2002 Lincoln LS

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$7,995
$1,942
above average
73,879 Miles
40,291
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 73879
Color: UNKNOWN
Body Style: Sedan
Interior: Brown (Tan)
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: V8
Drive Train: RWD
Location: Santa Maria, CA
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Notes

Abs - 4-Wheel, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Cd Changer, Center Console, Clock, Cruise Control, Driver Seat Power Adjustments, Exterior Entry Lights, Exterior Mirrors - Heated, Exterior Mirrors - Power, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Front Airbags - Dual, Front Fog Lights, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Headlights - Auto On/Off, Interior Accents - Wood-Tone, Mp3 Player - Cd Mp3 Playback, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Radio - Am/Fm, Rear Seat Type - Bench, Rear Seat Type - Split-Bench, Shift Knob Trim - Wood, Side Airbags - Front, Steering Wheel - Power Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather And Wood, Tachometer, Traction Control, Upholstery - Leather, Wheel Diameter - 16 Inch, Wheel Type - Alloy, Window Defogger - Rear



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 132 reviews

So many lemons, finally.. a peach! @<3myLSE

5
Terran 'papabur' Schatz on 07/31/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 22.5

The sports package edition(aka the LSE) are V8's...just so everyone knows..if you see a spoiler and a sunroof, its most likely the V8 sports edition (LSe) I personally have owned a 2002 Lincoln LSE(yep, sports package, with rims-sun roof-etc) since 2011 and it has by far been one of the most enjoyable vehicles I've owned. When i went to test drive this car, I was ready to give up for the day as I had already looked/test drove 15+ other cars throughout the day. She was hidden, in the back of the car lot..like a black stallion calmly awaiting its master..it called to me. Per the usual, I asked to test drive her and was handed the keys. Once I hit the key fob, the interior lights came on as I was approaching the driver side door and I could see the interior through the light tinted windows...leather..wood grain.."Yep, its a Lincoln." I said to myself and popped the door open to climb in. First off, the heated leather bucket seats are by far the most comfortable I have ever had the pleasure of owning....after a minute or two of taking it all in..enjoying the smell of the leather..all the fun buttons n gadgets..something magical happened..I put the key in and all of the sudden my seat is moving@! and the steering wheel moves out(tords you) and down, perfectly in front of me!!! At this point, I come back down to earth, and growing up with a mechanic, I instantly start disecting... 93k miles showed on the meter..everything worked(electronically), Oil preasure was good..Temp was holding steady, idle sounded like a cute lil kitten, purring its way through a Milo and Ottis dream..too good to be true...too goo to be true is all I kept telling myself. I barely even got the car off the lot when I knew...I had to have it...considering the money came from my grandfather passing away, I felt like this was the car he would have wanted me to get. So, I paid $6500 cash and drove it off the lot right then n there and haven't looked back since. As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, I bought the vehicle in 2011 with roughly 95k miles and other then common maintance, have not had any major issues with this vehicle..well other then that stupid AdvancTrac bullshit that likes to beep for like 5 minutes everytime I start the car...other then that, the car has been a tank for me and I constantly drive back and forth to/from Portland OR. to Spokane WA. and again, the comfort of this vehicle on the highway is par to none...rides very smoothly with its equal 50/50 front/back weight ratio (...hince why the battery is in the trunk!) and loves to hug corners! I highly recommend this car to anyone, young or old, who is just looking for a comfortable, nice looking ride that can pass everything but a gas station! Strong Ford motors...and as far as people complaining about electrical stuff going out...thats because they either mistreated the car in bad weather, etc. OR they are just lazy and rather come complain on a forum then actually look into addressing the issues (such as windows coming off track..) Most of the electrical work can be done fairly easy...anyways, hope you traded for the LS!! :D

NOT A GOOD CHOICE.. and its sad

3
Brit on 02/02/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3

I have been crushing on this particular car since the early 2000's when I was in junior high. Finally I got old enough, but not smart enough to go out and pick out my own car.. I have had it for a year now.. and Ive had many problems with it. The inside is falling apart.... (air vents...driver heated seat..door control panel...) the 2 driver side windows have quit working and they're both off track.. The heater doesnt blow very warm, esp on the driver side and the a/c quits after getting up to about 35-40 mph and it doesnt work at all on the passenger side. The radio...well the speakers are magnificent! The cd player hasnt worked since I bought it. Lets see.. The battery is huge and its located in the trunk... had to have new breaks over the summer- which those are normal replacement parts on any vehicle. Had to have the water pump replaced. I have recently had to replace the power steering pump and let me tell you, it was a job and a half getting that done, the location on the darned thing was horrible.. I've been having trouble with the jewel shifting out of 1st gear properly... The car started missin' after I got it... and the gas miliage has since then been horrible.. i am lucky to get 10 mpg. Oh yeah ..there's something going on with the advance trac mode/deal.. that and the break light sometimes stay on after starting the car..I just shut off and turn it back on til they are not there. There isnt really anything too normal about this car, but I guess thats a "Lincoln Lesson" for ya. Anyhow the body on the car is super cute in my opinion, and like I said the radio sounds great but only makes for an expensive looking radio... and if youre looking for a car, remember any of these that are actually left on the road today.. will only wind up being left on the road.. :-( Ive still got mine simply because right now its my only option.. too bad I dont have one in my yard I could use for parts... But then again, there wouldn't be...because they're all junk.. lemons, i tell ya... and it certainly is a heartbreaker... she aint worth a dang, but boy she's pretty. Now i gotta go, time for me to take it and have the oil changed and a tire rod end replaced.

2002 Lincoln LS V8 (2nd review)

3.8
vkmaxima on 10/31/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my second review of my LS. I've owned it a little over a year now, and I still like it. The fuel economy is not the best, but then again it is a V8. I average anywhere from 13-15 mpg city, and 17-22 mpg highway on 91 octane fuel. In this past year I've change all four tires, rear brakes and rotors, alternator, air filter, cabin filter, and a few bulbs. Now I have to fix both front upper control arms,spark and coil plugs,and clock-spring. I purchased this car with 167k miles, so obviously repairs were expected, but I now have 183k. That's 16k miles in one year, I like to drive a lot. I use Pennzoil Synthetic Blend 5W-30 instead of 5W-20, it runs much smoother. Overall a good car.

