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Lincoln Aviator, SUV
#259 of 1950 cclittle/gunz1
Oct 01, 2002 (5:53 am)
Chris - I'm reasonably sure the 2003 LS gets the second generation AT as well. The release I read said it added understeer correction which would be applicable to the LS. I think they're putting a marketing twist on the benefits relative to the Aviator by talking about rollover avoidance - I don't think it does anything specifically for SUVs. Maybe Brian can verify.
gunz1 - it's not clear at all. Lincoln's website says it's optional but it's not an option on either the luxury or premium model. I THINK it's a standard feature on all Aviators now but at one time it may have been planned as an option. You may have to check with the dealer.
#260 of 1950 gunz1 Re: Seats.
Oct 01, 2002 (10:30 am)
The last product information sheet that I saw said that the heated & cooled seats are standard on the Premium model and are not available on the Luxury model, even as an option. Akirby has the best advice; check with a dealer to find out for sure, or call the Lincoln customer assistance center. Standard & optional equipment lists are usually in flux prior to introduction.
#261 of 1950 "Storage hold"
Oct 04, 2002 (5:38 am)
Greetings from Woodbridge, NJ...
My dealer told me that his first Aviator was built last week, that it is in what he called "storage hold" while quality control issues are addressed... and that he expects it on his showroom in 4 weeks...
Oct 06, 2002 (7:41 pm)
Anyone have any comments on the cost value of the Aviator compared to the Acura MDX, Volvo 90 suv,
upcoming acura gx470?
#263 of 1950 price value
Oct 07, 2002 (4:03 am)
Depends on what is important to you. I test drove the Aviator in a focus group comparison with the MDX. It's got more power and more gadgets (heated/cooled seats, adjustable pedals, etc.) plus more interior room, especially in the 3rd row. It tows more and will do better off road. I found the MDX to be very nice and very smooth on the road due to its minivan chassis but otherwise uninspiring. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the vehicles you mentioned - it really comes down to personal preference. Drive them all and decide for yourself.
#264 of 1950 the Latest
Oct 08, 2002 (1:14 pm)
The Aviator is going to start shipping to dealers the last week of October....This was told to me today from Lincoln.
#265 of 1950 Saw one!
Oct 08, 2002 (1:43 pm)
I was stopped at a traffic light in a suburb of Detroit and saw a silver one take a left turn right in front of me. WOW! Very sharp looking vehicle. Much be one of them out testing for quality gliches. They're almost here!
Oct 09, 2002 (9:55 pm)
smiling here..sounds great
Oct 12, 2002 (2:03 pm)
I want to see one in my garage along side my Navigator!
#268 of 1950 First Road Test Link on Edmund's Home Page
Oct 15, 2002 (5:06 pm)
Greetings from Woodbridge, NJ,
Just read the Edmunds "Road Test" on the Aviator. You'll find it's link on the "Home" page above.
Not to be critical, but the review left a lot to be desired. (I am not saying that the Aviator left a lot to be desired.) I'm disappointed that the writer did not spend more time discussing the merits of the Aviator on the road. Guess it'll be up to members of this site to put some meat on the bones after we get into the driver's seat...as for me, I'm placing my '01 Navigator into the newspaper in 2 weeks since I have positive equity in the lease buyout...
Best regards to all,