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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 464 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

Ford made a mistake by eliminating the vehicle.

By on Monday, October 13, 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
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fair Price/The BEST to drive !"

Cons: "This vehicle has 4 cupholders."

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

"I purchased this vehicle NEW from a Lincoln/Mercury dealership which is now out of business (thanks to FOMOCO). This is the third Towncar that I have owned. This vehicle is the BEST of the BEST. The ride is uncomparable. I have never seen an automobile with AIR RIDE that rides like this vehicle. TRUNK room is GREAT ! Passenger room/comfort is PERFECT. Believe it or not when I take a trip with the A/C off, Traction control OFF and cruise control set on 60/65 the vehicle will reach 31 MPG. If Ford started making this vehicle I would be first in line."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing Baby, SWEET

By on Saturday, September 20, 2014

I don't own this car

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
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Ride, Looks expensive, roomy for tall people"

Cons: "Having to sell it"

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

Side view to see the beauty

"This baby is a smooth operator, it hangs tight on the road and will put you at ease because it drives so darn well! My cousin owns this car FREE & CLEAR, no accidents, no major mechanical, normal wear and tear interior but nothing so damaging. Check out the pics and make your own decision but I can tell you this, this Executive Series is a must for lover of Lincoln Town Cars!"

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Side view to see the beauty

Awesome Looking & Awesome Riding Automobile!

By on Thursday, September 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,926

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: "Extra Low original milage,"

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

"Non-Smoker, One Owner, Ultra-Clean Interior/Exterior, Exterior: Ceramic White Pearl Tri-coat, Interior: Dk Stone /Med Lt Stone Leather Seat/Interior, Original low mileage only 37,926 , Averages 21 MPG, Electronic 4-Speed Automatic Transmission,17" 9-spoke Chrome Aluminum Wheels, Audiophile AM/FM CD-6/Cassette Stereo w/ Navigation System w/ THX, Leather/Wood Wheel w/ Audio, Cruise, & Climate Controls, Heated Front Seat, Digital & Analog Speedometer, Extended Rear Park Assist, Driver & Passenger Front & Side Air bags, Speed sensitive variable assist Power Steering, Trunk-Full Power w/key fob open/close, Traction Control, Perimeter Alarm, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ ABS, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Electric Moon Roof, Passive Anti-Theft System, Awesome Looking & Awesome Riding automobile!"

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Last Of The Big Luxuries!

By on Friday, September 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

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: "The ride is unlike no other!"

Cons: "Needs left mirror replacement and minor touch-ups."

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

"This vehicle was purchased in Phoenix, Arizona and driven here to Wisconsin in 2010. It has always been well cared for, parked in a garage and is in beautiful condition! Used for family only."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I love this car and drive approximate 50 mi per da

By on Sunday, August 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,000

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

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

"day. It is comfortable and gives a very relaxing drive. I feel very safe in this vehicle and like its feature of beeping when backing up if too close. Overall it is a beautiful, safe car that I enjoy very much. I am giving this vehicle to my daughter."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Great car all round

By on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Cons: "No cons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Make be like a boat but it's comfortable and reliable . Not something I would go and choose to buy but after ending up inhering one it's been a great car"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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