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What Is Important to You in a Town Car Redesign?

1) Design a new Lincoln Town Car to effectively compete with the forthcoming Cadillac DT7 (currently the DTS). Cadillac is combining the STS and DTS to be its large rwd luxury sedan. This may mean a high-output V-6 rwd sedan slotted above the forthcoming MKS as Lincoln's new flagship. A longer wheelbase and shorter overall length would reduce the curb weight while preserving the interior room of the current Town Car.

2) With all Lincolns, refinement and low NVH (noise, vibration, & harshness) levels should be prime design objectives and the Lexus LS 460 and Mercedes Benz S-Class should serve as the benchmarks in these areas. Consumer Reports has (unfairly?) criticized the engine noise and ride of the Town Car in its “Buyer’s Guides.” Although quality is an issue with the 2000-06 Mercedes Benz S-Class models, the ride comfort in these vehicles is outstanding and Ford may want to “reverse engineer” the S500 suspension and use the design in the new Town Car.

3) I would like a six disc CD/Mp3 player. The plug in offered for MP3 players is great, but it should also recharge the player while it’s operating. I have to take the player out of the car and plug it into my laptop in order to charge it. Better yet, make a 10-20 gigabyte hard drive with a USB port standard in the car and allow direct downloading from a laptop or from CDs containing MP3 files.

4) The automatic transmission needs to be updated by featuring 5 or 6 forward speeds to be competitive.

5) An enhanced interior designed to keep up with or exceed the interior upgrades being implemented at Cadillac. No cheap-looking or feeling plastic should be allowed in a customer's field of view or touch.

6) Competitive pricing along with meeting or exceeding industry benchmarks in refinement and quality will insure the car is desirable and a good value for new customers without alienating older Lincoln customers.
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Re: What Is Important to You in a Town Car Redesign?

To tell you the truth I love the Town Car the way it is now I think it's a fantastic luxury car, but it is in need of a few updates such as..

1. MP3 Connectivity
2. SYNC System
3. Bigger more powerful V8 or an Ecoboost V6
4. Redesigned Interior with better quality materials.
5. Satellite Radio
6. Reverse Camera
7. Bluetooth
8. The extended wheel base model must be kept
9. RWD and AWD
10. Lane Departure Warning System
11. Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
12. Adaptive Cruise Control
13. LED Taillamps
14. LED Fog lights
15. LED Turn signals

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Re: What Is Important to You in a Town Car Redesign?

Information in a town car is on a need to know basis. That needs to change.

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Information in a town car is on a need to know basis. That needs to change.
Although a little dated it's still a beautiful interior to me.

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Although a little dated it's still a beautiful interior to me.
Its very nice and well laid out. Sort of Jaguarisq. BUT, Look at the Gauge Cluster.. The a Luxury Cruiser, it could use a few more gauges..

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The Town Car isn't even being sold to the public anymore is it?

But anyway I really don't think the Town Car needs many improvements I like it just fine the way it is.

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The Town Car isn't even being sold to the public anymore is it?

But anyway I really don't think the Town Car needs many improvements I like it just fine the way it is.
I would like to dream that town car will go RWD when the next generation Falcon comes

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I would like to dream that town car will go RWD when the next generation Falcon comes
It would be great if it would. What's going to happen to the Grand Marquis?

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It would be great if it would. What's going to happen to the Grand Marquis?
We wuould have a new Maurauder

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We wuould have a new Maurauder
Sounds GOOD to me!

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