2008 Lincoln MKZ

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135,000 Miles
33,098
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 135000
Color: BROWN
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: FWD
Location: Littlerock, CA
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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Sunroof/Moonroof
Navigation System
Alloy Wheels

Notes

2008 Lincoln MKZ Sedan 4D V6 3.5L FWD MPG 18/28 Miles: 135k Automatic 6-spd Traction Control ABS (4-wheel) Air conditioning Power windows Power door locks Cruise control Power steering Tilt wheel AM/FM stereo MP3 (multi disc) Navigation system SYNC Parking sensors Dual air bags Side air bags Leather seats Sun roof (sliding) Alloy wheels More info coming soon, trades welcome, se habla espanol. Please Call us @ (661) 944-9300. You can also visit our website.www.BadAssRidez.com for more photos, we have lots to see! ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Interested parties should confirm all data before relying on it to make a purchase decision. All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Prices may or may not include additional local, state or federal fees. Please verify all costs with the seller before making a purchase decision. Print and Bring in Ad for Specific Listed Pricing. All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Must Bring In Ad For Specific Listed Pricing.
Exhaust - Dual Tip, Door Handle Color - Body-Color, Exhaust Tip Color - Chrome, Front Bumper Color - Body-Color, Grille Color - Chrome, Mirror Color - Black With Chrome Accents, Rear Bumper Color - Body-Color, Window Trim - Chrome, Armrests - Rear Center With Cupholders, Center Console Trim - Leather, Dash Trim - Leather, Dash Trim - Wood, Door Trim - Leather, Door Trim - Wood, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Floor Mats - Rear, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Interior Accents - Genuine Wood, Shift Knob Trim - Leather, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Steering Wheel Trim - Wood, Ashtray, Assist Handle - Front, Assist Handle - Rear, Cargo Area Light, Center Console - Front Console With Armrest And Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders - 8, Dimming Rearview Mirror - Auto, Keypad Entry, Lighter Element, Memorized Settings - 2 Driver, Memorized Settings - Driver Seat, Memorized Settings - Side Mirrors, Multi-Function Remote, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, One-Touch Windows - 2, Overhead Console - Front, Power Outlet(S) - 12v Front, Power Steering, Reading Lights - Front, Reading Lights - Rear, Retained Accessory Power, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Cruise Control, Storage - Cargo Tie-Down Anchors And Hooks, Storage - Door Pockets, Storage - Front Seatback, Storage - Grocery Bag Holder, Storage - In Dash, Storage - Sunglasses Holder, Universal Remote Transmitter - Garage Door Opener, Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Abs - 4-Wheel, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Front Brake Diameter - 11.8, Front Brake Width - 1.0, Front Stabilizer Bar - Diameter 24 Mm, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Brake Diameter - 11.0, Rear Brake Width - 0.4, Rear Stabilizer Bar - Diameter 17 Mm, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link, Traction Control, Battery Saver, Gauge - Tachometer, Infotainment - Sync, Total Speakers - 6, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Antenna Type - Element, Auxiliary Audio Input - Mp3, Compass, In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc, Multi-Functional Information Center, Radio - Am/Fm, Satellite Radio - Siriusxm, Speed Sensitive Volume Control, Trip Computer, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Warnings And Reminders - Low Oil Level, Exterior Entry Lights - Security Approach Lamps, Front Fog Lights, Headlights - Auto Delay Off, Headlights - Dusk Sensing, Taillights - Led, Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside, Spare Tire Size - Temporary, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Tire Type, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tinted Glass - Front Driver And Passenger, Window Defogger - Rear, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Front Wipers - Speed Sensitive, Power Windows, Power Windows - Remote Operation, 2-Stage Unlocking Doors, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Anti-Theft System - Alarm With Remote, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Anti-Theft System - Perimeter Alarm, Child Safety Door Locks, Child Seat Anchors - Latch System, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Front Airbags - Dual, Parking Sensors - Front, Power Door Locks, Power Door Locks - Auto-Locking, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirrors - Driver Side Only Heated, Side Mirrors - Heated, Driver Seat - Cooled, Driver Seat - Heated, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - 10, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Height, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Lumbar, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Reclining, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Passenger Seat - Cooled, Passenger Seat - Heated, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - 10, Passenger Seat Powe


Recalls & Defects

VIN 3LNHM26T38R605531 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

EQUIPMENT

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain all weather driver side accessory floor mats sold for use in model year 2006-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, 2006 Lincoln Zephyr, and 2007-2011 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured November 9, 2007, through October 31, 2010. The affected floor mats may move and possibly interfere with the accelerator pedal.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 73 reviews

My Lincoln MKZ

5
john baverstock on 10/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

This model is very reliable and rides smoothly and has very little road noise, The only visits I have hat to the repair shop has been for regular service.

luxury meets affordable

5
Richie rich on 08/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

The ride is comfortable. I love the drivers seat that is programmable for 2 drivers. Just push a button and seat goes to your drive setting. Love everything about this car.

