HA, a toyota limo? no thanks
HA, a toyota limo? no thanks
2013 XTS4 Platinum
2008 Corvette coupe
"Why do you drive a Cadillac?" someone asked me the other day.
"Because you don't have the guts to!"
My Past Rides - couldn't even come close to all the cars my Dad has had:
'06, '08, '10 STS
'94 Cutlass Supreme
'90 Z24 Coupe
C7 or ZL1 or CTS-V? Decisions, decisions.
as a passenger FWD has advantages in packaging and if AWD is forgotten about in design a bigger trunk and a smaller driveline tunnel in the back seat area + not having to stretch the drive shaft / add support bearings
and for driving dynamics I doubt anybody wants there driver "channeling Andretti" @ the wheel
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I doubt too that many Livery businesses would spend the extra cash to buy AWD 300's, to say nothing of potential maintanence costs.
FWD has its advantages too in colder climates and might (gasp!) help sell the XTS over the 300. And I've never read any review of the XTS where it was stated that it didn't drive well.
The XTS is very roomy in the rear compartment with an enourmous trunk and not at all bad looking. If GM offers it with the right equipment and price, it should do well.
That Ford thought a rebadged MKT would find favor in that market is just beyond me.
That's right ...
It was the "cheap" price of the town car that made it king .. & remember, most were not stretched, & just used as town car / airport rides ...
Fleet owners/ Limo service buyers could probably care less if they are buying an XTS or a 300 .. if they can save $1500 per vehicle buying Car "A", then car "A" wins ....
The XTS may grab more of the stretched share .. but the simple bread-and-butter non stretched "Town Car" sales might go to the lowest bidder ...
slow news day
For police cars, many officers say they prefer RWD to FWD for the high-performance driving they have to do.
The livery business is different. It's more about a smooth, luxurious ride than performance. Not that the Town Car was ever a performance vehicle by any stretch of the imagination.
1966 Corvair Corsa
After viewing your 25 other posts, I am truly shocked that you would choose a Lincoln over the others.
Purely anecdotal, but in NYC, I see far more XTSs in use as livery vehicles compared to the MKT. In my opinion, the XTS looks alot classier than the awkward looking MKT.
"What is left unsaid in all this is the fact that conventional cars with a tank full of petrol are far greater fire hazards than electric cars will ever be. Some 185,000 vehicles catch fire in America each year, with no fewer than 285 people dying as a consequence. But, then, people have been living with the hazard of petrol for over a century. Irrationally, electric-vehicle fires are perceived as somehow more worrisome simply because they are new." - The Economist
Are you?After viewing your 25 other posts, I am truly shocked that you would choose a Lincoln over the others.
The MKT has failed in the livery arena too. I remember reading something from someone at Carey that their clients don't want to be seen in something that looks like a fancy minivan.Purely anecdotal, but in NYC, I see far more XTSs in use as livery vehicles compared to the MKT. In my opinion, the XTS looks alot classier than the awkward looking MKT.
2011 9C3 Caprice
0 – 60 mph in 5.3 sec
1/4-mile in 13.9 sec @ 103 mph
24-29 mpg highway
All this on regular or E85 fuel
“A Pontiac G8 GT in a polyester suite”
Source for above: (Car & Driver, 2012)
Ford's plan to change Lincoln's image of Airport transport has backfired with liveries losing patience with MKT
and buying either Navigators or going elsewhere. Perhaps Ford needs to understand the need to keep their
existing Lincoln customers as well as attracting new buyers with different vehicles, because after all,
it is possible to do two things at the same time....
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