A hidden jaguar

4.1
roman_capps on 06/11/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

A great friend of mine has a 2002 Lincoln LS but the engine is the 4.0 jag engine which isn't compatible with the transmission which holds up surprisingly. The person before us was a complete idiot of putting a jag engine in it. But it is B-E-A utiful it rides like a calm sea current they interior is greatly put together some cracks in the seats and window controls blemishes it. I have never , never have found such beauty in a car much rather something built by ford. I automatically feel in love with it when I drove even though it was stuck in over drive 1. lovely just lovely, but always get a car fax report when making a used car purchase you may never know what you find !

First Lincoln!

3.8
vkmaxima on 12/21/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Couldn't afford my 2005 Nissan Maxima anymore (stay away from that car). I needed something inexpensive, and so I found this 2002 Lincoln LS V8 with 167k on it for $4500. The ride is very smooth and comfortable. It has plenty of get up and go. I've never driven a V8 before, and boy do I love it!!! Even though it's 10 years old, plenty of people compliment how good it looks. A few things don't work like my heater, rear defroster, and horn(clock-spring). I think an engine mount is broken,because there's a slight bump into reverse. Other than that she runs/shifts smoothly. It does require premium fuel,and I get about 14-18 city, and 23-27 hwy. It's a pretty rare car,which makes me like it more.

Great Car

4.5
likeusluxury on 07/29/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2nd LS. I had a 2004 LS. I bought a 2002 LS for my daughter. Bought both used. Highly recommend. My daughter loves her car. Fun to drive. Highly reliable. Safe. Between the 2 cars have over 100,000 miles with only one issue at all. If you can get one, get it. You will not be sorry.

LS is great American car

4.5
likeusluxury on 07/07/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had a 2004 Lincoln LS and now a 2002 Lincoln LS. Bought both used, and hav out over 65,000 miles on the two. Great cars. Had 2 mchanical incidents in that time. Nothing major. Blast to drive. Safe. Would highly recommend.

Love my car but it is breaking me!

4.4
csmorgan on 10/04/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Where oh where do I begin? I bought this car in 2008 with 70k miles on it from the Ford dealership. I have replaced 4 coils, 4 plugs, 1 valve cover gasket seal, one headlight assembly due to a bad seal, clock spring due to airbag light (that worked for about a year now the airbag light is back on), front brake pads, and now the power steering pump is leaking fluid somewhere.

I love it, but it's cursed

4.4
Kristy on 07/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Keep in mind, I have bought it with 178,000 miles on it at a very good price. Nothing but problems so far. I have barely been able to drive it. The transmission was bad. Replaced rack and pinions, all front control arms, hydraulic fan, hydraulic pump, power steering pump, and driver's side window regulator. I'm hoping after the control arms are replaced I will be able to finally drive it. Plus, my air bag light is on. Also, my check engine light is on due to a leak in a HVac hose somewhere. All I say is keep up with the maintenance on this car.

I still love my Lincoln

4.9
mlabeau on 04/19/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my LS just over two years ago with just under 25k miles. Now it has over 75k miles and it still drives like new. I did replace the brake pads with carbon/ceramic pads about 30K ago and replaced the tires. Other than oil changes, that's it. This is an amazing car. I can't tell you how much love this car.

I love my LS!

4.9
I LOVE MY LS! on 03/16/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my LS about 5 years ago and have had absolutely NO problems at all and I love it..Handles well, excellent gas mileage (24-27 MPG) and is very comfortable and fun to drive. Would recommend it! Have had several FORD/LINCOLN products and they have all been excellent cars/trucks! No Problems!

So Far, So Good!

4.1
KHoffman on 03/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had my Lincoln LS for one year now and have had no problems whatsoever. The 252 HP V8 delivers very good acceleration and passing other cars is a breeze. Fuel economy is the car's one weak spot. The transmission is smooth shifting (nearly as smooth as my old Buick Regal) and throttle input is good. I bought the LSE trim which has a firmer suspension than the standard LS, so road imperfections are more noticable, but the ride is by no means harsh. The trunk is large enough, but fairly shallow. Even though the design is conservative, it still gets attention from onlookers because there are so few on the road. The LS is everything a luxury car should be.

I hate my Lincoln

3.1
I hate my car!! on 01/24/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought my car 3 years ago and it has been nothing but a problem. I will never, ever buy another Ford/Lincoln again. Everything is very costly. My car needs repairs that cost well over 2000 dollars and the stupid car is only worth 1800! I do not recommend anyone purchasing this car.

Very satisfied with the Car

4.6
MF on 01/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We use this car for trips and Church mostly, no problems since we've had it. The pick and power are a joy from start to finish of the trip. One knock is the cheep center console Linciln used which cries every time you lean on it with your elbow. Other than that no complaints at all.

Good looking, comfortable cruiser

4
bigpoppa on 12/03/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased my 02' V8 in May of 09'. Only 58k on the odometer at the time, and the previous owners seemed to take good mechanical care of it. It is a great looking car! Shine it up and take it for a cruise on a sunny afternoon and it still turns a few heads. Clean lines and a classic "Euro" look means it has aged very well, compared to something like the CTS. I find the ergonomics/levels of comfort perfect for my 6'2" figure, but as others have said, the interior materials need more refinement. The ride is smooth on most surfaces, but gets uncomfortable over rough pavement. Performance is good, can't go wrong with the ol' V8/RWD setup. Fast depreciation makes for a good used value.

Great road car, highly reliable

4.6
Joe Glotz on 07/31/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Base V6, purchased new, June 2002. Trouble free since. It's a great long- distance road car, ok as daily driver. Great handling, great suspension, great brakes. Ok engine. Transmission has to think a lot; upshifts are ok, but it positively cringes at even the hint of a downshift. Over-the-road mileage is 22-23, commuting is about 19. Supposed to use 91 Octane gas.

Good Car - Great Value

3.5
GUT on 07/19/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

As my 2nd LS, the 2002 has been a workhorse. I have had it for seven years, now, and never had many problems with it. The electrical system has had its problems, over the years, but it has always been underr warranty and never been a severe problem. For those who bought a 5- series BMW, you could have saved your money and had a better vehicle. I would buy it again, if Ford hadn't stopped making them! In case you are wondering why the American auto manufacturers can't survive - look no further than this decision!

