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Lincoln Navigator, SUV
#882 of 1635 Great Report
Jan 05, 2004 (8:32 pm)
George! I thought you would enjoy the Navigator just a little bit more than the Aviator. I kind of agree with you about the difference in driver seat roominess between the Navigator and Aviator, with my preference also going with the roomier Nav. I also agree with you about the liftgate arrangements, with the edge going to the Aviator.
Well, one of our good friends at Lincoln (TTG to those that know) was most gracious in providing my wife and I with perhaps his first new X-Plan PIN of the year. My garage will soon be blessed with it's 2nd Lincoln. The LS is going strong (I just got 5th place in the AZ SCCA Solo II Autocross 2003 Winter Series running in the Street Tire 1 Category), but will soon be accompanied by an SUV . . . most likely the Aviator though.
Jan 06, 2004 (6:56 am)
Copying me again, huh Chris?
You won't be sorry with either vehicle. I almost prefer driving the Aviator to the LS.
Jan 06, 2004 (8:19 am)
I'm not too sure about the copying 'again' thing as I ordered my LS back in October of 1999 . . . well before 'discovering' edmunds; but what can I say, you have impeccable taste in automobiles!
I doubt I'd ever prefer driving the Aviator over the LS, as I really enjoy taking the LS to its limits (and sometimes beyond, when on the skid pad), but those cooled Lincoln seats in the Phoenix summer heat are most appealing!
Jan 06, 2004 (8:42 am)
I ordered my LS in August 99, so I got you there...
I really meant highway driving. I rarely push the LS hard anymore although I do hit the occasional 25 mph off ramp at 60. It's nice to know you could push it if you wanted to though.
#887 of 1635 Question
Jan 08, 2004 (11:08 am)
Has anyone been parking their Navigator in a standard one car garage? Just wondering if it fits.
Jan 09, 2004 (8:54 am)
Yes - Navigator fits fine in a standard garage, even with mirrors not retracted. Saw a Hummer trying to get out of a garage the other day - now that was funny. There was about an inch clearance on either side.
#889 of 1635 Blew off the Gator...reading here...i am reconsidering again
Jan 09, 2004 (9:17 am)
Thanks to all for all this stuff...very informative....i can do a fully loaded Ult. for about $51k....yeah, BIG discount due to corporate alliance....i have been sucked into the whole LX470 quality thing, but given my pricing the Gator looks very good...I would truly appreciate all comments in regard to my quandry...on a fully loaded LX I am $63K...with everything....Folks, please help me with my decision...i have a
GREAT Lincoln dealer...(i have a sable company car) so that's not a worry they have been as goos as our Infiniti Dealer (scary, huh!). My fear is I get a gator/dog and that just won't work...so please pipe in and give me your opinion/thoughts/guidance....again, thanks!!!
#890 of 1635 Gator vs. LX
Jan 09, 2004 (9:46 am)
I went through the same thing last year and I chose the Ultimate Navigator with Navigation and rear entertainment system... cost was about 10K less than the LX. I also love the LX and would chose it in a minute BUT.. it doesn't offer the room or features of the Navigator.
However, if you don't need the extra room and don't care about power running boards, power liftgate, HID lights AND can spare the extra 10K (or 3-4 hundred bucks in monthly lease payments) then go with the LX. The LX is my personal standard for having that intangible "feel" for quality and luxury. The Navigator though comes in a very close second for alot less $$.
As far as reliability, your warranty is the same on both trucks. The fact that you have a good relationship with your Lincoln dealer would make me lean a bit more towards the navigator.
Last but not least, remember that the LX is slated to get a MAJOR overhaul within the next few years.. so I'd hedge my bets and get the Navigator now and if the redesigned LX blows your mind in a year or two you can always make the change (that's pretty much where I'm at now with these vehicles).
Also, take both the LX and the Navigator on long test drives (forget the around the dealership block quickie).. drive them both on the highway over 60mph for a bit.. eventually you'll get a "Feeling" for which truck tickles you best....
Jan 09, 2004 (10:51 am)
thanks for the input!....i am doing the long tests tomorrow...thank God, money is not an issue..my personal happiness is key to me not going postal on a lemon....i think th elong test drive works especially if it is the exact car you will buy...esp. the gator...i have ridden in both andI must say the gator seems to ride better...i will report back after the tests...thanks again...