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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 09:47 PM
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I spent a day in a loaded Conti 3.0T AWD. On a smooth highway, it really shines with few contenders for the $$. But there are very few smooth highways in Metro Detroit, so every bump and pothole reminded me what the lower rent bones consisted of. I would take an A6 over Conti any day. I spend a lot of time driving one, and that chassis is far superior.
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I spent a day in a loaded Conti 3.0T AWD. On a smooth highway, it really shines with few contenders for the $$. But there are very few smooth highways in Metro Detroit, so every bump and pothole reminded me what the lower rent bones consisted of. I would take an A6 over Conti any day. I spend a lot of time driving one, and that chassis is far superior.
I'm impressed with what Lincoln managed to accomplish with the Continental given the limitations it started with. While I understand Ford/Lincoln's decision to step away from traditional sedans it sure would have been fun to see what they could have done with a proper platform!
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I'm impressed with what Lincoln managed to accomplish with the Continental given the limitations it started with. While I understand Ford/Lincoln's decision to step away from traditional sedans it sure would have been fun to see what they could have done with a proper platform!
Never say never. Who knows what the next CEO will bring, lol. But I do get their reasoning, that a huge investment in a segment that will yield minor volumes, is not a priority at the moment.

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Maybe Ford never should have bothered with the CD4 Continental and waited to try with a RWD CD6 Continental. But that probably would have flopped too. People with money just want to sit up high.
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Maybe Ford never should have bothered with the CD4 Continental and waited to try with a RWD CD6 Continental. But that probably would have flopped too. People with money just want to sit up high.
This is just me but, even if there was an $80K CD6 based all new Conti sitting next to the new Aviator (also CD6) costing maybe a bit more, my money is going to the Aviator.

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I spent a day in a loaded Conti 3.0T AWD. On a smooth highway, it really shines with few contenders for the $$. But there are very few smooth highways in Metro Detroit, so every bump and pothole reminded me what the lower rent bones consisted of. I would take an A6 over Conti any day. I spend a lot of time driving one, and that chassis is far superior.
Love the icon! I’m a native of Metro Detroit as well, and there is no way I’d take my MKZ down Sibley road, Jefferson, or anything past the end of the Dream Cruise on Woodard.
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Love the icon! Iím a native of Metro Detroit as well, and there is no way Iíd take my MKZ down Sibley road, Jefferson, or anything past the end of the Dream Cruise on Woodard.
I managed only about 3 blown tires this last season, and 1 bent rim. Previous years I have seen half a dozen easy. Our roads are horrible. No doubt

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I guess I am lucky. I have only had one flat tire...ever.
That was in 1985, and there was a pot hole right next to a railroad track, that was hidden by a puddle.
Luckily I had a hammer and a pump for my bicycle in the trunk, and I was able to bang it back into shape (good old 13" steel rims) and pump it up without even taking the wheel off.

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I don't know, I love our CT6. Big crossovers just don't drive as well. Every time I pass some schmuck in an Escalade, I smile wryly. We average about 60mpg in our plugin, and the thing still does 0-60 in 5 seconds and 104 qtr, with a limousine sized back seat...and it handles well. I just don't get the give up everything for seating position mentality. If Ford made a CD6 Aviator GT as a sedan, I'd trade the 6 in a heartbeat. I just don't need 3 rows of room.
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Give up everything for seating position?
More like, gain everything except a bit more driving dynamics.

I tried going back to sedans, and I am now ready to jump right back to SUV's. Far more benefits. If I could afford it, the 600ft lb new Aviator would be my poison.
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Oh, and yes, seating position is great, being able to see around all the other trucks and SUV's on the road.

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