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  1. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    Naturally they would share that design concern having four wheels. Of course, the MKT is on a car frame with a longer wheelbase and longer hood and shorter roofline and a sedan passenger window with the small side window for passenger use while sitting back in their seats, like the old sedans...
  2. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    Tell him Lincoln didn't like a minivan look either and decided to go with a modern version of the 39 Zepher sedan look.
  3. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    This is not an LS subsection, it's a general discussion about a general article focused on the direction Lincoln is going. I chose to use a new Lincoln product I own to enhance this discussion feeling rather strongly that using a new Lincoln rather than an very old product, the LS, as a...
  4. M

    Epic fail

    I think the MKT takes styling cues from classic Lincoln designs. My MKT does attract attention everywhere I go. It's nice to be different, to distinguish yourself from the pack, and this is what Lincoln wanted to do with the MKT and it has accomplished that with this and with products that are...
  5. M

    Epic fail

    Hmmmm....
  6. M

    Epic fail

    A belated Thank You! I've had her for one thousand miles now and am very pleased with her ride, handling and power. No torque steer that I notice, nor do I notice any body roll on turns. I like the color on your MKT, post a side shot if you have one please. I like the MKT lines. I think they...
  7. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    Funny. I can remember when just about all Euro cars were front wheel drives and a few American car pundits back in the 70s were espousing the wonderful handling of front wheel drives. I can say front wheel drives are great handlers from experience. I have had only three though, the 81? Aries K...
  8. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    You have a good point about buying what you want. What do you suggest in the luxury V8 arena and please don't suggest the 300 unless you are very serious, I bought my one an only Chrysler product in 1982 when I first got married and wanted a four door young family car that sips gas but looks...
  9. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    I hope no one thought I was slamming anything except perhaps the use of turbo chargers and low profile tires and paddle shifters on daily use luxury vehicles. My point is I share Lincoln's view about Lincoln, since I am sure Lincoln's marketing agency must embody that view, and I interpret...
  10. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    I did not notice the engine noise being greater but I never punched it, I drove them both the same, as an SUV on a family trip. You can feel more of the pavement imperfections with the low profiles and that is what they are supposed to do, transmit more road feel. I guess you and I are on...
  11. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    Trust me. 303 hp pulls a loaded MKT over any hill very well! The torque is not lacking on the normally aspirated and larger V6 unless I intended to pull a horse trailer! Besides, we value build quality and fine materials and are interested in fine ride over torque and horsepower and sports...
  12. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    Not at all. Realistically the ecoboost tends to lead drivers into a much lower city average and overall average because if you have the extra off the line torque you will use it, otherwise why buy it? Whereas the non-boosted drivers will tend to drive, well, like a family suv would normally...
  13. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    I suspect there is not best answer for all since some value handling (in an SUV) and V8 torque (in a family SUV) over luxury ride where some, well maybe just me, value the opposite: dependability, fuel economy, smooth and vibration less ride. As far as cost, I suspect your number is correct...
  14. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    3.7-liter V6 303 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm 278 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25 mpg 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 365 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm 350 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-5,250 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23 mpg Factor in the ecoboost uses recommended 91...
  15. M

    Good article if you're concerned about Lincoln.

    Well. These are Lincolns we are talking about. Luxury, quality, safety, efficiency. "Performance?", not so much. When I went in to the dealer I turned down the eco boost v6 because I know it cuts mileage by one mpg and adds low profile tires which makes the overall ride worse in the name of...
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