I just bought this recently and so far, so far good.
It's not great in Winter conditions (It's rear wheel drive, what do you expect), gas mileage is on par around 20-21 mpg, good power, very comfortable, and is overall a good looking car.
I've read up on these cars for a few years trying to learn about its problems, its Pros and Cons, and decided its worth the money if you take care of it just like any other car.
My only gripe is you SHOULD feed it premium.
I don't care what websites say that you can run 87 in it...In the end, it will just slow ly kill it.
Gas is going up again, but I knew this when I bought it and will be willing to make sure it gets what is needed.
I purchased a Lincoln new. 3 months after the manufacturer's warranty expired and only 46,500 miles driven, I started experiencing problems; first the ignition coils($600 aftermarket), the air conditioner($400), parking brakes, brake rotors, pvc tube, etc. I wrote Ford-Lincoln numerous times, but they have refused to take responsibility. Don't be deceived, after more research, Others have experienced the same problems. These are common problems with the Lincoln models, I don't understand why there have not been a recall?
Amazingly smooth, faster than the CTS I drove, better materials than the Mercedes 430S, better road tests/handling than a 540i and a LOT more reliable than my neighbors Lexus. (ZERO repairs in 100K miles and just did my first tune up and sealed coolant change as designed) AND for $36K off the lot! What an amazing car! (At track days we hit 139 mph on the 17 inch Michelins - do not tell me insurance agent plz!) and other than adding an upgraded ceramic brake pad the car performs like the Jaguar S type (engine/trans and chassis/brakes are the same) but is a sleeper in subtle but classy style. Beat Lexus for JD Powers delivery awards in 2005. PLEASE keep building them like this!
Smooth linear acceleration from any speed, Jaquar chassis corner and is like silk on rough roads, averaged 25.5 mpg hwy over 100K miles in 3 1/2 years of hard constant driving.
A bit more bucket to the seat bolsters but the leather is the best I've ever owned (Mercedes and Lexus didn't have it this nice!) and a slghtly bigger gas tank would mean fewer stops cuz we just love driving this thing!
I still like the look of this car and it is fun to drive when it works. Seem to have constant problems with it and nothing is ever inexpensive to fix. Just spent over three weeks going between a mechanic and Ford trying to figure out what was wrong (it would miss while idling). We think it is finally fixed after replacing all the boots and coils. I am not trusting that we won't have more problems soon. Our regular mechanic won't touch it. We tried to sell it and no one wants it even though the interior and exterior is in excellent condition. I thought I was getting a high end, high quality car. I have owned several Fords before. I am now questioning if I want to every buy another Ford.
Nice to drive, when running well, which doesn't seem to be the norm. Love the cool seats and moon roof. Like the look of the car and the alloy wheels.
Unreliable, expensive & difficult to maintain/fix, leather low quality, many mechanics won't touch it, dealership is overly expensive for even 'basic' parts and labor, most of the time it needs Ford specific parts $$$ and Ford only diagnostic tools for probs. It has been a money pit for us.
I have owned this car just a little over 4 years, and have had no problems with it. It had 21,000 miles on it when I purchased it. I am religious about maintenance on my vehicles, and that's all I've had to do. Nothing replaced, everything is still working well at 81,000 miles. I love the way it handles, rides, and the excellent acceleration! Good enough on gas for me (20 around town; 25-26 or so highway). Since it is beautifully styled, you feel beautiful driving it. It turns heads! If Lincoln ever re- introduces it, I will definitely rebuy.
Sophisticated looks; acceleration; feel very safe in it. Comfort and handling also are pluses. Love the ability to switch to manual!
Perhaps a little more space (3-4 inches) in the back floor board. For if the front seats are back, there's not enough leg room, when others have ridden with me. But then my dog is the usually only one who ever sits in the back seat, so it's really not a problem for me.