2002 Lincoln LS V6 from North America


Nice to drive until the warranty expires


Front window regulator, ignition coil at about 80,000 K, which cost me $750.

Drivers side air bag light came on and traction control light stayed solid; I drove for a year with it before fixing both, which cost me $350.

Just rebuilt the transmission July 2009 since it simply would not engage in reverse. No noticeable damage, just wear and tear according to the shop. This ended up costing me $2900.

The same day I got the car back, there was a heavy squeaking noise from the rear right spring, which I need to address. No longer liking this car, and would not buy a Ford or American product again.

General Comments:

Car ran pretty well from 2003 with 44000 km until about 80 K without any major issues as all cars should in my opinion. Then minor issues until 125 K where the transmission needed to be rebuilt.

The car has its good points, but does not compare to the repairs needed to be done, the cost and how early they appear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th July, 2009

2002 Lincoln LS from North America


Undervalued for the quality and driving experience


This Lincoln LS had the right headlight fogged up from condensation due to a leaking seal. Vancouver Vic suggested drilling two small holes to allow the headlight to evaporate the moisture. IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM. Great suggestion! That is thinking outside the box, and it is a two minute fix that worked flawlessly. I did drill the holes at an angle so that water from the outside would have to go upward to get in, but not sure that matters.

General Comments:

Love the V8 car. Handles fantastic, rides good, looks excellent, lots of gadgets.

Main negative so far is the lack of cabin storage space. Has caused me to minimalize.

There is one compensation, the spare tire space under the truck floor cover is immense, more than big enough to hold jumpers, a car duster, shoes, tools, umbrella, and yes, a spare tire. I carry a lot of stuff, and yet the trunk appears empty.

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

Review Date: 4th March, 2009

5th Mar 2009, 03:18

Glad to see your happy with your Lincoln. Just a note on the headlight that you drilled into, DO NOT let excess water build up in the casing as it will degrade the silver plating and cause you lose to lose all reflection in your headlight; I have experienced this on my Volvo S70s fog light which nailed a manhole cover. The best way to drain moisture is to drill a hole and attach a small hose to it and put the end of the hose under the hood away from water; as my Volvo came from the factory.


2002 Lincoln LS LX 3.9 V8 from North America




What has gone wrong! Should be what has not gone wrong.

#1. Both front head lights fogged. Fixed by drilling small weep holes in the rear of the lights.

2. Climate control module shot. It does what it wants, not what you want. Was told a new unit would be $800 for the parts alone. It heats OK, but the AC stinks.

3. Air bag light on. Shop ran their computer but could not tell exactly what was wrong; $1,500.00.

4. Tie rod ends going bad. Have had 3 go bad at $180.00 each.

5. Right upper control arm went bad, $385.00, and left steering knuckle bad, $550.00.

6. And lastly the ignition switch went bad. $68 part, $250.00 in labor.

I hate this car. If I didn't still owe on it, it would be gone. No one will give me crap for trade either. A fricken 1998 Toyota RAV 4 is worth more in trade than this lousy excuse of a high end car. I'd sell it, but I don't know if I could live with myself selling it to some poor sap.

General Comments:

It's the nicest piece of junk you'll ever own. Seriously, stay away from this money pit, unless you want to give your kids college fund to your Lincoln dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th December, 2008

25th Jul 2016, 03:08

So you drove it 60K miles. You paid $1500 for a diagnoses, that clearly shows onboard, that the clock spring was faulty, as in many... But $1500! Looks like you need a different mechanic. Addressing the rest would be folly, as you clearly got burned on the clock spring. The bushings were most likely faulty... ignorance isn't bliss, it's expensive.