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Love my Aviator!
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By Scott Davis
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I had no intention of buying this model when I walked in. That day I was only going to "look" at a few different models. When I drove the Aviator, I was amazed. The drive was like a caddy, with a comanding view of the road, and power to spare. The interrior was imacualte, and the sound system was a bonus. I was hooked. Since then I have enjoyed the car SO much. My two-year old son, LOVES the DVD, and it is a joy to travel in. The gas milage is the only draw back, but I knew that going in. With 300+ HP at your disposal it's hard to complain... ;) I'd give it a 10 out of ten if not for the gas milage. So a 9 out of 10 in overall satisfaction. LOVE IT.


Favorite Features

Drives like a caddy, smooth. Sound system is kicken' and DVD player is awsome for trips with family.


Suggested Improvements

Auto-closing windows when locked vehicle. Better gas mileage. Built-in power inverter for 110v items (think PS2).


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nice car
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By Leonard Delarue
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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this car has a great ride and handles somewhat like a sport car. i love the looks of the car (it's the option white that cost an additional $400) and other people must also like the looks also because it turns a lot of heads. there is some slight road noise inside the cabin.


Favorite Features

looks and handling


Suggested Improvements

offer a v6 engine for those that will not be doing any heavy towing which may give better mpg. it's mpg is one of the lowest on the market.


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


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This is a great car for driving-plush great ride. Easy to park gets around in all weather. Lots of power. Terrible gas mileage(13-15 max) city/highway. And too small of a gas tank (20 gallon)- I am filling up constantly-once a week.


Favorite Features

The luxuries-keyless entry, the best climate control and lots of power.Terrific warranty and chrome wheels are sharp.


Suggested Improvements

Improve gas mileage and/or tank size. Flatten and automize third seat cargo area.


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LOVE IT!!!
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By Kathy's Car
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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After a very disappointing ownership of a Mercedes C320 - this vehicle is a joy to drive. It's been reliable - only maintenance items required. No problems - what a change from my Mercedes.


Favorite Features

The ride, comfort, style, power and realiability.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage


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Tired of Fighting
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By tired owner
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I do alot of driving-23,000 miles in 8 months!I owned a Navigator before this Aviator and loved it. Since 2000 miles, it shimmies at 75mph.They've replaced tires, rotored brakes and can't seem to fix it. The driver's seat moves and they say it's normal after replacing the seat and track! I'm tired of fighting to get a quality SUV for my money! I have not gotten anyone to help - even at Customer Relations Headquarters!


Favorite Features

Comfortable Ride (until I hit 75!) Dashboard looks classy.


Suggested Improvements

Better customer relations. Flatter cargo area.


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


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This SUV is simply awesome!!! It's ride is quiet and smooth,handling is great, and it has all the luxury of a Limo. The 300+ horse 32 Valve American made V8 along with the five speed O-Drive transmission delivers all the power anyone could want and has too many more nice features to mention here...Driving is actually fun again for me!!


Favorite Features

Auto memory power settings for two drivers (seats,mirrors,pedals),steering wheel controls,second row captain chair buckets,entire interior design.


Suggested Improvements

None..(to keep it in this price range)


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won out over other test drives
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By justgotanaviator
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I drove the Expedition, Montero, Navigator, Sequouia and Tahoe, all with the decked out packages. The Aviator was a hands down winner. Quieter, more luxurious and more powerful (responsive to the quick spurts of acceleration). AND, the steering is awesome, European comporable for sure. Expensive on the gas but we only put 12k per year on our vehicle. For that, the luxury ride is unbeatable. There is no other vehicle for this price and this total package.


Favorite Features

Memorized seat positions for each driver, Steering wheel controls, heated seats, signature fading lights on open/close of doors, clean- luxurious feel.


Suggested Improvements

Be able to view radio station in message center for easier steering wheel control. This way, you can keep the stereo cover down and still know what station you are on.


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A great....bigger auto.
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By David M Brown
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Driven for 6 months before off-center collision @ 50-55 mph with a 2003 Ford Ranger. I walked away with no injury. This vehicle is impressive. Agile for this size: no problems parking in any parking lot or street. Road trips with family and "stuff" are very comfortable:acceleration/passing no problem, even fully loaded with a/c on.I would buy another one of these.The Aviator's positive journal reviews are well deserved. One criticism:"plain" heated seats not an option:heated-and-cooled seats is a package. David M Brown kinichiwah@aol.com


Favorite Features

Power,lots of it. Auto-retracting driver's seat. Front-door arm rest nooks. 1st rate ventilation system.Excellent build quality. Easy- to-use tailgate.Manuverability.Easy to getin/out of. Center console not too high tech.Michelin tires. AWD. Crash- worthy. Seats. 3rd row seat.


Suggested Improvements

1) Simple heated seats would be a welcome option. 2) More "nooks" for "stuff." 3) Six-speed auto transmission. 4) Heated windshield wipers. 5) Too bad Lincoln plans to change the Aviator's platform in the future.


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Room to Roam
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By 2X4 off road
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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The comfort can only be beat by bigger luxery cars.The worst milage is 11.5 mpg uphill in town at low speed and the best on the hwy is 23 mpg with it getting 20.5 easily on the hwy at 70 mph. I just did a long trip and got 19 mpg at 90 mile per hour most of the way.


Favorite Features

The built in DVD player is a must for the kids and adults like my wife. The 355 rear axel with 2X4 and the 8000 lb tow package is a must for the best milage.


Suggested Improvements

Standard navagation, optional 500 watt sound system, larger chrome tail pipe showing, running board lights like navagator, larger clock but keep dials on it, 18 inch wheel option, more power with larger dual exhast ( maybe 340hp instead of 302hp).


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We Love This SUV
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By art_lover82
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Could not be happier! Handles like a dream, very peppy, smooth and quiet. Looked at Explorer, Escalade and Lexus. Aviator the best by far. Using premium fuel and traveling 80 miles per day - Getting about 16.6 mpg on freeway driving.


Favorite Features

Comfortable interior, adjustable gas pedal, great sound system and fabulous looking exterior (don't change the look). Very classy!


Suggested Improvements

Flat cargo bed. Controls on steering wheel sometimes get pushed accidentally by my hand, particularly the "media" button. Maybe have a locking mechanism on these buttons by pushing twice and unlocking the same way.


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