2006 Lincoln Town Car

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$42,055

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2006 Lincoln Town Car

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Brake performance
  • Seat support
  • Resale value of some models
  • Price
  • Fuel economy

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2006 Lincoln Town Car trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 239-hp, 4.6-liter V-8
  • RWD
  • Body-on-frame construction
  • Formal appearance
  • Regular- or extended-length bodies

2006 Lincoln Town Car review: Our expert's take

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’s appearance grew noticeably more formal.

For 2006, Lincoln offers Signature, Signature Limited, Designer and Signature L trim levels. The Signature L sedan is 6 inches longer than its mates, both overall and in wheelbase length. Three additional series are available for limousine and livery use.

Two new body colors and a pair of new two-tone paint schemes are available for 2006. The Town Car’s new wheel selection includes machined-aluminum units with 10 or 12 spokes, as well as an 18-spoke chromed-aluminum wheel. New front crash-severity sensors were installed for 2005, and the front passenger seat got occupant-weight and seat-track-position sensors.

Exterior
The Town Car’s formal appearance leads off with a chrome vertical-bar grille that’s flanked by quad-beam halogen headlights. A stand-up ornament is mounted at the front of the hood. High-intensity-discharge headlights are optional on uplevel models. Large taillamps bring up the rear.

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. Whitewall tires, two-tone paint and a powered glass moonroof are optional.

Interior
Equipped with a 40/20/40-split front bench seat, the Town Car seats up to six occupants. The seats are trimmed in premium leather. Panels with burl walnut appliqu� decorate the instrument panel and doors, and an elegant analog clock is installed.

Standard equipment includes eight-way power seats for the driver and outboard front passenger, power lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals and extended rear parking assist. Heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inserts are standard in the Signature Limited model.

Designer sedans feature Provence leather seating surfaces and adjustable rear head restraints. The extended-length Signature L has heated rear seats, a folding rear armrest, remote audio and climate controls, and rear-located controls for the outboard front passenger seat. Lincoln’s optional navigation system incorporates THX-Certified audio and a six-CD changer.

Under the Hood
The Town Car’s 4.6-liter V-8 develops 239 horsepower and 287 pounds-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic is the sole transmission available. All-speed traction control is standard.

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

Driving Impressions
Current models deliver a more secure, confident sensation than pre-2003 Town Cars by offering a greater connection with the road. This sedan yields a surprisingly appealing driving experience.

Town Cars are exceptionally stable on the expressway and especially easy to drive; they deliver a smooth yet controlled ride. The sedan is very quiet, but you can hear the engine. Braking is less pleasing because the pedal may exhibit a long dead spot before the brakes become effective.

Interior space is abundant, and rear legroom in the extended-length L sedan is massive. The seat bottoms are fairly long and well cushioned, but support could be better.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

2006 Towncar signature limited is a amazing !

Just bought a 2006 signature limited Towncar this car the best I ve ever had got it from. Cadillac dealer was a trade in own by a older guy that he did. Fantastic job taken care of it from the inside out side engine is super clean mo leaks everything works I’m happy with this purchase!!! Runs like a dream !!!!

5.0

BEST CAR EVER MADE!!

THE LINCOLN TOWN CAR WAS TOP 5 OF THE BEST CARS EVER MADE!! ELEGANT CLASSIC YET TUFF AS IT GETS. THAT ENGINE CAN GO OVER A MILLION MILES. A HUGE LOSS . REST IN PEACE ....THE LINCOLN TOWN CAR.

4.6

Best Bang For The Buck

Full framed, RWD, 4 door, V8. Only kind of vehicle I've ever, or will ever purchase. Well, except for a '68 Camaro and '66 GTO. Been driving for almost 50 years, and never a new car, or car payment. I repair my own as much as possible, which is why I stick with the Panther, or similar, platform. The few repairs they ever need are easy to do, and parts are plentiful and cheap. No reason to settle for a Grand Marquis, (though I've owned several) when the Town Car can be had for close to the same price. Can't get a sunroof in a G. Marquis anyway, so the Town Car is my top choice. Plenty of power to jump out in traffic, and handles great. Safe, reliable, comfortable, and overall practical when you consider total bang for the buck.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles

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