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Lincoln Town Car, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#819 of 1804 Ann: We too have joined the 70's with our "older" Towncar
Apr 21, 2003 (9:25 am)
and also enjoy the vehicle with 105,000 miles. Several of our friends have opted for new cars ranging from the Avalon to Lincoln LS. I admire the 2003 Executive, however, our portfolio of equities enable us to hold fast to that which is good and the 94 Towncar is still very good. If you can pay cash for a new Towncar and not draw down your retirement funds below one million, go for it. We have appliances older than 10 years and we don't plan to replace them because they are still working very well.
When we were 60 years younger our parents believed that 100,000 miles was the limit for a car. Pontiac used to advertise, "Good for 100,000 miles." But, those were the days of higher engine speeds due to no "Overdrive" and the lubricants were not as efficient then as they are today. With the advent of synthetic oil and other lubricants plus the Overdrive, cars last significantly longer. Your Towncar is very safe to drive anywhere so long as you take the care of it as you would a new car. Next time you are in a dealership, take note of the "new" cars in there for "warranty work" remembering they are practically new. I recommend you change all fluids including the axle, serpentine belt, and hoses if it has been a long time since doing so and continue to enjoy the style of the '97 Towncar.
Apr 24, 2003 (7:49 pm)
1995 Cartier with rag top and all options?
Body in great shape. Only 44,000 miles
Interior is perfect.
My father is nervous that the car has had 3 owners (all in FLA), but the carfax check reported no issues.
The current owner has driven only 4,00 miles in the past 2 years, but says he loves the car (he cannot drive anymore)
The price? $6500
#821 of 1804 Let the seller see 100 fifty dollar bills and go from there.
Apr 25, 2003 (8:13 am)
I don't care for the carnival top and chrome wheel well add ons, but take it 100 miles and see how it drives out.
Apr 27, 2003 (1:44 pm)
"With the advent of synthetic oil and other lubricants plus the Overdrive, cars last significantly longer."
Not to mention improved metallurgy and manufacturing procedures. I've got a '95 T-Bird with a 4.6L V-8 that's got 221,000 miles on it. It burns oil, but still runs. I've had to do a few little things like replace the water pump (a job I hope I never have to do again) get a leaky rear seal in the transmission fixed, replace the heater core, as well as the usual stuff like brakes, hoses, belts, ect. Not 100% trouble free, but all relatively minor things, and for 221,000 miles, I'm willing to accept a certain amount of "wrong" in my car.
May 27, 2003 (11:31 pm)
I have been interested in many other cars and I'm intersted in the cost to repair items in this car compared to foreign cars. If the cost is the same to replace a part in an American Car compared to a German Car then I may as well get a German car.
#825 of 1804 After buying the Lincoln because parts are more economical
May 28, 2003 (10:11 am)
shop for Ford Crown Victoria parts that are interchangeable with the Towncar at still a lower price.
May 28, 2003 (3:42 pm)
In my experience, the Town Car is a small fortune less to keep running than any German car, and the service on the Town Car is less than a Japanese luxury car. Town Cars and Lexus/Infiniti reliability are pretty close, at least for the first 100,000k.
#827 of 1804 Followup on 03 TC purchase
Jun 03, 2003 (1:35 pm)
I traded an '00 Cont. for a 03TC last July and posted by thoughts on the two vehicles. The TC now has 15,000 on it. It has front seats from hell. The increased power is ok but it is still under powered and not as agile as the Continental. I thought the Continental would be back for 05 or 06 model year and I would suffer through till then. Apparently this is not going to happen so the TC is going to go. We are about to take a 2,000 trip. I wish I knew a chiropractor to go with us for frequent spine manipulation. When the car went in for the 15,000 maintenance, the tech asked if there were any gripes. I said only the seat from hell, and he said you and everyone else.
#828 of 1804 Executive or Signature?
Jun 03, 2003 (2:03 pm)
Mind you, I don't disagree.....what they have done to this car is criminal. My sources seem to tell me this car is pretty much only made for livery and fleet service anymore, and they obviously don't care how the driver feels. But I have noticed (in my frequent rentals) that the Signature seats are a tad better, the ones in the Executive are just awful.....