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Old 12-13-2017, 09:43 PM
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Get to drive one for a couple of days, while car is in shop.
That Big Boy is Niiiice. Boy howdy it does have a lot of buttons to push. For a big car it scoots pretty d**n good when you mash the pedal, especially from a roll.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:25 AM
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I'd like to drive one, haven't even seen one yet. There are so few dealerships that carry the brand near here it's hard to find one.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:27 AM
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Who comes up with this marketing crap?
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Get to drive one for a couple of days, while car is in shop.
That Big Boy is Niiiice. Boy howdy it does have a lot of buttons to push. For a big car it scoots pretty d**n good when you mash the pedal, especially from a roll.


Got one for the wife 8 months ago.She loves it but only lets me drive it when she is with me so I can't take it to the track.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:56 AM
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Who comes up with this marketing crap?
There are very few car commercials created by car people. Nothing ever speaks about the car or what it can do. The last really good commercial I saw was years ago and it was a Porsche commercial, all about the emotion of the driving experience. Not some guy falling into a pool or going outside and seeing a car wrapped up for Christmas.
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I've seen maybe one or two continentials in the wild. But that is it. Didn't look as big of a car in person but maybe I was just expecting something big like the old Town Car.
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Isn't it about the same size as a Taurus? Intermediate sized car 30 years ago. I haven't sat in a car that was truly full sized since... well the Marauder, and I always hit my head getting in it. Guess that's why tall fat guys buy trucks.
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:54 PM
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Who comes up with this marketing crap?
Looks more like a Honda or Toyota commercial....

Owner is in the passenger seat facing backwards while the dog drives.
I've seen something close to this on the Beltway many times!
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Looks more like a Honda or Toyota commercial....

Owner is in the passenger seat facing backwards while the dog drives.
I've seen something close to this on the Beltway many times!
While reading a book no less. God knows when I want to read a book I get in my car and sit backwards....
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Lincoln did very few commercial promoting the new Continental.
Just like the Marauder. Poor Marketing.
They just started offering reasonable leases because so many are on dealer lots. I saw one dealer with over 25.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:56 PM
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While reading a book no less. God knows when I want to read a book I get in my car and sit backwards....
LOL....yeah the dash is wayyyyy more comfy than a 30 way adjustable leather seat!
Plus you think that you look cool.

BTW: The guy looks like he is Robert Downey Jr's douchy brother!
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Sorry folks, misspoke/mistyped.
It is actually a 2017. Title corrected.
Engine /bay is so covered up you can't readily see the turbos.


IMHO car should not come with lp tires. Don't provide that cushy ride you'd expect of a luxury barge.
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Wayyyy back when car commercials were funny.

This commercial really connected with me as I've owned many shiny black cars....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnZhPtpibSk

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Wayyyy back when car commercials were funny.

This commercial really connected with me as I've owned many shiny black cars....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnZhPtpibSk

I can relate.
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Don't remember that one...funny!

I had my hood painted a couple years ago. Right after I had it done I came out of a store with my wife and saw a big purpleish bird crap on the hood and said to my wife "That's sh** is going to etch into the clearcoat". Sure enough...
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