2000 Lincoln LS Reviews - Page 22 of 22

2000 Lincoln LS V6 3.0 V6 from UK and Ireland

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

2000 Lincoln LS V8 Sport 3.9L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.9L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carLincoln Mark VII

Summary:

Incredible performance, great value, very reliable

Faults:

Moisture sensing function of wipers failed. They were fixed under warranty with no hassle.

General Comments:

The LS is the best handling car I've ever owned. It has an ideal mix of firm, responsive handling and comfortable quiet ride.

Other than one minor problem, the car has been very reliable. No problems to comment on.

Seats are supportive yet not uncomfortable on long trips.

The car is loaded with luxury items. Love the in-dash, elevator-type, six-disk CD changer with steering wheel controls.

The cabin could use more interior storage. Glove box and center console are small.

The trunk is roomy and flat and I love the fold-down 60/40 seats.

Did I mention that I LOVE this car?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2003

28th May 2006, 06:42

The reason the LS handles great, is because it's implemented and designed on the Jag platform. But, of course, when Ford parts are included on any vehicle, it causes a myriad of problems, plaguing the driver. Stay away from any Ford, or Ford derived vehicle.

29th May 2006, 07:23

Stay away from anyone who is so biased as to say all ford's cause problems for their drivers.

2000 Lincoln LS from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Expensive headache to own

Faults:

Air Conditioner blender replaced

Driver side heated seat element replaced

Driver side mirror replaced

Head Light assembly replaced because of fogging

Driver Side front seat back trim fell off

Gear selector cable broke. Car towed to dealer.

General Comments:

Loved the looks, handling and creature comfort and amenities. Well thought out design, but absolutely no quality control evident. Sold the car after warranty expired.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st March, 2003

4th Feb 2004, 19:09

I purchased an end of lease 2000 Lincoln LS in Aug., 2004. It started to blow hot air in cycles. Mostly only hot air blew. If I set the temperature to 60 degrees it did blow cold. Service kept it for 2 weeks & re-calibrated. As soon as I picked the car up, it started cycling hot air again. I brought it back--thermostat changed. OK for a couple of days. Brought it back--recalibrated!! Picked up--blowing hot air! even though service manager had driven it and deemed fixed! In mid Oct. the controller was changed. Worked OK for a couple of weeks, then hot air--needed it so, kept it until Mon. Thanksgiving week--stayed in shop until Dec. 20!!!all to find out they only "calibrated it again"!!! It has been in again for one month now and I am exasperated! Has anyone experienced this phenomena?

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