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Lincoln MKS, Sedan
#2496 of 2980 Re: MKS vs. Taurus vs. others [brucelinc]
Mar 26, 2009 (11:31 am)
That's the Malibu view I like as well. I also like the split grill view. Chevy has done a great job of getting the same grill theme installed across the line. There's a family resemblance, and it is an attractive one.
Ford on the other hand introduces a 2010 Fusion and 2010 Taurus with completely different grills. Ford truck division also oddly gave the newest F150, Superduty, Escape (its unique grill not remotely attractive), Explorer, and Expedition all slightly different themes. At least within the Ford family Mercury knows how to do a grill theme on several disparate vehicles.
Lincoln has a recognizable grill again. Hope they can get it on the MKX and Nav soon. It is the one thing I like about the MKS looks (though the lower air intake looks like it was made for a different car).
Mar 26, 2009 (1:52 pm)
Thanks for that photo of the MKS bigbuck. It looks really good there.
#2498 of 2980 Re: MKS vs. Taurus vs. others [brucelinc]
Mar 26, 2009 (4:23 pm)
IMO Malibu looks like better built (with better aligned and tight panels and better fitting doors) and upper scale vehicle that Fusion. Exterior design is also more modern - same about interior design. Fusion interior looks kind of dated and bland. They should not change grill on the Fusion and if they decided to so - get rid of chrome bar. It does not look modern and older Fusion had more integirty in exterior design. I would choose Malibu over Fusion any day if it had same sharp steering as Fusion. I have to tell you that Ford has serious problem of their interior design - no matter how good materials are - it looks drab and outdated. How they are capabale to make interiors that look old school on brand new cars - is beyond me.
I am waiting for new LaCrosse though for final decision what to buy. I want something more exiting style-wise than your typical family sedan.And there is always Mazda6 which more upscale and in general better car than Fusion/Milan.
Milan is better looking car than Fusion for sure, but issue with bland and dated interior still remains.
#2499 of 2980 Re: MKS vs. Taurus vs. others [savetheland]
Mar 27, 2009 (5:20 am)
You must consider the VW CC as well. Looks very sharp in the metal. If you don't need the rear middle seat, it is the way to go.
#2500 of 2980 Malibu, Fusion, New Taurus, etc.
Mar 27, 2009 (3:23 pm)
I think the Fusion, Milan, and MKZ are very attractive cars, with not much in the way of visual distinction between them, but very pretty cars nontheless. As for the Malibu, it is simply gorgeous. The previous Malibu was hideous. There is simply no comparion between it and the new car. I think the Malibu could use a nice SS version with the 5.3! Bring the small block back to midsize family cars Chevy! It's time! I think the Malibu is the best looking of the current crop of midsize family sedans.
The new Taurus just makes the hottest segment of the market (Mid/fullsize family sedans, all the action is here) even hotter!
#2501 of 2980 Re: Malibu, Fusion, New Taurus, etc. [carfanforever]
Mar 27, 2009 (4:09 pm)
As for the Malibu, it is simply gorgeous. The previous Malibu was hideous.
Old Malibu is to new Malibu as old Taurus is to new Taurus. I don't think any of the cars were "hideous" but I think both new models are way way better looking than those they replaced. I haven't been able to say that about cars in a while.
#2502 of 2980 Re: MKS vs. Taurus vs. others [gregg_vw]
Mar 27, 2009 (4:38 pm)
In fact I considered VW CC. It feels more luxurous than Lincoln. I mean interior materials and design.
But outside it looks hideous. It is expensive for I4 and I have doubts about reliability and I am not sure that interior will age gracefully. I have enough examples of VW inteiors looking drab and worn after several years of extensive use and sitting under CA sun.
#2503 of 2980 Re: MKS vs. Taurus vs. others [savetheland]
Mar 28, 2009 (10:59 am)
WOW...hideous? Just illustrates individual preference! (You probably hate the Mercedes CLS too.) I think those two are among the very most beautiful sedans out there today, along with the Jaguar XF, the Maserati Quattroporte and the upcoming Aston sedan Tesla model S sedan and Fisker Karma to mention a few. (The CC is the only one of that group I could easily afford.) I saw one sitting next to the new A4. Not only did it make the A4 look dowdy by comparison, it undercut the A4 price by several thousand. The CC V6 AWD model would be a better comparison with the Lincoln though. More money but still in the ballpark and still less than the Lincoln. But if the looks aren't for you, then the car isn't for you. Man, I'd buy it on looks alone. (And my 2003 VW interior still looks as good as the day I bought it.)
#2504 of 2980 2000 Miles in an MKS
Mar 28, 2009 (11:01 am)
Some thoughts on my MKS after 1 month and 2000 miles:
- LOVE IT
- V6 has more than adequate power
- Lotta compliments
- Have yet to figure out auto-high beam
- Two complaints: For us smokers (my bad) console design prohibits use of an ashtray and a cupholder at the same time (dealer says 'power points' will not support use of lighter either.)
- For such a large trunk, opening dimensions are ridiculous. You cannot even get a small ice chest inside
- Very comfortable, good handling
- For those who complain about the 'cheap plastic' on the center console, I purchased ($270) an Ebony wood dash kit from Sherwood Dash and it looks and matches great, I did not use the whole kit, I decided to leave the aluminum finished vents and GPS surround as-is.
Over all, very pleased
#2505 of 2980 Re: 2000 Miles in an MKS [DRUDDELL]
Mar 28, 2009 (11:46 am)
Yes, the wood from a dash kit on the console looks great, IMO. The last time I checked, they didn't have a kit for the olive ash wood but they might by now.
DRUDDLE, how is your leather holding up? Based on some of the MKSs I have seen, it seems like it wrinkles easily and shows a lot of wear in a short time. Also, are you satisfied with the range of adjustability of the steering wheel? It doesn't go quite low enough or extend quite far enough toward the driver to suit me but I suppose I would get used to it after awhile.