At first glance, the vehicle you see above is just a regular ol’ Lincoln Town Car limousine. But if you look closer, you’ll notice that, well … it isn’t. Instead of the usual “stretch limo” fare, with an elongated center section that’s filled with things like a wet bar, mood lighting and overstuffed leather couches, this Town Car just has an extra set of doors. Indeed, this isn’t really a Town Car limo: it’s a 6-door Town Car with 3-row seating.
Basically, this Town Car would be perfect for a car shopper who needs the practicality of a 3-row SUV, but doesn’t want to leave behind the nostalgic ideal of a big, body-on-frame, rear-wheel drive sedan. Who needs a Suburban when you can have a Town Car? And, better yet, this Town Car has a set of doors for every row of seats, which makes it easy to climb in and out.
Of course, it’s probable that nobody will actually use this Town Car as a family vehicle — but it’s conceivably possible. That’s especially true at this price point: This Town Car is a 2006 model with just 71,000 miles, and it’s offered by a dealership in Connecticut called Road Ready Used Cars, where it’s on sale for just $13,000. That seems like a bargain considering its improvements over a regular Town Car, though I concede that some owners might have trouble parking it in a standard garage or driveway, meaning its potential pool of buyers is limited.
Still, here’s a 3-row family vehicle that isn’t a big SUV. Admit it: it’s kind of tempting.
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