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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 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.


Best Features

Very sharp looks, it turns heads everywhere we go.


Worst Features

None, this has been a great vehicle.


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Love my Aviator
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By LD
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

The Lincoln ride. The size shape and looks.


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Extremely Poor Reliability
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Rsmith
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Enjoy the vehicle, plenty of power, comfort and overall utility. However, with only 75,000 miles, the following maintenance issues have developed. On three wheels the bearing failed,$1,600, the number eight cylinder is bad, requiring over $4,000 in repairs, transmission failed, over $3,000 repair, driver side window motor failed, $350 in repair, back window hatch cracked, and now the shift lever is bad. The dealer did not treat me as a valued customer, but tried to gouge me and stated that I should get rid of the vehicle. This is by far the most unreliable vehicle that I have ever owned. Wil never purchase another Lincoln or so called American car.


Best Features

The ride and drive


Worst Features

For the price, build quality need substantial improvements


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Great SUV
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By vinny
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought my 2003 Aviator new. The truck is quick and beautiful looking. I got it in the pearl white with the white leather. Not the best choice with kids but still looks good after 6 years. I did have two problems which the dealer fixed under the warranty .The idler pulley was giving off a whining noise. They replaced it and it fixed the problem . The second problem was a rough idle and it would come close to stalling. It was a vacuum leak that the dealer fixed with the warranty. I have 61,000 on it now and it has started to idle rough again but I'm sure it is a simple fix . People who complain about the interior of this truck are crazy. It is very luxurious and comfortable.


Best Features

Interior and exterior design . Power of the truck.


Worst Features

The third row seat is very tight and is tough for even a kid to fit back there.


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My first Lincoln, great SUV love it
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By ziear
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought this Aviator for my birthday and drove it from Philidelphia to Atlanta it drove like a dreams and continues to. Only thing that needs improving is the gas mileage. A fun hot ride.


Best Features

The stereo, DVD player and video hook ups for video games for the family


Worst Features

Should come with chrome wheels only. Center caps on the alloys wheels peel off


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