2000 Lincoln LS Reviews - Page 17 of 22

2000 Lincoln LS 3.9 V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.9 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Best car to this date that I have owned

Faults:

Replaced 3 window regulators.

New thermostat.

Control Center buttons section pushed through the dash. Easy repair.

Passenger side tail light lens had to be replaced. Bulb kept on blowing due to leak.

General Comments:

All in all, this car has not cost me that much money. The money that everyone else has had to put into there LS I have incorporated into tricking mine out. 20" Driv MVP's with a 3inch lip. Try getting that with a high offset. JL 1000/1 with a 12W7, THUMPS. HID conversion, with halo rings. Full intake and exhaust, 15% tinted windows. EBC slotted/crossed drilled rotors with EBC pads. Tinted tail lights. I guessed I lucked out. HAHA suckers. Enjoy putting your money into your problems and not your pure enjoyment. Anyone else have a good experience with there LS???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2006

31st Oct 2006, 14:20

I bought mine used with 18,000 miles, at 44,000 miles I have just put over $2000 fixing out of warranty issues (10/2006). I am fearful at this point. Good luck, but I fear the problems will catch up with you. I'd sell it.

17th Feb 2008, 10:46

I put 120,000 miles on my 2000 LS. I kept up with the maintenance and everything is running smooth except for very minor things. I keep reading about peoples LS's screwing them over, but mine has been very good to me and I wouldn't trade her in for anything. My leather is even still mint. I feel bad for all you people who don't know how to maintain your LS.

4th Nov 2009, 19:04

LS are great. I have a 2000 one with over 185,000 miles and it's running better than ever!!!

I bought it in 2002 with in or about 48,000. I drive regularly to the west coast (I'm currently living in Philly) and this car is perfect.

Obviously you have to take care of the maintenance, but other than that, these Lincolns are great. I don't understand how you people are having so much trouble with them.

22nd Jun 2010, 20:58

I've had my 2000 LS since 03, have about 205k on it right now, and still running strong. Well except I'm dealing with a battery drain issue. I can't seem to find out what the problem is, and I'm scared to go to the dealership.

The major problems I've had:

1. Window regulators, I swear I fixed each window in the car at least twice!

2. I experienced the misfire problem, mechanic fixed that for about $300.

3. A radiator house busted and lead to my car overheating, $180 repair.

The person I bought it from did say the transmission went out around 50k, but it was still under warranty.

So for me personally those above are the only problems I dealt with in 7 years. Not too bad especially since it's paid off. In this economy, I don't have the money or credit to buy a new car, so I'm glad I can depend on my LS.

2000 Lincoln LS from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles

Summary:

LS - an expensive upkeep

Faults:

I have had rear speaker problems for 5 years. I took the car in 3 times, and still never fixed. Comes on and off when you hit a bump in the road.

A section of the front bumper fell off and they would not cover it under warranty - $300.

The fuel line came loose and fuel started spraying everywhere when trying to start - tow plus service - $250+.

After regular tire rotation, lug nuts were rounded off, making it impossible to change a tire - tow plus new lugs on all tires - $200+. They are special lugs with a special finish!

Front door handle broke making it impossible to open the door from the inside - had to roll down the window to open the door. Needed all parts replaced - $350.

Rear window regulator went out - $400.

Just took it in today for new coil - $440.

Windshield costs $500 to replace.

Foggy headlights with condensation.

Lights in radio dash are off. Every now and again will come back on. Lincoln said just to check it would be just as expensive as a new radio!

Most recently I am hearing a noise with the suspension/shocks when hitting a bump. For example, when going over a speed bump.

General Comments:

This car runs so smooth on the highway. But like the other comments, it has been a major money pit.

I used to love this car because it's such a smooth ride. Now each time I drive it, I am just waiting for something else to break. I have babied this car and it only has 75K miles. However, it has only been a thorn in my side during the past 5 years. The expenses never end. I will never get a new one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th August, 2006

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