By on July 9, 2013

(NSFW for language)

Having just picked up a Lincoln MKZ , I can’t help but recall the immortal words of the pokwer playing gentleman

“I like me a Town Car – man look quiet and correct in one of them.”

Truer words have never been spoken. I am not quite sure the MKZ confers quite the same dignity and bearing on the person driving it, but we’ll see in a week’s time.

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    I own an official Panther love badge. It accredits my good taste in all things automotive, and also confers a 10% discount on dinner entrees before 4:00 pm.

    Quiet dignity is exactly right. The MKS has a little of it. The facelift less so than the 09-13 model.

    The Town Car has it overflowing its every gunwale.

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    I’m told my ’11 300C grill conveys that I’m a Big, Angry, Asshole that’s in a hurry.

    Which isn’t true, I’m not ALWAYS in a hurry.

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    Derek, you are FAR to young for that car. One of my friends drives a Zeyphr, and it is perfectly nice, but it just SCREAMS old fart. Which is OK, he’s 50 and old at heart. He bought it from his Dad when the old man moved on to a DTS!

    At least dynamically it belongs to the current century, and not the middle of the previous like a Clown Car.

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    Road in a Town Car taxi on vacation. It had 234,000 miles on it. Was quiet, smooth, rattle free. Just a hint of wear on the leather. We need a new modern Town Car. Lincoln hasn’t come up with one yet. The current batch of Lincolns would make good Mercury’s!

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    A friend who’s watching Game of Thrones, and who hasn’t seen The Wire, asked me if The Wire is better.

    I said “Not that Game of Thrones isn’t good, but The Wire kicks the sh!t out of Game of Thrones.”

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    …until the rear starts ‘the sag.’

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    Also, I would love to get my hands on a copy of my mom’s 1987 Lincoln Town Car. Best car I ever grew up in…

    White with blue top and blue interior, those funky wire wheels that weren’t wheel covers but looked like they were…

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      Compaq Deskpro

      I don’t know why steelies with hubcaps aren’t more common, they can look as expensive as they need to be while still having the durability of steel, as well as being cheap as dirt, and easily replaceable. Cragers for $10 from Autozone anyone?

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    So is it the 2.0 I4 turbo, the six cylinder, or the hybrid? Are there any details available about how the car actually drives (as opposed to whether or not the onboard entertainment/navigation system interacts with your cellphone in a life-affirming manner)?

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    If I was going to drive a Lincoln, I’d rather have my old 1962 Continental convertible back. Or even maybe the 1960 Premiere sedan I had. Lincoln had already gone down the hole by the time the 68’s arrived with their gimp flywheel gear and their nylon power window gears.

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