LOVE This Car!

5
Deb on 07/17/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought new, hitting 115,000 miles now, and still going strong. It is a beautiful car inside and out. I keep thinking it's getting old and maybe I need to replace it, but I can't find a comparable car in size, quality, luxury features, comfort, performance, and "reasonable cost" anywhere. The seats are also extremely comfortable - even on very long rides. It also has the "get up and go" needed when you're entering highways, passing, etc. I have always kept it up, and I still get many compliments on it's look/style. I really wish Lincoln would come out with this again.

What a dissapointment!

3.5
John on 07/10/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I was so happy when i purchased my LS because i always admired the car since Lincoln introduced the car in 2000, but that would be short lived. The LS has major issues! After a month of ownership, i had to pay $450 to replace the multi-function switch because my signal lights were acting up. Second, i had a engine misfire (which is a common problem on this vehicle) had to replace 3rd coil, all spark plugs and both value covers which cost $1100. Last, my airbag light came on and it cost another $1000 to repair. I took the car to the Ford dealership for service and repair. After 1 year ownership of the vehicle, i had to pay $2500 in non- maintance repair. Stay Away from Ford/Lincoln and the LS.

My LS

2.6
Lincoln JC on 04/27/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought the LS V8 three years ago and loved it in the begining. Start by saying I will never by a lincoln LS again. With a small block V8 didnt think the milage would be this horrible. The K&N filter did help out with more horse power and gas milage. Had to return the car the first week I had it cause of faulty power packs whatever replaced the spark plugs. That cost the dealer over 500 dollars. Transmission is HORRIBLE! after the warrenty company replaced it with brand new trans. Im still having problems. Cost me over 700 to replace alternator. 1200 in tires and window brackets 280 for only one door I have yet to replace the second rear window. would not recommend the Lincoln LS people.

I LOVE IT BUT I WILL HAVE TO MOVE ON

4
KELLYMC on 04/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I must say that I love love love my car. It is stunning to look at and comming from a background of sports cars it is a super fun car to drive. Heads turn when people see this car comming down the road. There is a huge "but" in the midst of all of the things I love about this car! I have had to replace the window motor on the drivers side twice and the passenger side once. I have had gaskets replaced, coils 1,3,5 & 8 replaced and still have 4 more to go but can only get them replaced as they go out. The sun roof leaks but the crazy twist is that it fills up the pocket on the passenger door! I truly hate to get rid of the car but the repair costs are killing me!!!!!

I hate my car. Ready to trade in

1.9
I HATE MY LS on 02/17/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased the 02 LS V8 three years ago and have had nothing but problems and costly repairs. It is a nice car to look at but is not worth the hassle.. Every part including tires are pricey. I will never by a Ford/Lincoln again. Gas mileage is bad. If thinking about buying one, do not!

I love my Lincoln LS

4.9
WJS on 09/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in 2004 and it had 20,000 miles on it. I have loved it since the day I bought it. It is sporty and is so pretty when it is all cleaned up. The V-8 makes for wonderful performance. I've looked on the internet and find that some new 6 cylinders don't get the mpg that I do with this one. (19 in the city and 26 on the highway)

I love my car!

4.9
cyn on 08/30/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this car in 08, with 42000 original miles on it in immaculate condition. We went from a Chevy Blazer to the Lincoln LS. What a difference! We got the deal of the century, and couldn't be happier!

The car is not bad

4
Kyie on 08/25/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The car is beautiful inside and out. Always receives compliments. Here are my gripes: just like eveone else is saying, the lenses get foggy. The transmission works, but it shifts like something is wrong with it. This car is not made to be serviced by the owner. No way to check the tranny fluid or replenish the a/c without bringing it to the dealership. Its hard to find a service manual as well. Last but not least, the radio contols on the steering wheel sometimes malfunction. I would never pay top dollar for the car, but if the price is right, good deal.

One Nagging Problem

4.5
JOHN on 08/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great car to drive, and reasonably trouble free except for the coil on plug ignition packs and valve cover gaskets. Ford will only replace the coil as they go bad and I've replaced 6 or the 8 under the extended warranty at $100 a pop. Ford refuses to fix the leaking gaskets unless the owner specifically complains and even then they will only fix the side where the coil goes bad even if both sides leak. '03 and '04 models have a CSP from Ford extending warranty to 10yr./100000 mi. Owners of the '01 and '02 LS's need to start complaining to Ford. I hear that the V-6 also has this problem.

Excellent Ride!

4.8
JNE on 08/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car used 2 yrs. ago with 34000 miles on it, it now has 62000 miles on it and I have never had a single problem with it. I have a V8 that is so fast and smooth whenever I need it to be, I love it. I wish they were still making them so I could get a newer version.

Bang for the Buck

3.9
Dude on 04/03/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Very reliable car, better than the two BMW's I owned. Smooth, quiet ride. Tranny is starting to go at 94K but that's normal for these cars. I'll get it replaced. Looks great and other than the two coil packs that failed and the locked up rear caliper the car has been a real joy. I'll keep it another 94K and laugh at all the dopes with the leased status symbols they can barely afford.

Sports Coupe in a Sedans Body

4.6
RazorUte on 01/04/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I recently purchased this vehicle and really have enjoyed it. I swore that I would never buy a Ford. Well....this is the best Ford I have ever sat in. It is fun and has plenty of stock power. Handling is great. The radio and cruise controls on the steering wheel don't always function properly. A few other issues but overall this a great car.

Great car

4.9
Paul on 01/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is the best car i have ever had. its fast hot and all the girls love it.

my first luxury sport car

4.5
sassy954 on 12/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

great car few problems that can be fixed by visiting dealer very reliable great passing power

'02 LS Ohio

4.4
craig on 11/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've been pretty happy with this car. One problem that worries me is the transmission, however. We had problems at approx. 20k miles with it, and the dealer rebuilt it (warranty). We now have 44K miles and the tranny is acting funny again. It "clunks" when you shift from park to drive (occasionally, maybe once every other day). There is no tranny dipstick to verify fluid level or color. Changing fluid looks like an ordeal, requiring special tools (read, costly). Other than the tranny, the car has been good, and fun to drive. This is the sport edition with V8.

