Rayo, your post scared me! I didn't think there were people as anal as I am about cars. When I did my 13 months of test driving all CUV's on the market, I always started by telling the salesman to give me the keys, give me about 15 minutes sitting in the car (where I tried out every switch and button), then we'd be ready to take the test drive. As usual, my wife was embarrassed, but I didn't care because if I'm spending $40-45k, I better be sure I want that car.
Ms Moretti - My VW is definitely gas powered...thank goodness! In some ways I feel a bit ashamed driving around with the VW logo on the car, however the Eos has the most amazing technical hardtop convertible roof I've ever seen...and I test drove all of the competitors 3 1/2 years ago when I made my purchase. Now here's an interesting tidbit - my loaded Eos has all the technology available in 2012, plus the most impressive technological item of all - the hardtop convertible/sunroof, yet I've only had to bring it to the shop once - for the replacement of the leather strap that keeps the seat belt in place. That's it in over 3 years!
So although they screwed up royally on the diesels, the Eos does what it's advertised to do...ahem, unlike some of our MKC's. Although I have nothing but praise for the Eos, it has been discontinued after just 6 short years on the market due to a total lack of marketing and advertising. This remark has been echoed to me by management in multiple VW dealerships in 3 different states....what a shame. But what's impressive to me is that VW was able to engineer a huge sunroof into the design, something that the hard top convertible competitors - Mercedes, Lexus, Volvo, BMW, Cadillac & Infiniti still have not figured out how to do.
A few comments regarding the previous posts...YES, if you promise something, deliver on it, and that's part of Lincolns problems. They sold us the MKC because we could get every technological bell and whistle in a nice looking package at a price thousands less then the competition. But those bells and whistles are supposed to work as intended. The MKX adaptive lighting (or, lack of) is simply unacceptable in a premium car - or really in any car made today.
Now, since I started this thread about the Signature lighting, and we got way off the subject, let me end this by being more positive. I do like my MKC, and my guess is that as we all get through our first couple of years of use and get the items we need fixed, I think we will just love and appreciate our cars. Today I waxed and detailed it and was really blown away by the metallic look resonating from the car. It was if they used about 40% more of the metallic material then was called for. It just looked stunning in the bright sun, so I took it out for a nice ride on this beautiful warm & sunny day, and with the sun roof and all windows open and my favorite music playing, I was amazed at all the looks I (actually - the MKC) received. I could just read in their eyes that they were thinking - "wow, that looks nice,...I've never seen it before - what is it?" And as you all know, that's a satisfying feeling
But back to reality and the theme of this post -- you just know that with our luck, the 2017 MKC will feature a small change that's not even mentioned in their marketing materials, and that will be that Lincoln will put the Signature lighting in a clear enclosure and it will look simply magnificent!!!!