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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Lincoln Aviator Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 302 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Lincoln Aviator

  • A three-quarter-scale Navigator that is more than just a fancy Explorer.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Secure and capable handling dynamics, plenty of luxury accoutrements, highly configurable interior.

  • Cons

    Lacks refinement when compared to some European luxury SUVs.

  • What's New for 2003

    With the Aviator, Lincoln has thrown its hat into the midsize luxury sport-ute ring. It looks like a three-quarter scale Navigator, seats seven and is powered by a strong V8.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Bought this car new love

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Premium Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I've owned this car for 11 years new and it still looks beautiful inside and out. No problems what so ever and I only change the oil when it says to. It drives wonderful and is very safe (airbags even in back). I would buy this car all over again but they quit making them during our economic slump :( You will not go wrong with this year model 2003



6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Only drive while under warranty

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Premium Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

Its a pretty good bet that the transmission will need some work. At about 35k miles, mine needed to be overhauled while on a road trip out of state. Ignition coils were recalled and I would recommend just getting all 8 original coils replaced, BEFORE they go out, which eventually they will. Overall, I've enjoyed owning this Aviator but now that it's well past the Lincoln warranty and extended warranty expiration, it's time to let this Aviator get some rest before it puts me in the poorhouse.




2003 lincoln aviator premium edition

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Premium Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

This vehicle rocks. purchased new I now have over 130,000 miles and still going strong. The ride and comfort is still exceptional. While this model does not have stability control or the roll over features it is a great vehicle. The car can be at a comfortable 70-75 miles per hour, and then go into passing mode quickly with no lag and hit over 90 with ease, and yeah I have done that both new and with current total miles. The engine is strong and sure. I am now having an issue with the differential and am looking for another Aviator to purchase. I have towed a 21 ft boat, two jet skies, with this car,(no, not all at once) and it still tracks smoothly with no sway. Would buy this again.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Little problems

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Premium AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I bought my aviator used it had 22,000 miles. I love it. No big problems. Replaced a coil after 106,000 miles. The dash board lights some times go on & off, but easy to deal with.




Never an issue

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

We have loved this for 2 years and have loved it. A lot of people complain about the mileage but for a full sized SUV to get 21 mpg on the highway at 80 mph I have no complaints at all. Around town we get 15 mpg but again, I never expected this to be an economy car. It has been very reliable and has never given us an issue.




Love my aviator

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

Had my Aviator since 2003 and loved every day I have had it. I can't beleive they don't make them any more. For sure, I would go out and purchase another one. I also thought this about my Mark VII. I guess I am just hooked on a Lincolns.



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Full 2003 Lincoln Aviator Review

What's New for 2003

With the Aviator, Lincoln has thrown its hat into the midsize luxury sport-ute ring. It looks like a three-quarter scale Navigator, seats seven and is powered by a strong V8.

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Talk About The 2003 Aviator

2003 Lincoln Aviator Discussions See all Started By

mtwhite
mtwhite
06-13-2014
Does anyone know if the 2003 model could have included a rear video player? I've just bought a used Aviator that includes one and I'm being told that if I upgrade the stock radio that I'll "lose ...


jerry2281
jerry2281
12-05-2001
Just wanted to get this link started as I need all info on new 2003 Lincoln Aviator. After 4 Explorers, 1 Expedition with a May, 2002 lease expiration, I am in the market for the new Lincoln SUV....


smartyjonsey
smartyjonsey
10-21-2008
I have recently purchased a used 2003 Lincoln Aviator, I've researched and found that there is still an active Premium Care Warranty with a deductible of $100.00, I've been told that since I'm not lis...



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