I'll never buy anything else

5
John on 01/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I love my 08 MKZ. Heated seats are amazing. Sometimes they get a little to hot. I know what I'll be getting when it's time for a new one.

Worth considering

4
Hunter on 12/29/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

In short, financed an '08 in Vapor Silver w/ AWD fully loaded with 39k back in 2012. Ended up having a cracked engine block which caused a cam sensor to fail, the steering wheel to lockup and the car unable to drive at 123k miles. Sad as I liked the car. I don't have any bad feelings toward the Lincoln brand as the car was reliable aside from that incident and I don't believe that every Lincoln will have this issues. Good highlighta, Loved the styling, powerful V6 engine, great compliments about the car from strangers, how reliable the car was, AWD was helpful, ventilated seats are awesome, THX II stereo was amazing, Sync/Nav system works better than Toyota products and the quality of the paint and leather are great. Areas of improvement The ride wasn't as smooth as I had hoped, the interior materials weren't great Xenon headlights could have been positioned to aim higher up and project more light as the MKS does, No folding exterior mirrors, Gas guzzler, Seats aren't wide and I'm a slim guy. My engine issue aside, I encourage others to give this car a shot. It'a great car.

I bought it after the 39 month lease

4.8
bigbaby on 07/02/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

"Test drove" it for the 39 month lease, then bought it for the residual price, which was thousands less than similar retail prices on used ones. It's just a great car. Many features for the buck, and everything works. Quiet, comfortable, spacious trunk with fold down rear seats, A/C seats are wonderful in North Texas.

2008 MKZ FWD

4.4
weekst11 on 01/07/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After having the vehicle for 3 years now with 58K on the odometer I thought that now was a appropriate time for a real world review, and this is what I found. I have had ZERO issues with reliability and have gotten everything I wanted out of the car. True, it is not exactly the most stylish car out there(pales in comparison to say a CTS) but also costs a good 10K less. Gas mileage has been 23.3 avg over highway (80mph) and city. I do about 20K miles a year. The heated and cooled seats are a fovorite in the winter/summer, I know it sounds somewhat rediculous to have A/C seats but trust me...when summer gets here it is a wonderful perk! Great car for the money.

Lincoln-USA

5
bige1982 on 12/31/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Despite what the report says about not attracting the younger crowds, I am 28 and own 2 Lincolns MKX & MKZ. I looked at BMW, Mercedes, Audi and I still liked the Lincoln vehicles better. The options and value are by far the best on the market. Since I have bought mine 2 of my friends have purchased similar Lincolns. First and foremost I am a Ford fan, and Lincoln has just earned a my business for years to come.

No better entry level luxury car.

5
Bob on 10/17/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Lincoln MKZ replaced a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria. I thought that the smaller size of the Lincoln MKZ would be disappointing, but it is not at all. The MKZ weighs only 200 lbs less than the 1999 Crown Victoria and the ride is great.

Great car for the money

4.5
Bill H. on 09/13/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I went to the dealer to buy a Fusion or Milan, but loved the MKZ as soon as I saw it. The interior is beautiful, the engine is strong and it has all the options of a much more expensive car. I have been on several road trips and have found it to be a very comfortable ride and the gas mileage is better than average. Overall, I love almost everything about my new Lincoln as does everyone who takes a close enough look at it. Great job on this one Ford!!

Downgraded

3.6
Chris on 07/21/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We traded in a 1994 6 cyl.Buick Park Avenue for the 2008 6 cyl. The PA had the most comfortable interior, GREAT gas mileage 27 mpg. All the bells and whistles. The Lincoln MKZ listed 18/28 but so ar has only 17/21. MKZ is zippy but the front seats are not comfortable on long trips. The MKZ price was about 5g more than it should have been. The MKZ is NOT the car that the Buick was. Wish we had not purchased it now that we have experienced it. Buick is much better!!

A stylish work-horse!

