2000 Lincoln LS from North America


Good car, but not for long


My father bought me a 2000 Lincoln LS in 2007 for Christmas. The first couple of months with the car was pretty good, then things just started to go down hill.

My back window on the driver side never worked.

Both of my wheel bearings went bad, which ran me almost $200 dollars a piece.

Now my car runs hot; it cuts off if I'm sitting at a stop light or if I'm parked, that problem came out of nowhere.

The car jerks, the gear stick is sometimes hard to move, my back lights keep going out, a couple of times the car just wouldn't start, and my gas pedal get stuck after I take it off cruise control.

Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful car inside and out, but I think the manufacturers need to take a little more time putting these cars together. I'd rather have a Honda or a Toyota at this point.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st September, 2009

2000 Lincoln LS 3.9 Liter V8 from North America


Chronic misfire due to composite valve covers!


Misfire at idle and under load. Replaced the valve cover gaskets, 3 coils, 8 spark plugs - 65,000 miles.

General Comments:

Car has plenty of pep and handles well. I do not trust this car and would not take it on a long trip!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd September, 2009

2000 Lincoln LS 3.9 V8 from North America


A poor excuse for a luxury car


3 window regulators have failed, about one every two years.

Sunroof started leaking at 50,000 miles, and rain water pools into the doors.

Sunroof doesn't open more than a crack anymore.

Engine misfires badly at about 40mph when going up hills.

Gas and trunk buttons broke and fell off after 3 years.

Dimmer "fluid" in rear view mirror started leaking out at 50,000 miles and is now completely gone.

Starter began to act up around the 4th year and often requires multiple starts to get the engine cranked up.

General Comments:

My father bought this car when it first came out in 1999, since he'd owned a 1991 Lincoln Town Car and was an ardent fan. Personally, after seeing all the little problems with the Town Car, I couldn't understand why he liked Lincoln, particularly with a new and unproven model. About the only good thing I can say about it is that it offers a solid and stately ride for an American made car. Otherwise, it is seriously underpowered for a V8, only 215HP.

After about 3 years, my father decided that he was tired of the under performance of the LS and got himself a Mercedes-Benz S500. The LS then became my weekend car as my 1998 Honda Civic EX was my daily commuter and old reliable. I didn't put a whole lot of miles on it, probably only about 6000 miles a year. But, problems (listed above) just kept coming up. Since I didn't have to pay for the car, I just put up with all the expensive repairs.

Eventually, I traded in my Civic for a new MB E500 and the LS became the beater. It does do quite well on ski trips and for my property management trips, except for the engine misfire issue. Now, I mostly use the LS to get me around LA's vicious roads.

And, despite all of its faults, it does do one thing well -- take a beating. Safety was one of the top reasons my father liked about big Lincolns. Unfortunately, in the last 18 months in LA, I've already gotten into 3 fender-benders where others ran into me. Surprisingly, I've had only minor scratches and dings on my bumper even when other cars, including a late model BMW 530i got some serious body damage. Just for that, it's been worth its price.

But, I don't see myself getting another Lincoln. My E500 has higher structural rigidity and is just a much smoother ride. I'd probably consider an Audi or a Porsche sedan in the future as both Lexus and Infiniti have a rather flimsy feel that reminds me of my old college Civic. Even though it was super reliable, I won't be going back to that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th April, 2009

25th Aug 2009, 22:33

I wish people would stop crying.. and get the point that the older a car gets, and the more and more miles you put on a car, it starts to deteriorate.. GET OVER IT!!! Things break after so many miles, nothing lasts forever.