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2003 Lincoln Town Car
2004 Lincoln Town Car
2005 Lincoln Town Car
Lincoln Town Car interior
Town Cars shine for traditional American-style luxury, space, and isolation. Not nimble, this sedan has a welcome measure of dynamic confidence and ride control. Cadillac’s DeVille still has an edge with its more modern engineering, but the Town Car is a thoughtful take on a time-honored formula.
Revised styling and underskin mechanical changes highlighted the 2003 revamp of the lone American-brand rear-wheel-drive, full-size luxury sedan. Lincoln’s Town Car models ascend through the Executive, Signature, and Cartier trim levels, topped by a limousinelike Cartier L that adds 6 inches to the wheelbase.
All retained a 4.6-liter V8, but the dual-exhaust version with 239 horsepower was now standard–14 more hp than the 2002 single-exhaust edition. A four-speed automatic was the sole transmission. Standard traction control carried over, but no antiskid system was offered.
New for 2003 were a revamped frame and suspension, different steering system, and standard 17-inch tires vs. 16s. Antilock four-wheel disc brakes were standard, now with full-power “panic assist.”
In addition to reworked front and rear sheetmetal, the Town Car got a restyled dashboard with a dual-zone climate system and CD/cassette audio. Front side airbags were now standard, but no rear or curtain side airbags were available. Power-adjustable pedals, leather upholstery, and a front bench seat were standard. A rear-obstacle-detection system was optional on the Executive, and standard elsewhere.
High-intensity headlamps were a Cartier option. Available on all Town Cars was Lincoln’s Vehicle Communications System, providing “one-button” emergency assistance and information services. (Sprint cell service was required.)
Luxury-sedan rivals are few, led by the front-drive Cadillac DeVille and rear-drive Lexus LS 430.
|2004 Town Car
Satellite radio became available for the first time in a Town Car, as a dealer-installed option. Trim levels this year included the Signature, Ultimate, and limousinelike Ultimate L, which added 6 inches to the wheelbase to create more rear leg room. The base Executive of 2003 was gone. All Town Cars now had a standard rear-obstacle-detection system. High-intensity headlamps and a navigation system were optional.
|2005 Town Car
Trim-level choices changed again for 2005, to Signature, Signature Limited, and limousinelike Signature L.
|2006 Town Car
For 2006, Town Car added a new Designer Series model to its trim lineup. The Designer model was basically a retrimmed Limited.
|2007 Town Car
Town Car carried over unchanged.
|2008 Town Car
A navigation system was no longer available on 2008 models.
|2009 Town Car
The Town Car received no major changes for 2009.
|2010 Town Car
For 2010, the Town Car Signature Limited received a Continental Edition Package, which includes specific interior and exterior trim.
|2011 Town Car
There were no changes of note to the 2011 Town Car.