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Lincoln MKS, Sedan
#2752 of 2980 Re: 2009 vs. 2010? [datagen]
Oct 18, 2009 (6:30 am)
I am afraid as we move forward the MKS days may be numbered as the struggle continues to try and get more with less.
Times and priorities change. Will the MKS in its current form be around 5 years from now? I doubt it. The same could be said for most of today's cars regardless of brand. Actually, the downward economy and resulting lower car sales has helped make the MKS viable for a longer period of time, IMO. If Ford had been flush with cash and sales were booming, they would have moved forward with a RWD platform that may have made today's MKS obsolete. That has been delayed (some say canceled) and the MKS is the best they have - and it is pretty darn good.
If the Lincoln brand is to survive, they need a viable entry in the low 40 to low 50 thousand dollar price range. The MKS is there and it is competitive. It is the best Lincoln ever built and with ecoboost, I would argue that it is more competitive in its market than any Lincoln in the past 20 years or so. It trounces the STS, RL, M45, etc. not only in features but also in sales. If the Lincoln brand were not so tarnished, it would do even better in sales. I look for some of that tarnish to be wiped away over time.
I would not be so quick to dismiss ecoboost as being just for the people after high performance. Word is that the demand has been much higher than anticipated. In addition to blazing acceleration when you want it, the ecoboost package does deliver excellent cruising fuel economy, smooth idle quality and stellar drivability even when not extracting maximum performance.
Oct 18, 2009 (7:27 am)
" It is the best Lincoln ever built and with ecoboost, I would argue that it is more competitive in its market than any Lincoln in the past 20 years or so. It trounces the STS, RL, M45, etc. not only in features but also in sales."
Spoken like a true Ford Employee...
#2755 of 2980 Re: brucelinc [mikemartin]
Oct 18, 2009 (8:25 am)
What does a review written in July of 2008 have to do with an MKS ecoboost? For every negative review you find on ecoboost, I could probably find 10 praising it.
#2756 of 2980 Re: brucelinc [marsha7]
Oct 18, 2009 (8:30 am)
Yep, I could really be Mark Fields in disguise - ya never know.
#2757 of 2980 Re: brucelinc [brucelinc]
Oct 18, 2009 (8:55 am)
Or William Clay Ford...ya never know.....
How 'bout them Lions, eh???
(Just joking...don't respond...I hate sports, esp football...it is just hard to live in Detroit for 10 years and NOT know what a Ford family member is doing...as tho we care... ...)
#2758 of 2980 Re: brucelinc [marsha7]
Oct 18, 2009 (11:45 am)
Glad to see more activity on this board, marsha! I know you have been posting for several years and enjoy your posts. There hasn't been much interest in the MKS for awhile and I thought maybe I was posting to myself.
When I say "the best Lincoln in the past 20 years or so," the bar really isn't set very high, unfortunately. I think they have some pretty good stuff now and am really pulling for them. While I am not a Ford employee, my parents always had Fords and Mercurys and eventually a Town Car. I worked in the service department at a Ford dealership for about 6 years before my career took a different direction. I am pretty hard-headed blue oval loyal. Thankfully, that is much easier now than it was just a few years ago.
#2759 of 2980 Re: brucelinc [brucelinc]
Oct 19, 2009 (7:24 am)
Thanks for the kind words...altho I tear up the UAW in the UAW thread, I own a Crown Vic and Dodge Ram, both 2004...what a country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#2760 of 2980 Re: brucelinc [mikemartin]
Oct 19, 2009 (8:54 am)
Am I the only one having problems getting the link in #2754 to connect?