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2007 Lincoln Town Car

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2007 Lincoln Town Car Review

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The Town Car is the last of a dying breed. This full-sized, body-on-frame, V8-powered American luxury car that once populated the driveways of the well-to-do now serves primarily as the backbone of the stretch limo business and as transportation for an aging retired population. No longer capable of competing with BMW, Audi or Lexus (if it ever was), the Town Car serves its own unique customer base: Those who prefer their dashboards simple and straightforward and their rides pillow soft. Of course, the Town Car does have its selling points, like a powerful V8 engine and a trunk deep enough to swallow four golf bags. Then again, customers looking to save some money can find many of the Town Car's best attributes in the less-expensive Mercury Grand Marquis or Ford Crown Victoria.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you desire a big American road car with a long hood, soft ride and huge trunk, the Town Car is for you. The L edition's increased length translates into limousine-like rear legroom.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Town Car doesn't stand out in a crowd and probably won't turn many heads. Though plush, the Town Car does not offer such advanced luxury features as a Head-Up Display (HUD), laser-guided cruise control, advanced electronic suspension, rear DVD entertainment or climate-controlled seats.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007.

Driving the Town Car

Driving Impressions Although the Town Car's ride is probably one of the smoothest you'll find at any price, its suspension upgrades provide it with surprisingly good road manners. The feeling encountered once...

behind the wheel is one of control and moderation, without the floating disconnect that plagued previous models. Power for the Town Car comes from Ford's modular 4.6-liter V8. Although not the most powerful V8 on the market, the 239-horsepower engine has no problem propelling the Town Car's vast bulk, nor is it short on torque. Off-the-line acceleration is strong in the Town Car, and its four-speed automatic transmission ticks through gears with all the precision of a Swiss watch. Once up to speed, wind and road noise are nearly completely shut out, leaving you in a space where conversations can almost be conducted in a whisper.

Analog Clock
A classic analog clock returns to the Lincoln instrument panel.

Power Trunk Lid
The Town Car's optional power-operated trunk lid means you won't have to put down your packages or golf bags before loading them into the massive trunk.

2007 Lincoln Town Car Details
2007 Lincoln Town Car photo Interior

The Town Car's prominent center console design features a vast stretch of wood that runs the width of the front panel. This places the audio and ventilation controls front and center. A nice touch is the new analog clock with chrome chaplets (those little wing-like decorative dressings) that adorns the new center stack. Legroom is more than generous, especially on the L model that has six inches added to the wheelbase.

Exterior
2007 Lincoln Town Car photo

Lincoln's attempt to return to the squared-up styling cues from previous Town Cars delivers mixed results. The rear treatment looks great, but the new grille and front headlamps could easily be mistaken for a Mercury Grand Marquis. Signature Limited models feature handsome 10-spoke machined wheels to give the car an upscale appearance that is uniquely Lincoln. Other Lincoln styling cues include a stand-up hood ornament, C-pillar badges and the Lincoln logo embedded in the taillights.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Town Car features dual-zone automatic air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), front and rear cup holders, power locks, power windows, illuminated keyless entry, automatic headlamps, dual-heated power mirrors, inside and left-side auto-dimming mirrors, Rear Park Assist, power-adjustable pedals, AM/FM stereo with cassette and CD, eight-way power seats, leather seating, cruise control, tilt steering, traction control and 17-inch alloy wheels. Signature Limited models add memory for the pedals, driver's seat and mirrors, Audiophile sound, heated front seats, leather and wood steering wheel and power trunk open and close.

Optional Equipment

Options include voice-activated navigation with THX audio, six-disc CD changer, HID headlamps, two-tone paint, a Designer Edition and a power glass moonroof.

Under the Hood

Ford's 4.6-liter V8 is more than sufficient to move the Town Car. Although no BMW slayer, the big V8 is quiet and vibration-free, traits most Town Car owners appreciate more than raw power. Considering the Town Car's ponderous weight, its impressive highway fuel economy figures may make it a better choice than some similarly-sized SUVs.

4.6-liter V8
239 horsepower @ 4900 rpm
287 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/17 (E85), 17/25 (Gasoline)

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2007 Lincoln Town Car Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 490 Ratings for the 1998 - 2011 models.

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

Ain't enough ooohs in smooooth!

By on Saturday, June 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 39,475

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: "Smooth, quiet, Alpine Stereo, comfortable seats."

