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Lincoln MKZ, Sedan
#31 of 75 Re: Lincoln 2008 MKZ Mechanical [kimputer]
Dec 14, 2007 (7:37 am)
I agree with you!
I will have it checked out at first maintance schedule.
Have you had it checked with dealer? Will appricate any info. I will relay the same to you.
Have you tried Sync with Text Messaging?, Bluetooth seems ok, but Verbal text reading limited to very few cell phones.
I have been told "STANDARDS" have not been set up by all wireless carriers yet. Up -grades will be avilable for Sync in future.
#32 of 75 Re: Lincoln 2008 MKZ Mechanical [doc15]
Dec 14, 2007 (7:49 am)
I haven't had it checked out with the dealer because I just purchased the car 2 weeks ago and the dealership I bought from was not close by. I thought maybe I just needed to get used to the new car.
Sync does not support my new blackberry for text messages. Yes, upgrades through USB will be made available (at least that's what we're being told!). But the music and bluetooth features are pretty awesome so far!
#33 of 75 Lincoln 2008 MKZ Mechanical
Dec 27, 2007 (11:59 pm)
I think it is safe to assume that the gas pedal vibration issue that you described is inherent to the vehicle. I just picked up a new 2008 AWD MKZ this evening. I felt the gas pedal vibration while driving it home(I live about 20 miles from the dealer)
I found it extremely annoying. I should have taken a longer, more thorough test drive before I leased it. Had I realized this I would not have leased it. It probably doesn't bother most people but I am a musician so I have a sensitivity to vibrations & frequency oscillation. Also: I had the heat up higher than I normally wood & my head was cold due to a slight draft coming from the moon roof.
#34 of 75 Re: Lincoln 2008 MKZ Mechanical [fenderman3]
Dec 28, 2007 (3:26 pm)
Thank You, I do appricate the feedback. I feel the vibration in the gas pedal, but my girl does not! Quess, just somrthing to live with. I feel having the dealer check it out would be useless. They would make it worse or screw something else up. Thanks Again.
#35 of 75 Re: Lincoln 2008 MKZ Mechanical [doc15]
Dec 28, 2007 (8:59 pm)
I took it back to the dealer this am. On the way down I determined that the vibration occurs at 2000 RPMs. The dealer management & service manager were fabulous . The service mgr drove it with me in it & felt it. Afterwards he drove 2 others & also felt it. He concurred that it is inherrent. He checked all the service bulletins , web etc. & could not find anything on it. I suspect that most people would not notice it. As they had not yet processed the paperwork the dealer gave me another day to drive it and decide if I want to keep it. I don't think I could ask for more than that. I love everything else about the car so when I weigh it all out I come to the same conclusion as you. it is just something to live with.
#36 of 75 Price and Experience
Mar 16, 2008 (2:42 pm)
I paid $26,500 after $2000 Ford rebates and $500 Ford financing rebate and got NADA for my trade in. My MKZ has no options at all, but is Build #2, with SYNC and rear back up sensing standard.
Paul Cerame Ford/Mercury/Lincoln in St. Louis, MO.
Edmunds review is out of date, as this model not only has Bluetooth capability, but it is voice activated. It also has back up sensing standard.
#37 of 75 Price MKZ FWD
Mar 19, 2008 (11:23 am)
Just purchased a new 2008 MKZ with Sync, HID, Moonroof, Chrome Wheels, THX. Used Costco car buying program and got it for $32,400 then $1500 rebate for final price of $30,956. Got 9300 for 2001 Acura TL, put money down and 5.99% financing for 60 months and payments at $318.00 a month.
#38 of 75 2008 MKZ FWD purchased today
Jul 21, 2008 (9:53 pm)
Purchased a new 2008 MKZ FWD, Moonroof, Chrome wheels, THX. Had a 97 Toyota Camry with 194,000 miles for trade in. Final deal was $28,700 with .9% financing for 48 months.
#39 of 75 I don't know
Jul 23, 2008 (10:20 pm)
Lease offer: price 29,237 with sync, 500 down and 432 a month for 36 months. Seems a bit high for an 08 MKZ right?
#40 of 75 Re: I don't know [bjp818]
Jul 24, 2008 (2:21 am)
Seems high. I'm not the expert, like CarMan, but I just leased a 2009 MKZ, AWD, with Ultimate package, Sync, THX, Voice Nav, HIDs, for $486 per month, 36 months, 12K miles/yr. Nothing down except first payment, title, registration, bank fee.
Ford has some type of rebate program - I believe $1,750 was the amount knocked off my price (can't recall the negotiated price, its in the car, car in pouring rain..., but was $35,400??)