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#846 of 1806 Snow, fog and Lincolns
Jun 16, 2003 (5:02 pm)
Though we did not seek it out, we got a great deal of experience in the never ending snows of 2002-2003 in the metro New York area. We have always shod our Lincolns with Michelin tires, and especially liked the "Rainforce" model. We are far less happy with the "Symmetry", having had an unusual number of flats that totalled the tire. As a result, we switched to Continental "Contact Touring" on most cars, with Toyo all-weather types on two cars. We do not have any hydroplaning issues with either of these brands, but did have one car do a 360 on an interstate with Michelin Symmetry tires. They were't down to the wear bars yet, but we changed them out immediately.
Now, about Town Cars and fog. It seems one of our drivers, tooling along a winding country road in a pea soup fog came upon a group of frantically waving people at roadside. When he stopped, he found they were all drivers of itty-bitty cars made from tissue paper and mucilage, and so were unable to penetrate the fog without badly damaging their front ends. They pleaded with him to allow them to follow in his wake, so they could get to hearth and home. What could he do? Graciously, he agreed, and they all revved up their tiny little engines and fell in behind, rejoicing in their good fortune. The Lincoln effortlessy parted the fog, and the little guys struggled mightily to keep up. Alas, the line of roller skate cars was too long, and the one at the end was engulfed and crushed, amid pitiful squeals from the tin body panels. This immediately led to a free-for-all race among the survivors to get closer to the TC and ensure salvation, but in their panic, one or two got too far outside the Lincolns wake and they too were heard shreiking their last wails as the fog got them. The Lincoln, of course was none the worse for wear, and the driver and passenger were blissfully unaware of the carnage behind them.
Jun 16, 2003 (6:32 pm)
Well, I'm currently in a Town Car rental, and each time I do rent one, which is several times a year, I am amazed at how well they drive, and how comfy they are. They have a great thing going there, that I don't completely understand why they want to prematurely give up. If they'd put a friggin' blower on the A/C, and tone up the seats a bit, it would be perfect. Anybody at Lincoln listening?????
#848 of 1806 nybanker: A/C in our '94 blows very well when
Jun 16, 2003 (8:52 pm)
you dial in the lower temp and roll up the fan speed. Most efficient, but the ice box is the T Bird due to a smaller cabin.
Jun 17, 2003 (12:24 pm)
I know, Kinley, the A/C was very good through 97. In 98, on the redesign, they put a noisy, but impotent blower on the car, and this 03 I'm driving is the same. Very cold, but no air volume. It's so bad, you have to close 2 vents up front to feel the air on your face. ANT says, this is known back at Lincoln, and supposed to be corrected, which I hope it is, then I may buy a Town Car in a couple of years.
In some climates, it isn't noticed, but it's 111 degrees here right now, and very inadequate if the car's been parked in the sun. You never cool it down with no air moving.
#850 of 1806 Ho Boy! Beaverton new Lincoln dealer advertises an
Jun 22, 2003 (11:28 am)
03 Towncar for $28,898. That's about 30% off list. 1 ONLY.
Jun 22, 2003 (1:03 pm)
What color green is it?
Jun 23, 2003 (5:04 pm)
I'm in Tahoe, rented my usual Town Car (03). Drove it around the Lake today. What marvelous driving car. For the size, floaty ride & comfort, you can't beat it IMO. I would have enjoyed driving an LS probably more, but Hertz doesn't rent those in Reno. I would hope Lincoln doesn't neglect this old soldier too soon. It's a grand machine.
#854 of 1806 nvbanker: My preference is the size and ride of the TC
Jun 24, 2003 (7:39 am)
with the performance (acceleration) of the LS.
Jun 26, 2003 (8:38 pm)
I'm not 100% sure you could do both, Kinley - would make an interesting experiment.