Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow. No, it's Just Sorrow.

This weekend I test-drove a Lincoln MKT, courtesy of the Ford Motor Company. Before this, I thought Lincolns were for airport limos and Fords were for rental cars. But after 3 days with this baby, I can honestly say that it has changed my perception of those two brands.

This car is luxurious and elegant and sophisticated, something I never thought I'd say about Lincoln and Ford. The interior rivals that of any European luxury car. And the technology behind the car is impressive. The kids are crazy about the reverse camera and SYNC features. Alfie doesn't know how anyone could have survived before voice-recognition navigation systems. And once I stopped freaking out myself, I enjoyed freaking other people out when I used the Active Park Assist (Is that chick crazy, parking with no hands?! Keep her away from my car!). When they came to pick the car up, they almost had to pry the keys from my fingers. Dang, one could get used to driving this car.

To be perfectly honest, I don't like the exterior styling, especially those teeny-tiny rear windows and huge front grill. I've got small issues here and there. Most importantly, I can't vouch for how the quality and performance holds up over time -- I only have word-of-mouth and reputation to go on, which, at least in the places I've lived, is not stellar.


If Ford keeps making cars like this, and if this car stays as great as it is five, ten years after today, they'll be changing a lot more minds everywhere.

You can read more about what I thought of the Lincoln MKT on Bonggamom Finds:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

I did not receive a product sample for this post, or monetary compensation. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

2 Comments, Leave yours here:

Charlene Kuser on September 9, 2009 at 11:54 PM said...

That is one beautiful car!I know it broke your heart to give it up.That is one reason why I
don't like to test drive a new car.I end up hating the used one I have more than I did before

Anonymous said...

I had the same issue with the rear window, but I thought the grill was cool, kind of like big teeth smiling at you. It reminded me of the Catbus in Totoro. We should have done a convoy!

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