb 02, 2008 (11:38 pm)
I haven't posted in a while. Have had my 2007 TC since mid last year. My wife drive's it, but I drive on weekends and on vacation. I am glad as hell I got it before they discontinued. You can drive your BMERs, Mercedes, and whatever, but this TC is a true luxory car - just like the limos you see all over Honolulu an Vegas, don't see too many BMW and mercedes limos. Anyway, even if gas gets to be $5 a gallon, and it will, I'm still in love with the TC. It's even more comfortable than sitting in my living room couch and IMHO, best looking luxory car/limo out there.