5
MJ Collins on 06/30/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car - have only had it 7 months and have driven it in all sorts of road/weather conditions. Recently took a major road trip (5000+ miles) without any trouble or hint of a problem. It is SO comfortable and stylish - not sure why there aren't more on the roads!My every driving wish seems to be its command - it is very responsive. You get a whole lot for your money with this car and I am looking forward to it being as good as the 11 year old Town Car that I traded in at 192,000+ miles. Why buy foreign cars when Lincoln is the best money can buy - and as American as baseball! Love my car - or did I already say that? ;))

Wonderful MKZ

5
wenol7 on 03/24/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehice has it all. 285 horses under the hood, and all the comfort you could expect from a Lincoln. It is a Joy to drive.

2 plus years of love

4.9
big baby on 03/20/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been the most trouble free car I've owned, and that includes Lexus, Acura, Infiniti. Change the oil, put gas in, stick the key in and start, enjoy miles of smiles. I get a lot of looks and comments about the exterior. Strong V6, great 6 speed transmission, comfortable ride. If you can find a used one at a decent price and with a clean record, buy it!

New Lincoln Owner

5
Dave on 03/10/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased this car and am very impressed with it. I've already driven 100 miles and the gas gauge has barely moved so I'm hoping for some good MPG once I refill. The THX sound system is wonderful and has so many useful features that I'm still learning. I love the light colored interior and the heated and cooled seats are the best. My other car choices were a 2009 Camry SE and 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Those cars are also good but this Lincoln had more features for a lot less money. Even though it's basically a Ford Fusion, I like saying I own a Lincoln. Little more prestigious.

An Excellent Luxury Mid Size Sedan

5
Bill on 02/04/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased the MKZ after two months of research. Looked at all of the luxury models, domestic and import. The MKZ offers the best value for the dollar. Recently drove a 2010 as a loaner from the dealer; was not pleased with the recent changes, although cosmetic in most cases. The only feature worth noting on the 2010 is the dash lighting. It is exceptional. But overall, not the vehicle the 2008 is. Also; fuel economy is excellent. I am able to achieve 33 mpg on the Interstates at speeds up to 70 mph. City driving is in the 18-21 range, but that is just about average for any mid size V-6.

is there a ford in your future ?

5
charles on 10/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

was driving a mercury sable and missed the lincoln style ride, saw the mkz at my local dealer and it sold itself made the deal and the rest is pure driving pleasure.

mkz-nice

5
charles on 10/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

was driving a mercury sable, but missed the lincoln ride, dealer made me a nice offer on the mkz,whats not to like styling, ride, interior design,just a sweet ride,was not disappointed with this purchase,would I buy again? you bet !! ford got this one right.

Great Car

5
Bob on 09/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the car. It is very well styled and comfortable and fun to drive. I've received many compliments from outsiders.

Helpful review

4.9
Mark Reinke on 07/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car for a great price with alot of options. I really like the ride and comfort. Fuel mileage is ok for a V6.

NOT WORTHY TO BE CALLED A LINCOLN

3.6
Mike38 on 07/22/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my first used car. After many miles in a full size Lincoln via a former employer I gave the little MKZ a try for my wife. I liked the looks and it only had 6K miles as a former spotless fleet car. Was enjoying the car until we went on a 300 mile trip to Florida. My wife was the first to say my GMC Sierra truck rode a whole lot smother with much more comfortable seats. Never have liked the foreign type tilting wheels very limited positions and sorry but better in the GMC Truck. I do like the way the seats lay down way back but are not very comfortable when down. Over all nice car but far from being worthy to carry the Lincoln name.

I LOVE THIS CAR!!

5
patti on 03/17/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the lincoln mkz is a fantastic, quiet, smooth,and classy car! i love mine!i have comments almost everyday, what a beautiful car i have!the body style is so good looking and the wheels are sharp looking.love the foglights ,sunroof is so smooth, and the heated and airconditioned seats are so great!the trunk is large, the leather inside wears great, stays new looking,the woodtrim inside is sharp! cupholders are deep and good.sound system is great.it rides like you are on a cloud.i love the lights under the side mirrors when you open a door, and the way the interior lights go out.i absolutely love everything about my mkz!i am proud to be an owner!

Rims

4.9
steve on 03/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

the mkz is a great car overall but we had to have three rims replaced do too hitting minor pot holes that other cars went over I believe these rim are defective and are not the quality that you would expect on a lincoln so far the answer I get from Fords is it is a insurance claim or cash out of my pocket too the tune of $600.00 dollars all rims were in a four month period with two of them less thsn two weeks apart and happened on major roads even fords admits its very unusual for three rims in a short period to go bad.

Lincoln has it going!

