The Truth About Cars » Lincoln Town Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Lincoln Town Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Doug Drives: What the Hell Are Old People Supposed to Buy? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/doug-drives-what-the-hell-are-old-people-supposed-to-buy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/doug-drives-what-the-hell-are-old-people-supposed-to-buy/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267721 When I was a kid, there was a plentiful selection of automobile choices for old people. There were Buicks. There were Cadillacs. There were Lincolns. There were Oldsmobiles. There were even a few Japanese cars that clearly catered to the elderly. “Enlarged Speedometer Font” was an actual option on more than one vehicle when I […]

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When I was a kid, there was a plentiful selection of automobile choices for old people. There were Buicks. There were Cadillacs. There were Lincolns. There were Oldsmobiles. There were even a few Japanese cars that clearly catered to the elderly. “Enlarged Speedometer Font” was an actual option on more than one vehicle when I […]

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Junkyard Find, Sajeev’s Bitter Tears Edition: Lincoln Town Car Cartier Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-sajeevs-bitter-tears-edition-lincoln-town-car-cartier-series/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-sajeevs-bitter-tears-edition-lincoln-town-car-cartier-series/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:10:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1214057 Mr. Mehta, lover of all things Ford (except, apparently, the Lincoln Mark VI), was quite put out by my failure to include the “Sajeev’s Bitter Tears” tag in the 1980 Mercury Capri Junkyard Find post last week. Not wanting to put him in a bad mood for the upcoming Houston 24 Hours of LeMons race, […]

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Mr. Mehta, lover of all things Ford (except, apparently, the Lincoln Mark VI), was quite put out by my failure to include the “Sajeev’s Bitter Tears” tag in the 1980 Mercury Capri Junkyard Find post last week. Not wanting to put him in a bad mood for the upcoming Houston 24 Hours of LeMons race, […]

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Piston Slap: Panther Love Crashes a Monsoon Wedding? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-panther-love-crashes-monsoon-wedding/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-panther-love-crashes-monsoon-wedding/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 12:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1066258   TTAC Commentator thirty-three writes: Hi Sajeev, Not sure if this fits into your usual line of questions, but I’m looking for suggestions on renting a car for my upcoming wedding. My problem is that here in Vancouver, BC, I can’t find anyone who rents premium vehicles like a Benz or a Jaguar. Really expensive […]

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  TTAC Commentator thirty-three writes: Hi Sajeev, Not sure if this fits into your usual line of questions, but I’m looking for suggestions on renting a car for my upcoming wedding. My problem is that here in Vancouver, BC, I can’t find anyone who rents premium vehicles like a Benz or a Jaguar. Really expensive […]

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Piston Slap: Get Ready to Lose Much More! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-get-ready-to-lose-much-more-c-class/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-get-ready-to-lose-much-more-c-class/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:33:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=943113   TTAC Commentator LordMurdoc writes: Sajeev, I’m finally ready to lose my BORING 2002 Geo Prizm. Checking eBay for older Lexus LS or a Mercedes C-class(about 2004-2006) . If I went with the Merc with the gasoline V6, what type of Gremlins might I expect to attack me when my wallet is most vulnerable? The […]

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  TTAC Commentator LordMurdoc writes: Sajeev, I’m finally ready to lose my BORING 2002 Geo Prizm. Checking eBay for older Lexus LS or a Mercedes C-class(about 2004-2006) . If I went with the Merc with the gasoline V6, what type of Gremlins might I expect to attack me when my wallet is most vulnerable? The […]

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Myths and Legends: Lincoln Town Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/myths-legends-lincoln-town-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/myths-legends-lincoln-town-car/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:02:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=875905 The late model Panther cars offer a unique combination of fairly modern driving characteristics and the classic feel of RWD, body-on-frame vehicle. With their longevity and durability, cheap parts and surprisingly frugal 4.6 Modular engine, they are even quite cheap to run. Of course, that’s all true if you believe the hagiography of the Panther so […]

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The late model Panther cars offer a unique combination of fairly modern driving characteristics and the classic feel of RWD, body-on-frame vehicle. With their longevity and durability, cheap parts and surprisingly frugal 4.6 Modular engine, they are even quite cheap to run. Of course, that’s all true if you believe the hagiography of the Panther so […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1979-lincoln-continental-town-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1979-lincoln-continental-town-car/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=872386 Malaise Era Lincolns are common sightings in high-turnover pull-yer-part wrecking yards these days, since there’s not much interest in preserving these cars. We saw an extremely clean 1976 Town Car in California a few months back (it’s still on the yard, and very few parts have been pulled since I photographed it), and now I’ve […]

