Monday, January 25, 2010

The Lincoln MKT Got Me Props From The Guy In The Parking Lot And Could Get You Some Nifty Things, Too


This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Lincoln.

I drive a five-year-old minivan and let’s face it — no one ever stops me to ask about my car. And even if they did, instead of telling them about my mpg or how it goes from zero to sixty in fifteen minutes, I’m more likely to show them the collection of petrified french fries and year-old juice boxes laying in the back seat. That’s when the person who had inquired about my car would say, “I only stopped you because you ran over my foot.”

But all that changed when I got a Lincoln MKT to test drive.

I got admiring stares from people at stop lights and a curious glance from a TV star who lives across the street. I even had a guy in the Starbucks parking lot ask me about the size of the engine, and while I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about I was able to impress him with the fact that my fancy car had a refrigerated compartment! Possibly for beer! He gave me a thumbs up, but I could tell it didn’t go over too well with his wife. Until I told her about the feature that parallel parks your car for you. Then her eyes went all dreamy and she fainted.

A little digression here to tell you a story. I’ve never had a desire to buy an SUV (note MKT is not an SUV) — I’m even sort of anti-SUV for their gas-guzzling properties But I’ve always said that one day, and my friends and family roll their eyes when I say this, I’m going to buy myself a huge, blinged-out Lincoln Navigator, probably the most SUV of all SUVs that should assault my sensibilities on every level but doesn’t. I can’t tell you exactly why, but something about it is appealing to me and I picture myself hauling down the street cheerily waving at strangers and frightening small animals.

That said, I had never had the same attraction to the Lincoln MKT; it didn’t seem like it would be practical for me, a mom with two kids, kids who hide food under the floor mats and always have friends who need rides.

So when BlogHer asked me to test-drive it for a week I wasn’t sure what to expect. But when it showed up in my driveway I have to say I almost put my Navigator dreams on hold (notice I said ‘almost.’) It has a powerful look and feel to it while not being overbearing, and their description of it as a ‘luxury crossover utility vehicle’ seems to be right-on; while it has many features that would make it a good fit for someone like me with a family, it’s got a much more sexy, luxurious feel to it. A baby stroller covered with rubies comes to mind. Maybe that’s the secret to the Lincoln brand — practical, yet sexy and powerful, something that would get someone like me to want a humongous Navigator. How do they do it? I’m thinking mind-altering lasers but I’m no scientist.

Here’s the rundown on what I liked and didn’t like. (Keep in mind that I’m not a car-person, so some of my terms may not be technically correct. For instance, I just recently learned that the ‘round controller thingy’ is actually called a steering wheel.)

Liked:

• Well lots, but first and foremost is the ride. Although to be fair I am driving a five-year-old minivan so perhaps I was just grateful not to feel like I was going to dislodge a kidney with every bump. But my husband was even impressed with the smooth, heavy ride (in the back seat as well) and he drives a luxury car that may or may not rhyme with ‘howdy.’

• Above-mentioned refrigerated compartment. I have nothing more to say about this other than, “Yippee.”

• I loved being able to start the engine with the push-button, keyless start -- the access key just needs to be somewhere in the car. (Also, the key can be programmed to limit the top speed of whoever is driving the car. Would come in handy when my oldest starts driving in three years -- wonder if that key can be programmed to taser creepy boyfriends.)

• The rear-view camera provides an amazingly clear, color view when the car is in reverse — I was surprised at what a wide area it covered, and how bright the picture was even on my street which is menacingly, horror-movie dark. My van alerts me with an audio tone, but I liked being able to see a clear view of what was behind me. A must for driving anywhere kids, bicycles, pets and zombies might be around.

• Active Park Assist. I have to admit I didn’t get to see all that this feature was capable of, but I like knowing it’s there. Great for someone like me who hates parallel parking unless there is half a city block in which to maneuver into.

• The MKT has a third row of seats, which is essential. Where else would I put my kids’ freeloading friends? On the roof? I also liked that these seats had easy access; the second-row seats folded forward effortlessly. I was in a car recently where it was so much trouble to get to the third row that we ended up just leaving the extra passengers behind. (Sorry, mom.)

Didn’t Like So Much:

• BLIS©(Blind Spot Information System) When changing lanes, these sensors alert you when another car is approaching on either side. I appreciate its function, but I found it distracting to look for the sensor light and didn’t like my attention being diverted from what was up ahead. Although, this may be one of those things that annoy you at first and then become indispensable once you get used to them, like underwire bras.

