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2000 Lincoln Town Car Trims


Avg. Price: $5,862

As its name implies, the Cartier trim was the crown jewel of the 2000 Lincoln Town Cars. With an upgraded list of standard equipment, it was a popular choice with domestic car buyers who would only settle for the best.

The Cartier received the stronger 220-horsepower V8 that was available as an option on the Signature trims. This engine's sidekick was a dual exhaust, which added to the look of this luxury sedan's impressive caboose.

Buyers of the Cartier had the option to add the Touring Sedan package, a grouping of performance-boosting components that made for the ultimate ride. In addition to larger (16-inch) tires on alloy wheels, it added improved axles, suspension, torque converter, and other items directly related to performance, as well as perforated leather upholstery. Individual options for this trim were a CD player, CD changer, power moonroof, mud flaps, daytime running lights, and a full-sized spare, as well as the ever-popular front seat heaters.

Cartier L

The biggest news for the Town Car in 2000 was the addition of the longer-wheelbase L versions of the Cartier and Executive trims. The Cartier L was truly the pinnacle among Town Cars for this model year, as it had it all: a maxed-out list of standard equipment, plus six more inches of space to enjoy it in. The extra legroom wasn't the only benefit; the additional length also provided wider door openings and a smoother ride.

The Cartier L trim came with other bonuses: heated seats (even for the rear), backseat auxiliary controls for climate and audio, a fold-away armrest with integrated storage, and, for truly maximum luxury, an ashtray fit for cigars and special mood-enhancing lighting.

The engine on the Cartier trims had a 15-horsepower edge over the standard Town Car V8 (220 horses vs. 205). Buyers could also have added a Touring Package, which added a couple dozen performance-enhancing components. Individual items available were a power moonroof, daytime running lights, a full-sized spare, and a CD player and changer.


44 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,118

The Executive trim was not your father's Lincoln Town Car, but rather your chauffeur's. It was made to be a limousine and fleet vehicle, and as such was not really marketed to your average deep-pocketed American retiree.

As the lowest-priced Town Car, it still contained a nice list of standard features, such as leather seats, heated power side mirrors, keyless entry, and a load-leveling twin-tube suspension. And, of course, it had the same generous interior space and deep trunk, perfect for Jeeves to fill up with suitcases for those runs to and from the airport.

The Executive trims were not eligible for the upgraded engine, a V8 that put out 15 more horses than the standard one for a total of 220. This relatively no-nonsense luxury sedan also was not eligible for the power moonroof option, although a manual one could have been added.

Executive L

Avg. Price: $5,797

Six more inches of length set the Executive L apart from the trim known simply as the Executive. This extra space translated mostly into rear legroom, where it was appreciated by the Very Important Passengers in this livery-minded land barge.

The extra-long full-sized luxury sedan was intended as a fleet vehicle as opposed to one for the general consumer. It was not open to a couple of options that the more expensive Signature and Cartier trims were privy to, namely a higher-powered engine (15 more horses) and power moonroof.

Still, its standard features were plush, as they included leather seating, keyless entry, traction control, and side-impact airbags. Systems that were upgraded for this model year were the steering, suspension, and transmission, and improvements were also made in the Town Car's aerodynamics and quietness.


74 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,028

The popular Signature trim of the 2000 Lincoln Town Car fell somewhere between basic and well-appointed - relatively speaking, of course. This Mama Bear among Town Cars was certainly well-appointed, although not quite to the same degree as the Cartier trim. Yet it was open to more options than the livery-bound Executive trim.

The main opportunity for improvement was the Touring Sedan package, highlighted by a more powerful (220 horsepower vs. 205) V8. This options package also gave the Signature 16-inch tires and upgraded alloy wheels, a revised suspension and torque converter, and other performance-oriented components. The leather upholstery was also upgraded, as was the interior finish, featuring a bird's-eye woodgrain material.

Separate optional equipment for this trim consisted of a power moonroof, 6-CD changer, and heaters for the front seats. On the outside the choices were mud flaps, daytime running lights, and a full-sized spare.