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You have to admire what is quite possibly the biggest Ford troll on the internet, that we are occasionally privy too.
Hey, credit where it's due, I always say.

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The same reason why you haven't seen SS vs. Shelby GT350 comparos and MT threatened to use rental Fords for upcoming tests: Ford is unwilling to put it's products up for third-party evaluation because they know there's a good chance they'll look bad relative to the competition.

Seriously. Even a publication as mild as CR has already pointed out that this car is octane-sensitive and short on headroom relative to its size. Give it to C/D in a comparo with, say, a CT6 and a Genesis G90 and it'll quite possibly get killed.
Dude are you getting paid for the trolling that you do, I mean come ON man, Ford could make the perfect automobile, and you'd still find a way to degrade it. And the sad thing is I can't tell if you post these things for click bait or if you genuinely hate Ford this much
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wow...just reading the first reviews of the CT6 from C&D with quite a few dings. Now this review was done in January, when first sales were recorded in March.

"The CT6 feels like a car created on paper, intellectualized, and market researched, but never ruled by passion."

"Take a look at the front grille, handsome and strong. And then the rear. It's generic and altogether safe and unprovocative. It's as if the company designed for two different customers — and neither are likely to be totally satisfied."

"The CT6's suspension isn't as fully baked as Cadillac's engineers seem to believe. Tight turns feel like work, and carrying any real rolling speed translates into an irksome push."

"The CT6 had the chance to really push competitors and even dim the hopes of newcomers like the Lincoln Continental. On those counts, it doesn't really deliver."


What I would like Lincoln to do is a series of ads with actual customers and their review of the New Continental, from a real customer/consumer's perspective. Because even looking at the CT6 review, it's really from the perspective of a non-customer, who most likely is not even the target market for the product. Which makes that review much less valuable.
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wow...just reading the first reviews of the CT6 from C&D with quite a few dings. Now this review was done in January, when first sales were recorded in March.

"The CT6 feels like a car created on paper, intellectualized, and market researched, but never ruled by passion."


I have not tested the CT6 yet but I definitely feel this way about the car. It seems that Cadillac has to a degree "lost its soul" and is looking in the wrong place for it. Its clear that Lincoln on the other hand understands what made it great in the past and what will make it great in the future; and seems to be emphasizing those characteristics with modern enhancement. Even the names Continental and CT6 are indicative of each brands direction. Continental evokes presence and pedigree while CT6 invokes a cold and technical feel. I really do hope that Cadillac finds its way again because when Lincoln and Cadillac are thriving it benefits all American brands. Perhaps getting rid of Johan de Knowitall would be a great start.


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Dude are you getting paid for the trolling that you do, I mean come ON man, Ford could make the perfect automobile, and you'd still find a way to degrade it. And the sad thing is I can't tell if you post these things for click bait or if you genuinely hate Ford this much
I cite third-party sources. There is no hate on my side of the argument, only facts.

The hate comes from the leg-humpers who mistake PR for news and put personal attacks before facts.

Hey, all you gotta do is crack open a magazine. Everybody knows.
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hey doom, if you are not trolling, then can you explain why you dumped on Mustang in this Continental thread, here at FIN....in addition to many other unrelated threads in (2) other sites that I know of?

Any reason?

Did not think so. You are spreading your hate for Ford, and you have been doing just that for over 10 years, that I know of.

And how typical to blame those who are tired of it, for your nonstop BS.

You are the master troll. Nobody can deny you that. Hey, embrace it.

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wow...just reading the first reviews of the CT6 from C&D with quite a few dings. Now this review was done in January, when first sales were recorded in March.

"The CT6 feels like a car created on paper, intellectualized, and market researched, but never ruled by passion."

"Take a look at the front grille, handsome and strong. And then the rear. It's generic and altogether safe and unprovocative. It's as if the company designed for two different customers — and neither are likely to be totally satisfied."

"The CT6's suspension isn't as fully baked as Cadillac's engineers seem to believe. Tight turns feel like work, and carrying any real rolling speed translates into an irksome push."

"The CT6 had the chance to really push competitors and even dim the hopes of newcomers like the Lincoln Continental. On those counts, it doesn't really deliver."


What I would like Lincoln to do is a series of ads with actual customers and their review of the New Continental, from a real customer/consumer's perspective. Because even looking at the CT6 review, it's really from the perspective of a non-customer, who most likely is not even the target market for the product. Which makes that review much less valuable.
But those ads need to feel real. Not like the "Hipsters Who Were Paid to Say this Car looks like a BMW or Whatever Luxury Brand", I mean, "Real People Not Actors", from Chevrolet.
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