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#1723 of 4400 Re: 2008 MKZ? [akirby]
Feb 12, 2007 (1:41 pm)
Indications are that in early 2009, the 3.5L powerplant will be replaced with a 3.7L V6 said to be good for around 290HP. Pity that engine isn't ready now.
That is for the MKX, which will be for the MKZ as well. I don't care if anyone believe me. I know what I read and if it comes true or not that is up to Lincoln. I was just sharing what I read and to be honest with you I have little interest in buying a Lincoln MKZ, thus I could care less how much power it does or doesn't get in the future.
#1724 of 4400 Re: A beautiful, serious Luxury Sports Sedan [heyjewel]
Feb 12, 2007 (5:29 pm)
even a v6 sho could smoke an ls v8. when i looked at the ls they listed for over 40 with the mid level equipment i wanted, an mkz with same plus awd is about 34k msrp.
ls was a good car, just not great, especially for the asking price.
#1725 of 4400 Re: A beautiful, serious Luxury Sports Sedan [explorerx4]
Feb 12, 2007 (7:53 pm)
a v6 sho? Wow, now THERE's a luxury sports sedan.
You know darn well that the list price on the LS, like the Navigator, is to be paid only by idiots and marketing people. This is another BIG gripe I have with Ford, the way they'll happily take a buyer for a nice long ride to the bank if the buyer is stupid enough to go. THere oughtta be a law. This year, the sticker on the Navigator has dropped like $5,000. Do you think Ford found a way to cut costs and save 5 grand? OK, maybe the new dashboard saves about 2000, but what about the other 3?
Be serious, anyone who frequents this board could get an LS for 10-15% under list without saying anything to the dealer but "X-Plan" Then would come rebates etc. So, get in your way-back machine (as opposed to the new way-forward machine) and take 12% off your $45K LS and then a rebate of like 3000 or so and you're at $37K And the LS is the best $37,000 car that's been available this millenium bar none. Except for the HVAC but that's another story.
BTW, my V6 Getrag LS does 0-60 in around 7 seconds (measured) and can hang with bimmers and wrxs on the track. I know cause I've done it. And I was a novice driver against these track-rats. No, didn't see any v6 shos there.
Oh, the emmkayzee? $34K w/AWD and what? The thing lists for what, 31500 w/AWD? What else would u get? I jsut checked. U can get the AWD w/moonroof and THX for $34K and change. No rebate. Maybe X-plan, that would be nice - bring it down to maybe $31K. It's a nice car to be sure. I think I'd either save about $6000 and get a Mazda 6 with an actual transmission and shifter (basically the same car but it allows driver INPUT) OR, I'd find a left over LS and strike the deal of the century and have a MUCH better vehicle for about the same price.
#1726 of 4400 Re: 2008 MKZ? [rockylee]
Feb 12, 2007 (8:23 pm)
But Rocky - what you just posted contradicts what you said earlier. Everyone knows that Lincolns will get the 3.7L V6 (naturally aspirated) which is what you just posted. That is not a twin turbo. The Twin Turbo 3.5L is said to put out 350-400 hp and is not slated for the MKZ.
#1727 of 4400 Re: 2008 MKZ? [akirby]
Feb 13, 2007 (6:13 am)
Okay, I will leave it at that and we will just have to wait and see......
#1728 of 4400 Re: Somebody likes the MKZ... [lemko]
Feb 13, 2007 (2:29 pm)
...I took my girlfriend to the Philly Car Show this weekend and she seemed to like the Lincoln-Mercury lineup. She liked both the Mercury Grand Marquis and the Lincoln Town Car and thought that I should get one of them as my next ride.
Um...how can I delicately put this....OH, that was out loud, wasn't it! Sorry! Is your girlfriend "over 50" lemko? Cause the GM/TC usually doesn't make the heart race in younger people.... I could be wrong....
#1729 of 4400 Re: Somebody likes the MKZ... [nvbanker]
Feb 13, 2007 (3:28 pm)
I can imagine those two tired pigs getting the nostalgia vote. You could ski on their hoods, the trunks are long and shallow, and the interiors look like big American cars have more or less looked for decades.
You know, Zsa Zsa's ninth husband, of the past 20+ years, may be the actual father of Anna Nicole's daughter, so maybe out of spite, the old broad has put on sunglasses and a sporty wheelchair, and started going to car shows with younger boyfriends...
#1730 of 4400 Re: Somebody likes the MKZ... [gregg_vw]
Feb 13, 2007 (3:34 pm)
Maybe she's on to something.
Those sedans have so much room, you can do just about anything in there...
#1731 of 4400 Re: Somebody likes the MKZ... [scootertrash]
Feb 13, 2007 (4:40 pm)
You can also save a trunkload of cash on 'em. Lotsa Police/Taxi/Limo there for ur money....
#1732 of 4400 Re: Somebody likes the MKZ... [nvbanker]
Feb 15, 2007 (9:04 am)
Girlfriend is only 39 - looks even younger. She once rented a Grand Marquis and loved it. Strange, as she is a rather petite woman. The car looks as if it would overwhelm her.