Lincoln MKS Review

2009 Lincoln MKS 3.7L V6 from North America

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.7L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74500 kilometres
Most recent distance77000 kilometres
Previous carMazda Tribute

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

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review