Leather seats are supportive and comfortable.
Alpine radio is satisfactory.
Handling and braking are exceptional.
Engine output is satisfactory; sufficient torque across the whole powerband.
The body design is beautiful and elegant, but could use a little more flare to set it apart from other, more vanilla, vehicles.
Transmission shift schedule is thrashy, and seems as though lowering the shift point at full throttle could possibly make the car faster by keeping the engine within its powerband.
I've had this car since June of 2010, and it has been a hoot to drive/own. After 13,000 miles, I''m still just as enamored with it as I was when it was first purchased.
The interior is beautifully wrapped in leather, though the faux wood trim doesn't quite make the grade. The Alpine premium radio sounds great in comparison to the stock system, but falls short of a true Audiophile system.
As for overall quality and finish of this vehicle, I'm not especially impressed. Albeit this particular example of the LS has been treated like a queen since it was purchased, there have been a few unsettling instances where I really wonder whether I will be shopping for another vehicle soon. I have already noticed numerous other reviews of this vehicle, complaining about how poor these vehicles perform in relation to longevity; but I'm convinced that these people are only kicking themselves for not understanding what would be involved in the purchase of what is essentially an Americanized, British Luxury vehicle. I mean c'mon, everyone knows Jags are a pain in the keister, what makes one think that this one will not be.
Overall, I would say that the Lincoln LS is truly a budget luxury vehicle, all the way down to the cheap interior trim and underpowered engine. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING!