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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 New for 2007

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 507 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
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Destined to be a classic

By on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I love this car. Everything about it is cool. Never a problem and it just floats over rough roads. Someday when your children and grandchildren want to see what a REAL American car looked like just show them a picture of this baby. And tell them what a pleasure it was to have this elegant beauty glide down the highway under your hands-on control."

An American classic that will live forever

By on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,100

10 10.0
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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: "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."

So far...as good as I expected

By on Sunday, May 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "OK MPG, reg gas, super comfortable ride, elegant"

Cons: "Old tech, they don't make this car, glad to have 1"

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

Beautiful vcar, built to last

"I bought my 03 Town Car last month with 109k. As soon as I got it home it started bucking and check eng light was flashing. Replacing the plugs and coils was not hard. I also noticed the back end had bounce to it, so replaced the rear shocks (not the air bags, they are still good). That solved the bounce. Only other issue is an intermittent problem with the back-up sensors. For a car w 109K and 13years old, not bad. Car handles like a new car and looks like a new car. Very elegant and comfortable. The only gadget it doesn't have I would like is a back-up camera, so will install one."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Beautiful vcar, built to last

Perfect automobile from day 1 untill today.

By on Thursday, March 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks, performace, quality, quite & smooth ride,"

Cons: "Never a con. Normal maintence and a perfect car."

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

"Bought new. The most perfect automobile I everowned. Drive, ride, performance. Looks, style. Nothing to compare it with. Nothing in its class. I own a Cadillac DTS Platinum with 25,000 miles that I bought new. It does not come close to the Towncar Ultimate even with the years and mileage difference."

12 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Best Lincoln I've ever owned and this is #6

By on Saturday, February 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,138

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Cons: "NONE"

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

"I love the extra 6" stretch portion for my guests and family and ME! Never had problem with the 4.6 engine nor the transmission. One reason is I service them regularly. It's ALWAYS a pleasure to drive this sedan. Looks sharp people think your are the CEO or some celebrity, heck even sometimes they think its undercover police. It's sharp"

14 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Great car design, very quiet, reliable.

By on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 29,000

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
9/10

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

"I am the 2nd owner of this fine American luxury car. Sadly, they don't make these anymore. Garage kept and never driven in bad weather. Very reliable, good fuel economy for a car this size with a V8 engine. 22mpg avg Equipped with about every option available, this car has only 29,000 miles and it still has all 4 original tires. HID headlights are so bright but also get high beamed occasionally and my high beams are off. I feel privileged to own a car of this caliber."

35 people out of 51 found this review helpful

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