• The mount for the rear view mirror is huge. I’m sure there’s a reason for this, but I found it slightly obstructed my view and seemed unusually prominent. (Insert inappropriate joke here.)

• In the end, the thing I didn’t like most about the Lincoln MKT was that it wasn’t mine. I was sad to see it go (as were my husband and kids) and it was hard to get back into my minivan after all that pampered luxury. But those old french fries and juice boxes aren’t going to drive themselves around, so off I went.

And here are those nifty things I mentioned. I have a $500 Visa gift card to give away! Just answer the question, “What is your favorite technology feature in your car?” Leave your answer in the comments section before 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 24 and I'll use random.org to pick a winner.

Also, enter to win Lincoln’s Night on the Town Sweepstakes where you could win a night of pampering with the Lincoln MKT (valued at $1500.) You and a guest could win:

* A chance to drive a 2010 Lincoln MKT for the evening
* Local spa package for two
* Dinner for two at a local restaurant
* One night stay at a local hotel

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134 comments:

Stimey said...

I love the back up sensor in my car. It really helps with the backing up and not hitting other cars thing.

Christina said...

I love having SYNC - voice control fir my phone, driving directions, traffic info... It's kind of awesome.

laura (3wordTweets) said...

my rear view camera...we (parents and our teenage boys and their friends) mostly just play with it (try putting a lego man on the bumper-super fun!) but it has saved us from running over our pets...and the neighbors (pets that is).

loved your fun review btw

April said...

My car is a 2001, so admittedly, not a lot of handy-dandy techie features to brag about. I'm actually considering buying a new car just for the iPod plug-in alone!
But my anti-lock brakes came in handy last week during SoCal's STORM 2010.

missris said...

The rear-view camera thing is a must for my next car. I recently borrowed a friend's (much nicer, newer) car and it had this feature. It helped so much with the not running over trash cans, bikes, etc. and the picture was so clear!

EVY said...

GPS. Can't leave without it.

tricia honea said...

I don't have any crazy special features on my car. However I do love the huge front window. My MIL has a car with a short front window and I felt like I couldn't see a thing. I felt claustrophobic/trapped. It gave me a headache.

frpda205@me.com said...

I like the automatic door locks that lock when you put the car in gear or reach 18 MPH!

Scottmiller said...

Fun review SPM !! And YES i read the whole thing!!
The best special feature in my current jalopy is the steering wheel mounted audio controls for the radio, iPod and cd's ... I couldn't live without them now!! YEAH!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

gotta say the front grill looks like it was inspired by that "Slap Chopper" you see on late night TV ads right?
You're gonna love my nuts!

laura d said...

my car sends me messages, so thoughtful. reminds me to get gas, becausee I have exactly 10 miles till i run out...or to shut the passenger door--wouldn't want to lose anyone on that next turn. My microwave tells me to enjoy my meal, the car isn't that civilized...but it's a start.

Kevin said...

I must admit that the Navisystem on my current car is probably the best techi item. My wife never has to tell to ask for direction. Not that I really had to in the past. I do resent the fact that woman is telling me where to go. "TURN RIGHT IN 1/4 MI" I go straight to spite her....

jca said...

Since I drive a really old car, I had to install an iPod link myself, so that would be a best feature at the moment.

Matt said...

Really, the only technology in my truck is the after market stereo I put in. I'd say that my favorite technology in almost any vehicle is the stereo!!

mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

Michelle H. said...

I love the heat feature in my seats. Lately we've been experiencing a colder than normal winter, and the heated seat has saved my butt (literally) each morning when the temps were hovering in the 'teens. After scraping snow/ice off my windows, it's the quickest way to stop shivering for the drive to work. :-D

Amy Anderson said...

Well, there's nothing too fancy in my Honda CR-V but I use the rear view mom-mirror thing all the time and I like that I have to lighter outlets plug-in things (they're not called that anymore, are they - lighters?) and an aux jack to plug in my iPod.

Cecilia said...

I love the built in bluetooth and the GPS in my car.

Annette D said...

I have a back up sensor on my car (not quite as fancy as the back up camera!) and it really makes me feel more secure about backing up in a tight spot.
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planetnomad said...

I love my car's CD player! I've never had a car with one before, and it's really nice!

planetnomad said...

