Lincoln has always been there to set standards for luxury sedans, and the 1998 Lincoln Town car proves this with a complete redesign that streamlines the controls inside and makes the look outside even sleeker, more desirable, and more luxurious. It remains understated and neutral in tone, and while it probably isn't going to sell well with the younger crowd, the Lincoln remains one of America's top luxury sedans. This is especially true because a lot of the competition has discontinued its wheel-rear luxury sedans during this year. Overall, this is a comfortable and reliable ride with a good safety rating.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Town Car Executive, Lincoln Town Car Signature, Lincoln Town Car Cartier
The 1998 Lincoln Town Car receives a comprehensive redesign. It's now slightly lower to the ground, less boat-like and smaller in size, stiffer in the frame for more durability and better equipment, and more powerful under the hood. The Town Car is faster than it used to be thanks to the upgraded engine. The interior also gets a redesign, which makes it even more luxurious, comfortable, and loaded with features than previous models. Lincoln's massive overhaul pays off.
The 1998 Lincoln Town Car comes standard with powered heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry system, 16-inch wheels, automatic on and off headlights, and auto-dim exterior mirrors. Options include special factory paint. The wheelbase is 117.7 inches. The exterior design is luxurious but understated, and it fits the standard associated with quality Lincoln automobiles.
The 1998 Lincoln Town Car comes standard with cloth seating in the Executive and Signature models and leather seating in the Cartier model. Other standard features in the interior include front split bench seat, power front passenger and driver seats, cruise control, power steering, and air-conditioning. Interior options include leather seating for the Executive and Signature models and a compact disc changer. The small amount of interior options reflects of how loaded this luxury sedan comes from the factory.
Performance & Handling
The 1998 Lincoln Town Car's updated engine options make it a little faster than older models and a little better at accelerating than past models. Considering the discontinuation of many rear-wheel luxury sedans, the Lincoln Town Car offers that great rear-drive comfort that most other makes don't have for this year. The ride is extremely smooth thanks to a self-leveling suspension system. Overall, the ride is exactly what you expect from a luxury sedan.
The 1998 Lincoln Town Car comes standard with a four-wheel anti-lock brakes system, anti-theft system, driver and passenger front airbags, and traction control. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Lincoln Town car a four out of five rating for its passenger side, driver side, frontal side impact, and rear side impact crash tests.
EPA Fuel Economy
Lincoln Town Car: 15/22 mpg city/highway
- Stylish design
- Luxurious car
- Faster than previous models
- Loaded with features
You Won't Like
- Mediocre fuel economy
- Understated design
- Large size
Understated luxury loaded with features.
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