Used 2008 Lincoln MKZ

2008 Lincoln MKZ
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2008 Lincoln MKZ

Pros

  • Available all-wheel drive, many standard features, comfortable ride.

Cons

  • Can't get stability control, subpar interior quality and design, traditional Lincoln styling unlikely to appeal to younger buyers.

Used 2008 Lincoln MKZ for Sale

Lincoln MKZ 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
62,991 miles
Used 2008
Lincoln MKZ
Base
East West Lincoln
32.9 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
We only stock the Highest Quality Preowned Cars & Light Trucks in the DC Area. East West Lincoln is the only free-standing Lincoln dealership in the area and we love what we do!
Lincoln MKZ 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
139,609 miles
Used 2008
Lincoln MKZ
Base
(2)
Stafford Motors
36.8 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$137 Below Market
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2008 LINCOLN MKZ Front with powerful 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 Duratec engine and driven only 139609 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-775-0393
Lincoln MKZ 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
65,600 miles
Used 2008
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$7,390
Est.Loan: $151/mo
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Lincoln MKZ 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
100,280 miles
Used 2008
Lincoln MKZ
Base
List$7,200
Est.Loan: $147/mo
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Dealer Notes
2008 Lincoln MKZ Vivid Red, Sunroof Moonroof, 17 Chrome Wheels, Heated and Cooled Leather Front Seats with Drivers Memory, Local Trade, Accident Free AutoCheck History Report, Bluetooth, Reverse Sensing System, Security System, Steering Wheel Controls, ABS brakes, AMFM radio: SIRIUS, Automatic temperature control, CD player, Front dual zone AC, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Speed control, 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V, 6-Speed Automatic. Odometer is 4831 miles below market average! 2818 HighwayCity MPGWe are the #1 rated Lincoln dealer in PA based on customer reviews and an 18-time recipient of Lincoln Motor Company's President's Award.If you are looking for the best value in used car prices, Forrester Lincoln is the place. Family owned and operated since 1965, we are committed to getting you the best deal on a pre-owned vehicle. We do extensive market research to determine what similar vehicles are selling for and price our vehicles to be the best value. This enables us to provide the most competitive prices on our entire inventory. We survey thousands of used car websites to maintain our competitive edge. www.ForresterLincoln.com.
Lincoln MKZ 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
88,107 miles
Used 2008
Lincoln MKZ
Base
Cooper Motors
60.1 mi away
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Lincoln MKZ 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
7,322 miles
Used 2008
Lincoln MKZ
Base
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Lincoln MKZ 2008 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
104,976 miles
Used 2008
Lincoln MKZ
Base
(1)
Keystone Ford
62.8 mi away
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Lincoln MKZ 2008 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
66,136 miles
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Lincoln MKZ
Base
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Despite adding more power last year and more standard features this year, the 2008 Lincoln MKZ still faces a difficult battle as competitors offer sharper handling dynamics, higher-quality interiors and greater overall refinement.

vehicle overview

Deciphering the names of Lincolns nowadays is starting to be like cracking Soviet spy code. The 2008 MKZ is joined by the MKX and soon by the MKS, plus there's inexplicably the Mark LT. Unlike the LT and eight previous Lincoln Marks, using quasi-acronyms is apparently way cooler and more likely to attract a younger group of buyers -- younger as in south of 65. The logic behind that, though, is like handing Ed McMahon a skateboard and expecting him to host the X Games. While the MKZ is certainly more lively than the geriatric Town Car, it has a long way to go before it can be considered a realistic competitor for other entry-level luxury sedans.

The 2008 Lincoln MKZ is more or less a Ford Fusion with different front and rear styling, an overcooked retro interior and 42 more horses. While models like the Acura TL and Lexus ES 350 are related to lesser Honda and Toyota vehicles, respectively, they possess completely distinctive styling. That's not to say the Fusion is a bad car to be based on, though, as this family of midsize sedans features competent handling, good steering feel and plenty of interior space. Plus, the MKZ adds a more comfortable ride to the mix, along with the 263-horsepower V6 found in the much larger MKX.

The MKZ also offers a lot of standard features, with cooled front seats and satellite radio added to the docket for 2008. Later in the model year, Ford's potentially revolutionary Sync hands-free communications and entertainment technology debuts. With Sync, drivers and passengers can access and operate their cell phones, PDAs, USB storage devices, iPods or other MP3 players using voice commands. The cell phone's address book is also wirelessly and automatically transferred to the vehicle.

In other aspects, however, the 2008 Lincoln MKZ comes up a bit short for a premium sedan. Cars like the TL, ES 350, Audi A4, Cadillac CTS and Volkswagen Passat can surpass the Lincoln in terms of performance, interior luxury, safety equipment and design, though they can't likely match the MKZ's price. Lincoln's new naming scheme may not do so much to attract younger buyers, but value is certainly something any generation can appreciate.

