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The good thing about the Continental is that it has a nice 'body' to work with, tweaking the 'ends' could help excite things a bit more...should they want to. The MKS was a bit of the opposite, the fascia on the original MKS is was really made the car for me, once that was lost then the rest of it was not appealing.

I still think Lincoln needs to do SOMETHING with their headlights, not much effort has been put into making them more expressive, distinctive, and modern. They still need to figure out how to play with LEDs, even the 2017 Fusion Titanium headlights look more upscale and interesting.
I might be in the minority but I like the MKX's LED headlights


I also like the Conti's and MKZ's


My only complaint with the LEDs though is they aren't adaptive like how the projectors are. I like how mine swivel when turning the wheel where the LEDs just get wider and narrower depending on speed. I had a 2017 MKZ with the LEDs and I did not notice them swiveling at all when driving through my neighborhood at night.

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My only complaint with the LEDs though is they aren't adaptive like how the projectors are. I like how mine swivel when turning the wheel where the LEDs just get wider and narrower depending on speed. I had a 2017 MKZ with the LEDs and I did not notice them swiveling at all when driving through my neighborhood at night.
I like the MKX and Conti's LED lights too.

I actually think the standard MKZ headlights look better than the LED setup.
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I think the Continental has wonderfully designed doors. The best Lincoln door design in recent memory.

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LED headlights is part of a $5,000 Luxury Package on the Reserve and is standard on the $64,000 Black Label.
Perhaps Ford should upgrade the Continental's standard non-LED headlights since it is the flagship sedan of the company.

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LED headlights is part of a $5,000 Luxury Package on the Reserve and is standard on the $64,000 Black Label.
Perhaps Ford should upgrade the Continental's standard non-LED headlights since it is the flagship sedan of the company.

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EVERY Lincoln should have all LED headlights STANDARD. The standard Conti headlights look terrible, as well as all the other standard non LED headlights. Certain things Lincoln just doesn't need to skimp out on. They need to build certain characteristics, and the "ice scicle" with L- Shaped accent underneath, is one of those building blocks that should be used on EVERY LINCOLN. Also I'm looking forward to seeing an upgrade for the 3.0 to give it further breathing room from the 2.7 as well as making it more competitive to A6, 550, S560, 750 etc.
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Considering Honda Accords are rolling around with LED headlights, I agree - all Lincoln vehicles should have them. And I also agree that the base headlights look really, really cheap on the Continental. They need to stop being cheap with certain aspects of their vehicles. No Lincoln should ever be bland looking. Might as well use hubcaps on the base versions. In any event, it seems there's a little good news coming out of Lincoln every day lately. Here's the latest...
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I like the "idea" of all LEDs (...Or LAZERS!!) but
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...I actually think the standard MKZ headlights look better than the LED setup.
the basic Z HLs (top) could be my fave in the whole industry (from pix only ) WHEELS TOO!

for the Conti, imho both they have are OK-fine, guess, I'm not a target customer

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Considering Honda Accords are rolling around with LED headlights, I agree - all Lincoln vehicles should have them. And I also agree that the base headlights look really, really cheap on the Continental. They need to stop being cheap with certain aspects of their vehicles. No Lincoln should ever be bland looking. Might as well use hubcaps on the base versions. In any event, it seems there's a little good news coming out of Lincoln every day lately. Here's the latest...
The Corolla has standard LED headlights too.

I could be wrong but believe all MKZs are LED just you have a choice of projector vs little stars. I am almost positive The 13-16 Z's all had LEDs standard they were just in projectors. I know mine are since they say "Dynamic LED" on the housing.
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I guess I don't see the big deal about LED headlights. The standard lights on the Conti are fine for me. The hockey stick shaped LEDs that go under the lights and the LEDs down below are all the decoration I care for.

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