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#232 of 1806 Buying a 2001 Town Car
Oct 10, 2000 (10:57 am)
My wife and I have just purchased a 2001 Town Car. Others considering this model should know Lincoln has ordered replacement of an air bag module on all its 2001 Town Cars. Our sales person told us no 2001 model may be taken off the lot for a test drive, presumably because of some unidentified danger in the event of an accident. Dealers, he said, do not have the modules in stock because they are in short supply, and they have to notify the parts distributor when a TC has been sold. The distributor then overnights a module for the dealer to install. It's mostly a nuisance, but until the Lincoln division develops a better supply program don't plan on a test drive of a 2001 TC.
The 2000 TCs are almost identical, but don't have the adjustable foot pedals that are important to shorter drivers.
#233 of 1806 Interesting...
Oct 10, 2000 (9:44 pm)
So, Reese any idea which airbag is involved? I wonder about the veracity of what the salesman was saying.
By the way, what car did you previously drive before the TC? What made you choose the TC? What model and options did you order? What other cars, or options within the TC line did you consider? How do you like the car so far?
#234 of 1806 the only choice
Oct 10, 2000 (11:17 pm)
Y've heard of families discussing the choice between SUV and minivan? Of executives to go Lexus or Mercedes?
Those are the wrong alternatives, there is only one choice to get the max out of your money - Our little boys love to ride in the "batmobile", the black '99 Town Car, which provides more space and comfort than any other available car. Clients respect it very much, and feel the sense of place - this is America.
Since some 'friends' mistook it as a company car [that is the effect of those fleet buyers], I had to add a white '66 Continental Conv to complete the Yin&Yang symbol, though.
#235 of 1806 TownCar TS front floor mats
Oct 11, 2000 (10:15 pm)
I just bought a new 2000 Towncar with TS option, but there where no floor mats in the car so the dealer took some out of an executive model and said they where the same. Are they the same? I though the TS front floor mats said Touring Sedan on them? Can anyone with the TS comment on this? Thanks
I have not driven it enough for a full review, but so far I love it.
#236 of 1806 Floor Mats
Oct 12, 2000 (4:53 pm)
You got gipped! The floor mats delivered in my Touring Sedan are the same color as the carpets, have a ring for the non-slip hook on the driver side, AND have "Touring Sedan" very nicely embroidered vertically on the sill side of each mat.
They are very nice looking, and compliment the perforated leather and birds-eye walnut that are also part of the TS package.
You're dealer/salesman is WRONG. DEMAND the proper set. They should consider the other set from the Exec as a loaner until the proper set are delivered.
The TS option is sufficiently rare that many dealers don't see any, or very few.
#237 of 1806 More on the TS....
Oct 12, 2000 (5:09 pm)
I think you are going to like your TS, if my experience is any guide. I've had mine for about 10k miles now. Some impressions -
- I love the car. It's quiet, fast, handles very well, and makes driving a pleasure
- Everyone who gets in the car loves it. Room, comfort, and quiet for everyone.
- Alpine stereo system with CD was a great choice. It really makes the car a joy.
- Mileage: average per tank of gas, mostly stop and go commute 18 mpg. Freeway trips, hilly terrain, 70 mph average, 23 mpg; flat terrain 24 mpg.
- Ability to use 87 octane in all conditions, and never a ping of loss of power, even over the Sierras is great.
- The Michelins are a super tire.
- Dimension measurements do not do the interior comfort justice. No other car this side of a Rolls has the room of a TC.
- I am so glad I didn't buy FWD...
- Response from everyone to the car is positive. Kids, colleagues, fellow auto enthusiasts all give the car high praise.
It's true - SUV's, Lexus's, etc. are not even in the same class, and European 'Ultra Luxury' have no option or quality that is worth the extra tens of thousands of $$.
I look forward to trade-in time when I can get another new one.
Oct 14, 2000 (4:42 pm)
"I look forward to trade in time when I can get another new one."
dbd34, this is the first time I have ever seen someone say they love their car so much they can't wait to get rid of it!
#239 of 1806 1995 Town Car - Suspension?
Oct 15, 2000 (5:47 pm)
Can anyone tell me if the Town Car has a similar air suspension to the LSC of 1984-92? My 87 Mark VII has 100,000 miles and the air suspension failed requiring two new front air bag springs, a control module for the right front and lots of labour. Over $2,000 Canadian so far and haven't picked it up yet. Would like a 1995 Town Car but am a little wary of air ride suspension. Any thoughts?
#240 of 1806 Our 94 Towncar
Oct 16, 2000 (4:02 am)
with standard air suspension has 86,000 miles and no problem with the AS. I've several friends with TCs and AS and they haven't any problems either.
#241 of 1806 2000 Town Car from Hertz
Oct 18, 2000 (6:12 pm)
I thought it was funny when my Dad picked up his rental car today, a silver 2000 Town Car. He said he thought the radio was broken, I turned it on and it sounded like it was coming from twenty feet down in a well, turns out the previous driver set the radio to some kind of Stadium setting. I turned the EQ off and it sounded better. My God, that is a beautiful smooth car. My Dad is used to his 1992 Buick Century, in fact when we got out of dinner there was one parked next to the Lincoln and he was trying his keys in the Buick thinking it was his car.
And I am one of those dorky dippy car nut kids, and I like the whine of first gear and the drop in pitch as it shifts to second. It sounds just like the Crown Vic taxis I'm interested in buying. I think a 1998 Crown Vic for $4000 is a good deal, and I don't care if it is yellow. If they're all gone, fine, I'll still get one of the black Town Cars, since there are plenty of those hanging around New York and New Jersey.