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1997 Lincoln Continental

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 23/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V8, 4.6 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Lincoln Continental Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 62 Ratings for the 1995 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Way beyond it's time

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Just looking at it, riding with the moon roof open"

Cons: "Air suspension leaking was a pain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I just love this car. Mine is a 95 that I bought in 98. It is absolutely beautiful! Inside and out! The sheik lines are gorgeous and mine is a cream color with a cream leather interior, I will never like a cars color any better than this one. It drives excellent and I just love the tire pressure sensor. It is 20 years old now and cars have come a long way but this one was way ahead of it's time. Heated seats! air ride suspension, 2 seat position switches, kickin factory radio, moon roof, fancy windshield wipers, it was really a dream car 20 years ago. I have had several new cars since and I like my Volvo but this will always be my favorite, it was the best of the best in it's day. Good Gas mileage considering and affordable somewhat as well. A really great car."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever owned

By on Thursday, January 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,875

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, great visibility, reliability"

Cons: "CD changer stopped working"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Great vehicle - would buy again if Lincoln still made the Continental; bought the vehicle in 1998 (now second owner) with only 13,000 miles. Have driven it for 16 years with little repair (transmission replaced at 50,000) and levelers replaced at 93,000. Still love this car and dislike the idea of having to eventually replace it."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Plenty of power but computer has a mind of its own

By on Thursday, October 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"air suspension is great when it works, but is highly unreliable. That's why you see so many "low rider" examples of this car...not because its a great low rider, its just broken! Placement if turn signal not the best. It has had to be replaced five times. Interior is GREAT!"

8 people out of 19 found this review helpful

its like driving on clouds

By on Thursday, April 11, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "head turner"

Cons: "not the best if you live in a rainy area air ride"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

my lincoln

"The car is a head turner dark blue leather interior champion original paint I love driving this car it raises when you start it air ride gives it the feeling of riding on a cloud the gpm is 26- 30 never left me stranded absolute power feel the best you can in a lincoln"

10 people out of 11 found this review helpful

my lincoln

Best vehicle yet...

By on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Tough as nails, good on gas, powerful"

Cons: "Pushrod in ignition prone to break"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my 1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversery Edition for $500 last November. Had to do a full tuneup, replaced the radiator to be on the safe side (mainly because it was 16yrs old and plastic end caps are very prone to dry rot), new shifter cable (because the previous owner somehow broke it), tires, brakes, the usual stuff. I love this car, its my baby, no rust, never breaks down, I usually get 17 mpg city, 28 Hwy, and on the interstate, I average 32mpg with the a/c on!! I drive about 1000 miles a week on the interstate for work, i have put about 30,000 miles on the car since ive had it. Insurance is cheap (for me,I'm 21), its easy to work on, extremely reliable, very powerful for something with so many miles, its a screamer, its no problem to blow the dorrs off my buddys roushe mustang. Overall awesome car, beautiful, tough and safe. Great buy. Tis a shame they don't make like they used to."

17 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Luxury Car is Great

By on Monday, January 16, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Price, very stable in the turns for a large auto."

Cons: "Door open indicator is poor design."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"As a luxury Automobile this is the greatest, I get 22MPG on Hwy cruising at 75 Mph. Town is not that good only 15MPG. I have only owned one other luxury automobile that I would even try to compare to this Continental and this would be the ride of a Cadillac is somewhat smother, But The interior is better than a Cadillac and it handles better."

13 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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