9th Apr 2006, 22:05
The original poster who mentioned the computer being smarter then human is actually something that was designed that way to save gas. It starts of in second gear and then if you give 40% more throttle it switches to 1st.../ it's a little annoying, but was changed in the 03+ yrs.
Great car would buy again just needs a little more horsepower and refinement.
I have 50K and have had no problems worth mentioning. And I'm a spirited driver :) kind of hard not to be with a car that handles so well.
22nd Jun 2006, 21:42
I recently purchased an 02 LSE with less than 30k in miles. Never could I have imagined an American car performing the way this car does. I've always considered myself to be too old for some of these toys cars on the market and still too young to be confined to driving the speed limit.. Boy does this car satisfy!! Not to mention the Black on Black body draws attention, right now I'm still too excited to be bothered by the horrible gas mileage.
16th Mar 2007, 07:19
I bought an 02' LSE about a little over a month ago. The car was leased before I bought it and I got it with about 54K miles. I love the car and couldn't be happier. The sport package makes all the difference. I like the regular LS, but the LSE is a notch above. Handling is great and it is extremely smooth on the highway. I agree with the post about the lack of a coin holder though. I am pleased to see that everybody else loved the car and that there was no serious complaints. I couldn't be happier with it thus far.
21st Mar 2007, 08:56
I purchased a Certiftied 2002 LS with 10,000 miles. Now have 85,000.
There were a few thing needed to be fixed. 2 coils went bad and a front end part both were cover by warranty.
Have one problem dealer can't find yet, is when I use air conditioner heat comes out right of the cabin.
I am now looking at purchasing at 2007.
10th Jul 2007, 21:15
I own a 2000 Lincoln LS V8 on 20 inch wheels. I absolutely love my car, as it was my graduation present from high school. But it could use a little more power, but I'm not complaining. I average 26 miles to the gallon on the highway. I get about 22 in the city. All in all it's a nice automobile that's often overlooked.
25th Dec 2007, 15:42
I own a 2000 Lincoln LS and I love the car. I was just wondering how the previous post gets 22 mpg in the city. I am lucky to get 15 in city. What did he do in order to get that much mileage? I would love to find out and I am sure there are many of us out there who would like to know as well.
23rd Jan 2008, 21:02
The comments so far have been very helpful, Thanks. I hope to find an LSE soon to replace my 04 Tbird with a little more room and all the same excitement of the V8. I agree that the LS was not as appreciated or recognized as it should have been. To the last post, the fuel economy will change if you don't take the time to match the tires circumference to the old tires when you go to the larger wheel. I'm willing to bet that's contributing to the higher fuel economy numbers.
1st Feb 2008, 13:44
Yeah I have a black Lincoln LSE also and I find it to be a wonderful car, very fun to drive. I really like the turning and the ride of the car. It seams to be a very unique car I have not seen another one yet.
24th Mar 2008, 00:31
Hello everyone. I own a 01' LS V8 and it is great. I have about 84k on it and its just a fun car to drive. I sometimes have to make sure that I'm not speeding on the highway. It's a smooth ride but when you need it to go, the throttle will respond! It's a car that should never be over looked!
27th May 2008, 22:44
Anyone from a cold climate that has driven the LS in the snow? How does the rear wheel handle? Thanks.
3rd Jul 2008, 23:55
Yep, a nice car, but you can get more power out of that engine, like to the tune of 45-65 hp, very easily on the cheap. The car is great.
10th Aug 2008, 09:16
I just recently purchased my 2002 LSE and couldn't be happier. This is the type of vehicle I've always wanted to drive, but could never afford new. At the time of purchase it had 72,000 miles on it, but looks and drives like brand new! I guess it was a lucky find.
I live in a rural area, and get what I would consider to be good mileage as well, averaging 20.2 mpg according to the computer. Yeah, paying for premium hurts a bit, but as fun as this car is to drive I think it's worth it.
I love this car.
16th Aug 2008, 08:16
Hey all, I am in love with the drive and looks of the 02 Lincoln LS. I am having some small problems with starting the car (cranks for 5-6 seconds before turning over), but all in all it is very nice.
11th Oct 2008, 10:11
To the poster asking about how the Lincoln Ls handles in the snow...Well, lets just say it doesn't do well at all. I call my LS my fair weather friend. You have to kick it way down to low gear to get relatively anywhere. The first year I found myself stuck a couple of times. Other than that... I love my LS.
4th Mar 2009, 11:18
I just purchased a 2002 LS with 108K miles for what now appears to be a pittance (I was looking for my son but ended up keeping it - poor kid!). This car looks and runs like new, without even a door ding. Ford must have used some thick metal on this body. The interior is in similarly excellent shape, and after new tires, brakes, and major services, it runs like a top. The local Lincoln dealer told me they had never replaced an engine in an LS except for deep water damage, and had customers with 250 and 300K on their engines still going strong. I owned two Mark Vllls and loved them too, but four doors and better handling have sold me on the Lincoln LS (and the Mark is too long in the tooth now). If you are looking for a safe, fun car with lots of luxury at an affordable price that flat out handles on the curves, this is it. Definitely undervalued.
4th Mar 2009, 17:16
I hate to tell you, but it's under priced due to the massive under-quality of the vehicle. Trust me, your "pittance" will be your sentence before too long.
Good luck, I mean I really hope your car is the exception to the rule, but as a rule, the LS is just the Edsel of Lincoln.
Best wishes and best of luck.
26th Jul 2009, 19:18
My wife has owned a 2002 LSE for 4 years now. Bought at 50K, now has 103 K. She loves the car. Can't get her out of it, not that I want to drive it because I'm 6' 4" / 330 lb. You get the picture.
I am a mechanic with 28 yrs. experience and do all the maintenance on the car. I have to date replaced 4 coils (one at a time), the in-dash climate control head, (AC would blow heat) when changing the ATF, I think it's a little to hard installing the new fluid. and don't listen to any dealer (technician) when they say 100 K on spark plugs, coolant, ATF, etc. they are fools. It is a selling tool. It sounds great when you are sitting at the salesman's desk. He makes everything beautiful.
Overall a very good car.