Last post on Apr 16, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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Lincoln LS, Car Buying, Sedan
#7 of 11 Re: 2000 lincoln ls 3.0 [josh40]
Apr 15, 2009 (11:38 am)
Yes - stop cross posting!
#8 of 11 Re: Thinking of buying 2005 LS Sport: I have questions... [brnpa]
Apr 15, 2009 (4:00 pm)
I think the Transmission issues were pretty much gone by 2005. It shifts pretty firm which I like but a thorough test drive should give you a pretty good idea.
Akirby pointed out issues to look out for. I bought my '05 last summer and I've had no problems except for a rear axle seal (fixed under warranty).
For a grand I'd seriously consider that warranty. The dealer I bought from wanted triple that for a warranty. I passed.
I drove mine through a Wisconsin winter with all-seasons and it was OK at best. Blizzaks would probably be a good investment.
#9 of 11 Re: Thinking of buying 2005 LS Sport: I have questions... [toomanyfumes]
Apr 15, 2009 (5:23 pm)
Is there a magical, perfect all-season tire that functions well in moderate snow and can provide decent performance in spring, summer and fall? We don't get a huge amount of snow in PA but there are times when it can get slushy or icy and I think the Blizzaks would really help. My other vehicle is an Acura MDX, which likes the winter so that's not my worry: The RWD LS would be.
#10 of 11 Re: Thinking of buying 2005 LS Sport: I have questions... [brnpa]
Apr 16, 2009 (5:00 am)
Snow tires will suck in spring summer and fall. Get a good all season tire and either don't drive it when it snows or get a set of blizzaks on steel wheels (you can go 16" on these even if you have the 17" sport wheels - lot cheaper) and just use them during the worst winter months.
#11 of 11 Re: Thinking of buying 2005 LS Sport: I have questions... [brnpa]
Apr 16, 2009 (3:23 pm)
Yeah I think the best compromise is an all-season, good summer tires suck in winter and something like a Blizzak isn't really meant for summer.
If you don't want to buy another set of tires and rims, keep the all-seasons and throw some weight in the trunk. I did OK doing that and when we would get real heavy snow or ice either my wife or I would call in to work and the other would drive her 4WD Outlander.