Last post on Mar 16, 2007 at 6:06 PM
You are in the Acura TL
What is this discussion about?
Acura TL, Lincoln MKZ, Sedan
#27 of 36 Re: Why I would buy an MKZ over a TL [ggesq]
Mar 09, 2007 (5:44 am)
On the TL, you can control the radio from the Nav screen. Additionally, certain functions (like the radio and A/C) can be controlled via Voice Recognition even if you don't have the Navi.
You have total control of the Radio, CD, and SIRUS from the MKZ Nav touch-screen.
I was in Florida the other day and a buddy of mine used the MKZ cool seats versus the air conditioner. Another great feature!
#28 of 36 Re: TL vs. MKZ [tiger16]
Mar 09, 2007 (6:07 am)
Is it so hard to believe that leadfoot can drive the Zephyr fairly often but not be enamored with it?
I drove the Zephyr once and thought it was OK. But OK doesn't cut it when there are cars like the TL and the G35 out there.
The Zephyr/MKZ suffers from funky control layout, a weak shifter option ( D or L only), aweful chrome vents blaring at you, sub-par safety features.
Compared to the TL the MKZ has a way to go to compete. Visit the Entry Level Luxury Performance Sedans thread and catch the comments of the Lincoln vs. the world over there.
#29 of 36 Re: Why I would buy an MKZ over a TL [bigt]
Mar 09, 2007 (7:19 am)
Kudos to Lincoln, Lexus and any other company offering ventilated seats. I think they belong on any car in this class.
Kudos also to Lincoln for allowing users to access the "radio, CD and Sirius" from the MKZ Nav Screen.
I was merely pointing out to the "displaced" one that even if in his opinion the radio controls are ackwardly placed on the TL, the radio and other things can be accessed from the Navi screen.
#30 of 36 Re: TL vs. MKZ [jimmy81]
Mar 09, 2007 (7:22 am)
There is no amount of money one can spend on a MKZ to a get a manual tranny option w/ LSD either.
Albeit, you need to fork out about 2k extra for the TL-S to get a manual tranny but you get a more powerful engine. At least, more powerful than what Lincoln is offering in the MKZ.
In all fairness, there is no amount of money that one can spend to get AWD on the TL i.e. until next year when the 4G TL comes out.
#31 of 36 Re: Why I would buy an MKZ over a TL [ggesq]
Mar 09, 2007 (10:16 am)
Interesting. The way the interior of the MKZ is the same way except the radio controls are up top and the A/C buttons are on the bottom.
I guess you prefer the radio controls higher and the A/C controls lower?
I do prefer the most used controls, for me the radio rather than the autoclimate, to be higher on the dash - shorter distance from the view forward to looking at the radio.
On the TL, you can control the radio from the Nav screen.
Can you control the radio from the screen up top if you don't have Nav? Even if you can, I still prefer the more tactile feel of buttons and knobs than a flat screen.
Additionally, certain functions (like the radio and A/C) can be controlled via Voice Recognition even if you don't have the Navi.
Yes, that was a very impressive demonstration when I looked at the TL 2 1/2 years ago, and it's too bad the Lincoln doesn't offer it even now. The Bluetooth and voice recognition is a piece of worthwhile technology with definite safety benefits - no taking hands off the wheel or eyes from the road. Plus it has a very cool "Star Trek" feel to it. It along with "made in the USA" would be another point in the TL's favor.
Actually, I think I'm talking myself into taking another look at the TL when the time comes.
#32 of 36 Re: Why I would buy an MKZ over a TL [displacedtexan]
Mar 09, 2007 (11:01 am)
The MKZ has several controls (radio/temp) on the steering wheel also.
#33 of 36 Why I would NOT buy an MKZ
Mar 16, 2007 (6:06 pm)
I purchased a 1999 Mercury Cougar. It was an enjoyable vehicle, designed in Europe and sold in Britain and Germany as the Ford Cougar. HOWEVER, Ford never advertised it in the USA and killed it after three model years. That was just wonderful for resale value for us owners with the orphan nameplate. I wrote the bigwigs at Mercury/Ford to express my disgust with the way that they treated Cougar owners.
Last year, Ford resurrected a historic name and put the Lincoln Zephyr on the road. Think of all those buyers who now have an orphan after only ONE YEAR of production. Great for trade-in value.
No thanks. I wouldn't buy an MKZ because I don't trust these guys to not dump the new (I believe poorly chosen) name in a year or two.