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One thing that I really like about the Volvo and also many other premium/luxury vehicles is the ability to mix/match interior colors and wood tones. Lincoln really needs to give the buyer more choice in configuring interior color combinations. Lincoln does have a pretty complete list of exterior colors compared with the competition.

It seems to me that buyers in this price range like to personalize their cars to suit themselves. Why not offer the various interior colors that they do now and let the buyer choose whether they prefer glossy walnut, open pore ash, jade, or aluminum trim? The Black Label interiors offer no more buyer choice than the regular models.
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One thing that I really like about the Volvo and also many other premium/luxury vehicles is the ability to mix/match interior colors and wood tones. Lincoln really needs to give the buyer more choice in configuring interior color combinations. Lincoln does have a pretty complete list of exterior colors compared with the competition.

It seems to me that buyers in this price range like to personalize their cars to suit themselves. Why not offer the various interior colors that they do now and let the buyer choose whether they prefer glossy walnut, open pore ash, jade, or aluminum trim? The Black Label interiors offer no more buyer choice than the regular models.
Agreed. Lincoln can be a bit like Apple when it comes to customization.
But then again, too much customization can be a bad thing too.

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Yikes, that made my eyes hurt! Agreed that there has to be some limits to customer's bad tastes!
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I think how BMW does it is best

You choose a leather color from their selection then you choose an insert being different shades of wood or carbon fiber or aluminum. BL should really be like that but ideally the whole lineup should be like that. It would help them stand out more instead of forcing your hand.
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Just took 2 Continentals and 1 MKZ3.0T for a long detailed test drive yesterday in Santa Monica. I have pics and impressions that I will be posting this evening when I'm home from work!
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More great reviews!

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don't think it's been posted yet...
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by Peter Valdes-Dapena @
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This is not your grandpa's Lincoln Continental
It's been a long time since Lincoln Motor Co., Ford's luxury division, has been considered a real luxury car contender. Well, it might be time to start considering it again...

... And the Continental was not the only thing Lincoln has rolled lately that has impressed me. The Lincoln MKC and MKX crossover SUVs are both legitimate luxury vehicles that seem well worth their price tags. They look good, sound good and drive nicely.

I also recently spent time in the new Lincoln MKZ. I had been especially skeptical of that car since the last version had failed to impress me. This time, with just a few but significant changes, engineers and designers made the MKZ into a true contender.

Does this mean that Lincoln is nailing it every time and that these vehicles are all as good as the best you could get? Maybe not. And a lot of that, of course, depends on your personal taste. But it does mean that Lincoln, once again, is a luxury brand worth taking seriously.
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The Volvo interiors are more 'functional', hard and cold as compared with Lincoln that is more soft and worm...comfortable.

But the sales tell the real story. with the S90 barely able to move 200 units monthly. And this is after 5 months on sale. Volvo's primary sales niche was tied to safety, but Tesla took that crown away and raised the bar so high, there is no way Volvo can reach it with a big combustion engine in front of the driver.

Then there is the issue of the minimalist approach to a luxury car. The idea of paying more to get less is not working out well for Volvo, when so many luxury automaker are offer more for more.
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I like Volvo.
A lot!!

Trouble is, I like Lincoln better.
And it's American.
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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).

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