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You are in the Lincoln MKS
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Lincoln MKS, Sedan
#487 of 2980 Re: engines [rockylee]
Oct 12, 2006 (12:03 pm)
As you know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I cannot see sexy beast in the MKS. Actually, few sedans from anywhere in the world look "sexy" to me. I think the Mercedes CKS550 has real panache and stands out in a crowd. The Audi A8, the new Bentley sedan, the proposed Jaguar S-Type and XJ sedans for 2009 and 2010, the current Maserati sedan, and the 2007 Volvo S80 while not "sexy beasts" are pretty close. The Paris auto show had a whole spate of sedan concepts, many from brands we don't see here (Citoen, Alfa, Peugeot, Opel, etc.) which are creative standouts.
BTW, I also think the Saturn Aura is a total standout for its class. Saturn will look better going forward, due to teh European influence.
I am waiting to see what modifications have been made to the MKS, but as it was, it was porky, derivative and too, too careful...and without any dientifiable Lincoln DNA.
#488 of 2980 Re: engines [gregg_vw]
Oct 12, 2006 (12:08 pm)
Okay, I was curiously wondering what you thought and why. Yeah, to me both the MKZ and MKS girls are SEXY BEASTS
P.S. So is the 07' S80
#489 of 2980 Re: engines [rockylee]
Oct 12, 2006 (12:08 pm)
The critics say it looks just like any other Japanese car and doesn't distinguish itself.
What they would prefer is something more like the Continental concept car - something more American.
I happen to think they can have it both ways - build the MKS to compete with the hi-tech Japanese models and build a RWD Continental with a big American V8 to appeal to the traditional American muscle car crowd. Of course the latter requires an all new RWD platform that doesn't yet exist, but I think that's where they need to go long term.
#490 of 2980 Re: engines [akirby]
Oct 12, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Now that would make a great Continental
That also is a SEXY BEAST
P.S. Thanx for the pics akirby. Also gregg, the Maseratti sedan has always been a SEXY BEAST.
#491 of 2980 Re: engines [rockylee]
Oct 12, 2006 (1:38 pm)
I agree with akirby. Give the public both. Then Rocky can have his pudgy looking, but high tech front drive sedan with AWD added on--and with its unfashionably long overhangs (203" on a mere 114" wheelbase...sorry Rocky, couldn't resist), and some of us can have a car like the big wow factor Continental with rear drive, long wheelbase and tidy overhangs.
#492 of 2980 Re: engines [gregg_vw]
Oct 12, 2006 (2:04 pm)
Yes, that is the best way to do it. I'll take the 350 hp Twin-Turbo V-6, and you guys can have you 4.0 Duratec V-6 rated at 201hp. with a option of a 5.4 300 hp. 3-legged mule. Sorry gregg, I couldn't resist
I'll VIP at the country club, while y'all VIP at the Bingo halls. J/K
#493 of 2980 Re: engines [rockylee]
Oct 12, 2006 (3:00 pm)
rocky, i saw your posts on the s80 forum. yamaha has been making incredible engines for ford, on and off, since 1989. what were you driving back then? i was driving an sho which had a yami with a 7200 redline, 5 speed manual.
#494 of 2980 Re: engines [explorerx4]
Oct 12, 2006 (4:06 pm)
I was driving my bike back then I was only a 4th grader, but do remember the SHO's.
#495 of 2980 Re: engines [rockylee]
Oct 12, 2006 (5:36 pm)
don't 'diss the yami's and i won't 'diss your schwinn.
#496 of 2980 Re: engines [rockylee]
Oct 13, 2006 (4:50 am)
Of course I wouldn't buy a car with thje engine choices you offer. However, if the Conti has a 4.2 L V8 with 320 hp normally aspirated and 400+ turboed, then they have a customer. Heck, I'd even take the TT V6, as long as they put it in the Conti body's distinctive, modern, standout looks that remind no one of Japanese wannabe. I'd then do a contest any day to see who gets the most attention at the country club (if we have to go to that tired old venue).