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Old 01-18-2006, 09:26 AM
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"This is among the best sports sedans America has ever produced - and yet, this will be its last year. "

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Old 01-18-2006, 06:13 PM
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Was'nt it problematic though? I know two brothers who both had them,and both had problems.It is a nice looking car.
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My uncle had one and hated it. Traded it for a new Navigator
 
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are they going to can it's sister Jag as well? My aunt just traded one in on a pacifica (dumbass move IMO) and absolutely loved her car, just had trouble getting her grandbaby in and out of it.
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B-Faithful - 1/18/2006 10:26 AM

"This is among the best sports sedans America has ever produced - and yet, this will be its last year. "
All I can say is, "generally auto makers don't stop a run on a line when it's at the top of it's game".
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Auto, isn't Pacifica a type of beer in Mexico.

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Old 01-19-2006, 11:33 AM
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I drive a LS and love it. It compares very well to my coworkers bmw 540. I dont think the car has been problemmatic other than some tranny sensors the first few years. I have a newer 280hp version and it has some giddy-up. As far as discontinuing at the top of its game, I think the car never really sold well due the brand. Lincoln went after a younger crowd and it never caught on. Most people in the younger crowd would rather have the status of the import car brands and not buy the brand that their grandfather drives. I am 32 and my friends with Audi A6's, BMW 5 series, and Lexus are very impressed with the car when they drive it. However, they always do say "it is still a Lincoln", which never results in status points.
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are they going to can it's sister Jag as well? My aunt just traded one in on a pacifica (dumbass move IMO) and absolutely loved her car, just had trouble getting her grandbaby in and out of it.
The X-type Jag is scheduled to end prod. after the 2008 model yr...according to Jaguar magazine..........
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I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard my co-worker say a cussword on the phone while trying to get his LS fixed.
I'd have my boat already.
I'll have to say, I liked the looks of the car and was pulling for them to be successful. I wish our home boys would get these cars right!! Hmmmm, what did I just see? A new Challenger?
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if none of you have driven on and are in the market for a new large sports sedan, you've got to give the caddy STS a good look, that car is downright amazing.
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are they going to can it's sister Jag as well? My aunt just traded one in on a pacifica (dumbass move IMO) and absolutely loved her car, just had trouble getting her grandbaby in and out of it.
The X-type Jag is scheduled to end prod. after the 2008 model yr...according to Jaguar magazine..........
It is the S-Type Jag that corresponds to the Lincoln LS

The X-type corresponds to a Ford Contour . . .
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Hmmmm, what did I just see? A new Challenger?
I just saw the article in Automobile Mag about the possibility of the Challenger..... WOW!

http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_sh...enger_concept/
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:04 PM
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My friend has the LS its a nice car but not my style I am looking at buying the Acura TL it's one of the sharpest looking sedans I have seen in awhile
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:34 AM
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Good or not, the only factor that a car company uses to determine whether to continue producing, or whether to can it is sales numbers. Either they are moving enough product to justify the cost of making them or they ain't. Could be the best car ever but if it isn't selling it will be history.
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sabre - 1/19/2006 1:11 PM Hmmmm, what did I just see? A new Challenger?
I just saw the article in Automobile Mag about the possibility of the Challenger..... WOW! http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/naias_2006/0601_dodge_challenger_concept/


Yup! My wife may just have to put up with my mid-life crisis........uh EARLY mid-life crisis.
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B-Faithful - 1/19/2006 5:33 PM

sabre - 1/19/2006 1:11 PM
Hmmmm, what did I just see? A new Challenger?
I just saw the article in Automobile Mag about the possibility of the Challenger..... WOW!

http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_sh...enger_concept/
maybe they'll re-make the movie "vanishing point"......with the new challenger
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