This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Lincoln.
The only head-turning car I’ve ever owned was the ten-year-old Mercury Lynx I drove in high school. It was three shades of brown on the outside with an orange interior, a leaky sunroof, and a radio that could blast my Huey Lewis and the News cassette tape like it meant business. (I was a big fan of “Naturally.” High five, anyone? No? Well, okay then.)
When BlogHer asked if I would be interested in driving a Lincoln MKT for a week, I actually laughed. Because, come on. Angela Pudding in a Lincoln? Really? Yes. Please!
A few weeks later, the vehicle rep delivered this to me:
And, yes. From the outside, you might not see it as a head turner. (Although, I do love the station wagon look. I really do!) Oh, but wait. Let’s step inside, shall we?
Harper: I want to live in this car.
The MKT is ultra-luxurious. It seats six people VERY comfortably, and seven if your seventh is a shorty. And when I say it seats six “comfortably” please know that although every seat has a great amount of leg room, what I’m referring to is the fact that the seats have temperature controls, and each passenger can control their own temperature. (Along with the heat from the seat, Jeff liked his side of the car to run at 73 degrees. I was comfy at 70. La la laaah…we felt famous in the MKT.) By the way, did you notice the two extremely large sun roofs? Yeah. It’s called a Vista Roof, and we loved it.
When you turn the car on (without a key, I might add—you simply put the key fob in your pocket, and the car starts with the press of a button), you are immediately greeted by the eight-inch touch screen.
This touch screen, equipped with SIRIUS Travel Link, includes a voice activated Navigation System that provides local traffic reports, weather reports, sporting event scores, local gas prices, and local movie listings and show times. Using Lincoln SYNC (powered by Microsoft), you can make calls from the road without ever having to dig the phone out of your pocket—all you need is a Bluetooth-enabled phone, and SYNC does all the work for you. You can also plug your iPod into the USB port, and your music appears right in front of you on the touch screen. If an airbag deploys? SYNC will call 911 for you. This is 2010, and the MKT makes you feel like You Are There, and You are Cared For. (And I realize that sounds completely hokey, because we’re talking about a car here, but really. It’s true.)
I must admit, I didn’t make full use of SYNC or Travel Link. (I can’t drive and fiddle at the same time—especially if I’m driving someone else’s car.) BUT, I did fall in love with the SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
I had no idea SIRIUS was such an amazing thing. You’re telling me there’s a station out there that plays Bruce Springsteen 24/7? Now *I* want to live in this car.
(I just wanted to show this photo to you because it reminds me of Picasso’s Blue Period. Plus, my thighs look thin, and that’s sort of rare. Wait! The Lincoln MKT will make your thighs look thin! (My claim. Not theirs.))
When Harper and I decided to go for a drive, I was a little nervous. (I’m used to driving much smaller vehicles.)
(I wonder if I always become this ghostly when I’m nervous. Perhaps it’s time for an iron supplement.) Okay. Get this. When you put the Lincoln MKT in reverse, this is what the touch screen shows:
It’s my driveway! The reverse view along with the blind spot alarms (and Bruce Springsteen), put me at ease. (The MKT I drove was equipped with BLIS—the Blind Spot Information System. When BLIS detects a car in your blind spot, an amber light appears in the sideview mirror. Similarly, when you’re backing up and a vehicle is approaching, the Cross Traffic Alert sounds an alarm to let you know that the path is not clear. I was dazzled with this.)
We drove the Lincoln MKT a LOT last week. And despite a minor issue which I believe can be attributed to bad gas (in the car, not the passengers), the ride was smooth and flawless. (The MKT earned an admirable 2.5 points on the Fluid Pudding Head Turning Scale (HTS), by the way. The coach at school called it a “beautiful car,” a pre-school mom fell in love with the vista roof, and some random guy at the grocery store watched me run my hand down the side of the driver door sensor to activate the keyless entry, and continued to watch as I sat down and got situated. I can’t really say if he was impressed with the car or with my shrinking thighs, so I’ll just give him a half point.)
