I took a friend and client out today for lunch at a trendy burger joint and am proud to say that my Lincoln MKT was a total hit. From the moment I utilized the auto parallel park feature to let it park itself on the street, all eyes were glued on it. The Maitre'D of the restaurant even came out and asked me if he could look inside and check it out.
Of the people that were there waiting in line, people were most impressed by just how quickly and accurately the MKT managed to park itself in a VERY tight spot between a car and SUV. They were also super impressed with the 2nd row factory fridge and the HUGE panoramic power vista moonroof. I got questions for about 5 minutes on the various features of the vehicle. Everyone wanted to know how expensive the parallel park option was, and they couldn't believe it when I told them that it is even available on the Ford Focus and Escape as a $400-500 option.
The MKT may be butt ugly, but I think this vehicle is going to please a LOT of clients as more and more fleets make the switch over. People also couldn't believe it when I told them that the FWD 2013's with the 2.0 litre turbo 4 gets upto 28mpg.