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2005 Navigator
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By rudy
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2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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3,000 miles in one month. Great truck for all around use. averaged 17 mpg on highway and 13 in city. not bad for such a heavy truck. Lincoln did very well on the all around design. Looks timeless.


Best Features

The Dash and the power liftgate/running boards.


Worst Features

The painted nickel surfaces has to go. should've used real aluminum pieces or wood.


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2nd Nav., '05 Best Ever
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By Oberwerk
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2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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After 53K trouble-free miles on my '02 Nav, I thought an '05 Expedition Limited might be just as nice for 10K less. Test drove the Ford and was disappointed- not as nice as my '02 Nav. Then checked out the '05 Nav and was surprised to see how much they've improved. Bought it and have been very pleased. Major improvement over my '02, and I was quite happy with that.


Best Features

6-speed auto, heated/cooled seats, power fold-flat 3rd row seats, power running boards, great audio system.


Worst Features

Regular fuel would be nice (requires 91 octane).


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Worth the Wait
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By Rayw
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2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I have waited for a couple of years to finally get a navigator (divorce). It was worth the wait. The ride is amazing, the sound quality of the THX Certified stereo is great. The conveiences abound. I research many vehicles and tried out a number. None came close to the Navigator's looks, room or ride.


Best Features

Navigation system, stereo, power everything.


Worst Features

It would be nice if it didn't require high octane fuel.


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2005 Navi Ultimate
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By njbaran99
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2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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have the Navi for 1 week now and lovethe SUV, so far. Strongly considered QX56/Armada but had concern on the brakes Issues. Also looked at Escalade, but felt too much like a suburban and Durango was just too small. Navi(s) are a highway cruiser if there ever was one. This beast weighs 6,000# which is heavy, but complements the ride and adds to firmness on the road. A little concerned about expected reliability, as some have reported major electrical issues, hope they got all this figured out by the 2005 Model. I got the Navi just under invoice with all available incentives, so it was a bit pricey, compared to some alternatives, but plan to keep it long enough to enjoy as it depreciates.


Best Features

Touch screen navigation with voice command. 3rd row 60/40 split bench with electronic control, cooled seats, luxury with huge towing capacity, exterior styling with 2005 updates, fold in side view mirrors


Worst Features

Regular unleaded gas, of course better gas mileage, more storage compartments in the doors and front dash, 2nd row seats that can adjust forward. Daytime running lamps and rear view camera (I added them aftermarket)


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Navigator Dud
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By Derrick Soo
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2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Since taking delivery, this DUD is now approaching 3 weeks worth of repair time. Had to contact Lincoln CEO & DM to get this last service done. Customer service is non-existent and rude. This was my second Navigator, and will be the last. SUV has been in for two major repairs and replacements. First was total front drive system and steering, now Tranny. Had side panels fall off on the freeway and the HID headlights didn't work upon delivery. Lincoln has not been helpful at all. No loaners at Hayward Lincoln.


Best Features

Nice seats


Worst Features

Everything needs to be improved!!! Especially customer service. Won't be buying Lincoln anymore after this hell that they put this "Red Carpet" client through.


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