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    • I drove 14 hours yesterday, we decided to get it over with. The transmission exhibited an abrupt 1-2 shift a few times but averaging 72 mph for the entire trip I averaged 27.7 mpg, one reason is because on my way home a guy in a Honda Accord V6 drove straight up my tailpipe going around a long curve merging off of 290 West to get onto Rt 20. I put the car into sport mode and gav it some gas, now it's true the MKZ is no Sport sedan but it actually does better than other non Sport sedans in the twisties. He couldn't keep up and of course we ended up next to each other at the stop light where I figured I'd just let him go but no, I looked over to my left and he and his girlfriend looked like they thought they were going to whup on an old fart in his old fart Lincoln. The light went green, he gave it everything he had, I waited a sec before hitting the gas and then floored it and the car responded with the front tires screeching for grip and blowing by him like he went into reverse. What a waste of gas, I knew what the result would be and it went exactly like that but watching it happen it drove home the point that the way the MKZ sits right now if I race a stock 3v Mustang GT, a lightly or more modified 2v New Edge GT it isn't even going to be a race and it may very well scare a few gen 1 Coyote's if not give them a run. I'm trying to envision Lincoln execs as engineering has delivered to them a new 3.0 twin turbo that delivers 400hp / 400 torque, screw Ford it's about time we had some fun. I have seen other 3.0's on the road, but they are driven exactly like the 2.0's and 3.7's, very conservatively not that I expect them to be street racing but Lincoln has a rep for old folks driving slow cars.  I fully intend to use that when I go to Great Lakes Dragaway this Spring, I'm going to let the car cool down when I get there and I'm going to pick and choose a few Mustang's running what I think my car will run and then I'm going to ask them if they want a go. I'm pretty sure of the responses, like, you're kidding right? I simply can't wait, who would have thought I bought a new Mustang GT April 2018 and then I would trade in a lease for what I thought might be a 3.7 MKZ only to find out it's the mighty 3.0 twin turbo that turns out to put the same kind of smile on my face when driving, incredible. 😜
    • I disabled the function, I'll re-enable it in the Spring. 
    • Hi Pierce. With all the computerization and electronics on today's cars, battery life expectancy is 3-4 years.  Will many batteries live longer than 4 years? Yes, of course. However, conventional wisdom is to seriously consider testing/replacing the battery once you hit the 4 year mark. Good luck.
    • I have a 2015 MKZ Hybrid with 41,000 miles (bought new).  How long (and/or how far) should I expect the 12V battery to last?  Have some of you chosen to replace yours at a certain age and/or mileage, rather than to wait for clear symptoms (or a total failure without warning)? 
    • I have had a clearbra on my 2014 mkz hybrid and then traded up to the 2017 mkz hybrid and did the same for that car, and never regretted making that decision, as for chips I never noticed any on either car and since I am not an avid collector of insects, they easily come off the bra. Before the clearbra, I used the 2 piece bra which would collect dirt and pebbles which did leave some marks on the hood. Easy decision to go to clearbra
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