2002 LINCOLN BLACKWOOD LUXURY UTILITY VEHICLE

Used Truck - 2002 Lincoln Blackwood Luxury Utility Vehicle in Monroe, Nc

Price
$8,900
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    About This 2002 Lincoln Blackwood Luxury Utility Vehicle
    Seller:
    Vehicle Location:
    Monroe, Nc
    Year:
    2002
    Make:
    Lincoln
    Model:
    Blackwood
    Trim:
    Luxury Utility Vehicle
    Price:
    $8,900 
    Condition:
    Used
    Mileage:
    131,276
    Exterior Color:
     Black
    Interior Color:
     Black
    Engine:
    5.4L V8 DOHC 32V
    Transmission:
    Automatic
    Stock Number:
    P2745
    VIN:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    12
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    17
    Combined MPG: 14
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $168.75*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Seller's Description and Comments:

    Located at Tryon Auto Mall in Monroe, Nc.  Call Tryon Auto Mall today at 704-289-4999 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Abs Brakes
    • Adjustable Foot Pedals
    • Air Conditioning
    • Alloy Wheels
    • Am/fm Radio
    • Automatic Headlights
    • Automatic Load-leveling
    • Cargo Area Cover
    • Cargo Area Tiedowns
    • Cassette Player
    • Cd Changer
    • Cd Player
    • Child Safety Door Locks
    • Cruise Control
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Driver Airbag
    • Driver Multi-adjustable Power Seat
    • Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror
    • Electronic Parking Aid
    • Fog Lights
    • Front Air Dam
    • Front Cooled Seat
    • Front Heated Seat
    • Front Power Lumbar Support
    • Front Power Memory Seat
    • Front Side Airbag
    • Front Side Airbag With Head Protection
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    • Genuine Wood Trim
    • Heated Exterior Mirror
    • Interval Wipers
    • Keyless Entry
    • Leather Seat
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Limited Slip Differential
    • Manual Sunroof
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Passenger Multi-adjustable Power Seat
    • Pickup Truck Cargo Box Light
    • Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror
    • Power Door Locks
    • Power Sunroof
    • Power Trunk Lid
    • Power Windows
    • Rear Window Defogger
    • Second Row Folding Seat
    • Second Row Sound Controls
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
    • Subwoofer
    • Tachometer
    • Tilt Steering
    • Tilt Steering Column
    • Tow Hitch Receiver
    • Towing Preparation Package
    • Traction Control
    • Trip Computer
    • Trunk Anti-trap Device
    • Vehicle Anti-theft

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    2002 Lincoln Blackwood Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2002 Lincoln Blackwood
    It's a pickup truck. It's an SUV. It's a pickup AND an SUV! Or neither.

     

    Introduction
    Lincoln's new Blackwood is a curious creation, almost as noteworthy for what it isn't as for what it is.

     

    It is not a sport utility. While having four doors and casting a larger shadow than the Ford Navigator, it carries only four occupants. And the luxuriously appointed cargo space behind the second-row seats can't be accessed from the passenger compartment.

     

    It is not a pickup. The bed is topped by a power-operated, forward-hinged, weather-proof, lockable lid that caps cargo capacity at 26.5 cubic feet. The bed's carpeting, brushed-aluminum sides and LED lighting will leave stockers at the local home improvement warehouse store laughing.

     

    But it will give two couples plush, commodious transport for a night on the town. And the bed will accommodate a threesome's golf bags with room to spare.

     

    Perhaps what matters most is few buyers will see another on the road. Lincoln is limiting production to less than 10,000 per year. Exclusivity adds to its appeal, say Lincoln marketing executives.

     

    Lineup
    Lincoln Blackwood is available as one model ($51,785). And the only option is a navigation system ($1,995).

     

    But that one model includes all the features prospective Blackwood buyers told Lincoln they wanted. Thus, standard on the Blackwood are automatic climate control, six-way power seats for driver and front passenger, leather seating surfaces and air-conditioned front seats (both heated and cooled), which first appeared as an option on the Lincoln Navigator. Also on the list are a power moonroof, Homelink universal remote control (for garage door, security gate or home lighting), power-adjustable pedals, and a memory function for the driver's seat, pedals, and outside (heated) mirrors. The Blackwood also gets the reverse-sensing system originally offered on the Windstar. This warns the driver with a series of beeps if there's something behind the vehicle; the beeping increases in frequency as the Blackwood moves closer to objects behind it. It's a good feature, especially for a big vehicle like this one.

     

    Walkaround
    If the Blackwood looks familiar, it should. Never one to spend money frivolously, Ford culled the stylists' bin in creating the Blackwood. From front bumper to windshield, the Blackwood is a Lincoln Navigator, save for the foglights. Twixt windshield and cargo bed, it's a Ford F-150 SuperCrew, the four-door version of the company's best-selling pickup.

     

    The bed is, in fact, the only all-new element of the Blackwood. And the bed is the feature Ford counts on to set the Blackwood apart from the competition, which is for now confined to the Cadillac Escalade EXT.

     

    This appears to be a good strategy. The Lincoln Navigator has been a winner for Ford's upscale brand. Buyers have not been stampeding Lincoln dealers in quest of Navigators, however, and sales have slowed recently. Ford's F-150 SuperCrew has been successful in the limited market at which it is aimed.