I love my car's CD player! I've never had a car with one before, and it's really nice!

planetnomad said...

I love my car's CD player! I've never had a car with one before, and it's really nice!

Mami2jcn said...

My favorite feature is the cruise control.

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RosevilleAndRocklin said...

My favorite technology feature would be ... the volume and radio station control feature on the steering wheel. Who cares about how many miles I have left in my tank. Sure the kids might have to push us to a gas station, but at least I can turn up the volume easily when they start whining. KIDDING. I love a well placed cigarette lighter outside of an ashtray holder and wish it came with a phone holder. Oops that is a wish not a fav feature. ;-)

The Mom said...

My favorite feature is the back-up camera. Having kids around not only at my house, but in the neighborhood/parking lot/etc, it's literally a life-saver!

Jenny B said...

In our Grand Caravan i LOVE the dual automatic sliding doors. It is SUCH a huge help when getting the quads in and out of the car. we also have stow n go seating. Not that we EVER stow our seats, but to have that extra storage space is a HUGE deal for our family of 6!!

Jenny
jennyhasquads (at) yahoodotcom

Jamie said...

I like the heated seats option!

SoCalLibrarian said...

My cupholders are my favorite "tech" thing. Hey, this is a 13 year old minivan and we found new cupholders in the middle seats about 3 years ago. Never ceases to surprise me although I could do without those surprises such as when the steering wheel refused to respond - ah, good times.

Kelsey Kim said...

So, in my car(a Toyota 4Runner), there aren't a ton of bells and whistles, just your basic mid-size SUV, but I love that it tells me when my tires are low! Weird pick, but nice all the same. In a future car, I want it to be self-cleaning, inside and out. If ANY manufacturer ever makes this feature, I will be the fuy the
first to buy that car.
Kelsey Kim
www.courageousmother.blogspot.com
micahandkelsey1@cox.net

Isaac Dakota said...

I have a 2001 Toyota Camry so there aren't a lot of bells and whistles. I think the favorite and most used tech thing would have to be the radio/CD player. Lame, I know, but that really would be the favorite.

Jill said...

My car is pretty "plain jane", my favorite feature would have to be my CD player.

jillk77@aol.com

Casey's trio said...

Don't have many gadgets in my car, but I do love my seat warmers and having the radio controls on the steering wheel! The Lincoln is a beautiful car....what a fun review.

Shel said...

My car is a 2003 so "advancement" means it goes when I start it..and it does have butt-warmers which I cannot live without although my husband says he doesn't like them because he feels like he wet his pants.

shel704 at aol dot com

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Moni Graf said...

Yeah...the quad-mobile mini that we own leaves MUCH to be desired. BUT I love my truck with the heated seats and remote start. Too bad you can't strap carseats in the bed, huh?!

Moni
nursemoni@gmail.com

Moni Graf said...

I'm confused....I think I had to sign in to Blogher before I commented to be eligible for the drawing, but alas....I didn't. So, I feel the same way that I did a few minutes ago. I like my quad-cab truck's heated seats and remote starter. I dislike the quad-mobile minivan we are stuck with for awhile.
Moni
nursemoni@gmail.com

@busymomto5 said...

i also love the sync feature, it is great for a busy mama of 5!

Fab Kate said...

I'd be lost (literally!) without my navigation system!

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PeetsMom said...

I love love love the ability to switch the radio channel on the teenager from my steering wheel!! I do NOT have to listen to that if I don't want to! It's MY CAR!!! Woot!

Annette D said...

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gurukarm (@karma_musings) said...

We have a 2010 Subaru Outback we were kind of arm-twisted into buying last month (having the engine blow out on your 5-yr-old, in really pretty good shape otherwise "it'll cost ya 6600 bucks for a new engine" car - also an Outback - I *know*, right? - kind of twists your arm pretty good...)

Ahem. Anyway, as I was saying... it has lots of cool features. Love the iPod connector. Love the Bluetooth hands-free phone function for hubs who is on the phone about ALL the time in the car. Love that the 6-CD player "remembers" that I had that song on repeat last time I was in the car. Love that the front passenger seat has electronic adjustment controls.

Yes. They get you with all those itty but oh-so-cool things... And? Would *totally* love to win :-)

RookieMom Heather said...

I wish I could say that I love my new GPS but the bad guys stole it over the weekend. From my driveway!

