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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 495 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
    9.2/10

A beautiful and heavy car

By on Monday, August 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,261

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: "treat to drive"

Cons: "no cons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I was hurt Ina car accident in 1989 when a semi hit my new dodge car and literally killed me at the scene but they brought me back. If I had a car like my gorgeous Lincoln towncar I know I would not have been hurt nearly as bad. I pray each day that the fools who work for the ford Lincoln would read all of these great reviews and bring them back even in a 6 cylinder version would work for me. I have had my car for the last ten months and I would buy it again. I love these cars."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I OWN ROLLS. OWNED MANY BRANDS. NONE COME CLOSE.

By on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000

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
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "COMFORT, COMFORT, COMFORT."

Cons: "ONLY 17 MILES TO THE GALLON (STILL WORTH IT)."

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

"I OWN A ROLLS ROYCE. I HAVE OWNED MANY CARS (I WAS A CAR DEALER). I'M 76YO, 6'3" TALL AND WEIGH ALMOST 300 LBS. THIS LINCOLN, AND 3 BEFORE IT, ARE THE MOST COMFORTABLE CARS I HAVE EVER OWNED."

dependable and bullet proof

By on Thursday, July 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "well built, very comfortable, fuel efficient"

Cons: "none"

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

"This is my 5th Town Car. I've bought them all used at around 50,000 miles. I've only had to make minimal repairs, they ride beautifully, they all got excellent gas mileage, and I think that Ford was absolutely "STUPID" to cease production of this great car."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Overall Great

By on Wednesday, July 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Excellent luxury auto"

Cons: "Gas mileage-not so good."

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

"Overall the car is great for long & short trips. I must say that the seats in my 1994 were more comfortable. Steering is tight, fast acceleration, good braking, lots of trunk space and the tires do not need to be balanced often. Gas mileage on the road is a steady 25mpg. Around town about 14mpg."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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."

20 people out of 28 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."

9 people out of 19 found this review helpful

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