24th May 2008, 15:17
I know these cars aren't good to begin with, but the mileage on your LS is insane.. 170,000 miles!!!??? That wouldn't help.
24th May 2008, 18:32
A car that yes, was garbage overall, but I feel is false to compare a whole companies product to one bad experience. Have fun spending a fortune to fixing your German built car.
24th May 2008, 20:58
You think German cars are the best quality? Check out how many problems they have, they are consistently ranked at the bottom of reliability ratings. Your car has a ton of miles on it and was obviously neglected, so invest your money in a newer cheaper car.
30th Apr 2010, 21:49
I TOTALLY agree... my 2001 LS is a PIECE OF JUNK! They are good for 50-60 thousand miles and then fall apart. Lincoln should have a class action lawsuit on them. This car is LEMON! My car has been kept up and yet I could name you 20 things wrong with it. I have had SEVERAL mechanics say this Lincoln is a money pit. I figure it is major computer and electrical issues. Lincoln knew about them and didn't fix the problems (sort of like Toyota did). We will not put anymore money into ours. We will drive it til it quits and send it to the junkyard. NEVER EVER subject yourself to buying a Lincoln vehicle. I've heard other nightmare stories out of the Navigators. In fact, look around the internet, Lincoln has by far, the most and the worst reviews of any vehicle. Type in 2001 Lincoln LS and see the "problems." My car looks AWESOME, but that is where it ends. I tell EVERYONE to never buy a Lincoln. My response when they tell me, "that is a pretty (or awesome, or sleek, etc.) car," (and I get this everywhere I go), my response is "looks are deceiving, this car proves it. She's pretty but she's a piece of junk."
24th Jan 2011, 17:30
Well I think if you are looking for a car and the only thing you really care about is the leather and stereo, it is really no wonder that you got a piece of junk!
18th Feb 2011, 23:59
I have owned seven Lincolns over the years, beginning with a 1965 Town Car, two Marks, a '79 V and an 97 VIII, and the rest Town Cars, '88, '92, '97 and 2002. I've never had a lemon. The worst issue I faced was having to drop the exhaust manifold to change the right rear plug on the '65. I've never been left on foot. I've not babied any of them, but I've kept them serviced. Changed the oil and kept them up. I put well over a 100k on each and every one of them. Sorry for the rest of you all, but I wouldn't drive anything else.
19th Feb 2011, 08:29
Town Cars are great vehicles! The LS isn't. It was Lincoln's "sport" sedan, and really was a disappointment. The resale value on them is proof of just how bad they really are. Of course Lincoln's have never been strong in this area. The Town Car usually is the best deal on the planet, as you can buy low mileage used ones for less than half the cost of a new one. American luxury has suffered the resale curse for a long time though.
My Mom won't listen to me, and continues to buy and trade Cadillacs & Lincoln's, and she spends average of about $1 per mile to own them in depreciation alone. She puts on fewer than average miles, and the cars are mint when she trades them, and she gets less than half of their original value. I just can't talk her into a Lexus or Infiniti though. If you drive a car for 10 years, the American luxury cars are a good way to go, but trading every two or three years is simply a waste of money... and a lot of it.