2004 LINCOLN Aviator

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$5,995
$623
above average
142,970 Miles
17,730
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 142970
Color: White
Body Style: SUV
Trim Level: Luxury
Doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 4.6L V-Shaped
Drive Train: 2WD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: Sacramento, CA

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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Third Row Seating
Parking Sensors

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2004 Lincoln Aviator Luxury - One Owner*Leather Seats*Family Size*3RD Row*Clean*Power Windows & Locks*[!@@Additional Info@@!]Front air conditioning: automatic climate control, Front air conditioning zones: dual, Rear air conditioning: independently controlled, Rear air conditioning zones: single, Rear vents: third row, Front airbags: dual, Side curtain airbags: front / rear, Cassette, In-Dash CD: single disc, Radio: AM/FM, Watts: 80, ABS: 4-wheel, Power brakes, Dash trim: wood, Door trim: wood, Interior accents: wood-tone, Shift knob trim: leather, Steering wheel trim: leather / wood, Adjustable pedals: power, Center console: front console with armrest and storage, Cruise control, Keypad entry, Memorized settings: 2 driver / adjustable pedals / driver seat / side mirrors, Multi-function remote: keyless entry, Overhead console: front, Power steering, Rearview mirror: auto-dimming, Steering wheel: tilt, Steering wheel mounted controls: air conditioning / audio / cruise control, Universal remote transmitter: Homelink - garage door opener, Axle ratio: 3.73, Running board color: body-color, Running boards: step, Clock, Gauge: tachometer, Trip odometer, Exterior entry lights: puddle lamps, Front fog lights, Headlights: auto on/off / halogen, Side mirror adjustments: power, Side mirrors: heated / integrated turn signals, Roof rails: chrome, Parking sensors: rear, Driver seat power adjustments: height / lumbar / reclining / 6, Front seat type: bucket, Passenger seat power adjustments: height / lumbar / reclining / 6, Rear seat type: bucket, Third row seat folding: split, Third row seat type: 50-50 split bench, Upholstery: leather, Anti-theft system: alarm, Power door locks, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire type: all season, Wheel diameter: 17 inch, Wheels: alloy, Trailer hitch: Class II, Front wipers: intermittent, Power windows, Rear privacy glass, Rear wiper: intermittent, Window defogger: rear


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Great dealer & service

4.2
Bill H. on 06/13/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 4.0 Overall Facilities: 3.0

have purchased 3 vehicles from from Primetime, and have a very good experience with the Raj (hopefully not misspelling his name) and jay the owner, cant say there hasn't been a few minor problems with the vehicles but they have stepped up to taken care of them every time. i will continue to purchase and refer friends & family to them as well. people who think buying a used car with higher miles are without a few glitches are naive. i have found primetime to be a great dealership to work with and will continue to do so.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 155 reviews

not a crossover, Awd Truck&Mustang

4.8
darthdaddy on 06/18/2013

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 best midsize suv in the bussiness , mine has been a complete pleasure since i bought it used in 08 with 111km.. now that she has 240k as if same as new i swear it (with some dash lights lit ). i do my maintanance tho , frequent oil changes is a must if you love her or she pings & cries . @ close to 185 to 200k my cats gave me all kind of symptoms like bucking and hesitating to accelerat witch set me on a long expensive adventure with plugs and more pluggs .. since the 3 catylytic change at 205k she has been great & never any other problem .. even the hypitch in the rear diff i bought it with, did go away by itself after some month of me racing the beast .. but also an awsome family truck

I LOVE the Aviator!!!

5
azurlee on 09/04/2012

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 the 2004 Aviator brand new, almost 9 years ago. It has been the most reliable of any car I've ever had (and I've had many). It feels luxurious on the inside, even after all of this time. Lincoln got the fit/finish on this one right. It has been such a gem to own. I will drive it until it dies. I really wish Lincoln still made them. I would buy another after this one is done. That's how much I love it. I've owned many other SUV's and never had one this dreamy and reliable. Can't say enough good stuff about it.

I HATE THIS VEHICLE

1.1
ihatelincoln on 03/13/2012

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

Purchased this vehicle used about a year and a half ago. Never really liked it but it was in our price range and had all the amenitied that we required. We owned a Chevy Tahoe prior to this but it did not have a 3rd row seat which is what we needed. Here are the things that I dispise about this car. 1. Even though we have owned this vehicle for over a year still can't get used to the window controls in the center console and the seat controls on the door 2. Even though we've owned this vehicle for over a year still haven't gotten used the fact that is doesn't automatically unlock all the doors when you turn it off, I curse this vehicle everyday for this very reason!!!!!!!!!!!

AFTER PAYING $1800.00, BROKE 5 MORE TIME IN 10 DAYS.

2.5
msjay1234 on 12/23/2011

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

I bought a 2004 Lincoln Aviator in June the Front differential broke in September. Repaired in November and I paid $1800.00 on December 1,2011. Picked up car on 1st. it broke on the 2nd. Picked up car on the 6th and on the 8th it started licking fluid. returned it and they said that it was fine. Then on the 12th it Broke again. On the 16th I picked it Up and drove it 30 mins. and smelled burning, took it back at 4 pm they said that it was the old smell burning off. At 7pm it broke on the hwy. Several times me and My small kids has broken down on the Road. The car is really unsafe. Thanking God that We got to Safety all these times. and the Car is still in the Shop. My God. What to Do I ask.

2004 Aviator

2.8
charitee on 11/03/2011

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

We purchased this beautiful SUV because of it's mid size and appeal. It was fine until it hit 75K miles, the engine froze up, & had to be replaced. FORD was not willing to talk to us, and very rude, the AC hardly blows cool air, the radiator cracked, it is constantly in and out of the repair shop. FORD has no interest in customer service, never will we buy another FORD product.

Poor Quality: Cylinder, Transmission and AC Problems

2.3
natefromaz on 09/17/2011

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

I bought a brand new Lincoln Aviator in November 2004 and it now has 82K miles. The quality of teh venhicle in general has been bad after he cross 60K miles. In general the engine pings and the check engine light comes and off and when we come to a stop light, the AC starts blowing hot air. The check engine light came steady on at 78K miles and when I took it to the dealer, it was diagnosed that left side cylinder head and transmission needs to be replaced and there is no warranty and I was given an estimation of $5500 for the cylinder head and $3500 for transmission. I called Ford customer care but they said that they cannot help or cover for these costs. Don't buy Ford!!

Brake gear shift release

3.3
mrcatpr on 08/27/2010

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

I have problem with brake gear shift release and is too expensive to correct this problem.

Excellent

4.9
Ray on 04/13/2010

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

When i first saw this vehicle i liked it right off the bat. The amazing exterior design of this SUV caught my eye in an instant. I drive this car every day and it never fails to impress me. The 302 horsepower really gives you power and makes you feel like you are driving a sports car. With this SUV you get the best of both worlds. You get the features of a luxury SUV and the features of a sports car with its amazing handling. Very good buy. I definitely recommend it.

