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Pros: Sound System GPS, brakes, and handling of a huge SUV
Cons: Navigation system should have usable menus at speed rather than only at a full stop.
Advice: Try and get an Ultimate version and forget the 2WD versionThis is our 2nd Navigator. Over the 39 months we have leased it, nothing has failed to operate, or require any dealer service other than routine servicing. Dealer Service is outstanding, in and out in less than three to four hours for servicing. We drove it from NY to Omaha in 23 driving hours. Never felt a trip either long distance, or within New York City tiresome. In 48 hours we take delivery of our third Navigator. We can never understand the poor reviews. All of our gators have been great.
Pros: Smooth ride
Cons: Expensive to get repaired.
Advice: Get the extended warrantyWhining sound in rear also noticed. I took it to the dealer to get if fixed twice. They first thought it was a factory part that should have been removed, rubbing against my wheels. The problem went away when they did something to the my tires. I think it had something to do with my breaks or roters. It was covered under my warranty.
Pros: The POWER
Cons: The power seats should have power recline
Advice: Better warranty (4yr 80,000 km) than Ford or GM'Planned on buying a Ford Explorer but fell in love with the Lincoln. Has more power, comfort and ride than the Ford.
Pros: Easy Drive and COmfort
Cons: Fuel consumption
Advice: Great CarI leased a 2003 Navigator and am trying to decide whether to buy this one out or roll into a new lease. It has 47000 on the clock. Despite reading many reports to the contrary, and being heavily dissuaded to keep the vehicle by the Lincoln service department ( without buying an additional warranty), the vehicle has been nothing short of superb. I am very tempted to buy the lease out. I have had few problems , the cold seat on the drivers side has been a bit hit and miss, but apart from that it has been very very reliable. Did I just get lucky ?
Pros: take off
Advice: stay away!!!!!I'll never buy another lincoln again!! the first 6 mo.s it spent more time in the shop than on the road,and now it still has a trans. pro. dealer just kept passing the buck, about manufactor
Cons: Gas mileage could be better
Advice: Good vehicle so far would purchase again, just hope they do better with the mileageDrives very smooth, handles like a car and plenty of get up and go power
Pros: The Ride
Cons: The Window switches
Advice: Its a great vehicle better than the ford Expedition and there the same companyIts the best vehicles you can buy. I go with Family to D.F wich is in Mexico and the ride is so Smooth you will believe that your actually floating on a cloud.Gas is good but its better than the suburban i had. Its so comfortable some of my family members actually bought one. The rear seats are the most comfortable ones especially the captain chairs. The window switches are confusing but is something you can get used to. The power tailgate is really usable especially when your on vacation and your have your hands full. The navigation System is great i actually bought a dvd with the region of mexico and its was the best it showed me the shorcuts and lesser time without paying tolls some you had cause the Libre (Free ) are actually bad but we didnt feel a bump at all. braking is strong acceleration is unsurpased when passing a big truck you step on it and without noticing you already at 100mph. when towing my travel trailer wich is 27 footer and weights around 8,500lbs. We love it the never tilts back when towing the air suspension raises the rear to level it. We love it people actually have comed and asks us what company makes this vehicle. Its so smoother and better than a susburban the subur bounces on the mexican freeways like a grasshopper. The Xenon headlight are the best feature especially in mexico at night the freeways are so dark that halogen headlamps you have to put at high beams but in xenon you dont its basically a high beam halogen but more visibility and more color. anyways but its great i recommend it especially if you like to travel a lot. like the commercial says ''Lincoln Travel Well''