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2004 Lincoln Town Car

2004 Lincoln Town Car

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$962 — $13,570 USED
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Sedan
6 Seats
21 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Ride comfort
  • Five-star crash-test rating
  • Stability
  • Driving ease

The Bad

  • Brake performance
  • Seat support
  • Resale value
  • Price
  • Fuel economy

What to Know

about the 2004 Lincoln Town Car
  • 4.6-liter V-8
  • RWD layout
  • Body-on-frame construction
  • Formal look

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2004 Lincoln Town Car Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Lincoln’s rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan earned a substantial reworking for the 2003 model year. Flaunting a new stand-up hood ornament, the four-door Town Car grew noticeably more formal in appearance.

A new Ultimate model replaces the Cartier edition for 2004. The Signature sedan remains available, but the Executive model is now for fleet sales only. This year’s automatic transmission has higher torque capacity. A navigation system is optional on Ultimate models.

A traditional favorite of older buyers and limousine companies, the Town Car is also a profitable model for Ford. Last redesigned for 1998, this sedan is basically the last of its kind on the market. Many of the extended-length L editions go to limousine companies.

Exterior
The Town Car’s formal appearance comes courtesy of last year’s reshaped hood, fenders and quarter panels. Absent from the prior generation, a stand-up hood ornament returned. The chromed vertical-bar grille stands upright and is flanked by quad-beam halogen headlights.

Standard models are 215.4 inches long overall on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, while the extended-length L sedans measure 221.4 inches long overall with a 123.7-inch wheelbase. All models have 17-inch tires on aluminum wheels. Euroflange wheels promise a clean appearance because their wheel-balancing weights are concealed. A powered glass moonroof is optional.

Interior
The Town Car seats up to six people on a 40/20/40-split bench in the front. The seats are trimmed in premi...

Vehicle Overview
Lincoln’s rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan earned a substantial reworking for the 2003 model year. Flaunting a new stand-up hood ornament, the four-door Town Car grew noticeably more formal in appearance.

A new Ultimate model replaces the Cartier edition for 2004. The Signature sedan remains available, but the Executive model is now for fleet sales only. This year’s automatic transmission has higher torque capacity. A navigation system is optional on Ultimate models.

A traditional favorite of older buyers and limousine companies, the Town Car is also a profitable model for Ford. Last redesigned for 1998, this sedan is basically the last of its kind on the market. Many of the extended-length L editions go to limousine companies.

Exterior
The Town Car’s formal appearance comes courtesy of last year’s reshaped hood, fenders and quarter panels. Absent from the prior generation, a stand-up hood ornament returned. The chromed vertical-bar grille stands upright and is flanked by quad-beam halogen headlights.

Standard models are 215.4 inches long overall on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, while the extended-length L sedans measure 221.4 inches long overall with a 123.7-inch wheelbase. All models have 17-inch tires on aluminum wheels. Euroflange wheels promise a clean appearance because their wheel-balancing weights are concealed. A powered glass moonroof is optional.

Interior
The Town Car seats up to six people on a 40/20/40-split bench in the front. The seats are trimmed in premium leather. Panels of burl walnut appliqu� decorate the instrument panel and doors, and an elegant analog clock is displayed. Heated front seats and a wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel are standard in the Ultimate model.

In addition to the regular analog speedometer, a separate digital speedometer is installed. Standard equipment includes eight-way power for the driver and outboard passenger seats, power lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control and power-adjustable pedals. The Town Car can be equipped with the Lincoln Vehicle Communication System, which features voice-activated calling, roadside assistance and emergency notification.

Under the Hood
Lincoln’s 4.6-liter V-8 engine develops 239 horsepower and 287 pounds-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic is the sole transmission available.

Safety
Dual-stage front airbags, side-impact airbags and antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution are standard.

Driving Impressions
Within moments of starting off in the Town Car, last year’s steering and handling improvements become evident. Current models deliver a more secure, confident sensation than their predecessors by offering a greater kinship with the road. This sedan yields a surprisingly appealing driving experience.

The Town Car is especially easy to drive and exceptionally stable on the expressway, and it produces a smooth yet controlled ride. The sedan is also very quiet, but you can hear the engine. To a considerably greater degree than prior Town Cars, the new model hangs tight in curves. Braking is less pleasing as its pedal exhibited a long dead spot before the brakes became effective.

The seat bottoms are fairly long and well cushioned, but their support could be better. Raising the center console box provides seating space for three people in the front seat. Interior space is abundant, and rear legroom in the extended-length L sedan is massive.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
40 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

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(5.0)

Nothing but luxury

by rditto1 from Valparaiso, IN on December 6, 2020

I love the leather interior. V8 engine is smooth and has the get up and go you would expect. Big car with a lot of room too. Read full review

(5.0)

Love this beautiful smooth-ride vehicle

by DMFlo from Alabama on November 17, 2020

Gas mileage is good. Riding comfort great. Love my 2004 Lincoln Town Car. I've owned this car for almost a year and have put about 1,200 miles on it for total odometer miles of 61,000. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2004 Lincoln Town Car currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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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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