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1996 Lincoln Town Car

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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

1996 Lincoln Town Car Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 271 Ratings for the 1992 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

1993 SignatureSeries with 66K miles and it's MINT!

By on Thursday, February 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,000

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
9/10
Comfort
Not Rated

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

Ione, NV

"Regardless of KKB valuation, this baby is worth SO MUCH MORE. It's NOT a mountain car unless the snow has thawed. Otherwise, what a cruise-mobile."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Ione, NV

Absolutely the best ever!

By on Friday, February 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "the best in every category"

Cons: "no cons!"

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

"I got my car as a clean 1 owner. Other than normal wear and tear(ex: brakes. ball joints) my Lincoln Towncar Exec. is by far the most reliable, most comfortable, best economically running car I have ever owned. I would rate it 100 % across the board and could never have a better car. I am 61 years old and I have owned 2 brand new vehicles and my Lincoln is the BEST!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

BEST vehicle I'vr ever owned!

By on Saturday, February 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,100

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 to drive... great price... great condition.."

Cons: "NON!!!"

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

"I've only had this Town Car for 6 weeks now, but I can attest to the fact that it IS the best I've ever owned ... and I've had several new cars in my day.(I'm 64 years old).I bought this from a widow who just didn't want a big car like her husband did. It was garage kept and is still under 100,000 miles old. I've listed it as Very Good, but it is actually in pristine condition, and it drives the way you would expect a Lincoln to drive .. smooth and quiet! I'm getting 17 mpg in town but haven't really had it out on a long cruise yet, so I'm not sure of the highway mpg. And the very best part of the deal is that I only paid $1,000 for it. Ed"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

1995 lin. town car.

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: traded it in.

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "excellent ride, roomy, reliable, fun driving"

Cons: "none"

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

"held out as long as I could not to trade this car in but due to being a senior citizen now, I needed to resort to a more eco. friendly model. Nothing compared to that town car!!! I may trade currant car in for a Lincoln but they don't make them like that anymore."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Drive a '95 and '96 Lincoln Town Car/ best ever!!!

By on Thursday, October 30, 2014

I own this car
Reason: not applicable looking for similar in model - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "still dont make em like used to!"

Cons: "Great style comfort and maintenance and gas superb"

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

"Currently drive two Town Cars,,,,and looking to purchase another about same year models,,,'97 [own '95 and '96] these cars best driving and most comfortable cars driven,,,collect these cars for daily driving,,,still the most attractive cars on the road today some 15 years later,,,and FYI gas mileage is better than some other smaller cars of same vintage,,the small gas difference is made up in style,comfort and looks,,, Will continue looking and purchasing these wonderful vehicles and adding to private collection for personal use,,,luxury at its best!!!!!"

11 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Not good. Hopefully my experience is isolated.

By on Thursday, September 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Nice interior room. Nice exterior. Engine."

Cons: "Mechanical problems. Uncomfortable front seats."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"1996 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series. Silver ext./Gray int.?. 98,000 mi.. Hopefully my disappointing experience with this car is isolated/rare. Soon after we received it, with approx 85,000 mi. on it the trouble began mechanically. Here is a semi-sequential list. Front "toner"? ring drivers side. Shortly thereafter-front "toner" ring pssgr. side. Hood ornament replacement. Leak around thermostat housing. fan clutch failure. Poor radio antenna connection in trunk. Pssgr. front window regulator failure. Shortly after, drivers front window regulator failure. Not too long after, pssgr. window regulator failure again. Some AC/Heat/Vent related, actuator door thing in the dash clicking/failing. AC freon leak. Muffler hanger repl.. Rear Air Suspension bag failure/leakage. I chose the conversion kit, it works, but slight ride quality diminishment. The air ride/self leveling suspension was one of the nice features of the car along with the interior size, since I'm reasonably tall.. approx. 6'5". The rear seat room can't be beat. However, the front seats seem poorly shaped/semi uncomfortable. The exterior is nice as well. Now the intake manifold is cracked, which I've learned is not uncommon on these 4.6 L. egines. It has been difficult for me to swallow that they would put a Polymer type plastic intake manifold, on a "luxury car" such as the Lincoln Town Car. Even though there have been multiple of these failures I'm told, there has been no recall on this fairly expensive item replacement, at least for my year. Go figure.. Or better yet, maybe the designers at Lincoln need to go figure! Also some hose..Heater to intake manifold?..I think blew completely out, thankfully, as I was pulling in the driveway. Guess what? I'm told that in order to replace this approx. $50 hose, the intake manifold I'm told has to be removed anyway...in my case a potential blessing, since the intake manifold needs replacing anyway..a kill two birds with one stone type deal. Needless to say, the car has been sitting for a while, which probably won't help matters with it either. I'll end with that "saving grace". Believe it or not, I have actually left out a few things. I am middle aged, and tried to maintain this car as well as any other car I've owned, but to my disappointment. I am not intentionally denegrating this car for any reason. I'm simply sharing my experience, which need I say has not been good. Again, hopefully my experience has been isolated. If you buy one, hope for the best, but go in with your eyes open. In this instance, unless you are a monetarily affluent person, who is unconcerned with repair bills, I strongly suggest having the car inspected by a reputable mechanic before purchasing. Written with love."

10 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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