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Lincoln Town Car, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#216 of 1804 Younger People
Sep 12, 2000 (5:32 pm)
I believe that it is OK to like Big Sedans when you are young adult. I too liked Big Sedans when I was a young adult. It is also OK to like much smaller and quicker sportier cars. The first cars I fell in love were: 1st the '32 ford roadster, the 2nd was the '48 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet,3rd the '63 Lincoln 4dr convertible. If possible, I would like own a 2002 Lincoln Town Car 4dr convertible. We don't want to stop dreaming, we don't want to stop having HOPE for a better future.
#217 of 1804 Average Age
Sep 18, 2000 (8:01 pm)
What are the average ages of the buyers of Lincoln products?
Has the average age been going up or down in recent years?
What does the dealerships records show on this?
Are the average ages of buyers of new Lincoln vehicles the same average as the Cad vehicles?
Of the total number of new Devilles sold, what percentage are DTS's sold?
Of the total number of new Town Cars,what percentage have the "Sport Package" when sold?
Sep 19, 2000 (12:07 am)
I've heard the average age for a Town Car buyer is 64. I'd guess the Continental (essentially the same type of car except FWD) would be in the same ballpark. Average age of Nav's and LS's would (and I am guessing at this) probably be much lower. Considering the Nav and LS are fairly new models compared to the Town Car and Continental, I'd venture a guess that the average age is coming down.
For the record, I'm twenty years old, and my favorite cars are full size, RWD sedans. My first car was a Grand Marquis, and my dream car is a Jag Vanden Plas. (Although I'm not sure if the Jag qualifies as "full size" or not.) Town Cars are also very (dare I say this?) cool, though.
#219 of 1804 Owner's Observations
Sep 19, 2000 (8:25 pm)
I have owned 1990, 1995 and now the 2000 Signature with the Touring sedan option. (a mistake)
I like the cars, one criticism, the drivers seat is not comfortable for long trips. It does not give sufficient support. My wife's Ford Explorer has a far better seat. The Touring Sedan is too busy in mountain driving, shift points are poorly chosen. I will probably buy another TC, I drive them about 70,000 miles. Present car gives about 3 miles per gallon poorer mileage.
#220 of 1804 Town Car looks FAT
Sep 20, 2000 (5:44 pm)
Does anyone share this 45 yr old RWD fan's (Gr Marq owner) opinion that the current TC has middle aged bulge? I knew something bothered me about the look and finally figured out how to express it!
I love the front - suggests to me what a Couger ought to look like - but the sides just look like love handles to me. I can see that anytime I care to - all I need is a mirror!
I think the TC ought to join me on the Norditrack.
#221 of 1804 Phat, old, and the TS option
Sep 20, 2000 (9:01 pm)
When I first saw the current TC body style, I thought it looked a little tubby too. Love handles, well... not quite, but not too far off base I suppose. After they had been out a year, I got used to the look, and now that I own one, I really like the look. It's big and agressive looking, and likes it - no apologies for being big. Not low and sleek, or high and silly looking - it's big, broad, hunkered down, and nasty looking; especially with the TS option which does away with the chrome belt, and replaces the chrome on the grill with the 'argent' color. I dig it. In some respect it reminds me of a 48 Merc, but bigger.
I too am in the 45 yr old bracket. I doubt that the average age of TC buyers is over 60 - especially since fleet buyers probably outnumber personal buyers by about 3-1. Of course, repeat byers could skew the numbers. In general I believe anyone buying a $40k car will always be in the middle aged bracket.
Lyntonw - Concerning the TS option, wow - different strokes for different folks! I love the seat, and I'm about 250 pounds. My spouse (116 pounds) finds it to be heaven. I find it to be just great cruising over the Sierra mountains - with cruise control on, shifts are almost imperceptable, and not at all annoying. I once drove an older (30k miles plus) rental TC (no TS option) over the Sierras, and the cruise control caused the shift points to be really obnoxious. I'm sure something was broken.
I've put some time in the Explorer seats too, so I can't imagine someone finding them better, but who am I to second-guess. I do know however that there are a whole lot of adjustments to be made in the TC seats. Many times my kids will get in and move the seats around, and they are just painful in that position. A lot of people don't know how, or don't care to take the time to adjust the seat to the best position. I would suggest the wife take some time to experiment and set the seat up correctly for her preference.
With the lumbar support and the perforated leather I find the TC with TS option to be A+ on trips long (5-8 hours) or short.
I will definitely buy another TC, with the TS option at trade in time. Every long trip I take confirms this (10k miles since March, several trips over 250 miles each way in California mountains).
Some things I want to see: a handy place to put my cell phone without pulling out the ashtray (I understand the 2001 has a built in phone finally). Maybe a little tray in the center for phone, glasses etc. I want the older trip computer with time to destination. And, a little cargo net in the trunk would be nice.
Sep 20, 2000 (9:56 pm)
Check under the dashboard on the passenger side. If it is like my CV, you should find a 12V outlet there to use.
Oct 02, 2000 (5:28 am)
I wanted to replace my 1994 Cavalier with a 1995-1997 Geo Metro and a 1990-1994 Lincoln Town Car. But I ended with with a 1995 Ford Aspire and $1550 cash. I guess $1550 isn't quite enough to buy a $2000 Town Car so here I go saving again. www.towncarblowout.com has 1992-1993 Town Cars for $3000 listed but the guy emailed me back saying he would take $2000 for the 92-93's and $3000 for the 94's. I can pick them up in Brooklyn. Sounds good. I don't care how many miles it has, if it makes it home to Dallas, I'm happy! So I may have one in say, four to six weeks. And I'll tell you guys all about the trip.
#224 of 1804 What accessories?
Oct 05, 2000 (9:27 pm)
For the newer Town Car series, what sort of accessories are owners adding?
1. Trunk organizer
2. Additional CD cassette, so that I can pre-load it and just switch out a six-pack, and reload it at my leisure
3. Some place to put my cell phone where I can get at it easily
4. Pinstriping. The wife shot this down, but I may not give up on this.
5. Heat seeking missile for drivers of lesser cars that need to impose themselves at unsafe times and distances.
More suggestions? How do owners of the Cartier edition like the options on that model?
Oct 05, 2000 (11:08 pm)
the only option missing on the TC is the Mark VIII engine. Everything else - it has - for me.