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|MPG: City 15/Hwy 24||Max Seating: 6|
|Engine: V6, 3.8 Liter||Transmission: Automatic|
|Country of Origin: United States||Country of Assembly: United States|
By sosad (MN) on Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I owned and sold this car
Reason: junk - My approximate mileage is 105,000
Pros: "good interior"
Cons: "not enough room to list here"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"So many things went wrong with this car that so it is the worst car I have ever owned, and I did make a big mistake by thinking you get what you pay for. The engineering is as flawed as I have ever seen, and you will not see many of these cars getting old. The engine has a bad problem with the head gaskets going out, and there is a kit for the dealers to repair it. My original engine ceased after 25k miles, but Ford did replace the engine only they did not put in the kit to repair the head gasket so it blew out again without ceasing the engine. They did put the kit in for no charge, but the first engine clogged the water pump so it neede to be replaced too. The air conditioner did not blow any cold air after the car was 3 years old, and the air ride suspension did not work after 6 years so I used it like a low rider as it was very unsafe to drive with no suspension. The driver door had issues as the window would not open and the door would not open too after 11 years, and the electric antenna would not go up after 5 years so the remote unlock would not work. The check engine light would go on and chirp after driving 10 miles, and the mechanics at the dealer did not know what it was so I lived with it for years too as it would chirp like an annoying bird for as long as I would drive. There are better choices for you to make so do not buy this car."
7 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By Roberta (MO) on Sunday, October 02, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "nice family car"
Cons: "no cup holders"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"1992 lincoln continental white w/red interior clean, well maintain, close to new tires. needs headlight assembly and seats need some work on switches"
1 person out of 3 found this review helpful
By Nelson (St. Paul, MN) on Monday, August 16, 2010
overall rating 7 of 10rating details
"Bought this as my very first car. withing 4 days the air suspension blew out from my friends sitting in the back seat while it was inflating. the power locks and reading lamps went out after i shorted a fuse from trying to put in a deck (very very frustrating btw). This car is fairly expensive to fix too. especially the air shock system (700 dollars for one air shock WITH maintenance and a USED part!) The car runs excellent though! I do love this car even though it has given me problems. I am selling this car because the mechanic told me there will be more problems with it down the line =[."
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By skip (Evansville, IN) on Friday, November 27, 2009
overall rating 3 of 10rating details
"I bought my continental from an auto mechanic who was not very honest. he knew it was a bad car but he just wanted to get rid of it so he sold it to me, a teenager who was buying his first car. the vehicle did not have any problems right away. but about 2 months later i learned the rack and pinion system needed to be replaced. that was very expensive. next the water pump and steering pump needed to be replaced. the transmission would shift erratically when the dashboard would go berserk. it would tell me i was going 188 mph. the car would not stop beeping so i unplugged the sound wire. even after changing the trans fluid and the filter the car still shifted choppy and erratically. one positive aspect of the car was when someone pulled in front of me my car was not damaged except for paint chips and a busted light, but his truck had a huge indentation on the side. the car is a tank. in my opinion the electronics system was poorly created. the mechanics were low quality/poorly engineered."
3 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By fish8 (upstate new york) on Thursday, June 11, 2009
overall rating 4 of 10rating details
"Bought used and wish I never did. Had to replace the 4-corner air shocks ($550.00) with update spring kit. There are always something wrong with the electric dash. Now with 80,000 mile I cooked the engine and never had a light come on to tell me the temp. was getting overheated. Do not buy one of the vehicals except for a demo derby car."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By ImTheJoker4u2 (Milwaukee WI) on Thursday, April 09, 2009
overall rating 7 of 10rating details
"I bought this car for $250 after it had sat in a back yard for about 3 years. It needed some work but once I got it all together she turned out to be a really nice car. The ride is excellent over these rough city streets. The air ride on my car was replaced shortly before I bought it. Heres a tip for future and current owners. Lincolnsonline has a wealth of knowlege on these cars. Many of the typical repairs can be done for free or with junk parts. This site has not only helped to get my car on the road, but kept it there and running smooth for the last year. Im currently looking to buy another Lincoln. The DCL problem is an easy fix - NOT a $500 ordeal. The air ride is a pretty easy fix most times, but a mechanic who isnt familliar with it will try to sell you an after market kit to change over to standard suspension components. Remember that anything you bring to a mechanic, especially the Stealership, is going to cost ALOT. And most things are a lot easier to fix than you may think. Over all it is a good car, loads of features, a mafia sized trunk, excellent ride. The only thing I can complain about is the drive. Its a little under powered and the transmission is a bit soft. But then again, its not designed to do quarter mile sprints, or smoke a vette at a stop light. Its designed to be a soft, smooth, luxurious ride and it accomplishes this with great ease."
9 people out of 9 found this review helpful