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2003 Lincoln Aviator

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Extremely Poor Reliability
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Rsmith
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Enjoy the vehicle, plenty of power, comfort and overall utility. However, with only 75,000 miles, the following maintenance issues have developed. On three wheels the bearing failed,$1,600, the number eight cylinder is bad, requiring over $4,000 in repairs, transmission failed, over $3,000 repair, driver side window motor failed, $350 in repair, back window hatch cracked, and now the shift lever is bad. The dealer did not treat me as a valued customer, but tried to gouge me and stated that I should get rid of the vehicle. This is by far the most unreliable vehicle that I have ever owned. Wil never purchase another Lincoln or so called American car.


Best Features

The ride and drive


Worst Features

For the price, build quality need substantial improvements


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Great SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By vinny
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought my 2003 Aviator new. The truck is quick and beautiful looking. I got it in the pearl white with the white leather. Not the best choice with kids but still looks good after 6 years. I did have two problems which the dealer fixed under the warranty .The idler pulley was giving off a whining noise. They replaced it and it fixed the problem . The second problem was a rough idle and it would come close to stalling. It was a vacuum leak that the dealer fixed with the warranty. I have 61,000 on it now and it has started to idle rough again but I'm sure it is a simple fix . People who complain about the interior of this truck are crazy. It is very luxurious and comfortable.


Best Features

Interior and exterior design . Power of the truck.


Worst Features

The third row seat is very tight and is tough for even a kid to fit back there.


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My first Lincoln, great SUV love it
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ziear
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought this Aviator for my birthday and drove it from Philidelphia to Atlanta it drove like a dreams and continues to. Only thing that needs improving is the gas mileage. A fun hot ride.


Best Features

The stereo, DVD player and video hook ups for video games for the family


Worst Features

Should come with chrome wheels only. Center caps on the alloys wheels peel off


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Stay Away!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Kamil
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Rides nice, comfort and luxury, but American car makers still have a long way to go! This car is very unreliable, had so many issues, transmission, heated seats, fog lights, torque converter, remote starter. Americans can create nice options but can't seem to make them last. The car has 54k and has problems like it was over 150,000! The electronics stink on this thing. Every fuse or some module goes every month. It's still under warranty, and that's how I will sell it!


Best Features

It's pretty fast when it's not in the shop.


Worst Features

Dependability, electronics, reliability, 12.2 mpg also needs to be worked on!


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Another Lincoln Lemon
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By None
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I liked the look and the interior, so I bought one used with 60k mi. However, 4 months out of the dealer and I'm looking at $1500 of repairs on various plastic engine parts that have deteriorated. It took the dealer nearly a week to diagnose. Conveniently these aren't covered under their useless extended warranty. One of the rear doors doesn't unlock. I got the metal panel crack underneath the tailgate window that I read many others got within 3 months. Fuel mileage dips into single digits in city driving. Oh well, another Ford, another shoddy car. At least it's not a Chrysler or the bumpers would be falling off by now.


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