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#91 of 123 Re: Carmax 2002 Lincoln LS V8 [ccicak]
Jan 30, 2008 (7:50 am)
We have a 2000 LS V-6 with sport package with 115K miles that we are selling. We just bought a 2008 Accord EX. The LS drives very nice on smooth roads. In city driving, you feel the car's weight, and when the road gets rough, the LS gets rough.
LS is not a nimble car. My 2001 E430 at 3750 pounds feels like it is a 3200 pound car. The LS at same weight feels heavy.
The LS has an excellent driving position and highway manners. the seats are comfortable, both road and wind noise are low.
I think you can do better with the price. $14-15K seems high for a 02 LS V-8. Track a few LS's on E-bay to see what the going prices are and add $800-$1000 for shipping.
Don't feel bad if this LS slips away as there are tons of good used cars out there.
#92 of 123 Re: Carmax 2002 Lincoln LS V8 [jodar96]
Jan 30, 2008 (5:52 pm)
Thanks for all the feedback, everyone.
After reading Edmunds' long-term test of their '00 Lincoln LS (http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/LongTerm/articleId=44682#9), I'm not so sure anymore... They said they had a lot of problems, especially with the transmission... Have you guys read this? Is it valid? I haven't read anything nearly as bad about the '02 TL Type S as some of the things I have read about the first-gen LS... Granted, the long-term test was on an '00, and the one I'm looking at is an '02, but did they make any changes in that first generation?
#93 of 123 Re: Carmax 2002 Lincoln LS V8 [cumptrnrd]
Jan 31, 2008 (5:53 am)
Don't believe everything you read, especially on Edmunds. The transmission problems on their 00 LS were fixed by a software update and TSB. I personally told the editor about the TSB after one of their monthly reports where they complained about it. The editor took it in for service and instead of asking about the TSB he decided to "test" the service writer and see if he would find it on his own. He didn't so they continued to drive the car and complain about the tranny for the next 3 months. Irritating, to say the least.
The 00 was the very first model year and had some teething problems. The 02s were much, much better and even had a few more (unadvertised) hp due to a new airbox. You may have to replace the COPs and the valve cover gaskets plus the front sway bar. Some have had to replace front ball joints but not a lot.
It's not perfect but the handling more than makes up for a few repairs (yours may have already had those repairs). Do a panic stop from 70 and notice how it just squats down and stops - no nose dive at all.
#94 of 123 Re: Overcharges by Lincoln Dealer [aiuto]
Feb 13, 2008 (7:07 pm)
same problem here in marylnd we should start writing letters
#95 of 123 90K Mile Maintenence [Input Greatly Needed!]
Mar 14, 2008 (1:01 pm)
So the other day, my '00 LS hit 90K. I took it in to the shop today for a regular oil change, brake cleaning and the guy told me I'm due for the 90K big boy.
He also gave me suggestions on a transmission service and replacing spark plugs. I'm holding off until next month for the spark plugs to give me a little breathing room.
All said and done, here's his estimate on the 1 day project:
90K Service - $625
Transmission Service - $199
Total Estimate - $825
Is that seemingly appropriate for the services I'm getting on my baby?
#96 of 123 Re: 90K Mile Maintenence [keystone2k9]
Mar 19, 2008 (8:24 am)
Sounds about right for the tranny service, but what's included in the $625?
#97 of 123 Re: 90K Mile Maintenence [akirby]
Mar 19, 2008 (10:32 pm)
1. Perform S&C per 30K (Oil/Filter Lube per factory specs flush cooling system. Rotate/inspect brakes. Injector flush fuel filter air filter inspections)
1 Inter-MED serv kit
1 Rad Flush & Treatment
1 Battery Pads
1 Fuel Injector Flush
1 Element ASY Air Cleaner
1 Filter ASY - Fuel
2 Retainer - Quick Connect.
GBK Brake thickness OK Disc over 5MM Drum over 2MM
Inspect Air Filter - Fluids Under Hood
-Free 35 Multi Point Inspec
Initial Tire Inspection OK
Perform Transmission/Transaxle Flush with MOC machine
#98 of 123 Re: 90K Mile Maintenence [keystone2k9]
Mar 20, 2008 (5:07 am)
Sounds like way too much to me. You don't need the injector cleaner unless you're having problems. I don't see more than about $300 worth of work - $400 at the worst. Call another dealer and get a quote for new air filter, fuel filter, coolant flush and replacement, engine oil and filter replacement. The rest is fluff.
You should also have the brake fluid replaced if it's been in there more than 2-3 years. It's hygroscopic and absorbs water over time which can rust the brake system if left in.
May 09, 2008 (7:51 pm)
I have on 00 LS w/V6. With 137,000 miles there are several little things going wrong with it. It will be relegated to my son soon, so spending a lot of money is not going to happen. Two things though have me concerned. The front stabilizer bar bushings are worn out. I've tried to get just the bushings, but am told I can only order the bushings with the stabilizer bar. Is there some place to get just the bushings? Secondly, when the car sets for 2 or 3 days (especially if it's damp out) the car runs like it's got water in the fuel. A dose of fuel conditioner and a fill up clears it right up. How could water or that much condensation get in the fuel, if that in fact is what it is? Any help would be appreciated. Once I have answers to these questions, I have plenty more! Thanks!
#100 of 123 water in fuel
May 10, 2008 (3:21 am)
just my opinion, but water in fuel doesn't sound like the problem. where do you live...high humidity place? could be electrical contacts problem (if moisture is the issue). try new fuel filter, new plugs, air filter, normal tune-up stuff? I don't know about bushings either.