2009 Lincoln MKS

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$7,995
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Vehicle Details

Color: WHITE
Body Style: Sedan
Interior: Brown (TAN)
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: FWD
Location: Van Nuys, CA
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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
  Based on 75 reviews

Lincoln Guy

5
Lincoln Guy on 11/03/2016

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:

Only need was radio upgrade for me

4
Marlon W on 07/30/2016

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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 22

My car doesn't have the touch screen radio! Great car!!

Much potential. Disappointing craftsmanship.

4
James Idol on 03/30/2016

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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating:

I bought my 2009 MKS as a 3 year old Certified Preowned Vehicle. I was seduced by the technology, power, and handling. Ride is okay, but you feel the bumpy roads compared to my previous Town Cars. I was in the shop very often at the beginning. Fortunately, I had an extended warranty, but it was most inconvenient. I had to go in 3 times to fix 2 lumbar supports. Two of the door locks fell into the door. They never properly fixed the front seat back so it is not flush to this day. I had to take the car in 12 times to finally fix the AC. The air would blow erratically rather than with a steady stream. Strangely I love this car when it is in proper working order.

Great Car - No Reliability Issues - Fast

4.9
pharaohfitz on 10/15/2014

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

I don't understand the other reviews concerning reliability or performance. I bought the 09 Lincoln MKS for my wife then she opted for the 2014 MKZ so I inherited the MKS. Very quick acceleration, I use engine and oil treatments. 84K miles with no issues or any maintenance needed other than scheduled service. I have photos of 30 mpg while driving @70 mph - so mileage is great, usually 26-28 but 30.5 is most I have observed highway but 17-19 stop and go. Handles like it is on rails while driving through the mountains at @70+. While not a sports car (79 RX7, 64 Stingray), it is a fast great handling car. Driven at -35 up to 105, snow no problem

A beautiful piece of junk

2.3
flaflamingo on 06/16/2014

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

This was the most beautiful car I have ever owed. However, after being in the shop just first year over 10 times, the problems just got worse. The first week I owned it, put the moon roof and it peeled the headliner back from the roof. Then the driver's seat broke, 3 of the 4 locking mechanisms were replaced (this continued after replacing), AC would not be consistently cold, lumbar blew out in passenger side (also in driver's side 50 miles out of warranty), garage door opener never worked, door numbers worked hit and miss, swipe of numbers wouldn't work. This went on up until the time I traded it. They would not declare a lemon; Lincoln refused to work with me

Sweet ride for long drives

4.4
irish35 on 06/15/2014

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

Have had the car for about two years, and it has been a pleasure to drive. I drive long distances on the highway and no car would compared to MKS. AWD (and 19+ tires) gives you excellent traction on the road and in the snow. Comfortable seats, nice features, smooth handling, plenty of power. This car is not built for racing, correct. But it would not disappoint, and indeed makes you proud, when you punch it to pass foreign competitors up the hill. Not 100% pleased with the interior design. Major issue for us (coffee drinkers) is that you cannot fit two coffee cups in this car; it has got space for 1-and-a-half!

Can't score everything just yet...

4.5
brookse1 on 02/26/2014

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

Wonderful car. Like driving your living room, with more toys. Lots of room, decent power, good looks. Brakes grab. Corners are wobbly but, *what did you expect*? Better tires would help. Uploading CDs and pics is finicky - hello Microsoft! Overall, as long as the reliability holds up, I love it.

Little more thought would go a long way

4.8
daveh923 on 11/21/2013

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

I have owned this car for a few months now and have to say it was an adventure with good and bad sides. First off it takes a masters degree to learn to drive. The car is not simple and will surprise you with the abilities it has. For instance, you can set cruise control at 75mph and in traffic it will drive itself stopping and going. Technology wise it is brilliant. You can get traffic/weather on demand with the touch of a button. The power is unbelievable, but the downfall is that sport mode will jerk you around like a teenager learning manual. All in all, I'm happy with my purchase and will probably buy another one in the future. Lincoln really did a wonderful job.

2009 MKS - A bad mistake

2.1
tgeorge1241 on 02/17/2013

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

I bought this car, loaded, used in the summer of 2012. Since it only had 17,000 miles on it I really thought it would be a good car I could drive for several more years. I sold it 7 months later. As far as I'm concerned Lincoln(Ford) builds nothing but junk. The acceleration was terrible; pokey and jerky. I'd be at a stop light with no one near me for miles and the side assist warning system would starting beeping. Two months in and part of the driver's seat fell apart and a piece of the grill fell out. Gas mileage was terrible and in the rain the MKS drove skidded all over. I'll never buy a Lincoln or Ford again.

ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS, ETC.

