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    Genesis GV80

    Very nice!
  2. https://www.autonews.com/executives/lincoln-names-new-design-director Good news.
  3. Medium Wedgewood Blue was a pretty color. Thinking back to '05, the only standard features that separated the Eddie Bauer from the XLT was leather and dual-zone climate. And maybe keyless entry. Everything else was cosmetic.
  4. It was a popular trim, too. I don't think today's buyers care for the two-tone paint as much. The local dealers seem to order mostly monotone Lariats now.
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    David Woodhouse Resigns

    Lincoln faced a lot of peer pressure to appear youthful and avant-garde, especially after Cadillac's debut of Art & Science. Now they've discovered Lincoln's old conservative formula (Quiet Luxury) is still very desirable.
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    David Woodhouse Resigns

    Gerry McGovern considered using the split-wing for the MK9 Concept, but they feared it would look radical. There's a sketch of it somewhere on the internet. The egg-crate is classic Lincoln, in my opinion. Polished or chrome egg-crate might look good with the current grille design.
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    David Woodhouse Resigns

    Rolls-Royce has not named Giles Taylor's successor yet.....
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    David Woodhouse Resigns

    Good luck to him. I hope the next design head builds on the current design language rather than ditching it. Lincoln has a long history of design instability.
  9. Cheap money is the auto industry's drug. Take it away and things start to not look so pretty.
  10. The face is a bit strange, but the rest looks very nice and premium.
  11. You might be right. He certainly was not a terrible executive, especially if you study his tenure at Mazda.
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    Vehicles owners keep 15+ years

    Agreed. My '09 Explorer still looks and drives like new. The 2002-2010 Explorers have aged very well from an aesthetic point of view. There are very few new designs out there that can stand the test of time. Almost everything looks angry, bloated, and chaotic. I keep my vehicles for a long time so I try my best to pick vehicles that will look good for years to come.
  13. Interestingly, most of those old Cadillac names originated from the pre-war era of coachbuilding. Brougham, Coupe de Ville, and Town Car were types of bodies. The Fleetwood name was taken from Fleetwood Body.