Used 2003 Lincoln Navigator Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2003 Lincoln Navigator - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

102 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Navigator model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
2003 Lincoln Navi
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Alexander
on

Vehicle

2003 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

My 2003 Navigator is awesome- Bought with 28000 miles - Problems started at 65K, head Gasket a well known problem for the Cylinder head on these vehicles. In addition, Beware of the radiator assembly. The Transmission cooling system runs thru the radiator and when it comes apart, all oil from transmission cooling system will contaminate your antifreeze. Side mirrors crazy, and windows do not close at highway speeds. The car is awesome though, turns heads even after 6 years.


Best Features

All gadgets inside


Worst Features

Cylinder head, headgasket and radiator. electronics include crazy external mirrors. Other Mechanics, brake dust and 13 miles per gallon on HWY.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Big mistake
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By JJ
on

Vehicle

2003 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

When times were tough, I had to sell my 2002 Lexus LX470. But now I needed another V8 to tow my boat. I thought I would give an American made truck a chance. Bought one with only 87,000 miles at a reasonable price. Oh boy, big mistake. The radio and the temperature control work only occasionally. You have to bang on the dash to get them to work. In the last few months, it spent more time in the shop than on the road. My family got stranded by this truck so many times that I'm ready to donate it. Piece of junk. No wonder the resale value is a joke on these cars. I'm sticking with Japanese cars now.


Best Features

Looks real nice and all the luxuries are there.


Worst Features

Only if they can learn from Lexus to build a more dependable truck.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

All time best SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Mohamad
on

Vehicle

2003 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I bought my Navigator in 02 and it was one of best thing that ever happened to us. It is 100% reliable with its space and its comfort. Me and my family have went on many trips with this car and space has never been an issue. The car always held my family of 7 where ever we went. It also is a great car for towing and holds alot of weight. I would recommend this car to anyone anytime. It has a styling new look that lasted from 2003 to 2006 until the new Navigator and Navigator L showed up. I recently sold it and bought the new one but i miss the old 2003 Navigator


Best Features

Third row legroom and hiproom. Also the Navigation system has helped me through so many trips plus the DVD player for my kids


Worst Features

Nothing it has nothing that needs improvement. It is the perfect SUV


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Really Have Enjoyed It
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By LuvMyNavi
on

Vehicle

2003 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this Navigator in 2002 and have really enjoyed it; I would keep it forever if I could. It is comfortable, quick to respond and a smooth ride. It continues to a reliable and comfortable family vehicle, with only a few minor problems in 7 years! It is just now beginning to show its age - just a little. I wish I could keep it forever, and maybe I will now that gas prices are dropping.


Best Features

The external keypad to unlock - I use this all the time and I don't have to hunt for my keys because they are inside waiting for me! The DVD player is awesome. The retactable running boards can always be counted on to turn a few heads. The liftgate that swings up is a wonderful umbrella when loading


Worst Features

Constant brake dust gets annoying (but it is a heavy vehicle). Wireless headphones system for the DVD. Overhead controls to fold down the seats added to the ones for liftgate and vents. Built in child seat/booster seat. Backing sensors really need work - too few and too far apart to really rely on.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

It will leave you high and dry!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By heather
on

Vehicle

2003 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Cheap car for a not so cheap price. Air suspension problems, hood hinges go bad, vehicle won't start on certain days (dealer can't find the problem) back up sensors don't work on certain days, electrical system is not right, climate control buttons pop off. Very cheaply built! Car only has 78,000 miles and it's junk. Resale value is horrible. Only worth $7,000 (after only 5 years!) Requires premium gas. Door molding coming apart. AC burps when you turn it on.(all of this even with an extended warranty and constant service.


Best Features

Really none because all the goodies break!


Worst Features

Read the above!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT