Lincoln LS Review from UK and Ireland

2000 Lincoln LS V6 3.0 V6

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance47500 miles
Previous carMercury Cougar

Summary:

A luxurious sports saloon with a 6-speed...From the USA!

Faults:

Nothing. I picked the car up when it was a year old from an importer (American Carriage Co, Kingston, Surrey) when it was a year old and its been fine ever since.

General Comments:

I chose my Lincoln LS because I love American cars and had long admired the styling of Lincolns, but had found previous Lincolns too large and soft for my tastes. I prefer cars that are sporty and involving to drive. The LS is smaller in size (similar to a 5-Series BMW) and is a proper sports saloon.

The Lincoln LS was originally going to be sold officially in the UK in RHD, but it was scrapped by Ford UK at the 11th hour. I wanted one so badly I got one anyway!

It corners superbly with little body roll in corners and is rear wheel drive. It handles like a BMW.

The 6-speed manual gearbox fitted to my car is fantastic. It is precise and feels sporty, making fast changes a doddle.

I wish It had a V8 engine rather than a V6, but the V8 was only available with an automatic gearbox. I like sporty cars (I used to own a Mustang 5.0 GT), so I wanted that 6-speed!

It is quite economical for a large saloon too, 27mpg.

The most luxurious car I have owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2003

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review