2007 Lincoln MKX
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- EXCELLENT VEHICLE I LOVE IT
Purchased As Used
VERY HAPPY WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL VEHILCLE, I BOUGHT MINE ABOUT 14 MONTHS AGO AND IM SO IMPRESSED , WHAT CAN I SAY LUXURY! LUXURY ! VERY HAPPY DRIVES GREAT!
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- High build quality, good FWD performance
- Bizarre dashboard/ instrument panel, excessive chrome everywhere, around 16mpg
If you like the MKZ on the outside, which I do, enough to consider one in your driveway, just wait till you get a look at the bizarre interior. Just like Chrysler, Ford has decided to go with one single theme for all their interior/ dash/instrument designs from everything from the F-150 to the MKZ to the Explorer to the Fusion. I believe this design originated with the current F-150 back in....2002 or thereabouts. It was fine in the F-150 but as this blocky, square and chromey treatment was applied to vehicles across Ford's line, something has gone seriously awry! Lincoln took the basic theme and infused a bit of 1978 Cougar/ Thunderbird along with some forgetable early 80s ergonomics, what you get is a very strange "wall" in front of you that seems very high, far away and upright. It is somewhat the same on both sides with big square framing that sweeps from floor to the beltline. Last time I saw square guages I was driving a rental 1993 Dodge Dynasty, back in....1993!
For such a good vehicle to be so debilitated by cut and paste ergonomics is an embarrasment to Ford. I will bet that once perspective buyers climb aboard the MKX they will look elsewhere before deciding to forgive the designers, IF they forgive them!...read morehide
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- great fuel economy, love it
- rides very smooth, great experience over utility vehicles
It feels great that I can buy an American made vehicle and enjoy every minute driving it.
As far as I am concerened this vehicle stacks up against the Infinty, Lexus,BMW or Mercedes.
Best of all it is made in the USA by USA company paying living wages and benefits to American workers.
It is time America to wake up and start buying USA Owned and Made Cars.
THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL FOR US AND FOR OUR FUTURE...read morehide
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- Ugly instrument panel
Stunning design and workmanship inside and out until you get to the instrument panel. It seems like Ford went back to the 50's. Its so ugly that I decided not to purchase this vehicle although that was mt intention when I visited the showroom. Square instruments went out of style years ago. No wonder Ford is lagging behind. Again, Ford designers can't get it right. Perhaps they need to ask they buying public.before they reinvent the fifties look. The ugliness of the instrument panel will take more than surf girl adds to sell this one....read morehide
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- Fuel economy, comfort, ease of handling, sound system and safety
- A littly noisy engine
I was going in to get Ford Edge and test drove them both and by far although they look alike, the MKX handles much better. I've driven Fords for over 15 years and there is nothing like the MKX. The temperature settings for the seats are great and the temperature literally only takes seconds. The space is overwhelming and the ease of entering and exiting could not have been better. I have friends that own the Lexus and Acura crossovers but all have stated the MKX handles better and are truly jealous of how much I saved on it compared to what they spent.
Lincoln has done it again and I may keep this one for more than my usual 2 years........read morehide
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- This would be the best ride in your lifetime.
The seats are the best part. They fell sooooooooooooooooooooo good. When I went in it to go on a test ride I felt no bumps when there were bumps in the road.
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- Good looks great build quality good gas milage
- None to date
I went to drive an Edge and came away with this great vehicle. I have been shopping around. My trade in was a Lincoln LS another great overlooked car with 122,000 trouble free miles on it.
This COV is fantastic. The looks are great, better than any as of yet and the standard features better than all the other COV's that I have considered. I don't have many miles on it yet around 4K and the gas milage is great. It is not hard to get 25 mpg driving at 70 mph. I'm getting around 17-18 in town consistantly. This is just as good as any other COV at this price and size. I don't know what dealer service is like because I have not been back with this car or my 2002 trade in. I have heard that Lincoln service is very good. I would recommend this COV to anyone. I am glad I did not get the vista roof. I did not like the looks from the inside on this option.
I got the nav system. I read comments about out of date maps. People don't understand that Ford, Toyota, GM, Garmin don't control this data. There are only a couple of Mapping companies that provide this data and it is not updated annually. And the data is only as good as the input given to the map companies. So if anyone has a NAV system and notices out of date information go to your DATA companies web site and post updates so when the new data comes out it will be up to date. I have been doing this for two years now it is as easy as writing an e-mail....read morehide
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- Gorgeous! Great safety features. Plushy interior. 14 SPEAKERS! Fold flat rear seats.
