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#9 of 67 Re: TOO MUCH LIKE FORD EDGE [bromano]
Sep 18, 2007 (4:15 pm)
If you feel so strongly about it today, how could you not have felt so strongly about it when you purchased your MKX? What has changed?
I feel as strongly today as I did 1700 miles ago that I made the right choice... Pewter MKX w/Ultimate package, Sirius and THX.... Regardless of the price, the Edge was never a consideration for me... My opinion hasn't changed... In fact I like it more today now that I've put a little time behind the steering wheel...
I knew going in that I was getting a first generation Lincoln/Ford CUV... For a first generation CUV, I'm very satisfied. Will it be better 3 years from now?... Should be.. All the others are.. Maybe then I'll trade mine in for a 2010 MKX... But, I'm very satisfied with my 2007 MKX...
I do agree with you that we all should do our homework before purchasing a vehicle. I did... and of course that includes comparing the MKX vs the Edge, Lexus 350, Pacifica, MDX, RDX, Sante Fe, etc. etc., etc....
#10 of 67 Re: TOO MUCH LIKE FORD EDGE [bromano]
Sep 18, 2007 (8:14 pm)
#33 of 72 Re: Good deal or no deal for a MKX lease [ridge2] by bromano May 23, 2007 (1:35 pm)
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Replying to: ridge2 (May 23, 2007 8:57 am)
Dear Ridge2. We're in the process of buying much the same car in a dif color. Offer we got was $38,000 at 1.5%, too. We haven't talked payments yet. The dealer here (Drivers' village), has not mentioned the incentives and rebates you noted in your message....so that's good to hear about. I'll have to ask! Thanks.
You wrote this back in MAY, and then come on in Sept acting SHOCKED? and not only here on this site, too.
#11 of 67 Re: TOO MUCH LIKE FORD EDGE [mkxawd]
Sep 19, 2007 (6:43 am)
You're right about the comparison. I did some of that but just never realized how similar these two vehicles. Lincoln has always had it's own stand-alone styles and had not copied products from Ford. In this case the copy is severe and does not distinguish the brand enough to hold up to the pricing difference. Except for the A/C seats, which is a nice feature but very unformfortable, and a bad windshield (imbedded fractures)and,non-working daytime running lights, we like the vehicle a lot. Just disappointed in auto likeness.
#12 of 67 Re: Lincoln MKX: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Sep 26, 2007 (2:18 pm)
I bought a new 2007 MKX in April for 39K, this was with a Employee discount. Kelly Blue Book has this car valued at $36K for a new one now. I agree with others comments about there being no difference between the Ford Edge and Lincoln, only the symbol. I wished I had not bought the MKX now. Lincoln has really gotten shoddy. My biggest complaint is that I am only getting an average of 10 miles per gallon. The most I ever got was 16 MPG Hwy. I feel that Ford has falsified their Fuel Economy Information and I am in the complaint process now with them. I went to the dealer and they could not find anything wrong with it. So what now. I spoke to them about trading this car in for another, per not happy. They told me that my car with only 5700 miles and 6 months old was now only worth $29K. I understand vehicle depreation but, when the dealership is listing list price at $43 and 6 months later informs you that your car is only worth $29, but yet their stickers still say $43 for the same car, go figure that out. If you are buying a new one, I would make sure that I get the price down to Kelly Blue Book price first and then ask for any incentative. Again KBB only shows it being worth $36K retail. For Trade in Value KBB list the vehicle for $32K, but the dealership informed me that $29K was their best offer and that they could buy a 2007 with low miles at a car auction for less that $29K. My advise go to the car auction and get one with low miles, buy an extended warranty and you will save over $12K.
#13 of 67 Re: Lincoln MKX: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [drolly]
Sep 26, 2007 (2:27 pm)
I had a great buying experience, its after I bought it that I fould out how stupid I was. Kelly Blue Book says this car is worth $36K loaded. I paid $39K. I have had a problem with the fuel system since I bought it I have not ever gotten close the what the sticker states. I have complained and had it check out. I asked the dealer to trade mine for another, willing to pay some difference but was thrown a loop when they told me that they could only offer me $29K for my car. My car only has 5700 miles and is only 6 months old. KBB also states that the car in excellent condition is only worth $32K, which the dealer told me he would not give me that price per he could buy them at a car auction everyday for less than $29K. They are still listing this car at $43K on the sticker. I did a 3 year lease and put down $3K, my payments are $460 a month. I hope this helps you make a more informed decision.