3.3
revanitra on 05/27/2011

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The 2009 Lincoln MKS was my first and only desired car that year. Initially when I leased it everything appeared to be fine. About 1 mo. after lease, door locks began to malfunction opening by themselves without depression of the button on the key fob, next the rear doors began to collect water sounding as though a swimming pool was behind you. The water slished and sloshed back and forth. This was really scary! Next the Sync system has a problem. You can hear all phone conversations like a loud speaker outside of the car!!! Not a Mercedes/BMW!!

You take the good, you take the bad...

3.4
sully77 on 12/30/2010

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

I purchased my 2009 MKS approximately one month ago. Thus far I've had mixed reviews on it, but overall I'm happy with it. I took it to the Appalachian Mtns of Virginia where I encountered 6" of snow. The front-wheel drive handled it without any issue's or problems.

Love it!

4.9
Rob on 08/06/2010

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

After 40 years of driving nothing but Caddys I got an MKS because Caddy was no longer leasing. Love the ride, handling, sound system. Sync is SO easy to use. Gas mileage could be better. Biggest complaint is front seat bottoms could be at least 1 1/2 inches or longer. Not enough thigh support. Controls easy to read & reach. Love the steering wheel controls including being able to make phone calls. Outside mirrors a good size too. Like rear view camera, audible warnings on front & rear bumpers. Wish vanity mirrors had lights on each side instead of the top.

Jury still out on this one!

4
TK on 07/06/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

With 8000 miles this one so far has had brake problems and acceleration issues that the dealership cannot seem to fix properly. Pretty scary when you need the power and it's not there for you and when you need to stop quickly and get a crunching noise!

Not Worth The Money

2
Joe on 05/21/2010

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

Repeated problems with the seats; it's been in the shop for 2 weeks this month with 3 different trips. The dealer fails to see the problems with the car just because the computer isn't showing codes. I guess codes are better than people in determining problems. Yeah right. If my car was on fire and it didn't spit out codes there must not be a problem, right. I wish I could get my money back. I'm wondering if I can get the vehicle returned under the lemon law even if the dealer won't recognize the problems.

Cooled Seats?

3
joe on 05/20/2010

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

I live in the great state of Texas where it's hot. I bought the car mainly because of the comfortable seats. The cooled seats were a great option to me and worked great at the time of purchase. Now the bottom part of the seat gets really cold and the back of the seat doesn't cool at all. It's been to the dealer 3 times. The first time they said nothing was wrong with it; they must not have looked very far. The second time I made sure to show them the problem; they repaired it. The seats worked great for 1 day. I brought the car back to them and now they say there is nothing wrong with them. They must be blind or don't know how to make the repair. I'm very dissatisfied with the dealer and the seats.

Missing storage

4
medic on 05/05/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

Had this car for just a few weeks 09 leftover dealer driver car. Love the look and style but there is virtually no storage inside for anything. Small door pocket and mini center console that once you put in an iPod in to hook to USB it is full. Cup holders are useless with armrests extended, and with tapered coffee cups you can have only one and the other holder overlaps. I still love it though, shifts a bit hard between gears.

I wish I never bought it.

2.4
dreamer on 04/29/2010

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

It was my dream car before I bought it, now it is my nightmare. I have 20000 miles in it. I have had and still have many issues with this car, and I seriously regret to buying it. During this time I had several rental cars while my car was being fixed, but all of them were far more responsive and sped up faster than my car, even the cheaper/basic ones. The service department at the Gengras Lincoln in East Harford CT is telling me that everything is fine with the car and it matches with the manufactures specification, the transmission hesitates to switch down or up, but this is how it was planned and supposed to work. Needless to say when you spend this amount of money on a brand new

finish not up to imports yet

2.9
nikkis dad on 04/28/2010

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

the wrap-around finish fo the front drivers side stops like a cut off pipe and cuts into yhe back of the right leg.The trunk headliner is stuck on with double-sided tape which continues to give way.Ford has not come up with a fix for either of these problams.

Unhappy owner

2.5
fluffypuppy on 04/05/2010

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

After my Lincoln Continental I have high expectation when I bought my Lincoln MKS. I wish I never did. With the same problem I had to go 3 times back, before the dealership find the problem and then took a week to fix it. It was a seal leaked the the seat circulated the burned oil into the cabinet. I suffered head ache as result for months. Also the car is underpowered, slow; the shift does not shift timely, while the engine roaring. When I go down on a hill when other drives push the break, i had to puss the gas in order to keep up with the traffic; going up on a hill my car was not abble to go up I had to manually switch back the gear. I am disappointed in this car.

