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Pros: Auto adjust seats & steering wheel. Great controls on the steering column
Cons: Lack of interior storage space (doors, glove box and console)
Advice: Check it out on the entrance and exit ramps.The LS V8 is solid and fits like a glove. The steering and handling are effortless. Braking is steady and does not experience any 'fade', even after repetitive braking. Acceleration is smooth. The front seat controls customize the feel. Honestly, I have fun driving this vehicle. It makes curves, ramps and turns exciting. I first saw it over two years ago. It caught my eye back then and I just had to seriously check it out when I was ready to buy. I'm glad I did!!
Pros: Select Shift Transmission
Cons: Needs more console storage space
Advice: Drop any preconceived ideas and really make an honest comparison with anything else out there for this price point and size.The handling of this car is simply amazing. The 50/50 weight distribution really allows you throw this car into the turns with confidence. Did I say this was a driver's car? IT IS, in spades! Need to hit the brakes hard, this car just hunkers down without any of the typical nose dive found in most anything else on the road. The ride is also very refined and civilized, a real pleasure for extended touring with passengers (even baby seats). This is a great car.
Pros: Performance and Handling
Cons: Too small glove compartment and center console
Advice: Drive it, and you will probably want one too!I have the 2002 V-6. They stepped up the horsepwer to 220 and it performs very well. Handling is outstanding. Ride is first rate. I traded a Buick Riviera for the LS. The LS is not quite as fast as the supercharged Riviera, but overall the LS is a far superior car.
Pros: Engine and Ride
Cons: Plastic Dash
Advice: This is a great car and with the deals out there now, it cannot be beatenWith the 8 and sports package this car drives as well as the Mercedes E 420. Is still new and hope it lasts.
Pros: Exterior styling - it is a gorgeous car.
Cons: Visibility could be better.
Advice: Test drive the V8.Compared to my Honda and the Acura TLs I test drove, this car is very bouncy. Despite that, it holds the road beautifully and is fun to drive. Definitely get the sport (or higher) package and don't even look at the V6. You need the V8 to move this weight. Overall the cabin is very spacious and nicely decorated. The Alpine sound system is excellent. Everything in within reach and I find the storage space quite adequate. The windshield is not designed as 'wide' as it could have been and you get a terrible reflection on the dash during mid-day driving. If you are going to do primarily highway driving, this car is wonderful, but the brakes are too soft for lots of stop and go driving. It's also not as quiet as it could be.
Pros: The handling & styling
Cons: In-vehicle Storge is lacking
Advice: Get either the V8 Automatic or the V6 manualMy wife and I test drove the BMW 3Series, the Volvo S60 and a couple other midrange luxury sedans....none came close the the Lincoln LS. The aceleration, handling, braking and ride are all top shelf...it is the best car we have ever had.
Pros: Ride, power
Cons: TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS!!!!
Advice: Dont be mistaken, it's still American. Expect problems in the long run.I drove the Lexus ES, BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class. The LS felt and drove the best off all the cars I test drove. I now have 49,800 miles and the transmission just blew out. The dealer refuses to give me a loaner car for the week(s) that it is in the shop. I called Ford and was basically told 'sorry, we will file a complaint-but don't expect a call back' I am very unhappy with this car.