2000 Lincoln LS V6 from North America


It was a pretty good car, looks great, and I am not disappointed that I bought it


A brief description of some of the things that have gone wrong with this car in the 8 years I have owned it:

Lug nuts stripped and needed replaced.

CV joints went bad.

Rotors (at 45000 miles) replaced.

Air bag sensor went out.

Engine "misses".

Hard shifting between gears (sometimes).

Ball joint went bad.

Tie rod ends went bad.

Sounds like a diesel when it idles.

Rear end going out/howling sound from rear end.

Driver's side window regulator went out.

Rear window regulator is going out, but I put the child lock on and nobody is allowed to roll it down.

Sunroof doesn't always close like it should.

Rear view mirror looks like a lava lamp.

Antenna doesn't work, so I have to use the CD player all the time.

Key won't turn in the ignition (new ignition put in, and had the same problem three months later).

Auto setting on the AC doesn't work.

Sport shift is messed up... doesn't want to engage all the time.

Stabilizer bar bushings are bad, and front end makes a squeaky noise when I go over bumps.

Windshield wipers act up.

I am sure there are a few things I have forgotten, but this is a pretty accurate list. I have opted not to fix all of these things... but it is currently in the shop getting the ignition worked on (key won't turn), and while it is there, I am having them write up an estimate on replacing the ball joint, tie rod ends, and stabilizer bar bushings.

I love my car, but it is getting old, and I guess I will have to think about replacing it soon. I don't want to have a car payment again, though!

General Comments:

A great looking car, but when a car has a lot of bells and whistles on it, they all seem to go out at the same time, and they are expensive to fix. The suspension issues and engine issues are engineering problems, and in a "luxury" car, one should not have to deal with these types of problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th October, 2010

2000 Lincoln LS 3.0 V6 from North America


Transmission replaced.

Upper and lower ball joint.

Busted hose.

All 6 coils had to be replaced.

Air bag light stay on.

General Comments:

After all the repairs (at 150,000 miles), I have driven this car 166,000 miles without a problem.

So far 316,000 miles with no engine work done.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th September, 2010

2000 Lincoln LS V8 from North America


Good looks... poor engineering


Numerous A/C~Climate Control problems since date of purchase, paid a dealer to repair problem, they didn't and have gone out of business. I just contacted another dealer with a request to repair the problem fee of charge, will take it to the top of Ford's customer service in Dearborn, MI 800~392~3673 if not satisfied...

Major transmission problem at 60,000 miles. Dealer tried to sell the idea of R/R transmission for $2,900.00. Got smart and had a transmission specialist repair for $800.00.

Coolant overflow bottle cracked at 60,000 miles; cost #300.00!!!

Driver's side outside mirror fell off at 40,000 (has anybody noticed it on the side of the road???)

General Comments:

Ford has a real lemon with this one, instead of squeezing it, it will squeeze you $$$$$$$

Ford is not contrite concerning the myriad of problems this model Lincoln has, and will not compensate with customer service tantamount to the problematic condition of this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th May, 2010

20th May 2010, 21:44

If you want proven reliability and low cost of ownership, try a Town Car.

2000 Lincoln LS V8 from North America


Poor choice, especially for the price


Bought my 2000 Lincoln LS V8 in 2006. Since then there's been nothing but problems.

Within the first 6 months, I had 3 coils replaced and a back window regulator. Have had to have 2 more coils replaced since, and a variety of odd issues.

Since summer 2009, it's been overheating at random times; had two thermostats replaced, and now it's doing it again. Every time it does, it makes a loud humming noise. I pull over, turn the car off for 5 minutes, and turn it back on, and all is fine. I've had the coolant flushed and bled out, and it's not helped.

Also there seem to be some issues with wiring. My windshield wipers randomly go off, sometimes the cruise doesn't work, and the steering wheel radio control are often not working properly (volume up means channel turn, volume down results in volume up).

The car drives terrible in snow or rain, presumably from the rear wheel drive.

I hate to get rid of it, because it's almost paid off, but I'm fed up! (Also discouraging that's parts are 3X what they should be, just because it's a "Lincoln")

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd May, 2010