2007 Lincoln MKZ AWD

Summary:

I like the car, but do not think it should need to be repaired every 25,000 miles

Faults:

Rear drive train had to be replaced at 25,000 miles.

Drivers seat showing a lot of wear.

Bad shake in front end at 75 miles per hour.

Heated seats have hot spots.

Cooled seats do not do much even on high.

Driver's seat does not always move forward when key is inserted into the ignition.

Moon roof has a lot of wind noise when closed. Have to keep cover closed. Dealer told me it is due to the design.

General Comments:

Car is comfortable and easy to drive.

Does well on rainy highways and curvy roads.

Should have had Blue Tooth and remote start as options.

Seems to need repair every 25,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th November, 2009

9th Aug 2012, 00:05

Just like my 2000 Lincoln Continental... either buy a Town Car or buy Japanese it seems.

2007 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L

Summary:

Wife likes it

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

This is actually my wife's car and she simply loves it.

From a male perspective, this car was designed for women not men. I find the car somewhat uncomfortable due to relatively narrow seats, and generally kind of cramped, and I am Mr. Average USA Male at 5'9" tall and 200 lbs.

I have found the car to have well above average handling, but the low speed acceleration is a bit inconsistent; the car has plenty of power, but the computers seem to be a little confused at low speeds.

I have found the speedometer to be too small and the turn signal switch mounted in a somewhat odd location compared to virtually every other car in the world.

Also you would think Ford could put hood lift cylinders on a car that costs 32 grand new.

As I said, my wife simply adores the car and that is what really matters.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2009

2008 Lincoln MKZ 3.5 litre V6

Summary:

Great car, needs rear drive to be perfect

Faults:

The car was just purchased and has not had any problems yet. The primary reason for purchasing a Ford product was the incredible reliability of our previous Fords, some of which made 300,000 miles with only very minor problems. We have also been impressed with the very high ratings the Ford Fusion (basically the same car as the MKZ) has received.

General Comments:

My 82-year-old mom had to turn in her leased Volvo S-60, which has proven to be a mediocre car at best and totally unsatisfying at worst. My wife recently got a Ford Fusion and mom has been very impressed with it.

We were looking at fully loaded Fusion SEL's, but the dealership had a 2008 MKZ that was a former rental car at a price comparable to a new Fusion SEL. Since our family has owned 3 previous rental cars and all have been perfect, we have no reservations whatsoever about buying one. The savings amounts to thousands of dollars over a new vehicle.

The MKZ is even smoother than the silky-smooth Fusion, and the more powerful 3.5 V-6 provides very good acceleration and passing power. The 6-speed automatic shifts so seamlessly you can't feel the shifts in normal driving. The sound level in the interior is very low, and the car has a very solid feel to it. There is no hint of rattles, squeaks or any other unwanted sounds anywhere in the car.

The interior features heated and air-conditioned seats, voice activated sound system, climate control and every imaginable accessory. The moon roof is large and operates almost silently. The leather seats are very comfortable with a full range of power-selected positions. All controls and instruments are very user-friendly and located in convenient positions within easy reach.

My ONLY issue with the car is that it is front wheel drive. I strongly feel that a luxury car of this caliber should be rear-drive. Front drive is complicated, much more expensive to work on, provides less than sporty handling and has no practical advantages over rear drive. The rear drive Mercedes C-class that we test drove handled better, but rode worse, was noisier and had a cheaper interior. If the MKZ was rear-drive, the handling would really be awesome, as well as everything else about the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2009

24th Jan 2009, 14:19

I am actually a firm believer in FWD. Lot better performance in bad conditions. Heavy engine and parts need to be over the performing tires so you can get grip in rain/snow. That's just my experience though.

25th Jan 2009, 22:41

I'm the original reviewer with a follow-up comment on the MKZ. After a week I've had a chance to really do some close comparisons between the MKZ and our Fusion. What I'm discovering is that there is virtually NO difference!! The MKZ has more sound insulation, making it quieter, and the ride seems a bit smoother. The interiors are virtually identical, except that our Fusion actually has MORE interior storage nooks. The quality of the leather seats seems identical, and except for the tail lights and the grill, it is the exact same body.

Mom has always believed that paying more for something means it is "better" (most rich folks suffer that delusion) but in all honesty, I cannot see $17,000 worth of difference between a fully loaded Fusion SEL (which comes standard with everything the MKZ does) and the MKZ. Sound insulation doesn't cost THAT much. I'm glad my wife opted for the Fusion.