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Re: GMi Member Spots the First MKS In a Public Parking Lot

Looks fantastic in silver with the 20 inch rims. I've been waiting for a long time to stop by the Lincoln dealer to take a look at the MKS, now I really can't wait!
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The MKS is starting to fill dealer lots.


With the price of gas, there are far fewer complaints of no V8.
I think this car is gorgeous.
Wait til you see it in EcoBoost trim.
Oh plz go on
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^ Wings is an expert at hinting, Fordfan
tho can speculate&chop... got a MKS-chop somewhere* here with a blacked-out grille (with chrome star of course).....

* found it
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I would be worried if I was something like Lexus GS, or Acura TL/RL.
Then I'd worry if I were you. You have described its design quite Acurately here.
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Does anyone think this will be cross shopped with the new Maxima?
Nissan products don't have the refinement of Lincoln products and as long as Nissan keeps spending all their R & D dollars on cutting-edge styling, their cars never will be refined.

The salesman at the dealer thinks the MKS rides better than the Town Car. This may be an attempt to keep me interested in the MKS, but if true, it's ride should be on par with a MB S-Class or Lexus LS (an outstanding selling point).

For the best ride comfort, I'd stay away from the large wheels and tires with tiny sidewalls.
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Nissan products don't have the refinement of Lincoln products and as long as Nissan keeps spending all their R & D dollars on cutting-edge styling, their cars never will be refined.

The salesman at the dealer thinks the MKS rides better than the Town Car. This may be an attempt to keep me interested in the MKS, but if true, it's ride should be on par with a MB S-Class or Lexus LS (an outstanding selling point).

For the best ride comfort, I'd stay away from the large wheels and tires with tiny sidewalls.
First thought here is that cutting edge styling costs no more, for the most part, than bland styling. In this market, it does have added value, as people grow tired of the same old stuff. The R&D funds are being spent elsewhere.

As for the ride, my thought is that the best ride is the one you hardly notice. This would not be the one that crashes over road imperfections (my Prius), or the one where you think about how soft and pillowy it is, and realize just how much you're going to have to slow down for that next dip to keep the nose from doing a face plant in the middle of it(Town Car, base model Caprice).

I'm astonished that no one, as yet, has mentioned the Motor Trend review of the MKS. It's fairly laudatory, actually.
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ive/index.html

What has surprised me here is that no one has mentioned the Audi A6 in the discussion of this car. That would be one car it is fairly similar to, wouldn't it?
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...What has surprised me here is that no one has mentioned the Audi A6 in the discussion of this car. That would be one car it is fairly similar to, wouldn't it?
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204.4 - Audi A8 L W12
204.1 - MKS production
204.0 - Audi A8 L (long wlb)
203.8 - MkS concept
198.9 - Audi A8 (reg wlb)
193.5 - Audi A6
190.5 - MKZ

(std-disclaimer: sizes from a variety of sources - best I can do)

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thanks for mentioning the MT review, Max
(sometimes I avoid 'certain' sites)
but found an interesting factoid on pg2 that hadn't penetrated my head (not easy) before:
"...6-speed automatic that offers standard Drive, Sport Drive, or Manual modes. You have a choice of standard 18-inch wheels, with 19s and 20s optional. The suspension calibration is the same for the first two, revised a bit for more response with the 20s."

so Kgm would prolley be happy(er) with the non-Dub (<20") setup...
...I'd prolley like the "more response" but with the 18" wheels (which may give better acceleration!)

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