Last post on Nov 25, 2013 at 2:27 PM
You are in the Lincoln MKS
What is this discussion about?
Lincoln MKS, Sedan
Nov 20, 2012 (3:42 pm)
I'm a petite mom of two boys looking for a nice comfortable car to cruise around town in while doing typical mom stuff, and after scrutinizing every car available, I think this is the car for me. I understand why the reviews criticize this car, but most of their negatives are plusses from my point of view. I like a drivers seat that fits me. I want a lot of room in my car. I want it to have power, but I don't plan on driving the autobahn; I need to be able to merge onto the highway, but once I'm there, I don't plan on driving crazy. MyLincolnTouch is the first tech-y instrument panel that makes logical sense to me and is also aesthetically pleasing.
By the way, I'm replacing a 2008 CTS that I love, but is a bit on the smallish side now that my kids are growing up. I wanted SOOOOOO much to like the XTS, but after driving it, there are too many things I hate about it, the most prominent being that it feels like you're riding a bicycle in a fat suit. The CUE system is awful, and the smudgy screen doesn't even look good in the showroom. I gave the ATS a try as well, and if I was looking to pay more for a smaller car than I did for my XTS and not even have as much power, well then I suppose it might make sense. Would have loved to have driven the 2.0L Turbo, but guess what - it's not available yet, and none of the reviews out here mention that. I get that I'm just a mom, but puleeze folks...we're not brain-dead. Don't even get me talking about Buicks...they are so overpriced. I've had my GM Mastercard since 1992 and I'm afraid I'm going to have to ditch it because GM doesn't make a car I want to buy.
BMWs, Audis, and Acuras aren't feminine enough for me. They aren't at all luxurious with all their hard black plastic dashes and ugly seats. And they ride roughly too. The A/C in the BMWs and Audis take an unacceptably long time to cool down the car in the Texas summer heat, which is a total deal-breaker.
Lexus is just weird these days. I had an ES 300 before my CTS, and it was a nice, comfortable, boring car. Now the dash is just messed up. The GS dash is worse. The LS is too pricey compared to the Lincoln.
I'm totally perplexed by the ratings given by ConsumerReports.org. I'm not sure what they're smoking over there - is the HQ in Colorado???
No one seems to be talking about how bad the customer service has gotten for the luxury car brands AFTER the sale. They ask you how far you're going to drive and to put gas in it when you return. Often they don't even put you in a luxury loaner...they send you over to Enterprise! That is NOT why I pay a premium price for my cars.
Volvo's S60 is a nice little car for the $$$, but I like the Lincoln better. That would be a smarter purchase from a depreciation/resale standpoint, but I'm going to buy the Lincoln MKS because I like it better.
It's a little scary buying a car no one else seems to want to buy, but I've always marched to the beat of my own drum...
Now, I'm bracing myself for any comments that follow. Let's keep it constructive, folks.
#2914 of 2980 Re: I like the new 2013 MKS [hey_tinkerbell]
Nov 21, 2012 (7:12 am)
Love your attitude, tinkerbell! You don't have to justify your car-buying decisions to anyone.
Based on your post, I think you will be quite happy with the 2013 MKS. I have a 2010 and have never regretted my purchase - in fact driving to and from work is often the best part of my day. The 2013 is much improved - better brakes, adjustable suspension, more sound insulation, better trunk access, etc.
Most people who bash the MKS have either never driven one at all - especially a 2013 - or they had issues with a 2009 model. Yes, some 2009s had issues - all correctable - but issues to be sure.
Really the only reason I chose not to replace my 2010 with a 2013 is that I think the control layout and user interface with MyLincoln Touch is a step backward from the regular Sync/Nav system and combination of touch-screen, knobs and voice commands of the earlier models.
Enjoy your purchase.
#2915 of 2980 Re: I like the new 2013 MKS [hey_tinkerbell]
Nov 22, 2012 (3:52 pm)
DO YOU WORK FORD? THIS READS LIKE A TERM PAPER FROM MARKETING 101.
#2916 of 2980 Re: I like the new 2013 MKS [brucelinc]
Nov 22, 2012 (4:41 pm)
Do you and Tinker Bell work for Ford? I mean Tinker Bell writes to criticize the supposed short comings of Lincoln's competitors while praising Lincoln's supposed virtues. Then you chiming in with praise for the 2013 MKS even though you drive a 2010 MKS It's great. It's classic marketing 101.
#2917 of 2980 Re: I like the new 2013 MKS [edward53]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 23, 2012 (6:28 am)
Actually, a class that taught people to market by creating two IDs, or working in tandem with another ID, to promote their product in a forums would be the WORST marketing class of all time. Ever. Of all time. It's not "classic" at all.
Your accusations are pointless & baseless. Please stop with the nonsense.
#2918 of 2980 Re: I like the new 2013 MKS [edward53]
Nov 23, 2012 (9:21 am)
I do not work for Ford...frankly they could not afford me.
I provided specific opinions and welcome any constructive comments expressing alternative viewpoints, that may help me in my new car search.
#2919 of 2980 I miss these features in our '11 MKS
Nov 26, 2012 (11:03 am)
1. Cornering lights
2. Pull down (non plastic) trunk lid
3. Light under the hood
4. Rear air shocks
5. Sound of the V8
However, I appreciate
1. Ecoboost engine performance
3. Superior sound system
4. Backup camera
5. Self parking feature
6. Paddle shifter
7. Adaptive Cruise
8. More comfortable front seats
#2920 of 2980 Re: I miss these features in our '11 MKS [euphonium]
Nov 26, 2012 (2:47 pm)
Oh, how do you feel about the minor stuff such as road feel ,handling, and breaking?
#2921 of 2980 Re: I miss these features in our '11 MKS [edward53]
Nov 26, 2012 (5:27 pm)
How do you feel about spelling?
#2922 of 2980 Re: I miss these features in our '11 MKS [akirby]
Nov 27, 2012 (1:15 am)
Typo on misspelling braking is my part . But again I don't need to hear from Ford's peanut gallery. Meanwhile you can continue with your delusion that any Ford based Lincoln is comparable in performance to Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Acura, Cadillac, Lexus, Infiniti , Buick, Chevrolet Impala and yet to be introduced rwd Caprice SS, and Hyundai's premium models. In fact, I read in Motor Trend today that the 2013 Fusion's handling is not as composed as the that of the model it's replacing. The testers found its handling to be retrograde as compared to the 2012 Fusion. But again, only Ford can make the old better than the new. The 2013 Fusion's platform is just another one in a long line of Ford's better cheaper ideas. What a Joke. That can only portend bad things for the 2013 Ford based Lincoln MKZ as well as all future Lincolns that will eventually share the same platform. Performance problems with this platform is probably the reason that the 2013 MKZ is not yet in show rooms. The suspicion is is that Ford is probably trying to mask the platform's design flaws before letting the automotive press put the MKZ through the wringer. It won't matter though because the problem is with the platform and no amount of suspension tuning is going to change that. All its problems will become apparent when pushed really hard when tested against its competitors in the premium field. I suspect if the Lincoln is pitted against another premium brand the premium brand will handle like a premium brand and The Lincoln will handle like a Ford on which it is based. If this is the best that Ford can offer with Lincoln, than woe is Lincoln. Just put a stake in its heart and call it dead.