[After we replaced it when the other bad guys stole it by breaking into my car at a BART station in December.]

But gee whiz, I miss it.

Heather said...

I don't have a fancy car, so I really don't have any "techy" gadgets to love. I do love my GPS (that I plug into my car's outlet).

I hope to get a new car soon...the Lincoln sounds fab! I bet it was fun to test drive for a day...

AmazingGreis said...

I have an '03 Corolla, with no bells and whistles. But if I had to pick a feature that I love it would be the CD player. YOu know, for those days that I just can't take listening to the radio any longer.

Susan said...

I live in NYC, so no car for me! But, when I lived in Dallas, I loved the compass! Totally helps me when I'm lost.

XSI4Games said...

My car is over 11 year old, so the only thing techological about it is the CD stereo. I think it used to have automatic locks, but they must have broke years ago. My poor little car. So behind that new Lincoln!

maybaby said...

My favorite feature in my car is that it tells me when the oil needs changing or the engine needs some sort of service.

I love not having to keep track of the little maintenance things. Now if it would just call the shop to make appointments for itself, then drive itself over and get me a latte, it would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

This car looks GREAT. So much cooler than my mini van!

Laura D-S said...

My decade old car has only one great 'technolody' feature, that would be cruise control, which I wish could be automatic pilot on those long state-to-state road trips.
I would love to try the rear camera safety feature and a sunroof would be great!

molinegrl said...

My favorite thing is the cd player;pop my 6 month old daughters cd in and she can jam to her music :]

Becca said...

the fact that my car has an aux jack alone to play my ipod is nifty- if i had a dream car though, I'd love to have the ipod linked into my car's system- able to use the buttons on my car as well..which i know it already possible- and i love touch screen gps systems built into the car. I hate lugging my around because I'm afraid someone's going to break into my car. seat warmers are kinda cool too =)

Mindy said...

Well considering my car is an Eclipse from 1998... ha... it's nice that I can't lock my doors when the key is in the ignition :)

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Karina said...

My car's pretty old but I love that radio.

Anonymous said...

Love my stick-shift

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ECarter said...

I drive a fairly old minivan without a lot of features but I will say that I really like the CD player and air conditioning/ heater. LOL!

HolyTerror57 said...

The best feature in my car (if I currently owned one) would be the ENGINE! I hate having to bus it everywhere, especially when you just miss the one you need to connect with and have to wait an hour for the next one.

Donna said...

Heated Seats - Love them!

Polly said...

The heated seats.

Condra's said...

I like the fact that it holds more than just the immediate family, we wouldn't have to take two cars!

Nancy B said...

I love the On Star system on my 2009 Equinox. I also Love Love Love the extra legroom in the back seat. My 6 ft teenage son doesn't even complain about riding in the back seat anymore!

Barbara said...

I am driving a new car for the first time in 21 years - I just LOVE having dependable air conditioning!

barbarashallue@yahoo.com

Debbie in Memphis said...

The Ipod plug in feature is my favorite.

Bagels for Breakfast said...

Even though I've had them for 10 years... power windows, hands down. After driving a 1983 Toyota Tercel hatchback for what seemed like eternity, magic windows that go up and down with the mere touch of a button will always enchant me.

Ron Jon said...

The radio tells me which song is playing as I like listening to the radio, but not every song that comes on.

Lydia A. said...

I live in the city so I don’t drive a car! If I had one though, I would love the GPS feature the most.

One Concerned Mother said...

LOVING my heated seats this winter.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I am partial to the DVD player, but the heated seats give it a run for its money.

Scout's Honor said...

Definitely the back up sensor in my SUV. Saved many a kid. We used to have a neighbor kid (idiot) who thought it was funny to lay on her stomach on skateboard and zoom behind cars in driveways backing up. Seriously? Seriously! My sensors saved her from being a quadriplegic too many times to count.

~Scout

PS Crossing my fingers...and toes.

thomas said...

My favorite feature of my car is that it's paid off. After that, well, it has electric windows. LOL It's older than my kids, and my GPS is stuck on with duct tape. Those suction cups can't handle the summer heat.

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Thomas said...

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Michelle said...