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Malaise Era Lincolns are common sightings in high-turnover pull-yer-part wrecking yards these days, since there’s not much interest in preserving these cars. We saw an extremely clean 1976 Town Car in California a few months back (it’s still on the yard, and very few parts have been pulled since I photographed it), and now I’ve […]

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Hammer Time: The Rise And The Fall Of The Panthers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/hammer-time-the-rise-and-the-fall-of-the-panthers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/hammer-time-the-rise-and-the-fall-of-the-panthers/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:08:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=639009 When you think of a cop car or a taxi, chances are this vehicle will pop in your mind. Now think of the cars that old people drive. No not Camrys! Get that thought off your mind right now mister! Well, come to think of it, that’s a big part of the problem. If any […]

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When you think of a cop car or a taxi, chances are this vehicle will pop in your mind. Now think of the cars that old people drive. No not Camrys! Get that thought off your mind right now mister! Well, come to think of it, that’s a big part of the problem. If any […]

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Greek Gods and Dead Presidents: Why Ford Doesn’t Care About Making “Real” Lincolns http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/greek-gods-and-dead-presidents-why-ford-doesnt-care-about-making-real-lincolns/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/greek-gods-and-dead-presidents-why-ford-doesnt-care-about-making-real-lincolns/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:56:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497637 Please welcome TTAC reader John Mohr (username J.Emerson) and his guest contribution to our site In 2004, my family decided to replace our soon-to-be-off-lease Ford Focus Wagon with another Ford product, having been quite satisfied with our little five-door. This being the height of the Bush-era full-size SUV binge, we were barraged with row upon […]

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Please welcome TTAC reader John Mohr (username J.Emerson) and his guest contribution to our site In 2004, my family decided to replace our soon-to-be-off-lease Ford Focus Wagon with another Ford product, having been quite satisfied with our little five-door. This being the height of the Bush-era full-size SUV binge, we were barraged with row upon […]

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The Wire Supports Panther Love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/the-wire-supports-panther-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/the-wire-supports-panther-love/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:40:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494699 (NSFW for language) Having just picked up a Lincoln MKZ , I can’t help but recall the immortal words of the pokwer playing gentleman “I like me a Town Car – man look quiet and correct in one of them.” Truer words have never been spoken. I am not quite sure the MKZ confers quite […]

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(NSFW for language) Having just picked up a Lincoln MKZ , I can’t help but recall the immortal words of the pokwer playing gentleman “I like me a Town Car – man look quiet and correct in one of them.” Truer words have never been spoken. I am not quite sure the MKZ confers quite […]

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Doug’s Comparison: Lincoln MKT vs. Lincoln Town Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/dougs-comparison-lincoln-mkt-vs-lincoln-town-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/dougs-comparison-lincoln-mkt-vs-lincoln-town-car/#comments Mon, 20 May 2013 15:54:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489030 I recently wrote an article entitled “Lincoln Can and Will Come Back,” in which I insisted that Lincoln would, someday soon, rise from the ashes and return to its rightful place as a top luxury brand for people who can’t afford an Infiniti. Many of you thought I was crazy, largely because Lincoln’s lineup consists […]

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I recently wrote an article entitled “Lincoln Can and Will Come Back,” in which I insisted that Lincoln would, someday soon, rise from the ashes and return to its rightful place as a top luxury brand for people who can’t afford an Infiniti. Many of you thought I was crazy, largely because Lincoln’s lineup consists […]

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Trackday Diaries: Have to see a man about a dog. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/trackday-diaries-have-to-see-a-man-about-a-dog/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/trackday-diaries-have-to-see-a-man-about-a-dog/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:14:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478936 “Say, Rodney,” I inquired via phone, “I wonder if you might be interested in helping me look at a Town Car in Pataskala for a guy in Czechoslovakia.” “I wonder,” Rodney responded, “if you might be interested in bringing a pair of motherf**king McChicken sandwiches over to where I’m staying at so that it might […]

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“Say, Rodney,” I inquired via phone, “I wonder if you might be interested in helping me look at a Town Car in Pataskala for a guy in Czechoslovakia.” “I wonder,” Rodney responded, “if you might be interested in bringing a pair of motherf**king McChicken sandwiches over to where I’m staying at so that it might […]

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Lincoln Launches Ecoboost Town Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/lincoln-launches-ecoboost-town-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/lincoln-launches-ecoboost-town-car/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455217 Sorry Panther fans, this is not the Town Car you are looking for. We are, of course, talking about the MKT Town Car, the apostate unibody crossover Town Car-in-name-only that is as popular with Panther fans as Salman Rushdie is with Iranian mullahs. The two-box Townie will be available with Ford’s 2.0L 4-cylinder Ecoboost and […]

