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#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.
Oct 18, 2000 (9:44 pm)
Occupant, my T-Bird makes that same noise. I think it's a quirk of Ford's 4sp overdrive trans. At first I thought my trans was going out until I found out almost any ford with a 4.6 and RWD did that. I much prefer the mean growl of a V-8 (not too loud, mind you) to the whine of the transmission.
#243 of 1806 silly question
Oct 20, 2000 (1:12 am)
My husband just purchased a 1999 Lincoln TC ( I have a Toyota Sienna Mini Van That I LOVE), and we want to put a license plate on the front bumper but there are no pre-drilled holes. I am starting to wonder if maybe the car has been in an accident and it is an after-market bumper. If anyone has any input on this matter it would be greatly appreciated. The car rides great and is very nice inside and out. It just makes me worry. Thanks!!
#244 of 1806 Not a silly question skayser
Oct 20, 2000 (4:46 am)
I suggest you have purchased a car originally licensed in a state that requires only one plate.I believe MI is one of those states. Maybe your TC was a factory executive vehicle in Wixom and thus a front plate holder was never installed in the first place. Please, not to worry. You purchased a fine motorcar.
Oct 20, 2000 (5:03 am)
Your Lincoln-Mercury dealer can install it (SHOULD be for free but you know car dealers). There is an option on the options list for the front license plate bracket. Indiana is another state only requiring one plate, and my parents had to add front plate brackets when we moved to Texas. Cost about $5 each because we went to a junkyard but the dealer can charge WAY more. The license plate bracket on Town Cars...I am not sure if you need to drill holes or if it fastens underneath the bumper and rests against the facia...cars I have owned have done both. And I even had one car I simply tied it to the grill because the bumper was missing..#
Long live my old silver 1979 Chrysler LeBaron, wherever it is!
#246 of 1806 Crown Vic/Lincoln??????
Oct 20, 2000 (7:39 pm)
Tell me why Ford charges $15,000 more for putting the 4.6L V-8 in a body with the Lincoln nameplate??? Why not buy the Crown Vic and invest the difference?????
One of my cars is a 96 Deville w/Northstar engine and it does move swiftly down the pike with no problem. The 275hp engine loafs along.... Its my wife's car and she is not a pokey driver; however she likes some of the Lincoln's exterior colors and also the white leather option. Another Ford trait is the whinny transmission which is not a piece of art.
I am worried that the Lincoln low-power hauling around 4000# is a gutless wonder. I am aware of the performance pkg upping the hp and stiffening the suspension for firmer handling as great add-ons; but is it enough for $40,000. Believe me, I wish Cad offered a firmer suspension option on the Deville without having to go to the DTS upgrade for an additional $5,000.
I would appreciate some sound answers for I would like to return to the rwd cars, but need the power,and reliability to make the switch. Ford's ability to make lots of money as a company reflects in the product line where the engine/transmisson and the entire driveline hasn't changed in 10 years.
My other car is a 99 Olds Intrigue which is powered by a multi-valve V-6 of 215 hp pushing a 3400# car and it loves the 85mph cruise.
The basic Lincoln/Crown Vic suspension layout is simple which I like; however I need a few stories about the lasting ability of Lincolns.
There is an outfit in Indianapolis, Ind that beefs up the suspension and tweaks the engine to 285hp on Crowns and Lincolns; but the cost is $8500 and is covered by warranty...
#247 of 1806 1415 Wait for the
Oct 20, 2000 (8:39 pm)
#248 of 1806 kinley/occupant1
Oct 21, 2000 (12:49 am)
Thanks for your reply!!! We live in Florida, and they only require a back license plate. I assume from your response that they don't have pre-drilled holes or marks on the bumper where you should drill the holes. I had the TC today and just loved it!! I have another question. Bear in mind that we dont have an owners manual yet, the dealer is in the process of getting us one. (hopefully, by the end of the year, Ha Ha.) Anyway, when we turn off the ignition, the radio stays on as well as the clock on the dash. Even when the key is out. As soon as we open the door it (the radio and the clock) go off. Is this the norm or should we have it checked out? If I sit there with the keys in my hand and the radio blasting i turn the radio off and the clock stays on. When I go to turn the radio on, it comes on with the engine off. Is this correct? Thanks again guys, this is so great. Its nice to feel your getting the truth instead of the "runaround" from the dealers".
#249 of 1806 Hi Sara,
Oct 21, 2000 (6:51 pm)
Your question "turned me on". I wish our 94 TC had your radio feature. As now "wired" a passenger can know the time and hear the tune while sitting in the car waiting for the driver to return. Or maybe it's the "teen" feature. The tunes are played while the clock reminds him to get her home on time while they are parked on 'Lovers Lane'. What fun!
#250 of 1806 That's Normal
Oct 22, 2000 (12:31 am)
It is normal for the radio to stay on. You can also run the windows and moonroof (if you have one.) My Lincoln LS is equipped with this feature. You have power for up to 10 minutes and then it will shut off.