Great Car

4.9
Carolyn on 04/01/2010

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 is a great vehicle, to travel back and forth from up north to Fl. It has a large trunk, is very comfortable, handles very good on the highway. The voice command system allows me to call on the phone, without using my hands, the satellite radio, allows me to listen to the same station for the entire trip. This car has good pickup when entering the interstate highways and the braking system is very good at stopping quickly, if needed. I feel very safe in this vehicle, because of the safety equipment that is built into the car. I would recommend this vehicle highly.

I love my car

4.6
Wade B on 03/29/2010

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

I have had several cars including a 1995 Toyota Camry, a 2008 Mercedes E350, etc. This is by far my favorite. I plan on keeping it awhile.

Whatta Deal

4.8
Floridian on 03/24/2010

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

An unbelievable fun car to drive. Bought a 2009 "leftover" with a great rebate from the manufacturer. Looked around at a lot of mfg's and models and the MKS stood out. No regrets in purchasing this vehicle or the value for the money. Thanks to edmunds.com, was able to negotiate a good deal, actually got a better price for this new vehicle (only had 110 miles) than Edmunds had listed for a Certified Pre- Owned.

Just Keeps Getting Better

4.6
Purple Flag Saturday on 02/18/2010

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

I was apprehensive about getting this car; a terrific lease sealed the deal. 17 months later: GREAT CAR! The MKS is ultra comfortable, elegant and looks like a million. Sight lines require getting used to, after a while it's fine. Heated/cooled seats, sound system, SYNC, all add up to a fabulous experience. It was reinforced when I drove Chicago to Tampa at Christmas with 2 adults and 2 teens. Roomy, comfy, soooo quiet and happy to run 85+ all day long. My first experience with Lincoln, not my last.

Get a lot of looks!

4.8
tpk on 01/30/2010

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

After driving SUV's for 10 years, decided to try a car again. Drove the big Audi, Lexus, Volvo, Benz, BMW and then the MKS. Loved the interior and options of the MKS compared to the rest and bought it that day!

Undeniably Great Car

4.9
Winter on 01/29/2010

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 been driving a Lincoln LS and loved the car so in my search I started with the MKS. I loved it immediately, but test drove the VW CC and Acura TL. The TL was a decent car, but did not offer the same quality for the price. Having owned the car for one month, I continue to be amazed at the beautiful look of the car, the great Sync technology, and the comfortable feel of the car. I did not want to buy another Lincoln, but it was an undeniably great car. I actually got giddy when I drove into the Lincoln parking lot for another test drive. I love it.

will not buy a lincoln product again

4
lap on 01/27/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Puchased car brand new from dealership and within 10 months of owning it .I had to bring it in to the shop 11 times.for about 5 different problems with this vehicle.Called lincoln/ford about the frustration that the brand new expensive car i purchased was always at the shop.The way they looked at it was the car was only there 5 times .I had to bring the car for the problem and they would look at it and then i would have to bring it back agian when the part gets in.Had lots of problems with front sensors always beeping when i was in a parking lot with around me within 100 yards.Stirring column cover making noise when retracting,dore locks not functing correctly,brakes grinding.

need repeated repairs

2.6
fluffypuppy on 01/26/2010

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

Slow acceleration, poor seat material, need repeated repairs - change seal; dripping oil

Solid

5
schuhman on 01/12/2010

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 drove the Infiniti M and the Acura, comparing them to the MKS. After the drives it was a slam dunk, I bought the Lincoln. I is a quick of the line, it looks better and the options closed the deal. I would recommend the care to anyone that wants great style, smooth ride and solid performance with every option. The sync system is great and I have downloaded every cd I like into the jukebox. The hands free nav, radio and systems are the cherry on top. My kids enjoy the dual moonroof and the adaptive headlights are a bonus I did not expect to enjoy as much I do. I put dark tint and it finished the car perfectly.

The best of 52 cars I've owned.

5
scott on 01/09/2010

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 got MKS in June 08 by accident. I have owned six Cadillacs, the last one being a $65,000 2005 sts. I was tired of waiting for Cadillac to come up with something new in that size. The 09 MKS cost $21,000 less than the 05 sts. Although not as agile and fast as the Cadillac, I find that I don't really need all that performance at the margins. Simply put, this car has the best stereo and navigation system and is the quietest, most comfortable, most commented-on-by-strangers, most fuel-efficient (for its size) car I've had. I drove 4,000 miles in ten days with nary a crick in the neck nor stress in the lumbar.

great american car

5
RC in Tampa on 10/30/2009

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 have had the MKS for 4months and have thoroughly enjoyed it-The handling and styling as well as the high-tech features are impressive-I receive a compliment on how it looks from people on a weekly basis asking me what kind of car it is-I am pleased that I purchased it over the foreign selections I drove

2009 Lincoln MKS 4dr AWD

4.3
Winton on 10/16/2009

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

The car glides and handles effortlessly. Lots of interior room both in the front and back. The Sync and Navigation systems are easy to use and work great. I feel it's a good car for the money (despite the review from Edmunds) and would definately buy another one!

like driving a boat

2.8
jp on 09/12/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

have leased this car 6 months ago took it down south to the mountains and it was a very big disappointment the handling or lack of it makes me very sad about my decision to lease this vehicle

Are you kidding me?

