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#2429 of 3084 Replacing mirror - discount parts site?
Aug 26, 2007 (10:57 pm)
My right hand side mirror on my 2006 Lincoln Zephyr collided with an immobile object albeit at a very low speed.
The plastic mirror assembly has sheared off - the motor, glass and chrome pieces are intact.
I wonder if I can replace as a DIY project - how easy it it to remove the door panel? I only see 2 screws, does it slide out after these are removed?
Also, is there an internet parts supplier for Ford/Mercury/Lincoln parts like www.gmpartsdirect.com (I've been buying parts from there for my GMC Envoy at 50-60% of the dealer prices).
#2430 of 3084 Re: Replacing mirror - discount parts site? [rj123456]
Aug 27, 2007 (11:14 am)
Don't know the answer to your question, but reading it I have one of my own. Are these mirrors fixed, or are they foldable? Your's obviously was breakaway!
#2431 of 3084 Re: 008s [calidd] 2008 MKZ color choices
Aug 27, 2007 (12:12 pm)
The 2008 Lincoln MKZ went into production the second half of July 2007. You should be seeing them at dealerships soon, if you haven't seen them already. The four exterior colors are: Dark Blue Ink, Moss Green, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic and White Suede Clearcoat. The three interior color packages remain the same as the 2007 MKZ.
#2432 of 3084 Re: Replacing mirror - discount parts site? [displacedtexan]
Aug 28, 2007 (8:36 pm)
They are fixed, not foldable. At the very low speed that I was it is amazing that nothing happened to glass or the plastic "chrome" backing, but the entire assembly sheared off.
#2433 of 3084 Re: 008s [calidd] 2008 MKZ color choices [fomocona]
Aug 31, 2007 (3:27 pm)
No black or red exterior for the 08? I find that hard to believe.
In any case, I'm considering a purchase of an MKZ. My wife and I have been debating between Lexus ES, Infiniti G35, and an Acura TL. On a whim we pulled into the Lincoln dealership. It had not been on our list--never even discussed. But after looking it over and a subsequent test drive, I'm quite impressed with the MKZ. Is there something I'm missing?
I've noticed some comments here about the better luxury of the other cars. To me the Lexus is little more than a gussied-up Camry. A moving steering wheel doesn't impress me. And rear air bags as an option--an option?--is absurd. Besides it's a bore to drive. The base BMW 3 comes with vinyl seats. The leather is an upgrade. The Infiniti G is a great car and so is the TL, (though I wish they had ventilated seats). But they do cost more than the Lincoln so I would expect them to be better.
So, MKZ owners, what should I be concerned about with an MKZ?
#2434 of 3084 Re: 008s [calidd] 2008 MKZ color choices [fomocona] [ilrndude]
Aug 31, 2007 (3:53 pm)
The MKZ is the best car I ever owned. I have not experienced any issues. I have the fully loaded Vivid Red with black and satin nickel accents AWD with all options for 35k.
#2435 of 3084 Re: 008s [calidd] 2008 MKZ color choices [fomocona] [ilrndude]
Aug 31, 2007 (5:01 pm)
"No black or red exterior for the 08? I find that hard to believe. "
I'm pretty sure he was just listing the new colors. The vivid red is a gorgeous red. THat's the only regret I have with my LS - vivid red was not available.
U know, if u read any of my posts (scary thought) you may not believe what I'm about to say, but - dependng on what you want in a car, the mkz just might wind up near or at the top of your list.
It's got a good strong engine, on Ward's top 10 list this year. A well-respected 6speed tranny (codesigned with GM and that's good cause GM makes probably the best auto-trannies in the world) can be AWD if u want, FWD if u dont. Personally I think it's a beautiful car. On of the prettiest out there. I'm not a huge fan of the interior, but it's still better than many others and has won an award.
The car is not 'sporting' enough for my tastes, but's that's just me. If u like the car, it's as least as good a deal over the long term as anything else you mentioned.
#2436 of 3084 Re: 008s [calidd] 2008 MKZ color choices [fomocona] [ilrndude] [jeyhoe]
Aug 31, 2007 (5:09 pm)
I love my 2007 Vivid Red but the other day I saw a Black one with the Black Interior with Nickel Satin and wow was it impressive. The red lights and the chrome really stand out on it. I might go for one in 2008.
#2437 of 3084 Re: 008s [calidd] 2008 MKZ color choices [fomocona] [ilrndude]
Aug 31, 2007 (6:27 pm)
If you think the Lexus comes off as merely a gussied up Camry, then I think you owe it to yourself to drive a well-equipped Mercury Milan and compare it to the MKZ. Both the Milan and Camry are great bases to begin with, so the luxury siblings started from good ground.
The MKZ has a certain panache about its interior, but look at those gaps awhile and then sit in a Lexus again. It's all a matter of taste of course. The MKZ's Achilles' heel in this market is the lack of stability control, and the little niceties of feel and convenience that were left out. I think they will be added quickly, now that cars like the 08 Malibu will be able to out-equip it for less money.
#2438 of 3084 Re: 008s [calidd] 2008 MKZ color choices [fomocona] [ilrndude] [gregg_vw]
Aug 31, 2007 (8:19 pm)
But good points. No stability control is a bold move allright. There are so many great cars in this category nowadays. The Malibu is finally gonna be a contenda. The Saturn Aura is also a heluva nice car. And the '08 Accord is the first one to ever interest me. The Milan? Eh, I'd go straight to the Lincoln and deal hard.