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Matthew McConaughey Doesn’t Know How to Hold a Steering Wheel

Matthew McConaughey is worthy of praise for its top notch acting. However, he should pay more attention to his hand position on the steering wheel.
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During driving, there is only one correct hand position on the circular thingy we call the steering wheel. Only keen drivers go for the ‘9 and 3’, though, because it’s the sportier thing to do... and the safer thing to do. The rebellious McConaughey, on the other hand, doesn’t even do that. Just because, that's why.

As seen in the latest TV commercial Matthew did for the 2017 Lincoln MKZ, the 46-year-old actor adopts the ‘1 and 4’ position, also known as the hillbilly hand position. I don’t care who directed the ad or who told Matthew McConaughey to put his hands on the steering wheel like that, but the truth of the matter is, this simple error ruins everything for me. Considering that the ad for the 2017 Lincoln MKZ ends with a tagline that reads “it’s like that,” I suspect that the director has a soft spot for a particular Run DMC hit single.

The more aggravating thing is that this is not the first time Matthew was instructed to grip the steering wheel of a Lincoln like a hillbilly. Let’s not forget that similar errors happened in the commercials for the Navigator, MKC, and MKX. But then again, McConaughey isn’t a petrolhead. His pride and joy is a 1981 Camaro Z/28, which, let’s be frank about it, isn’t as thrilling as the first-gen Camaro Z/28.

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ isn’t as shabby as Matthew's hand position, though. The fancier brother of the Ford Fusion is priced from $35,010 to $43,575, which is a lot of money for a mid-sized sedan that’s knocking at the door of the premium segment, not luxury. But then again, I wouldn’t say no to a 400 horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and an AWD chassis, things you don’t get in the BMW 528i Sedan ($50,200).

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