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#1669 of 1806 TOWN CAR GONE AFTER 2008 MODEL
Jun 18, 2008 (9:56 pm)
Was at a Lincoln dealership today and was told by a sales person that has been there for several years that the Town Car is at an end with the 2008 model. While I was not certain he was correct I felt he was a reliable and knowledgeable source. Can anyone at this forum confirm this. The sales person also went on to say that there is speculation that the new Lincoln MKS
will replace Town Car. We both agreed that with crude oil at $ 136 per barrel anything could happen regarding the roll out of the new MKS.
#1670 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR GONE AFTER 2008 MODEL [bremertong]
Jun 19, 2008 (8:05 am)
If you sold Town Cars at a dealership with an abundance of 2007 and 2008 models, what would you say to the public?
Only a few of us are willing to spend the Bucks for a new design on frame containing the 5.4L engine, 6 speed transmission, that still seats six in comfort.
Otherwise, are we to be interested in the Mercury GM, LS? I don't think so.
The answer to your timely question is of great interest to the Livery buyers too.
#1671 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR GONE AFTER 2008 MODEL [euphonium]
Jun 19, 2008 (11:14 am)
I THINK FORD IS ABOUT TO MAKE ANOTHER BOO BOO BY NOT MAKING THE TOWN CAR
Jun 19, 2008 (4:29 pm)
I'm wondering what I've done wrong - does the brand and type of oil make your engine sound like it's coming apart when you start it? If the car has been sitting for an hour or so and I restart it - it makes a rattleing sound like a rod is going to come off. Then in a second - the sound is gone - makes no noise while ideling or driving.
Does the type and brand of oil make a difference?
#1673 of 1806 Re: A horrible noise [whatamess1]
Jun 20, 2008 (9:34 am)
The only time that happens to me is when I've just changed the oil and filter. It rattles for just a few seconds until the oil has cirulated to where it belongs.
Otherwise a rattling sound on startup may indicate you are LOW on oil.
I use Mobil 1 synthetic in all of our cars and they are usually quiet after startup.
#1674 of 1806 Re: TOWN CAR GONE AFTER 2008 MODEL [md2]
Jun 20, 2008 (9:38 am)
They have been making Boo Boo's ever since installing a Crown Vic engine in the Town Car!
#1675 of 1806 Re: A horrible noise [whatamess1]
Jun 25, 2008 (7:16 am)
What type of oil filter did you use? Did the car start making the noise after an oil/filter change? Cheap oil filters may not include an anti-drain valve, which means the filter may empty itself of oil after the engine is shutdown. Then upon every start, it's like you just changed the oil and the engine is starting out dry. Also, one or more of the hydraulic valve lifters can be defective.
#1676 of 1806 Licoln Electrical Issues
Jul 01, 2008 (12:01 pm)
I have a 2001 TC Exec. My problems started last winter when the car would not hold idle. That ended one day and now I have to pull a fuse in order to get the interior lights to go off. I have also lost my wipers.
The shop I take it to has replaced the latch for the door, but the car still thinks the door is ajar. I was told that I would need a new lighting module? I was also told that I am looking at about a grand in repair cost.
Considering that the door latch did not fix it and that the dash still reads Door Ajar, I am a little worried.
So, any ideas guys?
By the way, the doors also lock and unlock themselves randomly as you easy down the road. LOL!
#1677 of 1806 Re: A horrible noise [kenb757]
Jul 01, 2008 (5:55 pm)
You're correct - I've been using a NAPA oil filter and will get a Motocraft one tomorrow and try it. The noise is after the car sits for 1/2 or more hours - only briefly does the noise last but it really sounds bad. I want to sell the car and I don't think anyone will buy it making the noise.
I'll try the filter change on Thursday morning.
#1678 of 1806 Re: Licoln Electrical Issues [duke281108]
Jul 01, 2008 (6:01 pm)
WOW - that's a mess - My left rear door stopped working from the inside and outside. Couldn't open it- the dealer charged me $490 to fix something that should not have broken in a 4 year old car.
I've sworn off American Cars for a while - the absence of durability has me miffed and I won't get over it soon. Too bad for them. I wrote a three page letter to the chairman of LM and never got a response. The squeaks and rattles, the right rear door problem, the rattle in the A/C vent, the peddle control stopped working, etc., shouldn't be an issue on a $40,000 car. It sure wouldn't be on an Infinity or Lexus etc.;,