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Thread: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Has anyone here considered the Lincoln MKS and finally purchased the XTS? If so what was the basis for the final decision?


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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    I liked the MKS, but just couldn't get the fact out of my head that I would be buying a luxury Taurus. It actually boiled down to going to a Taurus SHO or the MKS. I then took a test drive in the XTS. The XTS won (price difference was 8500 and I feel it was worth it plus my BMW trade would have been 3500 less with the Ford product).

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Ford use to have many stand alone Lincoln Mercury dealers. That said, Cadillac has dedicated dealers to Cad only, which for me makes a difference. A Ford/Lincoln dealer in my opinion, is not geared for the "Lincoln" end of service for their customers. Stand alone Cadillac dealers (theorectically) are geared for the high end of the car market and the expectations that come with the price point and customer expectations. Service expectations for a Ford Fiesta will be different than for an MKS.

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Quote Originally Posted by BreakThrough View Post
    Ford use to have many stand alone Lincoln Mercury dealers. That said, Cadillac has dedicated dealers to Cad only, which for me makes a difference. A Ford/Lincoln dealer in my opinion, is not geared for the "Lincoln" end of service for their customers. Stand alone Cadillac dealers (theorectically) are geared for the high end of the car market and the expectations that come with the price point and customer expectations. Service expectations for a Ford Fiesta will be different than for an MKS.
    You hit the nail on the head. When I went into the Ford/Lincoln dealer dressed in jeans nd a Harley T-shirt, It was assumed that I could only afford a Focus. When I told him that I wanted to test drive the MKS, he looked at me as if to say "really?" The moron didn't know until later that I am a retired Navy Captain and an eyedoc and then he was ...well you know the rest of the story. The scenario was indeed different at the Caddy dealer - and I had the same jeans on with a different Harley T.

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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    I d test drives yesterday, the MKS Elite (the package with just about everything ) at a dedicated Lincoln dealer and the XTS Premium at a Cadillac, Buick GMC dealer . Both cars were font drive. The Lincoln had 20" wheels, not sure about the XTS and reviews note a louder and less cushy ride with thoe wheels. The Cadillac was slightly quieter, (my 1999 Seville was also a bit quieter). Ride quality was good with both cars. I had a new Lincoln salesman who wasn't all that familiar withe car's features. I've had a similar experience at my servicing Cadillac, GMC Buick dealer with a rookie salesman (I'd recommend that they read tho owners manuals when there are slow periods in the showroom).

    With incentives and similar equipment, Elite MKS vs a Luxury XTS with driver awareness, navigation & spare tire the Cadillac costs about $6000 more.s
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    Re: Pondering an XTS (or MKS)

    Concur about the salespersons studying up on the functionality. I mean come on, there are cars right there at the dealership to practice with, AND the CUE app for the Ipad is a perfectly simple way to bone up.

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