by v_sanders1 on May 16, 2013 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
by Al on Mar 23, 2010 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.
by Rancher on Mar 12, 2010 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.
by abqlincoln on Feb 3, 2010 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.
by LD on Nov 12, 2009 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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