4.6
heimerlr on 02/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded an AWD VW Passat for the AWD MKZ. MKZ much more comfortable to drive. The VW felt like I was sitting 1 inch off the road and had to fall down to get into the car. MKZ AWD makes it up a 15 degree grade in a foot of snow! Very smooth ride and plenty of zip!

My Little Smoothie

4.6
Gredblg on 01/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After having cars in my life that could spin tires from a stop light or carry loads of lumber, I decided that I needed a smoother, quieter, more luxurious car. I am in my car everyday as a sales guy, so I wanted something that would make my very active day a pleasant, calming experience. I got everything I wanted and more in my beautiful, Tuxedo Black Lincoln. I enjoy the smooth,velvety,quick 0-60, the library quiet cabin, the 14 speaker THX stereo with voice activated everything, the heated/cooled seats, the huge amount of room and the subtle, tasteful design that people compliment me on almost daily. Great job, Ford. Who needs a stipped down, bland, boring Lexus for the same price?

Love mine

4.9
Lois on 01/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very satified with this car. The quality was better than the others in this price range. I love the sync radio system and the sound is clear. I bought the FWD for better gas mileage and have driven it in a few inches of snow and it seems fine. I love the air conditioned seats. Lots of room in the trunk and a quiet ride. It is not as much fun as my BMW 528i was to drive when I was lucky enough to have it running. The oil changes and routine maintenence is cheap compared to BMW. This is the first American made luxury car I have owned in quite a while. I always liked the chrome. This had nice details and a eye catching look.

Great Deal

5
Rip Reed on 12/19/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for almost one year and I cannot express how happy I am with it. The ride is quiet and smooth.

Not so Impressive

2.4
Disappointed on 12/18/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I have owned the MKZ for all of 45 days, to say the least, I was impressed with the outward appearance and the interior features for the price. After purchase, I noticed several items of poor workmanship. As a previous Honda, Infiniti and Lexus owner, you recognize quality. This car is not quality built, I am afraid if I pull or push on something too hard I might damage it. I've had problems with the seal around the windows to the point objects have gotten down inside the seal and window and scratched the glass. This area also accumulates moisture and the windows are left dirty once you let them down after rain or car washing.

I can't believe this!

3.5
doster79 on 11/01/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I've had this car for less than two years, and take great care of it. Started hearing noises in the transmission and it also started to slip. Still under warranty so I took it back to a different dealer because I moved. Dealor wouldn't give me a loaner because I didn't buy it there! Needs new transmission after two years? I've heard an acronym for Ford and we all know what it is. As soon as it came out of the dealership I drove straight to Cadillac and traded it in for a CTS, before the warranty expires and it falls apart on me!

An elegant ride!

4.9
Ann on 10/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had two Jaguars prior to the MKZ and they could not hold a candle to the elegance, features and handling of the MKZ. I love the wood trim, reminds me of the Bentley interior. Will definitely buy another and would recommend to anyone.

Best buy

5
ARGUS on 09/12/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm frugal, was researching CTS and Edmunds compare showed MKZ. I needed more rear leg room than CTS. Couldn't believe price! All compareables cost several thousand more and wanted more up front (lease). Plenty of power, I don't need manual mode shift! Air cond. seats a dream in Fla. Great ride, no problems or complaints. I've owned for 4 months. Always driven new cars or lux trucks. Trips of 1100 mi cruise on 75mph netted 28mpg, city 19- 20mpg w/reg Gas. Nice touches like ctr consol lid slides forword for arm rest on trips. And Real wood dash not plastic.

Very nice mid-size auto

4
Dave on 09/06/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

A nice mid-sized car with a very smooth ride. The MKZ has a very nice interior except for the color of the wood trim--too light. The telescoping steering wheel is a nice touch and the THX stereo system with the navigation is really great.

The Best Car I Have Ever Had!

4.9
Holly on 08/19/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my AWD MKZ. It handles beautifully and is a fun car to drive! This is my fourth Lincoln and won't be my last. I had 3 Continentals prior to this car and loved every one of them but this car is a perfect fit for me. I feel so safe and grounded in this car and it takes curves better than the Lexus GS that I have driven so often. MKZ is a great value for the money. The only thing I am slightly disappointed in is the gas mileage but with just 6300 miles on it I am told it will still improve. MKZ is a lot of car for the money. I am a loyal domestic owner!

2008 MKZ Fantastic

4.8
Jerry on 08/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm 29, 6' tall, and I was going to buy a used Zephyr because I've never bought a new car before. I test drove the Zephyr and it was fine, then I test drove the MKZ, and I ended up buying a new 2008 MKZ! The safety features were explained, and they are thorough down to the "air-bag curtains" that drop to shield everyone from broken glass. I have a 1 yr old son. The design may be bland, but other cars like the Lexus are too. The curves of an Acura are nice, but otherwise it's bland. I actually like the design. Not elegant, but luxury and strength. The chrome is nicely placed on the side mirrors and underneath windows across the doors. I love the light leather, dark gray dash, ebony wood.