Trim levels & features

The 2008 Lincoln MKZ is a midsize premium sedan that comes in a single trim with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It comes nicely equipped with such standard features as 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, wood trim, heated and cooled power front seats with driver-side memory, dual-zone automatic climate control and a seven-speaker CD stereo with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. Later in the model year, the Sync hands-free communication and entertainment integration system will be standard.

Notable options include chrome wheels, xenon headlights, a sunroof, an upgraded THX-certified sound system, reverse parking sensors and a voice-activated navigation system.

2008 Highlights

Heated and cooled front seats and satellite radio become standard on the 2008 Lincoln MKZ. The innovative "Sync" hands-free communication and entertainment interface, developed in a partnership between Ford and Microsoft, becomes standard equipment later in the year. The optional navigation system is now voice activated, and buyers can now opt for reverse parking sensors.

Performance & mpg

All Lincoln MKZs come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. It's good for 263 hp and 249 pound-feet of torque and is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. The optional electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system can transfer power from side to side as well as front to rear. In testing, an MKZ AWD went from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, which is a little below-average for its class. For 2008, the front-wheel-drive MKZ gets 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway in EPA fuel economy testing, while the AWD version gets 1 mpg less.

Safety

Standard safety features include front-seat side impact airbags as well as full-length head curtain airbags. Those head airbags include a "roll-fold" feature that helps to keep the airbag against the glass even if the occupant is out of position. All MKZs include four-wheel antilock disc brakes. Traction control is also standard, but oddly, stability control is not available. In government crash tests, the 2008 Lincoln MKZ received five out of five stars for driver and front passenger safety. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset test, the Lincoln MKZ received a rating of "Good," the IIHS's highest rating. It also earned an "Acceptable" rating in IIHS side-impact testing. Altogether, these are rather average crash ratings for a car in this class.

Driving

The 2008 Lincoln MKZ is essentially a more luxuriously equipped Ford Fusion, and as such, the Lincoln shares that car's fine handling and overall dynamic characteristics. But the MKZ still fails to achieve the same athletic driving experience boasted by other sedans in this price range. Despite having more power than the original 2006 Zephyr, the MKZ's 3.5-liter V6 is merely adequate. On the other hand, the MKZ does offer a typical Lincoln "big car" ride on the highway, making it an excellent candidate for road trips.

Interior

Those interested in cutting-edge interior design should look someplace other than the MKZ. The dash is reminiscent of the blocky design found in the Navigator, with a high cowl dominated by big, round air vents. The center stack is dominated by Lincoln's satin nickel trim, which basically looks and feels like Ford's standard plastic switchgear painted silver. The MKZ's cabin style and quality pale in comparison to those of other top entry-level luxury cars. However, the Lincoln comes very well equipped, is slightly bigger than many entry-level luxury sedans and offers a fully usable backseat. Trunk space is ample at 15.8 cubic feet and should you need more capacity, the rear seat is split 60/40 and folds down.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Lincoln MKZ.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2008 MKZ FWD
weekst11,01/07/2011
After having the vehicle for 3 years now with 58K on the odometer I thought that now was a appropriate time for a real world review, and this is what I found. I have had ZERO issues with reliability and have gotten everything I wanted out of the car. True, it is not exactly the most stylish car out there(pales in comparison to say a CTS) but also costs a good 10K less. Gas mileage has been 23.3 avg over highway (80mph) and city. I do about 20K miles a year. The heated and cooled seats are a fovorite in the winter/summer, I know it sounds somewhat rediculous to have A/C seats but trust me...when summer gets here it is a wonderful perk! Great car for the money.
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bige1982,12/31/2010
Despite what the report says about not attracting the younger crowds, I am 28 and own 2 Lincolns MKX & MKZ. I looked at BMW, Mercedes, Audi and I still liked the Lincoln vehicles better. The options and value are by far the best on the market. Since I have bought mine 2 of my friends have purchased similar Lincolns. First and foremost I am a Ford fan, and Lincoln has just earned a my business for years to come.
I bought it after the 39 month lease
bigbaby,07/02/2011
"Test drove" it for the 39 month lease, then bought it for the residual price, which was thousands less than similar retail prices on used ones. It's just a great car. Many features for the buck, and everything works. Quiet, comfortable, spacious trunk with fold down rear seats, A/C seats are wonderful in North Texas.
Great car for the money
Bill H.,09/13/2010
I went to the dealer to buy a Fusion or Milan, but loved the MKZ as soon as I saw it. The interior is beautiful, the engine is strong and it has all the options of a much more expensive car. I have been on several road trips and have found it to be a very comfortable ride and the gas mileage is better than average. Overall, I love almost everything about my new Lincoln as does everyone who takes a close enough look at it. Great job on this one Ford!!
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Acceptable
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2008 Lincoln MKZ Overview

The Used 2008 Lincoln MKZ is offered in the following submodels: MKZ Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Lincoln MKZ?

Save up to $137 on one of 4 Used 2008 Lincoln MKZ for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,995 as of10/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

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  • The Used 2008 Lincoln MKZ Base is priced between $4,995 and$9,995 with odometer readings between 62991 and139609 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 Lincoln MKZ?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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