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Lincoln marketing screwed up, I really like this car, would like to purchase one but it has one major flaw â no spare tire. The inflation kit is next to useless. It appears that the marketing âgeniusesâ at Lincoln screwed up big time. Recently I took long trip along highways where there is not cell phone coverage for 70 â 100 miles. In some areas air temperature was over 100 degrees. Along the way, there were 2 â 3 cars that appeared to be changing wheels. It occurred to me that if this happens with the MKZ Hybrid without a spare, one may possibly be stuck in the heat for many hours. No phone coverage, how does one get help? Clearly, the dumb Lincoln marketing gurus in their air conditioned offices did not consider this issue. The lame excuse that the extra spare reduces gas mileage is typical Public Relations illogical none sense and spin. Assume that a spare wheel weighs 50 pounds, it is less than 1.5% of the total car weight or middle age child and much less than an extra adult. Therefore, if one is to accept Lincolnâs gibberish argument, the MKZ Hybrid should be occupied only by the driver. Bad driving habits will have greater impact on mileage than a spare. A more likely real reason for the lack of a spare is cost, but the Lincoln executives will never admit that. I will not buy a car without a spare. There are other hybrid options for cars in the same price range with spares.Report it
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