I will never buy a lincoln again

1.6
gonzo13 on 01/29/2010

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

I bought this vehicle brand new in Oct 2004. When I bought it I was impressed with the styling more then anything else, but that quickly faded when the mechanical problems started soon after. I kept up on all required maintenance since I bought it. The problems started early on. From the climate control to the spark plug coils going out on me continuously. The gear shift leaver broke when I was putting it into park from drive. On the back tail gate there is a crack right below the back widow. I was told that it is a trend on these vehicles. I will never own another Ford/Lincoln product as long as I live. After all said and done, the dealership goes out of business. How ironic is that

UNHAPPY WITH 2004 AVIATOR

3
odalys on 01/07/2010

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

I've had the car for almost 6 yrs. This is the 3rd time that the applique on the back of car has cracked. Also, my extended warranty just expired. Now car is at dealer with oil leak and thermostat problem. In the past had to have transmission repaired, the driving gear fixed. Air conditioner problems. Not happy right now. Third row is useless. Small space. Also when third row up, now trunk space. Have 3 kids so it's a problem, because not roomy.

40,000 and a few more problems

4.8
Mongo on 03/08/2009

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

Still a fine performer, but have experienced a few more issues. New starter, left rear window stopped working both fixed under warranty. Now the ABS light came on and the cruise control stopped working. I guess we will see the value of the extended warranty next. Still, nothing comes close on the highway.

Disappointed Del

2.8
Disappointed Del on 02/13/2009

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

I am so disappointed in my 2004 Lincoln Aviator. I really wanted a Lincoln Navigator and when I went on the lot and saw the Aviator, I thought I was getting a deal. My warranty ended last year, 4 years came first and 56,000 miles at this point and I have a burnt valve inside the head. $3,000 is the estimated price quote to repair this problem. I have had nice luxury cars all my life and this is my first and last Lincoln. I am so disappointed. I have a 1995 Nissan Maxima with 160,000 miles no problem, I have had a Honda with 200,000 miles and no problems. My first car was a Hyundai and I had a 100,000 + miles and no problems. I think I'll stick with foreign cars in the future.

High Class. Low Price.

4.5
Bojiphil on 06/30/2008

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

This SUV is the best vehicle I have ever owned. I have 90000 miles on it and its suspension still holds tight. No leaks. I am very pleased with my purchase. Even with gas over $4.50 a gallon the space and comfort is well worth it.

Alll in one

4.5
D and T on 11/09/2007

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

I've never had a 300hp engine in my control before. I bought my wife this used lincoln aviator and now I drive it half the time! The interior is flawless, the engine is quiet but powerful. The controls are all within distance. I truely believe mpg is more reflective on the driver rather then the vehicle. My wife and I get 17.5 MPG average! We recently learned that driving within a certain speed helps MPG(read the manual) So I dont think the MPG too bad, just try not to be tempted by that 300hp engine. Exterior is decent, looks a bit better then the Mercury or the Explorer. I expected us to buy a Mountaineer, glad I didn't!

Great SUV untill the warranty expires!

3.4
DBachman on 06/05/2007

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

I loved this SUV in the beginning. It has tons of power and a smooth ride, but the reliability is terrible. Now that the warranty has expired and I have to spend a couple thousand a year on maintenance I am looking to trade.

Excellent SUV

4.8
Thomas on 05/28/2007

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

Mixed long distance highway and heavy city trafic. Very safe, easy to drive and considering the size, 19mpg on the highway.

Excellent Luxury Vehicle!

4.9
pop123 on 03/19/2007

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 suv is a very good value, i love the seats, they are so comfortable, and the ride is amazing, the Engine is very powerful, i love the black clear coat, and Soundmark sound system, heated and cooled seats are Great job Lincoln! shouldn't have ceased production on these fantastic vehicles!also a plus. Never had one problem with this truck yet.

aviator

4.5
charles on 03/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

the dealer said once I drive it it would be hard to go back, I owned two escape before going to the aviator, he was right, I liked it from the git go, still fun to drive, no plan on getting rid of it even if its a discontinued model, one of the side curtain sensors failed fully covered, otherwise no problems, would I buy it again you bet.

23000 and few problems

4.8
Mongo on 02/19/2007

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

Such a nice highway cruiser. Pulls a medium size RV nicely as well. A few petty problems, but the dealer has done very well to handle them.

wow!!!

4.8
Myrtle Beach on 04/08/2006

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 did not plan on buying this kind of car when I first wanted to get a car, but when I saw it, I fell in love right away. Amazing design for inside and outside. Lots of power, just like a sport car. If you thinking SUV then this should be your 1st option. It handels the road like it owns it. This SUV get lots of attention and I love it...

Flying the Aviator

4.5
brandon on 02/04/2006

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

i love driving this suv. i actually enjoy driving to work now because the aviator is such a joy to drive. the stereo is fantastic, and the ride is so smooth that is feels like you are flying. the steering is easy and smooth as well. the HID lights are a big plus at night as well. the aviator is loaded with all kinds of gadgits and i love gadgits. over all, i love the vehicle. it has a few problems, but since most of the aviators are discounted right now, you can get a brand new one for 20,000 less than a bmw or mb.

Beautiful truck!

4.5
Brad Schwier on 01/24/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

This car is beautiful on the inside and out. It's classy interior design makes you feel like you are in the best of the best. With 300 hp you don't even feel like you're driving a big vehicle, it feels more like a sports car when it comes to acceleration. The gas mileage isn't to brag about, but either is a Camaro's which was my last car.

I'm in love with this car

4.6
Michael Watts on 11/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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 amazing. it handles like a sports car at 105 mph. its amazing. i drive it hard and it can handle it. ive gotten it to 125 mph and the thing handles like im going 0 mph. its amazing. i was on my cell phone even and i had complete control. the 0-60 is amazingly fast too, this cars got major tourque, it just ripps down the road. i would reccoment it to anyone who wants performance of a sports car with luxury of a mercedes s-class. anyways, if you want an suv, this is it. it can be compared to the range rover its so nice, but you can buy it for tons less. it never gives me trouble either.

Great truck

4.9
michael on 06/29/2005

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 truck amazes me every single day. The engine is remarkable, handling is precise (especially for its weight and size), and it's extremely comfortable. Towing capacity is great--eclipsing most other SUVs in its class. Gas mileage is actually pretty good for the engine and weight of the vehicle.

Poor seat design

3.5
tinsoldier on 05/23/2005

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

Front seats are very uncomfortable. Lincoln should have copied the seat design from it's big brother the Navigator. Rear cargo area is not flat when the third seat is layed down. Poor fuel economy.

Arctic test

4.3
NORTHPOLERMIKE on 05/11/2005

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

6200 miles since Dec 1 mostly during harsh,cold(-50F)rough road trips. This vehicle handles OK on ice & snow,tracks well & stops better than 2003 4Runner. But it rides rough at -20 and below, maybe due to monotube shocks and tires. Had the driver's heated seat go out; replaced unitis intermittent.Great power going through the mountains.Leg and hip room are a little tight in the cockpit. Instruments are well lit, easy to read,and laid out smart. The tranny is smooth; accelerates on demand. Leg room in the 2nd row quad chairs is lacking; on an 800 mile/23hr roundtrip hr 1 passenger was so uncomfortable he had to crawl into the rear benchseat to stretch out;2nd row needs to move back 3 inches!

