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#1 OFFLINE   elijahbird7

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:55 PM

I was at my Lincoln dealer today for an oil change on my MKX. As I drove in, I noticed a Medium Blue MKZ on the lot. Checked it out, and it is a 2018 model. Attractive color, wonder if it will be offered on the 2018 MKX?





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#2 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:45 PM

Two blues. Lighting Blue and Blue Metallic. http://www.fleet.for...Edge&brand=Ford

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

Although I have tended to purchase only vehicle colors that resist looking dirty when in fact they are filthy, I could be tempted to order a 2019 MKX if available then in the Burgundy Velvet color. I've only seen it on current F-150s, but IMO is a beautiful, stately color that would look elegant on a luxury MKX.

 

Elijah...do I detect a yearning for another blue vehicle in your ample classic stable?



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:48 AM

Probably a year or more away, but definitely whatever I look at will be Blue..I find the Continental interesting, but unless Lincoln starts offering wheels that aren't coated with a gray finish, on most of their cars, I will just keep mine.
I hate that "dirty brake dust" look they are using now. Their competitors are at least offering wheels that are either poilshed aluminum or bright silver. Lincoln needs to offer more exterior colors other that Black, White, Silver and Dark Gray, which are mostly 90% of what my dealer stocks, and the Diamond Blue did stand out and look good on that MKZ I saw. So far, I have only seen one other Allure Blue '16 MKX where I live, and like a color that you don't see every day.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

If you're spending that much what's another $2K for aftermarket wheels?



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:06 PM

There is a site on ebay that actually sells the original wheels that have been refinished in either Polished Aluminum or Chrome, so if Lincoln won't offer them, maybe that would be the way to go. I don't really like non original type, probably an influence of my classic car fever. But expensive...

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:08 PM

Even Ford offers more bright wheel choices I would like than Lincoln does...

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:16 PM

 Lincoln needs to offer more exterior colors other that Black, White, Silver and Dark Gray

 

Ummm.... they offer Red, Burgundy, Green, White Gold and Blue in addition to Black, White, Silver and Grey.   How many more colors do you think they need?



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:17 PM

I guess I still remember the days when in the showroom, they had a rack of wheels produced by the manufacturer that were not something you could order from the factory, but were under the "accessories" category.
And, akirby, I agree with your comment, but on the other side of that issue, if I see a window sticker of over $70,000 on a Continental, I think I should be able to get what wheels I want from the manufacturer. Cadillac and Lexus both offer Polished Aluminum or Bright Silver finishes. Time will tell!

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:21 PM

I agree there should be more wheel choices.  I would even make the wheels a dealer option as you describe but I'm sure the dealers don't want to mess with it.

 

I have grey H-spokes on my Fusion Titanium and I think they look great.  "Dirty brake dust" never crossed my mind.   But to each his own and there should be other choices.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

As for the Continental Reserve model, you only have two choices, 19" or 20". Both have a gray finish. I wouldn't be making the comment if they just had a couple of options in each size. My wheels have to be the "bling" to the car. I waited half a year into the production of the 2016 MKX just to get the 21" Polished wheels I wanted. We'll see if 2018 gives any other options for both the Continental and MKZ with the 3.0 Engine being on my list as well.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:47 PM

As for colors, I am basically reacting to my local Lincoln only dealer. They have a large inventory of cars. They just don't order many with the other colors that were mentioned. That's why that Diamond Blue 18 MKZ just stuck right out as I drove in for service. Again, my classic car fever pulls me towards the days when cars came in vast and interesting colors with many interior colors to choose from. I know, I'm from another era!

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:52 PM

As for colors, I am basically reacting to my local Lincoln only dealer.

 

Your issue is with the Lincoln dealer and the colors they're ordering, not Lincoln.  Lincoln is certainly offering more color choices.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:52 PM

Ummm.... they offer Red, Burgundyp, Green, White Gold and Blue in addition to Black, White, Silver and Grey. How many more colors do you think they need?


Chrome.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:59 PM

As for colors, I am basically reacting to my local Lincoln only dealer. They have a large inventory of cars. They just don't order many with the other colors that were mentioned. That's why that Diamond Blue 18 MKZ just stuck right out as I drove in for service. Again, my classic car fever pulls me towards the days when cars came in vast and interesting colors with many interior colors to choose from. I know, I'm from another era!


Many moons ago I worked with an engineer who had been in the automotive design department (Buick if I remember correctly).

Anyway, we were talking about paint colors and he told me the process General Motors goes through in selecting color. The process starts about three years ahead of the model year and colors are selected based on what the economists believe the economy will be in the next three years. Cool, muted colors in a downturn, warm, bright colors if they are expecting growth.

White (the best selling color for new cars ((and the hardest to sell used)) and black are givens).

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:37 PM

If anyone wants to see the Diamond Blue color on that MKZ, I just posted a photo I took of it in the Gallery. It should show up as recently published.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:04 PM

I see now that the actual color is called Blue Diamond..

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:13 PM

Chrome.

Amen!



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:17 PM

When you look at the Continental wheels, they describe the 20" as having "Dark Tarnish" trim on the spoke sides. Who wants to have a high priced new car with the word "Tarnish" associated to it?

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:27 PM

What in Tarnation are you talking about? :)
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