Last post on Dec 15, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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#8 of 17 Should I purchase a Lincoln LS or Not
Aug 28, 2008 (6:25 am)
I found a Lincoln LS 2000 with 61,000 miles for 8900. My concern is the maintenance and gas mileage. I am trading a 96 pontaic Sunfire and I get 29 miles to a gallon highway and 19 city regular unleaded. I concerned that the Lincoln may cost me a lot more in maintenance and gas. I expect some increase but I worry rather it will be a large increase. Open to opinions
#9 of 17 Re: Should I purchase a Lincoln LS or Not [steph13]
Aug 28, 2008 (6:55 am)
Expect around 17 city, 25-26 hwy but that's on premium. Not a huge difference, but not small either.
That price sounds a bit high - I think you could get a better one for less than that. 2000 was the first year and had some teething problems (heated seat elements, window regulators, etc.). A 2001 would be better and a 2002 would be better still.
Expect to replace the COPs (coil on plugs) and possibly the valve cover gaskets (some leak, some don't). Front swaybar and ball joints also at some point.
They're solid cars though and the overall costs are still lower than other comparable vehicles. You'll love it.
#10 of 17 Re: Should I purchase a Lincoln LS or Not [steph13]
Aug 28, 2008 (9:21 am)
I agree with what Allen has said, but you didn't mention whether the LS you're looking at is the 6 or 8-cylinder engine. The COP & valve cover gasket issues are fairly common with the 8; with the 6, I don't recall ever hearing of those problems. My V6 LS has 128K miles on it w/ only a cooling fan issue over an 8-year span, so far as the engine is concerned.
#11 of 17 Re: Should I purchase a Lincoln LS or Not [akirby]
Aug 28, 2008 (4:08 pm)
akirby, what happens if you run regular unleaded in a LS? I would think the computer would retard the ignition if it sensed detonation, but I see on some Lincoln forums they say you must use premium. I have an '05 V6
#12 of 17 Re: Should I purchase a Lincoln LS or Not [toomanyfumes]
Aug 29, 2008 (5:35 am)
It won't damage it to run on 87 normally, but it will hurt not only power but also fuel economy, so any savings on the fuel cost would be wiped out by the lower mpg. It will cost about the same either way, so why sacrifice the performance?
#13 of 17 Re: Should I purchase a Lincoln LS or Not [akirby]
Aug 30, 2008 (9:41 am)
I've been using premium and plan to continue to. I was just curious if my wife were to put regular in or if the previous owner happened to use regular.
Oct 22, 2011 (9:29 am)
does anyone know where the IAC valve is located
#15 of 17 Should I buy
Nov 22, 2011 (6:57 pm)
I am looking at an 02 LS V8 with 95k miles it seems to run good but it has the advancetrac light flashing the current owner says its been like that for a while and the traction control still works other then that the car seems to be in good condition. Any suggestions
#16 of 17 Re: Should I buy [john987]
Nov 22, 2011 (9:35 pm)
That's usually an ABS wheel speed sensor.
#17 of 17 Re: 2005 lincoln [stgepro33]
Dec 15, 2011 (8:43 pm)
There is no IAC on the 2nd gen LS> The butterfly is controlled by the electronic throttle controller.