My Little Lincoln

4.4
kinsellj on 07/29/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car met these criteria when I shopped: Under $30K, reg gas, leather, good gas mileage, bluetooth, American. There is no perfect car, but this one is really good. If the tranmission allowed it to be more responsive at highway speeds (acceleration), it would be darn close. It does not have the rock solid handling of my 2004 Accord Coupe, but actually gets around turns at the same speeds. At $26.5K it was the right choice. Sync is great, the standard stereo is good (I wish I got the THX). It is the best looking car I have owned.

Nice but...

4.1
john on 07/26/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Not a bad car but, the Lincoln LS had a lot more going for it. Where is the power articulating steering wheel? Why doesn't the "Easy Exit" go all the way back? Any kind of pull down for the trunk would be welcomed. The front of the headliner across the windshield seems to be missing a trim piece. It's kind of raggedy along the edge. No AC vents for the back seat. Even my VW has that. Mileage seems par for the niche. I do like the ride, and I like the look of it. Not a bad car just fell short here and there. Still a good buy for the price.

Nice Car

4.9
Jules Valdez on 07/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Really fun to drive. Lots of power. Stereo system and Sync are awesome. I get many compliments from people when they see this car. Owned a Caddy before. I like this better.

Love it!

4.9
angiejo on 07/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did a lot of research prior to buying MKZ. I liked what I read about MKZ so I bought one. I love my MKZ. The ride is very nice. Consumer report graded it high also. Gas mileage not too bad (mid 20s). For now there isn't a luxury riding car with outstanding gas mileage. I opted for luxury. Don't have to travel that far.

2008

4.8
Matt on 07/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Beautiful looking car. Needs more interior head room for anyone taller then 6'. Trunk lid should be easier to operate. Powerful, comfortable. No mechanical failures 2400 miles. Good buy for the money so far. This is my 3rd Ford product.

I bought and am sorry

3.3
Hal on 07/08/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Have owned many new cars over the years and the last few have been either Honda or Toyota. Thought it was time to return to domestic. This car suffers from intermittent problems, like in the 8 months of ownership, the front two windows have rolled down when unoccupied four times. In addition, the seat positioning does not work from the key all the time. Lincoln (Ford) refuses to repair problem that are not seen by the dealer. I have serious problems, the car is not secure with windows rolled down, and Ford is saying if they do not see the problem, they will not fix. I regret not purchasing a Lexus! Never again will I purchase a Ford product.

Very Pleased

5
Jim on 07/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very pleased with the MKZ. The ride is great and the comfort is excellent. Have had many compliments on the car. MPG is in the mid-20's.

Surprise

5
Allen Oxender on 07/04/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked at several "entry" level luxury cars. Was more ten surprised with the Lincoln. I drive 40 miles each way to work, at 70-75 mph I'm getting a solid consistent 29 mpg.We recently took a 1200 mile vacation and found the car the most relaxing comfortable vehicle I have ever owned. The power is equal/exceeds comparable Mercedes, BMW and Cadillac. The price was approximately $10,000. less then the above mentioned. This car is much more then a Ford upgrade.

5 month update

4.8
big baby on 06/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

What a great car! Only problem I've had is a very slight pull to the right which I'll take care of at the first service. On a trip from Dallas to Houston I got almost 32 MPG with the cruise set at about 68. Back home which is a bit uphill, and with a strong headwind got 28.5 MPG. Day to day driving which is about 80% city and 20% highway, the gauge has been sitting at 22.7 MPG for about a month. On regular gas! After living with it for a time I think the dash design needs an update (maybe like the new MKS?) but I can live with it. Engine is strong, tranny is super smooth. Trunk is large and the fold down rear seats really have been helpful. Ford has hit a grand slam on this puppy!

Very happy

4.9
jack c on 06/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the MKZ for 1 month and love it. Fuel mileage could be better in city but better than my Subaru on highway. Hope it gets better after break in.

Made the right choice

5
mkz fan on 06/20/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I obsessed endlessly between BMW 328; Mercedes C series; CTS, Lexus Es and I35. Finally chose MKZ for its costs, fuel (regular) and full set of options. After nearly 4k miles, I couldn't be happier. Plenty of power, comfort and impressive fuel economy. SYNC needs to be linked with correct phone but after that it is wonderful as is the THX system. Car responds better than others tested and I have had more positive comments than I have had with any other car. Great on long trips and agile in city. Trunk clicks open and I've not encountered any problem with it. Everything else has worked perfectly and dealer couldn't be more responsive. Even comparing with the MKS, I'm sure of my choice.