Off on a tangent: On our final day with the MKT, we drove her to church. And as Jeff crossed the lot to pick the girls and I up from the front, I noticed that the MKT grill makes it look like an angel is leading you. (Or that you’ve accidentally run into an angel, and her wings are stuck to the front of your car like a big squishy bug.) Regardless. Flashy.
Admittedly, I don’t know much about cars. (You can go here for all of the official specs on the MKT.) What I *do* know is that the Lincoln MKT really impressed me as being the perfect family car—especially if your family spends a lot of time in the car. My vehicle rep told me that the model I drove was a $54,000 vehicle. This is a bit pricey for the Puddings, but I would definitely recommend the MKT to anyone who can afford it.
“Whatever you are, be a good one” is one of my favorite Abraham Lincoln quotes. And to show just how good the people at Lincoln are, they are allowing me to give away a $500 Visa gift card to one of my lucky commenters. Please leave a comment below telling me what you look for in a new car—good mileage, good safety rating, refrigerator in the back seat, twelve USB ports, anything!—and on March 5th I’ll use the random number generator to choose a winner.
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239 thoughts on ““Whatever you are, be a good one.””
Good gas mileage, lots of space and one of those little holes to plug in my iPod.
Plenty of leg room and space for the dogs. :)
All I want is that new car smell. Really – it’s an intoxicant.
good gas mileage, leg room, a port for my MP3, and plenty of pick up for me, plus plenty of passenger room for the boyfriend and our menagerie
-good gas mileage
-hatchback/station wagon area so Rocky can drool and shed in the back
given the issues we’ve been having lately, i’m gonna have to say a good warranty and good customer service
Roomy, decent gas mileage and I won’t lie, I like it to look nice on the outside!
Gas mileage, then plenty of cargo space for trips to Ikea. ;)
Zoom Zoom! I look for sporty and attractive more than anything else. When I grow up, I want to be a race car driver.
I definitely want my next car to be a hybrid, have satellite radio already built in (like the MKT here) and be able to comfortably take my husband, two dogs and me on the long road trips from AL to NC to see the in-laws!
I look for space, reasonable price and good gas mileage.
In a NEW car? I wouldn’t know, as I’ve never had a new one. But I think I would want many of the features you listed here, plus hybridity. Is that the right term?
Good night, that is a fancy car.
I’m looking for something with good gas mileage & would LOVE a hybrid if I had the funds. I also want something smaller – I am just one person & apart from moving couches across town in the back end of my car, I do not need something big at all.
My fiance really wants our next car to be a hybrid. I’ll just settle for anything that gets me from Point A to Point B with reasonable gas mileage and without randomly stalling in the middle of intersections, which is what my old car used to do.
I would like for my brakes to work and my accelerator to only accelerate when I push the pedal. (I currently drive a camry)
I really want that cool key fob feature with the button to start. I would feel like I was a character in Back to the Future!
At this point I was something that gets more that 13mpg. Please? Unfortunately a new car is so not in our budget right now…
Diesel. Safety. Room for kids and dogs. Ability to tow a small trailer.
I want something that I love as much as my TransAm but possibly with heated seats this time. Because my car is totally a head turner but in the winter it’s a bun freezer!
Oh how I wish we could afford a new car! Seating for 6, safe, comfortable, Ipod connectivity, power doors, storage and good mileage.
I am an old fuddy duddy when it comes to cars. I prefer safe, decent gas mileage and reliable. Both of our cars are 12+ years old, so I can also be called a cheapskate.
Of course I would love to have a new car, but I don’t know if I will ever buy one off the lot. I imagine it would feel amazing to do so.
Mostly safety, though heated seats don’t hurt one bit.
A NEW car? Surely you jest. But, if you’re asking…good gas mileage, enough space for kids and dog and stuff, that new car smell.
In my new car?
I would like Fluid Pudding.
And heated seats.
You had me at seat warmers. We live in MN. My 7 year old T&C Minivan (and that’s the “new” car) has seat warmers – it is one of my favorite features.
