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I'm quite excited for my MKC.

I'm wondering how I'm going to feel about the push button shifting. I'm so used to driving w/ my hand on the gear shift and throwing a car in drive from reverse that the push button might be weird.

Has anyone had experience?
 

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It is weird. During my test drive I kept looking for my mustang shifter to no avail. I'm assuming you get used to it after a while...I also drive with my hand on the shifter and I will say that the MKC is still comfortable driving position without that perch.
 

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Several months ago on a business trip, I got a brand new (12 miles on the odometer) Lincoln MKZ from National Rental Car. When I got in it, I wondered how I would adapt to the push-button transmission. Answer: no problem. Took a couple of hours, but by the end of the 3 day rental I wasn't even thinking about it anymore. On the recent drive I had in an MKC (several hours worth), the same thing happened. I suppose everyone is different, but for me it really didn't take anytime at all for me to get used to it. Perhaps more important, though: I liked it!
 

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I did like it a lot. It's everything I'm looking for. It's frustrating reading the comments over on jalopnik about lincoln being a flop and the mkc being just another escape. The mkc feels nothing like an escape and it is a very classy car. I am essentially Lincoln's new target market- young with disposable income. I think they will do just fine with this product, contrary to the comments seen on the blog.
 

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I did like it a lot. It's everything I'm looking for. It's frustrating reading the comments over on jalopnik about lincoln being a flop and the mkc being just another escape. The mkc feels nothing like an escape and it is a very classy car. I am essentially Lincoln's new target market- young with disposable income. I think they will do just fine with this product, contrary to the comments seen on the blog.
Hey dmace0908, very good post - I'm in agreement with everything you mentioned.

BTW.. I also had a look at the comments over on jalopnik.com today, and a good majority of the posters appear to be rather under-informed shoot-from-the-hip type who...
a) are not up to speed on Lincoln Motor Company's present-day revival /re-invention efforts
b) haven't bothered to look at the development/design/execution of the MKC, and have little to no idea how this important new vehicle will impact the targeted market
c) are clearly not members of Lincoln's target audience/demographic for the new vehicle

To echo your comment, I also think that Lincoln will do just fine with this new product. :)

Cheers
Richard
 

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rbreeze/dmace0908 -- I agree 100% with your respective posts. The MKC is, as dmace0908 has stated "a very classy car". I have driven several Escapes as rental units, and like that vehicle very much. But, based on my recent drive, the MKC is in an entirely different league. There is no way I could detect any similarity between these two CUVs; the MKC feels and drives much different -- better ride, better handling, quieter. The interior is top-notch and does not resemble the Escape at all. Overall, the MKC feels heavier, but in a good way. I do believe this will be a very good seller for Lincoln.
 

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the MKC is elegant and the Jalopnik proletariat are exactly that, prepubescent proles. I've never been a fan of their content nor their discussions, it always devolves into average opinion. There is just no room for logic or insight on that site... I'm excited for when TTAC gets their hands on one. Those guys (the community) understand a thing or two about a thing or two :D

I mean c'mon the first comment I see when clicking over to their MKC coverage is will it do burnouts, and the author responds that he will try and report his findings.... SURE SON...
 
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