Last post on Dec 07, 2008 at 4:59 PM
You are in the Lincoln MKX
What is this discussion about?
Lincoln MKX, Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, SUV
Jul 01, 2007 (11:02 pm)
i saw a 2008 Cayenne Turbo today in person and it is very nice looking. The refreshments to the front back interior and engines really give it style and power.
#17 of 24 Re: Cayenne Turbo [s550iwish]
Jul 02, 2007 (3:39 am)
There's just something wrong with the idea of a Porsche SUV, or SAV, or CUV, or whatever this variant is termed. There are just some car manufacturers that I can't reconcile building anything other than fast, fun cars.
#18 of 24 Re: Lincoln MKX vs. Lexus RX(350) [texases]
Jul 03, 2007 (2:22 pm)
So, far nothing other than my regular oil changes and tire rotation at the Lexus dealership, of which I prepaid for my oil change/tire rotation maintenance when I bought the car. I did have to pay for
patching one of my tires though that had a nail in it.
#21 of 24 Re: Lincoln MKX vs. Lexus RX(350) [displacedtexan]
Jul 25, 2007 (7:10 pm)
I just noticed that the big new Ford store they built last year has now added a Lincoln Mercury section. That bothered me. If Ford is serious about keeping ( I mean making) Lincoln a luxury brand, they have to have stand alone stores, especially when it comes to service. Could you imagine a Lexus store sharing the same building, service bays, service writers, etc. with a Toyota store? Never in a million years, yet Ford is ok w/ it for it's premium brand.
As an update to my personal comparison of the MKX and RX350, the Lexus dealer has still not called my mom for her part, but then again, when I order a new front license plate bracket (my wife bumped someone and it tore off), the lincoln dealer never called me when it was in either. So, they tie for lousy customer service on that one.
We have taken the MKX on a few more road trips, and I actually sat in the back seat for the first time. It was very comfortable. That must by why my two teen age boys have never complained about it. Also, the Lincoln offers an MP3 jack where as the Lexus does not. And they love to blast their iPod.
This also reminds me of the Consumer Reports comparison. (I am allowed to use their name, right?) I was appalled that the RX350 was first and the MKX was last. For years I have thought they were biased, because they always seemed to pick on the little things on certain cars and gloss over the same issues in any Toyota or Honda product. For example, I have used both nav systems pretty extensively, and the one in the Lincoln really does seem easier to me, yet they claim the opposite is true. Their was no mention of how difficult the power mirror controls in the Lexus are to use, yet they mention little things like that for other cars. And I just can not get over how they say the Lexus handles better. The Lexus needs constant steering corrections on the highway and it leans in every turn. the Lincoln has heavier, well-weighted steering and tracks much better through turns and on a straight road. I just don't get it...
#22 of 24 Re: Lincoln MKX vs. Lexus RX(350) [townhome]
Jul 25, 2007 (10:53 pm)
If you look at the last few issues of Motortrend and Car and Driver, they also complain about the handling characteristics of
the Ford Edge/Lincoln MKX and they also talked
about the heftiness of the Ford/Lincoln twins.
A friend of mine got to rent a Ford Edge for a
trip to North Carolina and she loved it! She
thought it handled very well and had good acceleration. And she currently drives a 2005 BMW 5 Series sedan!
But, hey, then again -- I think it was Motortrend that did a comparo between the RX350
and the Hyundai Veracruz and they gave the nod
to the Veracruz.
#23 of 24 Re: Lincoln MKX vs. Lexus RX(350) [townhome]
Dec 07, 2008 (1:10 pm)
"they have to have stand alone stores..."
That's the reason Lexus dealers should always be referred to as "STEALERS".
There are a single marque low volume shop selling a highly reliable product.
So, how else to keep the service bay open other than RAPING the service customers...??
The RX series quite clearly has a few design problems, flawed design in the climate control and AWD system for two, but in overall comparison it will ALWAYS OUTSHINE anything Ford, or Lincoln, peddles.
#24 of 24 Re: Lincoln MKX vs. Lexus RX(350) [wwest]
Dec 07, 2008 (4:59 pm)
Sorry, forgot about the shear idiocy of the Toyota/Lexus transmission design flaws.
Flawed design introduced to the product line in '98 and still no fix.