ALSO – that Vista Roof is something that I’ve wished for my entire life. If I had this car, the next thing I would do is plan a vacation to the Canadian Rockies, or the US Rockies- or any other mountain range – because CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW AWESOME that vista roof would be in the MOUNTAINS???!!!
I might have to buy a lottery ticket- I usually don’t care about cars (see above – length of ownership) but this one seems wicked cool.
Good gas mileage and a good saftey rating are definitely at the top of my list.
This car looks a little fancy for us. We are looking for something that seats 6 right now (3rd baby on the way). It will be hard to give up the awesome gas mileage of our current car (a Corolla) and stay in our price rage.
Safety and gas mileage!
Safety, safety, safety. Oh, and something that’s easy to park, which eliminates most minivans and large SUVs. I actually like station wagons.
I am looking for leg room, good gas mileage, and stability control to help keep me from having an accident when the weather gets nasty.
Gas mileage and a hatchback, in case I need to haul stuff. You never know.
And that blindspot alarm and rear-view camera would be sooooooo handy for me–I have a history of backing into things.
I too am a fan of the station wagon in all its iterations. My current ride is a ’92 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, (“The last of the Oldsmobubbles”) and yes, it’s overdue for replacement — probably not in the Lincoln price range though, but I sure do like the configuration of that thing. Since “safety” is pretty much a given with cars these days, I’m looking for good gas mileage in a car whose interior will camouflage the shedding from our faithful Yellow Lab who dearly loves to ride, combined with ability to occasionally tow a boat — pretty much incompatible requirements, but if you spot one, do let me know!
Nice review, FP — sounds like you had a lot of fun flaunting that thing :-)
Currently I am car-less, so I’m just looking for a car en generalmente, but I think a car with a built-in GPS sounds neat!
What I look for in a car: Reliability, fuel efficiency and an accessible back seat for visitors and car seats. Bonus would be some kind of visually distinctive detail. I only learned about this after I started driving a white Corolla in a state where every third car is a white Corolla. We learned to improvise (leopard print steering-wheel cover) so we could find the damn thing in parking lots.
Gas mileage, it’s all about the gas mileage here. :)
What did your neighbors say when they saw the new car? I bet they were jealous!
We drive cars older than our kids, who are 12 and 8. But we’re teaching them about making the most of what you own, right?
Someday I’ll have a car without cheerios ground into the back seat, ah, luxury! LOL
I drive 600+ miles per week to and from work so gas mileage is really important. But I’m liking the key thing, and the iPod connectivity and the sun roof(s) and heated seat. Does it come in a smaller model? I don’t know 5 other people.
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good gas mileage, comfort, power
Safety is up there, but gas mileage is the big one for me.
Now it’s gas mileage since gas prices are so high but I don’t think I’d ever have another car without butt-warmers and leather seats. I like the fact that the leather seats are so much easier to clean (4 kids make a mess out of cloth seats here) and I love my butt-warmer in this cold Northeastern Ohio weather.
four wheel drive!!!
I need a good little mirror on the back of the sun visor so I can yank the gray hairs out of my part while waiting at a stop light.
big big sun roof…that’s it!
Oooh, I want the shrinky thighs feature! Is that part of the Sport package?
The Sirius Radio and iPod hook up would definitely impress me. I have to have a halfway decent sound system in my car since I listen to music ALL THE TIME.
Looks like a nice ride, a little big and a little pricey for me, but a nice ride.
Good on gas, safe, low maintenance, 4×4, not too big (like those XXX-tra long-bed things that don’t even fit into a parking spot), sunroof (stealing someone else’s idea). How about self-cleaning, too?
Wow, that vehicle looks amazing!! I love all of the cool technology in it. Your little one looks really comfy in it too! :) I look for good mileage in a car, car style, and also the types of technology that it offers such as GPS. Thanks!!
sports stuff, kids, and dogs!! not in that order!!!
hybrid and must gave good cup holders!
