2010 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost

I think I'm less offended by the MKS EcoBoost than I am its Taurus SHO cousin -- mostly because the marketing folks at Ford's premier brand aren't trying to insist it's the reincarnation of a heralded sport sedan. As Phil and David have noted, it isn't: it's a large car (big enough, potentially, to appease the Town Car and Crown Vic crowd), albeit one packed with a stellar twin-turbocharged V-6.

I'm not necessarily convinced this D3 platform -- which is largely derived from the original Volvo S80 -- needs to die altogether. Until Ford can build a case for building a new large Lincoln from scratch, the current car could be much improved by adding weight to the steering rack and improving its feel, stiffening the suspension, and -- more than anything -- adding extra bite to the brake system.

Evan McCausland, Web Producer

I agree with those who say Ford should start from scratch. It is just too slow, too ugly, too expensive, and too late!!!!But Ford is notorious for putting off platform changes. Look at the Mustang. It will be 2014 before it gets a new independant rear suspension.Ford used to be on the cutting edge. Now they are parked on the emergency lane.
in the article it says that you wouldnt put it in the same category as the bmw 5 series and audi a6 yet for its competitors you put those exact cars and a few other that dont make sense and a few that do. who understands u guys

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