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2004 Lincoln Aviator

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 12/Hwy 16/Comb 14 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V8, 4.6 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2004 Lincoln Aviator Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 226 Ratings for the 2003 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Great midsize suv

By on Thursday, October 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fast, comfy, stylish, heated and cooled seats"

Cons: "low mpg, 3rd row is not a split seat"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this vehicle when it was already 10 years old. I was really nervous at 1st considering some negative reviews, and I put about a $1000 into it right off the bat with a tune up and some minor things. I've had it now for about 9 months and I am truly happy with this vehicle. It is still a stylish suv and I get compliments on it all the time. It drives excellent and is comfy on long trips. It is well built and quite on the road - no rattles or annoying sounds. It is very fast when you hammer down, but you pay for it at the pump. I get anywher from 12mpg city to 20mpg hwy. If you can find one of these in good shape, and that's been well maintained I would buy it. Note: transmissions on these go out between a 100-120k. Luckily mine was replaced already and still under warranty. Also let a Ford dealer technician look it over before you buy it. They know these engines inside and out."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

A powerful, classy, tough yet refined luxury SUV

By on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "power comfort safety reliability"

Cons: "gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"In search of a replacement for our aging Ford Escape, I literally lucked into our 2004 Aviator. I was not exactly looking for one, to be honest. I was in the market for something used that was newer, preferably bigger, and definitely safer than what we had. We are new parents and I simply want my wife and little boy to be safe when traveling. I was going to test drive a different SUV when it was brought to my attention that if I could wait a few days perhaps I might like what they had coming in a little better than what I was currently looking at. That's how my first Lincoln came to me. Right time. Right vehicle. Right price. So I said I'll take it right now, sight unseen. And let me say this, the anticipation drove me nuts waiting for it to finally arrive on the lot. I passed on an 07 Grand Cherokee, 06 Escape, and 08 Jeep Liberty that were all priced higher, all with higher mileage. It was well worth the wait. It was well worth the price I paid. And with less than 100k on the odometer, it is in great shape for a ten year old vehicle. Needless to say, its also a huge step up in class from the 2001 Escape it replaced. We loved that little Escape and how she drove and performed on the highway and took to snowy roads like a champ. Its been less than a year since I brought it home so the jury is still out on how well it will get around with its AWD here in NE Pa. I'm not worried, though. Not having the ability to engage any kind of 4WD at will does have my wife a little concerned. Since I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, which has the full-time 4WD of its Quadra-Drive system, its been years since I've had to worry about whether or not I should put my truck in 4WD. I'm not saying I expect our Lincoln Aviator to mimic my Jeep when it comes to a foot of snow. But I do expect it to keep my wife and child safe and sound should they find themselves out and about caught in a snow storm. Speaking of my GC, it is a Limited, and as intended, is very nice inside with its heated leather seats, bells & whistles, and wood trim. Even though our 2 SUVs are roughly the same age with each built to be at or near the top-of-the-line for their respected brand, the Lincoln is simply in a different league when it comes to talking luxury. The Aviator drives and steers effortlessly as it glides over rough roadways. There's plenty of room even with a child's carseat strapped in the backseat. The 3rd row mostly stays down for extra room to transport everything we need for the 3 of us for our weekly camping trips or random outings with the baby. One minor downside is the requirement for 91 or better gasoline. Along with the lowly 13.5 MPG we average, I was well aware and accepting of the fact it was going to cost a bit more to drive and maintain this particular vehicle. I consider it a small price to pay for the peace of mind it gives me when I think about the safety it provides my family. The cold air that trickles across my back and down my crack on a 100 degree day has become one of my favorite things in life. It's been almost 25 years since I learned how to double shift while driving a 1960 International Harvester dumptruck as a pre-teen. I've loved driving ever since. Whether it be a car, lawn tractor, front end loader, dirt bike, it doesn't matter. I love to drive. Its a good thing, too. I commute over 60 miles round trip, 6 days a week. Somebody say road trip? As long as I can drive, sure. Without meaning to sound like I'm bragging and/or coming across like I'm a snooty, superficial person who overvalues material possessions, I am proud to own my Lincoln Aviator. I may have bought it used because frankly a new Lincoln is currently out of our price range. But the fact that I am able to purchase and maintain a well known and respected luxury brand vehicle to ensure the safety and comfort of my family, well, it makes me proud. I've never purchased something so nice by myself. I've owned nice things before. But this is just different."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

LOVED IT!

By on Friday, September 12, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: needed $

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "reliable, Luxurious, always felt safe in it"

Cons: "Gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Loved this car to pieces. Unfortunately had to sell for financial reasons. Luxury feel, fully loaded, great looking car. Owned for 2 years and never had a problem with it. Received lots of compliments on it. Wish I could get it back!!!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I can't find a car I like to replace it!

By on Thursday, September 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 152,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Looks, style, comfort, reliability!"

Cons: "Transmission went out at 90k."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I am the second owner putting over 130k on the car. It is extremely comfortable and a pleasure to drive. I like the feel of the car even over its sister the Explorer, it feels and rides solid. All four of my kids learned how to drive on this car. My kids have finally left for college and I do not need a 7 passenger car anymore but I can find anything I like well enough to replace it!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Love this car. Great for family and vacations.

By on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Luxury, great ride, very comfortable."

Cons: "It's a V8 truck so don't expect 4 cyl mileage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Great ride on the highway. Entertainment system and integrated phone system always worked great. Comfortable and a very cool ride. Heated and cooled seats were amazing especially in the summer. Used a roof rack for vacations to carry more stuff and it was an easy mount thanks to the sliding bars. One of the best vehicles I've owned."

Just a very good car

By on Saturday, August 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,857

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Just all around great car."

Cons: "If there are any I have not found it yet!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I really enjoy this car, Great looking , Great ride, Dependable, Good gas millage for the luxery car."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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