^^ definitely agree. unfortunately, it will continue until Lincoln steps up and creates their stand alone dealerships. i own a Lexus and don't mind going to the stealership for routine service. free drinks, snacks, wifi, massage chair, and service goes a long way. especially when paying for a luxury brand, i want luxury service. otherwise, i'd go back to KIA and get herded around..
on another point, test drove the NX turbo and it's a nice vehicle. just didn't like the front end (looks too much like a shark) and the rear end is ugly. the interior is really sweet tho, but i'll admit that i didn't like the angle of the center instrument panel. in the end, i got the MKC over the NX, RDX, and GLK without any regrets. love the feel of the comfort setting, floats like a boat. actually drove the RX over the weekend and thought the tires were over-inflated or something cos it didn't feel like the floating couch i had become accustomed too. checked the tires and not over inflated. guess i'm really liking what the floating feel is truly about. gotta admit Lexus did a good job imitating it but nothing beats the original american made!! :wink
Not surprised at all, and I agree it is more a statement on where the Lexus and Lincoln brands are right now in the US than the quality of the actual vehicles themselves. The NX is just getting ramped up, and I wouldn't be too surprised to see it selling in levels closer to the RDX or even higher depending on how much it cannibalizes RX sales.
I did not really like anything about the NX except for the interior quality and F-Sport appearance. I felt it gave a slow, mediocre drive and lacked many features found in the MKC. I'm not into the floaty feel in normal mode of the MKC, but if I have to keep it in sport most of the time I can live with it.
I'm not really worry about it. Like I've said before I''d rather have more exclusivity than people having the same thing as me.
I've seen a few GLAs in town and also 1 NX lately, and I'm glad I haven't waited for either one of them. One feels way too small for a luxury car, and the other one feels like a NKOTB (not my motto).