Last post on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln MKZ, Sedan
#3021 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [magician2166]
Jun 25, 2013 (8:22 am)
I agree ... see my post #3012,
#3022 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [akirby]
Jun 25, 2013 (10:36 am)
My daughter has a 2006 Zephyr and its the most beautiful car she ever had comparable to the Mitsubishi gallants and Jeep, pathfinder and more, I have driven this car and its just a comfort to drive. the MKZ took its place yet looks the same except for the grill and tail lights same interior. If Lincoln loses it line because of inspection problems it will be a true shame
#3023 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [jerrys2]
Jun 25, 2013 (6:45 pm)
Yes, I read it. Thank you
#3024 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [magician2166]
Jun 25, 2013 (6:51 pm)
Ford/Lincoln had a disastrous launch on the MKZ, that's for sure. Couldn't have come at a worse time for them. I had no problems with my 2011 MKZ hybrid purchase, or since. Hope Lincoln gets back on track.
#3025 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [texases]
Jun 25, 2013 (8:27 pm)
Based on MkZ sales they're already back on track and the botched launch is nothing but a distant memory.
#3026 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [akirby]
Aug 06, 2013 (5:16 am)
Really? July MKZ sales are nothing to write in a blog about. Demand has faltered already, even as other brands are making sales records. The MKS is up though. helping Lincoln stay almost even with 2012 July sales.
#3027 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [gregg_vw]
Aug 06, 2013 (5:36 am)
MKZ is doing fine:
"The Lincoln MKZ posted its best-ever June sales, with 3,180 vehicles sold. In addition, the second quarter represented MKZ’s best quarterly sales performance ever and its first time to exceed 10,000 cars in a quarter, with 10,682 sold."
July sales were down 7%, true, but that's off a best-ever June.
#3028 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [texases]
Aug 06, 2013 (6:14 am)
There is big demand for MKZ hybrids (over 40% of production). The Hermosillo factory is maxed out making Fusions and MKZs right now. When Flat Rock comes online making Fusions that will free up Hermosillo to meet the actual MKZ demand and we'll see what that looks like by end of year.
MKZ is not a home run but it's a solid double and big steps in the right direction.
#3029 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [magician2166]
Aug 06, 2013 (6:20 am)
I'm now the happy owner of a 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. But I almost wasn't. It took 6 months (from Sept-March). I looked at Lexus (already owned one and loved it), BMW, Volkswagen, Buick & Cadillac. Got angry, stomped my feet, made phone calls and threatened to take my business elsewhere. They certainly overpromised and were inexcusably late on delivery. Right hand and left hand not very well informed.
But right now, there's no doubt in my mind that the car was worth waiting for. Since March, I've put on about 7600 miles; today I'm getting 41.5 mpg (best day ever was 43.3). People stop me in parking lots and at traffic lights, asking about the car. It is a hot, fun, eco-friendly luxury car. And it is surely not my grandpa's Lincoln. It has had a couple of minor quirks - probably won't be as trouble-free as my Lexus was.
But I'd pick it again because every time I see it...it makes me smile.
#3030 of 3083 Re: "The car I never got". [texases]
Aug 06, 2013 (11:03 am)
Your definition of "doing fine" differs from mine. The best ever June appears to have been due to pent-up demand from so many months of very limited production.
That 7% reduction in July is not from June sales. It is from July, 2012 sales. Thus the new one did not sell as well in July as the old one did last July. Sales would have to pick up in order for the 2013 to outsell the 2012. This is not what Lincoln (or Allen) had hoped for.
Meanwhile, the MKZ Hybrid is doing very well as a percentage of overall MKZ sales. However, this market is still quite small.