• BILL MASTERSON Posted: 6/5/2008 6:38pm PDT

    Marty, It looks like just another face-lifted Ford. Lincoln needs to be the flagship line of cars like it used to be for Ford. A stand alone line of cars as Lexus and be priced as such. As for me I will continue to drive one of the biggest bangs for the buck, a 2007 Chrysler 300C SRT8!

  • DM Posted: 6/5/2008 7:43pm PDT

    It's a nice car and it has a striking resemblance to the Jaguar XF. I don't think it's going to be the car that makes a big comeback for Lincoln. When people think Lincoln, they either think of the Navigator or they think of the many Town Cars in the parking lot at Sizzler for the early bird special.

  • J-F Houle Posted: 6/5/2008 10:43pm PDT

    Finaly they offer a car with a character. If they well advertize it, they gonna have succes. Consumers must see the new image of a lincoln. That's your very last chance and you're on the right way.

  • wkile Posted: 6/6/2008 10:24am PDT

    I am thrilled that Ford has done something different for this car, not just put a Lincoln grille on it.....The body panels look great, and I really think that the whole car is a good fit for Lincoln. But this is not the car that will save Lincoln. It will be a car that helps Lincoln, but just how much? Depends on how much they advertise.....
    I'll keep my fingers crossed

  • Chris Posted: 6/6/2008 11:14am PDT

    Bill Masterson: How is Ford/Lincoln any different the Toyota/Lexus? Lexus ES is a Camry with more sound insulation, tweaked suspension, and lots more goodies... just like the new MKS is a Taurus with many tweaks. Failing to see the difference.

  • Ed Posted: 6/6/2008 5:02pm PDT

    MKS=a stupid, meaningless acronym for a stupid clone of the pitiful FOrd Fusion or one of these nondescript FOrd designs,
    does anybody really think that putting a cowcatcher grill on the pig will make it Miss Universe?

  • BILL MASTERSON Posted: 6/7/2008 12:12pm PDT

    Chris, You are correct on that comparison and I was too vague. When I think of Lexus I think of the 560 and that is what I am comparing to Lincoln. Their "flagship car" may only compare to the ES Lexus? The big three once again put too much emphasis on their heavy vehicles that produce large gross profits and now have nothing to sell that fuel-concious buyers want. Nor any funds to develop the product they badly need.

  • JD Posted: 7/17/2008 12:16am PDT

    I love all these comments on a car that as of June no one could possibly have driven or sat in unless you had an uncle named Ford.
    As far as a the car being a face lifted ford.. um what ford does this car even remotely resemble ?
    While true it shares a paltform with the Taurus, that paltfom is derived from Volvo and I think it is safe to say Volvo has a long history of safe and reliable vehichles and architechture.
    The susepnsion is completely unique to the car as are many of the other fetures and specification of the car and I could fill up the page with the details but you can easily find out with a little research.
    Before making an uniformed comment it is always best to educate one's self so as not to sound biased ar just plain ignorant.
    This car is a step in the right direction and it was not that long ago that the CTS was written off.
    By the way that car won car of the year honors in its class this year.
    I can see the evolution of the MKS leading it down the same path.
    One last thing, we laud the Japanese for their engineering genius in using a single platform but take our own out back to the wood shed for doing the same thing.
    Lets not continue to send our wealth overseas without even giving our home team at least a test drive.
    And dont even get me started on part's content or where the car is built, the final sale and where the parent copr calls home is what matters, but this is not an economics forum.
    By the way I own a 2005 Jaguar S Type and an 2007 Avalon and the Avalon is a POS and I can not wait to get rid of it for an MKS and no I am not 60 try 38.

  • Ricky Posted: 9/26/2008 12:10pm PDT

    A new 275-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 powers the MKS. The engine is a larger version of Ford's corporate 3.5-liter engine, and it performs adequately with a high degree of smoothness and little noise or fuss. While premium fuel is required to hit the 275 mark, using regular fuel delivers a still healthy 265 horsepower with no change in fuel economy (17/24 mpg for front-wheel drive and 16/23 mpg for all-wheel drive).