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Lincoln Town Car (1998–2011)

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Lincoln Town Car (FN145). 1998–2011 (prod. 160,000 approx. from 2005 on). 4-door sedan, 4-door LWB sedan. F/R, 4601 cm³ (V8 OHC). Still on Panther platform as predecessor but modernized with New Edge design for 1998. With usual Town Car virtues of comfortable ride, though body-on-frame construction considered dated. Traditional American buyers preferred boxier shapes, hence 2003 facelift formalized Town Car’s lines. Long-wheelbase L model with six extra inches. Cartier trim dropped 2003 after having been option from 1981. Canadian manufacture from 2008 model year on, with last model leaving the production line on August 29, 2011.

Manufacturing locations: Wixom, Michigan, USA; St Thomas, Ontario, Canada

Marque: Lincoln | Model: Lincoln Town Car | Predecessor: Lincoln Town Car (1990–7) | Successor: Lincoln MKT

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