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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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The "Handling Package" is now part of the configurator

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!

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Re: The "Handling Package" is now part of the configurator

LincolnFanFl,
I kinda doubt that the 'real' tech-team is working this week
so that info might've been put up by

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LincolnFanFl,
I kinda doubt that the 'real' tech-team is working this week
so that info might've been put up by

elves


I really hope so - but I had the same hope before when I though that it was just an error on "my" rear-sunshade. Turned out to be accurate as well. In addition to that, it's not only on the configurator - the "error" shows up here as well:

http://www.lincoln.com/cars/mkz/options/

In my opinion, this option is a gadget on such a car. And if they think they have better chances selling it on any trim other than the top, I wish them good luck - they'll need it..

I know for sure that other manufacturers offer packages on different trim lines as well - and if content of a specific package is already standard on a specific trim (in this case, the 19" painted wheels), they STILL offer the package - just without that specific feature and as compensation, at a lower price than on lower trims.

I guess that would be too difficult and complicated for these folks, huh?

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Re: The "Handling Package" is now part of the configurator

You live in Tampa and need heated rear seats and wheel? Remember it's summer tires with the handling package too. It's a "fair weather" combo? LOL

You could always talk to the dealer and see if they can do a special order.
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Re: The "Handling Package" is now part of the configurator

I hope this gets corrected

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Re: The "Handling Package" is now part of the configurator

Anybody else think the "Handling package" is a knee jerk reaction to getting caught stacking the deck with some review cars? LOL
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You live in Tampa and need heated rear seats and wheel? Remember it's summer tires with the handling package too. It's a "fair weather" combo? LOL
And what about the rear-sunshade? A summer-option and not available with the handling package..

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You could always talk to the dealer and see if they can do a special order.
I don't have high hopes when it comes to Ford/Lincoln and special orders. At least not yet.

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Anybody else think the "Handling package" is a knee jerk reaction to getting caught stacking the deck with some review cars? LOL
The way they implemented it, you're probably right.

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Anybody else think the "Handling package" is a knee jerk reaction to getting caught stacking the deck with some review cars? LOL

Nope....it was always going to be a package. I knew about this months ago.
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Nope....it was always going to be a package. I knew about this months ago.
If this is the case then its unfortunate that they weren't smart enough to pre-announce it rather then come out looking like fools!
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