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Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKX
#4169 of 4178 As there are different person with different reasons
May 20, 2013 (11:07 am)
Those who can afford the SLR camera often use a PAS because their interest is not photography. Those who just want to get from A to B lean to Fusions & Foci while the car guy will drive the sportyist vehicle he can finance.
Submit to the limit.
#4170 of 4178 Other CEO rides...
May 21, 2013 (6:54 am)
Bill Gates' daily driver is said to be an old Lexus LS400.
Ross Perot's car was an early 1980s Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency.
Sam Walton drove an old Ford F-150.
My wife's boss is chaufferred around in a Lexus LS460L.
May 24, 2013 (5:13 am)
"Lincoln will grow in 2017. The Aviator name will come back..., a new Navigator will arrive, as will two cars called MKM and MKA."
That is a full three to four model years from now, but it does indicate that the new new Lincoln Motor Company team has finally gotten the memo that they need to pump much greater resources into their products if they are to be competitive, a hard lesson Cadillac learned earlier. Unfortunately, it takes three years to do a significant line-up revamp. But they are on the right road now.
An aside: beginning to see some MKZs on the road. In the metal, I think the Fusion actually has better looks.
#4172 of 4178 Re: From Autoweek [gregg_vw]
May 24, 2013 (10:10 am)
That's why I bought the Fusion instead. I actually like it better. The MKZ nose needs to look more like the MKC concept.
Don't put a lot of stock in that article. Insiders are saying it's full of inaccuracies, although everyone agrees an Aviator is coming.
#4173 of 4178 Re: The Fact That . . . [lemko]
May 27, 2013 (5:03 pm)
I can see a vast gulf between the quality of the leather in the Grand Marquis vs. my 2007 Cadillac DTS
Really? Cadillac vs. Mercury? Shouldn't the Cadillac be "top of the line"?
#4174 of 4178 Re: Perception vs. Reality [hpmctorque]
May 27, 2013 (5:18 pm)
Excellent topic: I'm in Vegas, and I'm a CEO and I drive a Lexus LS460. But, just for kicks, here's a comparison - so what do you think the difference is?
2 Women CEOs of major Vegas Hotel/Resorts - one drives a Rolls (has 2 of them, convertible Corniche and a Silver something, both recent models). The other drives a Honda Element. I know them both, and have asked them both. The difference is: The one cares, the other just doesn't care about cars or image.
Two friends (CEOs) of mine, (major corporations, a CEO can own a new stand too) - one drives a Cadillac DTS, the other an Audi Q7. They both "like" cars, but neither want to be that high profile. I find a lot of my friends who have "really made it", actually try to downplay their profile a bit, while those who are just trying, or really don't have the success, fame or means, are the ones trying to show off. Hollywierd celebs and rappers excluded.
#4175 of 4178 Re: Perception vs. Reality [nvbanker]
May 27, 2013 (7:27 pm)
Late model Rolls Corniche and Silver Spur . They must really be late as the Corniche was discontinued in 1996 and the Silver Spur in 1998. My family has owned a few tool an die companies since 1936. Well a gentleman who was an employee of the company since the company's founding retired in 1976 after over 40 yrs of service. My father bought him as a retirement gift a silver over black Rolls Carmague which at that time cost over 44k and he also paid all of the taxes on it for him. His Grandson now has the vehicle with only 53000 plus well maintained miles on it. He's thinking about putting it up for auction in January with the Jackson Barret Co . So, if anyone is looking for a collectible vehicle of which only 506 total were made, contact Jackson Barret for a catalog of available vehicles for the January auction.
#4176 of 4178 Re: Perception vs. Reality [edward53]
May 27, 2013 (7:40 pm)
My father bought him as a retirement gift a silver over black Rolls Carmague . . .
Something tells me that I would have walked over broken glass to have worked for your dad. That kind of loyalty still exists, but it's rare and will probably be entirely gone in the next few years.
I joined my company 45 years ago and came back to stay in 1980. I am beyond odd in today's environment, but I still appreciate working with people who've been here for awhile.
#4177 of 4178 Re: Perception vs. Reality [edward53]
May 27, 2013 (8:05 pm)
Ooh the Camargue, weird car, but I kind of like them - maybe because the first large scale model car I received as a kid was a white Camargue made by Bburago. Kind of unloved, but I could see a nice one bringing 50K or so to the right person, especially if two people want it.