Equals a Mercedes Benz

5
lewis k berne on 06/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My last car was a 2006 Mercedes Benz E350. It was a wonderful car and well it should be for $55,000.00. The standard equipment of the MKZ far exceeds the E. (leather seats, A/C and heated seats, a super sounding standard audio system, back up sensors) On a day to day basis, handling is more than comperable. This did surprise me. No charge for maint. and $200 to $400 less per month on a lease than the C or E respectively, makes this car as my choice, a no brainer.

Fun for the money!

4.9
ioregan on 06/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my MKZ for about 3 months, took one 1,000 mile road trip with it. Verdict so far: Excellent. The car is beautiful inside and out, ride is very comfortable, engine can get up and go. THX sound system is the best thing I've ever heard in a vehicle, and voice-activated music is just hilariously fun. Looked at a Buick and the Cadillac CTS, but the MKZ gave me the most bang for my buck, and I'm one satisfied customer.

L Is for Lemon not Lincoln

1.6
James on 05/11/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car brand new, ive had too many problems with it. Let me start with the small things, I needed new weather stripping on all my Windows about 500 miles in, then I started to hear howling noises from the car, ive had 2 new fuel pumps and its still howling, a light nudge actually made the tansmission shifter knob break off, door panels look loose, and it Burns oil too quickly, I filed a lemon law suit in March and bought a new Cadillac cts in April, so far so good with that.

Fun Classy Car

4.6
FL5100 on 05/03/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car on a Wednesday and drove it from Minnesota to Detroit that Friday. 2 adults, 2 kids (3 & 5), dog (18lbs). Tight Compared to our 2000 Expedition, but 27 MPH out of the box (70-75 mph, w/ strong head wind) vs. 15-16 mpg hwy in Expedition. The THX II cert. stereo made the drive more enjoyable and controlling the I- Pod with the SYNC system w/ voice commands was fun for all! The HID Lights are a must, simply awesome! The ride was very smooth and quite. I'm 6- 1 and the head room is not what I'm use to, but w/ some adjusting I found the helm to be acceptable (Wife 5-3, she thought it was perfact, by the way, this is her car). Trunk space is great, good room for a weekend out.

Beautiful for the price, none better

5
Bob on 04/18/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought the car and have received many comments from co-workers on how beautiful it is. I feel very comfortable in this smaller car, my previous car was a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, a much larger car. I don't feel you can find anything better or more beautiful for the price.

Great Vehicle and a great value

4.5
rjf on 04/15/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is relatively new and it has been a great ownership experience. The car is very quiet and smooth. The interior is very comfortable and stylish although I wish the dash and door graining was done better. The no money down lease program and price made a great car a great deal

Love it!

5
the best! on 04/10/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, just had it for about a month. Love the interior and the sync system, even though at first it was a little hard to understand. I love the gas mileage of this car. Traded in my Navigator for this car. That car which averaged about 14 mpg, while I'm getting about 23.4 in my 2008 mkz awd.

A Lincoln For All To Enjoy

5
One Happy Owner on 04/05/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a very fun car to drive. The AWD system really helps out when taking corners or taking off the line. The dashboard is nice a bright at night and the controls are easy to use. The 6 speed shifts very smoothly and never misses a beat. I really love the 600 watt THXII sound system. Every tone is nice and clear. The seats are more than comfortable for long trips. The sync system is simply flawless. The heated and cooled seats are one of the best features on this car. The engine has a hard time getting going off the line but the power really kicks in fast. So far I'm getting about 18 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the freeway at 80mph. This car really holds its own and you would enjoy it.

Lots for Less

4
TW on 03/28/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Car offers just about every option in the book for a reasonable price. The SYNC system is outstanding and provides the bluetooth capability some reviewers were asking for. On the other hand there are a lot of things that say Ford/Mercury and not Lincoln. The floor mats define cheap. The seats are not comfortable for long periods. The center console is too far rearward to rest elbow when driving. Transmission sometimes gives very sudden/harsh down shifts. And worst of all, there is a very annoying powertrain vibration/resonance at 2000 rpm that produces both an audible noise and tactile feel in steering wheel/gas pedal.

Loving It!

