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10.0
/ 10
On Safety
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$41,626
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$45,295
On Safety
Five-star safety is a key strength of the 2008 Lincoln Town Car.
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a favorite of livery drivers and retirees because of its safety stuff
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five-star rating from the government in all crash test categories
Edmunds

Five stars, front and side impact protection
NHTSA

The 2008 Lincoln Town Car may lack modern flair, but its safety features and performance are unparalleled.

This year's Lincoln Town Car is the first car in automotive history to receive a five-star crash-test rating in all five categories of testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Vehicles are tested for front and side impacts and rollover resistance; the 2008 Lincoln Town Car received perfect scores across the board. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also gives the 2008 Town Car Lincoln top marks for occupant safety in offset frontal impacts.

In addition to the Lincoln Town Car's standard safety equipment reported on Cars.com (dual-stage front airbags, side-impact airbags, and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution), AutoMedia mentions the Ford Motor Company's Personal Safety System, which is "one of the most comprehensive driver and front-seat passenger restraint systems available," incorporating pre-tensioners for the seat belts and energy management retractors. ConsumerGuide reports a rear-obstacle detection system, a tire-pressure monitor, and cornering lights among the standard equipment available for the Lincoln Town Car. This is a good thing, since this source also mentions that "over-the-shoulder visibility [is] hampered by thick roof pillars."

The one troubling omission as reported by Edmunds is the Town Car Lincoln's lack of head curtain airbags all around.

Conclusion

Five-star safety is a key strength of the 2008 Lincoln Town Car.

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