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Discussion in 'Rumors and Speculation' started by geraldg, Sep 15, 2017.
Does the Lincoln look a lot like the 300 or is it just me.
What i had hoped the 300 would look like by now.
Go drive the 400 hp awd Conti. Pretty impressive.
The Lincoln is much nicer but it's also a dedicated luxury brand. Chrysler isn't.
The above pics show very similar looking vehicles yet are miles apart in quality of materials, ride and $$$. A Mopar in the Lincoln range would be a perfect move-up to vehicle from a 300 or Charger for those of us wanting to stay with the brand.
But there is Alfa...
And that's where the issue of luxury comes into play. Alfa is sporty, but their vehicles aren't going to take away sales front Cadillac, Lincoln, or any of the classier luxury brands. Maserati is also priced too high to do so.
Isn't the new Continetal just a stretched Fusion that costs $60,000 ?
Isn't the 300 just a stretched Challenger that costs $50,000, or have I got that backward?
Prime example of why Alfa models had to debut before their Dodge counterparts.
That's great. What about someone who wants a midsize with the luxury pricetag?
At least Ford is doing something with the Continental, with advertising . With the 300 you can buy the cheapest one and pull it next to the most expensive and most people could not tell the difference.
You're right. Most people wouldn't spot the 20" wheels and tires on the premium models.
What differences are you expecting? A landau top? Whitewall tires? Chrome spoked wheel covers?
That usually works for me.
You are one of the few who can.. Remember when Chrysler had the Newport and New Yorker, you could tell the difference between them. If you are going to cover everything with one brand then at least make the top line look different or give it a different name.. Go look at pictures and you will see what I mean. Change the grille and taillights at least make it look different.
And the original "E" bodies were shortened "B" bodies. It's very common.
More of a Taurus/Explorer/Flex platform
I'm agreeing with you that there's no real luxury option. Alfa is "sport luxury" but leans more toward the "sport" side of that description while Maserati cars are priced too high to compete with BMW, Audi, and MB.