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2003 Lincoln Aviator SUV

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Bought this car new LOVE IT
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By v_sanders1
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2003 Lincoln Aviator SUV Premium Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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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


Favorite Features

side and rear air bags, a/c and heated seats, electric everything~even foot pedals with memory for all. Drives so nice still after 11 years! All interior and exterior look like new. Very durable mechanically and trim


Suggested Improvements

Wish Ford/Lincoln would have recalled for the lift gate split that every model from these years has but other than that, its a perfect car


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Only drive while under warranty
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Al
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2003 Lincoln Aviator SUV Premium Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Very smooth ride, v8 engine, climate control seats, instrument layout and illumination


Suggested Improvements

Reliable transmission, more 2nd row legroom, more durable upper lift gate panel (had it replaced 3 times due to the mysterious crack that all Aviator and Explorer owners are familiar with)


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2003 Lincoln Aviator premium Edition
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Rancher
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2003 Lincoln Aviator SUV Premium Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Interior, exterior and the size of the engine and total features package


Suggested Improvements

Interior room could have been improved as second row seats are not movable, other wise I like the vehicle.


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little problems
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By pam
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2003 Lincoln Aviator SUV Premium AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Leg room in the front seat.


Suggested Improvements

Back seat lying flat when down. Very hard for dogs to ride in. Parts a little cheaper.


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Never an issue
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By abqlincoln
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2003 Lincoln Aviator SUV Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Very sharp looks, it turns heads everywhere we go.


Suggested Improvements

None, this has been a great vehicle.


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