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#3607 of 4170 Leaked photos and video of the 2013 Lincon MKZ
Mar 04, 2012 (7:38 pm)
2013 Lincoln MKZ Leaked - Bing Videos
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All I have to write is to click the above link and judge for yourself if the new 2013 Lincoln MKZ does not share resemblance to the 2013 Ford Fusion. So enough with the weasel words and long winded paragraphs trying to convince everyone that the new MKZ- or as we call it "MK Weezie"- does not share any sheet metal with the new Fusion. I will wait for the vitriol from the Ford folks because I pointed out their fibs.
#3608 of 4170 Re: Leaked photos and video of the 2013 Lincon MKZ [edward53]
Mar 04, 2012 (8:34 pm)
Your link doesn't work but the only thing I could find on bing.com was the concept vehicle. Here are side shots and they do NOT look alike to me or any other reasonable person. Aside from the fact that they both have 4 doors and 4 wheels.
Just admit that you will never like the MKZ because YOU know it shares a platform with the Fusion - regardless of what it actually looks like or how it actually performs or how the general buying public accepts it.
#3609 of 4170 Re: Leaked photos and video of the 2013 Lincon MKZ [akirby]
Mar 05, 2012 (7:39 am)
Hmmm....the front is entirely different, the rear is entirely different, the "C" pillar is completely different, the shoulder line is altogether different, the wheels are totally different, the accent line on the bottom of the doors is different, the curve of the roof meeting the rear deck is different.
Wait a minute! The dam* tires are the same color! Allen, the the heck is wrong with you? You must be blind not to see that these cars are indentical!
Mar 05, 2012 (8:25 am)
Personally I don't know which picture is what, but the upper one looks like something from GM. Where the hell are the door handles?
(That's a snipe at GM)
There are only so many ways you can package a vehicle toward the ends of economy. That is that it meets the needs of fuel economy, the needs of the buyer, and the needs of Ford to economically produce at a price point.
Here is hoping that dependability will be the main point is Ford's stable. As pointed out earlier, GM has real issues in that area and I know lifelong GM people that are now looking at Ford for the first time in their lives.
#3611 of 4170 Re: Photos [e_net_rider]
Mar 05, 2012 (9:13 am)
The top one is the MKZ concept. The production version will have a different rear and door handles.
#3612 of 4170 Re: Leaked photos and video of the 2013 Lincon MKZ [brucelinc]
Mar 05, 2012 (12:59 pm)
They don't share anything that I can see...not door glass, not any of the greenhouse or lower body, or any body details. They both use current styling trends, yes. But someone seems to have an axe to grind and is determined to grind it down until there is nothing left. Edward, you must be a fun guy at a party.
And get this...I admit to being one of Lincoln's harshest critics these past few years, but here I am actually defending Lincoln's effort here in a totally weasel-y way (not to mention being called Allen's partner...sparring partner maybe). This is all sort of funny, especially the vitriole. What fuels your continued rant?
BTW, there is no Toyota version of the Lexus IS, and there are no Nissan versions of Infiniti cars. However, the Lexus ES350 has been very successful using the same architecture as the Camry. The Audi TT and A3 and Q3 all share architecture with the VW Golf (a terrific design in its own right). An Audi and a Lamborghini share an architecture. The VW Phaeton and the Bentley Continental Flying Spur share architecture. The Buick Lacrosse and the Cadillac XTS share architecture, but no body or interior bits. The Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger use the same architecture. Heck, the Taurus and Explorer use the same architecture. Porsche and VW share some architecture.
But what am I doing? All this and more has been said before. It does not sway Edward. No matter what other models have been successful with platform sharing and differentiation, that does not matter. So I am done. We all have opinions. In the end it is all up to the marketplace.
#3613 of 4170 Re: Leaked photos and video of the 2013 Lincon MKZ [gregg_vw]
Mar 05, 2012 (2:09 pm)
What excites me more than the new body style - and complete departure from the look of the Fusion - is the new electronically controlled suspension. The previous MKZ not only looked like a Fusion but it drove and rode like one, too. That is not a terrible thing - the Fusion is a good driving car. However, one would expect the MKZ to be even better. The new CCD should help the MKZ meet or surpass expectations.
The new CCD suspension on the MKZ and MKS should go a long way toward providing a larger step up from their platform mates. I will be test driving a new MKS as soon as they are available to check out the difference in ride/handling compared to my 2010.
I have been very pleased with my MKS but it rides and drives no better than a new Taurus. In fact, both the MKS and the new Taurus ride more stiffly than my wife's 2008 Taurus. If the continually controlled damping and driver adjustability work as expected, both the MKS and MKZ should ride and handle better than previous versions.
#3614 of 4170 Re: Leaked photos and video of the 2013 Lincon MKZ [gregg_vw]
Mar 05, 2012 (6:21 pm)
not to mention being called Allen's partner
I thought you'd find that amusing.
#3615 of 4170 Re: Leaked photos and video of the 2013 Lincon MKZ [akirby]
Mar 05, 2012 (11:46 pm)