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  1. Deafsoundguy

    My Cadillac loaners verus the BL Nautilus

    Yes, you're right... the third row should have told me so. Pretty peppy though considering it's size.
  2. Deafsoundguy

    My Cadillac loaners verus the BL Nautilus

    We haven't done anything on the blackened grill. My wife says now she's okay with the stock one, but someday i would sure like to go black. It appears as per someone else's post that monochromatic packages will be available for the Nautilus so if that true, then a already factory blackened grill will be available as a part number perhaps. I think that would be the way to go and just swap. But I'm pretty sure that they're not going to give them away, and the service dept said it's like a 4 to 5 hour job to get the grill out... hmmm, well that's what they said anyway. I don't know if painting would work or not but there's no way I'd go any sort of vinyl wrap, even if it could be done. There's just not enough surface area to stick to. The big one for both of us was going total black powder coated wheels. So she's happy. 😚 We also have the Chalet interior.
  3. So, I've had the chance to drive a Cadillac XT4 and a XT6 while my ELR was getting a part. The XT4 is really below a Nautilus so I won't even go there because you already know how that turned out. But Ive had a XT6 for the last 3 days. I think it's a worthy competitor to the Nautilus. So wanted to compare that to our 2020 BL Nautilus. The good is that the XT6 drives well, soaks up bumps well, is very peppy and has lots of tech. Is it up to the BL? Nope, not by a long shot. The Cadillac seems flimsy and a facade of niceness which looks very strained to reach. You get into a BL and it's obvious the materials are so much nicer. The XT6 seats can't compare either by a wide margin. It sounded like a Toyota, and looked very BMWish as far as control look. And actually not as nice as the nicer BMW's I driven. In all, the Nautilus blows away the XT6. The only thing the Cadillac has that's better is the ACC. I've tried the ACC on both XT4 and XT6 and personally think they work a lot better than the Lincolns. Our ACC on our Nautilus is downright scary sometimes and seems pretty aggressive. I don't feel that way in the Cadillac. I wish there was some way to get it a little more conservative or mellow it out. I guess there's a chance that ours isn't working right? But it's been that way since day one, and it does work, but not so nicey-nicey. I let me wife decide without saying anything. She gave it a lookover in and out. I tell you what, she appreciates her Nautilus way more now. 🤗
  4. Deafsoundguy

    Where the heck are all the new Lincolns?

    Finally! I saw a new bright red Aviator yesterday parked outside a school. It's the first one that I can actually say it definitely was one. Looked great. I would sure like to know where all the rest are, I drive a lot and the Lincoln grills are very distinctive and you can see them a mile away coming at you. Still, it's just mostly Priuses (Priui?) and other toyotas, and subarus for the most part around here.... ugh. Funny how many different Prius versions keep coming out and they still continue to make them a legacy of fugliness.
  5. CRAP! Now you tell me! We had to get our Black Label wheels fully black powdercoated and have yet to figure out what we could do about the grill. It looks like now, that blackened grill might be a part number! We'll see. Wife really wants a black grill for her White Nautilus and already now black wheels. So do I...😀
  6. Deafsoundguy

    Where the heck are all the new Lincolns?

    I dont know whats going on but over the last month Ive seen a surge of newer MKZ's out there! They look so cool coming at you. Since my initial post about this, just a few Nautilii, and MKZ's. I still never see a Aviator nor not a single Corsair yet either... so weird.. Now that we've had our Black Label Nautilus (wife's car) since turkey time last year, I have really been smitten with Lincoln styling. I love Cadillac styling, or at least mine (ELR), but I think my next car would be a Lincoln. Seriously I will never buy a non American car ever again.
  7. Deafsoundguy

    Evolution of the continental

    Cool! Thanks for posting that, it was fun to watch. For a second there I thought I was going to have to get a screen extension when they started getting really long!
  8. This is just from the guy at the service desk, so don't know it's veracity. I am using this time of no work/no paycheck to get caught up on little things that take all your time up. So for me to go to the local Cad dealer for my generator oil change in my ELR, it's like a 45 min drive one way. Anyway, he's the only guy at the desk and I assume that sales are dead slow. So I ask, "I assume that the times right now are bad for you guys and cars in general". He says no, they've been doing okay. But the GMC dealer next door has been going gangbusters! He mentioned 84 month zero interest and whatever other deals are making people come in a get deals they've never seen before.. He made it sound like no problem at least around here in the land of Prius. I checked early on for daughter because she claimed she was in the market for a new car (I was trying to talk her into a Corsair). At the time, about a month ago we were starting to see some deals, but mostly it was Japanese manufacturers offering zero or low interest loans, but not telling you it was leftover hard to sell models and no 2020's. At the time, I think Lincoln was the first to offer deals on 2020's. I don't know what they have going on now though... All I know is I need another car like a hole in the head. 🙄 I hope people that can afford it take advantage of some super deals out there. Hope all you guys are doing well. Only 100 deaths, almost all pre-existing condition elderly patients here in Oregon, so I guess we've been super lucky, except of course our elderly loved ones. My mom's care facility is locked up like NORAD.
  9. Deafsoundguy

