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  Lincoln (automobile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As recently as 1998 Lincoln was the best-selling luxury brand in the United States, helped by the massive success of the Navigator SUV, and a redesign of the Town Car and Continental.
Leland named the brand after his longtime hero Abraham Lincoln, for whom he had voted in 1860 in the first presidential elections he was eligible for.
A 1969 Lincoln was used by Nixon and a 1972 Lincoln used by Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lincoln_(automobile)   (650 words)

 cars.com:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lincoln has redesigned its full-size sport utility vehicle for 2003, moving it away from its pickup-truck origins and turning it into a purpose-built SUV.
Lincoln says the new Navigator’s cornering effort is improved, and brake pedal travel has been modified to produce a shorter dead spot.
Lincoln has made some significant improvements in the Navigator’s driving experience, just as Ford has moved ahead with the 2003 Expedition, which is a close relative to Lincoln’s SUV.
www.cars.com /carsapp/national?srv=parser&act=display&mknm=Lincoln&mdnm=Navigator&tf=/features/2003overview/lincoln/navigator.tmpl   (1093 words)

 Lincoln Navigator 4x4 S.U.V. road test -- Tested By TRUCKWORLD ONLINE! ®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Navigator comes with four doors, a flexible interior that seats seven, is powered by a 230 hp, 5.4 liter V-8, a towing capacity of 8,000 lbs, large lift-gate in the back, low cargo lift-over height, roof rack, optional four-wheel drive with 17-inch wheels/tires.
Navigator is equipped with four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, side impact beams in all four doors, front cross beam for crash tolerance, box frame for torsional stiffness, and dual air bags.
Navigator is EPA rated at 14 city and 18 highway on two-wheel drive versions and at 13 city and 17 highway on four wheel drive models.
www.truckworld.com /Sport-Utility/97-Navigator/Navigator.html   (1977 words)

 Lincoln Navigator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the large of the two SUVs produced by Lincoln, the smaller being the Aviator.
The 1998 Navigator introduced the concept of the American luxury SUV, competing at first with only the Land Rover Range Rover.
This didn't slow sales, though, upon introduction of the Lincoln Navigator for the 1998 model year waiting lines for the Navigtor formed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lincoln_Navigator   (289 words)

 Lincoln Navigator Reviews and Comparisons
The Lincoln Navigator is a better choice than the typical luxury suv in terms of transporting cargo, especially if you frequently need to carry a lot of loot or massive pets.
The typical luxury suv's tank is roughly the same size as the Lincoln Navigator's, though the Lincoln Navigator's is slightly bigger.
The Lincoln Navigator's fuel tank will need to be replenished a little more often than the unit in the typical luxury suv.
www.newcars.com /review_model/Lincoln_Navigator.html   (400 words)

When the Lincoln Navigator entered the marketplace in 1997 as the first full-sized American luxury sport utility vehicle it was little more than an optioned-out Ford Expedition.
The Navigator was completely redesigned for the 2003 model year addressing most of the truck’s initial shortcomings.
The Navigator is comfortable and spacious and gives its passengers a sense of refinement with brushed aluminum trim, splashes of dashboard walnut, and excellent-feeling leather surfaces.
www.car-data.com /xpage.reviews/rp.template.asp?mfg=lincoln&model=navigator&writer=jm   (1236 words)

 1999 Lincoln Navigator - The Car Connection
Despite the full-size dimensions with a wheelbase extended to 3 yards and an overall length of 17 feet, the Navigator acts lively on pavement and is easy to maneuver in traffic or even in a crowded parking lot.
The big Lincoln wagon rides on the chassis of the Ford full-size F-150 pickup truck and it is a direct descendant of the Ford Expedition wagon, with even more fancy fittings.
The original single-cam and two-valve 5.4-liter V-8 engine, aboard when Navigator debuted as a 1998 model, has been replaced with a sophisticated dual-cam and four-valve 5.4-liter V-8 that soars to 300 hp at 5000 rpm and exerts massive torque to 360 lb-ft at 3000 rpm.
www.thecarconnection.com /Vehicle_Reviews/SUVs_Wagons/1999_Lincoln_Navigator.S181.A584.html   (1070 words)

