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.
My family has loved owning this
Navigator, it is wonderful for Boy
Scout campouts and long distance
travel. We purchased this vehicle
because our family is growing (6'5",
6'4", 5'11", & 5'10") and needed more
leg and headroom and this was perfect.
Aside from the obviously bad mpg (on
all SUV's) and slightly underpowered
acceleration (for a Lincoln, great
compared to "normal" SUV's), this is a
great, stable SUV. We own several
Lincolns and will definitely continue
to buy. The newer models seem to have
corrected most of the imperfections
found on the '98.
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 $.