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1988 Lincoln Town Car BaseReview
Lastplace writes:
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Second Owner — Great design looks nice good motor 5.0 Only thing is the door motors are not easy to work on unless you use a drill. big and spacey insides will hold up to six people easy. Everything about this car seems easy to fix with the exceptions of a few things here an there.

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

Pros: original motor

Cons: All of the windows don't let down

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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1988 Lincoln Town Car SignatureReview
Nick writes:
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Good Car, Fairly Reliable. — i got my 700 dollars worth i think-but turning into a money pit slowly. I guess all cars are like that. I love it though, and im sure it will be here for awhile longer. Love to have another one someday. Wish i had radio.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great car, needs radio. LOL

Cons: NO RADIO.

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1988 Lincoln Town CarReview
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1988 Town Car — First car... bought it for $500 in 2006. It was an ok student car. Good engine (302) but they should have put the DOHC in the town car... not the crappy OHV. Transmission sucked. Seriously. But the trunk was big, could fit a ton of people in it.... sucked in the rain though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I could run over crap and it wouldn't matter. Bulletproof engine. Could fit like 10 people in it.  Torqy. Could spin the tires with a touch of the pedal.

Cons: Transmission sucked so bad. Terrible traction too.

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1988 Lincoln Town CarReview
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My First Car — This car had over 200,000 miles on it. The 5.0 engine still had great power after all the years. People thought this rusty hunk of junk was going to fall apart. It sure treated me well! It was my first car and loved big daddy!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Ghetto Cruiser

Cons: Gas Mileage

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1988 Lincoln Town CarReview
tsdragg writes:
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Looks And Runs Great... — Rides nice, style and profile, just hard to get parts, have to have patients electric system needs to be re-vamped; has gremlins... changed out rear air bags for air shocks adjustable makes a big difference minimal cost to maintain digital dash can have issues at times

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: nice on hwy drives

Cons: Electrical issues/ gas gauge not working all the time

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1988 Lincoln Town CarReview
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My Town Car Is Black W/black Carrage Roof & Loads Of Chrome ( A Real Head Turner ) — This is my third Lincoln and this one is a Town Car . I am the second owner of this fine automobile.It had 139,000 miles on it when I bought it. I put new Michelin tires on it and then I drove it 400 miles, but before I left on that trip I checked the oil level in the pan. It was right up there where it was supposed to be. Upon arriving at my destination I checked the oil level again and there it was right up there where it was before I left home. O K you want me to rate this car ? I personally cannot understand why sombody would want to sell one of these except maybe to upgrade to a newer version of a one-of-a-kind ride like this one. I can tell you one thing though if you have ever driven a Lincoln you won't want to drive a Cadillac that is for sure! Friends asked me when did I get this car and I tell them that this is not a car It's a LINCOLN ! Why drive a car when you can drive a Lincoln !

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Smoothest ride of any automobile

Cons: I don't know of any.>>>>Do you ?

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1988 Lincoln Town CarReview
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Everyone Needs One — this car has 330,000 original miles on it and runs string as ever. will it ever die? i don't know but it doesn't seem like it. i think everybody needs one or maybe even two. it's awesome. this is a car i will never get rid of.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: it's awesome

Cons: buy two

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1988 Lincoln Town CarReview
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The Gold Dabloon — was my cruiser. It was a gift from an elder in my family - a luxurious change from the Cavalier, and it was fast as hell. During a spat with my folks, I left the house angry (don't do it kids) and left 80' tire marks up the street. I went through some hard times in my life while owning that car and seeing photos of it makes me remember how hard I worked to get to where I am.

Pros: Really comfortable, you recognize it when you see it, fun to drive...

Cons: Really comfortable, you recognize it when you see it, fun to drive... I picked up 2 speeding tickets in 3 months on the same road from the same cop.  He also greeted me one morning when I accidently parked it on top of a snow bank.

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1988 Lincoln Town Car Review
Guru9TS51 says:
vs1991 Volvo 240
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Power Ranked 1991 Volvo 240 worse.
"Just so much fuel pedal and it will not let you down when you push the pedal down"
Front Seats Ranked 1991 Volvo 240 worse.
"Comfortable like sitting on a couch"
Family Car Ranked 1991 Volvo 240 worse.
"More room for 4 or 5 regular size people"
Value Ranked 1991 Volvo 240 better.
"The price is very nice"

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2011 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

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2010 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

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2009 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

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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

2008 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

Review By Guru369VK

I am very satisfied with my Lincoln Town Car. I have driven Lincoln Town Cars for the past 30 years. Read More

Review By F117VET

I just happen to like this model. Prefer newer (up to 2011). Read More

2007 Lincoln Town Car Reviews

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This is an excellent value and priced just right too. Read More

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