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Lincoln Town Car, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
Jun 04, 2002 (12:37 pm)
We do not expect Lincoln to offer an optional engine on the T/C...The 239hp will the the only engine offered unless they make an abrupt change in mid-year. On the 2003 they changed the axle ratio to 3.27 from 3.08 on the Exec and Signature and 3.55 on the Touring sedan T/C...This should help to get the land yacht off the line a bit quicker.
For those who didnt realize...the HP was increased slightly for 2003 over 2002. The Exec and Sig had 220 hp and the Touring editions had 235.
#576 of 1806 2002/03 Lincoln Town Car vs. Cadillac Seville/Deville
Jun 04, 2002 (3:20 pm)
I am current on the market to buy a 2002/03 Town Car or Seville/Deville. My main consideration now is reliability and durability of the vehicle. I would prefer to buy a model with engine and chassis being in use for at least 2-3 years instead of brand new to avoid some bugs or calibration problems. Could anyone assist or share your experience if you happen to own one? Thanks.
#577 of 1806 TC v DeVille
Jun 05, 2002 (5:15 am)
I've rented both several times.
The Cad is has a much larger interior. The front seat feels downright clostrophobic in the TC compared with the Cad. There is significant more room in the back of the Cad.
Cad with it's North Star engine has the smoothest power train of any car.
The TC is showing its age. Maybe that's the reason Ford is rebating the TC $7,000.
Jun 06, 2002 (3:49 pm)
56K is barely broken in for the Town Car. Expect 200,000-300,000 with religous oil changes and not hammering it at WOT from every stoplight. And beleive me, there's no comparison. A Taurus will never be as nice of a car as a Town Car. Give me a 10 year old Town car over a brand new Taurus any day.
#579 of 1806 Any interest in Lincoln offering as an option for $250
Jun 07, 2002 (10:45 am)
the 300 h.p. engine used in the Marauder?
#580 of 1806 thanks rea98d
Jun 10, 2002 (6:12 pm)
ThankYou for your imput.still don't know what I'm buying yet!I'll let all know.....
Jun 12, 2002 (5:07 am)
Edmunds does not list a 2003 Touring Sedan. Where are you getting your input?
#582 of 1806 Is not the Premium Signature regarded as the Touring Sedan?
Jun 12, 2002 (7:39 am)
The Premium Signature is mentioned in the 2003 Towncar brochure, page 22.
#583 of 1806 2002 Touring sedan...
Jun 12, 2002 (7:43 am)
was a separately priced model. I never thought that the Premium Signature was synonymous with Touring Sedan.
Is this a new wrinkle? What about the slight styling differences that the 2002 TSedan had?
Jun 12, 2002 (8:08 am)
Wouldn't it be nice if Lincoln had an engine/transmission package to call it's own - like Caddilac does with the Northstar?
Here is my idea: Lincoln should produce an aluminum block version of the 5.4 SOHC V8 used in Ford's truck line for duty in the Town Car. With the proper tuning this engine could easily produce a smooth, silent 280hp and 350lb-ft of torque. Plus, it would fit under the hood of the new model without having to make any modifications. To round out the package, Ford should introduce its new 5 speed automatic (apparently one is under development of the F150 line) in the Town Car along with the new engine.
Give this new powertrain a name with Lincoln history like "Zephyr" and FoMoCo would have a decent package that could go head-to-head with Caddilac in terms of performance and marketing.
Just and idea......