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Lincoln Mark LT

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  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    You always try to advertise in all possible mediums and attract all possible customers.
  • No one has posted here in a month, but at least no one mentioned any other Lincoln vehicles.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    The 2007 Escalade pickup has a different interior from its Chevy and GMC stablemates. The regular Escalade and Escalade extended have significant style variations from the other two.

    On the other hand, you could order an uplevel F150 and also order and install a Mark LT grill, and most people would not see any difference between your F150 and a Mark. Lincoln should have immediately fixed the Blackwood's problems (no 4WD option and no open bed option) and they would have had a usable truck that did not look like an F150. But they didn't.
  • Car_Man
    Im looking to get out of my 04 F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 and into a Mark LT...is this a good deal?

    MSRP: $45,510
    Residual: 53%
    Lease end value: $24,120.30
    12,000 miles allowance per year

    A-Plan price: $39,201
    Cash Cap Reduction: $52.47
    Rebates: $5,000
    Total for Trade $20,000. (The average price for your trade is $19,700 according to our sources...we are giving you $20,000 if it's in as pristine condition you indicate. KBB is a little high. Our sources reflect many more factors and are more accurate.Please see my note below.)
    Acquisition Fee: $595
    APR: 2.5%
    Total Sales Tax: $1378.20
    License and Fees: $90.25
    Due at start: $950.00
    35 remaining payments of $479 per month.
    The vehicle we based these figures on is currently in stock and includes a 3.73 ratio limited slip axle; power adjustable pedals; chrome running boards; tow package; 18" chrome wheels; reverse sensing system; satellite radio

    I'm hoping to act quickly.
    Thanks
  • Please control your excitement over this distinctive product.
    While this topic only gets one post per month, it is good no one is mentioning any other vehicles and wrecking this discussion.
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
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    Seems to be selling as expected.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Well, that's putting a good face on it. They expected sales of 10,000 to 20,000 and got 10,000 by using heavy incentives. Further, they expect that to slip to 7,000 over the next year.

    For what they cost, both the Caddy and the Mark look too much like their Chevy and Ford counterparts--even more so than the SUV wagons do. I still wonder how the Blackwood would have done if it had offered a conventional bed (at least as an option), a bench rear seat, and 4WD.
  • That's good news, and pretty surprising, that the LT is outselling the ESV.

    I've been told by two well placed LM people that they admit the current LT is a pretty half-***ed attempt.
    It was a market test and it passed better than they expected and once they saw the sales figures, it was decided about 6 months ago to commit to the project. It will always be a fancy F-150, but expect to see it actually have it's own headlights this time.
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    The Mark LT managed to beat out the Escalade EXT in February sales, and overall 2006 sales.

    1024 Mark LTs were sold in February, and 2055 for the year so far. Escalade EXT in comparison were pathetic, only 368 sold in February and 720 for the year so far.

    This could be attributed to the launch of the new and much improved Escalade family. I'll bet a lot of people are holding off now, waiting for them. I predict once the new Escalade EXT comes out, the Mark LT will be discontinued as it just cant compete.
  • What I was told by a few LM people a few months ago is supported by the fact they are unveiling a revised 07 Mark LT (still hate the name ) at the New York Auto show later this month.

    They know (and privately admit) it's a pretty weak effort, but it sold well enough to warrant more commitment. It will still have the same weak 5.4 engine as the F-150 and will give up 75-100 hp to the Cadillac.
    To compete, they will continue to price it significantly less than the Cadillac.

    I know it's just a fancy Ford, but I'd buy one once they more fully commit to the project.
    It will be interesting to see what it looks like after seeing the 2007 Navigator.
  • heyjewelheyjewel Posts: 1,046
    HoHo. You'd buy one? Why? What if it has the same ridiculous grille that the 2007 Navi has? Wanna bet?
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    If the revision is as dramatic as the front end changes made to the MKZ, we might not even recognize it!!

    Note to heyjewel: we are safe from cheesegraterland, because the Navigrater grill will not fit in the F150 grill hole. Oh, wait, there is a lot that could be done with tin shears...
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    There will be more revisions to the next MarkLT than a grille swap...
  • That's good-
    When is it supposed to be made public? Later this month?
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Give it a month or 2.
  • chuck1959chuck1959 Posts: 654
    If the Mark LT is such a good seller how come I hardly see any?
  • Maybe 'Cuz you thought they were F-150's.
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    I heard somewhere that a revised version will be shown at this year's New York Auto Show - is that true?
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Yes, it'll be showin one of the upcoming auto shows.
  • aviator10aviator10 Posts: 13
    does anyone know exactly what revisions lincoln is planning for the 07 mark lt? (wishing for a navigation system)
  • chuck1959chuck1959 Posts: 654
    You have a good point! LOL
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Oh, now, now...

    Aren't you glad they spent some money making changes only auto enthusiasts will notice?? :P I am so flattered they do little stuff like that for us...just like that horizontal grill trim piece on the "MKZ."
  • heyjewelheyjewel Posts: 1,046
    So is this the 2007 MK LT? or Mark LT? or what?

    If it's the 2007, why oh why did they keep the waterfall grille on the truck and change the Navigator front end into Frankensteins monster truck?
  • It seems the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. I would almost think each model is under the management of a different team, and they all work in isolation, in separate buildings. Thus we have the MKS concept, the MKX, the MKZ, and the Navigrator - not exactly bearing a family resemblance.
  • chuck1959chuck1959 Posts: 654
    They are going to change the front end of the Navigator in 2007. I agree they should have kept the waterfall grille. ThanK God the Navigator escaped that rediculous "MK" crap!!!! Or did it?
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Yes, it escaped the design of the MKX (love it or hate it--many do--it is an integrated and balanced design). The 07 Navigator took aspects of the MKX look, threw in more chrome, a cheese grater, the old cap from the waterfall grill, and two stories, as well as the most "creative" headlights on an SUV. It will get the thing noticed, that's for sure.
  • chuck1959chuck1959 Posts: 654
    When I said "MK" crap I was referring to the name only. As much as I hate the "MK" naming. IMO it doesn't make since to have "MK" this and that. Then Navigator. Between that and getting rid of the "tradition" names how can the car manufactures wonder why the buying public is confused?
  • heyjewelheyjewel Posts: 1,046
    Agree, Chuck. How can Lincoln rationalize changing everything to MK this or that EXCEPT the Navigator (and I guess the Town Car?)

    My *guess* - inernally they figure they'd rather the Navigator (a BIG gas hog SUV) and the Town Car ( a BIG old-fashioned old-man's car) NOT be identified with Lincoln's new 'youthful' identity. Thus the new cars are the Lincoln MK Z, MK X, MK S, and (oops) Mark LT and the old ones are just Navigator and Town Car.

    I base this on their stated reason for changing to the letters - to get people to say they have a Lincoln instead of a Nav or Town Car. Ah, marketing. How many years of college are required for a degree that allows one to dream this stuff up?
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