I've been driving Lincolns for over 20 years as a limousine driver.
Both stretch limos and sedans
Drive for a limo service that had the MKS.. Loved them
This is my FIRST personally owned Lincoln and I absolutely love this car.
Fun to drive, handles great, PLENTY of features.
Looking forward to seeing how the AWD gets me around this winter.
Bought used with 74,000 miles. Have driven for 5,000 miles with no problems. Very comfortable. Handles well in part to AWD. Could use a little more power. Difficult to see controls below the radio. Very small and not intuitive. Climate control works very well but would be easier to use with a knob to turn and set highway temp. We drive 85% highway and get 21.5 mpg. I use a mobility scooter and it breaks down and fits in the trunk with room left over.
Bought my Lincoln used and got a great deal on it thus my high marks on value. However, would never buy this new because I believe Lincoln could've done better compared to the competition. First off is the trunk problem that many complain about. Poor design - you can live with it though. Second - the interior is definitely more Ford than lincoln and could use some more upscale touches. The OEM Brakes are a bit mushy but replacements improved that drastically. Now the good - car feels solid and handles wonderfully with a nice ride and quiet interior.
The navigation and SYNC work flawlessly and make this car a true pleasure. 70K miles and no problems whatsoever.
We were happy with our Zephyr, so when the time came we traded for the MKZ. We were happy with it until 3,000 miles (yes, thats three thousand), when the traction control light came on. Dealer changed a sensor, after which the car wouldn't go over 30 mph. We were told they had a bad batch of these sensors, they are on nationwide back order. That was two weeks ago. We have no idea when we will see the car again.
Stock parts for the cars you build so you can repair them when they break.
After reading Edmund's review, the Acura TL, Lexus ES350 & Maxima, mentioned in review, all cost more and require premium gas. The MKZ does not, trunk is larger in MKZ too. It is great, change the oil, put gas in it and enjoy the ride. Fun to drive, quiet to ride in, good radio and blue tooth adapts to your cell phone. I am well pleased with car. Air condition seats are really fantastic in the South, in the summer! You just wouldn't believe it unless you try it!
Plenty of power to pass, blue tooth phone, cruise control features, back up alarm, quite ride, low wind & tire noise, heated & cooled seats and puddle lights. You can set outside mirror and seat position for 2 drivers.
Remote trunk to actually open trunk instead of just unlocking it. Also would be nice to have something to grab to close the trunk. Adjustable pedals would be a nice.