Thanks 2b2 for the welcome.
Thanks 2b2 for the welcome.
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this time we're talking basing the Conti on an extended-length Ford, not the midsize Fusion
& (had to look up the old specs)
Conti had only 3" more wlb but a whopping, nearly foot'n'half more length
*IF* my Rwd idea is right (major if)
the length of both would be close to 200"
but the Lincoln's frontend would be reconfigured for several inches longer wlb than the Taurus to accommodate(actually take advantage of) the longitudinal engine placement - while hopefully reducing front overhang!
- Lincoln won't be ready for that kind of in-house direct competition
- I don't see the need for that many cars of that size ever again
- imho Mercs need to embrace their (inherent imho) 'alternative' nature
Last edited by 2b2; 01-02-2013 at 12:32 AM. Reason: late edit: actually take advantage of (the longitudinal engine placement)
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Got a great look at the new MKC today.
Should sell well.
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I think MKC.
Did not say, just a pic.
It's not radical at all, which I expected. It's pretty much what you would expect it to look like, starting with the Escape. A bit MKT in back and MKZ in front. It all works nicely.
If they can sell just 1/3 of the Escapes with this, that alone will more than double Lincoln sales.
SRX sells about 6K per month. That is 1/3 of ALL of Cadillac sales. But I expect good sales from MKZ too.
Here's hopin'. Lincoln needs to kill the stodgy perception that keeps haunting them. It's kind of deserved/earned, unfortunately, so rethinking the brand is inevitable.
There are a few people who are strangely deeply opposed to both rwd and a personal "specialty" car from Lincoln...but if Lincoln had the success to do something "MKR"-ish or whatever, I think that'd be a good thing.
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All they need is solid products that sell, maintaining great quality, and most of all, great service. Think about luxury brands and who uses the dealers, and that is pretty much everyone. Not like a Ford or Chevy, where people are doing things themselves. Lincoln needs to impress the customer, and I think they have a good plan for that.