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1998 Lincoln Continental

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V8, 4.6 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1998 Lincoln Continental Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 199 Ratings for the 1998 - 2002 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.5/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Bought this car in 02, lease turn in 25000 miles.

By on Monday, June 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"First 7 years as an excellent auto to own. At 100000 miles replaced transmission, air suspension bags , radiator leak, air condition problems. Just last week spent 1000 on repairs, power steering, radiator hose etc. the car is nickel and dime me but I love the way the car rides and drives. My major complaint is that it uses premium gas. I just bought another vehicle for trips but I will continue to drive my Lincoln around town. Wort more to me than I could sell it for"

3 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Luxury for Pennies on the Dollar

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,000

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: "great value, strong engine, smooth ride"

Cons: "lower mpg"

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

"Bought it for 2k in 2013 with 125,000 Love the car 24 mpg (i drive city and highway). Fun at high mpg. Replacement parts are easy to find because its a ford car Great bang for your buck. Great sensors to tell you if anything needs repair which insures the car will last forever! Whether you're looking for a second or third car, car for your teen or just strapped for cash and need a reliable car with some decent luxury features even 15 years after the car came out, this is the car for you!"

4 people out of 10 found this review helpful

My Continental

By on Sunday, February 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 151,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Cars a luxury brand car"

Cons: "Car has luxury brand car repair cost"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

My 1998 Lincoln Continental

"It was my idea that Lincoln Continental is a luxury brand car. I bought this 1998 Continental in 2002 for around $13,000. In December 2014, the Lincoln dealership advised me I have spent, with them, in repairs, over the period of time of my ownership, over $16,000 in repairs. That's an average of $1,300 per year or an avg. or $108 per month for repair/maintenance and this included the monthly payment. Now cost aside, car needing expensive repairs aside, I am lovin' me this car. Let's talk about driving. It has a ride adjustability system which means it adjusts the height the car to assure the smoothness of the drive. This car was built for long drives. Let's talk performance. Eight cylinders work for performance of the car. this means two things, a lot of gas used and there is absolutely no need to sit behind any car on the road. This car is as fast as any on the road when it gets up to speed. Once its sails fill with wind it's a serious mover, but when you have open road, man it's almost like heaven, I never been to heaven but if I could drive this car there I would. The car's electronics are serious. The car will tell you when you need to attend to it, Low on oil, it will tell you, rear light out, it will tell you. I have put nothing but Michelin's on this car, if you put cheap tires on this car you absolutely will disrupt the ecosystem of the car. There are sensors everywhere. If your tires fall below a certain pressure it affects the entire road driveability calculations, this will cause you problems. I have read about these problems. Now for the interior. driving the car is very comfortable. It has the seat adjust that goes up, down, back, forward, tilt up, tilt down, your seat back, goes forward or back, for your comfort. One problem here is that if someone else adjusts the seat for their comfort, like a mechanic, then the car remembers, and sometimes it will adjust the seat away from what your setting is and that's a little annoying. The air condition system is great, in the summer heat it is pretty good and in the winter heater keeps you warm, I live in N. Jersey so you might have heard of the weather we've had especially in the winter. I suppose SUV's are best in heavy snow, but Lincoln handles heavy duty snow like a champ, never been stranded stuck in snow. This is a big car it does not slide when the tire's gripping. Great visibility, driving steering great, car's a pleasure to drive. I am lucky to still be driving it. Right now here's the best part, I have fixed most of the major problems that can go wrong with the car, so now an oil change every 3 to 4 thousand miles and that is it. I actually have gone 12+ months without a major repair, major repair defined as $500+ cost. So now I see everybody has new cars, beautiful to look at and probably great to drive. Every time i get the notion to want to get one of those great new cars I say no I'm good I'll stick with me Lincoln Continental. I'm just saying."

13 people out of 14 found this review helpful

My 1998 Lincoln Continental

Beautiful, comfortable, dependable, we love it

By on Thursday, January 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great looking, smooth ride, easy to drive"

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

"We have had this car for 14 years, maintained it faithfully with oil changes and regular maintenance recommended and car washes. We are older now and it was hubby's car. He doesn't drive now and it's too big for me. I am short and drive a Subaru Impreza"

10 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Very comfortable and easy to drive

By on Monday, November 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very reasonable price, comfortable"

Cons: "Lower gas mileage than needed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Big car, smooth ride,extremely comfortable to drive. Lots of power when needed. MPG 17--20. Excellent condition and great looking on the outside."

10 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Jsut a nice all around automobile.

By on Friday, September 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 129,000

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: "Low maintenance. Great in snow."

Cons: "Not a thing!"

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

"This is a great car. I've had it for 4 winters with no problems in the snow. I just have all season tires - no snows. I'm just looking to upgrade to something newer - another Continental. Other than tires and regular maintenance, I've put less than $300 into this car. Not bad for a '98. I enjoy driving this vehicle more than any I have owned over the years and I'm 61."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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