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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 268 Ratings for the 1992 - 1997 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

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."

1 person out of 3 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!!!!!"

5 people out of 7 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."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Love Lincolns, up to 2011, that is.

By on Saturday, August 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,000

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 comfort and economy"

Cons: "They should have provided disc players"

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

"Love this car, have owned Lincolns since 1946, my first one.Great ride surprising fuel economy, 25 on long trips. I have had five of them and my all time favorite was my 1974 Mark-4,truly special."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Have had since 1997

By on Saturday, July 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 219,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Runs great, Rides like a road cruiser should"

Cons: "some minor paint chips"

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

"Every option on this car works, COLD A/C. Front end rebuild in 2012. Car is very clean, no rot, rust dents. New Cooper tires. Avg MPG is 18.9 25.2 on highway @ 65 MPH. Two tone leather interior, one tiny tear in drivers seat, some minor paint chips on exterior door. Was involved in collision in 2006, to driver side door and left all repaired."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Has always been my DREAM car!!!

By on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

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: "It's terrific fun and comfort to drive!!!"

Cons: "There are NO cons!!!!!"

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

"Although Kelly's Blue Book sadly rates my beloved 18 yr-old white Lincoln Town Car worth only a lousy $1,200 dollars, it STILL looks and drives as great as the day I drove it off the lot all those years ago!!! I have always maintained it and kept it in a garage, so the sun here in blistering FL wouldn't diminish the gorgeous 10 layers of lacquer on that baby. I also never let folks smoke in my car--- that is, when smoking was in "style," because I was afraid they might burn a hole in my pale gray leather. I AM very protective of my car, because I had to pay a huge amount of money for it, and I'll never be able to afford another one.... This car must literally last me a lifetime. Anyway, I have been told that the old Lincolns could actually go over 200,000 miles, so, my car has a LONG way to travel, yet!!!"

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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