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Luxury Workhorse
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Charles Robertson
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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This beast has been a pleasure. It has hauled our family of seven on several trips to Florida, hauled boats and jet skis, and innumerable trips to Home Depot, while making the trips to the grocery store and school functions with ease. The 4WD/AWD makes it feel very safe in bad weather, and although we haven't needed much in the way of service it was easy to get worked on, no matter where we were (not so much with our BMW!) The power rear seat and video options made this a kid cruiser without equal. This isn't a practical vehicle for everyone, but it was a wonderful choice for us. 40k miles, no regrets.


Best Features

Slide out running boards, power rear seats, video, navigation, on the fly 4WD/AWD, a/c seats, rear air, HID lights, sunroof, power liftgate.


Worst Features

Better AM radio reception. Heated rear view side mirrors.


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Lincoln Experience
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By Mike Rawlins
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I traded in my 2000 Navigator for a new 06. This is my 25th year to drive Lincolns and this is my last Lincoln. The truck is nice to drive and visually appealing but the fit and finish are terrible. (2) trips to the dealer for interior repair, (3) trips for the Sirius radio repair and finally took vehicle to Visteon retailer for repair (bad unit) (1) trip to fix. The final deal breaker was the left power fold mirror not retracting. The truck was 34 months old and had 36,400 miles and Ford would not provide warranty repair. I was told by the Service Manager that if the mirror glass were broken, and I had glass coverage, they could bill my insurance company. Unbelievable!


Best Features

Power lift gate, 6 speed transmission, great design throughout.


Worst Features

Build quality, pre-sales quality control, and a professional approach to warranty responsibilities.


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Best Vehicle I've Owned
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Gary747
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Very comfortable to travel in, and definately noticed when on the road. Like it or not, people sometimes DO judge you by what you drive. Sound system, remote folding mirrors, retractable running boards, air- conditioned front seats and electric tailgate all get comments. The third row seating is adult sized, and the electric folding seat option is worth having. With judicious driving I get 18 mpg without much effort, but average 15 mpg. There is a big difference between city driving and cruising with this car. I've maxed 21.7 mpg on one perfect trip to LA.


Best Features

I appreciate the sealed transmission (never check or add oil), overall reliability, and spacious comfort.


Worst Features

Third seat storage areas in the wheel wells would be nice. I miss an instantaneous mileage display, but can make the average mileage work for me. Another 12-volt plug in the front seat area would be nice.


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2006 Navigator, my 4th
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By hilnavigator
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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After having a 1998, 2001, 2003, and now a 2006 Navigator, I must say the 2003 overall ride/performance was the best. The 2006 engine noise is more on hard acceleration, the 6 speed transmission still has shift issues, especially in slow traffic, lots of clunking and ruff shifts. My 06 now has only 18,000 miles. Need for premium gas is a negative when gas was running 4 plus bucks a gallon. Could have better ride on rough roads, original Michelin tires ride not as good as Continentals. Replaced with Pirelli 20 in, as supplied on 2007's, nice riding tires, & looks great with 07 rims, but a noisy bumpy ride for first 10 minutes till they round out, but great in snow. Lower radiator hoseclamp failed


Best Features

Black monotone package, fold flat 3rd row seats, 2nd row bench.


Worst Features

Retune to use regular gas, need new program for 1st year 6 speed transmission shift points, let heated/cooled seats operate for more than 15 minutes or so


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Overpriced Bucket of Bolts
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jennifer
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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So I've had my Navigator for about 2 yrs now and have had it in the shop at least 5 times. The most common issue was the plastic side plate where the seat controls are located. The drivers side has had to be replaced three times and the passenger once. Another annoying issue was the passenger side door. he panel keeps popping off. 3 times for this. After the 1st time it was fixed the seals began leaking. I've now had to have the seals replaced twice. Most currently were the fan control, navigation, and transmission issues. One doesn't expect to have tranmission issues after only two yrs and paying $60K. Other minor issues include the 3rd row vent popping, and 2nd row trim pcs missing.


Worst Features

More time in development!


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