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Sorry Panther fans, this is not the Town Car you are looking for. We are, of course, talking about the MKT Town Car, the apostate unibody crossover Town Car-in-name-only that is as popular with Panther fans as Salman Rushdie is with Iranian mullahs. The two-box Townie will be available with Ford’s 2.0L 4-cylinder Ecoboost and […]

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Take A Chance On E(85) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/take-a-chance-on-e85/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/take-a-chance-on-e85/#comments Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=369951 You’ve heard the old joke about ham and eggs, right? The chicken is involved, and the pig is committed? Well, I’m going to give ethanol a shot for a while and report the details to all of you. I’m involved, and my Town Car is committed. There are three E85 stations within five miles of […]

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You’ve heard the old joke about ham and eggs, right? The chicken is involved, and the pig is committed? Well, I’m going to give ethanol a shot for a while and report the details to all of you. I’m involved, and my Town Car is committed. There are three E85 stations within five miles of […]

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Panther Appreciation Week: Wheelbase Wackiness, Wixom Wistfulness http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/panther-appreciation-week-wheelbase-wackiness-wixon-wistfulness/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/panther-appreciation-week-wheelbase-wackiness-wixon-wistfulness/#comments Wed, 22 Sep 2010 14:37:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=366401 In the magical half-fortnight festival of full-size Fords known to all and sundry as Panther Appreciation Week, the most fortuitous things can occur for the True Believers. The obstacles before our durable front suspensions are laid low and the rough path is made smooth before the live axles of our minds, which is how I […]

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In the magical half-fortnight festival of full-size Fords known to all and sundry as Panther Appreciation Week, the most fortuitous things can occur for the True Believers. The obstacles before our durable front suspensions are laid low and the rough path is made smooth before the live axles of our minds, which is how I […]

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Panther Appreciation Week: The Way We Roll Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/panther-appreciation-week-the-way-we-roll-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/panther-appreciation-week-the-way-we-roll-now/#comments Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:45:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=366159 “Hipstamatic” photo by Adam Barrera, taken in front of the Thurman Cafe This is my 2009 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited. I bought it from Josh Lewis, the long-haired North Carolina socialite who runs Raw Autos. This is “Panther Appreciation Week”, where I (and perhaps *cough* Sajeev *cough* others) will discuss our history with Ford’s […]

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“Hipstamatic” photo by Adam Barrera, taken in front of the Thurman Cafe This is my 2009 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited. I bought it from Josh Lewis, the long-haired North Carolina socialite who runs Raw Autos. This is “Panther Appreciation Week”, where I (and perhaps *cough* Sajeev *cough* others) will discuss our history with Ford’s […]

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Town Car Comes To A Halt At 490,789 Miles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/town-car-comes-to-a-halt-at-490789-miles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/town-car-comes-to-a-halt-at-490789-miles/#comments Wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:30:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364350 Here at TTAC, we just love to talk about the Panther-based Town Car. I’m personally a big fan, but the rest of the staff is not as fond of the last full-sized Lincoln. Whether you love or hate driving a TC, however, you have to admit that they are very durable vehicles. It’s no surprise, […]

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Here at TTAC, we just love to talk about the Panther-based Town Car. I’m personally a big fan, but the rest of the staff is not as fond of the last full-sized Lincoln. Whether you love or hate driving a TC, however, you have to admit that they are very durable vehicles. It’s no surprise, […]

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TTAC’s NHTSA Data Dive: 95 Cars Ranked In Rate Of Unintended Acceleration Complaints http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/ttacs-nhtsa-data-dive-95-cars-ranked-in-rate-of-unintended-acceleration-complaints/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/ttacs-nhtsa-data-dive-95-cars-ranked-in-rate-of-unintended-acceleration-complaints/#comments Sat, 27 Feb 2010 05:46:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346855 [Update 3: This post is now officially obsolete, having been supplanted by the much more accurate update here] [Update 2: In a new post, I have noted that 53% of Toyota UA complaints were filed after the mat advisory was issued on 9/29/09. The number used her are not adjusted for that. As soon as […]

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[Update 3: This post is now officially obsolete, having been supplanted by the much more accurate update here] [Update 2: In a new post, I have noted that 53% of Toyota UA complaints were filed after the mat advisory was issued on 9/29/09. The number used her are not adjusted for that. As soon as […]

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