2009 Lincoln MKS 3.7L V6 from North America

Summary:

Comfortable and quiet cruiser

Faults:

The sunroof on the passenger side has a pinched drain hose. The dealer will not fix it unless they can do a "digital photo" and send it to Ford for approval.

I have fixed the problem myself, no thanks to FORD/LINCOLN.

No other problems to report so far.

General Comments:

This is the base model, with the dual sunroof option, the rear sunroof does not open or tilt. Nevertheless, it is a fantastic option that I am enjoying everyday.

The sound system is very good for a base model, it has a subwoofer located in the trunk and 7 speakers around the cabin. I have not witnessed the THX sound system so I cannot compare.

The car is built like a tank, the doors are quite heavy, and they close with a good thud.

The car is a joy to drive. It is not the fastest car on the road, but if you put your right foot down enough, it does go. This car is a comfortable cruiser, not a race car, if driven as such, it is a very rewarding car to drive. Road noise is at a minimum even at highway speeds and the seats are very comfortable, both front and rear. The rear leg room is fantastic, this is a car you can sit in for a long drive and get out without having to re-adjust your spine. The interior is done tastefully with nice feeling materials and very soft leather all around.

For those interested, I have averaged about 12-14 L/100km (17-20 MPG) in the city and about 9-11 L/100km (21-26 MPG) on the highway. Not too bad for quite a heavy car.

I am generally satisfied with my purchase; the build quality and performance are within what I was expecting from Ford/Lincoln.

If I can give some advice, that would be DON'T buy the extended warranty from any Ford or Lincoln dealer. Everything has to be approved and they will not give you a definite answer. Ridiculous. I write this in the hope that future customers will not get screwed with the extended Ford warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2013