5
Gary on 08/30/2009

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

There is no car on the road better than this one for the price. I decided to trade from my Caddy CTS and was ready to go back to previously owned models, and I've had them all. Infinity FX, Acura TL, Mercedes S and E series, Lexus LS, I could go on and on. If anyone had told me I'd end up with a Lincoln MKS I'd have laughed. I had decided on a fully loaded Lexus GS350 when I drove this car. My wife loved it, I was blown away by the technology and the combination of luxury and handling. What's the rap from the Editors? Good grief, there is no car on the road that compares at this price. Perfect combination of luxury and performance from a guy that loves both. Best car I've ever had.

Stealth Luxury

4.8
StkJck on 08/15/2009

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently was in the market for a replacement car since my 06 300 SRT* lease was up. Searched for used 2006 750LI and Audi A8 and decided on MKS. Price out the door was almost the same. I think it was only prudent to get something more practical but still wanted the toys and boy does this have the toys. My MKS is loaded plus has the optional wood trim package ($400). It is well worth it. It just highlights the luxurious interior.

MKS great car

5
mjc on 08/14/2009

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 can not understand why the "experts" say that this car is pricey. I challenge anyone to find a luxury car with all the electronics and features that the MKS come with for this cheap. My last two cars were Mercedes and BMW and the MKS hands down is more sporty, more comfortable, nicer looking, and better value by far. The 20 inch wheels is a must. Navigation and Audio sys. is second to none. Seats are the most comfortable seats I've ever sat in. rear camera is nice. Another thing the so called experts bash, is the acceleration. This car has plenty of power, I agree its not a dragster by any means but it has plenty of acceleration. Get more power they will complain about MPG!!!!!!

This MKS is Fantastic

4.9
Fantastic Car on 07/16/2009

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

This car is a pleasure to drive and have to disagree completly with the "experts". The ride is firm and comfortable, not like a tank like my brothers BMW. Options are endless and receive compliments on the looks and styling everyday. Except the fact that a american company has got it right on this one.

Fabulous Car!

4.9
Keith Dunbar on 07/06/2009

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

Really delighted with this car. I've owned Audis, Alfas and lately a BMW 7. This car is right up there with them and more fun in many ways. It feels every bit the luxury car that it is. On the freeway it is an effortless, remarkably quiet cruiser. In town easy to drive. Overall very comfortable, great cabin; a nice place to be. Lexus watch out, this car is every bit as good as your equivalent GS430; in fact it is better looking, has more style and breaks from the bland, mundane approach of its Japanese rival. Superb car all round, thoroughly recommend it. Test drive one and you'll be amazed. Remember, it is a luxury car; don't be put of by the journalists that don't measure it that way.

Lincoln MKS

5
Linda McLellan on 06/22/2009

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 have been extremely impressed with Lincoln MKS. It has excellant styling, comfort and performance. The technology that is available is awesome. I could not be happier with this selection after looking at the Lexus ES and the Infiniti M35, I am convinced that I made a wise choice.

Thank you Lincoln

4.9
D P Glusko on 06/20/2009

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

My MKS has exceeded all my expectations after 25 years of Town Cars and Cadillacs. I am still delighted after 7 months of ownership. The black exterior styling is eye catching, the Linen interior is sharp, roomy & comfortable, and the ride is rewarding around town & relaxing for the long haul. I was pleasantly surprised how enjoyable the AWD was to drive and the 6 speed transmission is smooth as silk after it gets to 2nd gear. Engine power & sound are very satisfying and the THX sound system is awsome. I completely disagree with the mediocre MKS reviews written by the so-called experts.

GREAT CAR

4.4
paulie on 06/11/2009

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

What is all the bashing about? The MKS handles the Ozark mountain roads at 60 MPH easily. There hasn't been one thing wrong in over 14K miles. OK. YOU show ME where you can get: Adaptive Headlights. Auto windhield wipers. Auto brights. Dual Sunrooof. Heated AND COOLED driver and passenger seating. Sync. Rear back up cam. Softest leather, other than one Lexus. AWD. Room for 5 and a living room sized rear seat. 275 HP on REGULAR. I got all of this for 41,000 in November. Come on, this is to easy. Now, you show me another that gives all this. You can't, so quit the bashing.