Cons: "One more inch of knee room would be great"

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

"This is my 14th Lincoln. I have owned 4 with this body style. Two 2005's, a 2000 and my present 2001 with only 39475 miles on it. I love Lincolns, especially the Town Cars, but I would never buy one of these new. The depreciation is brutal. On a long trip, it's like sitting in your lazy boy at home. The only gripe I would have; one more inch of knee room."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

great full size luxury riding car

By on Thursday, May 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,400

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "good mpg, reliable, gets through snow no problem"

Cons: "carpet affected by salt from roads"

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

"seats 5 people comfortably and gives a tight luxury ride. gets reasonable mpg, 20-24. minor scratches and no other body damage let it still retain that new car look, even at 8 yrs new. newer tires and premium brakes make it handle like new. all required maint has been performed with top quality lubricants and parts. only the best for my lincoln. I want it to last another 100,000 miles and still look and act like new. tton to trade is to accomadate my handicapped wife. if I cannot find a suitable replacement, I will continue to drive this one as long as I can. I would sell this car to anyone knowing that they are getting a well cared for decent car."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Uncomplicated luxury

By on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Roomy, huge trunk, uncomplicated, inexpensive"

Cons: "Big, lower horse power, wind noise"

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

"Mine is a 2003 Executive. This is old school at its best. Overall this is a really nice car. ABS, side air bags, traction control, etc. Nothing overly complicated. Pretty easy to work on. The outside intake for the HVAC was leaking when I purchased mine. This allows water to enter the interior and pool on the passenger side floor (front & rear). The fix is easy enough, but the drying out part requires removal of the front seat and lifting up the carpet so you can use a fan to thoroughly dry everything out. The trunk is huge and holds a ton of stuff. The rear of the car seems to have a mind of its own. It requires constant attention on the interstate, especially when loaded. Mine only has 72K on it, so it’s not like its old and worn out or anything. I have newer tires on it and the front end is in alignment. It’s just the nature of a large rear wheel drive car. The starter is a pain to get off especially if it’s a northern car. There is a thick, copper braided wire that runs from the inside of the starter to the solenoid on the outside of the starter, which seems to deteriorate from exposure to road salt and the elements. Two of the three bolts that hold the starter in place are hard to get at, and even harder to get out if rusted. From 1996 to 2002 Ford/Lincoln/Mercury used plastic intake manifolds which have been known to develop leaks. The 2003 and up has been upgraded with metal in certain areas that were a problem. Some have reported problems with these as well—especially toward the rear at the heater hose connection. There is plenty of repair information on the web that covers just about any problem that comes up. I would definitely buy another Towncar and would recommend this model to anyone. Look on the popular auction website at the high mileage units being auctioned or that are on “buy it now”. You’ll see examples with 200,000, 300,000, and even 400,000 miles on them."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

2007 Signature Series....Very Reliable!

By on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very Dependable"

Cons: "Fuel Economy"

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

"Bought this car in June of 2014 with just under 59,000 miles. In late February 2015 I took a road trip from Phoenix to New York City. By the time I returned to Phoenix I traveled just over 5500 miles. The car performed flawlessly! My one disappointment is fuel economy. My best on the trip was just 23 mpg at about 75 mph. I was expecting 24-25. Other than that, I love the car and plan on keeping it for a long time. I recently saw a 2002 TC in Craigs list with over 500,000 miles. Its a real shame that Ford stopped producing these cars!"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Cream Puff

By on Monday, April 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

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: "A great road car, stills smells new,california car"

Cons: "none"

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

"I bought this car as the second owner at 35,000 miles 10 years ago. Always garaged, used for family travel. New Moon roof, New michelin whitewall tires. Inside and out like new. The best find in it's catagory"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

BEST VEHICLE FOR AS FAR AS I AM CONCERENED

By on Sunday, April 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 238,000

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 MILEAGE IN BOTH CITY AND HIGHWAY."

Cons: "I HAVE NOT FOUND ANYTHING WRONG OWNING THIS CAR."

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

"I HAVE LOVED THIS CAR. I HAVE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED A TOTAL RESTORATION BUT PEOPLE INCLUDING, DEALERS, PAINT AND MAINTENANCE KEEP TELLING ITS NOT WORTH IT BECAUSE IT IS NOT A COLLECTORS ITEM AND NEVER WILL BE. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'LL DO."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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