1990 Lincoln Town Car User Reviews

1990 Lincoln Town Car Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"storage" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Karl writes:
1990 Lincoln Town Car Base Review
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5

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The best full-size car, very well built, very practical.

Cons

5.0 engine is underpowered at times

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I Would Buy This Car Again, And Again, And Again. — 1990 Motor Trend Car of the Year. The last year of the underpowered push- rod 5.0L. ABS was optional (was made standard in 91). Handles like a boat and is the perfect car for long trips, it is very quiet and the rear seat is very plush. The overall quality of the car is exceptional, one of the highest quality cars ever made, latter years got cheaper and poorer quality. I average 14/21 city/highway. I occasionally tow my Baja Bug and get 15-18 on the freeway while towing. I change the oil every 4k with Motorcraft synthetic blend 10w- 30. The suspension is very soft so it cruises very well and the rear air spring keep it level no matter what you haul/tow.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Adam writes:
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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3

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Great looking and riding vehicle with plenty of space for passengers and cargo

Cons

Reliability is a major issue, Engine power seems lacking and some repairs are very expensive.

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I Recommend This Car For Anyone Who Needs A Comfortable Car With Lots Of Space — purchased my 1986 Lincoln Town Car after riding in a friends 89 model, I became obsessed and had to own one. The Interior in this vehicle is second to none in terms of spaciousness and comfort, the seats are so fully adjustable that anyone from my 6'1" height to a little old lady can easily drive this car and see over its massive hood. I also own a 1990 Cadillac Coupe de ville and I must say that the driver comfort in this vehicle exceeds that car while maintaining most of its amenities. I can easily fit 6 adults in this vehicle in comfort and would recommend it for family use. The car currently has 122,000 miles on it; yet the paint job still shines with only minor clear coat issues on the rear passenger door and tiny specs of surface rust on the rear fenders. The chrome still shines and the Rolls-Royce reminiscent front end with the big grille never fails to bring me pleasure. The cloth coach roof on this signature series model has begun to wear out, the stitching around the windows has come loose but there seems to be no danger of ripping or tearing. Overall the body and interior are in excellent condition for a car this age and mileage. Now for the not so great aspects of this car. Both driver side power windows have failed ($75 motor repairs), the cigarette lighter doesn't work in front (rears are fine), the power antenna no longer works,the air conditioner needs to be converted, and the radio is failing. The car has failed to start multiple times within two months and there seems to be an abundance of electrical problems with this car. I have replaced the: ignition coil, distributor, wiring harness, spark plugs, and battery at a cost of around $550. The biggest repair surprise was the heater core which required 6 hours of labor at a cost of about $500. The suspension leans to the passenger side (within Fords tolerance for now but probably not in the future), the front wheel bearing came loose, and the exhaust system is falling apart and will need to be completely replaced in the near future. The engine seems to lack power ( I can't even spin the rear wheels going uphill in the rain with the gas pedal to the floor and the brakes partially applied) and acceleration onto the highway takes forever. When I first bought this vehicle I knew it would need some repairs considering that it was 22 years old and had a lot of miles on it. I budgeted $1500 for this purpose but I believe I will soon exceed that benchmark with exhaust replacement costs. So you might wonder, "why keep fixing it?" This car rides like a dream and has space for anything or anyone I might want to transport and it gets more attention from onlookers than my Cadillac. Final Thoughts: If you are wondering about handling capabilities it is more nimble than it looks and has minimal body roll in normal driving situations with excellent braking capabilities despite lacking ABS. I feel confident driving this vehicle on curvy country roads with steep hills at 60 mph. For highway driving the vehicle feels like your sitting on your couch and cruising through your living room(I drive it 350 highway miles a week). If you want sports car handling and acceleration this car is 18.5 feet long and weighs more than two tons, get something smaller. If you can appreciate a fine luxury car and have time for repairs then I would recommend the 1986 Lincoln Town Car for you.

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Kelly writes:
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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5

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Classic look, lots of room and well built.

Cons

parking at the mall.

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This Earned Car Of The Year Award In 1990 And The Award Is Well Deserved. — This is one of the nicest cars I have owned. It is very reliable with surprisingly low maintenance cost. The air ride suspension provides a very stable ride and great handling. This is a great looking car and fun to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Enrique writes:
1990 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Review
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4

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Good engine, fit a ton of people... very comfortable. Safe. Good gas milage for a boat.

Cons

Slippery when wet... seriously... not a good vehicle to drive in the rain. Tranny sucked so bad.

