They both share floor pans, engines and suspensions. A sporty driving experience is also available by ordering the SelectShift automatic transmission with either with the V6 or V8 engine. The windshield wipers quit if you engage the left blinker. Wood interior trim Sport 495 431 Appearance and Miscellaneous Option Avail. Test V8 models have averaged 17. It is the only American four-door that offers rear-wheel drive, luxurious appointments, an available V-8 engine, and a manual transmission option V-6 only, natch in the same package. It rides very smooth, has great handling and acceleration.
The steering is one of the nicest of any car on the road as it gets stiffer the faster one drives. It feels like I'm sitting in a limo. Primary Use: Commuting to work I Am Going To Drive It Until It Stops Running — It has had a few mechanical issues and computer problems. Its bright wheels and color-keyed grille, rocker panels and license-plate surround suit our idea of a sporting luxury sedan nicely. All the chrome over plastic pieces started to delaminate.
However, while the Jaguar was built in Birmingham, England, the Ford was built at the now-closed Wixom Assembly Plant in Michigan. Primary Use: Commuting to work. The remote key fob can be used to open all windows for quick ventilation on hot days. There were also suspension problems. Yet rear-seat headroom is as good as any in this class, according to Lincoln. The driver and front passenger seat offer power adjustment controls.
Retail Dealer Appearance Discount Pkg. I was leery of getting a Lincoln, but since we've purchased it, I absolutely love it. A 2000, 2002 and a 2006. On a side note, it means Lincoln may still possess the resources to make a proper rear-drive luxury sedan again, especially if Ford engineers can rework the platform to the fullest. Primary Use: Family transportation Classy Speed — I like the car personally.
The transmission slips sometimes, even though our maintenance reports come back as having no problems. You get positive looks from people not a cop attract er more like a hey im gonna drive by the beach and get hit on just for my classiness. Just replaced tires and got it alligned, shop owner told me to get rid of it. A canopy shields the instruments. The manual transmission, formerly offered with the V6 engine, was dropped. The interior was improved substantially and now features an attractive platinum-colored center panel that has a look and feel of quality. Lincoln recommends premium fuel for both engines.
The seats feature seat heaters for those cold winter mornings and fans for hot, sultry summer afternoons. It could use a tighter suspension and a supercharger like its true nature Jaguar competitor but for the price you get everything you ask for and a well balanced car. The rest of the currently available American sedans are uniformly front-wheel-drive, automatic only, or not especially luxurious. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Its V8 and V6 engines are more powerful and more sophisticated, benefiting from the addition of variable valve timing. I had problems with the transmission within a week of having it had to get a new one, and its not just me, transmission issues are extremely common for this model.
Rear passengers have no surplus of foot space or knee clearance, but the seat is set back enough to accommodate most adults, though two is the practical limit. Minor impacts from tar strips and expansion joints are fairly well-masked. The power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel and exterior mirrors are tied to the memory buttons, and when the ignition is switched off the driver's seat automatically moves back, which makes getting in and out easier. There's the rear-wheel-drive, V-6-powered Cadillac Catera, but you can't get a stick shift in it. The benefit of the manual is that the straight-line acceleration of the car with a V6 is all but identical to that of the V8 with an automatic transmission. Yes radio screen went out but it doesnt matter since i installed that iphone ipod output so radio isnt used no more.
The standard V6 is smooth though not very powerful. Tall passengers may find their heads brushing against the sloping roof. . A decade ago that was hot-rod performance and it's still very quick. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. But few people drive like that in the real world -- and if you do, I hope you have good insurance! The climate system is mounted low, with a small display, but is easy to use.