1997 Lincoln Town Car User Reviews

1997 Lincoln Town Car Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 1997 Lincoln Town Car reviews.

Michael writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Review
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5

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Soft, pillowy ride, roomy cabin, huge trunk, runs on regular gas.

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Sucks gas, but expected from a large car.  Oddball factory audio system.

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I Have No Reason To Buy This Car. — Yet I bought it anyway. I can rationalize that I needed a bigger car, with actual back seats, for when people visit from out of town. Truthfully, it'd be more economical to rent a larger car when need arises. I can rationalize that I needed a winter car when it's cold outside. Truth is with it's small cabin, thin firewall, and cloth seats, the Miata will warm up a lot quicker than this. With both cars being rear drive with no traction control, the Lincoln might have a slight advantage in rare Georgia icy conditions only because of the sheer amount of metal I have around me due to its size. I drive them both nearly equally, though I favor the Town Car more for longer interstate commutes because it'll burn less gas than in mixed driving. But I do enjoy this car and don't regret buying it. It's been rock solid so far. There's an open Ford recall on the cruise control module that needs to be done. The part is on national back order so right now the cruise control and horn don't work. CC isn't entirely necessary in Atlanta traffic, but a horn would be nice. My middle finger is getting tired. I love the soft ride aided by the air suspension. I specifically wanted a Town Car just for that reason, something diametrically opposed to a Miata riding on 40-series 17s. And the trunk, it's comically huge. I only keep a small ice scraper in it. Plenty of room for a subwoofer. Service date: 12 October 2007 to present. Gasoline used: 87 octane over 2100 miles, averaging 20.66 mpg. Per gallon price ranged from $2.639 (10/19/07) to $2.959 (12/30/07).

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Mike writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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5

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the ride, the looks, the sound system

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only complaint I have is the door hinges weren't adequate to support the heavy doors. They'll have to be replaced at some point.

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I Wish To Hell They'd Resurrect This Body Style And Paint Color. — I've owned five Town Cars in my life: two 88s, a 94, 95 and this one, the last of its kind before Lincoln rounded off all the edges. Many consider them vehicles for the graying. But I adore this lap of luxury. Always have!

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dasidaniels writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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5

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Very reliable, roomy, attractive and comfortable.

Cons

I wish it had tighter steering.

dasidaniels
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I Love My Town Car It Has Been Like A Good Old Friend To Me. — My Town Car has been one of the best cars that I have ever owned. I wish that it could last for the rest of my life. With over 200,000 miles on it I am pleased with the longevity so far.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JonyB writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Executive Review
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4

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Great luxury car with plenty of room, like riding a plane!

Cons

Inner city driving can be costly

JonyB
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If You Want A Nice Roomy Car To Go Out On The Town In Or Vacation, This Is The One! — I have gotten great feedback on the look of this car. I have had to make a few minor repairs, yet the transmission and engine are very strong. It is great to drive, I want to keep it, but I need more room. The 22" rims makes it stand out. Gas wise it great on the road, but okay in the city if you keep up the maintainence.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Review
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5

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6 body trunk

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Gas Mileage

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97 Town Car — This is the highway cruiser. Cant wait to make the trip to LA. wife car gets 25-30 mpg. I can get that also, but in luxury. Yes it will get that on the freeway, just gotta draft and cruise.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chris writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Review
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5

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Semi-fast for its size, easy to mod up

Cons

it is really heavy and therefore not as fast as it could be

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Town Car Rocks Lol — This car is awesome, it can take a beating and is a blast to drive. lots of room, 4 doors, big trunk, nice sound system, looks pretty sweet, good engine to make fast and is reliable. Mobster car for sure.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Micah writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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4

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Comfort, reliabilty.

Cons

If you're looking for performance, don't get one of these.

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Great Commuter If 20 Miles A Gallon Is Acceptable. — Pinnacle of straight luxury. Don't think you can race in one of these, but you won't be hurting for power getting on a freeway or up a hill. Slow down for turns... way down. It's two tons on car on a truck frame. Easy ride like driving a leather couch on a pillowed suspension. Gas mileage isn't as bad as an SUV, so for a lot of freeway miles, you could do a lot worse.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Executive Review
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3

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smooth ride, comfortable seats, good power

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stereo, big and hard to park

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Town Car — Very smooth riding, enough power for its size, reliable overall its a good car. there are a few things that could have been improved like the stereo not so exciting, but its made up but superbly comfortable seats. i wouldnt buy it but i didnt ming having it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ohill writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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5

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smooth ride, good gas mileage, beautiful car excellent condition see review above left

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none

ohill
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I Love Lincolns — I liked the ride, the available space and the fact that I got fairly good gas mileage for a large car. It was enjoyable to drive. This is my 2nd Lincoln Town Car and the 6th in my immediate family. I would recommend to everyone. I \t was in excellent condition no repairs needed no rattles.

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Alex writes:
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature Review
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5

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Powerful engine, built like a tank, comfortable interior

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Gas mileage, turning radius, super sized

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1997 Lincoln Town Car — When someone looks at my 97 Town Car, they don't view it as a threat. However, this car is a trooper. I beat my friend's 1999 Audi A6 in a 0-60 drag the first month I had it. It can get there in under 9 seconds, which is pretty good for such a heavy car. The wheel turns like butter, but the radius could be better, but braking is pretty good. This car is built like a tank, durable and strong. However, this car is built with style. It doesn't look as streamline as new cars, but it stands out in a crowd. Warning: if you buy this car, expect to pay 70 dollars for a fill up in the meantime averaging 13 city 20 highway. But, if you dont mind gas, you will love this car!!!

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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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2009 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

Wish Every One Can Afford One Town Car By saki

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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

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

Love It By mjandi829

this car is a great car, I have always owned lincolns and loved them! I used this to transport my grandchildren and had taken it out of state on vacations, never had any problems with it always ran li... Read More

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2005 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

It's Like Driving A Luxury Yacht On The Road By captainreds

Performance, beautiful lines, and the power of a tried , and proven Big V-8 engine. Driving on long trips to Las Vegas were a breeze. You would never run out of trunk space with it's full size tire un... Read More

Highway Cruiser By limmoman

I'd drive this car to the moon if I could. Has enough power to haul 6 people with luggage and not notice the extra weight. Has huge brakes to stop even with load. Car has pleasing appearance withou... Read More

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