#14 of 67 Re: Lincoln MKX: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [ywelton]
Sep 26, 2007 (3:01 pm)
I understand vehicle depreation but, when the dealership is listing list price at $43 and 6 months later informs you that your car is only worth $29, but yet their stickers still say $43 for the same car, go figure that out.
Well, apparently you don't understand depreciation after all. that shiny $43k on the lot will cost $29k as soon as it's driven off the lot. Yes, it sucks, but that's the way it works. If you don't like it buy used next time.
Do more research next time. And you're leasing, so you don't have to worry about being stuck with it forever.
As for the mileage, those are guidelines/best case scenario. Keep in mind that as the engine breaks in, the mileage should improve. Enjoy your new car and don't stress out so much.
#15 of 67 Ywelton
Sep 26, 2007 (3:06 pm)
"I bought a new 2007 MKX in April for 39K, this was with a Employee discount. I did a 3 year lease and put down $3K, my payments are $460 a month"
So what was it? BOUGHT or LEASED? You GOT the employee price? how so? You work for Ford?
What was the actual sticker price? To get 16 MPG, you must be hotfooting it or going uphill both ways.
You "paid $19560" to rent it for 3 years, Drive the hell out of it I say, I mean why worry about the price of gas, when you only cared to have it for 3 years?
I'd say 'if' you 'paid $39K for it employee price then you got the $43885 loaded one.
As for what your dealer told you, - consider the source.
I think your statement leaves out a lot of the details that tell the real story.
#16 of 67 Re: Ywelton [07mkx]
Sep 26, 2007 (3:13 pm)
Yeah, and no way is $43k employee pricing. Like 07mkx said, we're not getting the full story.
Hopefully he won't turn out to be a troll.
#17 of 67 I FINALLY DID IT....whoopie, I think ????
Nov 07, 2007 (9:34 am)
After crossover shopping for months, I had my heart set on the MKX, but Lincoln dealer didn't want my trade and suggested I go to carmax! CARMAX paid $12,500 for the lease buyout of $12,113 so I got $387 (which is Much better than me turning my Highlander back in to Toyota and having to pay them a $300 disposition fee plus $1000 in minor dings the inspector found) I just leased the 2007 Lincoln MKX and believe I got a great deal (well, at least the dealer says so!). I'd like an objective opinion from you experts..here are the figures on my lease:
agreed upon value $32,707 (dealer said this is under invoice)
Payments will be $403.07 month (includes tax) for 39 months.
Here is where i get confused. I gave $1000 cash down, but the lease says $3693 was due at delivery. Dealer said this figure includes the $2750 rebates and that my tax, lic, etc and 1st month payment came out of that? sound right
#18 of 67 Do not buy a Lincoln or Edge with Sync unless....
Nov 07, 2007 (8:43 pm)
Do not buy a Lincoln or Edge with Sync unless....the salesman Syncs your bluetooth phone with the car you are planning to buy before you buy the car.
I purchased the 2008 Lincoln MKX last Friday specifically and only because I was guaranteed by the salesman and the sales manager that the Lincoln would Sync with both my Motorola Razr and my Motorola Krazr. After 4 trips back to the dealership with a total of 12 hours with three "certified" Sync specialists the car will still not Sync with either phone.
Now they are blaming the phones even though the Motorola Razr is the phone on the Sync brochure. They gave me a list of ATT phnes from Syncmyride.com and told me to try buy yet another phone. Note to Lincoln ... "why don't you sell $150 phones that are guaranteed to work with your $40,000 cars"?
The bottom line is that the training of the service and sales staff on the Sync system sucks and at this moment I am an unhappy and frustrated customer who can't get the Sync system to make voice activated calls on either of the aforementioned phones. Also, when I plug my Ipod into the Line In all I get is a message saying "streaming bluetooth".
Today, my 4th visit, they said maybe that the car does not have all the necessary Sync software updates.
These are issues Lincoln and Ford should resolve for their customers. The fine print says it is the cutomers responsibility to resolve Sync issues but there is no 800 number for a frustrated Sync user to call. Even the Lincoln service people do not have an 800 number to call with someone who can help diagnose problems at the other end. This system is definately not ready for prime time.
I will try to return the car, get my money back and find a GM car with old tried and true tested Onstar. As far as I am concerned Sync sucks!