     

    People who can buy into the limited-utility concept will find a subtle elegance in the treatment.

     

    The concept Blackwood, which debuted at the 1999 Los Angeles Auto Show with major league baseball's home-run king Mark MacGuire at the wheel, sported a bed with an exterior paneled in real hardwood highlighted by thin, horizontal strips of brushed aluminum.

     

    The production version looks the same, but the wood is fake. And inside the bed, the concept's neon tubes have given way to light-emitting diodes - they're cooler and more durable.

     

    The concept's Dutch-door-like, side-hinged tailgate survived, to spare the lower backs of owners from the stress of hefting golf bags or even groceries over an extended tailgate.

     

    Interior
    As with the exterior, a good portion of the Blackwood's interior comes from the Lincoln Navigator. There's a wood-and-leather steering wheel, a combination that seems to be emerging as a must-have on any vehicle aspiring to claim a luxury label. The instrument panel, stereo controls and the air conditioning system come from the Navigator. New, however, are thin strips of real, stained oak gracing the dash in front of the passenger and the doors.

     

    The seats, too, are Navigator-sourced. The rear two straddle their own center console boasting a seemingly bottomless storage bin and can be folded flat to accommodate extra-large packages from the likes of Neiman-Marcus or Best Buy.

     

    The cooling system in the front seats worked refreshingly well in Santa Barbara, California. Offering five settings, it promises to have the seats cooled in two minutes. It did.

     

    Storage bins large enough for a handbag or small package hide behind the foldable rear seats.

     

    In addition to the auxiliary power point in the base of dash beneath the climate control panel, there's another in the rear of the front center console, in the door jamb on the right-side rear door and inside the tailgate.

     

    All of this is fine and good and impressive, as long as the Blackwood is the only luxury, sport-utility truck on the market. While not much more than a gussied-up, re-badged Chevrolet Avalanche, the Cadillac Escalade EXT could offer a significant challenge.

     

    The Blackwood does not offer the interior roominess of the Cadillac EXT, though the Blackwood does offer slightly more rear passenger headroom.

     

    In a ying/yang sort of sense, the same holds for the cargo area. Yes, the Blackwood's trunk holds less than 27 cubic feet, but it does so in a luxurious, pampering sort of way.

     

    The EXT's cargo area, on the other hand, is more utilitarian. The trick is the patented Midgate, a foldable wall between the passenger compartment and the pickup bed. With the midgate up, the EXT is a four-door, crew cab-like luxury pickup. Down, the suburbia-standard 4X8-foot sheet of plywood will lay flat on the floor, which extends into the cab to just behind the front seats. In that mode, the EXT's cargo capacity reaches 41.1 cubic feet. And with the tri-fold, semi-rigid bed cover removed, the EXT becomes a short-bed pickup, with all the flexibility that provides.

     

    Driving Impression
    The Blackwood may look like a truck, but it doesn't drive like one.

     

    Lincoln re-calibrated the Navigator's power steering, front shock absorbers and front suspension and developed a new, leaf/air spring rear suspension especially for the Blackwood, all in an attempt to bestow car-like handling on what's essentially a serious pickup.

     

    The effort mostly succeeds. Steering is lighter than in the Navigator. The constantly adjusting air springs in the rear offer the added benefit of a self-leveling rear suspension.

     

    In addition, the four-passenger cabin effectively shifts the weight distribution rearward from that of even an extended-cab pickup. On the Blackwood, this delivers a near perfect, and very car-like, 50:50 front/rear balance. This minimizes an unloaded pickup's tendency to be light in the rear end, causing the rear tires to lose grip in tight corners. Still, the center of gravity is noticeably higher than in a car, so even though it has fatter tires than the Navigator, drivers will know this is no sports car.

     

    Four-wheel disc brakes with standard ABS do a commendable job of slowing the Blackwood.

     

    Visibility from the driver's seat is good, if not great. Its truck roots dictate thicker windshield and door pillars than on a car. But the elevated seating position lets drivers plan ahead as traffic conditions in front change.

     

    The optional navigation system was less than optimal, however. The maps were fine, if a ways out of the driver's line of sight with the screen mounted at the forward end of the center console below the dash. Like many of these systems, it's not 100 percent and sometimes directed us the wrong way.


     

    Summary
    The Blackwood is primarily a styling statement. Look at us, at Lincoln. We're different. We're offering luxury where it hasn't been offered. That makes us The Best.

     

    As superficial as this may sound, the Blackwood does well what it sets out to do. The ride and handling are equal to and in some measures better than the Navigator's; don't be surprised to see some of this trickle down in the near future. The interior packaging is well thought out and executed.

     

    The proportions look awkward, but maybe time will train the eye to accept something different from what it's used to.

     

    Model Lineup
    Blackwood ($51,785).

     

    Assembled In
    Claycomo, Mo.

     

    Options As Tested
    navigation system ($1,995).

     

    Model Tested
    Blackwood ($51,785).


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    3603 West Highway 74
    Monroe, Nc. 28110

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    3603 West Highway 74
    Monroe, Nc. 28110

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