U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive > Brand-specific forums > Ford and Lincoln
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-14-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
4,464 posts, read 9,320,476 times
Reputation: 2801

Advertisements

Very clean, 103k miles, loaded, what would be a good price?

Any common issues?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-14-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
1,588 posts, read 2,924,348 times
Reputation: 696
Lots of issues! Run away.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
5,196 posts, read 10,871,379 times
Reputation: 9434
Quote:
Lots of issues! Run away.
^^^^^This only in caps and bold letters. Want a maintenance nightmare, this is the poster child for it. The transmissions were junk, electrical issues abound and finding one that most all of the electronics works is rare. The car has air suspension and is EXTREMELY problematic. Kid down the street has one and most of the time it doesn't run for one reason or another. His has just over 100,000 miles on it and exceptionally clean.....but it's junk. If you don't run after picking up the hood to see nothing but engine and zero room to work on anything, yer not too smart.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
25,587 posts, read 29,358,783 times
Reputation: 22713
The V8 will out run a mustang. The main pisser is the ingition coils. A good scan tool is a great help. Coil packs run $45 at Napa. If you have the time know how and tools it isn't a huge issue.

I traded mine in with 168,000 miles the transmission was rock solid. It had the igntion issue which needed to be addressed.

Would I get an LS again? Yes. On the way home I'd stop off and get a scan tool.

In the year and a half I had my 00 LS I put 32,000 miles on it. The repairs were not cheap, but I took it to a shop, so naturally I paid more. When running right it will get about 28 MPH on the highway 25 in town.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
4,464 posts, read 9,320,476 times
Reputation: 2801
Ok, now that I'm not on my phone, I can give a little more info.

It's a very clean 2 owner car, been locally here in TX it's entire life and avg 10k miles a year (less than TX avg at 15-16k miles annually). Brand new, high end tires (Continental Extreme DW...all weather) which retail around 650-700 installed.

Car is well maintained, check out by several inspectors who all give it a clean bill of health. It has the 3.9L V8, power everything (all of it works), Alpine 6 disc cd changer, leather memory seats etc etc. It also does not have the air suspension I believe (front had regular coil springs around the shocks)

Looks great, clean Autocheck, and no signs of accidents, out the door for $5500 (give or take $100).

Cheapest comparable I saw on Autotrader asked $6400, private party.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2012, 06:05 PM
 
202 posts, read 656,084 times
Reputation: 113
I hope you're ready for a headache. I had an 02 V8 from 2005-2011 it was cool the first few years but after about 130k it was not stop trouble, transmission, steering rack, overheating issues, oil leaks, suspension issues. The interior was falling apart, steering wheel controls stopped working, cd player stopped working. Probably some other things I can't remember or don't want to... and my dad had an 05 also had a lot of trouble at 100k plus. I understand cars need work and repairs sometimes, but this car needed more than all of my other cars COMBINED. If you love this car and are ready for the likely problems then go for it. One thing I can say is that after each repair the problem was solved, there weren't any repeats of the same issue as I've eperience with some rides, which then I would definetely say run!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
25,587 posts, read 29,358,783 times
Reputation: 22713
None of the LS's had air suspension. I liked the styling of the LS. It sounds like a fair deal.

The issue I had with mine was front suspension which was $1,000. And the coil packs. The controls held up, the interior held up. The transmission was still good and the engine was great except for the effing coil on plug ignition.

Repairs were never cheap. But I had a 10 year old car with 136,000 when I bought it. So I expected some repairs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2012, 06:09 PM
 
8,780 posts, read 15,792,232 times
Reputation: 5209
Wasn't this the one that was a shared development with the Jaguar S-Type?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
25,587 posts, read 29,358,783 times
Reputation: 22713
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stratford, Ct. Resident View Post
Wasn't this the one that was a shared development with the Jaguar S-Type?
Yup and the 02 on Thunderbird. In fact the T-birds controls and interor are exactly the same.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-14-2012, 06:28 PM
 
8,780 posts, read 15,792,232 times
Reputation: 5209
Quote:
Originally Posted by SD4020 View Post
Yup and the 02 on Thunderbird. In fact the T-birds controls and interor are exactly the same.
I don't remember the T-Bird or the S-Type as having great reliability either. I do remember that the T-Bird's assembly quality was shockingly slipshod though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive > Brand-specific forums > Ford and Lincoln
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top