 2003 Lincoln Navigator - The Car Connection
It seemed like an odd invitation: test-drive the new, 2003 Lincoln Navigator in the hill country that surrounds Santa Barbara, Calif. At best, it seemed an opportunity to test the effectiveness of heavy-duty Dramamine as we weaved and wallowed through the twists and turns of a beautiful section of country better suited to sports cars.
In the Lincoln's defense, torque comes on smooth and fast and the gap is less than it might seem on paper.
The Navigator's ergonomics are, on the whole, vastly improved, yet the poorly lit tripometer is positioned where it's likely to be obscured by your hand on the steering wheel.
thecarconnection.com /.../2003_Lincoln_Navigator.S181.A4852.html   (1305 words)

 Research a New Car - 2002 Lincoln Navigator
Terms like "massive" come to mind when describing the Navigator though it is a sign of the times that the big Lincoln ute neither looks nor feels nearly as big as it did when it first arrived four years ago.
The 2002 Lincoln Navigator is positioned as the premium leader in sport ut ility vehicles.
Parking the Navigator requires a commensurately large piece of pavement, though the process is assisted nicely by the optional Reverse Sensing System that warns of approaching obstacles.
www.autosite.com /content/research/index.cfm/action/showarticle/AID/137888   (870 words)

 SUV NEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A key to the 2003 Lincoln Navigator’s much-improved ride and handling is an exceptionally strong frame that is 70 percent stiffer torsionally and 67 percent stiffer in vertical bending.
Navigator's monotube shock absorbers are more tunable and responsive to small changes in amplitude and velocity than the previous model’s conventional twin-tube dampers.
All Lincoln Navigators are powered by a 5.4-liter (330 cubic inch) dual overhead cam V-8 engine with four valves per cylinder producing 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 355 foot-pounds of torque at 2,750 rpm.
www.suv.com /news/2002/LincolnNavigator03   (5265 words)

 Ultimate American Luxury
The Navigator is the pinnacle of American craftsmanship and capability.
All models of the Lincoln Navigator are equipped with the following standard equipment: Accessory delay, advancetrac with roll stability control system, air-conditioning, airbags, and antenna, anti intrusion door beams.
Navigator is designed to attract the buyer who wants the capabilities of a sport utility without sacrificing the features of a contemporary luxury sedan.
www.bestsuvchoice.com   (164 words)

The Lincoln Navigator, on display at the Shanghai International Motor Show, is the premium full-size sport utility vehicle that created the class.
Navigator continues to offer first-in-the-industry power deployable running boards that quietly deploy a full four inches from the rocker panel when a door is opened, then retract automatically when the door is closed.
Navigator delivers power with a 300-horsepower, 5.4-liter, 3-valve V-8 engine with 365 pound-feet of torque, mated to a premium six-speed ZF automatic transmission coupled with either two- or four-wheel drive.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=20689   (604 words)

 2003 Lincoln Navigator SUV recalls, safety ratings at CARFAX
This 2003 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR safety recall information was provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Data Loss Institute and is derived from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration list of safety recalls.
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR has been recognized by Polk for having the highest Model Loyalty in the Prestige SUV Segment for the 2003 model year.
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR ranked highest by having the greatest percentage of households return to purchase or lease another LINCOLN NAVIGATOR vehicle.
www.carfax.com /car_safety/ratings/SRR.cfm/year/2003/make/LINCOLN/model/NAVIGATOR/trim_id/2003LINC4W4NAVIGATOR   (1096 words)