Poorly designed seats

3.8
S. Ward on 04/20/2005

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

Bought this Aviator about 6 months ago and cannot get comfortable in the driver or front passenger seats. Seat bottom wedges you in. Dealer Service Manager and Lincoln Service no help!

Luv my car

4.5
Terrya on 01/01/2005

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

I Luv this car everything is nice had a windstar van before now I wanted something in the same size for passengers, this met all of my needs I wish the 04 had navigation but I still luv it. Always wanted to drive a lincoln and I am glad they have a smaller suv the navigator looks too big for me.

Great, ----- but,

4.3
LWD on 12/30/2004

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

Looks wonderful, better than my last two Navigators which I loved. Drives great, much better than my last two Naavigators. Build quality???? So far, a dissappointment. My dealer has been wonderful in quality and timely warranty repair, but too much has needed repair. 5,000 miles and needed: new differential, new radio, 3 trim pieces, and the front brake discs were warped, and drivers seat has a little slop in the track. All is well now, but - - - Not a great start.

nice car

4.6
terry on 12/15/2004

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

just bought the car, and it broke down the first 3 hours I had it. They gave me another one and so far so good I just love a Lincoln. Its the first Lincoln I have owned I just hope I still love it.

Love it

3.8
F.T. on 12/14/2004

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

Have nothing but good things to say about truck. Lots of power and super handling. Love the third row seat which is standard on the Aviator. The HID lights and the heated and A/C seats are also nice touches. Now the bad - the dealership has not been able to fix the squeak in steering column. The rear end humms and also needs replaced. Still love the truck, will be looking a new dealership the next time.

FINALLY A GREAT SUV

4.6
GTMA on 11/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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 DROVE A EXPEDITION AND MY WIFE DROVE A BMW X 5 WE ALWAYS WANTED THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS IN ONE CAR AND WE GOT IT IN OUR AVAITOR. THE TOUGHNESS OF A TRUCK AND THE LUXURY OF A LINCOLN THANKS

One year review

4.8
cajun on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Ride quality very good, engine is strong and reliable, and has never failed to start. Polymer finish on paint holds up well. Average gas mileage is 19 mpg in combined city/highway commute in Houston, better than EPA estimate. Had trouble with rear differential and one window motor, but replaced by dealer with high quality service. Front passenger space is somewhat limited, could be a uncomfortable for large or obese people. Stereo is excellent Still not up to real quality standards. Interior fit not good in places, only one automatic window, exterior mirrors need constant adjustment, some wind noise, especially in crosswinds. Seats could fold flatter. No luggage cover

Wife is happy

4.1
tagco on 11/01/2004

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

It is a rare instance in which my wife raves about a vehicle. She is in love with the Aviator and can't understand why Lincoln hasn't done a better job marketing. I own a Explorer Ltd.V8 and let me tell you...this ain't no Explorer. The ride is smooth and tight with none of the harshness of other SUV's I have owned. The engine is strong and smooth. Plus you an interior that gets stares at the car wash. In all, a very positve experience, this is somewhat of a surprise, since my wife picked it out. Linclon has dropped the ball in regard to marketing this thing.

I Love It

4.8
JJ032004 on 10/13/2004

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

Drove an Explorer for years, looked at Pilot, Highlander, and Explorer to replace. Drove an Aviator on a whim, the family loved it! Fun to drive, pulled a trailer with no effort, ride is great, there was no comparison to other vehicles test driven. Handling is solid, seats very comfortable, even during several hour uninterrupted stretches of driving. Everyone I have had as a passenger has really liked the ride and internal comfort. Buying experience was the best I had ever experienced!

Lincoln Lemon? Check It Out.

3.5
Lincoln Lemon on 10/05/2004

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

Vehicle has way to many bugs. For example: 1.Car turns off at a stop for no reason. 2.A/C makes a grinding noise and vibrates when turned on. 3.Front drivers seat shifts when exilerating from stop. 4.Rusty seat frames. 5.Heat distribution inside not balanced.

good car

4.1
george9009 on 09/21/2004

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

very nice car, i like it next time will get a navigator

2004 Aviator Luxury

4.8
Phil Zima on 09/19/2004

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

This is a very capable, luxurious and performance oriented SUV. Fit and finish is top notch and dealer service has been outstanding. Fuel economy is about what I expected (About 14 City and 21 highway) for a vehicle of this size.

Awesome SUV

4.9
Wo on 09/17/2004

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

Great overall vehicle. Smooth ride. Love the navigation system and the sound system. The DVD package is great for kids. Great towing vehicle. Rides like a car, not a truck... but when you need a truck for pulling boat- you can rely on this vehicle.

What a great SUV

4.5
fmp on 08/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Fun to drive and very confortable

hot lincoln

3.9
captmo on 08/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 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

very enjoyable to drive. gas mileage is poor but it will go 90 miles an hour all day long on the road. the thx sound system is great

My Aviator

4.8
maltese on 08/16/2004

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 love the lumbar support, the navigation system is easy to use

my beautyfull car

5
garzonbc on 08/07/2004

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

years ago I had a groce car and a groce life my experience is nice becose when I brought a new lincoln navigator every one said woww what a car and then my life change .

great

4.8
KathyHauser on 08/04/2004

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

great car but bad gas price

Why did I buy a Linclon? Why?

3
Jack Melvin on 07/30/2004

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

Right now I have this Linclon stinkyator, a Honda CRV, and a Subaru Outback. the Honda CRV is 5 years old with 120,000 miles on it and had no problems. The Subaru Outback is 8 years old with 155,000 miles with no problems and tgis 7 month old Linclon with 5,000 ,miles has been in the shop twice. This car doesn't handle well and has the worst gas millalige ever.

Great job Lincoln

4.4
Aviator driver on 07/24/2004

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

The look is sharp and classy. The drive is comfortable and powerful.

A few mechanical problems in first year

3.4
ac_in_cv on 07/22/2004

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

I've had my Aviator for a little more than six months. It's making a wind whistle at high speed and the gas door has caused a crease in the side panel. It's a beautiful car, but not economical. 14.5 mpg most of the time. Had a fuel line problem which the dealer fixed in a weeks time. Does not inspire confidence w/reliability.

Great SUV

4.9
MjM on 07/14/2004

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 driven a lot of SUV's and this is by far the best. Beautiful vehicle and beautiful ride. It has everything that you could want.

Pleasantly surprised

4.8
Stella on 07/12/2004

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 was looking for another Explorer to purchase or maybe going to a Navigator. There had been no signifigant changes in the Explorer so the loan officer at the dealership suggested I take a look at the Aviator. There was one on the lot and we took it home for a test drive. I told my husband I had never driven a vehicle like it before. I liked it immediately. Two main features of a car I look for are a good stereo system and the color inside and out. My husband checks out the rest.

