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Model S vs Lincoln MK Z 2013

Discussion in 'Model S' started by vfx, May 20, 2012.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Saw the Lincoln and thought it shared a lot of similarities with the Model S. Easily arguable that's it's nothing like the S but I say the design decisions made could have gone either way. The grill, and the interior both could have both been swapped. The pano roof is very similar and the interior choices comes from a similar place just like the red color almost the same team feel.

    I looked at the pictures and video of the Linclon on the website and don't see it like I did in person. Would be good to get the cars next to each other in real life. The MK Z has a shorter nose.

    I also note the Lincoln has a lot of gadgety features that are extra on the 2012 that are free in the 2013 and much less expensive than the S.
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    My Dad drove Lincolns. They were always in the shop. I think I'll pass--even at 1/4 the price.
     
  3. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    Agreed. But it was my grandfather and of his 3 Lincoln's they all stranded us several times. A few Caddy's as well and a Ram van on the way home from the dealer going 60 on the highway when it just died. Model S is the first American car I've ever considered buying.
     
  4. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    I clicked on the Lincoln MKS, and it has the same bit of chrome on the bottom of the doors as the Model S, and it looks just as bad. Makes the cars fit and finish look off, just as it does on the S.
     
  5. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    Pano roof concept sounds interesting in that the whole roof opens up, nice that someone mainstream finally ditched the column/console shifter. Design is 3 steps forward from the old design, and thankful they finally ditched the waterfall grill design language. Not sure I can say it is reminiscent of the Model S in anything but concept given the notchback design though.
     
  6. tdelta1000

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    #6 tdelta1000, May 20, 2012
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    I would have to agree that the MKZ get its queues from the Model S but Lincoln is including some technology that Tesla Motors has not reported that will be included in the Model S. We also have to keep in minds that Lincoln is offering the MKZ with an inexpensive drivetrain therefore they can offer more in the tech department.
     
  7. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Right there with you although my previous car, the Acura TL, was actually assembled in Marysville, Ohio.

    My wife's uncle is a longtime Ford employee (engineer) who firmly advises friends and family to stay as far away from Ford as possible :(
     
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    American cars have made huge strides with reliability in the past few years. They are considerably more reliable than most European cars, and have pretty much pulled even with the Japanese autos. Sadly, old perceptions do die hard.
     
  9. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    So after reading and replying to this thread earlier today, we went out for a quick Costco run, and got held up leaving because a woman had to have her Lincoln towed right behind us. She said it just wouldn't start, and boosting did nothing.
     
  10. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Fool me once. shame on you. Fool me twice. Shame on me.

    Sorry, but besides the poor cars my Dad had. I tried when "Quality is job 1", and again when "Have you driven one lately". No difference as far as I could tell. I'm thinking that enough advertising changes perceptions more than actual change does. On the other hand, my two Prius have been as perfect as any car can be.
     
  11. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Yeah, I remember the "Quality is job 1" thing. They were using that slogan when they sold me most unreliable piece of junk I've ever owned.
     
  12. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I'm just glad that the Mk Z grille isn't going on my Model S!
     
  13. rlawson4

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    I am excited to get the Model S, but I have to say that my Ford Fusion Hybrid is the best car I ever owned. In 40,000 miles I have not had a repair.
     

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