Objectives of the Lincoln MKT 2010 Review
I first want to thank Adam Dooley from Dooley Communications and Ford / Lincoln for giving me the chance to drive one of the coolest vehicles on the market. I get to drive a Lincoln MKT from Monday to Friday this week. Ford has started a grass roots project to spread the word about its quality and depth of its product line.
Never being one that likes to copy other people, my game plan for this unique experience is to cover as much as I can about the vehicle. Each day I will be covering a certain group of items in the MKT that will hopefully be related. Because I love technology and my blog is Technology focused you should expect some in depth write ups on the amazing technology enhancements Ford brings to its vehicles. I will be writing about things such as:
- Microsoft Sync. The onboard software that allows you to play music off your MP3 player and make hands free calls and text messages!
- One touch parallel parking.
- Safety features such as the camera on the back bumper, the numerous airbags and setting the safe distance of the car in front of you.
A vehicle’s look is such a personal preference. I think Ford has poured their heart and soul into making this a real head turner. The front of the MKT makes a bold statement. Within the first hour I had 2 complete strangers come up to me in a parking lot and ask me what kind of car it was. One went as far as saying “Great ride!”.
While the Lincoln MKT has very good exterior looks, the inside of the crossover is out of this world. Stepping into the car your body will be greeted with medium-firm leather seats. Everything about the interior screams high-end luxury. You will almost feel like you are in the cockpit of an airplane. The Morray Street Bridge has been terrible for people wanting to turn left onto Roblin Blvd. since the construction started this summer. Driving home in the Lincoln MKT I could care less that only 3 cars were making it through the intersection each light change.
On the way home I tested the hands free calling and GPS unit. Both of the tests were very easy to do thanks to the very intuitive Microsoft Sync software. The software looks after the voice commands and has a very intuitive menu structure on a large touch screen interface.
When I wasn’t making hand free calls I was testing out the THX certified speaker system that comes with a built in 10” subwoofer. Both Power 97 and Sirius Radio never sounded better. The GPS talks to you in such a way you feel that you are listening to a real person. The sound of the music get muted while the GPS gives you directions.
I haven’t completely gone through reading all the specs of the car like what size motor it has or how how large the rims are. The power of this vehicle is unbelievable. The Lincoln MKT is quiet and feels solid. Because of this I find it is very hard to judge just how fast you are going. Be weary of speed traps.
As each day in the review ends I will link the days post to these list items on this page. Bookmark this page if you want to have quick access to all the Lincoln MKT resources!