Lincoln LS Ratings

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    2002 Lincoln LS - V8 Auto Base (200A)

    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.

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    2002 Lincoln LS - V6 Auto Base (100A)

    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.

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    2002 Lincoln LS - V8 Auto Base (200A)

    Pros: Engine and Ride

    Cons: Plastic Dash

    Advice: This is a great car and with the deals out there now, it cannot be beaten

    With the 8 and sports package this car drives as well as the Mercedes E 420. Is still new and hope it lasts.

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    2002 Lincoln LS - V8 Auto Base (200A)

    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.

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    2002 Lincoln LS - V8 Auto Base (200A)

    Pros: The handling & styling

    Cons: In-vehicle Storge is lacking

    Advice: Get either the V8 Automatic or the V6 manual

    My 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.

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    2002 Lincoln LS - V6 Auto Base (100A)

    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.

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    2002 Lincoln LS - V8 Auto Base (200A)

    Pros: Comfortable ride and the heated seats

    Cons: Haven't found it yet

    Advice: Buy the LS with the V8 loaded

    I have test driven Mercedies, Acura, Lexus, Audi, and BMWs all in the same or close to the LS V8 class. I now own a LS Super Sport V8 with the NY style package, Nuff said I guess