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#987 of 3084 Re: 2006 Zephyr vs 2007 MKZ - what will be in the next version? [sff]
Mar 29, 2006 (6:01 am)
Based on Lincoln's experience with the rain sensing wipers in the LS (it had them from 2000 until halfway in either the 2003 or 2004 model year) I wouldn't expect to see them back anytime soon. Too many people either didn't like the way they worked or didn't understand how they worked and that drove up the number of user reported problems.
FWIW that was one of my most favorite features and I'd be glad to have them back. The only annoying part was the wipers would occasionally do a single dry swipe when you started the car. Nothing like driving down the highway doing 60 and having a truck spray water all over your windshield unexpectedly and having the wipers come on full tilt within a fraction of a second.
The aux input will be there for 2007 also. Not sure about bluetooth.
#988 of 3084 Re: 2006 Zephyr vs 2007 MKZ - what will be in the next version? [akirby]
Mar 30, 2006 (5:48 am)
I agree about the auto wipers, I loved them on my LS. When they took them away, I decided not to buy another LS (got a Freestyle so go figure). Wanted something with more toys than my Y2K LS had, and by late '04, even the less expensive cars had more. The LS was more fun than any vehicle I ever had, they just let it die.
#989 of 3084 Re: 2006 Zephyr vs 2007 MKZ - what will be in the next version? [pnewby]
Mar 30, 2006 (10:11 am)
And won't have its replacement ready without a big production gap.
#990 of 3084 Re: Lincoln Z sales [akirby]
Mar 30, 2006 (6:47 pm)
When they had the Zephyr concept, it was supposed to be introduced with the 3.5 engine. They've been talking about that 3.5 for years.
I worry for Ford. Indeed the Edge will be out this fall but the pricing seems like it will be off. THe Aviator (MDX) does not give a significant reason why to buy it over the Edge and let us not forget that the market is not holding still. Look at the Saturn Outlook, GM Arcadia, and Buick Enclave. It is going to get real hard if the Edge and MDX aren't priced competitively and Ford has made no secret that it does not know what pricing will be.
The Impala is miles better than a 500 and we won't even talk about what the Escalade is going to do to the Navi with 100 more hp and better gas mileage to boot.
Lincoln has good intentions but those pave the way to hell. Their concepts are genuinely beautiful i.e. Aviator, Zephyr, MKS, but production normally falls far shorter. Look at what Buick is doing. They saw the reacton to the Enclave and are bringing the SUV out pretty much the same as the concept.