Though large, roomy, and feature-laden, the Continental lacks the driving finesse, fleetness, and inviting interior of other cars in its category.
The Continental feels like the big heavy car that it is.
The 275-hp, 4.6-liter V8 delivers strong performance but is thirsty.
The Continental rides well but not as serenely as we expect from a luxury car.
Cornering is a bit reluctant, and undulated curves make the body bob and weave.
The steering feels artificially weighted.
The leather seats are soft, pillowy, and reasonably comfortable, but not very supportive.
The rear seat is roomy for two, acceptable for three.
The Continental was discontinued after 2002.