Originally Posted by Sonic Mustang
You're exaggerating. I've made it through 125F+ both Palm Springs and Death Valley in August without covering my shift ****.
I parked with both windows open 1/2" and used my Clifford/Viper alarm to roll down both windows as I approached the car.
If the shift **** got really hot, Ford would have been sued by now ( hint, hint) and would have affixed a McDonald's coffee style heat warning label to our dashboards.
WARNING!! LUKEWARM TEMPERATURE!!
This Ford vehicle is equipped with a bare aluminum shift **** that conducts and retains more heat than a leather or vinyl counterpart.
It, along with several other unique components are part of a Heritage Package designed to evoke the Mach 1s of the late 1960s and early 1970s - back when performance cars were loud, angry and hot and men didn't exfoliate.
Some of today's men may not be able to adapt to certain traits of this vehicle designed to appeal to men in the last century. If a warm shift ****, louder exhaust or harsher ride causes you concern, or watching the Shaker shake while driving instills feelings of hopelessness or suicide, please have your girlfriend or wife drive you to the nearest Lincoln dealer where you can trade in your Mach 1 for something less stressful.