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Lincoln Town Car, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
Apr 30, 2002 (4:52 pm)
I agree the car should be more of a stand out...but Everyone forgets that fleet dictates what the town car gets. Limo/Livery companies essentially dictate to Ford what will and wont be on the T/C
Until Lincoln decides that they want to retail the T/C to people and not Fleet, the car will not be a world class competator in the luxury segment.
The T/C is Certainly a nice car but with a rather limited retail market in its current form.
The Lincoln LS is proof they have the ability to build something that will compete with the best out there...I just wish the whole Lincoln Brand would move away from fleet and become a real luxury brand...
oh, btw. My friend who is a auto writer/radio personality called me today. He drove the new 2003 jaguar at the press intro yesterday. He was totally gushing positive things about the car.
May 01, 2002 (4:45 am)
I agree that Lincoln can't forget the fleet market, but if Mercury can make a Marauder, it would probably take the same, or less, effort for Lincoln to make a TC LSE Touring Edition. If Mercury can do it for limited production (15,000 cars), why can't Lincoln?
Why direct the domestic luxury buyer that wants a little more performance or individuality towards Cadillac?
Which Jag was tested? The S V8 or the S R?
#549 of 1806 I believe the limo/livery crowd would want 300+ h.p.
May 01, 2002 (7:21 am)
to move their barges up and down the blvds.
#550 of 1806 Any info on 300hp TC?
May 01, 2002 (10:15 am)
I have heard that Lincoln does intend to come out with a 300hp TC. I also heard that it will have a center console making it a 5 passenger car. Can anyone verify any of the above? The 2003 Town Car claims to have greater trunk space but when you read the specifications it is the same size as the 2002 Town Car which is 20.6 cubic ft. What gives?
May 01, 2002 (11:33 am)
All I can say about the trunk space is that putting the mini spare vertical in the right quarter panel "dead" space clears up the whole shelf where the spare used to reside. Maybe we're just getting more usable space.
Where did you hear about a 300hp/bucket seat TC?
May 02, 2002 (6:51 am)
The 2004/2005 model year will be Lincoln's defining moment...as it stand this is when the "real" totally redesigned cars hit the market.
jerry.... it was the S R
May 02, 2002 (7:50 am)
I'm going to price out the Jag S V8 this weekend. Really not interested in the S-R.
With a few tweaks, they could have offered a very interesting TC.
#554 of 1806 What about that "panic brakes" thing?
May 03, 2002 (11:55 pm)
Is it me, or does this sound like a really bad idea? I mean, "Suddenly press on the brakes = instant maximum braking force" doesn't sound like it would be very safe for the people following you.
#555 of 1806 When sitting behind the wheel of an S Class
May 06, 2002 (10:33 am)
adjusting the seat to allow more room for the rear seat passenger, the driver's knee touches the dashboard. Turn to the Towncar, junk the Jag.
#556 of 1806 Question to TC drivers?
May 07, 2002 (5:17 am)
I am looking at a few used TC's. From the looks they really go the distance for life of a car. I see quite a few that have very high mileage lifes way into the +100,000 I have even seen some with +170,000 miles.
How ever I did see some negative postings on the Kelly Blue Book site on the Trans of the 1999 & 2000 TC's.
Seeing as this is just one posting I wanted to get more info from TC drivers.
I am starting a new company and have to wine & dine clients.(there goes my sports car) As it is a new company I have to watch my spending and I have seen some very good prices on used TC's. I believe the TC can present a great image without costing me a ton.
What year & model would you suggest?