02 Lincoln LS

4.6
Rene on 10/09/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My Lincoln LS V8 has been the best car I have ever owned. At 68000 miles; it has yet to have one mechanical problem. I am still running on the original brakes, tires and battery - and all I've done is change the oil and rotate the tires as scheduled. It has been a blast to drive. When I bought it I was also considering the BMW 5 series and the Jaguar X and S Types. I think I got the best bang for my buck. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a fun car to drive, lots of power, great handling - at a very reasonable price.

Bound to be a Classic

5
rwd on 08/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When it comes to collectability, a vehicle's: styling, quality, performance, and enjoyability are paramount. Lincoln's LS, which had a relatively short production life, certainly is stylish inside and out, and is extremely reliable. Reliability alone can make owning a car enjoyable, but one's appreciation for the LS is found in its sporty ride and excellent handling.

I expected nothing less from Lincoln

4.5
Michael on 07/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I really enjoy this vehicle and have had no major problem out of it. I only drive it on trips and the performance is outstanding. The gas mileage is great on the road but around town not the best. I want a Town Car, which will provide the room I want.

Beware Long-Term owners of the LS!

3.5
Michael Lawlor on 04/05/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

The long term ownership experience of this vehicle falls of rapidly. This car is great for the first 2 years if you can put up with the lousy gas mileage. Beyond that, you're taking your chances because the cost of ownership goes through the roof due to intermittent but nagging repairs.

Lincoln LS 2002 Premium

5
Lincoln LS Fan on 03/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2002 Lincoln LS, Premium, has been very reliable, comfortable, and enjoyaalbe. The most impressive aspect of the LS is its superior handling characteristics, especially in cornering and emergency avoidance maneuvers. The LS's Advance Trac system combined with winter tires enables the vehicle to climb all of Pittsburgh's snowy hills without trouble. The performance from the V6 is more than adequate, and the transmission shifts smoothly and flawlessly, even in our hilly terrain. After owning very acceptable vehicles such as Avalons and Camrys, I strongly believe the Lincoln LS is the most reliable and enjoyable vehicle I have owned.

Three years later.

4.9
John Steinbruck on 02/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was nervous at first because of its effeciency and responsiveness in steering (it went exactly where one pointed). It is tight and hugs the highway beautifully. I drive no more than a few miles above limit and rest easy as the fools pass me at 80 and above! It also draws many compliments in the parking areas i visit.

Smooth and still Sporty!

4.9
Brady on 01/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned an Audi A4TQ and loved the quattro but was growing weary of the maintenance. I was looking for a more comfortable ride without compromising sportiness, and a vehicle easier to maintain. The LS has fit the bill perfectly. I love the v8 power, and fuel economy has not been that bad. I also really like the interior comfort of this car, and the seats are great. The trunk could be a bit bigger. The real test came driving across central Wisconsin in a blizzard. I was cautious, but amazed at how well the rear-wheel drive and traction control handled the terrible road conditions (original Michelin Pilot with 30k miles). The LS has so-far proven to be very reliable, fun and easy!

Its A Great Car

5
Dan Sullivan on 12/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

its a great car, it goes very fast and i like it a lot the only thing is that it is not good in the snow but other than that i love it, it has a v8 and a very nice interior and a nice exterior look

a classy ride

4.8
adam nelson on 12/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i was a little worried at first because of all electrical components but after a short time the car seems to be well built. i am however concerned with the talk about the transmission being less than excellent.

Little Giant

4.8
Caponsacchi on 11/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The best value in a used car. I paid less than half of the sticker price, and the car, with less than 30,000 miles, was mint. I thought I'd wanted a bigger, flashier car--a 2002 Continental or a new Chrysler 300. But both of these models felt clunky and were not much fun to drive. The LS, though understated in exterior appearance, has a substantially longer wheelbase than the Continental. It's trim in appearance, yet it dwarfs my wife's Maxima when they're side by side. (She's jealous and wants to trade cars with me.) This is understated luxury, "cool" but not ostentatious. Lots of useful gadgets and conveniences. Only my left knee is disgruntled.

Love My Hot Rod Lincoln

4.9
DizWiz on 08/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car can get up and go! It is smooth to drive and handles like a dream. Three free years of oil changes and other normal mileage work helps too. The rear wheel drive gives great handling at all times. This car is my baby. I love my little black car. I hope to drive and enjoy this car for many years.

Love it

4.9
Love It on 07/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is everything! It has speed and european styling. Plus if you're buying used you can get a hell of a deal on them.

Poor Man's BMW

5
John on 05/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We were looking for a performance car with 4 doors and a V-8 to replace our aging Grand Marquis. We settled on the LS after our first test drive. The LS delivers when it comes to power and acceleration and gets decent gas mileage on the highway (24 MPG) and has all the creature comforts you would expect to find on a luxury sport sedan. I would compare it to a BMW 7 series in styling and performance for about half the price. There have been no problems since we had it and the bumper to bumper warranty with free maintenance has made the LS a worry free purchase. The 6 speed transmission shifts flawlessly under full power and the sound from under the hood tells you that this car is a beast!

Lincoln LS

4.9
Vaughn on 03/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

All around it's the best car I've owned. My biggest complaint is the size and placement of the cup holders.

2002 LSE Review

4.9
Troy Hamblin on 03/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has great acceleration with incredibly smooth automatic shifting. The traction control system is great in the winter in the midwest. I was skeptical about it when I bought the car, but it has proved itself in the winters. It is almost impossible to spin this car around in the snow under normal driving circumstances. It has never happened to me. The car is also very quiet on the inside.

2002 Lincoln LS

4.8
apdem on 02/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is wonderful. The V6 has plenty of power and the handling is excellent. The Alpine audio system is first rate. Very comfortable interior, but could use more interior storage space.

Love It.. but...

4.8
Bob on 01/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great riding car, high comfort level, V6 had more then enough power and acceleration for Interstate driving. Low noise level, handling easy on the driver. Dislikes... The Shadow Red on Black instrument panel hard to read on bright sunny day. "Eyes to road glance." Large trunk, high lift and long reach to load and unload. Trunk hinges take up trunk space. Not a touring car.

No Real Problems

4.6
Ducsman on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the LS since new almost two years and have had no problems. It in the V6, black (yes, it is a pain to keep clean) w/17 chrome wheels. I rarely go anywhere that someone does not comment about how good the car looks. I would purchase another one. It is just fun to drive.

