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just-imho, the Suits recognize their own ignorance of the China market so
THEY GIVE CHINA ANYTHING IT ASKS FOR

the 'story' I see all the time is
IN CHINA, the owner sits in back - at least the owners of largish/Luxish sedans

on a less philosophical side,
there is some difference between stretching the rear compartment and spreading that stretch evenly front&back (see: Panther Taxi 6" stretch ... and check out the rear DOORS)

^all^just^imho^ :angel
I've had the pleasure of visiting China several times and I have been witness to this trend. A chauffeur driven car reflects the owner's status in their community. It's important and I get it. Automakers should add this feature to their products.

While I may not ride in my back seat I do care about the people who do. I'm concerned with their comfort and safety while a passenger in my car. My point is simple, I would be happy to purchase a LWB sedan and I think many others would as well.

Ford & Lincoln please bring these products to our market and enjoy continued growth. (imho)
 

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While I may not ride in my back seat I do care about the people who do. I'm concerned with their comfort and safety while a passenger in my car. My point is simple, I would be happy to purchase a LWB sedan and I think many others would as well.
I think this is where Lincoln MKZ (among others) needs attention . It is not so much the legroom, but the headroom which suffers because of the coupe-like roofline. For me, the only way a stretched wheelbase would make sense, is if the stretch was made in a way that the seatbacks would be further from the rear window, allowing tall people to sit comfortably. I really don't remember a time when so many mid-sized cars have had such useless rear seats for tall people.

This is another reason I wish small and mid-sized wagons would come back. They had all the rear headroom you needed.
 

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^^ It's the reason why I will not purchase the MKZ, the rear leg room/foot well space. If they offered a lwb version, it would solve my only problem with it. The MKS offers more rear space but I don't care for the styling of it.
 

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I think this is where Lincoln MKZ (among others) needs attention . It is not so much the legroom, but the headroom which suffers because of the coupe-like roofline. For me, the only way a stretched wheelbase would make sense, is if the stretch was made in a way that the seatbacks would be further from the rear window, allowing tall people to sit comfortably. I really don't remember a time when so many mid-sized cars have had such useless rear seats for tall people.

This is another reason I wish small and mid-sized wagons would come back. They had all the rear headroom you needed.
I completely agree with you. Especially about the wagons. I'd love to see the Focus/Fusion wagons make their way to the U.S.A
 

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I think this is where Lincoln MKZ (among others) needs attention . It is not so much the legroom, but the headroom which suffers because of the coupe-like roofline. For me, the only way a stretched wheelbase would make sense, is if the stretch was made in a way that the seatbacks would be further from the rear window, allowing tall people to sit comfortably. I really don't remember a time when so many mid-sized cars have had such useless rear seats for tall people.

This is another reason I wish small and mid-sized wagons would come back. They had all the rear headroom you needed.
Excellent point Logans Run I didn't think about the headroom problems with many new cars today. I too am a fan of the small & midsize wagons and would love to see Ford and others bring them back.
 

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