 Motor Trend: 2003 Lincoln Navigator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was a surprise that Lincoln chose the tight and twisty backroads of sleepy Santa Barbara, California, to begin the first drive of the luxurious new 2003 Navigator, rather than an expansive horse ranch or Beverly Hills country club.
To achieve this new level of refinement, the Navigator has moved to a fully boxed hydroformed frame that is 70 percent torsionally stiffer than last year's more traditional frame for reduced noise, vibration, and harshness, even on rough and uneven road surfaces.
Navigator replaces its previous recirculating ball system with a carefully tuned rack-and-pinion setup for friction-free steering with smooth transitions and low effort around town, completing the dynamics transformation.
motortrend.com /roadtests/suv/112_0205_navigator   (579 words)

 Lincoln Navigator - Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
My brakes started grinding on my Navigator at 24,000 miles, which was a shock to me, since my 99 Nav went 65,000 miles on the original brakes linings.
Not Lincolns, but some cars it is. When I picked up the car, Ford stepped up and covered it 100%, no questions asked.
And navigation took us right to the front door of the little cabin we had rented.
townhall-talk.edmunds.com /direct/view/.ee94fbb/1240   (1719 words)

 Car Review: 2005 Lincoln Navigator 2WD
I must confess that the Lincoln Navigator 2WD is a car I would have chosen for a trip up and down the spine of Arizona.
The Lincoln was ideal for the paved portion and we had a lot of fun driving along there.
We didn't try the Navigator on the dirt portion, particularly since it was not 4WD and it was a large vehicle for the rather narrow road.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2004/11/30/290949.html   (916 words)

"Navigator has proven to be popular with people who wear the latest in urban fashion, the most modern hairstyle, the coolest shoes and the flashiest jewelry, because they also want the best in stylish transportation," said Patrick Schiavone, Truck and SUV design director.
The Navigator is also customized with a unique rear center console that houses a video game system, and a refreshment center complete with a refrigerator, ice bucket, and drink/food warmer.
The first is a white monochromatic Navigator with gold exterior accents, a specialized grille, chrome roll tip exhaust, and low profile 22-inch chrome wheels with glinting gold touches and the second is another fl monochromatic Navigator featuring tinted windows, specialized grille, roll tip chrome exhaust, and low profile 22-inch dub spinner wheels.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=17465   (885 words)

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Lincoln Navigator offers a high seating position, good acceleration performance, a roomy cabin for four people and cargo, plus big-league towing capacity.
The Lincoln Navigator offers all the requisites that appeal to buyers looking to join the herd of big sport-utilities on the road: a high seating position, brawny looks and a roomy...
Luxurious Lincolns are nothing new, but a leather-lined machine that brings together the ambience of a Continental with cavernous load-carrying space and go-anywhere ability was sure...
automotive.com /buy/used/11/lincoln/navigator/index.html?src_id=2045   (322 words)

 Lincoln Navigator (1999)
The Lincoln Navigator is definitely not a mini-moke and it weighs in at over 5500 pounds.
As the Navigator is driven along, the system levels the ride so that it maintains a constant height and it can also be used to raise the ride height an additional inch if the driver decides to take a short cut up to the estate house.
MATT - Lincoln is also bringing out a pickup version of the Navigator next year, Dad and it's basically an SUV with a bed in place of the third-row seats.
www.theautochannel.com /vehicles/new/reviews/1999/gap9929.html   (763 words)

 1998-2002 Lincoln Navigator Prices & Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lincoln's SUV differed from the Expedition with unique front and rear styling, extra sound deadening, softer suspension tuning, plus standard leather upholstery and walnut trim.
Navigator was available either with rear-wheel drive or Ford's Control Trac 4-wheel-drive system, which could be left engaged on dry pavement.
The 1998-2002 Lincoln Navigator photo gallery includes both exterior and interior photographs the vehicle.
auto.consumerguide.com /Auto/Used/reviews/full/index.cfm/id/2323/...   (1086 words)

