Or they've never driven a Town Car or one of the other Ford Panther body cars... and experienced the crappy handling and mediocre stock brakes.
Owned a '96 CVPI. I wouldn't say it's an amazing handling car, but those CVPI parts on the Lincoln could make it just as fun.
Besides, there is something very comforting about driving a car that feels indestructible. I would occasionally drive over concrete parking dividers just because I knew I wouldn't hurt the car. (But I was also young and stupid at the time.)
I have no doubt that the J30 would be the better all around car, but I seriously doubt I would find it as fun as my old CVPI.