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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 501 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

Great car design, very quiet, reliable.

By on Wednesday, October 07, 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."

26 people out of 34 found this review helpful

Best car I ever owned.

By on Saturday, October 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Have owned many cars in my 77 years, and this is the best. Wish it had a little more leg room. I have owned this car 10 years. On the highway on 10% added ethanol in gas I get 27 mpg. If I can find gas with no ethanol the mileage jumps to 32 mpg. This is in cooler weather and using the on board computer."

17 people out of 20 found this review helpful

BEST AMERICAN LUXURY SEDAN

By on Monday, September 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,000

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: "Full size, very comfortable, powerful engine."

Cons: "None, Discontinued !!!!"

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

"I own this car and extremely happy with it. Very comfortable, large size, very powerful engine, an American icon but unfortunately this is the last year of production. Best american car manufacturer stopped building these great cars and joined the less expensive, less quality car makers market. In these days, people are paying so much more money to buy a european or japanese cars and they forget the value, safety, comfort. On top of everything else, maintenance of this car is so in budget and parts cheaper and available everywhere. Also repairs are not as complicated as other cars. When you purchase a car, don't look for cup holders, usb plugs and all the other marketing gadgets, Look for spacious seating area, engine performance, crash test results, life expectancy and QUALITY ! BUY AMERICAN, DRIVE IN LUXURY........"

19 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Great driving vehicle

By on Monday, September 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 218,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "This is a great car on the road."

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

"I have owned this car for more than 10 years and its performance is great. I wish they were made today. I recommend the Lincoln Town Car highly and would buy another one today."

19 people out of 21 found this review helpful

highly recommended!!

By on Sunday, September 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,700

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"SAFE and reliable - good mileage on highway. Comfort a plus - climate control (AC) bit of a problem.--otherwise a dependable vehicle"

12 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Lincolns are the Best!

By on Monday, August 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,400

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 for comfort and reliability!"

Cons: "None that I can think of."

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

"I have always driven a Lincoln and they cannot be matched for comfort. For a full size luxury car the mpg is good. The longevity is great! These cars just keep going. Very good cars. I have driven and rode in smaller cars and you feel every pebble and bump not like a Lincoln that just glides down the road...."

19 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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