I don't know why this car has such a bad rep...I've owned my ls for a year and it works just fine.. all I've done to it is change the oil, replace the brakes, and both fog lights. the only thing that will need replacement are the front struts, they cost about 70 bucks apiece...
Not everyone is able to afford this car, so people do get a bit jealous... i love how fast it is and how well it handles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th February, 2007
17th Feb 2007, 12:27
Quote: Not everyone is able to afford this car, so people do get a bit jealous
You must be joking-your car is worth less than a Honda Accord of the same year--who would be jealous of that?
17th Feb 2007, 13:00
I think he meant not everyone can afford the repairs on this car, although why one would be jealous of that is beyond me.
2000 Lincoln LS 6 Cylinder from North America
A real peice of junk
It started out with a fogged headlight and hasn't stopped. In less than a month, I have sunk $3,000 into this car. You name it, ball joints, tie rods, sensors, emission problems, removed the steering wheel and replaced some other item that might cause the air bag not to deploy in an accident. Belts, and I can go on and on. Last week, I broke down on the highway. Towed my LS to the Lincoln Dealership and paid another $700.00 for work to two hoses that were hard to reach for the radiator and another belt. Drove it off the lot and I'm not joking here... within the hour, broke down again on the interstate. Called the dealer and now they tell me that it's probably a valve that will cost around another $400.00! I'm about to cry : (They tell me that it's been a common problem with the Lincoln LS.
I bought this car like a lot of other owners due to it's beauty and styling and a really nice ride. I even read about the car before buying it. Too bad I didn't see all the comments that I am reading about here on this website. This car is like a sick person who just gets sicker no matter how much you do. As I type, my son is sitting on the side of the road waiting for yet another tow truck (that's twice in two weeks!) Pretty soon, Geico is going to send me a letter to inform me of how I am abusing the tow truck service. I am having it towed right back to the dealer after waiting two days and shelling out $700.00 just hours ago. The week before it was $2,000 and the week before that it was $274.00. I am physically sick and I could just cry. I am SO done. I will repair whatever needs repairing and put it up for sale and cut my losses. At the rate I am going, I won't even get what I have had to put out in repair costs. A real piece of junk and I will NEVER buy a Lincoln again. I thought I was getting a really awesome car, if I only knew. If anyone thinks about purchasing a Lincoln LS, think long and hard. Oh... and have a lot of money in the bank for those costly repairs. Better yet, turn around and RUN THE OTHER WAY!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th February, 2007
14th Feb 2007, 17:56
As others have said with LS complaints, a used car will have its share of difficulties. And, a 4 year old vehicle with 75k miles on it will have had a great chance of being abused such that if I did not know the owner personally, I would never consider anything with that mileage that I was not prepared to rebuild.
An LS is related to the S-Type Jaguar, which I had for four years and babied yet still had the gremlins in the system that are prone to Jaguars. In the light that the LS is an American Jaguar, that redefines it and separates it from the true workhorse of a Town Car which are exceptionally reliable and will perform for years with little trouble.
I had a Town Car for many years of faithful service and if it had not been wrecked by being slammed into in a snowstorm, I would still have it.
Not all Lincolns are terrible, but sadly the LS had its share of problems and it's not going to be as reliable as a Honda or Toyota, that's a fact.
15th Feb 2007, 08:21
I bought a Lincoln LS about two years ago and have experienced some problems, also. First of all the car has the optional chrome wheels and in less than a year the chrome was peeling off the cast aluminum rims. Lincoln says it's the chemicals I used to clean the brake dust from the wheels, but two plating engineers disagree with that opinion. The engineers that I had look at the wheels both say it's caused by the cast aluminum wheels not being cleaned properly before plating.
The other issue is this car only gets about 25,000 miles to a set of tires. Original set lasted 23,000 miles and the second set of very expensive Michelin's now have about 20,000 miles and their down to the wear nubs. Alignment has been done and checked twice by two different mechanics at two different repair shops, not tire stores.
For a V6 engine we only average about 23.5 MPG on the highway and maybe 17 or 18 MPG in town. That's only about what I used to get on my '96 Continental with the big V8. Overall the car is somewhat disappointing to me, but I would buy another Lincoln because of my past successes with the brand.
23rd Nov 2009, 23:02
I have a 2000 Lincoln LS with 120,000 miles. The key is in the ignition, but won't turn. See the problem on the internet but not the solution. Any help would be appreciated. Call 216-406-9211 Becky.
Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 83 reviews