The 2017-2020 Continental was a mistake from it's inception. Everything that I had read about the "new' Continental was to be a MKS replacement - same size as the MKS and Taurus. I previously owned a 1999 Contiental with the DOHC 4.6 V8 and all the luxury and power I could have. Considering it was build on a stretched Taurus platform, there were enough "goodies" to justify the price difference - V8, longer wheelbase = more interior room, ride quality, Lincoln Luxury. I was chomping at the bit to drive the new Continental and when I did, what a letdown. I have a 13 Fusion, and the first thing I noticed was all the similarities between it and the Continental - especially the lack of interior space and comfort. This new vehicle was to be for my wife who has back problems and needs the extra room getting in and out from behind the wheel. As soon as she sat in the continental, her first comment was that it felt like my Fusion. We were going to trade our 2010 Taurus Limited, which had the size and comfort that I was hoping for in the Continental, for the "new" vehicle. We ended up with a Lincoln MKX Reserve AWD which we both are very satisfied with. But I sure wanted the Continental.
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