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.
I have a 2010 MKZ. The seat won?t stay in automatic adjustment. We Found that when the battery goes bad, the seat loses it?s setting. We have had 4 replacement batteries in 4 years. The drivers side seat broke once. The lumbar on the passenger is now broken. The passenger side fender is loose. It came loose from where it is attached. The rims carode and cause the tires to leak via the rim. Tail light recall, repaired by dealer. Rear breaks done at 71,051 miles. AC line leak at 71051 miles Replaced at 71617 miles. Replace inner driver side door handle. A wire on the rear defroster grid got broken, rubbed. Right chrome mirror cover fell off, I was charged for the replacement. The AC is now not working properly again. Are other MKZ?s as troubled as this one? [contact info removed]
I just turned in my '07 MKZ lease and leased a new 2010 Lincoln MKZ. Overall I am relatively happy with my new MKZ - performance, handeling, and ride have all improved, and the cosmetic changes for the most part are an improvement. I can however see where Ford has cut some costs in producing the '10 vs. '07 while adding $5,000 to the base price in just 3 years. My biggest disappointment is in the poor audio unit now standard in the base MKZ, the same unit that comes in a Ford Escape, Fusion or other Ford/Mercury vehicle. While the whistles and bells such as Sync, USB, and Bluetooth Audio are all great, the most important aspect of any audio system - sound quality - is very disappointing.
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.
Rapid Spec 103A ($5,595 -- includes sunroof, adaptive xenon headlights, rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring system, navigation system, touchscreen interface, Sirius Travel Link, and a THX-certified surround-sound system with satellite radio, DVD audio and 10GB of digital music storage); Sport Appearance Package ($795 -- includes sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels and special interior trim).
Naturally aspirated, port-injected gasoline V6
DOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Thank you, Ford, for finally giving us manual control on this shift interface -- and for getting shift -/+ orientation right. Best run with stability control on.
Massive fade on runs 2 and 3. High pedal effort yields minimal effectiveness. Does this go beyond green fade?
Stability control is not fully defeatable, but does open the handling threshold somewhat. Balance leans heavily toward understeer with a good sense of front tire limits. In the slalom, adequate control feel and response for a car in this segment. Intuitive with a good sense of security in the steering. Manual gear-holding helps in this test.