Last post on Dec 28, 2011 at 3:11 PM
You are in the Lincoln LS
What is this discussion about?
Lincoln LS, Sedan
#68 of 73 Re: 2001 - 80,000 miles, $3800 [nvbanker]
Dec 23, 2011 (12:24 pm)
I don't understand why everyone says that Lincoln must be saved immediately. The fact that Ford is comfortably profitable and most stand alone Lincoln dealers are now co-owned by Ford dealers means Ford can take its time to fix Lincoln the right way - from the ground up.
#69 of 73 Re: 2001 - 80,000 miles, $3800 [akirby]
Dec 27, 2011 (9:58 am)
Well.....hadn't actually thought about that - you make a good point. What's the rush, really..... They don't make a bad car at all, just not world class luxury or performance, they can carry on that way indefinitely, I guess. Probably won't win me back, although I will say, I'm very happy with my 12 Explorer, if Lincoln would make a version of a vehicle like it, I would buy it. The only reason I bought the Explorer version was that Lincoln doesn't make anything in that form right now, the MkT is awfully ugly to me, and I don't care for the Flex anyway, too much a station wagon. The MKX has no 3rd seat. Not a fan of the Edge/MKX anyway. Explorer was my only Ford choice, and I strongly dislike GM. Pilot is tinny, and Honda-quirky, Like Toyota, but wife doesn't, so Explorer won. - Again.
#70 of 73 Re: 2001 - 80,000 miles, $3800 [nvbanker]
Dec 27, 2011 (11:51 am)
It's been just over a year since Ford made the commitment to Lincoln. You expect them to fix everything overnight?
#71 of 73 Re: 2001 - 80,000 miles, $3800 [akirby]
Dec 28, 2011 (2:42 pm)
Of course not - but I AM worried that with Mullaly leaving, that the "comittment" to Lincoln may be forgotten again - Bill Ford does not like Lincoln, which was apparent when Nasser was fired, and the direction of Lincoln being part of the PAG, and going in the pathway of the LS was immediately reversed. Will the guy tapped to replace Mullaly stretch to rebuild Lincoln? What do you think? You're much closer.....
#72 of 73 Re: 2001 - 80,000 miles, $3800 [nvbanker]
Dec 28, 2011 (3:00 pm)
Mulally isn't leaving anytime soon. I don't think Bill dislikes Lincoln - I just think the priorities were different in the past with PAG. Now it's just Ford and Lincoln.
#73 of 73 Re: 2001 - 80,000 miles, $3800 [akirby]
Dec 28, 2011 (3:11 pm)
Reassuring. You'd wonder why I care so much, since I now drive a Lexus (although I always keep a Ford SUV around, used to be Lincoln or Mercury), but for some reason, after 16 good years in Lincolns, I am still attached. For several reasons, I'm rooting for Lincoln to make a comeback to the glory of 1961 - 2005.