Monday, March 8, 2010

Built In Cooler & The Best Movie Ever!


This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Lincoln MKT

“Baby screens!!!” they squealed.

Who knew that built-in, window sun screens would be such an attractive vehicle feature to the four year old set?

They went up, they went down.

[They went up and down again and again and again.]

I worried that all the up and down action would break the sun shades and I’d be the proud owner of a brand new concept car.

A nice man from Charlotte brought the keys to the Lincoln MKT to my office on a Tuesday afternoon.

My colleague and I took it for an immediate spin around a nearby college campus.

It was a pretty nice ride, I must say.

The MKT has six, plush bucket seats and for the week I test drove it, I tried to pay back all the car-pooling good karma I owed around town.

When I picked up my daughter and her school friend they led the exploration of the vehicles finer features.

As it turned out, the built-in sun shades weren’t the penultimate MKT feature.

My daughter and her friend must have touched every inch of the car’s interior and when they lifted up the arm rest between them in the middle seat, they discovered four year old nirvana.

A built-in, refrigerated cooler.

They then spent an hour discussing the finer points of stocking built-in vehicle coolers, (as if they were experts on the subject), offering their opinions on everything from juice boxes to string cheese to yogurt to go.

If I owned a Lincoln MKT, I am certain there would be some heavy-duty back-seat picnicking because these girls had it all figured out.

I drove the car for a week and I really enjoyed it.

It had an amazing array of luxuries built-in –satellite radio, GPS, leather seats, two sun roofs… and something I’d never seen before...



When the car was in reverse, a digital image of the area behind the car showed up on the dashboard.

[My kids thought this was a great movie for some reason. They never tired of it!]

I thought the MKT took a station wagon, an SUV and a mini-van and turned the best features of each into something new, something better than any one of the others on its own.

My kids loved the car and called it, “The FUN Car.”

It helped that the enormous front grill made the vehicle look like a character from the movie “Cars.”

The kids were sad on the day the car had to go back to the dealer.

We actually had to have a little ritual moment of saying goodbye.

Perhaps the comment best expresses how nice the car was came from my friend’s husband.

He’s never been much of a fan of blogs, bloggers or blog reading, but when he saw the Lincoln MKT, he turned to his wife and said,

“You should start a blog.”


For a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card, leave a comment on this post. (See the official rules here.) The contest is open until March 31st.

Increase your chances to win, by commenting on the other blogger reviews of the the Lincoln MKT. You can find links to them at the BlogHer.com Round-up page.

And if you leave a comment at the BlogHer.com Round-up page you'll also be entered for a chance to win a "Lincoln Night Out On The Town" giveaway (valued at $1,500).

81 comments:

Mommy2Thadeus said...

Thanks for the mom review! I will definitely check out the MKT!

Mami2jcn said...

The built-in cooler sounds like a great feature!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

How awesome, thanks for the giveaway.

-lauren
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happyenchilada said...

I think even my husband would start a blog to get to do this! Glad you had a great time with your fancy wheels for a week!

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Annette D said...

What a cool vehicle! I love it!
Thanks for the giveaway.
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Jen B said...

i'd love to have one! It would hold our family of six:)

jenny B

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King Isepik said...

I'll have to take a look at that vehicle when the time comes to upgrade. :)

Ellen said...

That's a great post. I wish my blogging was fruitful too :)

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Melinda said...

looks like a great car

Artistic Cook said...

I will definitely check out the MKT!

Blue Girl said...

what a fantastic giveaway and sleek looking car!

I'd love to test drive one of these!

Just Me said...

Love your blog. . . please enter me!

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Mel said...

My husband is loving my blog, for similar reasons haha, he loves that companies let moms try products for honest reviews!

mjharvey26 [at] yahoo [dot] com

JOY

ShoppingChic2 said...

count me in :-D

Sarah said...

Thank you for the review. That sounds like a nice opportunity.

*Tanyetta* said...

so much fun!

Alissa said...

I'm actually looking for a new car, I have two kids. One of which is 4. Good to know this one receives the four year old seal of approval. Thanks for the comments on the car.

jillyrh said...

What an awesome car and giveaway! Thanks!!

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Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a very nice ride. Thanks for the review!

Hey-nonny Bosh said...

Would love it, but the Flex is more in my price range...

ShawnaMichelle said...

I'm planning on purchasing a new car this year. I currently have a Ford Escape which I like and it has been great, but I'd like to have a car & not an SUV. From your review, sound like the Lincoln MKT would be perfect because it has enough room for my 2boys and all their stuff with the additional bonus of all the array of luxuries you described. I also like that the Lincoln MKT is from an American Car Company(basically, owned by Ford according to my husband). After reading this review, I definitely plan on test driving the Lincoln MKT. Thanks for the review.

ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

Linsey's Mom said...

Love the sound of this car - will be in the market for a new one pretty soon. I'll keep this in mind as a good option!

Mindy said...

Sounds like a fun thing to review!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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DG said...

sounds like a hot ride! :)

the built in cooler feature is definitely worth a second look

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O Mom said...

This was a great review and sounds liek a great car. That cooler would be awesome!

cdziuba said...

Oh, the JOYS indeed! Fantastic giveaway, I'd faint if I won.


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Stephanie said...

car sounds amazing - like my dream car
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The Little Family said...

Looks like an amazing vehicle!

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Nita said...

Great review, the MKT sounds like a dream car.

Wendy said...

getting to drive a sweet lincoln does make blogging seem like a good idea after all... :)

HalfAsstic.com said...

