Exit Lane: Joelle Lees

Joelle Lees
Michael’s on the Thames

2019 Lincoln MKC
2.0-litre turbocharged inline four, 240 HP
3,999 kilometres

I’VE HAD THIS vehicle since November. My lease had come to an end on my previous car, a Cadillac, and because I have Paget’s disease in my tailbone, I really had a need for a car that was more comfortable. Which sounds crazy I know—more comfortable than a Cadillac—but that’s what I needed.

WHEN I WAS car shopping, my test drives consisted of me putting my butt in the driver’s seat and getting back out. I must have done that with nine or 10 vehicles. When I sat in the MKC, I knew it was the one. It’s like driving on a pillow; the seats are amazing.

GIVEN THE WINTER we’ve had so far, I’ve had more call to use the sunroof than I have had to test out its winter-weather handling. But I did take it out in the one sizeable snowstorm we’ve had this year and it handled great, so I’m ready if winter ever really arrives.

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IF THERE’S ONE certainty about my job, it’s that I never go to my car emptyhanded. So, I really like that it automatically unlocks and turns the lights on when I walk up to it, and I love the hands-free liftgate. I do, however, wish it automatically locked when I walked away from it. I’m a trusting person, and it’s already been broken into twice. I think I’ve learned my lesson.

I’M ON A three-year lease, but unless I was to find something that has the same comfort level that this vehicle does, I don’t really see myself changing. My Cadillac was beautiful, but when I got into this Lincoln, for me it was another level of luxury and comfort.

MY HOMETOWN IS Hagersville, and I always look forward to making that trip. It’s about an hour and a half, through the country, off the ­highways and dotted with lots of little towns. It’s a nostalgic drive I really enjoy. Exit Lane: Joelle Lees  Exit Lane

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