The "Handling Package" is now showing up on the 2013 MKZ online configuartor.
"The Handling Package includes:
19" Performance summer-only P245/40R19 tires
19" Polished Aluminum Wheels with Painted Pockets
Unique sport tuning on Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) suspension and Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)"
What I don't understand: If the info is accurate, you can't get that package on the Preferred - only
on the Reserve. Excuse my language, but WTF??
I really hope whoever is in charge is not as stupid as it seems - IF this is indeed accurate. I hate compromises on cars in this category. "Either/or" is not the solution - it must be "and"!!
I simply don't understand why I can't get a Handling Package with a power rear-sunshade, a 110V outlet, heated rear-seats and a heated steering-wheel. Please, guys, tell me where the conflict between those features is because I simply can't see any..
And yes, I do know that the Preferred already comes with the wheels that are part of that package - but why is it so hard to offer the same package on the Preferred - but for a little less $$ since the wheels are the same? Maybe I wouldn't complain if I could simply switch tires on a Preferred and call it a day - but I have no idea how I should retro-fit this part:
Unique sport tuning on Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) suspension and Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
I think it's time to write them a nice letter before they keep on messing up my favorite car!
Sorry for the rant.