Lincoln LS

Consumer Reviews

Nothing but a headache

By on Friday, January 27, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

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

"I have sunk so much money into this car. All the coils had to be replaced, rack and pinion had to be replaced, thermostat had endless issues, the engine had to be replaced, and now my timing chain is destroyed. It would cost me $1100 dollars to get that fixed after already paying the $2500 for the new engine. Nothing but a nightmare car. I'm so stupid for paying more for repairs to the car than it is actually worth."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Nice car when it works!

By on Friday, November 4, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Handles great, stops quickly, quick"

Cons: "some problems, no space"

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

"I have owned this car for almost two years. While I haven't experienced any of the major problems others have had, the ignition coils go bad pretty frequently (at about $200 each for the shop to repair). We had to have the valve cover gaskets replaced due to some water that had mysteriously gotten down into where the spark plugs are. Since we had these replaced, though, we have had no other problems. Basically, when it works right, this car is an absolute joy to drive. While it isn't the quickest car out there, it is very fast, plenty fast enough for me, with the 3.9L V-8. What's more, it handles like a dream. Its responsiveness is superb, the big brakes do a great job stopping it very quickly, although it is a pretty heavy vehicle. When you turn the wheel, no matter how fast you're going, it does exactly what you want it to do. The transmission shifts nicely, and the sport stick (auto stick, clutchless manual, whatever you want to call it) is great. The interior is nice, but it is also somewhat cheap. The vent covers just sort of blow off and won't stay attached. The front seats are very comfortable for sporty bucket seats. This thing is much more like a European sports car than a Lincoln. Besides the semi-regular ignition coil problem, it also seems to go through tires pretty quickly. It is an absolute must that you rotate tires on a regular basis, or you will wear out the front tires in no time. Otherwise, we haven't had any major problems with the vehicle at all. That being said, I think you would be much better off buying a BMW. WHile I feel like this car was designed to compete with European cars, it doesn't hold up. Besides the vent covers, some of the other plastic parts inside routinely come loose and must be reattached periodically. The finish isn't great, and in a car that cost this much new it should have had real wood, or at least something other than the cheap-looking fake stuff they put in there. Also, for a car as big as it is, there is no space inside, especially in the back.Getting an infant's car seat in and out of the rear doors is a real pain. The rear seats are definitely not made for adults to ride in."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Horrible BUy

By on Monday, October 31, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fast engine, comfy"

Cons: "need lots of repairs atleast 1 a month"

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

"Total let down... i bought it with little to no miles for 15000 its fully loaded and should be great, however ive had already in the last 3 yrs put 5000 dollars in repairs and its sat for 9months again because of cracked heads or oil cooler not sure till i take it in... looking at 300 to 2500 in repairs... do not buy these cars!!!!!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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