After 2 months, still love this car

4.8
hobby on 06/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased this vehicle used and was quite impressed with the power, comfort and handling of this car. The V8 spins up quickly and the car eagerly handles the twisties. I also like the elegant comfort of the leather seats. I don't know what else I could ask for. I was surprised that Lincoln could build such a nimble car with room for my family.

Depreciation

4.8
Juleon on 05/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this LSE, of course you can't find the LSE in the books. LSE has round fog lights, Aerodinamics around the car, 17 inch chrome wheels and chrome tail pipes. Very slick, but depreciates to fast that you do not want to buy another. The front light cover fogs when it rains not good for a for $44,000 vehicle. Also the depreciation on this vehicle is very bad two years later is only worth $16,000, so bad, so bad.

LS V6 Sport w/ Manual Trans

4.9
Storm33 on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been very impressed with the LS. I have owned Japanese & German sports cars in the past, and wanted something sporty AND classy - so I decided to try some Detroit steel for a change. Couldn't afford a V8, so I opted for the V6 w/5-spd manual, which helps in the performance area. This car handles better than the VW GTI VR6 and the Nissan 300 I owned! The LS corners like it's on rails, and the AdvanceTrac system is fantastic when you push it too far in a corner. I have driven a 530i since I owned my LS, and I definitely prefer the Lincoln. My next car will be the V8 Sport version, though.

wdavis

2.9
daviswj on 02/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

Terrible gas mileage. Exterior temperatur gauge and compass do not work properly and cannot be corrected. Autmatic wipers do not always work with rain on the windshield. Same for the "seat that remembers".

2002 Lincoln LSE...American Advantage

4.6
ronniepoh on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

EXCELLENT vehicle. Powerful, smooth V8 power. EXCELLENT Chassis. (aluminum suspension really makes the car nimble and well balanced). Overall, it performs on par, if not better, than a BMW 5 series. Reliability has been excellent. A highly under rated vehicle. I highly suggest driving one before purchasing any other sedan.

Last Lincoln

2.4
scott5 on 01/16/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

We liked the appearance of the new Lincoln LS so after years of repeat Toyota purchases we decided to try the Lincoln. A big mistake. We have the same problems with the headlight that everyone has mentioned in other reviews. The day we brought the car home as a new vehicle the remote door opener did not work. Plus, the windows will not roll down in the back and the power door lock on a back door is stuck so the door will not open.Of course the dealer wants a fortune to fix these defects. I expect better quality for a car of this price. Don't waste your money on this overpriced Ford product. Buy the Lexus or the Avalon.

2002 LS

2.9
SRW on 08/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

I own a 2002 LS. I haven' t had any major problems. One of the headlights hold condensation constantly. The dealership would not replace it cause Lincoln is trying to perfect the part. It has been this way for over a year. Very annoying. The tires make loud noises on different road surfaces. I was told that is normal LS noises. I should have bought an SUV. A Yukon XL does not make those noises.

Love it!

4.6
gd9704 on 06/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I leased my ivory parchment '02 LS in January of 2002. 24,000 miles later, I am still in love. This car is comfortable, quick, nimble and nice to look at. Pricey? Well, yes. But I believe that the LS is a better value than a comparable Lexus or BMW. Plus, I like the fact that it's American Made and has had no problems since new!

Makes Driving Fun Again

4.9
ver2us on 06/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first Lincoln product I have ever purchased. (won't be the last) It is so much fun to drive, I find myself looking for excuses to do so. The car is absolutely beautiful, I have had lots of admiring looks. Nice, quiet interior, comfy seats. I feel very safe in this car. Oh, and did I mention it is fun to drive?

1 Week into 2002 V8 LS

1.9
RonW on 06/08/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought the LS this week and had the following problems pior to delivery. 1.Top of the line stereo dead from the factory...no power so I am not sure how it sounds. Was this car tested ? 2.Water inside the right front light housing, keep in mind car not even serviced yet. 3.Opps factory forgot to put floor mats in this baby..Come on Lincoln ! 4.While test driving the LS sounds as if someone left a set of keys inside the drivers door..Great rattles Lincoln ! Still not delivered. 5.While test driving the LS computer screaming at me to change A/C filter and 0% oil life left on the test drive. LS still in service for repairs and have not even taken delivery yet.

02 LSE What a drivers car.

5
bpe on 06/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my LSE for a year now and still wake up every morning excited to drive it. It loves to be driven hard and on the twisties.

Lincoln LS

5
Mrs C on 04/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have throughly enjoyed driving this car for the past year... I was looking at the Mercedes and the BMW when I decided to get the LS.. It is such a comfortable cruising car and around town it performs so well. It handles like a charm. Just all around awesome car for the money. I WILL buy another one!

My '02 LS Experience

3.8
aSHOboy on 02/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a real winner when it comes to the "fun to drive" category. It has excellent acceleration and corners like it's on rails, by far the best "road" car I've ever owned! However, I don't think I've had a car with so many squeaks and rattles before. The first ones started making noise at less than 1,000 miles, and it's only gotten worse...much worse! The fuel economy leaves a lot to be desired as well. I have friends with 4.6L Mustang GT's that get better, or at least similar, mileage than I do with this little 3.9L V8.

2002 LINCOLN LS

4.6
ROY on 02/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LOVE THE RIDE AND HANDLEING. THE TRUCK ACCESSABILITY WAS A KEY FEATURE AS WE NEED TO CARRY A WHEELCHAIR FOR MOM AND THE EASE TO LOAD AND UNLOAD FROM THE TRUNK WAS SUPER. ALSO HAD A GREAT NEED FOR THE DUAL ZONE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING.

2002 LINCOLN LS

4.6
roy on 02/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LOVE THE RIDE AND HANDLEING. THE TRUCK ACCESSABILITY WAS A KEY FEATURE AS WE NEED TO CARRY A WHEELCHAIR FOR MOM AND THE EASE TO LOAD AND UNLOAD FROM THE TRUNK WAS SUPER. ALSO HAD A GREAT NEED FOR THE DUAL ZONE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING.

