The base of the windshield has been moved out by five inches, which gives the glass more of a tilt. Earlier Lincolns and even upmarket Mercury models had these features with better paint, so it's unfortunate that Ford didn't include them. Yes Review Date: 25th September, 2010. Adjusting the steering effort between high and low effort is most noticeable in tight maneuvering, such as turning into a driveway. I live in a big city and I've only seen two other Continentals of this generation in the past year. The 32-valve double overhead-cam engine produces a healthy 260 horsepower at 5750 rpm and 270 foot-pounds of torque at 3000 rpm.
Owners may contact Bosch customer service at 1-888-715-3616. All told, there are more than 400 enhancements for 1998. The base model aluminum rims may look more plain, but are more durable. Massive Lincoln taillamps sweep around into the rear quarter panels. The recall began on May 26, 2016. Model year 1998 Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 4. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter.
My car does not have the electronic shocks which might help. This material will allow Lincoln to revise the styling more often to keep the Continental in step with evolving aesthetic trends. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557244895411 ; listingsSearchManager. But it's well controlled and feels more sporty than the average Lincoln. The luxurious interior covered in leather, wood and premium carpeting features a plethora of electronic doo-dads and high-tech instrumentation. Walkaround There are face lifts that are so obvious you don't have to look closely to know what was done, and then there are those so subtle you don't know what was done but like the overall effect.
I bought the car with 120k miles, and had it for 2 and a half years, and got about 150k miles on it now. Although the grille retains its basic design of vertical bars, it is slightly bigger top to bottom and looks more prominent; it's also more resistant to damage. Remedy Bosch will instruct the owners how to have the affected brake pads replaced, free of charge. These cars are cheap to buy used, due to market forces. New knock sensors mean premium fuel is no longer required, though it is still recommended for maximum performance. The options package includes the run-flat tires, an upgraded sound system and a garage door opener. The brake pad shim may shift out of position causing the shim to contact the brake disc resulting in damage to the disc.
SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. We liked the seating position and visibility was good in all directions. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. This is a tremendous car for the money; smooth, luxurious and powerful with great handling. Most of the car is purpose built for Lincoln.
The rear air suspension works well and always has the proper ride, regardless of the load. Lifting the hood reveals an attractive engine compartment filled by the 4. Driving Impressions The Continental delivers on the promise of comfort, ride quality and good handling. The 32-valve V8 has plenty of power to move this 3,868-pound sedan with some authority. There is No Way I would ever sell this car.
But there was a no-cost option of a traditional column shift and armrests for a more roomy feel. I've changed the oil, fan belt, transmission fluid, coolant and spark plugs as preventive maintenance. The trunk boasts nearly 19 cu. The adjustable steering and suspension are an attempt to let an owner dial in some European feel. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
The difference is the unusual exterior design and the integrated feel of the interior. Offered in just one model this year, the Continental offers the latest in technology with electronically adjustable suspension and steering systems and futuristic instruments. . And we can't leave out performance. A revised camshaft system has bumped its torque figure by five, to 270 lb-ft, and a new set of mufflers have quieted the engine even more than before. The settings include Plush, Normal and Firm, and are selected via a switch on the instrument panel. The standard Continental has a console with floor shift between the front seats.
The semi-active suspension with adjustable ride should appeal to owners who want more control and driving excitement. Push the check button and the status of various systems is shown. The chrome on the optional rims is peeling, though on the insides where you can't see. No major problems; this car is very fast, smooth drive and looks great. If anything it's a bit too firm for lazy cruising around. It's easy for Ford to make it quiet, so.
The wood trim is real birds-eye maple and not cheesy plastic. Both seats offer power adjustments and the driver's seat has a two-position memory. We left it at Normal, but the Low setting could be handy for around-town parking. The faults are minor and due to Ford's cost cutting: the carpet looks thin for a luxury car, the door keypad and door lock are not illuminated, there's no engine oil-life monitor, and the factory paint is just ordinary clearcoat with mild orange-peel effect. The interior can hold six when a front bench is selected.