2007 Lincoln MKZ 3.5

Summary:

Too expensive to own for the average driver

Faults:

All wheel drive power transfer unit failed at under 130k.

Rear wheel driveshaft failed at under 90k.

One ignition coil failed at 80k.

Wire corroded and failed under fuse box in engine compartment (poor design).

Rotors and brake pads have been replaced twice.

Emission control valve failed at 130k.

Required repaint on hood and around the front windshield at 6 years 9 (100k).

General Comments:

This car had never seen winter until I purchased it coming off lease and had always been dealer serviced. I am a maintenance fanatic, and on purchase rustproofed and did a complete bumper to bumper service of the vehicle.

It was driven year round by my wife for 4 years until she felt that it was time to buy a new vehicle; bought a new all wheel drive Toyota as she did not feel that another Lincoln was worth the money, and I agreed.

I am now driving the car as a winter vehicle only, as I feel that I will only get my money's worth if I can make this car last; it at the moment has very little rust because of extreme maintenance, and mechanically is adequate, but there is a noise coming from the back that I think is a half shaft constant velocity joint failing at 140k, which is really an unacceptable failure. Previous mechanical failures pointed to manufacture defects which Ford would not acknowledge, and the local dealer didn't help or care.

The quality of this car does not justify the price tag; it would be a good buy at about half of the price tag so you could afford the repair costs. Would not recommend this car to anyone who is not able to do their own work and get good prices on repair parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd March, 2016

2012 Lincoln MKZ Base AWD 3.5

Summary:

I really love this car. If the reliability holds the same as most of them, I will own it a long time

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

I originally wanted a Town Car, as I love the ride, but when I was able to get this MKZ for a great deal, the test drive showed me that the ride was almost as smooth, but with better handling as the car is lighter and has a slightly stiffer suspension. The AWD offered was also a plus.

My MKZ has plenty of power... from a dead stop or for passing. It has cooled/heated seats that are very comfortable, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth, folding rear seats, elegant styling inside and out, and all the options I wanted. The reliability of the MKZ model is well known.

Every time I drive it, I marvel at the blend of power, handling and comfort it delivers. It looks awesome to boot. I love the classic Lincoln styling of the 2012 vs the 2013/2014s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2014

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