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Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKX
#4040 of 4409 Re: I saw something today [steve_]
Feb 26, 2013 (6:51 am)
Are they going to make an extended wheelbase XTS? One would think the Chrysler 300 would make for a natural limo conversion car as it still employs RWD.
#4041 of 4409 Re: I saw something today [lemko]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 26, 2013 (7:00 am)
You know, I think the trend these days is luxury small rigs. The kids don't want big gas sucking behemoths but they do want the gadgets.
For example, look at the MB CLA-Class.
The limo companies will just have to start stretching their own rigs. There's plenty of long Hummer limos around and I've seen a stretched Suburban or two.
#4042 of 4409 Re: I saw something today [lemko]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:05 am)
Good God, yet another fine car nameplate being dragged through the mud! Why don't they call it what it is - A TOWN TRUCK!
In reality, the Lincoln Town Car wasn't a town car at all. A true town car had an open driver compartment.
As for the MKT Town Car - it's marketing son...
#4043 of 4409 Re: I saw something today [lemko]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:08 am)
Are they going to make an extended wheelbase XTS?
Cadillac is offering versions of the XTS to the professional vehicle industry that are ready for extending. The XTS-L can be stretched up to 8", the XTS Limo can be stretched up to 80". There is also an XTS Hearse that can be converted.
#4044 of 4409 Re: Lincoln MKX [e_net_rider]
Feb 26, 2013 (9:16 am)
e net rider: I did not mean to become so divergent, merely point out Lincoln the man has nothing to do with cars.
Lincoln was named for Abraham Lincoln. Henry M. Leland, who founded Lincoln, greatly admired Abraham Lincoln. When he had the chance to start a new car company, he chose to name the firm after him.
#4045 of 4409 Re: Lincoln MKX [keystonecarfan]
Feb 26, 2013 (10:05 am)
And an interesting side note is that Leland founded both Cadillac and Lincoln.
Feb 28, 2013 (3:59 pm)
And another interesting fact is that Henry named his second car (Cadillac being his first) after the first President he had ever voted for.
#4047 of 4409 Re: I saw something today [lemko]
Feb 28, 2013 (4:11 pm)
One would think the Chrysler 300 would make for a natural limo conversion car as it still employs RWD.
There is a ton more (literally) engineering that goes into a Limo than a regular sedan - and the pre-production Limo has reinforced frames, extended cabling and wiring harnesses, bare interiors heavy duty components ready made for stretching, and warrantied by the manufacturer for such modification if done within the given parameters of the warranty. The base car is "prepared" for the stretch, as opposed to the normal Sedan sold to us. To my knowledge, Fiat/Chrysler doesn't offer a "Limo-ready" car for stretching. Ford is offering the MKT now, and some are being made - but I'm disappointed in them. They just don't look like a limo should to me. The old Town Car did. In fact, it looked better as a Limo (actually what it was DESIGNED to be) than a regular sedan to me.
GM is smart to try to take this market from Ford-if there was ever an opportunity - this would be it. The 300 would be a nice replacement as well, if it were engineered to be one. Someone ought to get in there, because I hear Lexus is preparing to offer the LS in Limo-ready form.
#4048 of 4409 Another month lost
Mar 03, 2013 (8:33 am)
Lincoln's February sales were down the most of any brand. At least they doubled the sales of MKZs from January. But they did outsell Volvo by 14 units, and sold more units than Fiat. A few more than the Mini brand too.
And the Ford brand continues to take up the slack for the company.
#4049 of 4409 Maybe to the land of weird
Mar 04, 2013 (4:47 am)
Yesterday I got the message to run the tests and send report, I chose yes.
Later that day my wife and I got home and I parked in drive. I lock vehicle via the keypad which has been having an anomaly for quite a while now. That is it don't always work on first, second, third, or more tries, but does eventually.
A few hours later my wife noticed a window open which certainly was not so when I shut down. I went and checked. The driver door was unlocked and all four windows were fully down. WTF? Anybody have an idea what is going on?
I had crazy things happening with the 11 Lacrosse as well. On that one I was very suspicious that it had something to do with that GM system where they can send code to your vehicle, unauthorized code! You know they have the capability to unlock, start and stop, and likely much more via their system whether you subscribe or not.