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#54 of 103 Re: special edition
May 26, 2001 (4:56 pm)
I'll bet dollars to donuts that it is the 2001 Lincoln LSC Special Edition package from Pre-Delivery Services. It consists of a front spoiler, side skirts, rear fascia with dual exhaust cutouts, Borla exhaust system(optional) and a rear spoiler. It has special badging. It is only available through a Lincoln dealer and it is a dealer option.
I just got the brochure from Pre-Delivery Services showing the car. Looks pretty good. I don't want to rain on your parade, since it is a nice looking option but just make sure the dealer isn't tacking on more than $2,500 for the option, because that's what it costs from Pre-Delivery Services. The numbered plaque is a nice touch but from what Pre-Delivery Services told me it isn't a limited production run. The dealerships in your region may have gotten together, as Joe said, to advertise this and decided to limit it to 200.
If you get a chance please email a picture of the car to me at: brian.gowingllsoc.com and I can confirm if this is what it is.
Jun 05, 2001 (4:04 pm)
When I was shopping for my LS back in March, Witt Lincoln/Merc of San Diego had one of these on display. I doubt it is a special edition, just looked like the dealer trying to differentiate the car and get more margin. And they were too, the sticker for it all was $44K, but it did have 20" rims too. The dealer I bought from had done something similar and tricked up an LS for their showroom too. It was stickered at $42K. Net, they were taking on those high margin dealer options waiting for the right buyers to get trapped. You can add this stuff after for a fraction of the cost.
Jun 05, 2001 (4:54 pm)
My name is Jeff and I live in San Diego, born in LA and went to school in both San Luis Obispo for electronics and just finished my MBA at Univ of Phoenix. I am 31 and have worked for a major semiconductor firm since I graduated from SLO. I currently am a channel sales manager covering San Diego and other areas.
I have not had a long list of cars, but here is mine none the less:
1970 Datsun 210 (totalled it on the way to a high school party, good thing it was all steel like a cage)
1980 Chevy Monza (great little 4 banger for getting back and forth from LA to SLO, but the piston rings were shot at 110Kmiles).
1985 Nissan P/U (still got this one at 247Kmiles and it runs great).
1986 Yamaha Fazer FXZ700, (still have this too with 47Kmiles on it).
1979 Nissan 280ZX
1995 Mazda B2300
1996 Ford Taurus
2001 Lincoln LS V8
I got the V8 non-sport with moonroof, alpine audio with in-dash six disc, and high polished alum wheels. This is my favorite car of all. I used to valet cars in high school and have an oppty to drive all kinds and I think the LS compares quite well in styling and interior. And the performance suits me just fine, so I am content.
I started reading Edmunds in January when researching new cars. I came across the LS in March and by the end of March, I was in one. I was not intending to purchase a car until the end of the year because I couldn't find something that excited me and I would have just bought another Taurus. Except, the LS excited me and the owners enthusiasm rubbed off on me to the point that I had to do it. Haven't looked back since and of course, my mother is happy to have my old 96 Taurus, which replaced her 1990 98 Oldsmobile.
Sep 11, 2001 (7:57 am)
Folks...today's events are horrendous, and we probably haven't heard the last of it. My prayers for the safety of you, your loved ones, and for us all.
#58 of 103 My profile
Oct 30, 2001 (4:41 pm)
Name is Mike. I just purchased a 2002 LS Sport, V8, moonroof, all season package and communication package. I was going to buy a 98 MK VIII but decided to go the new car route with the financing that's currently available. I really wanted a 2 door but the LS 4 door looks better than most. Reason for buying the LS: It's a BMW on steriods. I liked the looks, handeling and the fact it's a V8 with rear wheel drive. I think the sports package should have included the appearance package that will be another option later this year.
Previous cars owned:
1948 Chevy - it was my first car and really old
when I bought it. $75
1952 Chevy - Once again really old when I bought
1955 Chevy - The one I wanted in the first place.
1960 Corvette - Wish I still had it.
1965 Griffith - Worlds fastest accelerating
production car. 0-60 3.8 seconds.
Had lots of fun with this car.
1970s - A couple of full sized Chevys and Fords
that were my father's ex company cars.
These were purchased so I wouldn't have to
drive the Griffith every day.
1978 Chevy Malibu - First new car. Bought to use
in an outside sales job.
1988 Chevy Caprice Wagon - 2nd new car. The
family truckster. It's been to a lot of
baseball and lacrose games. Still have
it. 145K miles. 1 transmission.
1992 Mercury Grand Marques - Bought used for my
wife to drive. I've been driving 10
different company cars for the past 20
years. The LS is replacing the Grand
Marq. which has 140K miles. Runs great.
Wanna buy it?
Oct 31, 2001 (8:21 am)
My 2002 LS, V8, Sport came with Bridgestone Turamza EL 42 tires. These things sell for $185 and the previous Firestone Firehawks sell for $69. Are the Bridgestones that much better?
Oct 31, 2001 (8:43 am)
Don't know if they're that much better, but with the problems that Firestone is having, demand went way down while supply went way high, thus the discounted price. I think the Firestones originally sold for about $150.
#61 of 103 On board GPS
Oct 31, 2001 (9:32 am)
My 2002 has the communication systen and part of that system is an onboard GPS. Does anyone know where the unit is located in the car and if it might have an output jack that I could use to feed a location signal to a laptop? Thanks.
Dec 21, 2001 (12:51 pm)
Just a short note to introduce myself.
I'm Pete Henry. I'm a System/Electrical/Software Engineer at a defense company in Pennsylvania. Bought a used 2001 LS V8 Sport from the Lincoln dealer in November 2001 (the original owner got swayed by 0% financing and traded this (leased) car in for a new V6 manual). Aside from some radio issues and a year's worth of gentle use no major problems with the car so far.
So far good experience with the dealer (VERY good price negotiation), although the salesperson was very new at the job and not particularly knowledgeable. Dealer service is typically shabby (why do they try to charge you for complimentary scheduled service anyway?!?) but I plan to stick it out at least until the service runs out at 36K.
Not many really interesting cars in my past history. Most notable a 1984 Mustang SVO (4 cyl turbo) bought new. Had to sell it as a precautionary measure after the son turned 15. You know how that goes...
1990 Plymouth Voyager (past its prime, barely worth the cost of a new paint job, but a convenient everyday car & hauler when the seats are out)
1993 Subaru Legacy (among the last of a breed - a 2WD Subaru)
1994 Mazda Miata (bought used in 1997 after aforementioned son graduated from college - time to spend some money on ME).
2001 LS V8 Sport
The wife seems to have abandoned the Subaru in favor of the LS as a daily commuter...
One other note - the son is now enjoying life as a Jaguar technician. The S-Type was one of the first Jags he didn't have disparaging comments about mechanically, and he vouches for the commonality between the S-Type and the LS.
Jan 06, 2002 (8:02 pm)
How do you start a new thread ?
Thanks in advance.