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#63 of 75 2009 MKZ offered "Used" with 37 miles - advice please.
Jun 03, 2009 (12:40 pm)
I went into a Lincoln Mercury dealer yesterday, and they showed me a car which they had sold to a business for a promotional drawing the business was holding.
The person who won the drawing took cash instead of the car, so it is technically a used car since it was owned but not driven by the drawing winner.
It's a 2009 Lincoln MKZ, 3,5L V6 Duratec Engine, 6 Speed Auto Trans.
MSRP 37,790. They will sell it for 29,800 including a 1 yr vehicle maintenance package, or without the maintenance package for 28,700. It has about 37 miles or less on it.
Low headroom. I'm 6' tall, just about all cars with sun/moon roofs give me about 1" of space or less above my head. The only one I found with a little more room is the Honda Accord. So I can get what I guess is a great price, and deal with the annoyance of the roof brushing my hair.
The other negative is that I planned on black or at least dark upholstery, and this is white or off-white leather.
I know that it'll take me a few days only to spill coffee on it, or drop food on it, etc.
So I can pretend that I'll stop eating/drinking in the car, or deal with the fact that the clean upholstery for the driver's seat may end up stained very quickly.
I just saw it late last night. Took it for a very short test drive on local roads, as I was mostly absorbing the situation.
I'm going to have to decide very quickly - like today - or it'll probably be sold to someone else.
Haven't owned a new car in my life, so would appreciate your responses to the price and my comments. Thanks.
#64 of 75 Re: 2009 MKZ offered "Used" with 37 miles - advice please. [jwbooth]
Jul 07, 2009 (4:07 pm)
no matter how 'good' the deal, this is not the car for you, too small.
$1200 for a 1 year maintenance package?
i have a fusion, close relative. over 15k, i would have paid about $175 for total maintenance. sine i get free oil changes, i paid about $100.
#65 of 75 2010 LIncoln MKZ dealer experience
Sep 27, 2009 (6:44 am)
I finally am getting closer to buying a car. It is between an 2009 Acura TL Tech and a 2010 Lincoln MKZ. I requested internet quotes from several of the local Detroit Acura dealers and only one from a local Lincoln dealer for an ultimate pkg MKZ. I received good honest out the door quotes from the Acura dealers via internet. The Lincoln dealer (Hines Park) gave me an awesome price, so I went in yesterday with my check book. Amazingly enough, they would not even consider selling me the car for that price. Here I am a person in Detroit, that would consider changing brands from my super dependable Acura TL to a Lincoln, who doesn't work for an auto company, can afford the car, got completed jacked around! I am trying to be a good citizen and buy American, but come on! Why would they give me a price that isn't real?I just asked for an internet price. They don't know me from adam and why would they make assumptions without asking? I will try one more Lincoln dealer and then just go buy the Acura. Can anyone tell me why it is so hard to do a simple transaction? I am more than willing to go out of state to get a decent deal. I did ask for an internet price from a TX Lincoln dealer and had good honest communication. Of course, since I didn't go to the dealer with my checkbook, maybe that is not true. I will post again if I go to the Acura dealer Monday night with my checkbook and they don't honor their out the door price either.
Nov 25, 2009 (9:10 am)
Just purchased a used 06 MKZ with 32 thousand miles, Silver frost, Nav system, Moon roof, Memory and heated seats, ETC. Purchased through a Ford dealer $18,800 out the door. Still has a 6 month factor warranty. This was a needed FAST purchase, as our 03 Buick was totaled due to another driver turning in front of us at an intersection. Low speed crash, but damaged to the crumple zone, and to expensive to repair, thus the loss. This is the wifes car, she liked the looks and color of the MKZ, thus in 2 days after being informed of the Buicks demise, she is now driving the MKZ. Still trying to figure out all of the controls and features.
#67 of 75 Re: Lincoln 2008 MKZ Mechanical [fenderman3]
Jul 12, 2011 (11:38 am)
I experienced same vibration at low speed and 2K RPM, there is definitely a tech serv bulletin, took back to dealer and they replaced a manifold bracket...vibration gone!
#68 of 75 2008 MKZ Lifter Noise At Start-Up
Jul 12, 2011 (11:42 am)
Anyone aware of "lifter noise" problem with MKZs when first started? Will go away after reving engine a bit or driving a few miles.
#69 of 75 2008 MKZ Lifter Noise
Jul 12, 2011 (11:44 am)
Anyone aware of "lifter noise" problem with MKZs when first started? Will go away after reving engine a bit or driving a few miles
#70 of 75 Re: 2010 LIncoln MKZ dealer experience [mountan09]
Nov 21, 2011 (1:20 pm)
I am curious which you ended up with. I am trying to decide between a 2011 TL or a 2010 MKZ. I have been driving Lincoln LS's for the last 10 years, so I now what features I get from Lincoln that are in excess of what Acura base cars provide. My concern is the residual value. Looks like the Acura beats the MKZ by about $1500. My concern is the Premium gas that is required for the TL and not for th MKZ. That would most likely eat up the extra $1500 in residual value real quick. If your purchased the TL, do you use Premium gas?
#71 of 75 Re: gas pedal vibration [rick]
Jan 10, 2012 (4:54 pm)
I have the same problem i to need help
#72 of 75 Re: Lincoln 2008 MKZ Mechanical [mkz_man]
Jan 10, 2012 (5:26 pm)
What do u mean by a (tech serv bullein)