2000 Lincoln LS Reviews - Page 11 of 22

2000 Lincoln LS V8 3.9L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V8 3.9L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

Awesome car if you can afford the repair bill..

Faults:

When I bought this 2000 Lincoln LS V8 I thought I was getting the deal of the century. I drove 800 miles to pick it up and it handled the road like a charm, rode exceptionally well, and the power was awesome. In addition to this it is absolutely beautiful. However, the problems started a couple of months later when it repeatedly overheated when the A/C was turned on (this is LA and who doesn't turn on the A/C when it's 95deg with 100% humidity?) Well, it was taken into the shop and I was told it needed a new thermostat, A/C filter, and intake valves (due to the placement of the thermostat) at the low, low price of $750. Two months later the driver side window fell down because of a broken 50cent plastic piece, but being the car that it is, I had to replace the whole window motor at a cost of $550. Next came the wheel bearings at another $500 plus a $75 towing fee. Brakes for $750, and last, but not least..it's overheating again!

General Comments:

This car moves seriously fast and is a dream to drive when it's running correctly. Though, I would warn anyone that considers buying it that it WILL hit you in the pocketbook hard. I have put off repairing many items purely because of the cost. This car is put together in such a way that it is extremely expensive to fix. A tail light bulb that goes out will cost you far more than a 35cent bulb because you have to replace the whole rear light unit. You cannot replace the bearing in the wheel, you have to buy the whole unit. You can't change out a $16 thermostat easily like in other vehicles because it's placed beneath the intake valves. EVERYTHING in this car is a consumer's nightmare and a mechanic's delight!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th February, 2008

2000 Lincoln LS V8 Sport 3.9 V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.9 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance123500 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Bad News, Stay Away

Faults:

Within the first 8,000 miles I had the have the valve cover replace along with 3 coils ($900). Than my window regulators on the front two windows went ($450). Than the valve covers again went out along with the ball and knuckle joint and more coils ($900). The last time I brought it in they said I need all four wheel bearings replaced (approx $1200). No thanks, this car is complete garbage. Along with my $352 dollar/month payment and $75 dollar/month insurance this car is a complete rip off, STAY AWAY BUY FOREIGN!!! I know I will from now on.

General Comments:

The only positive thing I have to say is I have refined my home mechanic skills since buying this car, due to the amount of work I have down on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st February, 2008

2000 Lincoln LS from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired37 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carLincoln Jeep Cherokee

Summary:

I think Lincoln built a good car, but with several minor flaws

Faults:

I have had the coils replaced twice due to condensation.

I had each rear window regulators replaced twice.

The front driver side window regulator just broke. I'm sure that will cost a few hundred bucks to have repaired.

Both front headlights have been replaced due to condensation.

General Comments:

The car runs great. I have enjoyed owning the car. With 113,000 miles I can't complain about the comfort and power. It handles very well on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2008

2000 Lincoln LS V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Most recent distance65760 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Looks great, I've been told by different dealer repair shops,"Lincolns are expensive to fix" Mine is

Faults:

Within past 6 months: Heating coil, I don't know what that is, but it cost (900 labor, 95 part), a lot of white smoke coming from engine close to driver dash. Going through my second round of regulators. First set replaced while under warranty, just recently the both front gave out. ($300) Recent issues with coils, after replacing 3 coils, I told dealer to check for a leak, indeed there was a leak, and had to change another coil. ($1190) Right after getting my car back, I could smell oil burning, I waited a month just to be sure and now there is smoke coming from the engine. I was told today it might be an issue with the oil pan. I also had issue with airbag light. I hear something with the front suspension, but the oil issue is a priority. I thought FORD might have recalls on these common issues? Dealer said there are no recalls! If we all are having the same issue, shouldn't there be?

General Comments:

I love the body style, not very impressed with recent events. I'm at 65k, I had a Nissan that went up to 145k with no problems at all!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th November, 2007

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 83 reviews