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    Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=103544

    Whoever this guy is better take a long hard look at Cadillac and make sure whatever he has coming is ready to compete with the best Cadillac has to offer. This is no time for Lincoln to be sitting on its laurels.

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    We'll see if what they have in the pipeline is good enough. Other premium brands have learned that gussied-up versions of lesser cars just won't cut it in the premium market anymore.

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Lincoln is as good as dead. They just killed off one of the best sedans made in America, the LS. Why no Continental based on the concept? Why no Mark IX coupe? Its such a waste of a great name.

    Screw you, Bill Ford.

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Indeed, what laurels has Lincoln got to rest on?

    Town car is ancient....

    LS is dead

    No Coupe

    THe Navigateor is poor compared to the Escalade

    THe pick up truck thing is a rebadged ford

    The have this Zephyr thing thats just a rebadged Mercury Milan/Ford Fusion

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Why are you guys so worried about Lincoln? This is a Cadillac board for christs sake! DIE LINCOLN DIE! Long Live Cadillac!

    It's not like they ever actually had any GREAT cars. Okay, maybe the Continentals from the 70s...but nothing else. I knew they were good as dead when their pickup-truck flopped a couple of years ago...

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?


    Here's what Lincoln should do:
    -Bring back the Mark series, make it compete with, CLK, 6 series (V6, V8, hi po V8) possible convertible???
    -Bring back RWD Continental, make it compete with A6, 5 Series, E Class, flagship (V6, V8, Hipo V8)
    -Redo Town Car, bring it up-market, compete with LS430 & Q45 (more modern design, 6 seat configuation optional, more power, more engine choices, but it should stay same price, little more expensive, maybe have 2 types of Town Cars, one to stay true to loyal customers, one to get more younger customers) (DOHC 4.6 V8, Hi po V8, possibly Jag 4.0 liter)
    - Downsize the Navigator, make it compete with Range Rover and what not
    - Make a convertible, compete with XLR and SL
    - Make smaller sports sedan, compete with CTS, 3 series, A4, C class

    I think If Lincoln does this, they will gain more sales, and they will slowly get the reputation of Cadillac. The biggest problem I see with this is that Bill Ford may not want to give more money to Lincoln when hes got too look over Jaguar Volvo, and Land Rover also.

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792

    Here's what Lincoln should do:
    -Bring back the Mark series, make it compete with, CLK, 6 series (V6, V8, hi po V8) possible convertible???
    -Bring back RWD Continental, make it compete with A6, 5 Series, E Class, flagship (V6, V8, Hipo V8)
    -Redo Town Car, bring it up-market, compete with LS430 & Q45 (more modern design, 6 seat configuation optional, more power, more engine choices, but it should stay same price, little more expensive, maybe have 2 types of Town Cars, one to stay true to loyal customers, one to get more younger customers) (DOHC 4.6 V8, Hi po V8, possibly Jag 4.0 liter)
    - Downsize the Navigator, make it compete with Range Rover and what not
    - Make a convertible, compete with XLR and SL
    - Make smaller sports sedan, compete with CTS, 3 series, A4, C class

    I think If Lincoln does this, they will gain more sales, and they will slowly get the reputation of Cadillac. The biggest problem I see with this is that Bill Ford may not want to give more money to Lincoln when hes got too look over Jaguar Volvo, and Land Rover also.
    Well said. I know this is a Cadillac board but we are slowly losing everything that gave this country it's heritage. while Lincoln is owned by Ford it's soul came from it's biological father who happens to be the man who fathered Cadillac. Everything that gives us our identity is slowly being replaced or worst yet lost to time. The automakers are trying to conform to what they think is good, instead doing what the buying public wants. Cadillac knew that it's buyers wanted RWD, fast sedans and it gave it to us in the form of the CTS and CTS-V. It knew buyers who wanted personal luxury roadsters were looking elsewhere and it's reattached its balls and made the XLR. If Ford doesn't want to keep Lincoln alive then dammit let GM buy it and let it join its older brother on the road back to glory.*slides soapbox back under table*

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Quote Originally Posted by addison_ii
    If Ford doesn't want to keep Lincoln alive then dammit let GM buy it and let it join its older brother on the road back to glory.*slides soapbox back under table*
    That may not be a bad idea! I'm sure the public would be confused as hell Maybe Lincoln would be like a modern Lasalle or something

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Hmm... replace Buick with Lincoln... I LIKE IT!

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Quote Originally Posted by ben72227
    Why are you guys so worried about Lincoln? This is a Cadillac board for christs sake! DIE LINCOLN DIE! Long Live Cadillac!

    It's not like they ever actually had any GREAT cars. Okay, maybe the Continentals from the 70s...but nothing else. I knew they were good as dead when their pickup-truck flopped a couple of years ago...
    If Cadillac doesn't have decent domestic competition they will also dift down into complacency and obscurity.

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me
    Hmm... replace Buick with Lincoln... I LIKE IT!
    Seriously??

    I was thinking have Cadillac go up market, and run with Mercedes and BMW, and have "Lincoln" take in the 30-50k market

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev
    If Cadillac doesn't have decent domestic competition they will also dift down into complacency and obscurity.
    'eeeeerrrrrrreeeeeeeeeee ya go! Cadillac needs it's Lincoln as Lincoln needs it's Cadillac. Two brands cut from the same cloth, rivals for decades. I for one like that the Twon Car is still a traditional RWD Luxury Car. The LS was doing a good job competing with the imports cause it had the same stuff but a V8. The Mark needs to come back off the Mustang platform and maybe the body if they can make it look good. Bring back the Continental based off the concept or maybe do something with the Ford Five Hundred's platform. Navigator needs to be upped a little more. Needs to be redesigned to not resemble an Expedition at all. The Aviator needs to go or like the Navigator, NOT LOOK LIKE AN EXPLORER!!! Axe the pick up. Pick up your axe, go chop down that cherry tree Lincoln! DopeStar OUT! *Flings mic over shoulder and walks off stage hanging hair down*

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Quote Originally Posted by DopeStar 156
    Pick up your axe, go chop down that cherry tree Lincoln!
    Crap I think that might have been Washington......

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Quote Originally Posted by DopeStar 156
    Crap I think that might have been Washington......
    Yeah I think that was Washington. But I liked the outro though.

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    Re: Ford Design Chief: "Lincoln off Priority List.."?

    Quote Originally Posted by DopeStar 156
    'eeeeerrrrrrreeeeeeeeeee ya go! Cadillac needs it's Lincoln as Lincoln needs it's Cadillac. Two brands cut from the same cloth, rivals for decades. I for one like that the Twon Car is still a traditional RWD Luxury Car. The LS was doing a good job competing with the imports cause it had the same stuff but a V8. The Mark needs to come back off the Mustang platform and maybe the body if they can make it look good. Bring back the Continental based off the concept or maybe do something with the Ford Five Hundred's platform. Navigator needs to be upped a little more. Needs to be redesigned to not resemble an Expedition at all. The Aviator needs to go or like the Navigator, NOT LOOK LIKE AN EXPLORER!!! Axe the pick up. Pick up your axe, go chop down that cherry tree Lincoln! DopeStar OUT! *Flings mic over shoulder and walks off stage hanging hair down*
    The Aviator has is in fact being replaced with a crossover type vehicle in 2007, the current model has been Discontinued.

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