Pleasantly Pleased

5
gardnercha on 05/29/2009

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

Have had this car for 3800 miles and waited to write this review until I had some experience and a long trip before doing so. At first I was not happy with navigation maps not being up to date, but since have used it and love it. The ride is OK compared to my 2004 DHS Caddy that it replaced. The seats are more comfortable and fit my body so well I was less tired on long trips. I just drove it 2000 miles and got nearly 27 MPG overall. Very pleased with all the technology and would recommend this car to anyone in this price range.

New MKS

4.8
gary on 05/18/2009

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

Have owned MKS now for almost 2 months and overall I like the car. One very annoying thing is the steering wheel cruise control WITH NO CANCEL button (must hit brake pedal)? For a luxury car this is ridiculous when most lesser cars today include this feature. Ride is a little hard compared to 06 Cadi DTS it replaced. The economy on this car, though, is great ... haven't gotten less than 22 mi/gal yet! Also have not been impressed with the transmission which is not real smooth

First 180 days

4.1
wfalden on 04/29/2009

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

To date the car has performed as one whould expect. The six cyln engine is to small for the size of the car but does have surprising performance. The auto has great electronic features while the inside looks nice but at a closer glance a lot of cheap parts.

Pleased MKS Owner

4.9
GLS on 04/26/2009

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

I have had my AWD MKS for 2500 miles now. I am extremely pleased with how the car rides and handles. I have done alot of in-city driving, highway driving and have gone over the mountains in a snowstorm. The car passes all my tests. V-6 is sufficient for any situation. If you want a little more sporting feel, use the select shift. The car chews up bumps and makes you feel like your sitting in your favorite leather chair in the den basking in peaceful solitude. If that is what your looking for then the MKS delivers. In City fuel avg 17.4 mpg.

love that mks

4.9
wendell on 04/23/2009

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 looking,very sporty lux car. Good acceleration and braking.The AWD is the only way to go. Good road adhesion and very little body roll in spirited driving. Very tight turning radius for a large car. Love the radio and Sync.

Great Package

4.6
jacob on 04/05/2009

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

I really love the car. It has style,luxury appointments, and a thoroughly modern look. Ford learned alot from Jaguar,I feel they have incorpoated the same approach,quiet luxury. Even the dash looks like something Ian designed himself. Lots has been said about being underpowered. The engine delivers much to my satisfaction while keeping me away from the pump. It took restraint not to give this an 8 cylinder. Lincoln went the right direction, looking ahead to what gas prices will surely be again. MKS is not BMW and doesn't want to be, its more like Volvo meets Acura meets Lexus. Now meet Lincoln.

Highway cruiser

4.5
Frank on 03/20/2009

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

I drive a lot of highway miles for work and wanted a car that would make that as painless as possible. This car has met every expectation I had. Great ride, fun technology, great sound system, bluetooth and sync work flawlessly. The transmission needs some work and a few more miles per gallon on the highway, this car would be perfect.

MKS Is An Awesome Car

5
REWInAmherst on 03/15/2009

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

The 2009 Lincoln MKS is an awesome car. I have previously owned 14 Lincoln Town Cars and 1 Lincoln Aviator and rate the MKS amongst the best of those vehicles when it comes to my driving and ownership experience. I do a great deal of highway driving for my businesses and the MKS drives and handles very well and is a luxurious and comfortable experience over many hours spent on the road between destinations. My MKS has the "Ultimate Package" with all of the technological toys and conveniences which I appreciate greatly. I highly recommend the Lincoln MKS to everyone who is seriously interested in a true American luxury sedan.

Too Many Quirks in MKS

3.9
patty radvansky on 02/25/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned the MKS for 6 months & have had it in the shop 4 times. The week after I purchased car the radio would not come on unless I cut the car on & off several times, plus there is a very loud popping sound from the speakers when I first start car. There are constant rattles in dash. These problems have been going on since I purchased car. They are not certain of cause. Now I have a new rattle in the sunroof.The rattles are so annoying you have to cut radio up to drown out, since the radio does not work half the time this is a problem. Also cup holders are entirely too small. I have been in a rental 3 times since i purchased & currently in one now. Not Happy with purchase at all!

Great car, but needs more polish

4.8
LIZARDGIZZARD on 02/19/2009

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

I have had the car since Dec 2008 and love it. The car has great appeal, good power, roomy, with a great nav and Sync system and overall very comfortable. However, I have to agree that the opening to the truck is small, considering the size of truck is so enormous. In addition, I have had some issues that are annoying, but do not deter me for my love of this vehicle. The transmission is a little rough around the edges and would shift harshly depending on the throttle input. In addition, this car does not like the cold. Every time the temperature is below 20F, I am unable to get sound from my radio or the media center, until the car warms up.