Oh My, this looks so good. I so want this!
I’ll be looking for good mileage and SYNC. Love it!
I look for good gas mileage, cup holders that actually hold cups of an average size, mp3 hookup and general attractiveness. The husband is pickier about plugs, moving seats and fancy gadgetry.
Thanks for the contest!
I look for safety of course but I also like a stylish car that is fun to drive and good mileage would be a plus!
Looks like a great car!
I look for a car that puts up with a lot of neglect. I have a Prius, and I’m really spoiled by how excellently quiet it is (and the stereo is pretty great) and of course, a car that’s inexpensive to run for a long time.
It looks very luxurious!
I gotta have tons of storage space for my 2.5 yr old quadruplets Stuff! Stow N Go is GREAT! Also can’t take trips with out our dvd player!
GREAT gas mileage, lots of room, and a plug-in for the Nintendos and ipods
Gas mileage. Safety. Space. And in that order.
Good gas mileage, safety features and a some get up and go!
If I look cute driving it :-)
Good gas mileage
Envrionmentally friendly (as much as possible)
Good storage space!
Gas Mileage, Space, Safety and Cuteness.
Caveat: I know that I will never actually own a brand new car.
Good gas mileage, room for three kids, leather heated seats, an iPod port.
Good gas mileage, a great driver’s seat, and lots of windows. And now, a USB port!
Good gas mileage (fairly certain my next car will be a hybrid) great safety ratings, iPod port, handles well, good turning radius (I live in LA, must be able to park the car in tight spots!) and lastly, no awful blind spots! I just drove a new Chevy Malibu and you couldn’t see crap while driving, it was awful.
Wow! The MKT does indeed look like the perfect family car. Comfort is something I look for in a car. I am vertically challenged at 5’1″ tall so I have to see over the steering wheel! I also look for the convenience of four doors. Gas mileage and safetly are also important when considering a new vehicle. All of the others are perks from my perspective.
Good gas mileage. I plan to drive my current car until the wheels fall off, now that it’s paid off, but my NEXT car will probably be a hybrid…or hopefully completely electric.
Previously what I looked for most in a car was if I could afford the payments and somehow fit my famn damily all in it. My current car (which I love) is sort of like the MKT on a budget , a Chryler Pacifica (sort of like my husband is my George Clooney on a budget!) If I do get lucky enough to do some car shopping in the next year i’d love to find a hybrid I could afford and possibly fit the 3 kids and varous kid equipment in as well.
I like a sunroof, and being up a little high, and a good stereo to drown out my singing along, and keyless entry, and a smooth turning radius like the old jettas & volvos had.
YOU are adorable! Stumbled over here via something, via someone, via somehow…and look at you, all cute and totally lookin’ like Posh Spice!
Wait…wait!! That’s not right…Posh Spice, TOTALLY looks like YOU!
Oops, forgot to say, I look for room in a vehicle. Lots and lots of room!
We have 5 kiddos, so space is usually tight, unless we drive a school bus…
I look for milage, low-emissions, safety and the ability to hold my two children far enough from each other that no squabbling starts just from proximity.
we like to have our IPOD and XM Radio in the car
I need cars of a certain height to feel like I can “see” the road. Which sadly ensures that good gas mileage is not what I’m looking for.
I look for seat heaters!
newness!! and potentially, the space for 3 carseats, while NOT being a minivan.
After having heated seats in my current car, I don’t know how I lived without them before. I will never buy another car unless it can warm my butt!
I’m constantly looking for a vehicle thats not insanely expensive that has a 3rd row of seating. How cool!
I’ve always considered low mileage, eco-friendliness and reliability first, and bells and whistles second. Then my husband bought a Lexus. Now I want bells and whistles to go with my low-mileage, eco-friendly reliable car!
1. Lots of backseat space for the growing kiddos since we keep our cars for a long time.
2. Good gas mileage.
3. A high-sitting driver’s seat to accommodate my shorty-ness
4. Decent cargo space
Since I regularly carpool with my coworkers, I would like my next car to have one of those windows that separates the backseat from me.
