2009 Lincoln Navigator

Don Sherman

I have owned several Chevy Suburbans because my husband and I hunt and we have three large hunting dogs which we house (along with a Truck Vault gunsafe) in three heavy cages. My husband is also addicted to covered trailers (he owns three of varying sizes, one of which is the Fiat 500's home in winter), and has a duck boat and boat trailer. Oh, yeah, there's also the flatbed trailer. We know about giant SUVs and don't feel guilty driving them.

We felt like horse people in the Navigator. Very rich horse people. It's a big, strong conveyance with no usable space for us, as Don Sherman points out. What's with those giant center consoles, anyway?!? Every door and seat is heavy, so it's a good thing that the rear hatch and back seats are power-operated.

Phil Floraday is right about fitting behind the wheel. I was all jammed up no matter how I tried adjusting things. Legs too long at 34" and arms too short.

But I do find the design and trim to be very sleek and moderno - almost Flex-eqsue in its boxiness - with beautiful interior finishes, and large expanses of glass all the way around. And soon the whole world will be singing my tune about the wonders of Sync!

Jean Jennings, President & Editor-in-Chief

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