If you have the 3.5 and the car overheats might as well go to a dealer the water pump is located inside the motor very costly repair. Not only did it not fix my problem I ended up having to get a new engine. Being a single mom working 2 jobs and having to spend almost 5,000.00 on a car with 97,000 miles is TERRIBLE!!!! I have always had regular maintenance on the car but once one thing went wrong it went down hill from there.
I sold my 392 Challenger and bought a used 07 MKZ AWD with roughly 90k miles. Turning 120k now and only an a/c clutch had to be replaced. I was ran off the road at an intersection by someone that blew a red light, forcing me to jump a curb. Surprisingly, no damage other than an alignment and wheel balancing. The power is very adequate (this coming from someone that had a hopped up (525hp) car. I get 25-28mpg, depending on the highway speed, typically 75mph. Pretty good mpg for an awd. Looks good, drives good, what else can you want?
We bought the 07 MKZ used in 08 with 5,200 miles. It gets parked for the winter and at this time has 20,200 miles on it. Between the air conditioning and the transmission problems, this car spends more time at the dealership getting fixed and I am paying insurance on a lincoln and am driving a focus loaner. The dealer just had this car for 2 wks fixing transmission, had it back 2 days and is currently at the dealer again with no end date for repairs to be finished. It has officially spent more time in the shop than my 10 year old honda odyssey ever has...Would definitely not trust this car on an extended trip any time soon.
Love the motor and cooled seats.
Seats are comfortable and rides nicely on rough roads (which are everywhere here).
Other than that, have not really gotten to spend a lot of time in it.
Change trunk closure since I am short and cant reach the tail light like my husband and end up touching the paint.
Just really disappointed with the whole experience; would probably enjoy if it wasn't at the dealer all the time getting fixed and if we weren't stuck driving a loaner that smells like a barn in the trunk and has questionable stains on seats and other places...