My favorite feature about my 2003 Pontiac Montana is the fact it's "loaded" and I, actually, enjoyed THE LAST MINI VAN I WILL EVER OWN!!! ;) My favorite feature is a tie between the leather seats and the DVD player. Oh, and I love the third row of seats, to, you know, keep each child out of arm's reach from the other children. An automatic sliding door is pretty great, too, until someone gets CUTE and puts their arm in the way. Actually, the park aid has been a blessing, come to think of it - I've yet to run over one zombie because of that!

Enough said (maybe TOO much, I'm sure). But, who knows what 'round controller thingy I'll be behind next??? After reading YOUR review, I'm pulling for the Lincoln MKT! ;)

~Michelle

Amber said...

That car looks amazing! I'm so curious about the TV star, oooh wonder who it is ;) lol. My fav feature in my car is the DVD player, comes in handy for the passengers on long road trips. I would LOVE a fridge though like in the Lincoln MKT. So cool! Thank you :)

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Marla said...

May sound funny but I LOOVE the security features of my car. I can unlock it when I get close. All the can lock when I get in. It has a panic button on it. I looove security features on a car b/c my car makes me feel safe! :) marla underscore J 98 at yahoo dot com or marlajdavis at g mail dot com. LOVE that car. BEAUTIFUL!

the4j's said...

My toyota has a push button also....LOVE not having to dig for my keys! Yipee

Headless Mom said...

I wish I had some technology to brag about but my car is 10 years old...so, maybe the radio controls on the wheel?

Melting Mama said...

Technology? It's the probable use of duct tape to strap the sixth person in my family on the roof because we do not fit within the car, together. :x

wkfr said...

my van is a "92" the most technological feature is,,,,it runs

Ally said...

The back up camera in the rear view mirror!!!

Amcg326@hotmail.com

ally

Jen said...

I'd have to go with automatic roof retraction (it's a convertible). Being nearly 10 years old, it doesn't have a lot of other bells and whistles.

ALI said...

Navigation. I never get lost anymore. And I do a lot of road time, being my family lives at least 3 (most more) hours away.

that said, I dream of the day when my new car is old, so I can upgrade to the XM / Sat Navigation system that will inform me of road congestion...

Ahh.. Dreams...

Collette said...

I just got a 2005 Chevy Cobalt & it is a pretty plain-jane model, but the thing I love the most is the built-in bicep builders on each of the doors (roll-up windows). Now I don't have to worry about my electrical system shorting out & leaving my windows open in the rain!

Laura Stewart said...

we like to have our IPOD and XM Radio in the car

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happyenchilada said...

My Pacifica isn't exactly packed with technology but I do love the way it drives and the roominess of it. My favorite feature right now during the snowy season is that I can switch from automatic to manual shifting and on icy roads I can shift down manually so I don't have to use the brakes. I live in the hills of WV so this comes in pretty handy.

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Lindsey said...

I LOVE my heated seats...I need heated seats in a car...especially in chilly Chicago!

Services said...

Heated seats, GPS and satellite radio! Wish it were a hybrid.

Pamela said...

The push-button, keyless start, for sure.

Naomi said...

Buttwarmers, especially this time of year!

Susan said...

Do signal lights count as a high tech thingy?? I'm always pleased when they work in my 10 year old 2 door car that hauls me, my husband, my one year old and very soon my new baby!! Signal's are a necessity to me!

dewrose said...

I live in a cold climate and my alltime favorite feature of my car is the Ignition Starter feature. As anyone who lives in states where the temperature can go down to 40 degrees or less, nothing is worse than getting into a cold car. You have to sit in the car, wait for it to warm up before you can turn on the heater. Also, if you are in a hurry to get to work or an appointment, time is of the essence so the faster you can get your car moving, the more efficient you can be with your time management. This is where the Ignition Starter button for the car is a great feature that someone can add to their package when buying a new car. How exactly does this feature work you ask? Very simply face your car and push the button on a special device that is small enough to fit on your key chain, and presto!. Your car has started instantly. Also,no need to worry about car theft because the care remains locked until you go and use your keys to unlock the car. The other good news about this feature is that I could be standing almost 50 feet away from my car and automatically turn it on. What a nice idea to have my car warming up as Im walking towards it after shoping or just leaving the office. In my estimate, the Ignition Starter is a feature on my car that I just cant live without. I consider it one of the best inventions the car industry ever made available to the consumer.

pduthoy said...

I love the CD player in my car. I couldn't drive in silence. I'd go crazy.

Btrflywmn said...