2002 v8 sport

4.8
larryd187 on 02/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We really enjoy this car. It has everything we wanted. It handles well in corners and cruises down the open road at ease. It's real easy to be going 80MPH before you relize it. The stereo is outstanding, except for the over powering sub-woofers in the rear. The www.llsoc.com website (Lincoln LS owners club) was very helpful and continues to be, with all the little quirks that happen from time to time. Would I buy another LS again...I dont think so, a BMW will be next for me.

Everything I thiught it would be

4.9
RA Jensen on 01/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I've ever owned. After 5000 miles, not a single problem or defect of any kind.

Hot Rod Lincoln

4.9
KAL on 01/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Can't find a single flaw so far.This car is perfect. Fast,quiet and handles like my old corvette.Fun to drive.

The Mafia Mobile

4.8
Thad Stovall on 01/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a wonderful driving experience. It turns heads everywhere I go, even when I'm in a drive through to get a burger. I call it the mafia mobile, for I had the LSE's windows tinted, and it has the mysterious, yet seductive look about it. The power is satisfactory. The exterior design is one of the most beautiful cars on the road. The interior is nice, too, but the glove compartment and inside storage leave much to be desired in size. I have driven a Jaguar S Type. Even though that is a prestigious, nice automobile, I cannot see how it is 10 K better.

This car blows.

2.8
norminator on 01/21/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

It sucks. It's the B-team vehicle at the A-team price. There's no interior storage room, it's completely unreliable. It gets bad gas mileage. It's run out of gas on me twice indicating more than a third of a tank left. Shifting gears requires a 3 second wait time.

Better than 2000

4.6
Steve LSE on 01/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2000LS V8 and the 2002LSE V8 is much improved. None of the little mechanical annoyances from the pevious model. The driving experience is why I got another one (Along with the great incentives!) Unfortunately the fit and finish still leave something to be desired. Lincoln does seem to take this stuff seriously and are taking care of all issues no matter how insignificant they may seem anybody but me.

ls

4.6
johnny boy on 10/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

overall, i am pleased. there are few concerns i have. there is not much interior space for storing things (cd's, maps, etc. the ride is not as smooth as i thought, but then again, this is a sport car and not the lincoln town car

Love my LS

4.6
ccarl1 on 10/25/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Congrats to Lincoln on a great attempt to compete w/ the Germans. This car is fun, looks great, and is very comfortable. Only serious gripes are with the V6, fake wood, vinyl for seatbacks and headrests, and a small paint match flop. My 3.0 V6 and Getrag Manual is underpowered for this 4000lb car. The manual makes up for some of the V6's shortcomings. This car has a clean interior that's easy to use and easy on the eyes. One ext flop, my body paint doesn't quite match the fascia's. I have the Silver Birch and when the sun hits the side of the car, there's a difference in the amount of metallic in the body paint compared to fascia paint.

LS Sport

4.9
on 10/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall very satisfied. The prep by dealer prior to delivery could have been better.

Lincoln LS V-8 Sport: Plenty OK!

4.9
Bigfoot on 10/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This ties with my Taurus SHOs as the best all-around car I have ever owned. And, I have owned Model T, MG TC, Triumph TR-2, Mazda RX-2, Ferrari Dino 246GT, 3 Taurus SHOs and many other fun cars.

Almost perfect

4.6
Chip Nickolett on 09/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall I am very happy with this car. The interior layout is pretty good, but there are a few buttons that are hidden by the steering wheel. The radio would be easier to use if it was angled slightly towards the driver. The biggest surprise was the little things that should have been caught in the factory. There was a small grinder mark in a corner on the hood, there is a slight amount of welding splatter under the driver door handle, and the alignment of the body side molding is not perfect on one piece. It's the little things that Lincoln could improve upon in order to better compete with the German and Japanese.

My New LSE Flat Out ROCKS!

4.9
Jasen on 09/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a few as rentals over the past year and was more than impressed, time and time again. Last time I drove it, decided to turn in the keys of my BWM 535i. More than happy with this car. Ford has done an amazing job in putting this together. Keep finding more and more people features that amaze me and how this car was thought out. Amazing performance as well. Love driving this more than the BMW.

Finally, Sporty American Luxury

4.8
phantom on 09/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a great looking car that does not disappoint when you drive it. I have the V-6 and don't feel like I'm missing any power. It's just as smooth at 100mph as it is at 50mph. Very quiet ride that is a joy to drive. The only downside I can find is the lack of rear leg room. Makes you proud to be an American.

Best car for the money

4.9
texmln on 09/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Put this car's specs up side by side with the BMW 5 Series or the MB C Class (or even the E Class) and you'll find that it costs $10k less, has more engine and horsepower, AND is bigger inside and out than even the E Class. Get in and drive it and you'll find an excellent riding and handling car with plenty of power. I am very happy with my choice. However, the transmission keeps this car from being a true sports car. It doesn't have a problem, it just isn't made for sporty driving. Likewise with the V8. Lots of power but no real ability to put it on the ground all at once. All around, this car beats anything on wheels in value for your dollars.

First impressions of 2002 LS8 Sport

4.1
Longtime Ford man on 08/25/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

First impression after owning my 2002 LS8 sport one week and driving it 600 miles. I have experimented with the SelectShift transmission in various situations and so far it has performed well. I have not experienced the problems that I see mentioned frequently in reviews. If I shift it as one would normally do with a manual when RPMs are at a reasonable level, it reacts without delay and shifts smoothly. Even when shifting more aggressively, the transmission performs well.

disapointment

3.5
jonny blazer on 08/09/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

when i first bought this car, i thought its was an amazing car, but as time wore on, so did the quality and transmission. the LS had very little reliability, ihad to return my car to the daleship for repairs about six times- about three times to fix the ac, once for stuck windows, once for broken interior locks, and another time for engine problems. as a driver, i amvery disapointed in the build and quality of this car.

THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS SEDAN

4.4
LOUIE CABALLERO on 08/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE NEW 02 LS MODEL.I TRADED A 00 LS V8 FOR THE LSE V8. I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE BETTER RIDE QUALITY AND MUCH BETTER ENGINE PERFORMANCE.I AM ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF THE 03 V8 MODEL WITH ALL THE CAR ISSUES ADDRESSED. MUCH NICER INTERIOR AND INCREASED HP AND TORQUE. OVERALL AN EXCELLENT AMERICAN MADE CAR THAT DESERVES A TEST DRIVE IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR A BENZ,AUDI, OR BMW. TRUST ME YOU WILL BE VERY IMPRESSED HOW MUCH 40,000 CAN GET YOU.