If I could afford to own a Lincoln anything, I would definitely look into the MKT! That sounds like something that will keep the kids entertained for quite a while!

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millaa said...

Wow sounds like your family had fun! Thanks

Kristy said...

Nice review. Loved the built-in cooler.

Dawn said...

This car has so many features. It would be so nice to have a cooler in my car.

dlhaley said...

Sounds like a great car.

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EDRing said...

This would make a great family vehicle. Maybe I can talk my husband into one.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

MarkBlemishandtheImperfeckshuns said...

Lots of great features, but I kind of thought it was an ugly car. Can I say that and still win?

Tracey said...

My MIL has bought Lincolns for years.
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carole37 said...

I love American cars. This car is roomy and has wonderful features. I wish more color choices were available, cars are becoming like mens shoes--all the same color

jacaclawless said...

Looks like a great vehicle!

selinda_mccumbers said...

I'm sure that five year old in my house would also be amazed by the fridge!

SLynnRo said...

I like this car, but I have to say, the grille is a little funky.

Holly Ann said...

What an awesome experience for you... thanks for the review... i personally think they should have a drawing between the 10 bloggers who got to participate in this and one of you should get to keep it permanently... such a tease :-)

Rebecca Lingerfelt said...

I am seriously thinking about this car and was excited to know your kiddoes enjoyed it. I have 2 grandsons and I want to be sure they will be comfortable! Thanks for the review, I will look into one for myself!

redfuzzycow said...

wow a car with a built-in cooler, ingenious!

Shel said...

I have to laugh because my kids would do the same thing..every movable part would have been moved a hundred times each car trip..when I first brought home my Santa Fe with power windows the boys sat in the back opening and closing the windows over and over again until I discovered the "lock" feature on my door handle and promptly told them they "broke" the windows ;)

I cannot imagine the things I'd find in a refrigerated cooler!

shel704 at aol dot com

Carolyn G said...

OMG a refrigerated cooler, how cool. I know many times I have wanted a frig in the car. This sounds like an awesome car.

Susan said...

I love to hear kids perspective on new car features.

Our car is old enough it has a cassette player and the grandkids think it's fascinating to watch us put a cassette in and have music come out the speakers. They both bemoan the fact we don't have a way to play DVD's.

susan56bft at gmail dot com

Lim said...

When you wrote about the sun screens I read it just as screens. I thought for a minute that a company finally includes screens like the ones in my house windows! Darn!

SueZH said...

Lincoln's are so classy. I would just love one! Maybe someday.

VickieB said...

Sounds like it has some great features

cherriblossom25 said...

I love the Lincoln brand. Would love to own one in the future.
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wigget said...

i most like the feature with the image upon backing up.

sunnie fairy said...

I wish my car had heated seats! :)

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Krafty said...

I would love the seat warmers. A few years ago our realtor was driving me around in a car that had seat warmers and I wasn't aware of it and I thought I was having bizarre hot flashes!

matt0701 said...

I love how you described it as being a mix between wagon, minivan, and suv! I'd love to drive one of these some day just to try it out!
mattschmunk@hotmail.com

lighttraveler said...

Wow, I would love to own a Lincoln.
Awesome giveaway!

SHANNABEBE569 said...

the built in cooler sounds so cool!
LOL.

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Shanna

Allie said...

This review is great! As someone who is auto shopping, I found it helpful.

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Nichole said...

That sounds like an awesome mommobile!

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holud said...

The car seems really cool!

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Team Morris said...

Wow! This IS a really neat car/ wagon/ SUV...

Right now I drive a Mazda 3 and I wish it had more room. Looks like your family had a lot of fun it in!

Thanks for the great review and giveaway!!! :)

kmorris at wildcatdiscovery dot com

Connie T said...

Love the idea of a built-in cooler :)

hmb said...

This would make a great family vehicle. Your review was great, too. GLTA!
hmb@fortaj.com

Deb said...

Sounds like a great car. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win.

Dawnalee said...

As my current vehicle that isn't very old approaches 200K miles, I've been wondering what I would like next. Will definitely have to check out the MKT.

petteytiffany@yahoo.com said...

ok so there is a built in cooler and a built in bluetooth...i want i want

samantha said...

Our car doesn't even have automatic WINDOWS! It's like we're cave people!

samanthajocampen at gmail

Mary said...

fabulous car. awesome contest. thanks for sponsoring.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the review and the contest!

becky @ misspriss said...

Yeah, this totally makes me want to upgrade my car. Someday. My mom has a DVD player in her car & my son loves it. Great for long trips. My car? Is over 10 yrs old and has nothing like that.

A built-in cooler would be so great, especially on our cross-country trips. *sigh* Want! :)

Fran said...

Sounds like a dream! The best of a mini van and a SUV! And I woud love the 2 sunroofs! Thanks for the review!

Anne J said...

This sounds like a great car to drive, glad you got the change.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

jennyonthespot said...

That is one sexy car. Rawr.

jewelknits said...

There IS a difference between driving a regular, ho-hum car and driving a luxury car. Crossovers are the best - like sexy minivans. The feature that I like the best on THIS one is the ability to preset the max speed and radio volume. With a 16-year-old soon-to-be driver in the house, that is something that would make me feel better about her safety when driving.

daveg0929 said...

I want this car

Val said...

What great features! I like the cooler also although I don't have a large family, I know I'd still get a lot of use out of it.
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weblynx said...

You make it seem like the car to have

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SHANNABEBE569 said...

Great review, how awesome!

I will have to check out the MKT.

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kerri69 said...

I would love to have a car like this we are going to be in the market soon for a new car