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    2003 Lincoln Navigator - Luxury (100A) 4x2

    Pros: Looks.

    Cons: Extremely unreliable

    Advice: Buy anything else but as Navigator.

    I purchase my 2003 Navigator new and it has been Extremely unreliable. It has been in the shop at leat 9 times + within the first year for the same repeat problems (windshield leaks, rear view mirror, electrical etc.) The Navigator is a GREAT LOOKING suv But don't be fooled by its looks. Very poorly designed and cheaply made. I have owned many SUV's however the Navigator is the Worst car I have ever owned.

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    2003 Lincoln Aviator - Premium (110A) 4x2

    Pros: The ride is smooth

    Cons: rear end

    Advice: drive the rest than drive the best.

    drives great, nice interior. Impressive first impression.

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    2004 Lincoln Aviator - Ultimate (310A) AWD

    Pros: The heated and cooled seats.

    Cons: Gas mileage and a bit over priced.

    Advice: It's an all around great vehicle compared to other mid size SUVs.

    I always liked the look of the Lincoln SUV's. I didn't want to purchase the Navigator b/c it was too big. When I sat inside the Aviator, it was a done deal. The interior is typical Lincoln, very easy to read gauges (day or night), the navigation/audio system is easy to figure out without the owner's manual and the voice recognition system makes it even easier to operate. When needed the heated and cooled seats makes trips enjoyable. The fold flat 2nd and 3rd row has been quite useful. Although, when either the front driver or passenger seat had their seats pushed all the way back, the passengers seated on the 2nd row had very little leg room. I love the performance of this SUV but you pay for this by the terrible gas mileage. It doesn't help that the high performance engine needs premium unleaded with the gas prices as they are today. It handles great even at higher than normal speeds, very stable. The transmission is smooth as silk. As one editor wrote, 'Handles like a sports car that can tow 7000 lbs.'

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    2003 Lincoln Aviator - Premium (110A) 4x2

    Pros: Handling.

    Cons: Ergonomics.

    Advice: Buy

    Comfortable, attractive, stable, and excellent performance. I have owned the car now for 14 months and have never regretted the purchase. Will buy another when the time comes.

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    2003 Lincoln Navigator - Ultimate (220B) 4x4

    Pros: automatic tailgate and the dual climate control

    Cons: The sound system is of poor quality.

    Advice: If you like luxury and a really smooth ride then the Navigator is for you.

    The clock display is poorly displayed. Driver seat controls are difficult to access.

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    2004 Lincoln Aviator - Ultimate (310A) AWD

    Pros: Performance & Ride

    Cons: HVAC

    Advice: DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE IF YOU LIVE IN A COLD CLIMATE!

    DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE IF YOU LIVE IN A COLD CLIMATE!!!! The Aviator has a fundamental design flaw with the HVAC system that allows freezing cold outside air to flow onto the face and hands. The heating system needs major redesign. FORD FACTORY DENIES THE PROBLEM CLAIMING IT IS WITHIN DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS YET PROVIDES NO EMPIRICAL SUPPORT TO THESE CLAIMS. Look at Marc LaChapelle's review on the MSN Carpoint Canadian site. He cites the poor heat issue as well. Great vehicle in the summer...hideous treatment by the Factory towards dealers and consumers.

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    2004 Lincoln Navigator - Ultimate (220A) 4x4

    Pros: ride and handling for a 6000# suv

    Cons: needs more power

    Advice: not a good value at list price

    The 2004 model is by far the best Navigator to date. Rack and pinion steering has sportscar like feel. Stiffer frame makes the big bumps feel like little ones. Would have preferred a digital clock, hard to read clock hands when going 80 mph in heavy traffic. For the 63,000 price tag Ford could have installed a rain sensor wiper system ,cabin air filter, telescoping tilt wheel, and a few more cupholders in back.