New Owner Checking In
Hey everyone. Well, I've wanted an excuse to drive a Lincoln for a while. Sadly, it was at the expense of my 2014 Mustang GT. I recently had to have back surgery and my wife insisted I give up my still new to me 2014 ingot silver GT. But after starting to drive again after the surgery, I realized I didn't want to have to slink in and out of the Mustang. So, I looked for something with a better ride height. I had a base GT that was low on amenities so I wanted something a bit more techy and plush this time. The Mustang was my first Ford size college, as I'd driven a string of Hondas. I'm 39 now. I've had a bit of a crush on Lincolns ever since the last gen Navigator. My mother in law bought one and I always thought it was nice. Last summer she traded for an MKT Ecoboost and I was amazed when I got a turn behind the wheel.
So I knew I wanted to consider Lincoln. And I've been on a bit of a "Buy American" streak, buying the Mustang then, a few months later, a Yukon XL for the wife. She wouldn't go for a Navigator, lol. Anyway, the first car I looked at was an MKC. Wifey was NOT happy. She likes the looks of the MKC alright, but her mother has always driven Lincolns. She has the same jaded perception of Lincoln as probably most people do. So she begged me to look elsewhere.
She made me test out an Acura RDX, an Infiniti QX50, Volvo XC60, and MB GLA250. I really didn't care for any of them. I definitely didn't want another Honda. The Infiniti was a hoot to drive but the ride height was a little too low for what I was looking for. In the end, she relented, lol. I signed the papers yesterday on a 2015 MKC. It's an awd 2.3l. I don't have the sticker in front of me so forgive me if I screw up the options but I think I have the following: Select with 101A, Select Plus Package, Climate Package, Panoramic Vista Roof, and Smoked Quartz paint.
My hour long commute to work this morning was fantastic. I pray I keep this car longer than the Mustang!