At the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety they provide safety
rankings for most cars. (http://www.hwysafety.org/default.htm ) For the
Lincoln LS there is a footnote here
The Lincoln LS was introduced in the 2000 model year. All 2000 and
later LS models manufactured after February 2000 include structural
changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes.
Does anyone know what structural changes were made after February of
2000? The reason I'm asking is that I'm interested in a used LS
manufactured in Dec. of 1999. Since safety is one of my primary
concerns, I'm wondering if there was a significant deficiency prior to
February of 2000.