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2010 Lincoln Town Car

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2010 Lincoln Town Car Review

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The 2010 Lincoln 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, 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.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you desire a big American road car with a long hood, soft ride and huge trunk, the 2010 Lincoln 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 doesn't 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. It doesn't even offer stability control, auxiliary audio input jack or side-curtain airbags.

What's New for 2010

For 2010, a Continental Edition Package can be ordered on the Signature Limited trim and includes Continental stitching on the floor mats and front seats, chrome B-pillars and 17-inch chrome wheels.

Driving the Town Car

Driving Impressions Although the 2010 Lincoln 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 generations. 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 kept to a minimum, leaving you in a space where conversations can almost be conducted at normal levels.

Analog Clock
A traditional analog clock returns to the Lincoln instrument panel, adding a touch of class.

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

2010 Lincoln Town Car Details
Interior

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

Exterior

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 current grille and front headlamps could easily be mistaken for a Mercury Grand Marquis. 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), traction control, front and rear cup holders, power locks, power windows, illuminated keyless entry with touchpad, automatic headlamps, dual-heated power mirrors, inside and left-side auto-dimming mirrors, Rear Park Assist, power-adjustable pedals, eight-way power seats, leather seating, cruise control, tilt steering, memory for the pedals, driver's seat and mirrors, Audiophile sound, heated front seats, leather and wood steering wheel with audio and climate controls, and a power open/close trunk.

Optional Equipment

Options on the Lincoln Town Car include HID headlamps, the Continental Edition Package and 18-inch chrome wheels.

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: 12/17 (E85), 16/24 (Gasoline)

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2010 Lincoln Town Car Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 454 Ratings for the 1998 - 2011 models.

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

Excellent ride & features giving good mileage

By on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Great car, have owned it since new. Never had major problems, and wished Ford was still manufacturing them."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

GREATEST LUXURIOUS V8 RWD AUTOMOBILE

By on Saturday, July 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great road car *like riding on a dream cloud*"

Cons: "Not making any longer"

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

"This is my 18th Lincoln Town Car. Truly the Best luxury sedan on the roads & now Lincoln Motor company has decided there is no place in their market anymore. I know they are going to loose a large part of their loyal customers & there is nothing in the V8 rear wheel drive large luxurious sedan available any longer. I guess I for one will be driving my last 2 until there is nothing left."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Outstanding

By on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Outstanding transportation for 11years"

Cons: "I have no cons"

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

"I am the sole owner of this 2003 Signature Limited Town Car. It has been a faithful servant! Always ready to go without a thought in town and on extended trips. It has never let me down one time. The car is extremely comfortable to drive and ride in. It has the largest trunk capacity I have seen in any luxury car and the interior is very roomy. It uses regular gasoline and with normal driving will get 20-21 mpg around town and up to 29mpg on the highway."

15 people out of 18 found this review helpful

The smooth ride and power sold me on my Lincoln

By on Monday, June 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Roomy and quiet ride also very comfortable."

Cons: "Needs extra visors and extra cup holders ."

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

"Has been very reliable started every day this very cold winter didn't get stuck once. I love the warning signal when you get to close to something when your backing up,saved me more than I can tell you. Love the get up and go of the power also. Love this car all over wish they would make the new ones a little bigger."

most comfortable and quiet vechicle.

By on Monday, June 16, 2014

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

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 car very stylish."

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

"I wish they would bring this car back into production. Plenty of room, comfortable and quiet ride. I now own a 2007 if not for that I would keep my 99."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

good car

By on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 335,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"2006 lincoln town car signature 335000 miles highway mileage air condition run great sun roof Good Condition, Traction Control, ABS (4-Wheel), Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, AM/FM Stereo, CD Dual Air Bags, Side Air Bags, Dual Power Seats,great car"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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