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#21 OFFLINE   T hawker

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 02:22 PM

You're remembering them as far better than they were. 

 

It's possible.  I also remember the Mercury Grand Marquis commercials with the guy cutting the diamond in the back seat going down I believe a cobble stone road.  Try that in one of today's sedans :)  The last really nice riding car I remember is my parents 1990 Town Car, it just needed another 100 hp.


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Past Rides:

 

1980 Pinto                1982 T-Bird Heritage         1983 Ranger V6

1984 Tempo 2d        1985 Ranger V6 4x4          1985 T-Bird 5.0

1986 Ranger V6       1988 Mustang LX 2d 5.0    1989 Bronco II 4x4

1991 Ranger 4.0       1992 F-150 5.8 4x4           1995 Chevy 5.7 K1500

1995 Ranger 4.0       1995 F-150 5.8 4x4           1998 Mark VIII

1999 Chevy S10 4.3 2000 GMC Sierra 5.3 4x4  2001 Crown Vic

2003 GMC Yukon     2006 MB C350                   2008 Buick Enclave

2008 GMC Sierra 4x4  2012 Toyota Venza V6   2014 F150 XLT SCrew

 

Past Hobbies:

 

1976 Mercury Marquis 460/4bbl

1979.5 Ranchero








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#22 OFFLINE   MY93SHO

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 03:05 PM

 

I call it comfy cozy :)

I believe the MST3K crew referred to it as: "that baby handles like a river barge"



#23 OFFLINE   T hawker

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:57 AM

We have a new "Courier" forum to discuss the possible North American unibody 2022 Courier.  This may be the P758 platform that has been discussed on this board.


Past Rides:

 

1980 Pinto                1982 T-Bird Heritage         1983 Ranger V6

1984 Tempo 2d        1985 Ranger V6 4x4          1985 T-Bird 5.0

1986 Ranger V6       1988 Mustang LX 2d 5.0    1989 Bronco II 4x4

1991 Ranger 4.0       1992 F-150 5.8 4x4           1995 Chevy 5.7 K1500

1995 Ranger 4.0       1995 F-150 5.8 4x4           1998 Mark VIII

1999 Chevy S10 4.3 2000 GMC Sierra 5.3 4x4  2001 Crown Vic

2003 GMC Yukon     2006 MB C350                   2008 Buick Enclave

2008 GMC Sierra 4x4  2012 Toyota Venza V6   2014 F150 XLT SCrew

 

Past Hobbies:

 

1976 Mercury Marquis 460/4bbl

1979.5 Ranchero


#24 OFFLINE   Assimilator

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:33 AM

Those old cars were also MUCH slower, putting today's power and responsiveness on a soft suspension doesn't work.

 

It would be nice if Lincoln found its way back to an Air Suspension system (especially Navigator), but the adaptive dampeners have made a massive difference.  

 

If you think the 2018 MKX rides like a rock in Comfort mode, then I can't help you there. It's a perfect blend to me of comfort and responsiveness.  


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#25 OFFLINE   T hawker

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:22 PM

I am probably on the far end of the spectum for softer rides.  Would like to push mfg's to nicer, quieter rides though.  I never did have a problem putting those big cars through a corner, yes tires would holler a bit, well quite a bit, you just needed to pay attention and know how to drive.  :)  Perhaps this is due to learning how to drive in a 1973 LTD Country Squire wagon.

 

I would be driving the MKX today if my dealership was cooperative.  They refused to order a 2018 while three 2017's were sitting on their lot.  I went across the street and bought the 2017 Acadia, I already liked them, have the SLT2 so have all the bells and whistles.  My mother has had one for a year at that time so was very familiar with the ride qualities and because of that I had the dealership swap the 20" standard SLT2 wheels with the 18" wheels from the SLT1.  Goes from 55 series to 65 series tires which puts the ride just a notch under the MKX, but then for $15 to $20K savings worked out just fine.


Past Rides:

 

1980 Pinto                1982 T-Bird Heritage         1983 Ranger V6

1984 Tempo 2d        1985 Ranger V6 4x4          1985 T-Bird 5.0

1986 Ranger V6       1988 Mustang LX 2d 5.0    1989 Bronco II 4x4

1991 Ranger 4.0       1992 F-150 5.8 4x4           1995 Chevy 5.7 K1500

1995 Ranger 4.0       1995 F-150 5.8 4x4           1998 Mark VIII

1999 Chevy S10 4.3 2000 GMC Sierra 5.3 4x4  2001 Crown Vic

2003 GMC Yukon     2006 MB C350                   2008 Buick Enclave

2008 GMC Sierra 4x4  2012 Toyota Venza V6   2014 F150 XLT SCrew

 

Past Hobbies:

 

1976 Mercury Marquis 460/4bbl

1979.5 Ranchero


#26 OFFLINE   theoldwizard

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 04:13 AM

My 6'4" son-in-law had to "hunch" over in the old Ranger regular cab.  Npt enough leg room.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 09:00 AM

My 6'4" son-in-law had to "hunch" over in the old Ranger regular cab.  Npt enough leg room.

Kind of silly for someone 6'4" to have a Ranger. 


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#28 OFFLINE   twintornados

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 06:24 AM

My 6'4" son-in-law had to "hunch" over in the old Ranger regular cab.  Npt enough leg room.

Kind of silly for someone 6'4" to have a Ranger. 

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I assumed it was Wiz's truck and he was giving his son-in-law a ride....


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 10:58 AM

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I assumed it was Wiz's truck and he was giving his son-in-law a ride....


And how is this different from telling people to get in the back seat of an Escort? Oh, i know. We can solve this by putting the Escort on the D3 platform.

Small vehicles are small. Large vehicles are large. I have yet to see a TARDIS come out of Detroit, Tokyo, Seoul or Stuttgart.
I want a 5.0 equipped Focus

#30 OFFLINE   twintornados

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 04:58 PM

And how is this different from telling people to get in the back seat of an Escort? Oh, i know. We can solve this by putting the Escort on the D3 platform.

Small vehicles are small. Large vehicles are large. I have yet to see a TARDIS come out of Detroit, Tokyo, Seoul or Stuttgart.

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Owning one and hitching a ride in one are very different. FYI, they did put Escort on a D3 platform, they called it Five Hundred. :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:


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