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Autoblog Reviews the 2013 MKZ

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/07/2...-review-video/

Seems like they liked some things but overall they still said it was like a Fusion, and mentioned the LS in their post

One thing I noticed in their shots was this one:


Look at the lower grille, that looks awful. I am sorry but it does, They were able to hide that adaptive cruise control in the lower grille of the MKS fine but on the MKZ it looks weird

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Re: Autoblog Reviews the 2013 MKZ

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http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/07/2...-review-video/

Seems like they liked some things but overall they still said it was like a Fusion, and mentioned the LS in their post

One thing I noticed in their shots was this one:


Look at the lower grille, that looks awful. I am sorry but it does, They were able to hide that adaptive cruise control in the lower grille of the MKS fine but on the MKZ it looks weird
The latest reviews I've seen weren't very positive. Not good.

It does look bad along with the giant piece of plastic on the rear bumper. I can't stand plastic.
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Re: Autoblog Reviews the 2013 MKZ

Here is the MKS for comparison


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I think the car looks great, but the lowe grille is awkward, lets hope Lincoln sells many of this cars so we can get a RWD!
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Re: Autoblog Reviews the 2013 MKZ

By the way, the interior is cheap and I'm glad they mentioned the matte screen.

I still think the current design language needs to be dropped.

Imagine if Ford was still committed to the LS today.
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By the way, the interior is cheap and I'm glad they mentioned the matte screen.

I still think the current design language needs to be dropped.

Imagine if Ford was still committed to the LS today.
The MKS, MKT, MKX have great interiors imo. I would love if my LS had the MKS interior

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I think the car looks great, but the lowe grille is awkward, lets hope Lincoln sells many of this cars so we can get a RWD!
I wouldn't hold your breath. I still don't think RWD is coming to Lincoln

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Re: Autoblog Reviews the 2013 MKZ

(shaking head)

The two points that keep coming up, are still coming up:

1. The car hasn't distanced itself from its Ford roots enough, including the same gripes (MFT, rear headroom) as the Fusion.

2. Even reviewing a FWD/AWS Lincoln has the reviewer obviously wanting a RWD model.

I screamed this stuff from the rooftops for so long...I thought I was alone, I was wrong. Nope.
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The MKS, MKT, MKX have great interiors imo. I would love if my LS had the MKS interior
I agree, but I expected something just as nice as the concept's interior. It had more metals, leather, and wood. I didn't see as much plastic in it compared to the production.

The front end looked a lot higher quality as well.
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Re: Autoblog Reviews the 2013 MKZ

From the article:

"The sedan's primary competitors, according to Lincoln, include the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS(...)"

That's news to me and if I recall correctly, Lincoln actually stated the opposite, NOT to aim at Caddy and/or the Germans.
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Re: Autoblog Reviews the 2013 MKZ

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One thing I noticed in their shots was this one:


Look at the lower grille, that looks awful. I am sorry but it does, They were able to hide that adaptive cruise control in the lower grille of the MKS fine but on the MKZ it looks weird
Its lower priced Fusion Titanium sibling has it too.

...but for some reason the one on the MKZ seems to stand out more.
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