What a deal. I can't think of anything else I could add to this car except a more powerful engine. It feels solid, people stop and look at it all the time. It drives well, has good pick up, corners well and all the instruments are laid out well. You can't read the computer in bright sun, but only at an angle. All in all a great buy!
Interior is well laid out an very comfortable with lots of rear space. I'm 6'4 and fit comfortably! Love the interior at night, the white lights are great.
Needs more power, but then the new MKZ has addressed that. Still with 230HP it moves along well. I get 28MPH/hwy so it does OK there. Trunk needs to have a pad or something to hold onto when you close it.
I have owned this Zephyr for 2 years now. All in all it has been a good car for me. There have been some issues,however. Since day one of ownership the car has idled very high after sitting for more than a couple of hours! It takes several minutes for the car to idle down on its own! Have been to the dealer and they say all is fine! My mileage is now dismal and I believe it is due to the high idle every morning and afternoon. 2006 was the only year this particular engine was used.I've talked to other owners of 2007-08 models they have no problems. They also have more power as Lincoln added about 43 horsepower! A friend drove my car and thought it was a 4 cylinder!
Great exterior design!
More headroom with sunroof option. Better quality of leather. More soundproofing in general. For 32,000 car could be a bit better.
Bought the Zephyr a year ago with every available feature except the Nav system (have cell phone GPS for that). The projected TCO is $0.45/mile so far with the factory 5 yr maintenance plan. Driving has been a pleasant surprise: smooth, quiet ride yet agile handling when needed. Mileage has ranged from 19 to 31 MPG with 23 MPG typical per tank full. The THX II delivers a satisfying volume and quality of about any style of music I know of.
Quiet and smooth ride when crusing, adequate power for most driving conditions with a satisfying exhaust note when pressed. Transmission holds appropriate gear in hill climbs without upshifting unnecessarily.
Instrument/entertainment cluster LED displays not adequate in sunlight. THX II sound system should have adequate equalizer controls.