Bought my car at 3yrs old. Had it for a little over a year. My 5th Lincoln having gone through 4 Lincoln Town Cars. This car obviously is more sporty and contemporary looking than the LTC whose production was stopped in 2011. The pros of the MKS include the sporty looks. More agile and better braking responsiveness. Looks smaller but quite roomy as large as the Town Car. Taller and so more comfortable sitting position especially at the rear. The panoramic sun/moonroof adds to the luxury package. Handling is quite good especially with the large 19in alloy wheels. Cons: Too much interior noise. The LTC is a lot quieter and more silky ride. No air suspension for the MKS which is a pity. Headlamps malfunction and go out at will and requires a wholesale replacement of the complete assembly. This is weird and unacceptable for a supposed luxury flagship car. Parts are overly expensive. Reliability of this car is horrible compared to its Japanese competition like Toyota Avalon. The jury is still out on the durability of the MKS. The town car has an average of 10yrs and the engine lifespan is within the 400k miles range. Surprised that the MKS was discontinued after only two design models and less than 10yrs on the market. My overall rating is a generous 4 stars.
Sound, reliable luxury vehicle. Loaded with features and safety components. Good MPG for large, 4,000 lb. luxury car. Drove Lincoln Mark 6's, 7's & 8's all thru the 80's & 90's, then went with two BMW 7 Series for 15 years...I'm back with the new line of Lincoln MKS & Continental series. Why pay $90,000+ when you can get all the comfort features for half the price. Maybe not quit as quiet or positive road handling, but I'm very pleased with comfort and drivability. The maintenance cost after warranty are exceptionally expensive for BMW/Mercedes models with Lincoln truly much more reasonable.