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#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.
#1608 of 1806 Re: SHOPPING FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON 2005 TOWN CAR [panamajack]
Feb 03, 2008 (7:00 am)
The Towncar has not been discontinued, they have switched assembly plants and are now using the same assembly plant as the Grand Marquis in Canada. This switch did cause a delay and production on the 08 began in January.
#1609 of 1806 Town Car Production: St. Thomas
Feb 03, 2008 (7:29 am)
Town Car production began again at St. Thomas. The first car rolled off the line January 10, and sold to local dealer Bruce Damochelle Lincoln. Town Car should survive for three more years, unless Ford Motor's efforts at revival flounder, in which case St. Thomas is on the discusion list for closure/idling.
The Washington D.C. Auto Show still displayed the Town Car, albeit without much fanfare. The car had been built at Wixom and sold to Ford Motor. On the first day of the show, event staff at Lincoln merely displayed the window sticker on a nearby stand. The Mark S occuppied the prominent position and attention of Lincoln people. Yet TC is alive and well, and as a 2009 model should see some improvements.
Since Imperial will not see the light of day, and the Nardelli team is remiss in uprating the 300, Town Car can still capture many buyers for traditional RWD customers. Fortunately Lincoln did not cede this market as well to its competition.
(Sources: Ford Motor Company; Edmunds Inside Line)
#1610 of 1806 Re: Town Car Production: St. Thomas [douglasr]
Feb 03, 2008 (12:59 pm)
You say "Town Car should survive for three more years"
The present Town Car began in the Fall of 1997. So, are you saying we will wait until 2011 before a new style is offered?
The last "new & improved" TC was 2003.
What is to justify our patience now and in 2011?
Your posts are appreciated. Thank you, Euphonium
#1611 of 1806 Re: Town Car Production: St. Thomas [euphonium]
Feb 03, 2008 (9:13 pm)
I am also wondering if T.C. will survive and it would be appreciated if anyone that has information on this will come forward and share it with us. If T.C. could add some of the high tech features found on my Cadillac DTS and perhaps tweak the HP. and torque
about 10 percent I think they would have Cadillac on the the defensive. Even as it is I prefer my 2005 T.C.
to my 2006 DTS.
#1612 of 1806 Re: Town Car Production: St. Thomas [bremertong]
Feb 04, 2008 (5:22 am)
That has been my main complaint with the TC's. The engine could be stronger. The higher tech goodies would be nice as well. They have always been several years behind the industry in making high tech sound systems and gadgets standard. How long has a cd player been a standard in the other manufacturer's cars. Ford has only started in the past few years. Up until recently they still had tape players as standard and cd optional. Even the Cartier/ Limited models really did not have many items different that the other TC packages. The main things was the heated seats and dual exhaust.
#1613 of 1806 Re: Town Car Production: St. Thomas [bremertong]
Feb 04, 2008 (11:40 am)
I'd like to see the TC with a Tachometer. Our '95 T Bird has had one since new.
#1614 of 1806 Re: Town Car Production: St. Thomas [euphonium]
Feb 04, 2008 (4:33 pm)
The instant mpg read out was nice in my 94 Conti, The TC only has the over all mpg.
#1615 of 1806 Re: Town Car Production: St. Thomas [euphonium]
Feb 05, 2008 (8:05 pm)
Far as I'm concerned the more electronic goodies the more complex the car is and reliability suffers. I just had the DeVille in for a faulty sensor for the automatic HVAC system. Hot air kept blowing out of the right center air vent. It was fixed under warranty but I never had any problems with my old Buicks with manual HVAC. I never looked at the Tach on any car I've ever had and they all had tachs. I can get a tach on my DeVille by pushing buttons but so what. The things that I consider important and aren't offered on the TC but are standard on the Luxury II DTS are heated windshield washer fluid and auto dim headlights (it used to be called an Autronic Eye on the '53 Olds 98 my parents had). Perhaps Ford just doesn't care about competing with anyone with the TC. Much of their sales is to livery companies and they offer a big comfortable car. That is enough for me.