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Never thought I'd own another FoMoCo product...

Well, I guess I've now covered the entire spectrum of Ford Motor Company brands (in the US). I learned to drive in a Ford Mustang and an F-150, Drove both of those on and off for a couple years (they were my parent's cars), then I got a Mercury Capri (the Mustang's red-headed step sister) as my first car. Shortly after that I switched to Chevy, then Toyota, and honestly didn't expect I'd ever go back to anything from FoMoCo. Both of those moves seemed to be great improvements in pretty much every way.

Last November my insurance company decided to total out my Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited instead of repair it. (It was worth more to them as parts than it would cost to fix the damage, so they made me a very nice offer.) So I spent black friday car shopping and ended up getting an MKC that had been sitting on the lot for a few weeks. The ONLY reason I went there was because the wife insisted I try the Escape, which a few of her girlfirends just raved about. But I walked into the dealership, saw the MKC and, well, the rest is history.

It's the Reserve model with the 2.3L engine, Midnight Saphire paint, pano roof, black interior (ugh, would not have chosen that myself) and tech package.

I'm a few months into ownership so far.... there's a lot to love about this car, but also a few things that are driving me insane.
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I also learned to drive on a Ford - a Galaxy 500. My parents' next car was the Capri!! In spite of that, I've never bought a Ford product since.

We went to a Ford/Lincoln dealership because the wife wanted to test drive the Edge and Escape. Afterwards the sales person showed us the MKC. A week later we bought one.
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First Ford was my wife's brand new 1974 Mustang II. Total POS, which required a fresh appliaction of bondo in the wheel wells every 6 months. Then it got much better:
A 1986 Mustang GT (cars started getting fast again), a 1993 Ranger that my brother still drives with 280K miles and a 2006 Explorer that I still have.

These cars have progressively become better built.

Now off to a good start with the MKC, hoping for good years ahead.

But still wish I hadn't sold my first car, a 1969 AMX 390. Overreacted to the 1974 "gas crisis". Errr
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Welcome back. My first car was a 1967 Ford Mustang fastback that I purchased in 1977. Great car but what followed was a lot of bad products from Ford. I too had thought that I would never purchase another vehicle from FoMoCo. But that all changed when I needed a new truck. I researched the new turbo diesel that Ford had developed and was sold on the engine and the truck. I liked the truck so much that I went out and bought Ford stock. Easily the best vehicle that I've ever owned.

We're hoping that we'll have a similar experience with our new MKC.

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 L Reserve Tuxedo Black Metallic THX Sound 20-inch Wheels. Build Date 8.26.14
2011 Ford F-350 Lariat SC 6.7 L PSD 4x4 Golden Bronze Metallic
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Sheeesh! My first car was my Model A Ford!
Had it for 5 years.
Then I moved up to a 1940 Ford!
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It's the Reserve model with the 2.3L engine, Midnight Saphire paint, pano roof, black interior (ugh, would not have chosen that myself) and tech package.

I'm a few months into ownership so far.... there's a lot to love about this car, but also a few things that are driving me insane.
that's funny cos that's one of the main reasons i chose the MKC, the midnight sapphire with ebony interior and AWD. i also got the 2.3L select model with pano sunroof.

there are some annoying things, but overall still enjoy driving it.
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My first car was a 1959 Rambler. The drive shaft would fall out and I would have to get out of the car a put it back in - in Chicago traffic.
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Tell me about it.
My first delving into the FoMoCo was with the new MKZ. Seeing it from the rear from a distance I though it might have been a new Aston Martin, upon closer inspection, I noticed a lincoln badge to my surprise! It was at that moment I realized Lincoln finally expanded its reach from those seeking retirement to various younger customers.



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that's funny cos that's one of the main reasons i chose the MKC, the midnight sapphire with ebony interior
I'll admit, it's a good combo. I just really don't like the all black interior. First time I had to pop the hood in the garage I had to get a flash light to find the release!

Personally, the Tahitian Pearl paint and a medium grey interior would have been my choice... or since they didn't offer a grey, the sand/espresso combo interior... or maybe just the sand, which is the interior I think I've seen in every Tahitian Pearl painted MKC I've seen.
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