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Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln MKZ, Car Leasing, Sedan
#151 of 174 "The car I never got".
Jun 11, 2013 (6:53 pm)
Lincoln has a terrible customer service. I had ordered my 2013 Lincoln MKZ in October 2012. I was among the first ones who did so. They informed me in April 2013 after waiting 6 months due to the production delays that they cancelled my order by mistake. Imagine that. They ordered another vehicle for me and offered $900.00 incentive for their mistake. I waited another 8 weeks to find out that my car was damaged in transit and needs repairs. My repeated attempts to find out from my dealership and Lincoln Customer Service when finally I will be getting the car did not bring any results. I walked away from this joke on June 7th. 2013 after waiting 8 months and never got the car. Meet a new Lincoln Luxury.
I want people to know that Lincoln's ignorance and total disregard do not translate into extra they charge. If people are willing to go with Lincoln, they should understand that they will not get Lexus or Audi type service. They will not get it, period.
#152 of 174 Same thing happened to me
Jun 11, 2013 (7:02 pm)
magician2166 I ordered one in I believe the end of November of 2012 and somehow my order got cancelled as well. And they gave me no type of resolution but to put in another order and wait for who knows how much longer. Got an ES instead.
#153 of 174 MKZ Lease/ Credit Score
Jun 13, 2013 (9:23 am)
I am new to leasing and I just wanted to find out from those of you who've leased an MKZ what the average credit score that's needed. Mine is right at 720. What were your rates?
#154 of 174 Re: MKZ Lease/ Credit Score [joshcs]
Jun 13, 2013 (9:52 am)
You should be fine with 720. They can't move those vehicles from the lot, so they will be very happy to have you. The lease depends on the selling price of the specific vehicle you negotiate with the dealer. Choose the equipment you want to have, select the vehicle and tell dealer to find you a car they or another dealer have in stock. It is harder to negotiate the price if nobody has the car you want and dealer has to order it for you from the manufacturer.
As an example, 39 month lease with 15000 miles per year with only tax upfront should run you around $515.00 per month for the car with MSRP: $45,000.00 and selling price of $42,685.00
Research the car on this site. Find out what is dealer's cost and any ongoing promotions. Then build the car on www.lincoln.com
Send quote request to multiple dealerships (at least 5-7). Be specific to what you want. Once you gather all the information, only then go to the dealer. Remember they are in business to make money on you, not to help you anyway they can. They are not your friends and most of them are not sincere.
Lincoln has a promotion now. The first month is free. Negotiate hard with them. Remember this is not an Audi. I hope you read my post # 151. Lincoln MKZ is a good car, especially 3.7L. I personally drove multiple times. I hope I answered your question.
#155 of 174 Re: Same thing happened to me [coleblooded]
Jun 14, 2013 (6:18 pm)
You made a wise decision. I am very happy for You. Enjoy it!
#156 of 174 Lincoln MKZ 2013 Lease rates
Jun 24, 2013 (12:10 pm)
CarMan, what's the MF and Residual value for 36 months 18000 miles and 36 months 20000 miles? And Also what's the buying price point i should be looking at (discount from MSRP)?
thanks in advance
#157 of 174 June MKZ lease rates?
Jun 24, 2013 (1:14 pm)
What is Ford Credit's money factor and residual value on the 2013 MKZ? I'm in Texas and would like both the non-Hybrid models (2.0 & 3.7) and the Hybrid numbers.
Also have you heard from your contacts anything on upcoming/future promotions on the MKZ? We're fast approaching the introduction of the 2014 model year as I was told that any factory custom orders right now (with a lead-time of 6-8 weeks) would probably be 2014 models.
#158 of 174 Re: MKZ Lease/ Credit Score [magician2166]
Jun 26, 2013 (7:29 pm)
Thanks for the detailed reply. I really appreciate it! I am hoping to submit my credit app tomorrow and pick the vehicle up on Friday. Any extra things I need to know before submitting anything online? Does it take longer? And I'm doing 19.5k miles. Vehicle is 47k, but negt. price is right at 42.5k. This is my first lease and wanted a cushion on the miles, just in case.
#159 of 174 Re: MKZ Lease/ Credit Score [joshcs]
Jun 29, 2013 (5:54 pm)
I never submitted the application online. I always did it through dealer. It seems you are getting a good deal. Good Luck to You with the car. Enjoy it!
#160 of 174 Re: MKZ Lease/ Credit Score [magician2166]
Jun 29, 2013 (9:53 pm)
Lincoln has their own Lease specific application, but the dealer said I could use their application for a lease also. I know dealers have a wider range of lenders, but does that matter on a lease?