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Lincoln Town Car, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#278 of 1806 Get thee..
Nov 16, 2000 (8:55 pm)
to another Lincoln dealer. The problems you mention are not common, and should be swiftly and easily dealt with.
1. The moonroof. The deflector appears to be misadjusted. I believe there is a service bulletin available at the dealer's instructing how to do this correctly.
2. The steering. Not normal, or acceptable. Something must be very wrong. Clearly any competent shop should be able to clear this up. UNLESS the pull only occurs on a road with a severe crown. Even if its a defective tire, they should be able to pinpoint and fix quickly.
3. Ditto the brakes. There is no reason for a squeak anywhere. It is possible they got glazed by improper break-in, but a good service person can tell the driver what to do, and what not to do (NEVER drive with the left foot on the brake, etc.)
The trunk on every 1998-2000 TC I have driven is a two finger closer. It has an adjustment point. I found the old power closer to be of little or no use.
Has this car been in a wreck? How many miles?
Short answer: even if you have to drive an hour, find a better Lincoln dealer. They will probably even pick up the cost to travel, and offer a rental. All these problems are easily solvable. (Except front brake dust. NO car can avoid that)
#279 of 1806 Decent deal or what?
Nov 19, 2000 (3:14 am)
Looked at a 95 Town Car, Cartier, loaded except for CD player and without padded roof. One owner, no dings or dents, no appearance of ever been hit or damaged in any way. 69,000 miles and dealer serviced at the proper intervals.Somewhat exceptional compared to other ones I have looked at recently. Asking price is $14,000. What do you think? Is it worth $12-12.5. By the way, the car drives very straight, no shimmy in front end or pulling to one side. Thanks in advance for responses.
#280 of 1806 trainiac & 95 Cartier
Nov 19, 2000 (5:32 am)
IMO the asking price is a fair value for such a car. 69,000 is low miles and probably has replacement tires with less than 10,000 on them. The brake pads have been replaced, but the battery is probably original. Is it w/o stale cigarette or cigar odor? If the seller is in a "Sales Tax" state he would be better off trading it in as the tax is based on the cash difference rather than taking a lower price. By trading it in the seller could save up to $1,300.00 so I would not expect him to come down much off the asking price. Really clean Towncars of the Cartier class are very rare as compared to all of the Executives and Signatures out there. Go for it and enjoy your very good motorcar.
Nov 19, 2000 (8:30 pm)
Thanks for the input! The car has a faint smell of cigarette smoke, which bothers me, and yes it is a non sales tax deal. Brakes amd tires are recent, so you are right on with your assessment. Thanks again.
#282 of 1806 1995 Presidential
Nov 21, 2000 (2:16 am)
I just bought a 95 Presidential for $6500 (it was a repo) with 126k. No sunroof/cd but otherwise fully loaded. It rides great. Does anyone have any additional info regarding this model? (It has 'Signature Series' on the lower rear quarterpanels.)
#283 of 1806 Just speculation, but
Nov 21, 2000 (6:08 am)
perhaps somebody put some whipped cream and a cherry on a stock Signature and post labeled it a "Presidential". I just imagine it has a full vinyl top, gold package, dark tinted glass, WSW tires, and chrome wheel well rings. Oh yes, and chrome wheels. It should go another 126k so have fun.
#284 of 1806 That's about right...
Nov 21, 2000 (11:36 pm)
I have seen only one other (4-5 yrs ago) that was blu/blu with blu interior, gold package (It was more than I could afford...). This one has no gold pkg. but every thing else you mentioned. Would it be possible to install a factory CD or trunk-mounted unit? If so, how much would it cost?
#285 of 1806 Regarding the CD installation
Nov 22, 2000 (12:00 am)
For high fidelity response use a CD deck that is hard wired to the indash radio assembly.(There should be a female socket for the plug in.) When using the other kind, calling for a Frequency Modulator, you are limiting the high frequency to only about 14,000. Reason? The frequency modulator is a tiny transmitter sending the CD signal to and through your car's antenna into the amplifier section of the indash receiver, radio. I recommend you search the wrecking yards for the FACTORY unit that plugs into the back of your set. Have fun.
Nov 22, 2000 (4:36 pm)
I am purchasing a 1991 Exec series TC. Does anyone know of any major problems with this model year? I know this is the first year they used the 4.6 in these. Are there any engine of Transmission issues that I need to be aware of?
Nov 22, 2000 (10:42 pm)
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