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The 2009 Lincoln Town Car: A mark of achievement & success

Lincoln’s entrance into the premium sedan market is still the 2009 Town Car. Power leather seats, cornering lights, automatic headlights, keyless entry, heated outside mirrors with left-hand auto-dimming and a memory function, a six-disc CD changer, dual-zone climate control, power adjustable pedals with memory, remote trunk closing, and an electrochromic rearview mirror all come standard.

Traction control, anti-lock brakes, a rearview camera, and side airbags are all included as standard safety equipment.

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car has anti-theft technology installed. The SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System requires a special key that has been configured to start your car. When the key is taken out of the ignition, the Town Car’s standard perimeter alarm goes into action.

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car: A mark of achievement & success
The 2009 Lincoln Town Car: A mark of achievement & success. Image source: Carsforsale

Donald Trump, when not using his private Sikorsky helicopter or Boeing 727, prefers to travel in a Lincoln Town Car. Who wouldn’t want to be like Donald Trump, anyway?

The man has it all: a luxurious gold apartment, two beautiful European wives, a successful TV series, and the best comb-over in the history of comb-overs.

But, Donald hires a chauffeur to perform the driving for him in his Lincoln Town Car Signature L limo. Even if you probably won’t resemble Donald Trump all that closely, you may still feel like his personal chauffeur by purchasing a 2009 Lincoln Town Car.

Among the lap of luxury. The very name exudes sophistication. A 2009 Lincoln Town Car The Town Car’s luxurious interior is finished in satin-nickel and glove-soft leather.

Leather encases the tilt steering wheel, which also houses supplementary audio and temperature settings for high speeds. The Signature L’s six-inch-longer wheelbase allows for more interior volume and seating for up to six passengers. More room for your belongings!

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car models

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car, a full-size luxury vehicle, is available in two distinct trim levels. These levels correspond to the different wheelbases that are offered. Because of the three-person front bench, each and every Town Car has seating for a total of six persons.

Standard equipment for the Town Car Signature Limited model with a regular wheelbase includes 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, a power-closing trunk, rear park assist, 40/20/40-split front bench seats with power-adjustable driver and passenger seats, heated front seats, power-adjustable pedals, driver memory functions, a tilting steering column, a leather- and wood-trimmed steering wheel with audio and climate controls, dual-zone automatic climate control.

The Signature L has a wheelbase that is 6 inches longer than the standard model, which results in much more legroom in the back seats.

In addition to that, it has rear seats that are heated, controls for the music system and the temperature in the back seats, an armrest that folds down to reveal a storage compartment and two power outlets, a front passenger seat fore/aft control that is redundant, and vanity mirrors in the back seats.

Wheels with chrome cladding, whitewall tires, and xenon headlights are available as options for both of the trim levels.

Whitewall tires, chrome spokes, and xenon headlights. Image source: AutoBlog

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car Overview

The Town Car’s status as the official limousine for the United States is, in fact, its crowning achievement. The Town Car, despite its many updates and redesigns, remains stuck in the past. It is one of only two remaining body-on-frame vehicles, the other being the Mercury Grand Marquis. Its platform goes back to 1981.

The Town Car’s suspension is just as dated, causing the car to jitter and shake like a bowl of lime Jell-O plopped on Carmen Miranda’s head whenever you take a turn over cracked pavement.

The 4.6-liter V8 generates 239 hp and 287 lb-ft of torque while providing 18 mpg on the highway. The combination of a reasonable amount of torque and poor fuel efficiency for an SUV is hard to take.

What’s the takeaway here? The Lincoln Town Car is obsolete, unless you own a livery service and often transport well-groomed celebrities. Comparable or cheaper premium vehicles, such as the Acura RL, Cadillac STS, Hyundai Genesis, and Lexus ES 350, all have roomy cabins, excellent power-to-fuel-economy ratios, high safety ratings, and responsive handling.

The Chrysler 300C provides all that and more, including an extended-wheelbase model. Even though the Cadillac DTS isn’t our cup of tea, at least it’s not as dated as a Lincoln Town Car.

And if you happen to be a millionaire, why settle for a Lincoln when you could have a Rolls-Royce Phantom take you about town? The Donald and everyday people alike are capable of more.

