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Pros: Road handling
Cons: Sub-par fit and finish
Advice: Listen for whines and insist on repairs. That isn't the 'way they're supposed to sound.'This is our 2nd LS. The first was good, but had the problems of a 1st model year. This one has a better finish. Xlnt ride and power. Good value for money. Lighter paint colors are better. The black exterior paint is very poor. Transmission is a bit hesitant when shifting. And both cars had some degree of rear-end whine (though the new one got a Ford recommended rear-end replacement at 5K miles and now has very little whine). Very quiet and smooth ride with good stability on all sorts of roads. Test drive a few and you will notice that some have more wind noise than others. The exterior fit is not always tight. Interior plastic parts and trim should be upgraded by Lincoln.
Pros: Air Suspension and 4X4 systems
Cons: I don't like all the plastic trim. Just adds weight
Advice: BUY itWe love the new Navigator with the independant rear end. Went 4X4 last weekend and did figure 8s around two trucks stuck in the sand, and I did not have off the road tires. The 4 wheel low is really powerful with the all wheel drive (positraction). The navigaiton systems works exactly as promised. The room is great. We have 6 kids at home and use all the seats. The back seats can fit my 6' 4' son with 4 to 5 inches of head clearance and his knees do not hit the seat in front.
Pros: convenience of steering wheel radio controls
Cons: Needs more console/cup holder space
Advice: Be prepared to buy a good set of winter tires!Liked it the moment I got in! Loved it the moment I drove it off the lot! The only thing that could make this car better would be convertible top!!!
Pros: THE RIDE
Advice: DRIVE ONE AND GO WITH YOUR FIRST INSTINCTMY WIFE AND I BOUGHT OUR FIRST TOWN CAR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. IT WAS THE CARTIER EDITION AND IT WAS LOADED TO THE GILLS INCLUDING THE MOON ROOF. THIS CAR WAS FLAWLESS. IT WAS A 94' WITH 50,000 MILES ON IT, AND DROVE LIKE IT JUST CAME OUT OF THE SHOWROOM. I TESTED THE CADDY'S AND BUICKS, BUT THEY WERE NOT EVEN IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS THE TOWN CAR. COMFORT, STYLE, DEADLY GOOD LOOKS AND ONE OF THE BEST ENGINES EVER MADE MAKE THE LINCOLN TOWN CAR THE BEST LUXURY CAR AND THE SAFEST AND MOST PLUSH ON THE ROAD. PERIOD. ANYONE THAT SAYS DIFFERENT HAS NEVER DROVE OR OWNED ONE. GOD BLESS.
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.