Last post on Jan 01, 2012 at 4:40 PM
You are in the Lincoln LS
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Lincoln LS, Sedan
#8 of 10 Part of the Joy with the LS . . .
Dec 30, 2011 (4:03 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 (3:33 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 (4:40 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.