- rear visibility...good thing it has sensors
I don't know what the "experts" mean by mushy brakes and "roll". I've got almost 1,000 miles on my White chocolate (even the color is Yummy) and can't feel anything wrong with the brakes and don't feel any "roll". It has a secure feel and holds the road well. Great accelleration, plenty of "pick-up" to pass on the highway. As soon as the salesman said "it has 14 speakers...go get your iPod" i was sold! The sound is fantastic. My main complaint is I can't seem to drive it enough....read morehide
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- comfort, ride, looks, size
I bought an MKX loaded with everything and have driven it across the country 1-1/2 times (8,000 miles on it so far). I chose it over the Lexus RX-350 because the MKX has a much better ride, is much more comfortable, and is classier inside and outside. My MKX (FWD) has lots of power in the mountains or when passing. Two people plus lots of luggage and it averaged 22mpg hwy keeping it reasonably close to the Western U.S.A. speed limits of 75mph. Everything works fine except the Bluetooth device called Mobil-Eze. It is a black plastic add-on with the control actually glued to the front of the dashboard. It looks childish and malfunctions by not disconnecting unless you press "end call" on your cell phone. That's a pain when it is deep in your pocket. It announces "cell phone battery low" and "connection weak" when the cell phone is fully charged and held anywhere in the car. Two cell phones will interfere with each other if they have been previously paired with the system. I bought the high end radio and the big THX letters look good on the screen, but the sound lacks a crisp treble and deep base. The radio's digital display is in grey and white. That is hardly a handsome match if your car is cream and brown. There is no privacy screen available for the cargo area. Other cars have had such things for many years. Come on Lincoln! Get with it! There is absolutely no excuse for that. The navigation system says that it will respond to voice commands, but it will not. Evidently they forgot to take that misleading info out of the software. Maps for some areas are a number of years out of date, but this is true for most systems on competitors cars too. The heater/AC controls take a lot of time to get used to. To cool exterior air, you must push the button that chooses what blows at you. . .floor,dash,defrosts,and combos. Leaving it on "Auto" always closes the system to outside air. That causes an odor problem in hot climates from bacterial build up. The AC cools outside air quickly with outside temps over 100 degrees still works great. Front seat bottoms are airconditioned, but take a bit of time to get cool. That's not available on the Lexus RX-350. Backup sonar works well. It beeps you as to the distance of an object to the rear. The car has a direct connection for your MP3 player to play through the car's sound system, but I had to buy the cord at RadioShack for $4.95. Come on Lincoln, include that stuff. It is penny wise and pound fooloish not to. The cord plugs in easily and works well. Seats adjust well too. Lincoln got that right many years ago. Skylight (moonroof) controls are fine. The light beige floor carpeting is tough to keep clean, not just because of the color, but because of the fabric itself. We replaced the mats with a 3rd party brand almost immediately. Overall, I still like the MKX over the Lexus, but I would suggest that Lincoln engineers design a more integrated phone system, better controls for the AC/Heat, cleanable material for the carpet and mats, better sound speakers, and an integrated backup camera using the nav screen. Why the above needs have not been met by Lincoln is baffling when so many are available on other, less luxurious cars. How about front sonar for parking since you can't see the front of the car. It is unavailable. The head lights are supposed to turn before the car turns, but I haven't noticed that yet. I like the integrated fog lights and the puddle (side under mirror) lights are a very nice touch. Some dealers appear to put forth an extra effort too. That is great. It is time for America to fight back to gain control of the car market. Leaving things off of our luxury cars is not a good idea. I have tried to be objective here. Understand that I like the car very much. Thanks for the stunning design inside and out, Lincoln. The car is absolutely beautiful....read morehide
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- Price, build quality, comfort, options, style
- Brakes, no zenon lights, faux metal
I can't blieve it....Ford has hit their first home run in a long time with the MKX. I drove the Lexus RX and the Infinity FX and the MKX trumps both of them. To begin with the style actually turns heads in Los Angles, a land where Bentlys are as common as a Tarus. I guess they see the same thing I was drawn to....the taillights resembl the MK VIII and the grill is unique in a segment where everything seems to blend in. The interior is quieter than the competition and the options are much nicer (heated and cooled seates, THX 14 speaker system with 2 subs, adaptive headlamps, vista roof, reclining rear seats, automatic tail gate lift, etc). The price point several thousands less made it a no brainer......Note to all get past the bias against domestic brands and give this one test drive....I did and bought the same day.
This is a vast departure of th vehicles in Fords past....they could be saved if they continue to follow this past across the lines....read morehide
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