4.9
Mavreek on 03/22/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had 2 Infiniti G35's from '03-'08, Needed to cut down on expenses, and got MKZ - Test drove a ton of others + this was by far the best value! Better, Smoother Ride (I drive a ton), Handles failing roads much better, better gas mileage, cheapter to insure, Better sound system (Get the THX - Its Hot!), better seating (ventilated, heated + cooled seats)! I'm 6'3 and I fit much better in it! But the best thing by far is the SYNC system - Its truly the most inovative system I've ever seen! I wanted an American, started with CTS but found this to be the best choice for the budget! Thought I was downgrading, but I find the oposite is true and I'm in love with this car and I'm a car guy!!

Lincoln is back.

4.9
TommyDavis on 03/20/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am definitely not the target consumer for Lincoln as I am well under age 65 (under 30, actually), but after owning an AccordV6, an Acura TL and a Lexus ES, and putting 100k miles on each, I drove the MKZ. I was initially drawn by the price, but when I drove it, I was hooked. I have had it 2 months (and 5k miles) and it's by far the best car I have owned insofar as initial quality and handling. The SYNC system really works and rarely misunderstands a command. Oh and get this: I bought the base model-- absolute no additional options. Very very impressed with the car, the value and the deal I was able to get on the vehicle. Looking forward to my next Lincoln in 2011!

L is for Lincoln not Lexus!

4.4
sport99 on 03/15/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just took delivery of my MKZ AWD after months of researching BMW, M-B, Jaguar X Type and Audi A4. Lincoln offers far more value for the money than any of the others. Exterior styling is far better than past lincoln's and the interior finally resembles the high level that lincoln of the past was noted for. This car comes with almost everything standard. In Canada where i live it is also sold with 4 year fully paid up scheduled maintenance so all i have to do is put gas in it and insure it. THX II Certified Audio is a must have. Quality is as good as any import. I really suggest if you are looking for an entry level luxury sedan..check out the MKZ. you won't find a better deal on the market

New Lincoln MKZ makes me want to drive

5
Alice on 02/22/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just love my new MKZ. I was all set to buy a Honda Accord V6, but with my friends telling my to buy American I thought I'd test drive the MKZ and ended up walking out with one. Everything is super. I am so excited about this car. I love the features like beautiful interior, SYNC with hands free bluetooth phone, satalite radio, and heated and cooled seats. The car is so comfortable. It handles great and fuel economy seems good so far. The best thing is that it was and incredible value. It was by far better than the Honda and I'm loving it. The dealer was super. Only problem is that I just want to drive. It is just fun.

Early ownership review

4.9
big baby on 02/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Moved out of a small SUV because I wanted to go back to sedans for the ride, comfort and better gas mileage. I researched the heck out of the market (love the actual owner reviews rather than the editors, who only like driver's cars like BMW). Looked into Taurus, Sable, Malibu, Aura, Milan, and MKZ. Got the MKZ due to incredible standard content, price, and importantly (in Texas), the standard air conditioned seats. Bought at cost less $2000 rebate. It's an unbelievable value. Quiet, smooth, fast, roomy. It's got it all for the price of a loaded Accord or Camry!

Actual experience

4.3
don on 02/02/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in a 2004 TL automatic. MKZ has a better ride by far. Sync works much better than the TL voice system, seats are more comfortable, more adjustable, trunk is bigger back seat more comfortable and the air conditioned seats are by far the best thing going. Long drives they come in real handy.

A Must Drive

5
JAG on 01/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really wanted a 2008 CTS before driving this car. Coming out of an 05 LS I was not considering another lincoln. I shopped cadillac first and also Audi A6. While the A6 was bigger and the Caddy had more awards Lincoln blew both away with the price. Fully loaded this vehicle prices 10-15K below the other two. The ride is quiet and has ample power. The 6 speed automatic transmission is as smooth as could be. The SYNC system is unbelievable and the THX stereo is amazing. I love driving this car and I really love all the money I saved. If you can check your ego at the door and try this car you won't be dissapointed.

Best Ever

5
DAVE on 01/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is simply the best car I've ever owned - and I've owned many. I just got out of an '04 Lincoln LS, which was great. I wasn't pleased that Lincoln stopped making them and decided to shop the field. I test drove many. I went with the MKZ and could not be happier. There is really no comparison. There is nothing that comes close to the MKZ at this price point. If you're even slightly considering the MKZ, don't hesitate. If not, you should. You will be shocked at how great this car is. By far the nicest, most comfortable, quietest ride I've had in over 30 years of driving.

