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#64 of 103 New thread
Jan 07, 2002 (1:00 pm)
I assume you mean a new forum? Click on the "Town Hall" link on this page and select the appropriate category (sedans, convertibles, etc.). There you will see a button to create a new discussion in that category.
Jan 14, 2002 (6:38 pm)
My name is Ray and I'm a cowboy wannabee. I was born and lived most of my life in Montreal (home of snow and rust belt). I've lived in the DFW area of Texas since 93 and can I tell you I don't miss snow and rust!
Although Rene Leblanc is older than I, I've owned older cars than him.
My first car purchased as a basket case for $10 when I was 12 was a 1930 Marquette. Quite rare as they were only built the one year as a poor man's Buick.
Next came a 35 Chevy pickup. Given to me if I could get it to run - which I did. Put a rod through the block as it consumed gallons of oil per day. Eventually stuffed a 332 Buick V8 into it.
57 Ford Fairlane convertible next. 312 - 4BBL with 3 on the floor and Austin Healy bucket seats
63 Pontiac Parisenne Custom Sport Convertible. 327 - 4bbl buckets, stick etc.
66 Ford Galaxie 500 2 dr with 7 litre option. A pig but talk about torque - would melt the tires!
69 Pontiac Beaumont (Canadian Chevelle)1st new car.Paid $3200 and
ordered as a drag strip special. 350/350, 4spd, posi, police package etc. 165 K trouble free miles and 3 seasons of drag racing
72 Mercury Montego - Boss 351 4 spd trac lock, police package etc. Big mistake. Compression down from 10.5:1 to 8.50. With standard steering and wide ovals it took 3 car lenghts to park. Clutch was a killer as well. Rusted out before my eyes.
74 Grand Torino Elite. Pimp mobile but that style was in back then. Also rusted out in one winter.
76 Olds Cutlass Supreme 2 dr. Extremely popular then. I owened 4 of them. 350 Olds engine was bullet proof.
80 Chevy Malibu sports coupe. Bought from the neighbor as a winter driver wih a V6. In the spring I replaced it with a 350 and then 2 more of progressively higher horsepower. Rust set in and I couldn't keep windshields in her. The unit body with all the torque and lack of metal(rust) flexed the body and cracked them.
82 Mustang coupe. 2.3 four banger was a dog but got decent gas mileage. Zero trunk space.
88 Pontiac Bonneville. Was exciting to see someone try and spiff up the four door family sedan. 3.8 V6 is still used today by GM.
93 Pontiac Transport. Family and pets to haul around. No justice. Now there'e no snow or rust and I own a plastic car!
96 Olds 88 LSS. Excellent car. Had more features than my LS at a fraction of the price. Sorry to see it discontinued.
2000 Lincoln LS. V8 non sport with every option but RESCU. Had wood kit installed, pin striped, gold kit (a Texas thing)and a cargo net.Talking to the Lincoln engineers my particular option combination no longer exits due to CAFE.Example full rear head rests and audiophile system, moon roof, chrome wheels etc.
This is the first car I've owned that I feel confident in at 140 mph.
Charter member of LLSOC.
#66 of 103 200 LS Power Window Problems
Mar 17, 2003 (5:48 pm)
I own a 2000 Lincoln LS (Sport Package) and have been experiencing problems with my power windows. If anyone else has experienced similar problems, I would appreciate your comments.
The problem is that the regulator / motor that drives the power windows on three of my four windows have failed. The first failure was within the warranty period, so it was covered. The last two have costing me $300+ per.
Have any of you experiences similar problems?
#67 of 103 Power Windows - The Lincoln Commitment
Jul 22, 2003 (2:59 pm)
Here's how it works.
