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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 481 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

Big surprise in fuel economy

By on Friday, March 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,000

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: "Ride, comfort, trunk space, mpg for a big car!!!"

Cons: "older styling inside, but still very nice;"

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

"I bought this car with 101,000 miles. I was surprised how good the fuel economy is in this car. I'm averaging 24 mpg in town and 30+ mpg on the highway. One time, while averaging 60 mph on a short trip I even got 33 mpg. That's more than what it's "supposed to" get. Then, talking with other owners I find out my case is not unusual. In fact, everyone I know with this kind of car is getting exceptional mileage, especially for a V8 engine. Comfort is great, ride is incredible. As a tall person, I do have a little difficulty sitting in the most upright position. Massive trunk space! Even at 126,000 miles, this car is running smoothly and easy to maintain. I hear from other owners that this car is barely broke in. One of them has one the same year and has almost 300,000 miles and it still looks and runs like an almost new car. Why did they stop making these?"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

safe luxury vehicle

By on Monday, March 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

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: "safe, comfortable, heavy car"

Cons: "none"

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

"owned this car since 2004 and it has saved my life on several occasions because it is solid and well-balanced ; at the same time the ride is smooth"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Love this car! Just want a new one. Regret it?

By on Monday, February 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I rate this car a 10 on all the ratings above. Why do I want to sell it? Just want a new car. Will probably regret it."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Very good vehicle

By on Monday, February 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 260,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Very good car no problems with car big roomy car"

Cons: "Cup holders"

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

"I bought this car off show room at grey Daniels in jackson one owner I put all miles on car great shape fully loaded has been in no accidents very well taken care of don't need this car now"

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

An excellent luxury vehicle

By on Saturday, January 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,000

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: "Ultimate luxury, safety and comfort."

Cons: "Does not get great gas milage. Photos later."

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

"This car was obtained via a will. It has been driven very little and all maintenance was performed on schedule. The 19,000 miles are actual miles. It has too many extras to include all. Interior and exterior like new."

16 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Outstanding reliabilty & Lincoln & dealer support

By on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,999

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
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Value, room for up to 6 passengers"

Cons: "Can be a handful to handle on snow & ice"

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

"I purchased my 2005 Lincoln when it was 1 year old off of lease for $21,000. It included a 75,000 extended manufacturer warranty. It was recalled for a steering issue which has been totally replaced at no charge. I had to replace the starter alternator about a year ago. It showed signs of possible but Ford dealer was unable to confirm problem. To ensure our satisfaction (it was under lifetime replacement warranty, they decided to replace it at no charge. Brakes are still oriiginal, over %0% wear left. Only other issue was A/C part failed and that was expensive. I have always averaged about 22 MPG combined. I have had other Ford products and always been happy with decision. It still looks and runs great!"

12 people out of 20 found this review helpful

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