Bought this 98 Navigator in 2003 after looking for a Minivan. Initially thought the vehicle was too classy for an SUV. However other than replacing coils it has been fantastic. Usually the early models are lacking, but I feel with Lincoln they had something to prove and put all the quality into the 1998. We still have it with 138,000 on it now and love it..
This truck is performing at high standards and looks good.I still have the factory chrome wheels.If you keep the maintenance up it will last you for years to come.Some people think that they can just ride for years and not do the maintenance.Then when parts start going bad all at once, they say bad things about the navagator.
All I can say is that I've Never had any problems at all Only thing I've had Replaced were the Brakes which at the time I thought were to early but after talking to people they said 48000 miles wasn't that bad for a car this size.
Wow... Whole family loves this ride. Kids talked us into it (well, not much talking was needed) after testing the Surburban, Excursion and Yukon. No contest. I don't understand why anyone would buy a new one, but the used ones are finally affordable without the risk of massive depreciation when you drive it off the lot. The gas mileage is exceptable for what you get in return, and I rated it with that in mind. A well maintained used 'gator is worth a look before you rush out to buy a new mini van or suv, especially if you are concerned about getting the max vehicle for your hard earned $.
After all these years (7), the Navigator still gives me a feeling of fun and excitement to drive. The doors shut with a confident sound, and the massiveness and muscle make me feel in charge. It can pull stumps and deliver me to the Ball in the same day. I love this truck.