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Thursday, February 02, 2006 

Lincoln's Version of Luxury

Author: Pamela Hewitt
The Lincoln Continental is a vehicle that is crafted and
manufactured by the Lincoln brand of the Ford Motor Company in
the United States. This is a line of luxury cars, and for most
of its lifetime, the name, Lincoln Continental, has often been
used in reference to the Lincoln flagship that displayed four
doors. This vehicle was initially developed as Edsel Ford's
personal vehicle. This vehicle has often been rated as one of
the most beautiful vehicles ever crafted the world over.

This vehicle has been substantially updated in the middle of the
1990s decade. It received more rounded lines thus exuding a more
aerodynamic exterior. For 1995, it reigned and received a
reputation as a unique Lincoln vehicle and was recognized as a
luxury car. Its V6 engine was replaced through the addition and
use of the same DOHC Modular V8 that was installed at the rear
of this vehicle. Constant updates were made and in 1998, it
displayed a new exterior. After a year, side airbags were put in
place and the vehicle gained more power. The last of the Lincoln
Continental kind was manufactured in 2002 and was replaced by
the Lincoln Zephyr.

For the last set of changes, the Lincoln Continental delivers
comfort with its fullness that is packed with technology, and
computer electronics that are applied to it. This has allowed
drivers to tailor suspension dampening and steering effort so as
to suit their own personal taste and style in driving. It costs
lesser than the Cadillac and the Lexus luxury sedans and could
consider the Buick Park Avenue as its competitor. For the last
year that it was crafted, it came with the standard features
like leather upholstery, self-leveling rear suspension,
anti-lock brakes, traction control, side impact air bags, dual
front air bags, and a memory system for the driver's seat and
mirrors. It held a 4.6 liter V8 engine that powers the front
wheels with a four-speed automatic transmission. What was given
as an option is a Vehicle Communication package that includes a
hands-free voice-activated, digital/analog Motorola Timeport
phone, however this requires a Sprint PCS plan. It has
voice-activated news, weather, sports, and stock quotes. With
the Safety and Security Services, or SOS, button, it can summon
emergency roadside assistance and it also activates
automatically if the air bags are deployed.

The Lincoln Continental sports the Lincoln waterfall grille that
blends neatly with the headlamp clusters. It also has a brightly
trimmed front end with massive tail lamps that seem to wrap
around the muscular rear quarters. The front fenders, hood, and
deck lid has been specifically made with a sheet-molding
compound that is very resistant to dents and damages. Overall,
it exudes a round, organic, yet solid and impressive impression.

Lincoln Continental owners and Lincoln owners need not worry
about their Lincoln
Continental parts
and auto parts like engine parts,
hoods, mirrors, and wheels, for these have been made available
on the internet with
Lincoln Parts and Car Parts
online store.

About the author:
Pamela Hewitt is marketing consultant of a successful auto body
shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This 39 year old is also a
prolific writer, contributing automotive related articles to
various publications. She is also an offroad enthusiast.