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  • 12-29-2012, 11:23 AM
    2b2

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    If they do I hope it replaces the MKT all together and leaves the MKT as a fleet only vehicle
    (as Andrew well knows...)
    I agree ...actually sorta-want to kill the MKT asap
    (don't believe it's profitable, IS a distraction & an image-downer)
    &
    having it's MKPeoplemover function taken over by the ultralight-F150-based nextgen Navi on the larger-side
    &
    some kind of Aviator on the smaller-side (those may or may not be related)
    &
    producing a new "LTC"/TownCar-sedan successor
  • 12-29-2012, 07:11 AM
    Andrew L

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    Quote Originally Posted by germeezy1 View Post
    Aside from the questionable exterior aesthetics I find this vehicle one of the more appealing Lincoln vehicles, and I hope that a significantly differentiated Explorer based SUV can be created to replace the Aviator.
    If they do I hope it replaces the MKT all together and leaves the MKT as a fleet only vehicle
  • 12-29-2012, 12:43 AM
    germeezy1

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    Aside from the questionable exterior aesthetics I find this vehicle one of the more appealing Lincoln vehicles, and I hope that a significantly differentiated Explorer based SUV can be created to replace the Aviator.
  • 12-19-2012, 06:06 AM
    T'Cal

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    Make it so!
  • 12-18-2012, 10:28 AM
    2b2

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    ^ I remember reading the main difficulty was making the steering mechanism switchable (R>L) with the Barra 4.0 straight six, AM222
    which
    along with the new platform (hopefully) won't be so hard with the EB's
  • 12-18-2012, 03:24 AM
    AM222

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    Andrew, from everything I've read,
    the "FG" Territory AND Falcon were "LHD-preserved".
    I interpret that to mean that
    - in addition to being designed so that nothing about the vehicles PROHIBITED them building LHD versions
    - they finished 90%+ of the LHD design work ... sitting on a shelf downunder.

    I'm convinced the platform *is* LHD capable - tho they might have to modify the assemblyline to build them that way.
    I remember reading an article a few years back that since the Falcon platform is RHD only, it didn't have room to accomodate a LHD steering column/mechanism (supposedly something was blocking its path or something like that.)
    I guess that's not much of an issue anymore since Ford is developing a new RWD platform that can accomodate LHD (next Mustang, future RWD Lincoln).
  • 12-17-2012, 02:15 PM
    2b2

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    If only that platform was LHD capable.
    Andrew, from everything I've read,
    the "FG" Territory AND Falcon were "LHD-preserved".
    I interpret that to mean that
    - in addition to being designed so that nothing about the vehicles PROHIBITED them building LHD versions
    - they finished 90%+ of the LHD design work ... sitting on a shelf downunder.

    I'm convinced the platform *is* LHD capable - tho they might have to modify the assemblyline to build them that way.
  • 12-17-2012, 04:32 AM
    Andrew L

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    Quote Originally Posted by T'Cal View Post
    Trim out the Territory as the next Lincoln Aviator with the 3.7L V6 standard and EB3.5 V6 optional.
    If only that platform was LHD capable.
  • 12-15-2012, 02:04 PM
    T'Cal

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    Trim out the Territory as the next Lincoln Aviator with the 3.7L V6 standard and EB3.5 V6 optional.
  • 12-14-2012, 09:29 PM
    LincolnFanFl

    Re: 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    I also think the new grille makes it look a lot better, but overall it is still odd looking.
    The MKT has basically every feature you can think of. Unfortunately, it is no option for me due to its appearance (exterior). It's the only Lincoln in the current line-up I wouldn't want to drive - or in other words, would have a bad feeling driving it.
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