STARSHIPS ARE REAL

5
droy on 02/12/2009

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 had a 2002 Continental I did not want to part with but wanted to stay with Lincoln. Choose to purchase the MKS (Tuxedo black, loaded) after 6 months of research and glad I choose to stay with the MKS vs. going with the CTS. Pleasantly surprised with the performance of the V-6 after reading some of the reviews. Car must be purchased with the 20" wheels which adds to the car appearance.

A Misanalyzed Great Car

4.9
Dave on 02/08/2009

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

We just purchased an MKS AWD model for my wife - she absolutely loves it! She loves the comfort, spaciousness, handling, performance, and level of luxury. Although not a techni, she finds the Sync system a user-friendly and awesome capability. Her car came with almost every option - it had suggested price of 45K, we paid 41K. I think the Edmunds reviewer needs to be taken with a grain of salt. He wrote a review based on what HE expects and wants from the car. My wife doesn't WANT his handling or performance; SHE likes "lower-level" handling (not crisp) and "less" performance (he calls it "lackluster"). Depending on what YOU want in a car, this is a great luxury car worthy of a look!

Big, Beautiful, Safe, and Equipped

4.9
Moms car on 01/31/2009

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

Big a best buy. If you are looking for a safe luxury large sedan, big trunk, and technology, this is the car for you. This is not the best handling but its good enough. If you want size and handling, you have to pay at least $75,000 for a European car. The trunk will hold a couple of strollers, groceries, and a big diaper bag its huge. The trunk hides all the mess that you carry and it’s safer to have things in trunk in comparison an SUV or crossover and it looks better too. The navigation is easy to use, the integrated mp3 is great the only thing I don’t like is the rear visibility, but it has a rear view camera.

Love my Lincoln

5
CheyenneB on 01/28/2009

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

I just cannot say enough about this car. I love it. I bought it in December because the lease was up on my 2005 BMW 530. Thank God I hated that car. I was going to buy an Infiniti but I wasnt impressed during the test drive. On the way home my husband and I drove past and i instantly fell for this car in the tuxedo black with the cashmere leather. The amount of options that come standard is insane. I almost bought the base model but I loved the push start. I average 21.2 mpg city with premium. This is by far the best car I have ever driven

Good Marks So Far

4.9
datagen on 01/25/2009

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

The car rides very smooth. Sometimes I think to smooth. Sometimes I have a hard time feeling the road. I guess I can chalk that up to driving less luxury vehicles. The differences from other vehicles just take time to get use to. The narrow rear window and high shoulders have made me adapt other processes that makes me safer on the road. The rear camera is a must, but do not depend on it totally. Always check the mirrors and all around the car. The power is there and smooth as well. No raising of the front portion of the vehicle. It's like it glides up to speed quickly. Sometimes I feel like that I am in a starship and am pulling away from those who are behind me. Fuel economy 18-21 city.

Loses some of its Lincoln charm

3.4
ponchoman49 on 01/20/2009

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

Just bought the new Lincoln MKS. The letter names car manufacturers are all going over to are getting confusing. Even the saleman had to think a second when I asked to see the MKS. That aside, this car provides reasonable performance, ride comfort and room. The electronic features are worthy such as SYNC which lets you store a load of songs on board and talk hands free on the phone. The front seats are comfy and rear legroom is abundant. The dash is well laid out and looks attractive. The exterior leaves me a bit cold however with it's plain slab sides and indistinct rear end treatment. The sides in particular are too plain and would benefit from a door molding to break up the tall doors.

I would purchase this car again

4.8
bartalian on 01/05/2009

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

I purchased my MKS in Aug, I have 12,000+ miles on it. Needless to say I spend a lot of time driving and I have been very happy with this car. I test drove Cadillac CTS (great tech,too small) STS (2008 had very few tech options, and a floating ride). I had a 2005 Chrysler 300C and loved that car, but nothing had changed in 4 years. I choose the MKS for a number of reasons. Aggressive appearance; loads of tech (Direct Ipod/Iphone support, Bluetooth, GPS, etc) Cooled seats. I avg. 23 miles in mixed driving which I am very happy with. Buying a 1st year model is always going to have issues and I have one too. The driver's side door has problems unlocking. Waiting for part to arrive.

$45000 car & 10 cent key fob

4.9
RBE on 12/31/2008

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 purchased the MKS car after coming out of a town car. (I'm 6'2") After extensive research, I found the MKS to be the best luxury vehicle that provided adequate interior room and still be somewhat sporty. So far I'm very please with the ride, performance and looks. The big discount also helped. I'm getting about 22.1mpg in town.

