An exceptional vehicle that suffers from having become an orphan
Virtually nothing wrong for first 90,000 miles.
Then, in fairly short order ---
Clock spring failure.
Heated seat failed.
Alternator required replacement.
Disk player required rebuild.
Please note that the above list does not include normal wear items, such as tires, brakes, battery, etc.
I tried a Jaguar, between several Town Cars, before I decided on the LS. The LS V-8 provides better performance and better mileage than the Jaguar did. The Jag, new, cost almost $70,000. The LS cost a bit over $40,000. The only area in which the Jag out-did the LS is that the interior of the Jag, with the exotic wood veneer, was extremely nice. On the other hand, the veneer had started to come loose by the time I got rid of it in 1999. Now, after eight years and 140,000 miles, the LS still starts easily in all weather and is ready to go. It is time, though, for a set of premium shocks and a new set of brake rotors.
On the other hand, there's no excuse for the failure of such things as the clock spring. That's just cheap engineering.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th March, 2010