Pros: "Fast, luxurious, great handling, absurdly reliable"
Cons: "Marginal in snow, manual tilt and seat recline"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car from my father with 100K miles and put another 50K on it. Not once has it left me stranded and has needed minimal repairs. Little things like the rear cup holder, and the tailgate hinge could be higher quality but the leather, wood, design, audio and ergonomics and lighting are top tier! Also this car is FAST - the 302 hp V8 is magnificent and the transmission shifts with aplomb. This car, along with my Jeep have convinced me that American cars may very well be the world's best. I have owned Audis, Jaguars, BMWs, a Saab, and a host of Japanese cars and NEVER have I had so little need repair. I have put less than $4,000 in repairs to this car between 100,000 and 150,000 miles (not counting tires and breaks and such). And that is to keep the car virtually as new.
Lincoln needs to make this car again based on the new Explorer!"
"The first time my Aviator was in for service, 4,500 miles - electrical issues & left turn shaking. 2nd time, same thing. What a hassle to return for a band-aid (yeah, lubricant in the steering fluid, that'll fix it - NOT), never repaired properly & the electrical issues are apparently in my head. I love the look & the color inside & out. But it's hard making that huge payment for a lemon. If I would have leased it, walking away would be so much easier. For now, I'm stuck with an attractive but troublesome vehicle. I refuse to take a loss. Maybe if I set my mind to being inconvenienced, I'll take it in for service until it's repaired properly, with no further problems. I can only hope."