Last post on Jan 01, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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#7 of 10 2002 Lincoln LS V8 - I wouldn't buy one if I were you.
Dec 30, 2011 (9:45 am)
This car SUCKS! I have had nothing but problems with this hunk of s**t. I have had it for 5 years I bought it with 98,000 miles, it's got 210,000 miles on it now and nothing works. I have no heat - and just paid two hours labor at $81.00 a F**in hour for them to tell me they don't know what it is. I had heat untill my radiator overflow was removed twice to replace my windshield wiper motor that has gone THREE TIMES. Yeah don't buy a LS. Since then I have no heat - they had to remove my radiator overflow to get to the wiper motor - cause ANYTHING that ever had needed to be fix IS A PAIN IN THE ASS and you have to pull half the motor off to get to anything. The coils misfire IDK I've replaced 5 of them and I have another clylinder #7 misfire. My cat. converter was clogged, all the controls in the sterring wheel ie. cruise control and radio controls haven't worked in years. Drivers side heated seat - yup that is broke too and it's not a fuse. Ive replaced practically the whole Frikin suspension, i.e. sway bar assy and links, brakes, wheel bearings, thing goes threw tires like nothing I have ever seen before (and they have 17" tires of course.) and it's rear wheel drive which sucks when you live in new england. U saw someone posted they were thinking about buying a 02 LS with 180,000 miles on it...DONT DO IT! A
#8 of 10 Part of the Joy with the LS . . .
Dec 30, 2011 (5:03 pm)
has to do with the fact that it's a unique vehicle in the Ford/Lincoln stable over the past 10 (or 50) years. The odds that the "technician" working on it has ever seen one before, let alone worked on it, are slim.
Add to that the need for very "special" coolant burping procedures, window regulators that fail monthly, an automatic transmission that, well, requires a Ford engineer to even begin to figure out how many ways it can go south, plus many other things, and one ends up with a pretty miserable situation. If the car had continued into production beyond when it did and actually sold large numbers, people would have learned how to work on it, plus which the flaws would have been worked out.
Well, that didn't happen.
I'm still in possession of one I bought (special order to get the manual transmission) nearly 12 years ago. I need to unload it in the next few months, but I'm not looking forward to the experience.
#9 of 10 Re: Part of the Joy with the LS . . . [cdnpinhead]
Jan 01, 2012 (4:33 pm)
I've seen on some Lincoln enthusiast websites guys who are looking for manual LS's because they are such rare cars. That might be an option for selling it, although whether they actually will buy it is another thing.
#10 of 10 Re: Part of the Joy with the LS . . . [toomanyfumes]
Jan 01, 2012 (5:40 pm)
. . . guys who are looking for manual LS's because they are such rare cars.
Yes, that's what I'm hoping for, but I don't want to make a career out of looking for the 12 people on the planet who want my car.
I'll put it on Craig's List and put up with the BS that is almost certain to result.
There could be a real car nut in the mix, but mostly I expect the other kind.