2003 Lincoln Navigator
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Big Luxury Safe Fancy Smooth SUV

by from tampa, FL on August 2, 2017

2003 Lincoln Navigator. This SUV is more luxury vehicle, we bought it used , Always Really enjoyed driving. feels like your riding on clouds. I'm 5'3" & my husband is 6'3" we both fit fine in the dri...
2003 Lincoln Navigator. This SUV is more luxury vehicle, we bought it used , Always Really enjoyed driving. feels like your riding on clouds. I'm 5'3" & my husband is 6'3" we both fit fine in the drivers seat. we didn't have any issues with it mechanically, just simple basics-oil changes ( cant miss those)& we had it well over 100k miles. It is Very well built ,very quiet and smoother than a smoothie. I always felt it seemed very fancy for the price. People always take a good look at this SUV, its beautiful. We could fit a whole group, if we wanted, the seats fold down, Everyone was very comfortable always. Road trips were a Breeze. it was really cool, I miss that car. The gas milage is not fantastic, but it was worth it, and wasn't a big deal for us. and it can tow a boat!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does recommend this car!!

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Love It!

by from Copperas Cove, TX on March 16, 2016

I have owned my 03 Navigator Ultimate for a year & half now. And I absolutely love it. From he 5.4L engine, the heated/cooled front seats, the power folding 3rd row seats to the power lift gate, it is...
I have owned my 03 Navigator Ultimate for a year & half now. And I absolutely love it. From he 5.4L engine, the heated/cooled front seats, the power folding 3rd row seats to the power lift gate, it is by far the most luxurious vehicle I have ever owned. It had 121K miles when I bought it. The dealer I bought it form replaced the air bags with struts & shocks. I have had few problems with it. Personally, I would by another one. My next one will be the L model with the full size rear doors.
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Smooth ride and turbo charged.

by from Cincinnati , Ohio 45244 on March 17, 2015

I've only had the Navigator for a month now. It only had 100,000 miles on it and that was because the second driver only put 10.000 miles on it in the 10 years he owned it.The car is loaded with 4 t v...
I've only had the Navigator for a month now. It only had 100,000 miles on it and that was because the second driver only put 10.000 miles on it in the 10 years he owned it.The car is loaded with 4 t v screens,heated and air conditioned seats,three rows of seats, automatic third row lay down of seats to add to the cargo bay space. Leather seats. I was very pleased. I looked and researched for quite a while before I discovered this one but as soon as I met with the owner I knew this was the right one. Just keep looking and you'll find the one that is right for you.
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Never again - Money Pit

by from Arizona on September 20, 2013

Bought this car in 2009. It only had 67k miles on it and I thought I was getting a great deal. Within 6 months the A/C went out completely. Spent $1000 fixing the A/C. Next summer A/C out again. Spent...
Bought this car in 2009. It only had 67k miles on it and I thought I was getting a great deal. Within 6 months the A/C went out completely. Spent $1000 fixing the A/C. Next summer A/C out again. Spent $1500 at a different shop (highly recommended for A/C work in my town). After three attempts they got the A/C working. Next season - out again. Currently it has no A/C and I'm not spending another dime on A/C work. Next, one of the air struts died. I could either spend $500 on one air strut or $700 for coil kit. I went for the kit. Now it has coil suspension for all four wheels. Starter was replaced last year. Right now it badly needs breaks. Front window regulator died (window falls down now). CD player died. Numerous Electronics failures. The only thing I haven't had problems with on this car is the engine. However, all the other problems have cost me about $4000 in 4 years. That doesn't count the gas I'm spending on 9-10 MPG. I will never buy another Lincoln and I probably will avoid Ford altogether.
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Does not recommend this car

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LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 2003

by from Mississippi on April 2, 2012

Great vehicle for confort and room. Not good on gas milleage. Other than that it's good. Smoothest ride there is. very stylish.
Great vehicle for confort and room. Not good on gas milleage. Other than that it's good. Smoothest ride there is. very stylish.
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You Get More In A Lincoln

by from Dallas TX on April 2, 2011

1st was sandwiched, hi-speed, totaled. 5* crash rating we walked away! 2nd Nav still runs great w/180K miles, no major repairs. Most comfortable car we've ever had! Escaldes PALE by comparison!! Honda...
1st was sandwiched, hi-speed, totaled. 5* crash rating we walked away! 2nd Nav still runs great w/180K miles, no major repairs. Most comfortable car we've ever had! Escaldes PALE by comparison!! Honda's & Toyota's seats too hard, uncomfy for long trips. Nav's are like riding on air & sitting in Memory foam. PERFECT car for long trips or w/kids esp if u have DVD/ Entertmnt syst. EXCELLENT cargo rm, more than any other SUV. 2nd & 3rd row lay flat. 14/18mpg. All 3 rows seating have excel leg, hip, head, shoulder rm. Everybody has rm. Nav's R total luxury, loads of amenities. U can't beat this car!!!
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Excellent for family

by from Lake Charles, La on January 12, 2011

I have a 2003 Navigator. I love it. Most comfortable ride I have ever owned. Spacious for the kiddos. And safe. I got in a wreck. I pulled out in front of someone doing about 60mph. My gator did not b...
I have a 2003 Navigator. I love it. Most comfortable ride I have ever owned. Spacious for the kiddos. And safe. I got in a wreck. I pulled out in front of someone doing about 60mph. My gator did not budge. Hardly any damage to me but totalled the other guy. That is when I realized just how well built these suv's are. I will recommend a Navigator all day long. Of course it has a few kinks but overall great ride and quality. Even the mpg wasn't as bad as you would think. I get about 15 in town and 19 hwy.
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Comfortable but Not Reliable

by from Fort Lauderdale Florida on February 21, 2010

I have owned 5 Lincoln Navigators and I can say without hesitation that the newer models are far less reliable than the older models. The 2001 model was especially excellent and could operate at least...
I have owned 5 Lincoln Navigators and I can say without hesitation that the newer models are far less reliable than the older models. The 2001 model was especially excellent and could operate at least 250,000 miles without a major failure. The 2003 model year was an awful product with more electrical problems than I care to remember but my wallet remembers. The most failure prone components are all things electrical with special failure rates on the air bag suspension ($1,500 Repair), Electronic control module ($900 Repair), and the electronic dash which requires a computer as well ($700 Repair). I loved all of my Navigators for interior space and comfort though and they are not bad in braking or emergency maneuvers for such a huge vehicle. I think it is time now to look at Toyota Sequoia as my new large SUV of choice.
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2nd Navigator

by from Louisville, KY on July 2, 2009

This is the second Navigator I've owned. First I owned a 2000 and now a 2003. I've loved them both and they keep getting better.
This is the second Navigator I've owned. First I owned a 2000 and now a 2003. I've loved them both and they keep getting better.
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Does recommend this car!!

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the best

by from on November 6, 2008

when i got my first car it was a mazda 626 and i was looking for a brand new start and let me tell you i found it. everything that i needed(car wise) was in the nav tv,navagation,sunroof .ect.but i do...
when i got my first car it was a mazda 626 and i was looking for a brand new start and let me tell you i found it. everything that i needed(car wise) was in the nav tv,navagation,sunroof .ect.but i dont have any kids yet but i still love the fact that if people want to ride with me they wont be packed together
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