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The 2009 Lincoln Town Car: Expert Review

There are newer options available that are far superior to the 2009 Lincoln Town Car in practically every way; yet, the 2009 Lincoln Town Car may appeal to people who value an old-fashioned, huge American luxury sedan.

Pros

  • Huge cabin space,
  • An extended-wheelbase variant is available,
  • The pricing is affordable,
  • The trunk is enormous,
  • The ride is quite nautical.

Cons

  • Constantly being waved down by bewildered passengers in need of a limo at the airport;
  • A dated design;
  • A lack of basic luxury amenities;
  • A nautical trip.
There is only one engine option for the Town Car, and it is a 4.6L V8 producing 239 hp and 287 lb-ft of torque. Image source: AutoBlog

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car: Performance

The 4.6-liter V8 engine in the 2009 Lincoln Town Car is only available with rear-wheel drive, and it is capable of producing 239 horsepower and 287 pound-feet of torque. Standard equipment includes an automatic gearbox with four gears.

The Signature Limited should reach 60 miles per hour somewhere in the middle of 8 seconds, while the heavier Signature L should take significantly longer. The city mileage is 15 mpg, the highway mileage is 22 mpg, and the combined mileage is 18 mpg.

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car: Safety

When it comes to safety, the Lincoln Town Car from 2009 is starting to show its age. It does not have head curtain airbags for either the first or second rows of seating, although it does come standard with side airbags for the front seats.

The vehicle comes equipped with traction control, however, stability control is not an option. Despite this, the Town Car was awarded the maximum possible score of five stars by the government in every single category of crash testing.

The Town Car received the highest possible grade of “good” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its performance in offset frontal crashes.

Interior for the 2009 Lincoln Town Car. Image source: Edmunds
Interior for the 2009 Lincoln Town Car. Image source: Edmunds

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car: Interior

Even though it’s not quite the size of a town, they don’t name it the Town Car for that reason. It has spacious seats for passengers and a huge trunk (21 cubic feet) that can easily fit a lot of bags, golf clubs, or any other large, bulky stuff you need to transport back from Costco.

Only luxury sedans that are far more expensive than the Signature L in terms of their luxury badges can compete with the Signature L’s enormous amount of rear-seat legroom thanks to its expanded wheelbase.

The chairs are pleasant and comfortable, although they offer very little in the way of side support. Sitting on either the front or the rear bench feels very much like sitting on a La-Z-Boy sofa.

Because there aren’t many high-tech extras, the audio and climate settings are quite easy to use. If you’ve ever driven a lot of limousines or owned a huge Lincoln in the past, you’ll feel right at home in the Town Car since the dashboard has the same flat T-shape design that’s been in the Town Car since the 1980s.

Position of the Driver in a 2009 Lincoln Town Car. Image source: Edmunds

The 2009 Lincoln Town Car: Comfort and Driving

The power provided by the Town Car’s V8 engine should be sufficient for the majority of consumers, but it is unquestionably inadequate when compared to the power provided by rival luxury sedans priced in a comparable range.

Despite this, the large Lincoln has little trouble passing slower vehicles, and traveling at 80 miles per hour on the highway is a stress-free experience. To say that the journey is comfortable would be an understatement.

“Welcome aboard!” It has been said that it has a nautical feel about it, so you can take it as either a plus or a minus. Forget buying the “good ship Lincoln” if you want to feel linked to the road in any way; luxury customers may like it, but you won’t get that feeling in any manner from this vehicle.

The steering has a sense of feel to it, and the body doesn’t roll too much in turns, making the 2009 model of the Town Car a fair handler in comparison to previous iterations of the model. This is a significant drawback. All of this, however, is relative since it is so difficult to conceal such simple roots.

Conclusion

The Town Car’s trunk can hold up to 21 cubic feet of cargo. That’s enough space for four golf clubs or a week’s worth of clothes and toiletries for a trip. This sound system will convert you to audiophilia if you aren’t already.

The Town Car’s optional Soundmark Audiophile dual media sound system is ideal for serious music lovers. The Town Car’s robust engine delivers opulent performance. The V-8 in the Lincoln generates 239 HP.

Thanks to the dual exhaust system, you’ll feel the power of this engine but won’t be bothered by its roar during acceleration. A perfect score across the board. There has never been a car before the Town Car that was rated a perfect five stars across the board. A 2009 Lincoln Town Car a mark of achievement.

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