This car is truly excellent and unusual. The Cartier was the top of the line Lincoln and the "L" model was stretched 6" longer than the standard model. It has all the expected Lincoln options, but also a carriage roof, Alpine sound system with 6 disk CD and cassette player, and a unique console in the back seat with controls for the climate control and stereo, plus a switch that moves the right front passenger seat forward several inches for additional legroom. It is essentially a bridge car between the standard Town Car and the limosine. The seats are electrically adjustable and each seat has its own individual heating controls. Instruments are partially digital and partially analog.....a very clear and easy to understand layout. The stereo is a little complicated, but after you get it set up it's got a truly great sound. The ride is extraordinarily smooth and quiet...the air suspension even smooths out speed bumps. Gas mileage is acceptable for a car this size (I've gotten about 15 city and 24 highway average) and it uses regular 87 octane gas. The only negative is that the steering is not very precise. It has the general feel of a large American car from the 1960s, but I grew up on those cars so it's fine for me. I'm not sure how a standard Town Car looks, handles or feels, but the Cartier L model is an awesome vehicle!
Smooth, classy, good on gas, looks good and a HUGE trunk, this is an all around beautiful reliable car.
My 2006 Lincoln Town Car "Signature Limited" is comfort and elegance on 4 wheels. For the price, this car was the best value I have ever purchased. My particular car has low mileage and the excellent condition of low use and good care was apparent. In mixed-use driving I am averaging 22 mpg and on the highway, if I keep the speed below 72, I get 24 mpg. (at 75+ I usually get closer to 22mpg). No repairs yet needed in my first 30 days. It was a pleasure to drive on a 700 mile trip. The sound system, with a six-CD changer sounds really nice. Creature comforts abound: power seats on both sides, separate A/C temp setting for passenger, even the gas pedal height adjusts. I hope to keep this car a long, long, time.