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2000 Lincoln Town Car

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2000 Lincoln Town Car Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Lincoln’s most popular model stays the course for 2000, getting only a handful of minor changes for the new model year. The rear-drive Town Car is the most traditional of Lincoln’s current lineup, offering convenience and luxury in a full-size package that appeals to an older crowd. The average buyer age, according to Lincoln, is 68.

Town Car’s archrival, the front-drive Cadillac DeVille, has a new design this year. Town Car’s last overhaul was for the 1998 model year. Sales of the Town Car have been sliding in recent years, but Lincoln says it will continue to offer the car as long as there is sufficient demand.

Exterior
At 215 inches overall, the rear-drive Town Car has 8 more inches of sheet metal than the front-drive DeVille. When the Town Car was redesigned for 1998, it lost 3 inches of body length while gaining rounder, softer styling.

The Town Car is built on a stretched version of the platform used for the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis. Lincoln’s version is 3 inches longer in wheelbase (117.7 inches) and about 3 inches longer overall than its Ford and Mercury counterparts.

Interior
With its long wheelbase and wide interior, the Town Car provides ample room for occupants to lounge — at least the ones in the outboard seats. The middle seats straddle the driveshaft tunnel and have less legroom and comfort than other positions. The split front bench seat and wide rear bench coddle the outboard passengers by compa...

Vehicle Overview
Lincoln’s most popular model stays the course for 2000, getting only a handful of minor changes for the new model year. The rear-drive Town Car is the most traditional of Lincoln’s current lineup, offering convenience and luxury in a full-size package that appeals to an older crowd. The average buyer age, according to Lincoln, is 68.

Town Car’s archrival, the front-drive Cadillac DeVille, has a new design this year. Town Car’s last overhaul was for the 1998 model year. Sales of the Town Car have been sliding in recent years, but Lincoln says it will continue to offer the car as long as there is sufficient demand.

Exterior
At 215 inches overall, the rear-drive Town Car has 8 more inches of sheet metal than the front-drive DeVille. When the Town Car was redesigned for 1998, it lost 3 inches of body length while gaining rounder, softer styling.

The Town Car is built on a stretched version of the platform used for the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis. Lincoln’s version is 3 inches longer in wheelbase (117.7 inches) and about 3 inches longer overall than its Ford and Mercury counterparts.

Interior
With its long wheelbase and wide interior, the Town Car provides ample room for occupants to lounge — at least the ones in the outboard seats. The middle seats straddle the driveshaft tunnel and have less legroom and comfort than other positions. The split front bench seat and wide rear bench coddle the outboard passengers by comparison.

Wide, tall doors make it easy to get in or out, and all models come with standard leather upholstery and lavish amounts of comfort and convenience features. The trunk holds 20.6 cubic feet of luggage, though most of that comes from a deep center well that is awkward to load or unload because the spare tire hangs over the back side.

Under the Hood
A 200-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 and four-speed automatic transmission are standard in the Executive and Signature models. A 215-horsepower version of that engine with dual exhausts is standard in the top-shelf Cartier model and included with the Touring Package available on the Signature.

Safety
Standard safety features include side-impact airbags for the front seats, anti-lock brakes and traction control.

Performance
The Town Car lost a little size and weight in its last redesign and gained some athletic ability. It is still a large, cushy, traditional American luxury car but far more agile and manageable than previous versions. The new DeVille feels more refined and powerful, so those who are interested should compare before they decide.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

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(5.0)
Value For The Money
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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Town Car received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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