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Ford's (F) Lincoln brand has enjoyed a nice YTD: After being named a top five brand in J.D....

Ford's (F) Lincoln brand has enjoyed a nice YTD: After being named a top five brand in J.D. Power's annual auto dependability survey and topping two categories in Kelley Blue Book's best value rankings, Lincoln's MKZ luxury sedan is one of five to earn a top rank in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new crash test. Other models earning the crash-safety honor come from Volvo, Honda and Mazda.
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  • taxman100
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    The only real Lincoln was the Town Car. The new ones may have Lincoln badges, but they are not real Lincolns.


    You may as well buy a Ford, if owning vehicles engineered overseas is your sort of thing.
    9 Mar 2013, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • Tdot
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    Some say the only "real Ford" was the Model T. Or the Model A. And the only "real Chevy" was the '55. Times change, and we move on.


    You might have missed it, but the MkT limousine and taxi models now carry the Town Car badge.


    Have you actually driven a New Lincoln? If you are going only on pictures and specifications and other people's comments alone, you might be missing out on a grand opportunity. But suit yourself. Those '55 Chevys won't drive themselves.
    9 Mar 2013, 01:44 PM Reply Like
  • frogola
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    I remember driving old 60's and 70's cars then buying a 93 was quite a sweet shock moving into the future with front wheel drive and 6 way seats. maybe it's time for another.
    9 Mar 2013, 06:47 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS-2.0
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    The last real car, the LS was discontinued in 2006. Real luxury cars don't have both FWD and transverse mounted engines.


    While even Audi are foremost FWD converted to AWD, the engines are longitudinally mounted on all but the lowest models.


    The Towncar shared a platform with the Crown Vic, and Mercury Marquis. (ancient, body of frame construction) And like that car, all current Lincolns are all Badge engineered Fords. The same trouble GM got themselves in, in the 1980's.


    The LS was the last Car to not have a Ford badged equivalent, while it did share a modified,shortened, platform with the short lived, low volume Thunderbird, introduced in 2002.


    It also shared it's platform with the Jaguar S type of the same era.


    The LS was also, RWD with independent rear suspension, like all true luxury cars need, to be competitive in the segment.


    Even Hyundai nows this for crying out loud. (Genesis/Equis)


    Perhaps some day Lincoln will have a competitor to the Cadillac CTS or ATS.


    Until then it is a joke.


    BMW & Mercedes, Infinity & Lexus are not scared, I can assure you.
    11 Mar 2013, 04:54 AM Reply Like
  • Tdot
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    This reminds me of how, when they built the Titanic, it had to have four smoke stacks to be considered a "real" ocean liner. Certain folks equated the number of smoke stacks with power and speed and luxury.


    She was originally designed with only three stacks, but a fourth non-functional stack was added, as little more than a decoration, to satisfy the purists.


    Good times were had by all on that ship.
    11 Mar 2013, 07:48 AM Reply Like
  • Sixty2nds
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    Lincoln is where the real leverage in F can be found.
    11 Mar 2013, 07:00 AM Reply Like
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