Mongo's Aviator

4.8
Cdmongo on 07/10/2004

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

The Aviator is just the right size for the V-8 power plant. It is nicely designed with a rich interior, great sound system (6-CD's) and an airconditioning system (including the seats) that can keep anyone cool on the warmest of summer days. Mongo

mistake

2.1
Steteven Willams on 07/07/2004

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

I bought this car 6 months ago and I have been at the mecanic 9 times for enigine problems. This car is to big and handles just okay. The only thing good about it is it's a smooth ride and it has AWD. I awlways buy BMW's and Honda's. My wife still has an 1987 Honda Accord and she also has a BMW 5 series from 1997. Both cars had only 1 problem each. I just sold my 1981 Honda accord for $700 with $300,000 miles on it and one problem in 1990 and one in 2001. Next year I am going to buy myself a new Toyota Avalon.

Great driving SUV

4.5
targa on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 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

This is a fun car to drive. I test drove all the luxury SUVs and it was between this and the Lexus GX470. The selling point was the sound system in the Lincoln and the TGX470 had no heat controls in the back for my son! I looked at the Mercedes, Volvo, BMW and Durango. The Aviator won! but I hate the vibrating noise when the windows are open and the driver seat is a bit uncomfortable for me on long trips.

Excellent Value

4.8
mongo1 on 06/23/2004

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

After driving Volvo's for the last 20 years due to atrocious domestic build quality and service, I was very pleasantly surprised by the high level of quality in both build and service. My fuel economy, while dismal in the city, actually compares favorably with the 6 cyl Volvo on the highway (19.2 vs. 23 with the Volvo) I have gone from hood badge to tailgate badge, tires to roof rack both inside and out looking for assembly defects and could not find a significant one. It looks nice, it drives nice and I would heartily recommend this vehicle to anyone whose needs require luxury travel with the ability to tow relatively large trailers.

DR REVIEW

4.1
DR234 on 06/17/2004

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

GOOD LOOKS GREAT INTERIOR LACKS POWER TAILGATE AND POWER TILT ON SEATS AND DIMMING REAR MIRROR ANTI ROLL SHOULD BE STANDARD FOR ITS PRICE RANGE

killing time

4.9
ausagi69 on 06/12/2004

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

This SUVis fun to drive and comfortable can be less for larger men but great comfortable ride

The Lincoln Aviator

4.5
B Braffet on 06/12/2004

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

Fabulous riding automobile. No truck like rides in this car.

Solid SUV

4.9
kraff on 06/02/2004

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

With the birth of our first child six months ago, our Inifinit G35 (which we loved) just wasn't cutting it in space department. My wife has always loved sports cars and was aghast at the idea of a Mini Van, so it had to be an SUV with as she says "a lot of bells and whistles". We drove all of the imports and domestics and found this to be the best for the money. Virtually all other vehicles had much more of a truck ride (including the imports suprisingly) while the independent rear suspension of the Aviator really makes for a solid ride. I race cars for fun and if there was an SUV racing class, I'd start with this vehicle.

Awesome!

5
Esmerelda on 05/31/2004

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

Fabulous SUV! I have love it since I first test drove it. Drove many other luxury SUV's, but went back to this one.

AWESOME RIDE

4.8
TBD on 05/29/2004

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

Vechicle seems to have excessive wind noise above 55 mph for vechile of this price. It appears to possibly be the side mirrors which are oblong and vertical,which I like , but they should have been set to an angle similar to the windshield to reduce the air turbulence.

A Lemon With Hubcaps

2.3
GAIL POWERS on 05/13/2004

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

My beef is not with the vehicle, but with Lincoln itself. Their customer service is deplorable. I paid $2,000 for an upgrade with Navigational System. The Navigational system is extremely poor and inaccurate. My husband's portable Garmin works better. I called for a new disc to see if the new one was improved. Customer Service said they are not responsible for it because they bought it from another company. If I want a new one I can call this company and get one for $169. They didn't mind taking my money the first time, but don't call them with a complaint. My Durango was a better value overall and far more comfortable.

Sweet Ride

4.4
Tyrone Martin on 05/12/2004

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

Everything about this SUV is awesome, from the handling to the impressive luxury features. My only complaint so far is the gas mileage.

Super Swank SUV - Lincoln Aviator

5
super swank on 05/08/2004

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 SUV is Super Swank! Drives likes a sports car! Fun, Fast and Stylish! So comfortable and luxurious! The heated and cooled seats are too cool. Way to go Lincoln! I have test-driven many SUVs and this one is it! The only one that is an SUV, superior comfort and class inside, stylish outside and can haul-buns (as well as kids!) Cool stereo too! I am sooo spoiled!

smooth operator

4.3
dmoses on 05/08/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

i love my aviator easy to handle very comfrotable smooth ride

Less than stellar

2.3
chewie on 05/08/2004

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

I am very disappointed in my 2004 Aviator and the sales experience was horrific. I have had the vehicle two weeks and it has already been in the shop for two days. The ride is nice but the wind noise is unacceptable in a vehicle of this price. The Aviator hesitates when punched getting on the freeways of Houston which has almost caused an accident several times. It drinks gas worse than my son drinks soda. The storage compartments are numerous but small. The leg room in the back seats is tight and not comfortable for the passengers I have taken for a ride. There is more room in my Mountaineer, which is a better buy for the money.

Lincoln Aviator

4.6
R. M. Johnson on 05/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Great preformance, handling, and finish

Too bad 2

3
toobad2 on 04/13/2004

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

Nice vehicle, but multiple small problems which have taken several visits per problem to resolve. In cold climate, the climate control system is horrendous. When heating, blows cold air on side windows and windshield and very warm air at feet. Makes for very uncomfortable passenger compartment, and also difficult to keep windows defrosted. This results in safety concern. Lincoln says this is "normal" and "within spec". Customer service after the sale is horrible, and don't expect anything when you call the Customer Service Center. Too bad for such an expensive vehicle.

I Love My Aviator

4.5
ADaville on 04/13/2004

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

I love my Aviator, I have 3 children, ages 1, 3, and 6. There could be better cupholders, and maybe a console in the third row but other than that, we all love it.

Best SUV for the Money

5
Lincoln is Best on 04/06/2004

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 best SUV you can buy for the money. While some complain that gas mileage is poor, it is even poorer in the $60,000 plus crowd. So, if you want cruise with the best vehicles made you have to spend money for gas. Ask anyone who owns/owned a range rover.

I love it

4.9
mariomick on 04/04/2004

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

My Mercedes ML 500 was stolen, and my 2003 Lincoln LS was a lemon so I had the chance to get into the Aviator. I am so so happy!!!! It is the coolest SUV ever and not to big either. Mine has everything and it just rocks!!!

Pure Pleasure

4.9
RudyMATT on 04/03/2004

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

This SUV is a pleasure to drive. I love almost everything about this wonderful car. The only downside is the fuel economy.

Aviator review

4.6
Aptos on 03/31/2004

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

The Aviator is a powerful SUV, and handles better them my 2000 Navigator. The interior space is less then deired, but overall the Aviator is Ok.

