Almost bought a 2002 model, but this is a big improvement, I have the Sport model with power sunroof, and stability control. So much power, lots of room and very conservative styling, this car is not as flashy as the Jaguar it shares architecture with, but appears much more muscular and aggressive. The silver on black combination I have is beautiful and the cooled seats are awesome! The local dealer is very helpful and their service is reasonably priced and professional. This car has been exceptionally reliable and feels very sturdy. I just love it!
Heated & Cooled seats, in dash 6 disc with 12 speakers, great bass! Power everything, including adjustable pedals and steering, and seats.
Why the premium fuel? The V8 is thirsty with todays gas prices.
i'm on my second LS and consider it one of the best all-around cars i've owned which include BMW's and do not hesitate recommending it to others. i've had only minor defects on the two i've owned both not requiring special trips into dealership. highly recommend both as new or buying as used.
great handling, power, finish, looks, lack of defects, and fun to drive car. like its size and good versitility with drop down back seats and large trunk.
biggest complaint on first LS was lack of storage space but this was improved in 03 model i purchased.
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.
Exterior Styling. Very Euro. Also, Not too big like a towncar, Grand Marquis or Caprice. The most comfortable car I've ever been in. outstanding with standard leather bucket seating.
The interior is rather boring. I like the layout of gauges in the SAAB. Ergonomics are somewhat lacking. Aesthetically not very pleasing again ONLY on the inside. They should offer the LSE model as a standard package. My wife and I love the agressive styling and low profile of the vehicle
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.
I like the auto headlights, the reverse sensor, and the ride is nice.
Fix the brake problems, make the trunk larger, and get the car to a more reliable and resale value.
I bought this car after testing Jaguar, BMW and the CTS. First luxury car - hoped for 100-200K luxury trouble free miles - what a piece of junk!! Two transmission jobs, hauled twice on a flatbed to the dealer as would not start, brake problems - emergency brake sticking, headliner kept falling down around the top roof braking light - one problem after another - very, very disappointing. Dealer finally gave me an extended warranty for 70k miles - the car has been in the shop for over 7 weeks altogether - I will never buy another Ford or Lincoln product!!