Whoa. It’s been so long since I’ve gone car shopping that I can’t imagine… CD players were novel when I last bought a vehicle! My car still has a tape deck. I’d love to have a USB port or two. And (so embarrassed to admit this) those DVD things in the backseat would be great to placate the kiddos on road trips.
I had the same kind of brief, torrid love affair with satellite radio when I had custody of my uncle’s VW for a few weeks. But I’m entirely too cheap to actually pay for it, Boss or no.
Safety and price with as little blow to my ego as possible. It is hard to maintain any illusion of coolness in a minivan.
Lots of space for the trips to Sams. Two little ones under 3 and a husband who can’t resist items in very large quantities.
dependability. i keep my cars way longer than is socially acceptable.
good gas mileage is nice, too. add a standard transmission and swiveling air vents, and i’d probably cry for joy.
I look for an ample amount of beverage holders, which is a good thing, and any nook and crannies that can get dirty easily and are hard to clean…a bad thing.
I have been wanting a new car and this one sounds perfect. I love the vista roof, so cool.
I look for good mpg, as well as good visibility…the reverse camera is great!
I look for all the gadgets….seat warmers, CD player, tinted windows etc
I look for easy drivability (so a smaller car is better for me)
When I am ready to buy my next car I will test drive MANY cars because I want one that handles corners well, and doesn’t overpower me b/c I’m small. I also want one with a CD player b/c my current car has nothing!
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I happen to be in the market for a new car! However, it is for my soon to be (10 days) 16 year old daughter. I think she’ll have to settle for something slightly less expensive.
I have to admit one of the big things I am looking for in my next vehicle (and I don’t think anyone else is going to say this), is a car or van or truck, whatever, that you step up into or at least don’t have to sink down to get into. I have bad hips. (not only are they fat, but they also hurt, on the inside), so getting into and out of a down low car is just too hard for me.
Safety is a must, and beyond that, I look for good gas mileage.
I have to have good gas mileage… a must, then it’s safety! Or is it the other way around.
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I look for durability — will my kids instantly trash the car? Leather seats seem more durable than fabric. I also like roominess and a control panel that makes sense. Safety, gas mileage and all that, sure, but that’s the stuff my hub figures out. Oh, yeah, cup holders that REALLY hold your cup — can’t tell you how many times my kids QT slurpies have tipped over!!
I look for durability and updated safety features! I also need a car that will fare well in cold, winter weather :)
OOOO…. Looks comfy!
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The top three things I look for are gas mileage, good visibility, and storage space (in the trunk and seating).
I look for good gas milage, good visibility (nothing more annoying than that poorly located blindspot) and enough room for the kids and their seats.
I look for leather seats.
safety rating, something that will drive well in snow and leather interior
Sliding doors so my great dane can walk in herself.
I look for good gas milage, good visibility (nothing more annoying than that poorly located blindspot)
I look for plenty of room for people in the back seats and good visibility :)
When I am testing out new cars I look for one that I feel comfortable driving AND parking
I look for many things – mpg, crash test ratings, sun roof, heated seats, good visibility, roomy back seats for the kids/family, and pretty color
Well when we look for a new car in the distant future, we’ll be looking for:
More room (we have a very small car)
Reliability (we are all about not having to fix it often)
And that Tom and Ray of Car Talk have given it a good review. Their opinion carries a great deal of weight in our household.
Oh, and good gas mileage. I’m always laughing at my mom’s complaints about how expensive gas is when she’s driving a behemoth.
safety and good mileage. if i can ever afford a new car i would consider a hybrid.
Personally, as long as it runs well and has functioning ac/heat, everything else is pretty much a bonus. On the other hand, wouldn’t it be cool if you could get artwork on the headliner or, say, paisley seats?
Good gas mileage first and foremost, good safety ratings second. Also, an optional 5rd row of seats.