JDH

4.9
JIMHOFT on 03/30/2004

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

GREAT SUV - BEST SUV I HAVE OWNED.

Love this car

4.5
ecnjd96 on 03/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

What an engine!! Nice looking car and fun to driv

Fantastic Driving Experience

4.9
kiki816 on 03/27/2004

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 had my new 2004 Lincoln Aviator for one month now. I love the new comfort,ease of driving and all the great features.The interior looks very classy with its burl walnut accents and satin nickel chrome.My new Aviator is wider and longer than my previous Mountaineer and also has the advance trac and roll stability control, along with side impact airbags and speed sensitive front airbags.The only drawback is that it does take premium gas and the milage is not as good as a small car. However, with the Lincoln Name and Luxury I am getting a Fantastic SUV that is a pleasure to drive and a pleasure to look at.

Our Aviator Rocks!

4.9
Jerry/Carrie Webb on 03/25/2004

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

We had recently purchased a Chevy Suburban as we are a family of 6---4 kids (3 are teens) & 2 adults...well, after owning it for several months we felt it was not for us--too 'bus-like' hard to park, terrible fuel mileage, etc...We had purchased a Lincoln LS in December & loved it, so we looked into the Aviator--what an excellent choice-- we were SOLD!! The dealership bought the Suburban from us & gave us a smokin' deal on the Aviator--everyone fits comfortably & no trouble parking it! It's 'zippy' & fun to drive too!! We're definitely a Lincoln family-thank you!

aviator

4.3
Bob volosevich on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 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

Love the suv. lousey on gas a little noisey, but this lincoln more than makes up for it.i would like to see a little more console storage. everone remarks 'what a sharp looking car"!

Excellent vehicle

5
zwfb on 03/22/2004

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 vehicle is well equiped, very responsive, fun to drive, and comfortable.

Best SUV I Have Driven

4.9
A. Olderich on 03/22/2004

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

Having leased two Mountaineers, in the recent past, the Aviator is a huge step up in terms of luxury, performance, ride, and overall enjoyment. Recently dropped into my dealership for an oil change on my Mercury Monterey, saw a white, loaded, Aviator on the showroom floor . . . turned in my Lincoln LS (leased) a couple of months early and drove away in the Aviator. No regrets, really love the vehicle.

known problems with drive train

3.4
spdrcrgo on 03/19/2004

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

vehicle performance and utility are adequate, however the rear axle whine that seems to be standard with the vehicle prompted me to lemon law my 1st one (a 2003)ford exchanged it for a 2004 model after apprx. 1100 miles the same problem whine developed. i'm looking to trade this one in for a quality suv within 6 mos.

Seats are Hard

2.5
Jferrell on 03/04/2004

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

The vehicle seems ok with the same style as a Ford Explorer. But once you get in, the comfort level is minimal. The layout of the dash is fine, but the flip down cover for the stereo is kind of cheesy. The seats are the most uncomfortable I have ever sat in. The sides are hard and hit right in the thigh. No matter how I turned, I was not able to find a comfirtable position. For a luxury SUV, they did not put a good effort into the seating. There is also a hesitation when stepping on the gas to get on a freeway which could be improved (1 to 1 1/2 seconds)

04 Aviator - Nice SUV

4.8
NJdriver on 03/03/2004

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

It's real nice all around, inside and out. There's nothing like it in it's class. All others are either too big, too small or have design issues. We quickly nixed the Envoy XL, GX270 and Volvo for these reasons. Will fit 8 people though only 7 belts. Much better value than higher priced Asian SUV's that seat 7 or 8. I hope mileage improves after break-in. It's our first SUV and easy transition from Mercedes E320 though the MB is slightly superior in every aspect but $20k more.

AVIATOR ELEGANCE AND SAFETY

4.9
installer on 03/03/2004

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

SPORTY ELEGANCE GOES WITHOUT SAYING. SAFTEY IS THE KEY, MY WIFE HIT A UTILITY POLE HEAD ON AND SHE AND MY SON WALKED AWAY WITHOUT A SCRATCH. THE VEHICLE SUFFERED $30,000 IN DAMAGE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, IT LOOKS AND RIDES LIKE THE DAY OUT OF THE SHOWROOM. I AM THINKING OF BUYING A SECOND ONE.

Aviator - Its not my grandmas Lincoln

4.6
RD in the foothills on 03/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Love the Aviator. My wife spent months researching vehicles on the net and narrowed it down to the Aviator. I just wish the mpg were better and the vehicle used regular gasoline.

Comfy

4.1
Haven on 02/26/2004

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

The Lincoln Aviator is a very comfy and luxury SUV that we enjoy a lot. It also has a classy exterior look.

JUST SAY NO!!!

1.9
bexley on 02/25/2004

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

FROM SQUEAKY BRAKES TO A LEAKY TAIL GATE THIS VEHICLE HAS NOW DEVELOPED TRANSMISSIONS PROBLEMS. FORD DOES NOT STAND BEHIND IT'S PRODUCTS AND SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO MARKET SUCH A VEHICLE. NEXT TIME I WILL BUY A CADILLAC

In love with my Aviator!!

4.9
Jacquie on 02/18/2004

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 test drove just about every SUV out there before purchasing this vehicle, and the choice was crystal-clear for me. The engine has a "snarl" to it, combining great pick-up with a smooth ride. The Aviator handles exceptionally well. The quality and material are luxurious, yet also practical. No feature is over-the-top, or ostentatious. The overall product is elegant, sporty, classy, and functional.

Almost got it right

3.9
Too Bad on 02/17/2004

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

This is a great vehicle unless you live in the cold North. The heater does not work right because the ducting is designed wrong. Chest freezes and legs roast. Dealer and Field Service engineers confirm the problem and say there is no fix. Factory supposed to be working on it, but no date on when it will be ready to offer fix to consumers. Blows cold air out side window defrosters after cabin warms up.

aviator

5
9394n on 02/11/2004

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

a great car, its a loaded Kitty Hawk edition. mileage at 75 mph on a trip is about 21 mpg. Love the GPS moving map. we will get a new 2006 when it comws out. the engine is quiet and real snappy.

Lincoln Aviator

4.1
marmil on 02/09/2004

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

The vehicle has outstanding style, performance as well as utility. Much preferred over the Lexus GS 470. Gas mileage could be better as could reliability: power steering pump replaced, a few rattles fixed, poor fit on some body panels.

AVIATOR..AMAZING

4.9
tommy gvili on 02/07/2004

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 PURCHASED THE AVIATOR IN JUNE OF 2003 .I WAS LOOKING AT THE NAVIGATOR AT THE TIME BUT WHEN DRIVING I FELT IT WAS TO BIG THE AVIATOR HONESTLY "PERFECT"IT COMBINES LUXURY AND RELIABILITY ALONG WITH PRFORMANCE ,,ONE PROBLEM BECAUSE OF THE V8 ENGINE GAS IS EXPENSIVE ,,OTHER WISE I REALLY LOVE IT .

aviator 04

4.8
bob hodges on 02/07/2004

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

looked at volvo,buick,bmw x5 [1999 tec. in 04 world] aviator has it all, baby navigator.

