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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    My understanding is that Ford built its V6 reputation on the Duratec, used in the Noble supercar and in racing.



    I could hang out at the Lincoln site all day long. Nice music!
    Too bad no one has stuck a TT SHO motor in there instead. The Duratec is just so

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Too bad no one has stuck a TT SHO motor in there instead. The Duratec is just so
    The Duractec is a decent enough motor but like jim said, F/I the 3.9 Yamaha V6 from the SHO and all is right in the world

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    Re: Lincoln MKS

    What a boring little car.

    Anyone else noticed that except for the Navigator, Lincolns entire new product portfolio basically consists of a Mazda 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    What a boring little car.

    Anyone else noticed that except for the Navigator, Lincolns entire new product portfolio basically consists of a Mazda 6?
    frogot the towncar

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    Re: Lincoln MKS

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    What a boring little car.

    Anyone else noticed that except for the Navigator, Lincolns entire new product portfolio basically consists of a Mazda 6?
    uh, big deal. the Lexus LS is based on the Toyota Camry. Platform sharing isn't a bad thing, as long as the car is trimmed properly.

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    Re: Lincoln MKS

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    What a boring little car.

    Anyone else noticed that except for the Navigator, Lincolns entire new product portfolio basically consists of a Mazda 6?
    And I guess the Cadillac lineup is all exclusive platforms and none are shared?

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    Re: Lincoln MKS

    The MKS is being built on the same platform as the Ford 500 / Taurus / Sable. The MKZ is built on the same platform as the Mazda 6 / Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan. While my MKZ is a good car, a lot of that common heritage comes through in things like the shifter and the sound & feel of the doors.

    The Cadillac Sigma platform has been a distinguishing characteristic of the brand. However, if you look at Cadillac's future product plans, it seems everything BUT the CTS will be on a shared platform. Hopefully, we're not going back to the bad old days.

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    Re: Lincoln MKS

    Quote Originally Posted by c5 rv View Post
    The MKS is being built on the same platform as the Ford 500 / Taurus / Sable. The MKZ is built on the same platform as the Mazda 6 / Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan. While my MKZ is a good car, a lot of that common heritage comes through in things like the shifter and the sound & feel of the doors.

    The Cadillac Sigma platform has been a distinguishing characteristic of the brand. However, if you look at Cadillac's future product plans, it seems everything BUT the CTS will be on a shared platform. Hopefully, we're not going back to the bad old days.
    Remember, too, and not putting down the MKZ at all, it's a gorgeous car, but it IS an entry level luxury car, not a full blown luxury sedan. In that respect, can you beat its quality/standard features for the price? I think not. And last I checked, the Mazda 6 is one highly rated platform. Zoom zoom zoom. And back to the MKS, yes it may be based on the new Taurus platform, but it will have its own exclusive engine, probably loads of sound deadening, and the sheetmetal goes way beyond what the Taurus does in terms of drop dead good looks. And as I said before, many a great Lincoln has shared platforms with everything from the Mustang, Thunderbird, LTD, as well as many Mercury's, starting with the mighty 1956 Continental Mark II which was Thunderbird based.

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    Re: Lincoln MKS

    I dont understand the use of a truck interior in the MKZ. And the Zephyr name was much better.

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    Re: Lincoln MKS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    I dont understand the use of a truck interior in the MKZ. And the Zephyr name was much better.
    I agree that Zephyr was a better name. But, the interior looks more classic Lincoln rather than truck.

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    Re: Lincoln MKS

    Quote Originally Posted by c5 rv View Post
    But, the interior looks more classic Lincoln rather than truck.
    Totally disagree! I really think Lincoln did a great job on the exterior styling, but I hate the truck dashboard. Classic Lincoln, egads no!

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    Re: Lincoln MKS

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout View Post
    And I guess the Cadillac lineup is all exclusive platforms and none are shared?
    CTS, SRX and STS are all built on an exclusive platform (Sigma). Ford has 0 exclusive products- just rebadges.

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