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Lincoln Navigator, SUV
Oct 02, 2005 (6:09 pm)
I have a 1998 Navigator with 278,000 miles on the original engine and tranny. Why doesn't Lincoln offer grill badges like Mercedes and other luxury cars for high mileage levels attained? My Navigator looks and runs like new in spite of hard driving and towing a 5,000 lb boat all summer, every summer and driving through the Adirondak woods every hunting season on dirt roads through deep snow etc. Am I the only guy that has thought about this? I hope not.
#1439 of 1637 Purchasing a 03 Navigator
Oct 05, 2005 (10:10 am)
Hello! I have a couple of questions to ask. I have a 02 Navigator that has 54,000 miles on it, but still owe $25,000. I was trying to trade it in for 03 that has only 34,062 miles on it and the dealership is selling it for $25,999. I already know I'm upside down on my vehicle. The blue book is saying my vehicle is worth $18,490, but the dealership is saying my vehicle is worth $14,500 in their black book. Which does not make any sense at all when I look on-line I notice a lot of vehicle from the same year and about the same mileage is selling for $20,000. Now I know if I did a trade the will still end up selling the truck for around that price. The also was saying even though me and my wife have 700+ credit score that we still have a high interest. Any suggestions????
#1440 of 1637 Re: Purchasing a 03 Navigator [herc76]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 05, 2005 (10:19 am)
Big SUV's values have taken a big hit recently and the books may be having trouble keeping up (link). And the dealer isn't going to pay the TMV for your '02 since they have to turn around, stick it on the lot in a slow season and eventually turn a profit on it. On the other hand, they probably don't have many lookers for that '03 either.
Try asking the pros over in Real-World Trade-In Values for a price.
You can also get a rate from a bank or credit union and take that to the dealer and invite them to match or beat it.
#1441 of 1637 Re: Purchasing a 03 Navigator [steve_]
Oct 05, 2005 (10:38 am)
Thanks I appreciate it!
#1442 of 1637 Lincoln Navi
Oct 07, 2005 (2:30 am)
Why do Navi's depreciate so quickly? I now right it is because of the gas prices but before that it seems like the value drops so dramatically.
#1443 of 1637 Re: Lincoln Navi [herc76]
Oct 07, 2005 (3:23 pm)
When they first came out, they didn't - they held almost 70% of value after 4 years initially - but they suffer from American Car Syndrome now..... There are just too many of them out there on the used market. It's a matter of supply & demand. The Navigator sold very well, especially before everybody else copied them, they were the only new luxury SUV on the market, and they were affordable, which the Range Rover isn't so much. Now, with discounting the new ones $10,000, that drives down the resale even further.
#1444 of 1637 Re: Lincoln Navi [nvbanker]
Oct 07, 2005 (8:13 pm)
I see. Do you think they will ever hold value in the future?
#1445 of 1637 Re: Lincoln Navi [herc76]
Oct 09, 2005 (7:34 pm)
Oh, who knows? Right now, they are a boat anchor because of fuel prices. I wouldn't count on it in the near future.
#1446 of 1637 2003 Lincoln Navigation Question
Oct 13, 2005 (7:32 am)
I own a 2003 Navigator, Luxury edition. It does not have a nav system, and it does not have the nav butons on the steering wheel. With that said, i was wondering if someone could tell me if the Lincoln factory touchscreen nav radio will work if instaled in my Navigator. I do realize that i will lose some of the feature, esp. the voice control feature due to the incorrect steering wheel button. I want to know if it will work, or if i will completely screw up my truck. I would also like to know if I am wasting my money in purchasing this unit.
Could someone please help with some info/advice?
#1447 of 1637 Changing markets
Oct 14, 2005 (10:33 am)
I was reading over a couple pages of recent posts and have a question.
My last vehicle purchase was back in Jan '04, when gas was $1.25/g.
Since then gas has more than doubled (Less than two years) and if the trend continues, we could see prices in the $5-6 range in only a few short years.
I've never owned an SUV and have no problem in regards to ownership, people should be able to get what their family wants/needs.
With that said, if prices do get to $5/g in ... say 2007 will it change the way you view purchase or will you stay with the current type?
If that is how it is in 2007, and it is time for a new vehicle purchase would you replace it with the same, but new model or go with something else more economical?