Climate Control Issues

3.4
TooBad on 02/02/2004

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

Really like the vehicle, but the 2004 seems to have a fundamental design flaw in the climate control that allows frigid air to flow from the side window demisters. Temperature difference from demisters to floor exceeds 60 degrees, causing the vehicle to be unable to control thermal comfort for the passengers and driver. Really a shame as it is a great truck in all other respects. Factory denies the issue, but it has been verified as a problem in cold climates on all 2004 vehicles tested by the dealer.

LOVE IT!!

4.8
Susie Bowen on 01/31/2004

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 never cared about a vehicle before...as long as it could get me where I wanted to go but now I look for reasons to drive!! I LOVE it and haven't driven in a nicer SUV than this. Highly recommend!! Luxury plus!

Best of the Best

5
RTD on 01/30/2004

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 love my Lincoln Aviator, after having a Navigator and being so dissapointed to have to turn in following lease term ending, got the Aviator because of size and found it to be even better than the Navigator. Love my Lincoln. Bob

poor customer service

4
clarksalmo on 01/28/2004

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

540 miles on the car the transmission went out, 500 miles from home. Lincoln customer service is non-existent. Basically was told I was on my own. Won't be buying any Ford products again. Very disappointing experience.

LOVE IT!!!

4.6
BLAZE on 01/15/2004

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

I LOVE IT!! ITS PRETTY FAST.. IT FITS 6 PEOPLE PRETTY GOOD.IT DOES NOT HAVE MUCH ROOM BEHIND THE 3ED SEAT FOR BAGS.THE PAINTED PLASTIC ON THE IN SIDE LOOKS GREAT BUT SCRATCHES EASY OTHER THEN THAT I LOVE IT...

REAR SEAT DESIGN

4
SUASN BROWN on 01/14/2004

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

DO PEOPLE WITHOUT CHILDREN EVER GET INVOLVED IN YOUR DESIGN PROCESS? SOME OF US ACTUALLY DO HAVE LIVES THAT INVOLVE THE USE OF A COMFORTABLE 4WD SUV WITH OUT CHILDREN. I NEED A LOT OF HEATED OPEN SPACE INSIDE MY VEHICLE. WE DO NOT HAUL CHILDREN OR REAR SEAT PASSERGERS,EVER!! I'M A LADY TAAT WEARS SKIRTS AND DRESSES AND WANTS THE SAFTEY AND CONVENIENCE OF A 4WD SUV. I WILL NEVER OWN A MINI VAN. AND PICK UP TRUCKS ARE FOR HAULING HAY AND PULLING TRAILERS.

Town Car to Avaitor SUV

4.6
mrvsr on 01/11/2004

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

Extremely pleased with vehicle. My wife & I both have some health issues and the entry and exit are easy for us both. Wife has driven Lincoln Town cars for years, but this unit has quickly become her favorite. Fits well in the garage, handles great, plenty of power, and it's more comfortable than the 2000 Town car we traded for this SUV. We haven't taken any trips yet, but are looking forward to doing a 500 mile trip soon. I had wanted a Navigator, but the size was too large for us. Without a doubt, this is the best vehicle we have owned.

Satisfied Owner

3.8
popepad on 01/06/2004

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

Although we've only owned our Aviator three weeks and 1100 miles, it is a marvelous vehicle. We have a 2001 Explorer V8 AWD which we love, and this Lincoln is a big step upward. This is surely the pinnacle of American SUV engineering. Although the foreign-is- better crowd will turn up their noses at this truck; it is beautiful, well- made, great-handling and powerful.

Great SUV --after a slow start

4.5
Bahnanderson on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

We bought this car last September. Had trouble initially with the fit and finish -- many of the panels were not installed very well, resulting in a disturbing squeak from the rear lift glass. The dealership was great however, and now my car is perfect. We just drove it over the mountains in the snow and loved every minute. Very quiet, very comfortable, very powerful, and most important--very safe. Even my wife felt comfortable driving it in a snow storm--and she really hates driving in the snow. Great performance on the highway, and a snap to maneuver downtown with the boosted power steering. It handles like a much smaller vehicle.

Nice ride but small

4.3
Remals on 12/27/2003

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

Nice features abound in this car, however the inside space is compromised a bit. The seats are luxurious as long as you are not very large in the derrier. Car performance is excellent - the AWD gets over any snowy or icy conditions. Not much space for hauling cargo even with the 3 row seat folded down. More of a luxury ride than a utility vehicle.

Great vehical

4.8
Barry Barnes on 12/27/2003

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

It is a fanstastic vehicle that drives great and handles like a dream

Satisfied Customer

4.6
G. Leiby on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Very secure and comfortable driving experience. The engineers at Lincoln got the suspension just right.

Best Yet

4.9
G Tichenor on 12/10/2003

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

Having owned several SUVs this is by far the best.Great handling,quality and power

My Aviator

5
bobland on 12/08/2003

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

Best riding SUV I've ever driven, had a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, can't even compare to the Lincoln. I do a lot of driving down south on 95, and the Mercury would vibrate and really drive like a truck over 65mph. In the Lincoln, I have to keep looking at the speedometer because the ride is so smooth.

Lincoln Aviator

4.6
Eric165 on 12/06/2003

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 think this car has a very good ride. It has a very powerful engine in its class. It has a good price then most European and Jappaness conpetitors. Good handiling has a nice interior trim. After a month theres been noise in the steering wheel.

Nice to buy American again !

4.8
english on 12/02/2003

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

A great vehicle to drive.Terrific engine and transmission.Be sure to include when test driving your next SUV

Love my Aviator

4.6
Don Hendricks on 12/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

I love this SUV. I had an X5 and like the Aviator better. I prefer driving it to my E500. I recommend this car. Powerful engine, smooth ride and handles great. Lacks a few features I might like but the plusses make up for any shortcomings.

Aviator

4.8
MarkM on 11/28/2003

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

Purchased in October 2003, now have 3500 miles on it. So far this has been the best vehicle I have owned. I've owned 3 Cadillacs, Explorer, Saab, and this has out performed all of them. Compared Acura MDX, Infinity, Explorer, and Lexus before deciding on the Aviator. Not one quality issue yet. I would highly recommend this Lincoln to anyone.

FIRST YEAR HAS SIGNIFICANT DEFECTS

4
BEXLEY on 11/25/2003

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

SQUEAKY BRAKES, UNFINDABLE WATER LEAK WITH RESULTING AWFUL LOCKER ROOM SMELL... WOULD NEVER BUY FIRST YEAR OF A MODEL AGAIN.

Aviator

1.9
Lance Smith on 11/22/2003

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

Engine noise is very intrusive and handling is poor. The interior is nothing to tell your friends about and the exterior is outdated. It is always rattling and has been in the shop eight times since we got it four months ago.