(March 5 is three days after my official due date) ;). I like a sexy car with lots of head and leg room and great gas mileage. I also wish we had a car with latch car seat fastener thingies. A USB would be amazing as would a DVD player in the back.
Mileage, reliability, and wheels that don’t make my tires leak. Ahem.
I look for gas mileage and sometihng that’s easy to get car seat in and out of. But I apparenlty can also be swayed by radios that my ipod plugs into!
Reliability, reliability, reliability! I had a nightmare VW that almost bankrupted me, so I’m a little neurotic about that these days. :-)
Safety, and really, really good in snow!
A head turner! In red! (No, actually a station wagon with good safety ratings for my two-year-old in a nice staid blue.)
I have never bought a new car, but if I did get one I would look for good gas mileage, and a GPS thingy. That rearview camera is pretty sweet though.
Hmmm… good gas mileage, room for tons of baby/ toddler crap, and my dream? A moonroof. (Or two!)
I’ll never again get a car that doesn’t have heated front seats. Such a luxury but it makes so much difference in the winter!
At this point, I would like a vehicle that doesn’t have 130,000 miles on it and a check engine light that needs to be serviced on Friday. Plus, the heated seat feature would have to be one of my *wants*!
Wowza! I would love one of those.
I look for cars that are reliable, offer good mileage and have room for all the crap that my kids carry around.
I look for reliability and kid-friendly these days. In a few years I’ll be back to wanted a fast pretty car but right now it’s all about car seats and ease of getting in and out.
Sounds good to me! I’d rather drive an old Lincoln than just about any new car you can name–except a new Lincoln.
Good fuel economy, safety features, and a magical little elf creature to keep my daughter entertained on long car rides.
Gas mileage, safety features, large trunk space, a color that won’t show every spot of dirt, and seats that can be adjusted so that I can clearly see (I am short).
It’s been a long time since I’ve looked for a new car. My next one will have- more room, GPS, DVD, and storage space.
What I really want in a new car is reliability. Second most, I want to be able to haul around big stuff in it.
With a family of 5, I need room. I don’t want all the kids squished into one row. However, I don’t want to drive a bus.
Outside of roominess I look for gas mileage, how well it turns (my current car turns like a barge) and power outlets. Weird things, but that’s me.
For us, safety is a big priority. Then, easy to drive, comfort and of course, good gas mileage as well! Would love all of the “extras” too!
Right now, I’d love a car that was manufactured after the year 2000. That would be a luxury for me. However, when my fiance and manage to buy a new car, we will be looking for something reliable, fuel efficient and something that I will be able to drive with children. I don’t care as much about the extras like GPS, etc…
what’s not to like?
I look for 4-doors on a car that’s still super sporty and has good horsepower. :)
I look for good gas mileage and plenty of room for me and the dog and all the other crap I tend to haul around. The dog needs his own space to keep me sane and to keep him happy.
I drive a lot of rental cars – when can we hope to see National add this to their fleet?
I would trample nuns if they were between me and this car in the Emerald Aisle.
I would like a car that can take those french fries that fall between the seat cushions and chuck them out the window.
Other than that, I’d like plenty of room for my kiddos.
When I bought my last car (Hyundai Elantra) I was swayed by the fact that it had an ashtray. I don’t smoke, but I like keeping change there. It’s not a standard features on cars anymore. So, yeah. Ashtray, I guess.
Manual transmission, a sunroof…and 4 wheel drive for the winter.
I absolutely want GPS and keyless entry. Must haves for me!!!
I look for: 1) safety; 2) low emissions; 3) hopefully, heated seats (in practice, I’ve never been able to afford those; maybe on the next car)
this review makes me want to learn about this car. we look for high safety rating and good cargo space.
Boot space. Boot space. More boot space. (Enough for a wheelchair and camping stuff and walking frames and WINE).
Hang on, do you call it trunk space? That, then.
Safety, safety, safety!
good milage, an ipod hook up, and a hatchback instead of a truck. and a temperature monitor never hurt anyone!
what am I looking for in a car? Safety for my family. After all this talk about unsafe vehicles on the road I want to be certain the car I drive my family around in is safe .
