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Old 10-06-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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If you're driving a Lincoln, then you probably don't know that you can get the same quality and luxury in a Ford, and therefore any other mainstreamer, for much cheaper.
I'm driving a F-250 Super Duty and a first gen Mustang but this song still applies to the Lincoln guys! LOL

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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They looks as old as people driving newer Corvettes.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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Yeah but once those young kids get some money they're going to jack up that Grand Marquis and put 30inch rims on them. They do that here in Joliet Il.
Yea, they do that here in SC, too. 30-inch rims or not, it's still a Grampy-mobile, isn't it??
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Ford is doing some great things now but they have not yet done their magic with Lincoln. They are trying, but not succeeding. The MKZ is a fine car, but more equipment doesn't make it worth the price. The MKS is an uglier but better equipped Taurus. The Towncar is the geezer car. I know some here like riding in a land barge, but the market for cars like that is shrinking.

Ford needs to stop being held back by what Lincoln WAS. Instead they need to make Lincoln into a true premium brand that represents the best Ford can do. No more Fords with more gadgets and a gaudy grill. They need distinct engines and performance not available in Fords. The people who bought the OLD Lincoln have almost abandoned the brand and bought something else.

Keep the Towncar to sell for limo use. Otherwise move forward and don't be afraid to let go of the past.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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Ford is doing some great things now but they have not yet done their magic with Lincoln. They are trying, but not succeeding. The MKZ is a fine car, but more equipment doesn't make it worth the price. The MKS is an uglier but better equipped Taurus. The Towncar is the geezer car. I know some here like riding in a land barge, but the market for cars like that is shrinking.

Ford needs to stop being held back by what Lincoln WAS. Instead they need to make Lincoln into a true premium brand that represents the best Ford can do. No more Fords with more gadgets and a gaudy grill. They need distinct engines and performance not available in Fords. The people who bought the OLD Lincoln have almost abandoned the brand and bought something else.

Keep the Towncar to sell for limo use. Otherwise move forward and don't be afraid to let go of the past.
I'd drive a Crown Vic, Grand Marquis or Town car any day. That puts a full size truck owner as close to driving your truck as possible while you are in a car. Tons of room, V-8 power, RWD etc-etc.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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More news from Ford on the Lincoln.

Ford to cut Lincoln dealers by 35% | freep.com | Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/article/20101006/BUSINESS01/10060334/1319/Ford-to-cut-Lincoln-dealers-by-35 - broken link)
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: 'Murica
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I'd drive a Crown Vic, Grand Marquis or Town car any day. That puts a full size truck owner as close to driving your truck as possible while you are in a car. Tons of room, V-8 power, RWD etc-etc.
most luxury car buyers don't want to feel like they're driving a truck. and if they did, they can just actually buy a truck. like a Range Rover or Escalade.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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most luxury car buyers don't want to feel like they're driving a truck. and if they did, they can just actually buy a truck. like a Range Rover or Escalade.
You missed the point. A Honda Accord or Crown Vic? All the truck people I know would drive the Crown Vic! See what I mean?
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: 'Murica
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that explains why there are so many more Crown Vics on the road than Accords...oh, wait...
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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You missed the point. A Honda Accord or Crown Vic? All the truck people I know would drive the Crown Vic! See what I mean?

Why would truck people even bother buying a large sedan? Also, Crown Vic's are way bigger than Accords.
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