Buy One

4.9
Sam2eggs on 11/08/2003

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

I have had 2 explorer over the last 8 years. My last one was an Eddie Bauer. Then I saw the Aviator. Ford can't even come close. Best ride,gorgeous inside and out. Easy in and out. I will only drive Lincoln from now on. I drive 30,000 miles a year in Northern New England, and Aviator can handle anything I throw at it! Comfort all the way, handles like a dream!

styling big time

4.4
ron b 1 on 11/08/2003

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

I love the inside and the detail of the seats and the dashbroad the way it lights up at all times. Great color of the dove gray.

Love my Aviator (Kittyhawk)

4.8
Sugar on 11/05/2003

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

Proud to own it and Proud to drive it. I'm blessed

My Aviator

4.6
fhlicks2 on 10/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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 love my Aviator! It's fun to drive and attractive to look at. The interior of the Aviator is posh, comfortable, and the controls are conventienly located. The exterior is glamorous and eloquent and visibly expressive of emotion.

it works !

4.3
yogidoc on 10/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 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

traded my porsche 03 cayenne for aviator fully loaded. Porsche killed my back driving in the city, terrrible suspension!Aviator alot more practical and much better value, love high seating postion , handling , and 300 hp much better urban truck,however porsche blows the aviator away on highway....worth not having chronic back problems

Fun and powerful

4.8
Happycamper on 10/22/2003

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

This not a Ford, the whole drivetrain is superior! The power and drive are fantastic.It looks great too this is one fun SUV to dive.I recomend this vehicle if you want a Truck and not a jacked up car! You'll love it.

good truck, bad on gas

4.3
joe mcc on 10/19/2003

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

bad gass milage, but great truck.

ENGINE TROUBLE ALREADY

3.3
WINTERS on 10/17/2003

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

I have owned my Aviator for nearly six months and have taken it to the shop four times. When I bought it there was black glue on the headliner, it was replaced but now I am stuck with fingerprints all over it. The rainguards were installed improperly, they replaced them now they are falling off again. Now the vehicle is in the shop because it overheated to the point that I couldn't drive it and I was stranded by the side of the highway. For the price that I paid for the vehicle none of these problems should have happened in the first six months of ownership. Very unhappy.

The top of the line in SUV'S.

5
Shriner214 on 10/14/2003

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

We tried the BMW, Denali, Yukon and Volvo before settling with our Aviator. The BMW and Volvo were just too small for traveling plus rear seat room for persons my size (6'2" 240lbs) was really uncomfortable. The ride wasn't acceptable. The Yukon & Denali were a close 2nd. The mileage was very acceptable for this vehicle. On a trip to Maine from Florida (5100 miles) average mileage of 22.8 per gallon. Air was increased in the tires however to 34 Lbs. to achieve as a dealer Friend had advised. City driving averages 17.5- 19.0 depending on how much is stop & go.

great stuff

5
sammy.g. on 10/13/2003

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 thought it is wonderfull.hey its big enough to fit my family in and have the kids watch tv in.

Grandma's Hot New Wheels

4.8
milobeans on 10/12/2003

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

This is the first time that grandma has had an SUV for a vehicle. The grandchildren love it, her co-workers love it, and her sidekick (grandpa) loves it. The Aviator makes her want to take a trip but so far it has been used primarily for traveling to work. However, lunches with the gals from the office allow her to show off her new wheels. But the best is having the grandchildren with her and going to places to eat and the movies. Yep, she loves it best of all.

Excellent SUV

4.9
John Correia on 09/30/2003

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

A joy to drive and a huge step up from my Explorer. I have had "zero" problems with the Aviator and it's stability, handling, and acceleration are excellent. The internal "creature comforts" are excellent too(dual climate controls, excellent radi/CD, DVD player, cool or warm seat controls for driver and passenger, controls on steering wheel for radio/cd, cruise control).

Lincoln Aviator

4.9
MHS on 09/25/2003

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

Love it! It is really a great vehicle. I traded, reluctantly, my Acura MDX, now I am thrilled!

Love my Aviator!

4.9
N Lyons on 09/25/2003

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

After driving a Suburban for eight years, the Aviator feels like a sports car! This SUV truly drives like a car. It is very responsive and fun to drive. Turning radius is awesome.

Great truck

4.6
Kenton on 09/25/2003

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

My wife was driving an Explorer and wanted something that was a bit more on the luxury side. This vehicle fit the bill. This is the first vehicle that I got her that she really enjoys.

Power

4.8
Kyoo on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv has the most power i've experienced in a SUV and I've had a tahoe and an explorer. The ride is smooth but the engine occcassionally revs very high with noise to match. Middle row is tight but the overall appearance and luxury feeeling surpass the comfort of passengers.

My Aviator

4.4
Rosemarie on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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've always wanted a Navigator, but it was way too big for me. After test driving the Aviator, I knew this was the car for me. It is extremely comfortable, plenty of leg room and everything on the dashboard is in reach. I can fit my son's friends in comfort while they watch a DVD or listen to music. The ride is very smooth. A++

aviator fully loaded

4.8
nuno on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I haven't ever been as satisfied with any vehicle i've purchased as I am with the aviator! I own a 2003 awd fully loaded edition(no other options available) and I must say I can't think of anything else this suv should/can have. The cooled seats is an option even other suv's in the higher price range don't have. It's power the same way is very difficult to compete with not to mention towing capacity!This suv has amazing handling and cornering. The gps is easy to work with, the dvd entertainment sys is self explanatory also. all and all this is the best "pound per pound" suv out there!!

I could have done better!

3.6
backwards on 09/24/2003

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

Interior less user friendly than earlier models. Dome lights don't shine where you need them to. Analog clock, now really...it could at least be readable. Flimsy console. Clumsy info center. Armrests gone! These are only the things that distract you from driving. Overall I think I could have presented a better design inside and outside. They took more steps backwards than they took forward.

Aviator Satisfaction

4.9
Aviator on 09/24/2003

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

Outstanding vehicle...Ideal size...excellent quality...sufficient power...should have dual exhausts.

love it!!

4.9
its just me on 09/19/2003

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

for those of you looking for luxury and 4-wheel drive all wrapped up in a nice neat package..this is the vehicle for you!!! the size is perfect and the performance is awesome. this is my 5th sport utility in 16 years and by far my favorite.

I love it

4.8
Norman A on 09/19/2003

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 don't like to drive SUV'S. I'm a "stick" sporty car driver. My wife has driven two Jeep grand Cherokee's and a Lexus rx300. I only drove those when I had to, but now I can't wait for an oportunity to drive this SUV. It handles well, fast and sooo comfortable. My 22 year old son leaves his Musrang covertable in the driveway if he gets a chance to drive the Aviator. I highly recommend this vehicle.

lincoln aviator

3.9
preston whitlock on 09/19/2003

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

we have not had it long but fuel efficiency really there dos'nt seem to be any and the cover that comes over the radio with lincoln written on it should have a light-up feature as welli think that it adds to the appreance inside....

very good car

5
abzz on 09/19/2003

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

lincon is one of the best cars in US

Great SUV

5
rider4387 on 09/19/2003

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

This is the greatest suv you will ever drive or even ride in. Its got class, style, and outstanding monoverability. If you buy this suv driving will actually be fun.

