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Lincoln LS Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 232 hp @ 6750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Lincoln LS

  • The best domestic entry-level luxury sedan for 2003.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Confident steering and handling, choice of either a V6 or V8 engine, comfortable and roomy interior, clean exterior design.

  • Cons

    No manual transmission, build quality lags behind German and Japanese competitors.

  • What's New for 2003

    Lincoln's sport sedan goes into 2003 with more than 500 changes. The V8 sports 28 more horsepower, while the V6 benefits from a 12-horsepower increase. Both engines are controlled by drive-by-wire throttle, and drink slightly less fuel than their 2002 counterparts. Unfortunately, Lincoln decided to kill the five-speed manual that was available with the V6. Meanwhile, the rack and pinion steering has been improved, and Lincoln says it has softened the ride without degrading the car's handling abilities. In terms of safety, Lincoln has added a BrakeAssist function, side curtain airbags (late availability) and power-adjustable pedals. As on the 2003 Jaguar S-Type, a new electronically activated parking brake improves the stowage capability of the center console. Also on the inside, you'll find vastly improved interior materials for the seat and dash, along with little touches like one-touch up and down front windows and a host of new options. Outside you'll find slightly altered fascias front and rear and a host of new wheel choices.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



I love my lincoln ls

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I love my car. Runs good, no noises, fun to drive and I always get nice comment from people. I love the leather interior and lots of room inside. I love it




Never buy again

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I also made the mistake of buying this car and had continuous problems from the brakes to the a/c unit. My car stayed in the shop, and I was told it would be replaced because of so many problems. The car was never replaced. So I was stuck with some problems never being fixed and some additional problems later. Parts coming loose was devastating. I will never buy another Ford or Lincoln from this experience. My automatic lights are not working properly at this time among some other things.




Good stuff

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

my wife was looking to buy a slightly used BMW 740. We test drove the vehicle and found the LS to have more agility and extremely comfortable. The 740 with its sluggish performance and overly abundant seating was not practical for the extra 20K more for a USED Vehicle. Not to mention the horror stories one hears of with the electronics with German engineered cars.




Noise and brake hell

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Since I bought the car I had to have the front brake pads replaced, transmission fixed, back window fixed and recently the front hub barring, with only 35K miles. Before I had the brakes replaced they squealed and after the brakes were replaced they squealed and continue to squeal. My brake pedal itself makes a rubbery squeaky noise, which the dealer has told me there is nothing wrong. After taking it in about 5 times, they tell me that this is a common problem and known defect and there is nothing they can do about it. I would not recommend this car, especially if you do not want to have a car in the shop all the time. It is nice to have maintenance free car, but come on.




Awesome

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

My parents bought me this car for my 16th B-day and so far it is the best car i have ever driven. fuel economy is great, and there is a ton of power in the v6. Best car ever!




This car is awsome!

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I love this car, even with a v-6 it hauls ass. It is also a chick magnet, everyone at work wants to take a ride in it. the only problens I have had are the transmission kicking really hard while down shifting from 2nd to 1st gear other than that this car is great all around. Oh one other thing it could use a air conditioner that gets colder quiker.



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Full 2003 Lincoln LS Review

What's New for 2003

Lincoln's sport sedan goes into 2003 with more than 500 changes. The V8 sports 28 more horsepower, while the V6 benefits from a 12-horsepower increase. Both engines are controlled by drive-by-wire throttle, and drink slightly less fuel than their 2002 counterparts. Unfortunately, Lincoln decided to kill the five-speed manual that was available with the V6. Meanwhile, the rack and pinion steering has been improved, and Lincoln says it has softened the ride without degrading the car's handling abilities. In terms of safety, Lincoln has added a BrakeAssist function, side curtain airbags (late availability) and power-adjustable pedals. As on the 2003 Jaguar S-Type, a new electronically activated parking brake improves the stowage capability of the center console. Also on the inside, you'll find vastly improved interior materials for the seat and dash, along with little touches like one-touch up and down front windows and a host of new options. Outside you'll find slightly altered fascias front and rear and a host of new wheel choices.

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Talk About The 2003 LS

2003 Lincoln LS Discussions See all Started By

anselmo1403
anselmo1403
10-14-2014
I own a Lincoln ls v8 2003. The battery started to act as if it were dying it first started to die quickly (5-10 minutes) with the key turned but car off, then it went to about 2 minutes until it woul...


rsikes2290
rsikes2290
02-09-2013
I have a 2003 lincoln LS v8 107,000 miles, For some reason sometimes when I drive down the road it hesitates to shift into any gear, Sometimes it SLAMS into gear an then the rest of the drive its fine...


gnatsum39
gnatsum39
12-28-2009
Has anyone ever heard of such a thing on the LS8? I bought what was SUPPOSED to be an upper and lower intake manifold gasket set online but when it came it was only the metal gaskets for the lower ...



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