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#116 of 1637 RE: Land Cruiser vs. Lincoln Navigator vs. Minivan
Jan 25, 2001 (8:34 am)
I have a 1998 Nav. I personally like SUVs over minivans. The Nav has lots of room, plenty of head room, is a "Tank" in the snow, rides nice (quiet ride) and has a V8. If your going to tow anything, you cannot beat the power of the Navs V8! We pull an 8000 pound boat and the Nav does it flawlessly (never overheats, plenty of torque and is large enough to handle the size of the boat). If your going to pull something with the vehicle, I would purchase an SUV (size, V8, 4x4, low range capbabilities). Just an fyi.. I average 13.5 mpg (combined highway/city) with my Nav (may be a deciding factor). Hope this helps!
#117 of 1637 2002 Changes for Lincoln Mavigator
Jan 25, 2001 (9:51 am)
Motor Trend's future car section states that there will be changes to the Navigator to "further seperate it from the expediton." That could mean anything. I don't think the exterior will change much since they are releasing the Blackwood, but I do expect an engine power increase to compete with GM ('02 Escalade 345hp and Denali 320 hp). I also expect more interior upgrades.
#118 of 1637 Land Cruiser vs. Lincoln Navigator vs. Minivan
Jan 25, 2001 (12:36 pm)
I'm the owner of a 1997 Land Cruiser and would like to share my experience. You couldn't give me a 2001 Navigator for my 1997 Land Cruiser. I have nothing against the Nov, but given the choice between the 2, go to the forum's, compare the problems from owners of both vehicles and your choice should be quite clear, unless you're like one of my co-workers that's like, "I'm not supporting those foriegnors". He'd rather continue to pay his dealership frequent visits for one problem or the other and look forward to the next recall. Good luck with whatever vehicle you choose.
#119 of 1637 Land Cruiser vs. Lincoln Navigator vs. Minivan
Jan 25, 2001 (1:37 pm)
<<we would have an entertainment/TV system put in.>>
An entertainment system is available on the Navigator as a factory installed option. The screen comes down from overhead. Another option is a navigation system in the floor console.
#120 of 1637 1997 Land Cruiser
Jan 26, 2001 (9:45 am)
This message is for the owner of the 1997 Land Cruiser - Lets take your Land Cruiser and my Nav and hook up an 8000lb boat and see which one will pull the load better... ooppss I forgot, your Land Cruiser only pull 5000lbs! I have owned Toyotas in the past.. prior to my Nav I owned three. I had my share of problems with my Toyota 4-runner, motor went at 80000, trans went at 65000 and I could never tow anything more than 1000lbs, if I did the trans would overheat. Also, you could have saved 10k if you purchased a Nav.. if you did, you could have given that money to the people at LTV Steel that will be loosing their jobs!
#121 of 1637 Day time running light
Jan 26, 2001 (2:55 pm)
I have a 2001 Nav. Does anyone know if the car is equipped w/ day time running light? And if so, how do I activate it?
Jan 26, 2001 (2:58 pm)
Not unless you are in Canada.
Jan 27, 2001 (11:10 am)
Is there a difference in using the 89 and the 91? Although they recommend using the 91, does it really make that much difference?
#124 of 1637 RE: Octane / Day time running light
Jan 29, 2001 (9:10 am)
Regarding 89 Octane.. personally, I believe the gas is the cheap part of the investment. Your Nov is designed to run 91+ octane, I would stick with the recommendation. If you don't, it will ping and eventually I believe it will burn the valves... not worth the few dollars you save.
Regarding the Day Time Running lights - they are a dealer-installed option. The unit costs around 60 dollars + labor. I put them on my 1998 Nov, they work well.. one issue.. the headlights are on during the day and all lights come on at night. If your parked at night with the car running, you cannot turn off the lights... the only way is to turn off the car.
#125 of 1637 2001 Lincoln Navigator
Feb 04, 2001 (8:57 pm)
Just turned 1900 miles on my 4 week old Navigator...Drove from Woodbridge, NJ to Media, Pa today... On the way down the NJ Turnpike, I drove 65+ mph, tach showed about 2000 rpms, digital gas mileage read "16.4". Return trip, drove 60-61 mph. Tach dropped about 350 rpms. Digital gas mileage read "18.6". Best vehicle I ever owned.