Lincoln MKS

5
sean on 12/27/2008

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 traded in an V8 LS for the MKS. At first I thought the V6 wasn't going to be quick enough, but after driving it I found it to be quite fast. The navigation is second to none and extremely easy to use. The handling is a little different then the LS but in a good way. It's a tad smoother and hugs corners just as well. The size of the interior is a big selling point for any family of four or a group of adults. The leg room and sits are near perfect. I plan to own this a very long time unless that Eco-boost engine is really something else. overall I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. kudos ford/Lincoln.

Quality and Value

5
MrMason on 12/14/2008

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

Feels like a much more expensive luxury car, gets a great reaction from people who look it over. A joy to drive with all the bells and whistles. Looked at BMW and Audi but didn't see enough of a quality and performance difference to justify the large price difference. Great value! Even a crooked Southern senator would love it

Door Lock and Brake Problems

4.4
SBU on 12/05/2008

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

I enjoy the design and comfort of the new MKS but it seems that there are still some mechanical issues to be worked out. I have driven only 800 miles in my new car and already have had to have the front brake lining replaced due to poor initial installation. The driver's side electronic door lock has also broken and the replacement part to fix the problem has not even been built yet (according to my dealer). I must now manually unlock the door each time - not fun.

Power and gas mileage

5
David Muller on 11/29/2008

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

All being already said about the car in other reviews, I'll just say that when my wife drove the car for the first time she was so very impressed with the handling and the smooth ride that I was taken back by her reaction. She normally says a car is a car! The engine power is excellent and having had two Continentals with V8 engines, I really can't tell that I'm driving a V6. I have about 3500 miles now and just drove south on I-95 to FL going the speed limits (55-70) and got a max 31.4 MPG (29.5-31.4 avg. depending on speed)using regular unl. fuel. The car was carrying 4 adults with a full trunk of luggage.

My MKS mistake

3.8
John on 11/06/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I ordered my MKS online in March, 2008. Because of the color(white it wasn't going to be in production until Mid-July. It didn't go into production until Mid-August. This was okay with me, however I wanted it before October 1st to take on a planned vacation. It arrived around Mid-September with 45.3 miles put on at the factory. It was the first time I ordered a new car from the factory and was very disappointed that it was driven by someone other than me on the highway. It took the excitement out of the experience. At first I wasn't going to accept it and after a few days I did. Upon close inspection I found 16 flaws in the paint. I feel I made a mistake purchasing an American car.

Excellent vehicle

5
Mex-I--CAN on 11/02/2008

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 got this vehicle in October, My first impression was the interior quality which is very good, the interior design is very appealing and has a lot of tech features which I found very useful. Performance is above-average for a large sedan of this size. Fuel economy has been average or better.

Another notch to put on Ford's gun

4.8
datagen on 10/25/2008

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

As with many Ford products, many do not know how good Lincolns are. I have a 2004 Taurus, a 2006 Zephyr, and now my 2009 MKS. After doing the research at the Detroit International Auto Show this year, I order this car the following month. I have had it about 2 weeks now and I can tell you, it was worth the wait. You can see and feel the styling and luxury in this vehicle throughout. You can appreciate the long hours involved in the designed and engineering. There is no doubt that you get a lot of car for the money. I am current getting 18.3 mpg in the city. Not bad for a AWD.

Smile big when they stare!

4.9
S Posey on 10/23/2008

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 52 and have owned only GMC products in the past, so having a Lincoln / Ford product in my driveway says a lot for the MKS! I had driven every Cadillac, Toyota, Nissan and Buick known to man and this loaded beautiful Tuxedo Black Lincoln MKS won my heart. Such an awesome vehicle for the price. Fun to drive, a sports car and luxury car rolled into one. The leather seats are unbelievable,SYNC, bluetooth phone, THX stereo, adaptive headlights and cruise, front and rear assists,Media Libary to play all my favorite songs, name it... this car has every known wish list you could ever need! Did I mention 23 mpg at 1900 miles? And it will only get better. LOVE IT, LOVE IT !Join the FAMILY !

Cross Country trip

5
popeye1250 on 10/21/2008

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

Just got back from Reno, NV to Myrtle Beach S.C. and the odometer has 7,200 miles. You can do 90 mph in this car very comfortably. (in Wyoming) I averaged 26.6 mpg for the trip doing 80-85 most of the time. I got 28 mpg doing 70 for a good stretch so milage does improve with more on the odometer. Very comfortable car to ride in cross country! Engine and transmission performed flawlessly in the Rocky mountains. More than enough power. There were 3 of us and we had plenty of room for luggage. Gas mileage has inproved dramatically from when I had 1,000 miles on it! I ran it with "regular" gas. Changed the break in oil at around 1,800 miles.

