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2000 Lincoln Town Car Review
More expensive than it’s worth.
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The 2000 Lincoln Town Car is just like its forefathers: a large, comfortable, boat-like vehicle known for its smooth and plush ride. Although it received a major update in 1998 that softened some of the hard corners, it looked more like a retro throw back than an upgrade.
However, the 2000 Lincoln Town Car is missing a lot of elements that make it an ideal vehicle. Consumers end up paying for the brand name and not the quality of the standard features and drivetrain design. In fact, plenty of other sedans on the market offer more.
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Town Car Executive, Lincoln Town Car Signature, Lincoln Town Car Executive L, Lincoln Town Car Cartier, Lincoln Town Car Cartier L
The 2000 Lincoln Town Car receives new safety features, including an emergency trunk release, child seat anchors, and a seatbelt reminder system. A storage armrest is added to the front passenger side door trim, and a new exterior color, Autumn Red Clearcoat Metallic, is introduced.
The 2000 Lincoln Town Car has a long body, measuring 215 inches overall. This is nearly eight inches longer than the DeVille. Even with the 1998 redesign, where the Town Car lost three inches, it's still boat-like on the road. Although the styling is nice, it's certainly not for the younger crowd. When buying a Lincoln, consumers are buying into safe, large features that are anything but sexy; most will find that the new front is actually unattractive. Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels and plenty of power accessories.
The 2000 Lincoln Town Car has plenty of room for the driver and passengers. However, middle passengers have the unfortunate chore of dealing with the large driveshaft running down the center. The front bench and rear bench, although made for three people, may be a bit cramped when knees come up or out to avoid the driveshaft.
Otherwise, the 2000 Lincoln Town Car has plenty to offer on the inside. The wide doors make it easy for passengers to get in and out without any problem. The trunk is also large, holding 20.6 cubic feet of luggage. Unfortunately, this is marred by the strange and unwieldy trunk design that favors a deep center well. This may make fitting larger, heavier items into the trunk difficult, but getting them out is even worse.
The 2000 Lincoln Town Car base model receives standard equipment that includes power heated mirrors, a keyless entry system, lighted entry system, power brakes, rear window defroster, tinted glass, clock, driver and passenger front airbags, side airbags, front split-bench seat, leather upholstery, power driver’s seat, power front passenger’s seat, rear bench seat, cruise control, power steering, remote trunk release, tilt steering wheel, leather steering wheel trim, air-conditioning, automatic climate control, power windows, power door locks, and an AM/FM cassette player. Optional features include a CD player, and auto-dim rear view and exterior mirrors.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Lincoln Town Car comes equipped with one engine with two different configurations. The standard engine is a 4.6-liter, V-8 engine that that produces 200 horsepower. A dual exhaust version is offered on the Cartier model and with the Touring package on the Signature model that produces 215 horsepower.
The 2000 Lincoln Town Car doesn't have a lot of power coming from the engines, but it will get people where they need to go. However, there are a lot of other sedans that offer more in the way of drivetrain performance. A self-leveling suspension and traction control keep the vehicle balanced and gripped to the road.
The 2000 Lincoln Town Car comes equipped with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, an anti-theft alarm system, driver and passenger front airbags, front side airbags, and traction control. The NHTSA gave four out of four stars for passenger and driver safety, as well as four out of four stars for side impacts to the front and the rear.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Great steering
- Good acceleration
- Looks fantastic
You Won't Like
- Weird front end styling
- Lacks engine power
- Awkward trunk design
More expensive than it’s worth.
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