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Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKX
#3812 of 4172 Re: LSes on Craigslist [hpmctorque]
Nov 06, 2012 (6:46 am)
COPs (coil on plugs) and the hydraulic cooling fan (00-02 only) are expensive and/or difficult. Some trannys have to be rebuilt but that's not widespread.
Other common cheaper failures are window regulators and seat heater elements.
#3813 of 4172 Re: LSes on Craigslist [akirby]
Nov 06, 2012 (10:16 am)
Thanks. These potentially problematic items should be factored into the buying decision, but they don't seem like deal breakers, considering LS prices.
In terms of the car itself, the LS seems like a better car than the Cadillac Catera. Maybe much better.
#3814 of 4172 Re: LSes on Craigslist [hpmctorque]
Nov 06, 2012 (11:33 am)
Way better from a driving standpoint (and looks IMO). As long as you know what to expect you won't be disappointed.
#3815 of 4172 Re: LSes on Craigslist [akirby]
Nov 06, 2012 (12:22 pm)
This was like comparing the MKZ pre-2013 to the CTS, only the other way around. The LS was vastly superior to the Catera. The Catera was almost laughable, but Cadillac had nothing else at the time to go up against the LS.
#3816 of 4172 Re: LSes on Craigslist [gregg_vw]
Nov 06, 2012 (12:35 pm)
The daffy duck commercials didn't help much.
#3817 of 4172 Re: LSes on Craigslist [akirby]
Nov 06, 2012 (12:57 pm)
The daffy duck commercials. . .
Nice touch to not capitalize the two Ds. The commercials did include a duck and, to many viewers, they were daffy.
I thought they were okay, which is probably part of why I was willing to go all-in on the LS. Maybe a U.S. manufacturer can make a competitive sedan that doesn't drive like a boat, or maybe not. It didn't drive like a boat, but it sure as hell turned out to be non-competitive -- cost over sell doesn't work most times.
Live and learn.
#3818 of 4172 Re: LSes on Craigslist [cdnpinhead]
Nov 06, 2012 (1:43 pm)
I actually thought it was daffy but now I see it was "ziggy". Still stupid.
Remember the LS commercial? Wood. Leather. Adrenaline.
Still one of the neatest commercials ever IMO.
#3819 of 4172 the next thing
by steve_ HOST
Nov 09, 2012 (7:47 am)
Another story disecting Ford's effort to revitalize Lincoln.
"We are not going to make a big box with a cappuccino machine," Farley notes, "our ambition is to produce something very personal, because emerging customers are more reflective and interested in authenticity, rather than showing off how much they have."
Ford on quest to revive Lincoln (Detroit News)
#3820 of 4172 Re: the next thing [steve_]
Nov 09, 2012 (9:54 am)
That could be interpreted in numerous ways. Elegant language, but just what does it mean?
#3821 of 4172 Re: the next thing [hpmctorque]
Nov 09, 2012 (11:00 am)
It just means they aren't building a new Town Car and they'll be concentrating on small to mid-sized vehicles first. Nothing more.