Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Re: 2017 Continental Reviews
So I can add my 2 cents to the Continental.
I went back to the Lincoln dealer that I did the MKX Date Night at to check out the MKX again, and they had plenty of Continentals on hand, so I took the opportunity to take one for a test drive.
Said model was a Premier model, and I'm not sure if it really had any options. That said, even the base model is very nice inside and out. Material quality appeared excellent, and fit and finish was very good. The espresso swirl wood trim looks fantastic, and is an open pore wood, which I like. The seats....wow. This model had just the standard 10-way seats, but they were VERY comfortable. I found myself not wanting to get out of them, and would love having such a comfortable seat on my commute every day. It had the standard 3.7L V6. As with the MKX, it performed well....nothing special necessarily, but performed well and will be perfectly adequate for most buyers. I'm sure both the 2.7 and obviously the 3.0 would be much more fun. The car drove very well. The ride was smooth and composed. I didn't really get a chance to take it through any twisties, but had no reason to believe it wasn't capable in the corners.
I was also able to sit in a Reserve model inside the showroom which had the 30-way power seats, and they were very comfortable as well, and it was interesting to see how they can be articulated in so many ways....the massage function would also be very welcome on my commute.
I didn't look at every model they had, but I did not see a model equipped with the rear seat package, so I can't comment on that, but in the models I did sit, the back seats were very comfortable and there was plenty of leg room. I did see a model with the Jade interior. It was not as green as it looks in pictures. Without a reference, it almost looked tan, aside from seeing the greenish wood, I would not have known.
Overall, while I liked the Continental before, after driving it, experiencing it, seeing the interior, etc., I'm sold.......I've never been a sedan person, but it has me considering it if I were able to make it work price wise.
Oh, and the new Midnight Sapphire Blue color looks fantastic on any of the cars (I saw it on the Continental and MKZ, and I know it goes on the others for 2017).
2009 Ford Flex Limited w/ AWD
Light Ice Blue/White Suede Roof | Med. Lt. Stone Interior | Vista Roof
2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Lightning Blue | Black Top | Black Interior
Last edited by rmc523; 11-07-2016 at 09:26 PM.