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2006 Lincoln Town Car

$2,107 — $13,903 USED
Sedan
6 Seats
21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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

What to Know

about the 2006 Lincoln Town Car
  • 239-hp, 4.6-liter V-8
  • RWD
  • Body-on-frame construction
  • Formal appearance
  • Regular- or extended-length bodies

Our Take

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'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, ...
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

What drivers are saying

4.5
24 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(1.0)

Problem with seatbelt tentoner and I have read th!

by tamboz.mocanu@gmail.com from Ashland,Virginia on October 31, 2018

This car and many other Lincoln town cars has the same problem and would like to know why this seat belt tensioner that is connected to airbag has not been recalled?? My car was hit and airbags did ... Read full review

(5.0)

2006 Lincoln Towncar purchased in 2007

by BGT, a Lincoln towncar fan from Cookevile, TN on August 22, 2018

The Lincoln town car is the most comfortable riding car I have been in. I am very happy with the styling of the car, the dealership's negotiations. i am looking forward to many years of a top-notch, ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2006 Lincoln Town Car currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
marginal
Overall Rear
marginal
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Front
good
Restraints
acceptable
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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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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