People are ready for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, but it appears Lincoln is not yet ready to give the people what they want. 1,000 customers have already placed an order for an MKZ, and the increasingly delayed arrival of the car in showrooms has left Lincoln scrambling to satisfy their customers, handing out $100 gift certificates for dinner to those thousand pre-order customers. The move may help ease impatient would-be MKZ purchasers, but the company has yet to actually explain why the car's arrival has been so delayed.

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[via Left Lane News]