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2000 Licoln LS (My current Love)

Last updated May 1, 2007  

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I paid 9000 cash including tax and title. It has 82,000 miles on it.
European in flavor, the LS is the dynamic equal of some costly import sedans. Low-speed steering feel could be firmer, but an LS turns crisply, cornering with grippy precision and modest body lean. Highway stability is impressive even in gusty crosswinds. The optional Sport Package controls body motions better than the base suspension, yet the ride remains pleasantly supple. Acceleration with the V8 feels strong. A test LS reached 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. An automatic-transmission V6 takes 9.3 seconds, according to Lincoln--not outstanding, yet the car feels adequately powered except on steep inclines or when real passing punch is required. Lincoln's automatic transmission can delay in responding to throttle inputs, though not as much as the S-Type's, and is slow to kick down for passing. Overall shift smoothness isn't the best, especially compared with BMW and Audi automatics. Lincoln's manual gearbox also lags, with notchy shift action and indistinct clutch movement. A V8 LS averaged 16.3 mpg using premium fuel, while a manual-shift V6 got 19.6 mpg. Engine sounds are muted, but tire noise intrudes on some coarse surfaces, which also yields some minor body drumming. Braking is swift and sure, despite indecisive pedal action. Although the interior feels less cramped than the S-Type's, the practical limit is four adults. Head clearance is so-so, but rear leg space is good even behind tall front occupants. An all-button climate system is not so easy to use. Large mirrors offset visibility lost to thickish rear roof pillars. Inside storage is limited, and only small suitcases stand upright in the trunk, which lacks fore/aft depth and has bulky hinges.


3.9L V8 comes stock with around 255Hp and 267 torque

Factory Options

Lincoln launched an all-new rear-drive near-luxury sedan for 2000, similar to the Jaguar S-Type. The two cars' platforms are related, but the LS was built in Michigan rather than Britain, and they differed in styling and equipment. Base engine was a variant of the 3.0-liter V6 used in Ford's Taurus, but the available 3.9-liter V8 was based on Jaguar's 4.0-liter engine. Both drove a new five-speed automatic transmission (also used by Jaguar), but the V6 model could be equipped instead with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Standard equipment included front side airbags, all-disc antilock braking, wood/leather interior trim, and a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel. Automatic-transmission models had traction control and the option of an AdvanceTrak antiskid system.


So far just a K&N airfilter
A Pioneer DEH-P7800MP Head Unit
Two Kicker 12" CompVR's with a bandpass box
A 1600watt Soundstorm amp
A 1.5 Farad Nitro Capacitor
4 pioneer 240watt 3-way 6x8's
320 watt tweeters JBL
Tinted windows
18" Chrome wheels not sure of what brand

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