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Pros: THE V8
Advice: Buy one before the end of 2006Go for the V8 wonderful car love the LSE package looks awesome go out and buy one now while you can fast car. GREAT AMERICAN MUSCLE!!!!
Pros: V8 and your not a tool driving everyother same car.
Cons: some exterior blems
Advice: Buy used and an 8.Outperforms many! Just drive it and push it past what you think it can handle, and it will handle it. Power and stopping is great. No problems in 40k. Reliable, fun, and spacious. All for a good price even new, but i recommend buying used the value of these drops like a stone, let the first guy take the hit.
Cons: everything else
Advice: heck no!i hate my car. it's been noting but trouble. my abs, traction control, air bag light is always on. none of them are working. i have a severe rattle in the front. sometimes my heated seats, cruise, and air don't work. my brake light is now coming on only when it rains.
Pros: SST Tranny
Cons: None that I can find.
Advice: Test drive it. Drive it exactly like you would in your everyday routine. Don't 'baby' it because the salesman is in the other seat.I've owned my 2002 LS for about 2 months. I bought it with used, with 44,000 miles on it. But thus far, I've been VERY impressed with the performance. Acceleration & stopping power is very good. Comfort is very good. I have not found a flaw yet. Others have posted 'wants' pertaining to more interior storage. My opinion is the more interior storage you have, the more stuff you will find when you do your scheduled cleaning. It's a car, not a suitcase on wheels.
Pros: Color of the car: Gold Parchment
Cons: Lack of Comfort, durability, gas consumption, expensive to drive. Yada yada yada
Advice: Save your money... look elsewhereIn March of 2005, I will turn 46 years old. The Lincoln LS is the worst vehicle that I have ever owned since I started driving at age 16. For this to be a luxury car, the designers missed the boat. I am 5'11 and 190 pounds. If I drive the LS more than 25 miles, my legs go to sleep. I have to sit sideways in order to accelerate. Obviously, I did not foresee this long distance driving problem when I test drove it. It is also a gas guzzler. If you fill the tank with gas with less octane than 91, expect the engine light to come on. The appearance of the vehicle made it attractive. However, service calls back to an unresponsive dealership, made me vow to never lease/buy another vehicle from this location. Bottomline, it was not worth the money spent. In fact, Lincoln Mercury should provide me with a 10-thousand dollar rebate on my next Ford purchase, due to the pain and suffering endured with my 3-year nightmare with the LS. Right now, if I had my choice between the LS and a stagecoach, I'd jump in behind the horse any day! Shame on Lincoln Mercury. When it comes to this car, your engineers were sleep at the wheel.
Pros: 6 cd changer
Cons: the way it shifts, moisture sensor wipers, headrests, etc.
Advice: consider a different car other than a Lincoln. Lucky it's a lease!I spend more time at the service department than I did with the Continental that I owned and half the time they don't fix the problems. The car BANGS into gear from 1st to 2nd to 3rd etc.... The wipers don't come on in a safe manner (with their wonderful sensor device) and this part was replaced once already. The passenger side mirror needed to be replaced. The front passenger seat heater/ cooler needed to be replaced. The front passenger window rattles since they changed the mirror and they had my car for almost 2 weeks...cause they 'ordered the wrong part again' and they still haven't fixed the rattle. The rubber gasket on the headlight keeps coming off. The headrest is in your blindspot no matter which position the seat is in unless it's laying flat.