Automotive Rhythms Slams Lincoln MKS. Gently.

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
automotive rhythms slams lincoln mks gently

Kimatni D. Rawlins’ Automotive Rhythms (AR) is an autoblogospherical venture born in the dawn of the gangsta era, specifically designed to get Kimatni D. Rawlins behind the wheel of press cars, preferably at a luxurious, all-expenses paid press junket. The over-ripe fruit of Rawlin’s writing: unflaggingly glowing reviews of… whatever. TTAC has long resisted criticizing Automotive Rhythms because we respect the cultural importance of… no that’s not it. Something about fish and barrels. Anyway, either Rawlins has checked his package or the Lincoln MKS sucks. Or, perhaps, both. Mind you, Kimatni’s still pulling his punches. And his prose still just kind of sits there. And the usual factual inaccuracies rankle. But there is some sting in this tale. “The interior falls way short of what Lincoln luxury should be. Our ‘Black Ultimate Interior’ was a mix of fake wood trim, dark plastics and basic leather which was tucked under the seats like bed sheets. When I tried to adjust the seats, the plastic frame hosting the seat adjusters could be pushed out exposing the ugly finish of the leather and the foam which makes up the seat cushion… At first sight the vehicle will reel you in like fishing poles and pitch you the world. But keep in mind, looks can be very deceiving!”

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  • Davey49 Davey49 on Sep 29, 2008

    Michael Karesh- how was the audio system? I've heard some good things about it. P71- If the Genesis was a Lincoln, everyone would say it wasn't good enough.

  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Sep 29, 2008
    P71- If the Genesis was a Lincoln, everyone would say it wasn’t good enough..... There is quite a bit of truth to that statement, but what did Lincoln do to deserve that rap? Hmmmmm.

  • Johnster Johnster on Sep 29, 2008
    relton : “Connelly went belly-up some years ago. Now the queen has to get her purses from a much more plebian source.” 50merc : What a shame. Made of nauga hides, I suppose? It's "Bridge of Weir" leather from "Bridge of Weir Leather Company, Ltd." in Scotland. It's the same company that supplied leather upolstery for the Ford Model T and the Continental Mark II." No, it's not Connolly, but Bridge of Weir is still in business.

  • DearS DearS on Sep 30, 2008

    I wonder if this vehicle can be priced at five grand less. Leather is pretty important, and interior styling and exterior styling. I like the car ok, but its a bit of cash, and the competition is interesting also. I feel the car has a bit of personality in it. Volvo and Ford personality and Camry.