The Continental has a long history, and while that might make it a household name, it might also lead potential buyers to dismiss it as old news. But that would be a shame because this is a thoroughly modern sedan.
Immortalized by mobster movies and presidential limos, giant road-going couches like classic Cadillacs and Lincolns used to epitomize luxury. Clearly, those days are over and the luxury car market has long adopted the world standards of European and Japanese cars. Now, the new Lincoln Continental embodies a contemporary sedan that still harkens back to classic Lincoln motifs. We found it to be a compelling luxury car albeit with some faults.
Broad-shouldered and ornate, the Continental has presence. Liberal use of chrome, including the eye-catching door handle loops that jut out of the window sill trim, adds bling. A sumptuous interior and generous rear seat ensure that the top Lincoln still sticks to the luxury-car script.