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Lincoln MKZ, Sedan
#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Edmunds review is out of date, as this model not only has Bluetooth capability, but it is voice activated.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??)
#41 of 75 Re: I don't know [rablaw]
Jul 24, 2008 (3:55 am)
Looks llike you got a good deal...With taxes, I can walk away with the base MKZ 08 at 29,386 to buy. Same dealership that tried to screw me on the lease deal. I told them about edmunds and they were very forthright and claimed to honor this site as well as carsdirect.
I'm gonna see if I can get a few dealerships to compete with each other and maybe I'll end up with the THX system for just a few bucks more. I'd feel good with an out the door price of 29,500
#42 of 75 Re: I don't know [bjp818]
Jul 24, 2008 (5:40 am)
I could not recommend the THX system more. It would definately be worth a bit more hassle to get.
#43 of 75 Re: I don't know [cowbell]
Jul 24, 2008 (6:09 am)
I agree, it sounds great.
Last Friday the salesman offered (not in stock) an MKZ AWD with HIDs, THX, no other options for $500 per month. all other terms the same as in my prior post.
Monday, he called me to say he had one with ultimate pack in stock and could go for $486 per month. Why, I asked? Because the weekend was bad and he needed to sell a car.
#44 of 75 Re: I don't know [rablaw]
Jul 24, 2008 (8:59 am)
If will take some time to read any leasing forum you will find that you should never negotiate the payment of a car, rather you should negotiate the selling price of the car. If you only negotiate the price of a lease payment you open yourself to getting into a bad deal.
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