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Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln MKZ, Sedan
#2947 of 3018 Re: OEM Tires [gregg_vw]
Aug 24, 2010 (5:51 am)
Cutting prices would put Lincoln in the same price range as some of the Fords - how is that going to help?
If this was the end game for Lincoln then I would agree with everything you're saying. But it's obviously not. The plan is for much better products that justify the higher prices and until they get them they're just going to settle for lower volumes without cutting prices too much or putting huge rebates on the hood.
There is no wrong or right here - they could go either way. But I think the way they're going currently is setting them up for where they want to be in 3 years and cutting prices would go against that.
You're thinking now and Ford is thinking 5 years from now. Will it work? I think so but we'll have to wait and see.
#2948 of 3018 Did I Hear RWD?
Aug 29, 2010 (1:27 pm)
AKIRBY's question was ignored, but not by me.
I would definitely consider a Lincoln if it is rear wheel drive, or rear-biased all wheel drive. Because it is neither at present, it can never be on my shopping list. My spouse and I currently drive Infiniti vehicles because we love the handling.
I fell in love with real Lincolns when they came out with those slab sided models back in 1961, I believe. What Ford did to the brand since is a travesty.
Have they learned anything yet? After Ford trashed Jaguar attempting to make it a volume car with the X Type I am not holding my breath.
#2949 of 3018 Re: Did I Hear RWD? [carjim]
Aug 29, 2010 (5:13 pm)
There is hope because
1 - Ford is making money and can afford to splurge a little on a low volume vehicle
2 - Ford has turned the engineers loose to make the best cars possible
3 - Ford Australia has a nice RWD platform with V8 power readily available
4 - Ford management is totally different than it's ever been
#2950 of 3018 Positive Review of MKZ Hybrid
Sep 08, 2010 (9:16 am)
Check out Autoblog today (September 8) and you will find a road test of the MKZ Hybrid. While not a rave review it is a positive analysis.
#2951 of 3018 Navigation System Update
Oct 16, 2010 (2:25 pm)
Bought a new 2010 MKZ, (only 19 miles on it) but the car was manufactured back in October of 2009. There are several roads in my area that have been open a little more than 2 years now and they are not in the database (it's as if I'm driving through a wheat field!!). So if these roads are not in there, there are obviously more that are missing/revised and then I'm wondering how out of date the POIs are!! Asked the dealer if they would flash a current map and they said I would have to purchase one for $199.00 to get a newer version!! I couldn't believe it!!! I also have a 2007 Tahoe and GM provide me 2 updates for FREE on the first and second anniversary of my purchase date!! I've complained to both Ford Motor Company and the dealer, no luck so far. Dealer told me the update can only be used once and can't be used again. Sounds like a little BS to me... Anybody out there get their dealer to give them an update without cost?? I'm not even asking for a deal like GM had, just a current version that should have been in the car when I drove off the lot!!! Other than that, love the car...
#2952 of 3018 how to turn on daytime running lights lincoln zephyr in Canada
Oct 17, 2010 (9:36 am)
Does anyone know the procedure to turn on or activate daytime running lights on a lincoln zephyr purchased in the US, but will be required in Canada?
#2953 of 3018 2006 Zephyr New Tires
Oct 21, 2010 (9:45 am)
There are so many posts for the Zephyr that this question may have already been answered. If so, feel free to simply copy the link from the answer instead of retyping. Anyway, I'm in the market to buy new tires for my 2006 Zephyr. I guess I should 1st ask, should I buy them at 53K miles. Winter is coming soon, and I don't expect to own this car for another 50K, so this would be my 2nd and last set of tires. With regards to type of tires, my dealership quoted me $878 for 4 Michelin P225/50R17 tires. I don't know which specific Michelins are currently on my car, but I'm assuming I was quoted for the best and most expensive. They did offer a $60 rebate, but that's not much considering the total. I know there are other quality tires that are less expensive. Anyone have any good ideas on other brands? Bridgestone?
Oct 21, 2010 (10:50 am)
Just replaced at 42k om my 2008 MKZ. Could have gone another 10k, but why not replace them now prior to winter. Expect to trade in 12 to 24 months and would have to replace tires , so why not use them now?
Uniroyal Tiger Paws are about $40 less per tire the Michelin and are made by Michelin, basicaly same tire . Comes with excellent guarentee. I like the tires. Jerry
#2955 of 3018 Re: 2006 Zephyr New Tires [wendanra]
Oct 21, 2010 (11:00 am)
You can check out tirerack.com for the tires that'll fit the Zephyr. I'm happy with Yokohama Avid H4s tires on my ES300, good ride and handling, decent price.
#2956 of 3018 Re: 2006 Zephyr New Tires [texases]
Oct 21, 2010 (4:45 pm)
Thanx Jerry and Texases for your input. Good to have some options. I'll check out the website.