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Re: Hopefully gonna buy a '96 Town Car!
I feel the same about the mid-nineties Fleetwoods... Only fleets for me are the pre-nineties generation. Some members here do have some very gorgeous mid nineties Fleets, but to me that entire era of GM big body cars just didnt look right... they almost had a "squished" appearance in how they seemed to bulge out from the sides. Add in the resemblance to the Roadmaster and it just didnt do it for me.
Any Fleetwood up to 91 though... Im game!
In that sense, I like the TC better. It may not have any exciting features to the outside but well... thats kind of the beauty of it too... simple elegant and more timeless design. The key is those thinner clear-lens jewel headlamps. The larger headlamp models do look dated now. Also you cant go wrong with that 4.6 motor. I had that thing in my 96 Continental and it was the only thing on the car that never gave a hint of trouble, and it was pretty badly abused.
I have to agree with that one actually. I miss my Roadmaster's power and acceleration that would surprise the people in the car next to you.
The Town Cars will never have that kind of acceleration (stock anyways) but they do get 2-3 mpg better in the city. I personally think that Lincoln should have tried the 280 hp DOHC Intech 4.6 in the Town Car. That would have been cool Could that motor go in the Town Car?
Basically, you could say the FWB is more fun to drive because of the LT1.
But the Town Car had good acceleration and power, but it was not as quick as my deVille around town, but it seemed like the Town Car had better acceleration on the freeway.
If I was buying either the T/C or FWB based solely on performance and performance potential, I think the choice is obvious....Fleetwood Brougham!
Don't get yourself down about a 90-92 Brougham buddy. It just takes several days of looking. Took me almost a week to find my '90, but we have them here in Minnesota for sure! I found mine at a little mom and pop dealership in Forest Lake for $2495. Just visit all the car sale websites, and visit them every day until you find something, that's what I did.
I miss my 97 Town Car. The big Fleetwood I have now was quicker (actually raced the owner of the fleetwood, in it, I had the lincoln) but that Lincoln rode very very nice... The motor still started even after a bad crash too.
For as much as I would like to have a '91 or '92 Brougham, I simply cannot afford it now. My money needs to go to college first. Plus my parents would not let me have another big boat powered by a V8. I don't even know if they would let me have a car with a 3800! I think they would force me into a compact 4 cylinder
I'll just drive my deVille now, and after college, and after I get a steady job, I'll get a 93-96 Town Car or a 91-92 Brougham
Thank goodness you did not buy the TC. My oldest son went from a 1993 Town Car Cartier to a 1996 Fleetwood Brougham and my nephew went from a 1995 Town Car Signature to a 1992 Brougham. Both couldn't be happier with their decisions. Their TCs had numerous problems that mainly all started with the faulty Ford intake manifold and they were tired of racking up repair bills.
Yeah the Intake Manifold was the biggest thing I've worried about, then the Air Springs, because those WILL go bad. But other than that, they seem pretty trouble free. But the 90-92 Broughams look much better than the Town Cars, but I cant say the same about the 93-96 Broughams, atleast they were more powerful than the Town Cars.