2005 Lincoln LS Consumer Reviews

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2005 Lincoln Ls
4.9
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Love My LS

by from Orlando, FL on August 12, 2010

I purchased my LS V6 with 92000 miles about 3 months ago. So far I love the car. I have always loved the styling of these cars especially in black with the body colored trim. I am impressed with the o...
I purchased my LS V6 with 92000 miles about 3 months ago. So far I love the car. I have always loved the styling of these cars especially in black with the body colored trim. I am impressed with the overall balance of this chassis. It handles twisties with aplomb yet doesn't punish you with an overly firm ride. I do notice bit of body noise coming from the rear doors when going over speed bumps, dips, etc, but the car seems solid (no cowl shake or leaks). The V6 offers plenty of power to motivate this car and with its crisp handling, it is easy to get this car moving faster than the local authorities might appreciate. The fuel mileage is acceptable - I get around 20 on the highway and 15 in town (I typically get lower mileage than most people report with any car that I have owned). This is a vast improvement over the Durango R/T (12 hwy/8 city) that I gave up for this car. I am impressed with the feel and quality of the interior materials - much better than the 2000-2002 models that I have looked at. Negatives are few. When slowing down, such as for a red light, the transmission doesn't seem to downshift unless you come to a complete stop. If you start up again before completing the stop, the transmission gets confused when trying to find the right starting gear. The effect is something similar to turbo lag. It takes a bit for the car to catch up with what you are telling it to do, but once it processes what it needs to do, it takes off like a rocket. The only other negative I've found with this car is that the angle of the rear seat bottom cushion makes it a challenge to fit child safety seats properly. So far the only repair issues I've had to deal with were the replacement of one of the catalytic converters and the replacement of the electric engine cooling fan. I should note that every used car I have purchased has needed something repaired within the first few months of ownership and they are all expensive to repair. The only real problems I have encountered have had more to do with the selling dealer than with the car itself. So far the cost of repairs to this car have been on par with what I have experienced with others I have owned (Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Honda Accord, Mazda Miata). I cannot yet speak to the frequency of repairs but I have not seen anything that worries me yet.
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*wink* NICE Ride!

by from Texas on July 25, 2011

This is a very nice car overall. You can drive it everyday or just have as a luxury vehicle. My dad purchased this car for himself a few years ago and then we traded vehicles. So far we have had to re...
This is a very nice car overall. You can drive it everyday or just have as a luxury vehicle. My dad purchased this car for himself a few years ago and then we traded vehicles. So far we have had to replace some of the cooling system parts on it. Other than that, it rides great, I'd rather have this car than a foriegn car because of the cost of replacement. It is underrated... I give it 5*s!
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from on December 6, 2008

a great car to invest in. low maintenance fees and problems. its a comfort luxurious car.............
a great car to invest in. low maintenance fees and problems. its a comfort luxurious car.............
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Most Reliable Sporty Car I ever Owned!

by from Louisville, KY on May 15, 2008

This car gets about 20 in the city, and 25 on the highway, I have over 88,739 miles on it, and never had a problem with it! It's very quick!
This car gets about 20 in the city, and 25 on the highway, I have over 88,739 miles on it, and never had a problem with it! It's very quick!
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Best car I've ever owned

by from Rockford, IL on January 17, 2016

Mine is an 02 Lincoln LS V8 bought new with 4 miles in October 2001 right after 9-11. Now has 243,000 miles with no complaints whatsoever. Have never had to add oil between changes-ever. One factor is...
Mine is an 02 Lincoln LS V8 bought new with 4 miles in October 2001 right after 9-11. Now has 243,000 miles with no complaints whatsoever. Have never had to add oil between changes-ever. One factor is that the LS has one extra quart of oil when changing. That costs one quart more but has extended the life I'm sure. It does require 91+ octane fuel. I try to find 100% gasoline when I can. The premium adds about 2-3 mpg I'm convinced, besides running and idling very smoothly. On a long interstate trip, I can easily reach 26 mpg with gentle acceleration and careful performance. It even is essentially rust-free. This is one high quality machine! I'm considering making my goal to be 300,000 miles!
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reliable good on gas

by from Houston texas on December 17, 2014

I purchased this auto from automobiles in Houston Texas it was a pleasant experience in dealing with car buying experience you rarely see honesty in vehicle sells. The vehicles we're in good shape and...
I purchased this auto from automobiles in Houston Texas it was a pleasant experience in dealing with car buying experience you rarely see honesty in vehicle sells. The vehicles we're in good shape and price priced reasonablycheck auto mobiles out you will be surprised
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Great buy

by from South Dakota on May 6, 2013

I recently bought a 2005 with less than 60,000 miles on it. As a very tall guy I was surprised at how well I fit (im 6'7). The car is an absolute blast to drive, and the 3.9 L V8 is so much fun. This ...
I recently bought a 2005 with less than 60,000 miles on it. As a very tall guy I was surprised at how well I fit (im 6'7). The car is an absolute blast to drive, and the 3.9 L V8 is so much fun. This car is a drivers car not just a simple luxury car. The heated and cooled seats are great, and the memory seats are awesome as well. It has a lot of get up and go, and I love every second of driving it. The only downside is it can tend to suck down gasoline. However, since it's so much fun to drive, I can't complain. This car is fantastic.
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Great Open Road Car

by from Port Townsend, WA on July 23, 2014

Great "2-lane blacktop" car, a blast to drive on winding mountain or coastal backroads. Handles beautifully, with decent power, comfort and features. A refined, affordable upgrade for old guys like me...
Great "2-lane blacktop" car, a blast to drive on winding mountain or coastal backroads. Handles beautifully, with decent power, comfort and features. A refined, affordable upgrade for old guys like me who grew up driving 1960's muscle cars. This is my second LS, having owned a 2001 LS Sport from '03 to '05.
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Uses car for Having fun

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Highly under rated sporty car

by from El Paso, TX on November 26, 2007

The 50/50 weight distribution and the suspension to take advantage of it makes this car one of the safest feeling cars I've ever driven. It goes where you point it, no roll, no dive. Performance with ...
The 50/50 weight distribution and the suspension to take advantage of it makes this car one of the safest feeling cars I've ever driven. It goes where you point it, no roll, no dive. Performance with the V6 is very good. Not a rocket, but at Texas Interstate speeds of 80 mph, it gets 27 mpg. And it does it quietly and comfortably. I think that if you could drive faster, the mileage would actually improve. It is loafing along at 80 mph. Things I don't like are the premium fuel requirement, and the sluggish automatic transmission shifts. If you aren't in a hurry, or want to manually select the gears, you won't be bothered by this. Overall, the car has been very dependable. For the price, the LS is a sleeper of a good deal. I've driven BMW's, too. This car drives as good as a 5 series, for a LOT less money.
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The Best Luxury Sport Sedan

by from Laughlin, Nv. on July 1, 2009

I was thinking about trading for a new Lexus, Infiniti, or Mercedes. I could not find any better design, features, or Luxury in any of them. My 2005 LS suits me fine! Great V8 Power. Mileage is just f...
I was thinking about trading for a new Lexus, Infiniti, or Mercedes. I could not find any better design, features, or Luxury in any of them. My 2005 LS suits me fine! Great V8 Power. Mileage is just fine. Yaho; all the way to the Bank.
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