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Outstanding SUV
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By jaybo
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought this to replace a beloved Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Aviator is the best combination of performance (300 HP), and whisper quiet comfort along with great deep snow handling that I have ever owned. It was 2/3 the price of the Toyota Land Cruiser or BMW X5 (only 5 passenger) and has superior performance. It is a mystery to me why Ford replaced it with a minivanny MKX. I guess I will be forced to buy German or Japanese next time.


Best Features

Performance and smooth ride


Worst Features

Please make this again Ford


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Nothing better
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By Sharlex
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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This is the most enjoyable vehicle I have ever had the pleasure of owning. I love the luxurious interior, the beautiful exterior and flawless ride and handling. The bright cathode lights on the dash are gorgeous and it was worth every penny. I test drove many SUV's and nothing comes remotely close to the Lincoln Aviator.


Best Features

Everything


Worst Features

None


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Never Never Never Never again
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By Horrible Vehicle
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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This car has been nothing but problems. After owning the vehicle for two years the transmission had to be replaced. When the third time repair did not fix the original problem. I have had electrical problems from day one but no one can seem to figure out why. The auto-window doesn't work, the side view mirrors would change positions, the passenger seat heater does not work, the sound system takes about a minute to come on after the car is started. The steering wheel shimmies when braking, and there is a long whining sound when you start the vehicle in cold weather (which they can't seem to figure out why). This vehicle is the most expensive I have owned and yet the worst purchase made.


Best Features

Sound system is good, and drive was awesome when I first bought it.


Worst Features

Fix the problems or replace the vehicles.


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2003 Aviator
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By Shady
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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We bought this used with 24,000 miles. So far it has been pretty good. Only issues are seat climate controls that keep failing, a loose drivers seat, and a bit of corrosion on the top, inside edge of the rear liftgate (same spot as our 98 Explorer). The brake rotors also seem like they need replacement. Control illumination is amazingly high-tech looking, but some knobs and controls don't feel smooth when operated. Overall a well built SUV with a lot of nice features. We were most impressed with the innovations, like thicker windows, that reduce noise. It has many features that make it a much improved version of the Explorer, which is what we owned previously


Best Features

Soundproofing, appearance, control illumination.


Worst Features

Galvanize the body panels for petes sake. Rust at 4 years and being garage kept and waxed is ridiculous.


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Nice car, not without its little flaws.
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By JulesH
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2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Very comfortable inside, a joy to drive, handles so well, lots of power, 3rd row seat. Very poor gas mileage. More rear seat room needed. The only problems I've had since ownership are a piece of plastic near the side back window that became partially unglued and flapped as I drove, and the steering has a squeaky feel to it when parking/driving slow in parking lots. One other thing is that in hot weather, the car often refuses to lock itself and behaves as if a door is open when it is not. I also frequently have to slam the rear gate or the vehicle light will stay on and I get a "liftgate open" message.


Best Features

dvd, heated/cooled seats, you can hook an ipod to it via the dvd player inputs and a simple $5 wire from radio shack. Power, comfort.


Worst Features

Needs just a bit more rear seat room.


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