The best feature in my car are the electric windows. I would love to drive this Lincoln MKT

Melody said...

I really enjoy my moon roof!

In Due Time said...

We drive a 10+ year old car. I think the best feature is that it's still drivable most days!

Melinda said...

the heated seats!

Sean said...

for me is the CD player

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Joy said...

I look for power windows/locks and keyless entry

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Anonymous said...

When I am ready to buy my next car I will test drive MANY cars because I want one that handles corners well, and doesn't overpower me b/c I'm small. I also want one with a CD player b/c my current car has nothing!

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Joy said...

tweeted
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SpillingBuckets said...

I know it's strange, but my favorite feature in my little Corolla are manual windows. I can't tell you how many people in my family have had to deal with expensive power window problems. No power, no problem. ; )

Susan C. said...

My car doesn't have this, but I wish it did have seat warmers!

susan (at) spacesuitcase (dot) com

Michael JB said...

cruise control! can't live without it on long drives. drove from ATL to LA and cruise control was a life saver.

Rylie said...

My car stinks!! But its better than nothing and my favorite tech feature is the sound system. It didnt come with the car but I treated myself for working weeks of overtime! It sounds great and good bass without being obnoxious to anyone around me.

Gabrielle @ i.craft said...

The only thing technological about my car is that it has wheels. :) I loved you review,I laughed I cried... If I could ever buy a car this would be the one. :)

Prpldy said...

I have an older van 1990, that doesn't really have any technology in it except for electric locks. :-(
Thanks for the chance to win.

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DG said...

the seat warmers by far! very useful during the cold, winter months :)

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Rachel J. said...

I love that the doors automatically lock when it's put into gear on one car, and on the other, the built in speaker phone and how the radio gets quieter when the car slows down.

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S. Michael said...

I look for good gas milage, good visibility (nothing more annoying than that poorly located blindspot)

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Anonymous said...

I look for plenty of room for people in the back seats and good visibility :)


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Just Me said...

I look for many things - mpg, crash test ratings, sun roof, heated seats, good visibility, roomy back seats for the kids/family, and pretty color

Amy said...

I love the Sirius radio in my car. It's nice having real radio options to listen to on long road trips.

Mommy Daisy said...

My old car doesn't offer a lot, but I do like the radio feature that will turn on without keys and run for an hour.

lizriz said...

My '94 Toyota Corolla is working the automatic entry. OH YEAH

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Kisha said...

GPS and Keyless Entry are must haves for me!!!

Tiny said...

The tire pressure sensor in my SMART car is especially handy since the vehicle is too small to carry a spare tire.

Charity Donovan said...

automatic locks...no joke! lol!

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Princess Golden Hair said...

my car is old and doesn't have much in the line of technology. I mean I have power breaks, power windows, and a tape deck.

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Liz@thisfullhouse said...

My 16 year-old just got her permit, so I like (no, LOVE) the "limit top speed" capability.

Then again, with 3 siblings not far behind, as if I'd let them even drive it :)

Nice job.

VickieB said...

I have a low end car no tech features. Unless you consider a CD player, anti lock brakes, rear window defrost a tech feature.

Happy with my car just the way it is

Cali said...

My car is 13 years old, but it has a decent stereo system with a CD player that I truly enjoy. But the best features are that it's paid for, it still starts when I turn the key, and I can trust it to get me where I need to go.

Anonymous said...

My little car is 6 years old and paid for .It still looks new ,and its atoyota with no issues I guess thats the best feature
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Anne J said...

I wish my current car had more technological features. I guess cruise control is the one I use most.

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Katherine said...

My favorite feature is my key fob for the doors, windows and trunk. So simple, but my last car didn't have one and it makes it much easier to get in and out of the car when I'm out with my kids!

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/9479408406

Lisa said...

I love how easy my car is to drive in the winter, thanks to the antilock brakes and seat heaters!

Stacey says... said...

Sadly I have no tech in my minivan! But, in my next car, I want built in GPS and built in DVD players!

Chris said...

My favorite feature is my vehicle’s DSC (dynamic stability control). This system is a truly amazing safety feature that is becoming more and more common, and that I believe should be standard on all vehicles. It can modulate the brakes in a way that the driver cannot to keep the car on its intended path. I know several friends who’ve been involved in accidents that may not have happened had they had DSC.

carmen said...

My favorite feature is being able to remotely lock/unlock my doors!

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