Used 2010 Lincoln MKZ Consumer Reviews
Bought this car in July 2010 with 10,000 miles on it. There were initial issues with pairing of cell phone, but the dealer and Ford were persistent in getting those resolved. Since then, my wife and I have driven it 10,000 miles and love the car - fit, feel, handling, and performance. Visibility out the back is not all that great and full use of the console controls takes some getting used to (probably true of any new car) by older folks (72). Synch technology probably not quite ready for prime time.
My 3 year lease was up on my 2007 mkz. The 2007 was a great car so I was back to buy a 2010. I could see many improvements on the 2010, and I like the handling of the sport package. I like having a car that you don't see at every stop light. I get compliments on the car all the time. I like the size and performance of the mkz, and that it runs on 87 unleaded. I drove a Cadillac cts and when the same as the mks its $5,000 more. I also checked out the Buick lacrosse which is priced about the same as the mkz but didn't seem as nice.
Since 2000 I have bought and enjoyed following cars: Cadillac STS, Infiniti I30, Lincoln LS, back to Infiniti Q45 and then back to Lincoln, this time 2010 MKZ. I bought it with 17K miles (I only buy 18-24 month old cars with few miles). I have owned this MKZ longer than any car, because it just won't quit! I have 260,000 hidgway miles and besides the basic oil change, tires, fluids and breaks I have not needed any repairs. All my other cars started giving me issues after 150k (especially Cadillac), but this baby not only has had no mechanical issues, but it rides as smooth as I first bought it. Gas mileage is still the same 26-27 on highway, unbelievable. Although the 2 newer body styles look awesome on MKZ I would still recommend the older MKZ (2010 - 2012) to anyone seeking to enjoy luxury on tight budget. I don't think you can beat the value. And by the way Lincoln (like some Buick models) is no longer an older person car. I got this when I was 33 and it served me extremely well as a young businessman.
I replaced my 2005 Chrysler hemi with this beautiful platinum white MKZ and could not be happier. It is the base model without all the additional bells and whistles and has more than enough convenience and comfort. 27 MPG on the highway is great and the power is comparable to the hemi - after all the chrysler weighed about 600 lbs more. The ride is smooth and the interior quiet is better than my neighbors Lexus 350.
After thoroughly reviewing cars, I purchased a used (business leased) MKZ in 2012, with around 36K miles. Since then it’s been my daily driver for the last 7 years, and currently sits with 217K miles on the odometer. 3 sets of tires, brakes, struts, 2 batteries, and soon to be a tie rod are all I’ve had to replace on the car- pretty low maintenance compared to most automobiles on the market in my opinion. Only thing that I have a complaint on is the door handles- have replaced 2 since owning and another one is going bad as we speak. This is due to the internal parts all being plastic and not metal. Poor design, due to inferior parts, but not the end of the world. I bought the car due to large cabin room for a car. I’m 6’4” and needed something I wouldn’t feel cramped in with kiddos filling the back seat most times. The seats are very comfortable, even on long trips. The MPG is reasonable- still getting mid 20s on my daily commute. A little rust is showing up in front of the rear wheel wells (like every ford for the last 50 years). Had a few minor plastic interior parts break. Engine is still running like a top, and haven’t had any issues with the drive train either. I’d purchase this car again without question, possibly with the AWD feature, just for better handling in the snow. It’s been dependable, with little shop time and reasonable cost for upkeep.