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90 Town Car — Good car. Last year with the 5.0L before they went to the terrible 4.6 (ok not terrible, but not as good as the 302). Tons of torque in the low end... not a terrific amount of horsepower, but it could hit 120+. Very easy to spin the tires in the rain, or on dry pavement. Tons of room, quiet ride unless you stomped on it, in which case you get the nice sound of a well tuned 302. 22-27mpg freeway, 16-19 city. Not bad on the gas. Like the 88 could fit a ton of people in it. Trunk is huge. Comfortable seats. Also, like the 88, terrible transmission

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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5

Pros

Great on the highway.

Cons

Needs an old-school V8, 150 hp doesn't cut it, needs at least 300 hp

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Oh Yea — It may not be a German car, but it rides smoother and quieter that a BMW 7 series,

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Denise writes:
1990 Lincoln Town Car Base Review
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3

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Big, quiet, cushy interior. Trunk space that the Saprano's would have been proud to own, I figure at least 2 bodies maybe 3.

Cons

Nickle and Dimed me to death!  Ugly and got lousy gas mileage.  Was not unhappy to see this one sold.

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I Couldn't Aff.o.r.d. To Drive — Land shark with loads of luxury but no get up and go. Handled like a brick for the most part (in town), on the highway it was much better, but still not a fun zippy soulful experience.

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Ted writes:
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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4

Pros

Boulevard ride

Cons

Not very sporty....

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Annabelle — Annabelle, was a greta car, until she got too expensive to maintain. What a great ride, I put on all highway mileage before and after a new engine dropped in, and even got 22 mpg on highway. Most of my time dating my now wife was spent with good times in this car. I even had to drive it left footed after my ACL surgery, and that was a breeze (put my rt. foot up on bench seat) Over 100K on this one too.

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Jonathon writes:
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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5

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gas milage, safety, roominess, trunk size, overall performance

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none

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Great Customizing And Luxury Car — the 1990 lincoln Town Car 4dr Signature series is a great model for any teen to start with, why? well for number one the great safety rating the lincoln town car has a 5 star safety rating, the lincoln town car is built on a solid frame better than the ones today and is heavy enough to withstand the worst crashes, in a 5mph accident (i should know this one i was in one with my lincoln) front bumper to front bumper their was no damage seen on the lincoln town car, but on the 2005 gmc yukon the bumper was dented badly. the other thing that the lincoln proformed great at is its gas milage, yes it could be better with the gas prices the way they are but for a large luxury vehicle it gets excellent milage, 19 city, 23 hwy. it has a 5.0 liter V8 ford with all the luxuries. another intesting object on the 1990 lincoln town car is the instrument panel, instead of all analog instruments its all digital. the interior is extradnory excellent orginezed compared to todays vehicles. all in all the 1990 lincoln town car singature series 4dr luxury sedan is the best car that money can buy

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James writes:
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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5

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everything

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nothing

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Amazing Car — best car i ever had...all leather seats, dash, power everything very fast lots of power big engine 280 horse power... exstremly comfertible alot of room

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

It Is A Great Car By maxfli

The Town Car has performed as it was built to do. It is comfortable, fuel efficient for a conservative driver, and has had no mechanical problems. I am nota fan of vinyl tops but on this car but it do... Read More

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2010 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

Why You Want It So Bad.... By vikin1976

I prefer the look of either the Crown Vic or the Grand Marquis a bit better, but there's not much difference. The Town Car rear lights just don't do anything for me. Ride with any of the three is grea... Read More

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2009 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

Wish Every One Can Afford One Town Car By saki

A nice comfortable reliable soomth riding low cost American car. hope America make more and more car like this and make the price in range so that every one can afford this. There is so many luxury c... Read More

Lincoln Town Car By Zach

It was a geat car that i got to rent. It was great for the long road trip to NY and with unlimited miles it was great deal. Also it did surprisingly well on gas for a V8. Half a tank which is 9.5 gall... Read More

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2007 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

Great Car For Long Drives. By Oneton

The Lincoln Town Car is a great car. I wish Lincoln had just given it an engine and transmission upgrade to get more horsepower and updated the interior with modern options. I am not interested in any... Read More

Good Cruiser By derekn

im getting 21 mpg highway and around 16 in town, car doesnt have much pickup from dead stop, steering is like driving a boat. it has been a reliable car, very good looking and smooth down the highway,... Read More

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2006 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

Plesantly Supprised By oburrell

Hey am in no way a Ford guy but they really did a great job on these and there work vans. I was surprised to see how many of these cars are running strong with high mileage. I strongly recommend there... Read More

We Really Like Our '06 Lincoln Town Car. By teejay363

So far we're happy with it. We also have an '06 Grand Marquis LS. It's nice,but the Town Car is more smooth, comfy and roomy. Although the styling has been around for a long time, we think it's unclut... Read More

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