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Great Condition Early 80s Lincoln — I absolutely love this car. it only has 76k original miles and was purchased from an older couple that had it stored in a garage for many year untouched. but there lies the problem. after sitting for so long ive had to replace many parts, mostly brake related. Its a great project car but I don't have the $ for a project, I need a daily driver!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very nice riding car with lots of room.

Cons: very hard to find new parts.

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1981 Lincoln Town CarReview

A Good Starter Classic —

The 80s Lincolns really show that America used to know how to build cars. This car is a beautifully manufactured piece of machinery. In the 80s the Lincoln was right up there with Cadillac in design - luxurious, roomy, sleek, and well designed. It is one of the rare early 80s cars to have power doors/locks and power seats. It's also quite vintage complete with an 8-Track player. My personal car is a very rare 2 door Town Coupe - the doors honestly weigh about as much as a small Civic... I call it the pimp mobile, as it is has a fitting black pearl coat with hand painted red pin striping down the sides and hood. My car has a small 302 V8. It takes a bit to get it going due to its sheer weight, however, when you open it up, it goes and goes. Lincoln also made these cars with a 351 V8. As my car has the smaller cc the gas mileage isn't as horrible as one might think. I average between 18-20 nearing 22 on the highway. One thing you need to remember is that you have to make an appointment to stop this thing. Stopping fast in a Lincoln is really an oxymoron... On back roads and around town, you're really driving this to get looks, where it is really amazing is on long trips. You could be topping 80mph, and thinking you're only going 65. It's such a smooth ride - really feels like you've put a steering wheel on your king size bed. I usually throw on a fedora and a suit when bringing this car to a show to really play the part... Older cars are easy and cheap to maintain. The entire computer in this thing is about the size of box of chocolates. The engine compartment is HUGE and can, if necessary, be lived in. All parts of the engine are extremely accessible and can be replaced/cleaned easily and quickly. If you are looking for a good cheap classic to get, any early 80s cars should do the trick. They're not as expensive to maintain or simply buy like a 60s or 70s muscle car, but still fun to own. This Town Coupe has really worked out for me.

Pros: Sheer beauty and drivability

Cons: Fast stopping - not gonna happen.

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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 not a fan of vinyl tops but on this car but it d... Read More

2010 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

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

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

2009 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

Casualty Of The Way Forward. Save The Town Cars! By cowtowncar

What is not to like? It is a land yacht that runs on regular gas. I average 19 plus MPG combined and have seen 24 on long highway trips. The dealer bats 1000 in every area of service but front end. I ... Read More

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

2008 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

Affordable Luxury By ru2519v

My overall experience in owning a 2008 Lincoln Town car has been very positive. This vehicle performs extremely well, especially on those longer road trips. There's ample leg room for all passengers a... Read More

2007 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

Review By Alleluia

best 6 passenger sedan made in last decade 2003-2011 town car Read More

Very Nice Luxury Car By NewLuxuryLincoln

This was a very nice car. It rode well, felt nice and was worth the money for the time we owned it. I'm glad someone else who will enjoy this car hopefully for many years ended up finding and buying... Read More

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