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1999 Lincoln Town Car Review
An all-American luxury car.
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The 1999 Lincoln Town Car picks up the slack of other American manufacturers by providing an all-American luxury sedan in 1999. Comfort, exuberant interior, and understated luxury outside make the Lincoln Town Car a great pick for older generations looking for something reserved but fancy.
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Town Car Executive, Lincoln Town Car Signature, Lincoln Town Car Cartier
The last major remodel of the Lincoln Town Car happened in 1998, and it included updates to styling, traction control, and a much better interior trim, seating, and instrumentation. For the 1999 model of the Lincoln Town Car, Lincoln keeps the improvements made in 1998, and it adds standard front side airbags to increase safety for both driver and passengers. A new JBL stereo system increases the audio experience significantly and makes for a more entertaining ride.
The 1999 Lincoln Town Car comes with an option of 10 exterior colors, which are all neutral colors to fit the reserved styling of these large luxury sedans aimed at older generations. There are two-toned color options as well. The exterior sports powered heated mirrors, tinted glass, 16-inch alloy wheels, and automatic headlights for increased safety. As mentioned, the style is very reserved and conservative, but it remains that the Lincoln Town Car's look is classy, smooth around the edges, and always luxurious.
The interior of the 1999 Lincoln Town Car comes in a selection of six colors for the trim and upholstery, which includes deep charcoal, deep slate blue, and Oxford white. The Town Car's interior comes with a long list of standard luxury items like leather seating, front split bench seat, armrest in the back with cup holders, and AM/FM/Cassette stereo system. The self-leveling suspension that comes standard makes the ride extremely smooth despite of rougher roads. Overall, Lincoln delivers the luxury in the Town Car that's offered in all its vehicles.
Performance & Handling
With self-leveling suspension, the 1999 Lincoln Town Car provides an extremely smooth ride on rougher roads and at high speeds. Other standard equipment like traction control, power brakes, and power steering improve the ride even further. The 4.6-liter V-8 engine has enough power to accelerate without any hesitation, and the Lincoln Town Car has enough power to hold its own on the interstate or highway. While it's not quite a sports car, it has plenty of get up and go.
The 1999 Lincoln Town Car comes standard with safety features like the four-wheel anti-lock brakes system, driver and passenger side airbags, front side airbags, traction control, and anti-theft alarm system. During crash testing performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Lincoln Town received four out of five stars for safety in passenger, driver, side impact front, and side impact rear. Overall, the NHTSA safety ratings and the decent amount of standard safety features make this a pretty safe ride.
EPA Fuel Economy
- V-8 Engine
- Four-star safety rating
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- Gas mileage
An all-American luxury car.
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