Hats off to Lincoln

4.8
Rod S. on 09/19/2003

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 had examined and researched this vehicle prior to purchase. In the past four months I have had nothing but satisfaction and pleasure in driving this vehicle. It is as comfortable as a luxury sedan, pull my boat with ease, and is an overall pleasure to own. Lincoln has excelled in creating a new model that has all of the features of its bigger brother, the Navigator, without the overpowering size.

American Prince?

4.9
chiengrand on 09/19/2003

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

I wanted luxury, 260+ HP, a head- turning design, 3 rows of seats, decent MPG, tight ride and handling package, and American! What won me over was the ride! The combination of power,handling, and comfort was superior to the rest; the looks - an added plus - a bold, clean and sturdy look with no wasted curves and frills, and the best grille on the road! Very American! So I am a very happy driver with a slightly guilty conscience about the MPG, but I have gotten 18 on the highway, and 14 in city traffic. I traded in a Dodge Dakota Quad Cab that had worse MPG, so I keep telling myself that I'm part of the solution!!

Love My Aviator

5
Pink Lady on 09/19/2003

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 looked at all SUV's of every make and model before deciding on the Lincoln Aviator. I am extremely happy that I chose it. Not only is it fun to drive with many outstanding features, but other people on the road admire it as well. I was on a road trip with it and stopped at a dinner along the Interstate one day. When I came out, there were other people surrounding my vehicle and checking it out. When they realized that is was mine, they started asking me all kinds of questions about it. They climbed into their brand new supped up pickup truck while still staring at my SUV. It was a compliment.

Lincoln Aviator

5
Lilith on 09/19/2003

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

Have had quite a few higher end SUV's including the big Lexus. The ride is FAR superior. The interior is absolutely beautiful. Everyone that drives in it is very impressed with the clean styling. I have horses, and use it to tow. It surpasses every other vehicle I have had for it's towing capabilites, without having the extra length of the really big SUV's. It's a great all around vehicle, from carpooling, to the grocery store, to going out to dinner, to going to a horse show, all with style and elegance.

Whistles at speeds 60+ mph

4.3
Friscodad on 09/13/2003

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

Great ride, handling and power. Expect it to drink more. What do you expect from 300 horses? It needs to drink. It whistles at speeds over 60 MPH. This is common amongst all models and is a design and manufactures defect. Lincoln needs to recognize it and make good on some modifcations and repairs. Back door jams against the front door. Another defect and common design flaw amongst these models.

The best

5
nnn on 09/09/2003

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

The car combindes luxury, power, and off road capabilties better than any suv out there. Simply the best.

My new wheels

4.4
sugar on 09/03/2003

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

The aviator is nice. It has a good ride,but i am a little surprised that there is no assist handle on the drivers side. also it doesn't have enough room in the console etc, for things you need to put in a car. and for the price you would think that they would include the navigation system,or the vidio thing. and a big thing that they have to change is the controls on the steering wheel. when your hand brushes against it the station changes on the radio,or it changes from radio to cd.

aviator bad experience

4.1
enrique gioni on 08/27/2003

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

i have a problem with the differential.It is whinning starting at 45 miles and hour and increasing up to 75.They change the part at 3600 miles and now(6300 miles)i experience the same problem.Dealer says there is not a solution and that Ford is working on it but don't know how long will take.Too bad.

Intelligent Design defines Aviator

4.4
valuehunter on 08/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

The Aviator is an intelligently designed mid-sized SUV with class- leading functionality and performance. The exterior and interior design is simply superb. With few exceptions, the fit and finish of both the interior and exterior are on par with the best that the Japanese and Germans have to offer. The problem with the Aviator is that most people willing to spend 40k plus for a midsized SUV want the cache that goes along with a Japanese or Gernman moniker. That is too bad, because the Aviator really packs world- class luxury, functionaliy and performance. This is the first American car I have ever owned and I must say that I am very pleased.

2003 aviator

4.9
debsbmer on 07/29/2003

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

Love It...Love It...it is a dream to drive. I can't wait to drive it, drive it anywhere

Great looks, poor reliability, Finish

3.1
Notrecellars on 07/28/2003

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

Since buying this car the following has gone wrong: 1) The power steering rack leaked all over our garage floor and needs to be completely replaced 2) The car whistles at speeds above 60 MPH 3) The driver side Seat AC has failed 4) The back door is so out of alignment that it rubs on the front door, this required a body shop visit to fix. When we bought the product the dealer gave us the Red Carpet treatment at the sale, even promising a "Lincoln Product" should we have the car in the shop.....well, we have been in our loaner Expedition for a week now. Don't expect the Dealer to treat you the same after the sale. Very disappointing.

great truck

4.9
joe kelly on 07/20/2003

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

love it not great on gas but all else is nice

Luxury People Mover - forget the minivan

4.9
Joe Carguy on 07/19/2003

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

Love interior room and manuevers very well. Great for growing family of five! We looked at Sienna minivan (too soccer mom), Sequioa truck (tough to manuever, huge backend, and could see my kids in thrid row), GMC Envoy (truck ride), and put money down on Volvo XC90 (HUGE Blindspor, too cramped, too hard for little kids even to get in third row, 2nd row seats don't slide forward enough causing our 5 yr old to wipe on undersized, poorly placed running boards). Amazed how loaded The Avaitor is, great 2nd row bench fold up mechanism, making third row big enough for adults to get in and sit in) If looking at other SUV - got to test drive one of these.

Excellent American option compare those

4.9
topo5a on 07/08/2003

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

Drive off[roads like fliying 1st class. Excellent overall performance. Superior safety. Beautiful interiors (only with GPS option). Acceleration feels smooth changes and confortable, responding quickly to your needs.

it's a good vehicle

5
c tucker on 06/26/2003

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 Lincolns for 34 years and this is the best one I've had. Except for a sensor that failed in the first 200 miles, it has been troublefree. It handles well, has superior performance and I exceeded the EPA ratings getting 20 mpg at 70 mph on a trip to Oregon.

great car

4.9
stacey t on 06/24/2003

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

I had always driven a BMW 528i - what a change! I love how this car handles and how much room we have. Gas milage is ok, but what can you do.

Excellent Vehicle

4.6
Nikos on 06/12/2003

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

Very pleased with the performance, looks and comfort. I've had my 2003 Aviator for 3 months, and I'm extremely pleased with it. If you're in the market for a powerful luxury SUV, one that will fit in your garage, look no further.

Best of the bunch

4.9
baffledu2 on 06/11/2003

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

This is one great SUV from its similar (to navigator) styling to the Mustang GT engine this vehicle is a winner. Smooth ride lots of cargo space with a fold flat 3rd seat standard and luxury everything. Puts the Europeans and Japanese entries to shame. Not one problem or defect to be found. Great towing capacity great interior just the best out there for the price.

Aviator

4.5
AviatorLover on 06/07/2003

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love my new Aviator. Picked it up a week or two ago and it's been great. I love the navigation system because it offers so many features. I got the Ultimate Series because I liked the name. LOL!! I think this vehicle is wonderful. The seating is superb unlike the Explorer!!


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