2005 Lincoln Navigator SUV Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
This was my first car, and overall, it's been outstanding. The timeless exterior and interior design are, in my opinion, more attractive than the latest generation. I haven't had trouble with rattles or squeaks, and all of the trim pieces have been extremely durable. It's been very reliable, just a couple of minor fixes here and there. The driving dynamics are reminiscent of a much smaller car, and the acceleration is impressive. The air ride suspension makes Texas dirt roads feel like the Nurburgring. Naturally, fuel economy is a pain; I usually get around 14 mixed. However, I drive pretty assertively and use regular gas. Overall, fantastic vehicle, I just wish I could afford the gas.
Air ride suspension, cooled seats, flat-folding third row, there's an AUX input on the DVD player (if equipped)
Loud windshield wipers, info center hard to see in bright sunlight, confusing A/C controls, window switches on center console take some getting used to, AUX input on the rear ceiling is a pain.
2005 Lincoln Navigator SUV Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
I ordered my first Nav sight unseen, 1999...first year of production.. My only disappointment was the second row did not fold flat. Loved the color, cashmere. PERFECT color...never looked dirty. Next 1 folded flat,
was a 2005. Had to settle for a lighter color, French Silk...FABULOUS Navigation system...the first was great and the second even better. Intuitive. Not enough cupholders upfront, really wonderful ride. We have 128,000 miles on it as we drive back & forth from South Carolina to NY and it's always a pleasure. It doesn't get more comfortable. Also love the 6 CD player. New models only have single. What's up with that??? Now in the midst of negotiating my 3rd. LOVE IT! (obviously):)
Sound & Navigation System and comfort.
Driving long distances are a pleasure. Heated/cooled seats. moonroof. Reliability.
Luxurious features and good design (except for only 2 cupholders for the front.)New ones have 4...perfect...as I said...long trips are it's forte'.
Love my Dealer Service. Always polite, respectful and do a good job.
Also...sits up high and you feel on top of the world. Solid and safe. Really instills confidence in any road situation.
Handles like a tank in heavy snow. Doesn't get better. I wouldn't drive anything else with the distances I drive.
Dislike the retractable running boards. Too many issues. Will have next Nav programed to stay out. Retractable running boards not too reliable. Needs more cupholders for front. Built in updating navigation software. I go over bridges that were built a year after the '05 was made and looks like I am floating in the water. LOL New updated Navigation DVD is $200. Should not have to pay additional for updated maps.
My 1st Nav took regular gas...the 05 takes premium.
New takes regular again, thank goodness.
Otherwise...I love the 'Gator'.
If you need the room and do a lot of highway driving...this is my only choice. Like driving from your living room easy chair. A pleasure.
2005 Lincoln Navigator SUV Luxury 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
My navigator is almost 6 years old with 125K miles. Only major repairs so far alternator (Jan 2008) and had to replace rotors twice. Tires lasted 100k+ miles. Truck still rides like new. This is my second Navigator and I would not trade it for anything.
All the bells and whistles
Move electronics from the door. Had shortages due to getting wet in heavy rains when entering & exiting car
2005 Lincoln Navigator SUV Ultimate Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
I bought a 2005 fully loaded ultimate 4x2 navigator in September 2009. I had two jeeps and a fully loaded dodge ram pickup prior to this navigator and there is no comparison. I love my navi. It drives like a dream the engine is powerful and smooth. Love the air suspension fills like your riding on air. I will drive it until the wheels fall off and then my next car will be a navigator
love the heated and cooled front seats and all the power features. I also love the touch screen navigation w/voice activation feature. I love it inside and out