Normally I check reviews on carsurvey.org to see how positive they are for a car and how many would buy another model of the car. If more than 70% of reviewers say they’d buy another one and the majority of reviews are positive (rather than neutral or negative) I take that as a good sign. The Lincoln town car is 80%+ on reviewers giving it a positive review and/or saying they’d buy another one.
The problem is most of the positive reviews seem to revolve around comfort, I don’t see many people talking about the mechanical quality. But maybe that is because it doesn’t give them problems so they don’t comment. I don’t know, so I am wondering who here has owned one and what it was like.
I currently own a ford ranger and I am pretty happy with it mechanically. So if the town car combined the kind of reliability the Ranger has with a decent ride it would be nice.
The gas mileage isn’t great (17/23), with gas at $4/gallon. But that is about the same as my ranger gets and it uses 93 octane.
FWIW, reviews on luxury sedans like the Cadillac DeVille are extremely low, mostly due to reliability issues. So if reliability was an issue on the Lincoln you’d assume it would show up in the ratings.