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LS V8
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By nick p
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2004 Lincoln LS Ultimate 4dr Sedan (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I love this car, but it has some problems. The car is very jumpy and has very bad MPG. My transmission went out around 92000 miles my catalytic converter is messing up, the 6 disk cd changer has disk error every time i try to change cd's. My driver side back door doesnt lock by its self any more, but other than that the car is great. Its fun to drive has very good get up, very good sound system.


Favorite Features

the bump shift, and the heated and cooled seats.


Suggested Improvements

none really... maybe a better v8 engine not just the 3.9L


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a worthy successor to the old mark serie
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By themacguy
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2004 Lincoln LS Sport 4dr Sedan (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Purchased this one for about $12k off list at end of model year. Used 90% local and 10% highway driving, so the miles are only around 10k per year or so. Very good value for the money, even taking into account the depreciation factor since we got it so cheap. Black with a light camel interior shows no wear even after 5 years in the. W. Tx. Sun, and that's saying something since it's never spent a day under cover. Lincoln should have taken the rear doors out and kept this as a 2 door 'mark.' big mistake as the fwd that replaced it is just a corporate car... My family's had lincolns since the 60's, but Lincoln is clearly in trouble now. Very sad.


Favorite Features

best thing about it is the 'feel' when driving. like a civilized sports car. climate control really works well. engine is superb. warranty service was excellent from ford.


Suggested Improvements

Seats lacked butt support when on the highway for more than an hour at a stretch. We just 'bumped' the seat down a notch every 50-60 miles, that keeps your spine relaxed until each fuel stop for leg stretching. Also needs a little better engine cooling system. Uses a 'bit' of fluid now and then.


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Upgraded to the LS
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By Rob
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2004 Lincoln LS Sport 4dr Sedan (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Had a new Lincoln Zephyr and feel that I have upgraded to an older LS V8, better handling, performance, and overall comfort. at 1/3 the price for a used LS.


Favorite Features

Power, handling, moon roof, heated and cooled seats...


Suggested Improvements

Bring it back....why discontinue a car that is this popular?


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Half a loaf
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By disappointed
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2004 Lincoln LS Sport 4dr Sedan (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


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I have always owned Fords. Generally like 'em. Stepped up with this one and what a disappointment. Lincoln forgot to pay attention to detail. The transmission takes weeks to downshift so the V-8 power is squandered. The "automatic rain sensitive" wipers are a constant irritant. Throttle tip-in acts more like a 4-cylinder turbo than a V8. The dumb "all windows down and sunroof open" feature activates if the button on the fob is accidentally pushed so the car filled with rain one night. In general, a great potential that has been wrecked by lack of attention to detail. Should have gotten an Impala and saved the money.


Favorite Features

Favorite feature would be the V-8 if it weren't for the lousy transmission and molasses-like tip-in.


Suggested Improvements

Responsive transmission, manual override for the stupid wipers, lose the "all windows down" nonsense, struts on trunklid so the hinges don't intrude like on a 62 Falcon. Maybe ask the Honda folks for a little help in the details department.


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You'll Love This Car!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Tim R.
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2004 Lincoln LS Sport 4dr Sedan (3.9L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Purchased a used (18,000 mi.) 2004 V8 with the LSE package in Oct. 2006. Had absolutely no problems so far (42k mi.) Very well "built" luxury sports sedan. Handles great--plenty of power--decent mileage* for a V8 with this power. Highly recommend this car because of value, quality and performance. If your seeking a nice used luxury sports sedan at an "affordable" price, then this car should be on your "list". The car runs fine on 89 octane (mid) gasoline, although 91 octane suggested by factory.


Favorite Features

Handling-V8 power. Great highway car! Overall quality and appearance.


Suggested Improvements

Can't think of anything, unless AWD model was made available and 6 speed trans.


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