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Lincoln MKS, Sedan
#2780 of 2980 Re: what is the latest I can still order a new MKS? [quiltingal]
Jan 19, 2010 (6:25 am)
You can order a new MKS at any time. If you're asking specifically about a 2010 vs. a 2011 I don't think they've announced the job 1 dates for the 2011 yet or when they would go on sale.
The "security approach" verbiage just means the puddle lamps illuminate as you approach the car so you can see if anyone is near the car. It's "marketing speak".
As for rebates, "bonus cash" is just a marketing term. It's usually combined with other offers like low apr financing. Basically you get
Special financing and a rebate
Sometimes you can get an extra rebate for financing with Ford in addition to other rebates. Go to the Lincoln/MKS website and it should tell you the current incentives for your zip code. The terms of the rebate will tell you if it can be combined with others.
You can also get special additional rebates for college graduates, military, etc.
#2781 of 2980 It's been almost 90 days with my MKS Ecoboost
Jan 21, 2010 (9:05 am)
This is the most all-around fun to drive vehicle that I have ever owned. I've had luxury sedans, Corvettes, pick-up, minivans, mid-size sedans, imports (Toyota and Honda), compacts and SUV's. I still get a bigger grin on my face when I drive this car over anything else I've had. It's not perfect - it was delivered with 2 glitches - a minor paint nick near the rear license plate area and a very frustrating problem with the iPod interface. I need to get those resolved soon, but I've been having too much fun with the MKS to take it in.
My pet peeves are as follows:
1) No underhood light
2) Front passenger and rear passenger power window switches are nonilluminated
3) No provision for nickle - dime - quarter storage
4) The glovebox is nicely sized but the remaining interior storage is laughable
5) The undersized trunk opening diminishes the utility of the trunk's size
6) My iPod stays on after I turn off the car, but it's battery is not charging.
Of these six the unforgivable - especially since Lincoln considers itself a domestic luxury line - is #2. My 300C had illuminated switchgear at all door positions. Also, I've stopped using my iPod Touch in the car because I know it won't be working properly the next time I start the car - not until it's had time to recharge for a few minutes and then resync itself to the radio. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
But oh my, how those twin turbos can get my adrenaline pumping!!
#2782 of 2980 Re: It's been almost 90 days with my MKS Ecoboost [tlmacson]
Jan 21, 2010 (10:03 am)
Why are you leaving the iPod on all the time? The usb port is not powered when the car is off. It would be the same as leaving your iPod on and connected to your computer while the computer is turned off. Unless I misunderstood your problem. You should either unplug it or turn it off.
#2783 of 2980 Re: It's been almost 90 days with my MKS Ecoboost [tlmacson]
Jan 21, 2010 (1:10 pm)
I agree with your overall positive assessment.
The passenger side window/door lock switches are definately illuminated on mine. I don't know about the rear but I will check tonight - I thought they were but could be wrong.
I don't use an iPod. I just use a flash drive and it works great. Is the iPod Touch one of the units that are listed on the sync website as tested? The syncmyride website and the sync section of Blue Oval News are both good places for information and tips. I know sync is available on about all Fords but it is one of my favorite features. It has exceeded my expectations. So has the Nav system...and the engine....and the build quality....but especially the engine!
#2784 of 2980 Re: It's been almost 90 days with my MKS Ecoboost [akirby]
Jan 21, 2010 (2:24 pm)
I have an aftermarket Sony stereo in my car with USB and it shuts the IPOD down when I shut the car off.
#2785 of 2980 Re: It's been almost 90 days with my MKS Ecoboost [tlmacson]
Jan 21, 2010 (6:28 pm)
I misspoke when I said that the passenger window/door lock switches on my MKS are illuminated. The passenger lock/unlock switch is illuminated but the window switch is not. The rear window switches are not either. I had never noticed that. Seeing both the driver and passenger power lock switches illuminated led me to assume the window switches were too.
As for interior storage, the MKS works fine for me. I am not sure where you would add more - maybe in the console in that empty spot where it says LINCOLN. There is storage in the console and rear armrest, pockets behind the seats, and good sized front door pockets. Of course, I came from an LS and it was quite limited in storage space so I am pretty easy to please when it comes to interior storage space. I really never carry anything, anyway. The jukebox and/or the USB port eliminate the need for CDs. What do people carry in the passenger compartment - except passengers? I agree coin storage would be useful.
Glad you are enjoying your car.
#2786 of 2980 Re: It's been almost 90 days with my MKS Ecoboost [brucelinc]
Jan 22, 2010 (6:45 am)
My '96 Contour had illuminated lock switches...there were little green lamps in each door. I think the light was supposed to also shine on the window switches, but I can't remember now.
#2787 of 2980 Re: It's been almost 90 days with my MKS Ecoboost [lilengineerboy]
Jan 22, 2010 (8:14 am)
Lighted switches on door panels is nothing at all new. My '93 Isuzu Trooper had them all around. VW Golfs and Rabbits and all the way up have had lighted switches on all doors/models since the 1990s. The Contour actually had lighted inside door handles. That Lincoln would cut this corner is odd at best.
#2788 of 2980 Re: It's been almost 90 days with my MKS Ecoboost [brucelinc]
Jan 22, 2010 (4:06 pm)
After having one of the new Chrysler Town & Country minivans I guess I'm somewhat jaded when it comes to interior storage - i suppose I'm being less than realistic on that one. Regarding my iPod Touch. Either the minivan charged it while the engine was off (very possible because it connected thru the glovebox via a special cable which was part of the upgraded audio system) or the cable somehow turned the iPod off while the car was off and then turned it back on on the next startup. I'm better on the former - not the latter.
#2789 of 2980 Re: It's been almost 90 days with my MKS Ecoboost [tlmacson]
Jan 23, 2010 (7:39 am)
It could have been hot while the ignition was off, but I doubt it as that might cause the battery to drain if not started for several days. If that was an iPod specific connection it's possible the iPod knew to shut down. With sync it's just a generic USB connection.