First Time In A Lincoln

5
Rich Weller on 01/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never owned a Lincoln and now I am sorry I didn't consider one sooner. First of all this car is stunning to look at. I have gotten nothing but great comments from people seeing this car for the first time. The inside is plush with great features at a price that rivals any entry level luxury sedan. If you are in the market for this car make sure you get a model that has the Microsoft SYNC system built in. The earlier 2008 models did not have this. Now it is included as a standard feature. My understanding is that the cars coming on the dealers lots that have the SYNC system are the first to be sold.

I love this car!

4.9
Cindy on 12/18/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I first owned a 2006 Zephyr, and experienced some minor problems, so upgraded to the 2008 MKZ, and so far, the problems are corrected. The car is awesome. I went from owning white, to vivid red, and it is GORGEOUS!!! A winner!

Love it and you will too!!

5
Mitch in N.C. on 12/03/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned Ford's and Mercury's for 20 years, this is my first Lincoln. It is a great value in this class compared to others with less standard features and a much higher price[4000- 10,000]. I am very happy wiyh fuel mileage, ride, handling, features and it's quiet inside. It is a great looking car outside and many people ask about it.

An Excellent Choice

5
ZMan on 11/30/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched just about everything currently available. I could not find anything, American or import, that matches value received for dollars spent. If you want a luxury vehicle, mid size, that offers excellent comfort, convenience features, and outstanding fuel economy on 87 octane, look no more. I only have 2000 miles on the vehicle, and I am already getting advertised fuel economy, plus. Recent trip on the PA Pike; 31 mpg at 65 mph. This vehicle is very attractive, well built, easy to handle, very quiet on the road, and continues the prestige associated with the Lincoln brand.

Great Car

5
D French on 11/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Two weeks and this is a great car. Great features and nicely priced. Commute every day and am maintaining 22.5 mpg. Make sure you check out th e"standard" features - early 08s do not come with Microsoft Sync, regardless of what the Lincoln website and marketing materials say.

Lovin my Lincoln

5
Mitch in N.C. on 11/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

08 brings std. cooled seats, reverse sensing and new sync system with hands free, voice activated mp3 and phone features. Drives,rides and looks great! Don't waste your money on foreign competition, give this car a test drive first! We can pick any car apart,but with the money we save on this car, it will come in handy with gas prices headed way up!

First time experience with Lincoln

4.3
Wallace on 11/23/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my first time with a Lincoln vehicle. It edged out the Camry XLE narrowly. Generally speaking, I am very pleased and am quite satisfied. After test driving the Camry XLE, BMW X3, and Lincoln MKX, the MKZ emerged as the better choice.

Great Car

4.9
rpickoff on 11/17/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a find. Well built, comfortable and great ride. Interior very well-appointed. Nice, thoughtful details. The nicest AWD sedan available in my view. I am getting around 26 mpg on the highway.

Best New car I ever owned.

5
Lincoln MKZ on 11/10/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The outside and interior design is the best Ford Motor Co, ever has done for a new car in many years. The modern instrumentation is excellent with the added benefit of very modern computer that manages many of the previous problems like air prressure in the tires, oil, and other areas too numerous to name. Comfort is also excellent with the added benefit of the memory system in the driver's seat and outside mirror positions. The trunk size is extremely large and with the fold down rear seat backs adds excellent space. The steering wheel design is an extra design I really like.

Great value

4.6
rpickoff on 11/09/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a find. I stumbled on it while shopping for AWD sedans on the market. Very well done inside and out. The ride and acceleration are great. Comfortable, highly adjustable seats with memory. Nice, thoughtful touches throughout. I haven't yet had a 'gee, it would have been nice if.....moment' Definitely worth a test drive if you are considering a car in this class.

Great Car

5
Dave in Texas on 11/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From a long time Murcury customer, I made the choice to upgrade to the 08 Lincoln MKZ and was I really surprised. I just returned from a 1200 mile trip and the MKZ was great. 27.2 MPG and very comforable with power seats on both sides. The MKZ had a great price - $27000 after rebates and dealer disc. Compare that to Lexus and others...

2008 MKZ AWD

5
J Betten on 08/29/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive more than 40,000 miles per year. I chose this car over all other premium sedans, which I did test drive. I'm very pleased with everything about the car and feel it's under-priced compared to other luxury sedans. Handling is great! Interior is very quiet. Power is good for a v6 awd Comfort and ride quality are excellent. THX Stereo is Fantastic! GPS is somewhat intuitive, but interactive system is great. The only drawback is the lack of blue tooth phone, which may come later. I coincidentally bought one of the first off the assembly line. I found that this car is the best for the money - $10000-15000 price difference to other makes.


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