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post #16 of 29
I still abhor the Cadillac Escalade more.

I am puzzled to see Lincoln coming out with another luxury pickup, especially after the failure of the Blackwood.
post #17 of 29
First off, I find the dashboard particularly revolting.

But you've gotta remember the demographic Ford is shooting for. The average age for a Lincoln buyer is currently 60. Since the dash reminds me of a 1970's Chrysler LeBaron, it might provide nostalgic appeal to the pre-baby boomer set.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Other the Viper...which car do you like?

Jon.

I like these cars, among others: (You may not agree that they are attractive, but at least you can tell that somebody actually spent some time designing them to look good.)

Ford GT
BMW Z8 and M6, 6 series and 7 series
Mini Cooper
Mustang
Mazda RX-8
Cadilac XLR-V
Chrysler 300
Nissan Titan truck
Dodge Magnum wagon
Jeep Wrangler
Porsche Cayman and Boxster
Miata
Infiniti FX SUV
Jaguar XJ and XK
post #19 of 29
Toyota, Nissan, Honda posting record profit growth..... Detroit just the opposite.

It's all about design. You'd think Americans would be good at it, but not in the automotive world.
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
It's all about design.

More importantly, quality control. Japanese cars are not particularly known for their sexiness.
post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kai
I like these cars, among others: (You may not agree that they are attractive, but at least you can tell that somebody actually spent some time designing them to look good.)

Ford GT

Oh, someone definitely spent time designing it...in 1963.

Jon.
post #22 of 29
I read that along with Toyota, Porsche is the second most profitable car company.

American auto design hasn't been innovative since the '60s.
post #23 of 29
this reminds me of that old stephen king movie about the trucks that got possessed and ran people over
post #24 of 29
I really dislike the square speedometer and tach dials. Looks like the fonts on them are pretty small too.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Toyota, Nissan, Honda posting record profit growth..... Detroit just the opposite.

It's all about design. You'd think Americans would be good at it, but not in the automotive world.

Like DarkNWorn said, what about reliability? What about fuel efficiency? My Civic is not a pretty car. But it has 110,000 miles on it and it will go another 110k miles easy. Just in my small family we've bought some 10 or 12 Hondas in the last 25 years. They work. My Civic gets me from point A to point B easily and in pretty nice comfort. All the while getting about 30mpg.

I had a Ford 500 rental that felt like a damned behemouth and it wasn't that much larger than my Civic. But it was clearly designed to make the driver feel powerful -- the seat was up high, the angles were harsh (to my eyes), etc. It was hard to see from when I parallel parked. Not nice.


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post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I read that along with Toyota, Porsche is the second most profitable car company.


That is no surprise after perusing their website... base price must get you an engine and 4 wheels, and that's it. I've never seen an options list, both in volume and ridiculous price, like Porsche's.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
A few years back, when the Navigator came out, I was listening to talk radio in NJ -- the guys on the station were calling it the 'Lincoln Fornicator.' I found this highly amusing.

~ Huntsman
heh heh . . . he said "fornicator" . . . heh heh
post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff
That is no surprise after perusing their website... base price must get you an engine and 4 wheels, and that's it. I've never seen an options list, both in volume and ridiculous price, like Porsche's.

Ferrari. Seriously, Porsche might have an options book, but Ferrari has an options Encyclopedia.

Jon.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
heh heh . . . he said "fornicator" . . . heh heh

That strange or something?
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