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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-14-2014, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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The Saturn Replacement

Well, after owning the Saturn for a little over a year it was time to get rid of it. It was great on gas mileage but that was it. It was horrible in every other way really. This is what I picked up today. Much much nicer.
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Great choice, I had one back in the day. Is it the v6 or the v8? I had an v8. Such a great car and so cushy, I have been thinking about getting another. Great road tripper. I'll be looking for the last year model, '06 since they were all v8s and LSE packaged

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V8 with the sport package. This will make a much nicer DD. These were always my favorite Lincolns also. 50/50 weight distribution also.
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Yep, I used to know a lot about them till I traded in and just kind of lost it. Only big issues were coils going bad or getting oil in the coil chambers. That was the issues most talked about when I was on the Lincoln forum.

I used to drive mine pretty hard at times. Just wish they came with more power than the 280 in the 03-06 v8s. I think it would of been more of a hit if it was advertised and actually had some good power. It was aimed at being a 5 series fighter. They had it almost perfect minus that power.

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Yep, it was a European car fighter. I still have the window sticker. Almost 36,000 bucks new in 05.

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I got mine is 05 or just before the new year, paid 21 out the door. It had 28k miles and was the "premium" edition. It had the original sticker too, I believe it was $42k new, lol so I paid 1/2 that than the person before me a couple years earlier. Its a shame how they hold value BUT a total bargain for someone who gets it used. I was looking the other day and the most expensive one with the least miles was like $10k. Had 60k miles.

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Yep, I stole mine. Owned by an old man. Garage kept its entire life. Never seen winter. Mileage is unbelievable. 33,000
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Isn't that thing based somewhat on the Mustang?

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Very nice. Has a European look

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Isn't that thing based somewhat on the Mustang?
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