Why doesn't Lincoln bring back the Continental?

Lincoln Continental

  1. wetsidewagon

    wetsidewagon LVC Member

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    How about building it off of the Lincoln LS's chassis?

    Here's a plan...

    Get rid of the LS and the Town Car and make the Continental with two different wheelbases? And a powerful V-8.

    Doesn't the 05 Ford Mustang amortize costs from the Lincoln LS in a way since it uses a modified version of its chassis?? Wouldn't this help with the costs of the Continenal?

    What do you think?
     
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    wetsidewagon LVC Member

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    oh, and make a coupe and a convertible!
     
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    mach8 Well-Known LVC Member

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    The market for full-sized sedans has been going down the toilet for years, the lure away from them was first mini-vans and now it's SUV's, which is why we now have the Navigator and the Aviator.

    Having spent my formative years in school buses SUV's have no attraction for me but many think it's a good way to blow their money.
     
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    seanklsc Dedicated LVC Member

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    Lincoln Sucks.
     
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    mach8 Well-Known LVC Member

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    The bean counters suck
     
  6. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo Administrator Staff Member

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    Lincoln needs a new design team, no question. Cadillac is spending 5 BILLION on a whole new line - Lincoln seems to be falling apart at the seams.

    I dont know.......... IMO - Lincoln needs a New Mark. High Performance Luxury.
     
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    StraDog Dedicated LVC Member

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    And not with a price tag around $40K...

    :Beer

    But I agree on a whole new design team. What the hell are they waiting for ?
     
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    Conti94 Dedicated LVC Member

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    I think it's too early to judge yet, they could change their minds at the drop of a hat. You just never know :monkey:
     
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    wetsidewagon LVC Member

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    I like the Continenal concept car.

    The LS's chassis would make a great start.
     
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    I read that the 2005 Ford Mustang has steel front control arms that weigh less than comparable cast aluminum ones. The 05 Mustang only shares its floor pan with the Lincoln LS.

    Any other thoughts?
     
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    What, the V12? I doubt the LS platform would be useful for that car.
     

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