Hi gang. :wavey: Yikes!!! :ughhug:
Since I have never been the type to justify my own choices by tearing down what others may like, I am not going to tear the Cadillac down. After all, there is enough room in the automotive world for differing tastes. But gee guys, let's keep the comparisons based on some semblance of reality: Base price 2012 CTS-V sedan - MSRP $63,215. Base price 2012 Lincoln MKZ - MSRP $34,755. That is a price difference of over $28,400! :eek4:
Not picking on anyone in particular, since there is enough silliness and random opinion put forth as fact in this thread to go around, but let's not start comparing a CTS-V and MKZ as though they are in the same price class. For ~$28,400 more (an ~81% price increase), it sure as hell should be better. :bash:
Can we give a shot at a more realistic comparison? Go to the Lincoln and Cadillac websites and compare the base MKZ to the base CTS sedan in powertrain, price and features. Even a base CTS sedan is over $1,000 more at $35,915 and has less standard equipment than an MKZ. Styling preferences? Well, as always "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", which is why I won't trash the Caddy or those who prefer it. Hey, although I prefer the MKZ to the CTS, I can see how some people would prefer the CTS. Why not? What I or someone else likes to drive does not make my private parts any smaller or bigger :lmao: and does not make someone else or me wrong/stupid/idiotic etc. for their choice. Cars are a matter of personal preference, taste etc., like the choices between beer/wine/champagne, favorite colors, where to live, types of homes, how to dress etc etc.. :hug:
And although this thread started out discussing the 2013 MKS unveiling and was hijacked/drifted into an MKZ discussion by some of the "usual suspect" Fusion/Milan/MKZ bashers, the completely redesigned/restyled 2013 MKZ will be unveiled soon and arriving next year. And word from the automotive professionals who have seen it is that it is beautiful, stunning and a "game changer". Inside, outside, powertrain and technology wise.
But again, at the very least, let's try to keep comparisons reality based.
Good luck. :cheers: