An American classic that will live forever
By Steven G. on Wednesday, June 8, 2016
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,100
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Unique features, fair price when used, smooth ride"
Cons: "Decent gas mileage"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The Lincoln Town Car is, without doubt, an American classic. Despite its demise by Ford in 2011, the Town Car can still be viewed on the road today. It is frankly one of the last large American sedans.
I've driven the vehicle in the past, and I was so amazed by its comfort and ride that I wanted to find and own one. The process didn't happen in a snap of a finger; however, with determination and patience, I fortunately found the right car for me last month. Purchased at a Chevrolet dealer, the 2011 Lincoln Town car at the time had 65,000 miles, and it is black on black (my favorite color for this particular Lincoln vehicle). The exterior and interior are clean with little wear and tear. I normally trust my first instinct, and, since I drove the car off the lot, it has been an amazing car. Of course, though, with almost any other used car, a handful of minor problems appeared, but all were easily fixable.
With general maintenance and care, the car can last for a long time. I right now have a little over 67,000 miles on the car, but I know I will keep it for the years to come.
Like other cars in the market, the Lincoln Town Car has its pros and cons. Because my vehicle was manufactured in the final year of production (2011), the interior can be said by automotive critics to be outdated. While this is understandable when compared to other luxury vehicles of the time, I honestly like the simplicity. Simple, yet elegant at the same time.
Furthermore, a main reason Ford discontinued the Town Car was due to high prices in gasoline. Since 2011, though, the price of gas throughout most of the nation has dropped, and it is affordable to fill the Town Car. The engine is a V8, so it consumes a lot of gas, but gas mileage is surprisingly fair. For me, I travel on a highway and typically set my vehicle on cruise (at 60 MPH). Right now, I'm averaging about 23 MPG, which is good considering the car's size and weight. One can achieve good gas mileage with the car if the individual doesn't abuse it, which can make the engine and transmission last for years (aside from basic maintenance.
The size of the car proves roomy on the inside, and it can probably fit up to 6 people. The Lincoln Town uses air suspension, so the ride feels nice. It simply absorbs most bumps on the road, just like a sponge would absorb water.
Its settings in the computer system are also pretty much straightforward and easy to navigate, and an anti-glare system automatically dims the rear view mirror. I drive at night frequently, so it is so nice not to see the glare from a vehicle's headlights anymore.
All in all, though the Lincoln Town Car may not compare to a Bentley or a Mercedes-Benz, its ride offers a unique experience both to the driver and passenger, in which cannot be replicated in another vehicle. A simple and elegant car from Lincoln that will remain relevant."
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