2003 Lincoln Town Car

  • 2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      239/287
    • ENGINE
      4.6L V8
    • MSRP
      $51,315
  • 2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      239/287
    • ENGINE
      4.6L V8
    • MSRP
      $45,855
  • 2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      239/287
    • ENGINE
      4.6L V8
    • MSRP
      $40,785
  • 2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      239/287
    • ENGINE
      4.6L V8
    • MSRP
      $43,245
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Review

A boatload of luxury and elegance for effortless travel.

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Overview

The 2003 Lincoln Town Car offers more refined design lines than the versions that rolled out between 1998 and 2003. It debuts with a new grille and redesigned taillights, contributing to a more formal overall look. The new appearance of this luxury sedan gives it a different personality on the road. The car was redesigned to impress. Engineers made the right tweaks to make this luxury ride quieter, safer, and more refined. The frame was redesigned while the braking, steering, and suspension systems were modified. Other things to note are better storage space, more safety features, new equipment, and better materials for the interior.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Town Car Cartier, Lincoln Town Car Signature, Lincoln Town Car Executive, Lincoln Town Car Cartier L, Lincoln Town Car Executive L

What's New

The 2003 Lincoln Town Car’s profile and chassis were not drastically changed, but the car's frame and its front suspension were improved. The engineers also implemented revisions to give it a more responsive steering and smoother handling. Inside, the dashboard blends modern and traditional elements. Lincoln also made sure that the cabin is more refined and has better protection from outside noise. Harshness, vibration, and noise were also reduced by modifying structures like the spaces between the cylinder heads. It's aimed at loyal Lincoln customers who have asked for improvements and changes to the flagship sedan. The V-8 under the hood is also more potent than the older version, and the traditional star ornament on the hood is back due to popular demand. The volume of storage has also been increased by as much as 44 percent.

Exterior

The 2003 Lincoln Town Car sports a more formal stance than its older siblings, which is attributed to the redesigned hood, quarter panels, and fenders. The grille looks more upright in this new version and comes with a touch of chrome. The revised grille is flanked by halogen headlamps that are 60 percent brighter than your ordinary halogens. There is also an option to go for high-intensity-discharge headlamps for the regular version of the Cartier model, while it comes standard for the Cartier L. The standard model has a wheelbase of 117.7 inches and has a length of 215.4 inches. The L comes at 123.7 inches for its wheelbase and 221.4 for its overall length. All models of this luxury ride roll on 17-inch aluminum rims. There is also an option for a power moonroof.

Interior

The 2003 Lincoln Town Car can accommodate up to six individuals with a split bench in front that has a 40/20/40 configuration. The seats for the Cartier and Signature trims get premium leather treatment. The doors and instrument panels make use of burl walnut. The steering wheel of the Cartier and Signature also come with leather and wood treatment. The driver also gets additional feedback in the form of a digital speedometer. The driver and passenger seats can be adjusted in eight ways. Adjustable pedals, lumbar support, and dual-zone climate adjustments come as standard. The Cartier and Signature come with automatic wiper function and heated seats. All trims have the patented Vehicle Communication System that features emergency notification, voice-activated phone calls, and roadside assistance.

Performance & Handling

The 2003 Lincoln Town Car comes equipped with a V-8 that has a 4.6-liter displacement. This power plant produces 239 horses or about 19 horsepower better than the previous standard engine. The engine is coupled with a four-speed automatic gearbox. It clearly has better handling and steering than the previous releases and is more confident when behind the wheel since handling is not an issue for any kind of road surface. This is attributed to the new rack-and-pinion steering, which replaces the recirculating ball setup.

The 2003 Lincoln Town Car is very stable while cruising on the highway and is very quiet, although consumers can still hear the sound of the engine. Compared to the older models, it handles corners and curves better. There is a noticeable dead spot on the brake pedal, which can be a concern for drivers. The seats are well cushioned, but occupants may notice some leaning when the car negotiates curves. Legroom and cargo space are abundant.

Safety

The 2003 Lincoln Town Car comes with front and side-impact airbags. Electronic brake-force and anti-lock brake system are also standard.

EPA Fuel Economy

Lincoln Town Car: 16/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Excellent legroom
  • Massive cargo room
  • Quiet cabin
  • Potent V-8 engine

You Won't Like

  • Rear visibility
  • Fuel Economy
  • Low resale value

Sum Up

A boatload of luxury and elegance for effortless travel.

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