Last post on Nov 13, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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Lincoln MKX, SUV
#804 of 831 AC works for me
Aug 20, 2010 (3:43 pm)
Got a 2008 and live in Orange County, California. It's certainly not Palm Springs, but we can get 100+ degree heat on occasion. For us, the car takes little bit longer to cool off after sitting in the sun, but we put the windows down to get excessive heat out and then set it on 60. Within a reasonable timeframe it was nice and cool. Keep in mind that the MKX has significant interior volume. Probably double that of a G35 as the MKX is quite a bit wider than most cars.
On a separate note, we just love the look of the MKX. Our car is black with a black grill and we took the liberty of installing aftermarket ground effects and a new set of black and silver alloy wheels (24"). Everybody stops us and asks us about the car. The younger crowd especially. Who says Lincolns are for the old folks.
#805 of 831 Re: air conditioner [phogg]
Aug 20, 2010 (5:03 pm)
Something wrong with that MKX, just got back from a round trip Dallas/Laredo, 100+ all the way, very comfortable.
#806 of 831 Re: AC works for me [mhunsche]
Aug 20, 2010 (7:22 pm)
I just do not understand this "set it on 60" stuff. I bought a car with climate control because that is exactly what I don't want to have to do...set the temp manually. If your system is working right, setting it at 72 will blast the AC when it is hot out, until the interior cools down and the fan slows down automatically. Sometimes on really hot days, you may have to check that your vents are blowing air on you and not in some other direction. Otherwise setting it on 60 and then later a higher temp should never be necessary.
#807 of 831 Re: AC works for me [gregg_vw]
Aug 20, 2010 (7:54 pm)
I agree - if 60 is needed then there's something wrong either with the car or the settings. Our did fine set at 72 or so at all times.
#808 of 831 Re: AC works for me [gregg_vw]
Aug 21, 2010 (7:44 am)
You shouldn't have to set it on 60 and leave it. 60 (and 90 for heat) is just Ford's way of giving you a MAX setting. This setting basically ignores the actual temp and goes full blast and I think it automatically recirculates the air. I put it on 60 when the car is really hot for a few minutes, then put it back to normal.
And no, you shouldn't have to set it on 60 - it should work on 70 also. There must be something wrong.
#809 of 831 Re: MKX REVIEW [billsyr]
Aug 03, 2011 (1:18 pm)
My wife didn't like the headrests either. There are two places to push at the base of the headrest -- if you push both the headrest comes out. We turned it around and its much better.
#810 of 831 Re: MKX REVIEW [mkxawd]
Aug 03, 2011 (1:21 pm)
There are two places to push at the base of the headrest, then you can pull the thing out and turn it around. It is much less uncomfortable.
#811 of 831 Re: MKX REVIEW [cluikart]
Aug 06, 2011 (9:01 am)
And much less likely to provide any injury protection in an accident. To each his or her own of course, but I have never understood what is uncomfortable about resting your head against a headrest while driving.
#812 of 831 2011 lincoln mkx sporadic vibration noise
Aug 09, 2011 (8:14 am)
Bought 2011 Lincoln MKX in September 2011. Right off the dealership lot was bothered with a sporadic vibration when going up an incline and usually around the 1500-2000 rpm. Initially thought the problem was with the transmission but was told it wasn't. Had the vehicle into dealership couple of times to try and correct the problem. Today they finally discovered that the two exhaust pipes were they meet underneath sometimes were rubbing against each other and causing the noise. This intermittent noise has been bugging us since September 2010 and hopefully this is the end of it.