 Lincoln Navigator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Navigator comes standard with special protection in the form of front air bags for the driver and front passenger, which deploy in certain frontal collisions to minimize the risk of serious injury.
Trucks are still a new concept for the folks at Lincoln, but their cure for excess automotive flab is as Yankee traditional as the old Green Bay sweep: more power.
A brief stint behind the wheel of a preproduction '99 Navigator was enough to convince us that the new engine, which will initially, at least, be exclusive to Lincoln, lends a tangible increase in giddyap to this pavement Percheron.
www.forwarddesign.com /lincoln/navigator.html   (1948 words)

 Adrants » Lincoln Goes For Bike Messenger Street Cred Without Permission
This Lincoln Navigator ad on page 41 of last Sunday's New York Times Magazine, according to bike racer, former bike messenger and Animal New York Publisher Bucky Turco, uses bike messenger's names, without permission, to promote the vehicle by attempting to create a relationship between messengers and SUVs.
Lincoln made a mistake, they have to pay lawyers like everyone else and since they didn't listen the first, well-documented time that they made this mistake they are going to have to pay their lawyers far more than that ad will ever generate whether they win or lose and lose is far more likely.
When Lincoln says "live well" they mean to stop buying their cars and get a bicycle and excersize you fat bastards.
www.adrants.com /2005/05/lincoln-goes-for-bike-messenger-street.php   (1309 words)

 Lincoln Navigator Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Navigator is powered by a 5.4-liter DOHC 32-valve V-8 boasting 300 hp with a 4-speed automatic transmission.
I purchased a 2002 Lincoln Navigator in January of 2004.
The Lincoln dealership, on the other hand, is non-responsive, gives you a P.O.S. Mercury Sable to drive, doesn't clean your car, and overexagerates labor times.
www.consumerreview.com /Automobiles/SUV/Lincoln/PRD_115_1524crx.aspx   (1082 words)

 Car and Driver - 2003 Lincoln Navigator - June 2002
So does luxury, and when you join size and luxury, you get the Lincoln Navigator, which, since its launch as a '98 model, has become a common fixture in America's high-end subdivisions.
What you see on these pages is Lincoln's completely redesigned, second-generation Navigator, charged with the mission of maintaining Lincoln's share in the market it had largely created.
From the outside, the new Navigator is the spit and image of the original, with the same profile, the same huge chrome-surround grille, and the same butch-looking front valance.
www.caranddriver.com /article.asp?section_id=39&article_id=1882   (671 words)

 2005 Lincoln Navigator Review - New Navigator Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Here you can find 2005 Lincoln Navigator road tests, and consumer opinions as well as other information.
Every 2005 Lincoln Navigator review is complete with features, options, fuel economy, performance, interior, exterior and more.
If this sensor detects that the vehicle is about to roll, the system automatically applies additional countermeasures (such as reducing engine power 15 percent and/or applying brakes to one or more wheels) to enhance rollover resistance.
www.motoralley.com /reviews/lincoln/2005_lincoln_navigator_sportutility1.htm   (1354 words)

 King of the Hill: Cadillac Escalade vs. Lincoln Navigator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lincoln plans to differentiate the two much in the same way GM separated the Yukon/Escalade twins this year, with brand-specific interiors and hardware such as independent rear suspension in the Lincoln version of the SUV.
The Lincoln's air suspension, once innovative (air shocks up front, air springs out back), is now out-teched and unable to compete with the Caddy's trick electronic setup.
Yet the Lincoln is optionally equipped with an AWD system called Control-Trac that, in "A4WD" mode, continually varies front-to-rear torque distribution up to a 50/50 split.
www.trucktrend.com /roadtests/suv/112_0105_hill/index1.html   (584 words)

 Performance Truck: Kenne Bell Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln's slide-rule boys certainly overengineered the Navigator's braking system, and the huge rubber makes a big difference in stopping distances.
Bell will be happy to help you transform your Navigator into a blown stoplight screamer for a mere $3950, which includes the entire supercharger kit (with fuel-pump booster, mono chip, cool-air kit, and hardware).
Any way you slice it, this is one Navigator that earns respect on the road or at the local dragstrip.
www.trucktrend.com /roadtests/performance/163_0410_perf   (650 words)

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