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    Re: What The Lincoln Zephyr SHOULD Have Been

    Quote Originally Posted by davesdeville
    Production version looks nice but not as nice as the concept. A bit watered down unfortunately.
    Production version looks "ok" but the concept is amazing! Like someone said, focus groups must have had a different opinion and wanted it to look like a few other cars out there already like the Avalon, etc. Maybe it's more of a "safe bet" with the buying public that way?

    It could have been VERY unique, for sure. Perhaps they "watered it down" because Ford is putting the real money to Jaguar for luxury. Maybe the concept would have cost too much to produce in the end...

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    Re: What The Lincoln Zephyr SHOULD Have Been

    No, not selling the Lincoln. I really love it. Great Car that '03 T.C.
    IF I didn't have it, then a '06 DeVille would be THE one. When I
    bought the T.C. the closest competitior for my dollar was the
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    Re: What The Lincoln Zephyr SHOULD Have Been

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    They can keep it!

    Now, I like the 2006 de Ville
    That's great to see you liken the DeVille!

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    Re: What The Lincoln Zephyr SHOULD Have Been

    Update! Do you think Lincoln is pricing this competitively? Size-wise, the Zephyr looks to be more of a BMW 3-Series/Mercedes-Benz C-Class competitor than a CTS or 5-Series challenger.

    Interesting that Ford is talking about the next 3 Lincolns being a new Aviator, a new Continental, and a new LS.

    "Zephyr Priced from $29,995

    Lincoln's new Mazda6-derived Zephyr sedan will carry a base price of $29,995, Ford announced on Thursday. The entry-luxury four-door with the waterfall grille will arrive this fall with only six available options but a raft of standard equipment, including a 221-hp, 3.0-liter V-6; a six-speed automatic; 17-inch wheels; anti-lock brakes and traction control; a six-disc CD changer; leather trim; steering-wheel controls; and a choice of dark ebony or light maple trim. The options list includes a THX audio system, a DVD navi system, high-intensity discharge headlamps; chrome wheels; cooled seats and a power moonroof. Fully loaded, Ford says, the Zephyr will top out at $35,575. Lincoln confirms that it will add two new sedans after its next intro, the new Aviator crossover due in 2007. The next two sedans are expected to be successors to the Continental and LS, and both will be derived from the Freestyle/Volvo XC90 architecture."

    http://www.thecarconnection.com/Indu...173.A8772.html

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    Re: What The Lincoln Zephyr SHOULD Have Been

    The LS definately needs a fresh look. And an SVT version with a blown 5.4 would be nice too.

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    Re: What The Lincoln Zephyr SHOULD Have Been

    The lincoln is a pretty good competitive car...I mean everything is basically standard minus a few options that most people dont need and compared to cars like Audi etc I think style wise it will gain some buyers....its a nice car that Id drive...but only once the new 3.5 is dropped in it

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    Re: What The Lincoln Zephyr SHOULD Have Been

    I think the Zephyr is going to be fairly small, as evidenced by the announced pricing.

    That latest pic shown in the link seems like the Concept vehicle they were not going with and they made it look more like the Avalon in the end.....strange they would show the concept pic for the pricing, etc.

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