Not a Towncar

4
Sim on 09/23/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

After leasing Town Cars for many years, I leased an MKS front wheel drive. Interior is luxurious, and sound system is excellent. However, there is poor rear window visibility as head rests block a smaller rear window. A 6 cyl, only getting 13.5 miles per gallon! Used to get 18 on my 8 cyl Town Car! It is very lumbering and no agility in its handling. Feels like a boat - but a beautiful one.

Critics are wrong

4.6
Mike on 09/20/2008

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

I have had my MKS AWD for 2-months and absolutely love it! The ride, handling, looks, and performance are second to none. Comparing this car to a Lexus ES-350, Volvo S-80 etc. is a joke. Daily driving does not require the use of a skid pad or some bogus zero to sixty times. Nice job Lincoln!

One Great Lincoln

5
baffled on 09/19/2008

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

Had the MKS AWD about a month now and I still can not believe I got this much vehicle for $47000. All the luxury competition in size is more money and none of them offer the technology of this auto. The interface between the navigation, phone, travel link, climate control is all voice activated. Heated and cooled front seats with heated back seats standard. Adaptive cruise control, headlights that move when you turn, front and rear parking sensors with a hugh screen back up camera, heck you can even download about 2400 songs to the car. Drives great with a nicely tuned suspension that is a great cross between sporty and highway cruiser, plenty of power. Shift yourself trans. Great car

Ford Hits One Out

5
JD on 09/16/2008

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 the car that shows when pushed to the wall Ford can put out a very competative product. Before purchsing the MKS, I test drove the CTS, DTS, ES,Lucerne and Jaguar XF and I can say that the MKS has the best driving characteristics of the bunch save the XF. The car is very aggressive in appearance and performance and will surprise many with its accelration and handling. Don't be dissapointed by the 275 HP six cyllinder power plant as it is more than adequate. You will not lose this car in the parking lot. People who ask me about the car are surprised that this is a Lincoln. The car is worth serious consideration in this segment and with 1200 miles on the odom mph is above 21 mpg

Lincoln got it right!

4.9
popeye1250 on 09/05/2008

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

Traded in the venerable Mercury Grand Marquis for the MKS and thought I was spoiled with the Mercury's ride. This car has a supurb ride and handles like a sportscar at the same time. The interior is more roomy than a Caddy STS and very comfortable! Excellent ergonomics! The "Bridge of Weir" leather from Scotland is absolutely the best and the recycled ash on the dash is exquisite! This car will go far faster than I'll ever need to go but it's fun to punch it at 25 mph and be doing 60 in about 3 seconds. Everything, paint, fit, finish, electronics, sound is incredable! And they tell me that after I have a few k on it that it will get up to 29 mpg highway. This is how cars should be built

Nice Car, But Quality Control Problems

3.4
EEG on 09/04/2008

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

The 2009 MKS has a lot of technology within the vehicle, but suffers from Ford/Lincoln quality. My new MKS has several issues which should have been detective by the dealer. First, paint is missing on the rear bumper cover seams, one side of the bumper cover is not flush with the 1/4 panel. There is a bur/bump on the edge of the trunk by the rear window. Also, there is some beige splatter underneath the clearcoat on the front fender and a crooked spreaker grille on the front dash. Having owned Acura, Lexus and Mercedes and all have been flawless, this is a huge letdown. The dealer now has to repaint/realign all these issues and the paint option was an additional $590. I will stick to the imports

New owner

4
dlsexec on 08/30/2008

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

We recently took delivery of a loaded MKS. The first thing you notice is the seating position is upright and high like a crossover. This is fine but takes some adjusting. The ride is sometimes a tad bouncy but nothing serious. The FWD is tight, effortless and about neutral on under/over steer. We also own a Lincoln LX and 7 Series BMW. The MKS is between them but much closer to the LX in ride. Gadgets are more than normal and trim level is way above average for a US product. All in all not a bad deal, but a long way away from the 7 on drivability.

Lincoln MKS-Great Car

4.8
Ray on 08/20/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

To begin, I just purchased my MKS about a month ago so it has not been time tested in terms of overall quality. However, I have driven it over 1,000 miles in both city and highway conditions and found it just fabulous. No quality problems whatsoever. This car is not the “doggie Town Car”, but it has the comfort and better performance. It may not take the 0 to 60 record but, it’s comes close to the Lexus LS series and has plenty of power when you need it. I have the fully equipped model with the “Ultimate Package”, that I highly recommend. Again, price comparing this car to the Lexus LS or ES series, you get a far better value equally equipped. It's not the old man's Town Car.



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