2010 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L from North America
A comfortable and reliable vehicle
Strut assembly (front) replaced at 188,000 km (M+L) - $350.00.
Transmission coolant line replaced at 192,000 km (M+L) - $180.00.
Battery replaced (was still original) at 209,000 km - $160.00.
Fog light repaired (bulb + wires messed up by P.O.) at 215,000 km - $200.00.
Comfort and road dynamics are the same, if not better than my previous car (MB E430).
Reliability much, much better than E430, which was a subject of my review in a separate, dedicated section. The MKZ was not my first choice; a 2001 Continental and/or 2010 Town Car were. However, I have no regrets. The car is used mostly for highway commuting to work (150 km/day) and occasional trips with my wife to the capitals Ottawa or Pittsburgh (approx. 600 km). Long trips with factory installed multiple speakers are relaxing. Fog lights are definitely great during the fall and winter travels. Seats are comfortable, especially cooled ones.
Average maintenance cost from the day of purchase (excluding oil replacement) is $890.00 / 38,000km = $0.02/km.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2019