2002 Lincoln Blackwood from North America
A very poor financial decision
Transmission failed at 39,000 miles.
Mirror motor failed.
Passenger seat fan failed.
Brakes gone at 25,000 miles.
Overdrive switch failed.
Tonneau cover failed three times.
Of the partial list of failures I've listed above, the dealer has replaced everything except the transmission and the tonneau cover. Both of these they repaired.
The transmission problems continue, now they think it may be the torque converter.
With the luxury trademark of Lincoln, and the reliability of Ford, I thought I was buying the best truck on the market, and didn't flinch at the 53,000 price tag.
As it turns out it appears to me that I've purchased an ongoing experiment.
To be fair, everything that has failed was replaced or repaired under warranty, but at this rate of failure the warranty will be over as the failures continue.
I have owned this truck for about 19 months, but it has been back at the dealer about 3.5 of these 19 months and no one has offered a single payment or credit to my bank.
Does Lincoln offer a rebate for those patient enough to continue to return their defective products to them for repair on an ongoing basis?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th August, 2004
14th Mar 2005, 09:55
In order for it to be a collctor's item, it has to be desirable when new. Low production does not guarantee collector status.
Ask any Merkur or Sterling owner.
16th Feb 2008, 16:51
You forget about the Ford Edsel. It was a joke when it came out, and now is collectable. Not to mention those that buy AMC Gremlins and Pacers.
4th Apr 2009, 19:49
I have owned a Lincoln Blackwood since 10,000 miles. It currently has 71,000 miles, and I've never had a problem with it. The Tonneau cover has failed to close several times, but it was due to ice build-up during winter driving.
5th Apr 2009, 09:51
Can anybody explain why somebody would buy a Lincoln pickup truck? Seriously, I don't understand and am seeking enlightenment.
5th Apr 2009, 21:02
I love the styling on this model and wish it was available today... even the split tailgate is cool. As far as Gremlin X, I would like one too with the factory V8 and 3.91 posi (again)
6th Apr 2009, 13:31
Hey guys, I have an idea!!! Lets buy a Ford F-150 and slap a Lincoln emblem on it, wait Ford did that already!!!
3rd Jan 2017, 05:06
To generate an extra $20k profit from an F-150 shell. The same idea had already been employed by the Navigator and Escalade for several years by the time the Blackwood was launched.
3rd Jan 2017, 17:43
Try reading the question again. Asks why someone would buy one, not why it was built.