1. You spend $38000 on a car and a Lincoln Commitment.
2. The Power Window fails in the down position.
3. The dealer and Lincoln won't pay.
4. You "commit" to buy a Lexus.
Sep 06, 2003 (9:08 am)
Not much activity on this board, but I figure I'll chime in. Just purchased a 2001 LS V8. Autumn red with medium parchment interior, sport package, and pretty much every available option except RESCUE. Car only has 25K on it and appears to be a lease turn in. As for me, I'm 28 years old, single, college grad, working in the telecom sector. This is my first Ford product and thus far, I am impressed. Prerviously had owned mostly GM cars and my most recent(and also my first ever brand new car) was a 2001 Olds Intrigue that proved to be a real lemon. Traded it for the Lincoln. Here's hoping the Lincoln gives me better service.
#69 of 103 v8Lincolnguy
Sep 10, 2003 (5:40 am)
You're right that there's not much activity over here. Anyway, since you jumped in I thought I'd add that I purchased a 2003 V8 Sport in late August. It's black on black (just like the one in the web site), only two options are a roof and rear park assist. Just the way I like it. Only other option I would like to have had is the HID headlamps. I had been driving a 97 Taurus for 6+ years and have been looking at new cars since last fall. I was very hot on the CTS, especially when the '04s came out with the higher hp motor and I also was very high on the LS. I looked at many other cars like IS300, Audi A4, VW Passat -W8, Acura TL, Maurauder and Volvo S60. I kept coming back to the LS ad the CTS. It came down to $$ when I went to buy because the CTS I wanted was the '04 w/ 1SC sport pckg and that stickered for $40+ but the dealer wasn't discounting much at all and there was only $1,000 of conquest cash. So w/ rebates and incentives on the '03 LS I got the V8 for a lot less and 0.0% financing. I love the look of the LS (especially the front end) so I just did it. I love the car so far.
As for me, Im 37, doing the family thing hence the need for 4 doors, but I wanted something sporty and fast. I've had several Mustangs and Trans Ams in the past and have a love of the V8 engine and the sounds it produces. It was killing me to drive the Taurus for so long but my wife and I don't see eye to eye when it comes to cars. I think she likes this car but doesn't readily admit it. I got her an Expedition two years ago (with the 5.4 V8).
What made you decide on the LS? I used to see your posts on the CTS board under your old name and you were hot on a used STS for a while.
Sep 11, 2003 (10:42 pm)
I came across the LS by chance sort of. While I was really wanting an 04 CTS with the new motor, they are just really a bit out of my price range right now. Especially if I got one with some options. For some strange reason I started to get on an SUV kick and was looking at Explorers. I had originally visited the dealer where I bought the LS looking at Explorers. The salesman said he had a couple of late model trades that had "just come in" and they were around back so we got in the LS and drove it around there. I've read reviews of the LS and always thought it a decent sedan, but after sitting in it and just hearing how smooth and refined it's V8 engine sounded at idle, I quickly lost interest in the Explorer and starting thinking hmmm. When I started researching prices on 2-3 year old LSs, the obvious choice became clear. Went back a couple of days later and test drove the car and was pretty much sold. After seeing how badly my previous car had depreciated and also seeing how the Lincoln did as well(considering my fully loaded 01 probably stickered for 40K and I got it for 22.9K) I'm not sure I'll ever buy new again. I might do a lease, but the way cars take such a big hit in depreciation in the first few years, I'm not sure I'll buy one brand new again. As for an STS, they are nice cars as well, but after driving a CTS and now owning a Lincoln LS, I'm sold on RWD. Both the CTS and LS achieve a very good balance between smooth ride and sharp handling. I'm glad to see Cadillac realizes that and is going to RWD on many of their future cars.
Sep 18, 2003 (2:19 pm)
I've had my 2001 LS8 for 2 months now and love it. It is the base model with 6 disc indash changer, moonroof, and (just added) 17" chrome rims. Color is black.
It had 26K miles on it when I bought it and I've put 2K more on it.
#73 of 103 New delivery
Nov 11, 2003 (6:17 pm)
Hi kids. Just took delivery of a new 2003 V8 Sport. Black/black with THX/NAV, park assist, moonroof, etc. Bargain of the century. MSRP $45.8K, paid $33.8K. We will also be keeping our 2002 Silver V8 Sport. Don't know why anybody would buy a 3 Series.