Replaced SHO

4.5
Scott on 07/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I just traded my 1998 SHO on the LS. Had 87,500 miles on the SHO. While I miss the SHO this is a fun car drive. Neighbor with a 99 BMW 525 was impressed with the LS. I prefer to compare to the SHO. Love it so far hope it is a good car. Considered the Lexus ES 300. Choose the LS based on additional power and handling.

Luxury sedan

4.6
Newsmellier on 07/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

a map guiding device should added in

Love It !

4.4
Topcat55 on 07/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Total strangers have told me what a nice lookin I have . It handles like a sports car , I've had a few . The mid-range is quite strong & it's just a great lookin " Vivid Red " beauty .

MM LS Shows Potential for Ford

4.9
MM LS in DC on 07/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a wonderful car with some flaws. I too have had problems with the rear passenger window not rolling up, heated seats went out. The paint job could have been better. Overall though I love my LS. It's Black with blacked out windows, high profile spoiler and beautiful rims. Handles like a dream. I do have a hesitation in shifting from 2nd to 3rd. Even with the select shift, the car will shift into 3rd at 3500 rpms and then drop back into 2nd for a split second. In addition there is a strong smell of gas when tank is completely full.

Lincoln LS Rules!

4.8
Mr Lincoln on 07/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Lincoln LS is a awesome machine hands down and if you don't think so it means you haven't ever driven one... The handling is great, power is good from the V8, it looks great... Yes, of course there can be improvements - and we all know about the interior storage, cupholders, armrest, yes the trunk hinges get in the way - but overall a 9 out of 10...

100 % AMERICAN VALUE

5
MARGARITO ALCORTA on 06/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

FOR YOUR MONEY, IT EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS, IT IS A FUN CAR TO DRIVE, AND I ALWAYS GET COMPLIMENTS. I AM GLAD I WENT WITH A WINNER.

Great Car

4.6
RCC on 06/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Lincoln. The power is adequate and the comfort is exceptional. I am looking forward for an improved power version of this vehicle in the future (320 - 350 horse power).

Awesome

5
Fingerd on 06/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my LS in March, '02 about 120 miles from home. Incredibly fun to drive. On a recent trip in the mountains, my 3 passengers were hanging on for life, but the LS hugged the curves as if at home. I'm still breaking it in, but get >26 mpg on the interstate. Each time my wife rides in it, she comments on the smooth ride.

Happy Lincoln Owner

4.9
DinoDon on 06/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutey a kick to drive, drives like a large sports car. It is extremely tight and quiet, and we love the throaty sound of the V6. Don't need the v8 and I have raced cars. The ultimate sports luxury car. We tested bmw, lexus, accura, and others, but this was the best bang for the buck.

Get This Car!!

5
MikeAVega on 05/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

An incredible automobile that feels like it belongs on the most challenging raceway, yet offers the convenience and luxury you’d expect in a Lincoln.

The Best Ever

4.6
Tommy Girl on 05/15/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I've had in 15 yrs.I've been driving since I was 16 and never have I been able to handle a car as well as I can handle the 2002 Lincoln LS.

The New Ultimate Driving Machine

5
Mr. Lincoln on 05/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my fourth and favorite Lincoln! I had a 95 Mark VIII, 98 Mark VIII LSC, 01 LS V6, and now a LSE V8. It is by far the best car I have ever owned!

After two years - Still Great

3.6
sawmill on 05/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought the LS non-sport V8 in February, 2000. Although the dealer experience was the worst anyone could possibly imagine, the Exec's at Lincoln fixed the problems. The car had it's own set of early-build quality problems - which also were all couteously repaired by a different dealer. But now, for about a year and a half, the car gets better and better as the tranny and engine wear-in. The car is still silent as a tomb inside, gas mileage improves with age, and the Firestone Firehawk tires hold up and hold on to the road beautifully. Paint still looks showroom- new, and the car's styling standout in Beverly Hills as well as the desert highways.

Love at First Site

4.9
Buffalo Springer on 05/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only had it a week, but the car struck me the first time I laid eyes on it. Smooth understated power, there when you need it. Very quiet cabin.

Happy LSing

4.9
kchingon on 04/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Been driving it for only 4 days and the more I drive the more I fall in love with it.

Great Car - Horrible paint job

4.5
LincolnTom on 04/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, horrible paint. I think the dealer ruined the clearcoat when they detailed the car at delivery. Car looked great until I washed it. It was full of swirl marks. Went back 3 times to be rewaxed. I finally did it myself w/Malms.

Great Car

4.9
marv on 04/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LS is one of the best cars I have had in 25 years

Ego Driven

4.6
Sparkyhsd on 04/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

@ 17500 mi in 8mos, I have to say I am quite impressed. Yes, the bugs had to be worked out of it due to poor vendors picked by Ford, but the car is a sleeper, 135mph on I-75 felt like just 75mph. Extremely comfortable. Transmission shifting needs to be corrected,, to much delay, & Wind noises in the windows cant be fixed. BEST HANDLING CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN FOR THE WEIGHT..WOW!!

Wonderful Vehicle

4.5
LS Owner on 04/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

An overall wonderful car. And Lincoln treats their customers beautifully.

A real value in a sports sedan

5
aegw04t on 03/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great combination of sport and comfort. Much more room inside than a BMW 530 with similar performance at $15000 less money.

They STILL don't believe it's a Lincoln!

4.9
Stan The Man on 03/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Actually, I've had my 2000 LS since 7/00 and have had no problems. A lot of great options for the money. I've driven in all types of weather and this (rear wheel drive) car is very sure footed. Handles like no other car I've ever driven! (Mercedes E320, Caddy Deville) Even now, they ask me what kind of car it is. Wouldn't want to own anything else!

European Luxury, with an American Price

4.9
Khuram Khan on 03/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car is absolutely solid. Handles amazing on twisty roads. Drive one and you'll want one. This car will make you forget about the Bimmers.

Superb

4.9
Octavio on 03/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I tested the $55,000 BMW and decided to save $15K, is not worth to spend that kind of cash for a very similar vehicle.