    Nautilus first world problem

    OUCH! That's terrible... but I'm sure all makes would be expensive... Mercedes probably twice that....
  10. Deafsoundguy

    Nautilus first world problem

    It weird the piece of mind that little badge gives my wife. It's the icing on the cake for her. I never realized the back letters were different! Usually I'm the kind of guy who really notices that kind of thing, always looking for slight model differences so I can pick out exact years on cars. I'm pretty good about nailing exact years on Jags 1989 to present (XJ models) just because I thought it was interesting. I noticed Acura does that too, like one year the name plate will be chrome, the next it will brushed, the next it will be smaller, always a little different. They probably all do. I finally saw my second Aviator here in Portland/Gresham yesterday. Where the heck they're all hiding is beyond me...
  11. I finally succumbed. After months of badgering me, I threw in the towel and finally ordered my wife a Black Label emblem for her Nautilus. My fault that I showed her one on the back of another from a Lincoln website. Okay well it is cool... It took like ten minutes of discussion to figure out exactly where to put it... You pay the big money so why aren't these just on there? Well anyway, I had to pay the vulgar amount they wanted for what looks like a one dollar part. I could find it no less than a little over $60 with shipping included. At least the wife is happy for now until the next generation of Nautilus comes out with 6 wheel drive where she'll have to have that. So I'm good for now...
  12. That really sucks about your workmates. You don't say what city you're in. It seems like perhaps you're in a hotspot? I wish all your compadres well and thanks for being on the front lines of double danger, fire and bugs - ugh 😬 My daughter is on the Front lines too. She's a nurse at an area large hospital. Portland is a fairly large city, not like NY large but large enough to have our share of idiots who won't stay home when they should, that could possibly lead to some real nasty curves upwards. But here's the good news - here, most of the people around ARE doing what they should and staying home and being real careful around others. Her hospital has a floor sectioned off for CV-19 patients so they're ready to do what they need to do. Guess how many people are in there? Zero. That's right there's no one in there at all. There's some cases west of me in the Washington co area but there's very very few cases around me. Those that are testing positive are somewhere, but not around here thank God. I took a few guitars into a guitar shop to get put up for sale yesterday. Everything is appointment only. The aura of everyone you meet just reeks of "God I hope you aren't going to infect me". I can't blame them, but it sucks. Today, I wanted to buy a special CD player from a HiFi shop and I had to do everything over the phone, then call when I got there, and then they come out and leave it on the dumpster and then dive back in the store like you're a flesh eating zombie. My 95yr old Mom's care facility is locked down like NORAD on DEFCON1.
  13. I sure hope you're right. I'm hoping everyone will want to get some entertainment but all I get from most people I see is stay the H away from me! Not that I can blame them. Thank God I don't live in NY or any other crazy hotspot! I went to Costco this afternoon. It was like dead. It's always a huge clusterbang so to see it with not even one person in line to pay was so weird. I feel like the Omega Man... (anyone remember that movie?). From what I knew, here in Oregon we were supposed to be somewhat locked down-stay-the-H-home until April 15th. But I drove by a big casino north of me in Washington (iLani) and they said they were opening back up April 9th. I don't know how they can open, but any venue that has bands needs musicians and sound/light people so the ball will roll for everyone when people get unparanoid and things flatten out. Better safe than sorry though, too many overseas just didn't get it. It seems so normal now to have a bottle of hand sanitizer in my cup holder. Squirt when I go in somewhere and bigger squirt when I get back in the car. When I do go somewhere by myself, Ive been taking my ELR and going electric. Today we took the Nautilus and I forgot how supple the ride is. I was digging it. Even on 21's... such a great car.
  14. I'm going out of my mind. I've got a high fever and it's cabin fever. I just can't get motivated to do anything except stare at my computer screen at things I can't afford... The only headway I've made is really getting back into playing my guitars and making them like new again. I think I've played more in the last 2 months than the last 5 years put together. Assuming that you guys have your own hobbies and have been doing things that perhaps you just didn't have time for earlier... For you that still have a job, I sincerely am super happy for you. In my world, everything even remotely connected to the entertainment business is quieter than a sleeping tumbleweed. So what's everybody been doing? Keeping that Lincoln waxed up?
  15. I hear you but there isn't a better time to point out that when you're in your own car, you're in your own space. When you're in a Uber, Lyft, bus, whatever - you're in the hundred people before you Corona corral. No thanks. I'll pay the money and have the satisfaction I'm escaping some moron that never washes their hands or sneezes all over the vehicle. 😒