I twittered about your giveaway
Safety of course, good mileage, and after four years of sudden breakdowns….reliability!
now THAT is a luxury car! sounds like a dream. lucky you for getting a chance at driving it! does it have heated mirrors too? (just over some weeks of snow over here and melting snow from the side mirrors would be really nice :)
I want good gas mileage. A good saftey rating is imprtant too, but I would also want it to look good.
Sweet ride! Not in the price range for our family, either, but I SO love the station wagon action and the dual window in the roof. And the heated seats… drool! I hope to be able to snap one of these up in, oh, 2015. :-)
I look for used, high reliability rating (due to the used part), good gas mileage and room for 5 people an all their schtuff.
I would like good gas mileage, a seat that supports your back and that blind spot thingy that you blogged about. When your teenagers (yes! I had 3 at ONE TIME!) are learning to drive, this is a must because, you know, they think they own the road and will live forever, possibly in no other home but their parent’s.
Enjoyed reading the info.
Safety and reliability are the most important to me. We keep a car for 8-10 years, so I want one that will be reliable and not need many repairs.
good gas mileage, i wanted that car when i saw it, and yes the ipod will be coming with me
Gas mileage, style and reliability are all important, but my most pressing issue when I shop for my next car is, “Can I take my dog on the test drive?” My navigator needs to like the ride, after all.
reliable and good gas mileage.
Our current car only seats 5, and three car seats in the back of a Camry makes for lots of kid squabbling. I’d like our next car to have gas mileage to rival the Camry, with a bit of space between my three girls.
I’m looking for excellent safety ratings, because we have a toddler and a baby on the way and we spend a lot of time in the car.
Good gas mileage, of course, but really, just a place to plug in my damn iPod. I currently have one of those cars in no-mans land between no-tape-deck but also no-AUX port. Woe is me!
Small enough to park, big enough for 4 adults, good gas mileage, a hatchback would be great.
My goodness, what a lovely vehicle. I, too, like the station-wagon-y look of it…
Exteme reliability, good gas mileage, and an automatic transmission. Everything else is extra gravy.
Reliability, good gas mileage, and a Central Vac.
My next new car will need to get good mileage, last for years, and have a place to plug in my MP3 player and a place to hold my Diet Coke.
I look for enough room for my long legs, and a good stereo/iPod system. Gotta have the tunes!
When we look for our next car we will look for something that fits our whole family (and dog) comfortably!
That is such an awesome vehicle. Sadly, four our family the single most important feature is the ability to fit four carseats inside. Second would definitely be satellite radio, hubby’s commuter car has it & it’s awesome!
Cupholders! Leg room! Space! Big backseat for a car seat where two other passengers have wiggle room.
I am totally impractical and bought myself a convertible, 6-speed manual transmission. Woot!
The feature that’s most important to me is reliability and durability–that I won’t have to be taking it to the shop every couple of months after only having it a couple years. I need my cars to last!
I like to think I look for safety, but I really want a sporty looking car! Thanks, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great review. I have been seriously considering the Lincoln MKX (the 2011 model looks fantastic). Kudos to mommywantsvodka.com for linking me here.
We need good mileage, roomy interior, and good safety ratings. If it came equipped with a sound-proof barrier between me and the kids that would be great, too. I wish I could afford that car. Looks like a sweeter ride than my van!
I live in the South. I must have air conditioning. Everything else is negotiable.
Good mileage is my number one since I travel so much.
That car is BEAUTIFUL… I am in love. Champagne taste on a beer budget though.
I want a car that cradles my babies
and keeps them safe.
I want a car that looks like it knows the way
even when I am lost.
I want a car that fits my kids and nana
cuz I love nana.
I want a car that is smooth and fast
because I’m bumpy and slow :(
And I want a car that looks like it’s being lead by a angel – well, because that’s really cool!
i need a car with good cupholders, a seat warmer, andhas some sort of alternative fuel useage
I like to “feel safe” in the car, I like feeling and knowing my family is secure. Comfy seats, ease of getting in & out of the car also. Prefer a car that’s not too low, I like being able to see up ahead.
Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!
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I would love this car! Thanks for the chance to win one.
I look for good gas mileage, plenty of space- and those flip-down dvd players are always nice for long road trips! :D
Safety would be my number one concern since I now have a little one to worry about. But, I have to say I love the heated seats too, and yeah if the car can also make my thighs thin, I think I’m sold! hehe
as long as the new car can handle the ipod, i’m for it!
How about one of those glass dividers so you can’t hear the children bickering in the back?
We always look for good gas mileage, and practicality.
I love the luxurious look of the car. Is it a car? Or a SUV? Somewhere in between, I think! I bet it has a great suspension, one that won’t make my teeth rattle as I drive down the dirt roads. I can see me now – hair flying in the wind, dust kicking up behind me. All the cows would turn their cud chewing heads to watch me pass. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?
if it don’t get over 45 mile a gal i dont need it
What do I look for? A car that goes … anywhere, any time and is mine. Right now I don’t have a car. I have to share with my husband (and borrow my sister’s truck, which is 5 times larger than this grandma needs!).
Good mileage and good safety rating. Heated seats would be nice too!
I need good safety rating, plenty of room for rear facing car seats which in turn allows plenty of leg room in the front, and space in the back for our mastiffs. Air conditioning and CD player a plus. I am easy to please as long as it is safe and spacious (but not a huge vehicle!).
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In these times? Gas mileage is the biggie. I would love for my next vehicle to be a hybrid.
GPS is great, especially since I am forever lost.
I’d love to say that I want a really hot car, but safety is really more important. Fortunately with this Lincoln MKT, you don’t have to choose, as it is safe and it is really a gorgeous car.
Thank you for the chance to win!
Thanx again for the cool giveaway!
I tweeted! http://twitter.com/posumzmommy/status/9985136063
I want enough room for everyone, and everyone’s friends, and the dogs.
Awesome car! Mostly, I look for something that runs reliably with minimal maintenance required. Next car I buy better have USB for my iPod, though!
Safety, good mileage, tight suspension (don’t want to feel the earth move under my feet so much when driving).
Safety and reliability. And not too big. Good gas mileage. Room for car seat. And good stereo! And less than $20K!
-All-wheel drive (no 4×4 impostors, but the real thing)
-sunroof, preferably 2 if I can get them
-absolute reliability to 200K and beyond, because I’m keeping it until it’s 10 yrs old
-fun factor – fun to drive! fun to look at! fun!
When shopping for a new (to me) car (I always buy used to save crumbtastic depreciation dollars), I look for reliability and comfort. And leather seats. (I hate smelly upholstery.)
Sweet ride, I especially like the screen when you back up.
What we look for? Something the bank will let us finance! Other than that, mileage is good. If I really had my choice, I’d go for muscle, but ya know. Looks like you had fun with this little test drive. (Picasso Blue Period? really?)
I like my new car to be a bright color so I can find it in parking lots. And also, feel a little happier about getting on the road again. I really wish you could drive off the lot in something more sparkly.
My husband has the back up camera and the Sirius in his work car and we greatly enjoy them. But the car you had has fancier climate control.
Comfort. I am bigger than your average bear and it is really hard to find a vehicle that fits me comfortably.
what i look for in a car… is my ownership of said car. (current wheels = two separate lime-green strollers.)
All I need in a car is the ability to get me from point A to point B without having to stop at the mechanics to fix anything and to look good enough to not be embarrassing.
I like a car that doesn’t appear to be as dirty as it is–grey and black are the colors of our current cars. And, yes, I know that cars are washable–it’s just that I have some many other things to wash.
I definitely look for safety! I have to keep my son safe and I definitely need a vehicle that can handle winters in New England. It’s rough around here when that snow hits! :)
I look for great gas mileage, gps, and electric seat adjustments.
I’m all about low road noise and comfy seating.