The Drivers Car

4.9
jimb on 03/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

If this car had a better transmission and a little more power it would be nearly perfect. The V8 offers great passing acceleration and the handling is great. In addition, on an 800 mile I-70 trip I averaged 28 mpg!

Great Compromise

4.6
MechEngineer on 03/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The LS looks great in a classy understated way, and it is very comfortable on long highway runs - it's a Lincoln. However, on our many 2-lane blacktop roads here in East Tennessee, its superior handling and powerful V-8 passing ability make this fine car a real pleasure.

Love my LS

4.9
Phil Newby on 03/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Most fun I've ever had in a car.

windows

4
anc on 03/03/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

the exact same thing happened to my rear windows as the previous review. The windows have been fixed 4 times-first it was a cable then the dealer said an electronic sending unit. No matter the building quality is still ford.

superb handling

5
sportscar on 03/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

handling cannot be beat, especially with the v6. cornering is absolutely phenominal. interoir has plenty of room. have had no problems so far.

Lincoln LS a Joy to Have!

4.6
spjdcb on 03/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am thoroughly enjoying LS. The car rides like BMW 5 or Jag S (it is on same platform) but is 10K to 15K cheaper.

2002 LS Sport

4.6
LOBSENZA on 03/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best handling vehicle I have ever owned. I test drove over 5 competing models and the LS was clearly superior (especially when price is put into the equation). The seats are increadibly comfortable. The drivetrain is very smooth.

LS Sport V8

3.8
mwsouth on 03/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

The Lincon LS is a car that has been overlooked by the public thanks to Lincolns poor job of advertising and promoting car. I have been stopped numerous times ith people asking me what car is that . It is understated, extremely comfortable and fun to drive. Lincoln has called me three times so far to see how I like the car.

V8 Sport

4.6
akirby on 03/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is pure driving pleasure. It handles great, has plenty of room (for four), has lots of amenities and truly comfortable seats. I find myself making excuses to drive to the store - it's that much fun. V8 power is great although it launches a little slower than I would like. It plays the role of highway cruiser and hot rod equally well. It's hard to find a better value in this segment. Highly recommended.

Lincoln LS-C V-8 Sport

4.4
TheHouse on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely wonderful to drive. Smooth shifting and marvelous feel on the road. Acceleration is great on the powerful V-8. Comfortable firm seats. A beauty to look at on road.

2002 LS

4.9
Tax Man on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had the car two months, but I am completely satisfied.

2002 LS SPORT

4.8
Ringmaster on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased our LS Sport in October after looking at BMWs etc. We are totally happy about the decision to do the LS. It is the best handeling highway/back road automobile I have ever driven. I really feel the LS is a sleeper, a BMW on steriods at a $15K -$20K savings. Maybe more considering it has the wheelbase of a 7 series. I'll give up that last 10th of performance and luxury and with the savings get off the road on weekends and go sailing with the money I saved.

Best Car I ever drove

4.9
hmm on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my 2001 LS (V8 Sport) for 7 months. A great handling / performance car. Compares well with BMW 5 series for a lot less money. The early bugs seemed to have been worked out. If you are considering a Lexus GS, BMW 5, Audi A6, Acura or Mercedes E, drive this car before buying. Then use the savings to buy your wife a new car so she will not take away your LS

Highly recommend LS

4.9
gtoma on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the car for 4 months now and not a single problem. This car is great on the highways and even better on twisty roads. Very comfortable, decent sound system and lots of fun. I highly recommend it.

Love Mine

5
alphanstein on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had one year of trouble free service so far and even done a couple of Autocross events in this baby. Turned some heads at the autocross saying, that's a Lincoln...

I love my LS V8 Sport

5
tom12253 on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You can't get a more luxurious high performance car for anywhere near the price. I love to drive this car!

Love My Early Build 10/99 LS!

4.9
ls1bmw0 on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my 2000 LS in October 1999. It was an early build model built in July 1999. I have 68,000 miles on it and it has been the most trouble-free car I have owned. Power is adequate, roominess is larger than a BMW 5-series, and the handling is phenomenal! For a car this size it handles like a much smaller German sports sedan. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a luxury sports sedan.

Luxury & Performance

5
sclark8 on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most fun car to drive I have ever owned. I find myself taking 80 mile trips just to get some milk. I have owned BMW in the past and will not go back to the overpriced German car. Great Car

Nothing Could Be Finer

5
byebyels on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

People see me in their rearview mirror & say bye bye LS. My Sport leaves em in the dust

Best Bang For the Buck

5
Iamdtm28 on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car gives you the best bang for the buck. For the Price you cant beat it. Size of a BMW 7, Performance of a BMW 5, at a price of a BMW 3.

The Best

5
RPB on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving 55 years and I can say this is the best driving car I have ever owned. [have owned 33 cars]

Best Car Ever

5
goodyrl on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car rocks ! Service great! Like the looks of Beemer Drivers that have paid thousands more and got less!

Trouble-free LS

4.8
jerry2281 on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I special ordered and leased a 2001 LS Sport V-8 in December, 2001. It has been trouble free. It is the best value for the money for a near-luxury sport sedan. Gas mileage-27 mpg @ 79+ highway. Comfortable with many nice interior touches. Race-derived suspension and power to spare. It will be replaced at lease-end with another LS.

THE NEW AMERICAN LUXURY CAR

5
ak on 02/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ecellent ride/performance. You get your bang for the buck. The only other comparable car is the BMW 540I which sells for 55000.

2001 LS V6 Auto

4.4
Peter on 02/27/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The LS is a great car, I have very few complaints other that the V6 with auto is a bit underpowered. I just don't feel a real punch from it. Also the steering is a little too overassisted for my tastes, I prefer a little better road feel. Starting the car presents another problem not just with mine either, all LS's almost never start on the first try in a cold start. It takes some cranking. Cornering ablilty is top notch however and everything else about the car is wonderful.

Great 5 speed

4.4
user on 02/27/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great 5 speed

2001 LS v8 Sport

4.9
seagull on 02/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned my LS 9 months and have driven it from coast to coast and back and from the mid Atlantic coast to Florida. This is the best handling most responsive vehicle I have owned, and there have been a lot from Cadillacs down.



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