This vehicle has been amazing to own. I bought one back 3 years ago, and have put on over 60,000 miles on it without any issues. The ride quality is comparable to cars much more expensive. It is a beautiful car inside and out, and incredibly comfortable. I have gotten a million compliments on this vehicle, and everyone that has ridden in it has loved it. I am sad that these are discontinued, I wish Lincoln would keep at least one sedan in their lineup.
A fine automobile to take a look at.
This car has turned out to be a fine automobile. The ride superb, reminds me of the cars that family used to own back when cars were real. The design is amazing, makes you proud to drive this automobile. The engine seems to be fine, and has enough grunt to get out of the way. MPG seems good, local we average about 23.5, on the highway around 27.8.
Everything I desired in a car
Loving to drive it. Lots of bells and whistles to get used to. Great luxury ride. As a retired trucker I wanted a safe and comfortable ride. I got it in this car.
Because it's no longer made its resale value has probably dropped. Maybe that's a positive for a prospective buyer, but a negative for a present owner.
Fantastic Car! Luxurious, but still fun to drive!
I liked the body style on the Continental since the concept car and finally pulled the trigger on a Reserve model with all the bells and whistles. Only regret is not doing it sooner. I absolutely love the car, and have gotten several compliments on it. There is a noticeable difference however between the base models and the higher up ones, so be sure to check the specs/packages included when comparing. The 3.0 engine 400hp has plenty of oomph for the weekends but sedate enough for everyday driving. I would classify this as "luxury-sport" rather than "sport-luxury". I compared Cadillac CTS, BMW 5 series, Genesis G80 and Infinity Q70. The Continental and Q70 were the finalists. The Infiniti Q70's acceleration and handling were superb but the interior/technology were noticeably lacking vs the Continental. The exterior is beautiful (especially the back end) but the inside shines as well. The rear seats (with the package) in particular are enough to make you wish were a kid (or executive) in the backseat. Indeed, the first time my kids rode in it, they said "daddy bought us a limo" lol. There are a couple minor knobs that are borrowed from Ford, however they are to the side and not often used. So not an issue for me, but may be to some. Have only owned a couple weeks so cannot speak to reliability, but with Lincoln certified I'm not worried about it. All in all, Lincoln has made some big strides in last few years and is no longer a boring afterthought or senior citizen brand (I am 37 yr old male). If unsure give one a drive, you'll like it!
It's unfortunate that domestic luxury brands don't hold their value. It also means you get a LOT of luxury features for a lot less money. The twin turbo V6 performs well but the transmission is better off in sport mode to take advantage of the power. The adaptive cruise control works well but it can be tricked if the vehicle ahead suddenly moves out of the way during deceleration.
I just bought a 2017 Continental Black Label.
I just purchased a 3 year old Continental Black Label. It is Rhapsody Blue with the Chalet theme interior. It is LOADED! Every option except the rear seat control package. I love the massaging seats, programable start- including being able to detect air temperaure and adjusting the temperature of the air flow based on external temperature. I have driven Cadillac Devilles, Fleetwoods, Lincoln Town Cars, but this one beats them all- hands down! As the advertisemts used to say- it is "What a luxury car should be."
There is no better luxury vehicle for the money
I love the way this vehicle looks and rides. I am a Mercedes Benz owner and sales person. When my 17 old little girl received her driver's license , I wanted to get her a Honda or Toyota but she insisted to get the keys to daddy's 1999 C43 AMG, so that left me to find another car. I wanted to get back into a large luxury sedan. I have owned a Town Car and a Grand Marquis back in my younger days. Sense then, I have owned several Mercedes and Audi vehicles. Being that I am on a budget I wanted to focus on Certified vehicles. Being a Mercedes sales associate, I naturally looked at a certified 2017 S550, and I also took a drive in the 2017 Cadillac CT6 . I drove all 3 vehicles for extended time and the 2017 S550 was nice, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 was just not on the same level. It drove ok but the build quality was not on par with both the Continental or the S550. Both the S550 and Continental have all the features you could ask for and the Continental has massaging , heated and cooled seats for both front and back passengers. The S550 was 15,000 more expensive than the Continental that I purchased. I love the way this Continental Rides and Drives and with 28,000 miles and an original MSRP of over 76k the $32,500 that I paid in my opinion is a steal of a deal. If you are in the market for a large luxury cruiser, you need to take a look at the Lincoln Continental before it is gone as Lincoln has decided to focus on SUV segment, and has discontinued both their Sedans.
I Love It So Far
This car is a level above any other car I've ever owned. It is so refined, so quiet, so smooth. It is *almost* everything I could hope for. The only drawback is that the car shimmies a little every time it hits a bump. A car at this level should be 100% smooth. In every other way, though, it really is an utterly superb car.
Very comfortable seating. For someone who might have back issues, this vehicle allows you to custom set the driver's seat so that it helps you while driving.