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  1. 3 points
    The junky blue '62 has been reborn as a period-style custom, and I also recently wrapped up a crusty '41 Connie lead-sled
  2. 2 points
    1984Poke

    2019 Due ?

    Update: As it looked like it would be February before I would get the 2019 Reserve II MKZ Hybrid that I ordered last October (and was mistakenly NOT actually ordered by the dealership until almost Thanksgiving), I bought an identical (except for exterior and interior colors) 2019 MKZ Hybrid off my Lincoln dealer’s lot today, getting a really good deal as well as excellent financing through LAFS. Darling Wife and I drove it off the lot at 1645 this afternoon. It is in my garage now. It has Infinite Black Metallic paint (first time in my life ever to have a black car!) and a cappuccino interior. The ‘Z I ordered two months ago was Rhapsody Blue with the ebony interior, but everything else on the car I bought today is the same as what I ordered in October. I always shied away from black cars as I thought they would be too difficult to keep clean. However, I figured it would not be appreciably more difficult to keep a black car clean than the dark Rhapsody Blue color, so I decided to give black a try, given that this car was available to put in my garage today (and given that I didn’t know how much longer the really low LAFS interest rates were going to be offered). Besides, I thought, some pinstripes would look really sharp on the metallic black paint that adorns the sculpted lines of the MKZ! The dealership is not holding me to the Rhapsody Blue ‘Z that I’d tried to order in October. They will put it on their lot and sell it when it arrives. So...I turned in my leased 2016 MKC this afternoon (within the three-month “Early Bird” lease termination window) and drove away in a shiny new black 2019 MKZ! Happy, happy.
  3. 1 point
    Scott

    New Owner - 2017 MKZ 3.0 AWD

    Hi All! I recently traded a 2017 MKC for the 2017 MKZ with about 15K miles. I drove a MKZ FWD 3.0 as a service loaner and that was all it took. I gave up a few options on my trade in, but got the drivers package, which I really like, and of course the 3.0TT.
  4. 1 point
    car mpg / gas pump mpg 42.4 45.0 40.1 36.4 42.5 40.4 40.2 38.1 42.1 38.7 41.9 39.7 39.1 42.1 No idea what's going on. Probably the same computer guru wrote this code that did the stock market black box trading code. I've left Trip 2 untouched since I got the car and it's showing 41.1 mpg over the last 2,000 miles. I've watched EV miles and those sort of make sense when considering if the majority of driving was stop & go or 70 mph.
  5. 1 point
    darkstar

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    Agreed and this is the reason I wanted to run either HPtuners or SCT. I thought we would be able to gain more power from what LMS left on the table, but so far that is not the case. I am not at all disappointed with Torrie. He is an incredible tuner with great customer service. After spending an additional $450, 2 months and tens of hours loading/ datalogging tunes and beating the hell out of my car the gains were nothing. Thats whats frustrating. The shifting was getting better at the end of the revisions but after running the last tune for awhile, it started to feel like something was wrong, like there was a boost leak or something robbing power. Switched back to lms tune and it went away and has been fine for over 2 months. I will probably mess with the Unleashed tune when it warms up again and see if the issues come back. But thanks to me bugging the hell out of Torrie for 6 months and him bugging SCT and HP tuners there is now another option for the MKZ at least.
  6. 1 point
    Airflow

    Trunk Recalibration

    Sorry to hear it if your story is truthful, but I have a 2017 with 10,000+ miles and I have not had one issue with the car since taking delivery. A Honda is a very basic vehicle for getting from point A to point B compared to a Lincoln. The comfort, power, features, and space are not even worthwile comparisons.
  7. 1 point
    bbf2530

    Trunk Recalibration

    Hi Redline. Sorry you're having issues with your MKZ. Considering the amount of time your MKZ has spent at the Dealer, number of dealer visits and severity of the issue, you should Lemon Law your vehicle. Steps to do so are in the Owners Warranty Guide you received when you purchased your vehicle. Hopefully you are still within the 4 year/60,000 mile Bumper to Bumper warranty and did not wait too long to complain and get this advice. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  8. 1 point
    DeeCee

    Hello!

    I told my dealer that if they wanted to put one of their dealer ads on my car they will have to pay for it. They didn't even want to negotiate for a fair price. I don't believe they should expect free advertising. And they are a good dealer.
  9. 1 point
    SAH62

    New Owner!

    I just bought a 2019 3.0 AWD Reserve II. I'm looking forward to learning and contributing to this community as best I can. I also own a 1970 Mustang and have been administering a registry project for 1968 - 1970 428 Cobra Jet Mustangs for roughly 20 years. Nice to meet you all.
  10. 1 point
    DeeCee

    Hybrid MPG

    Out on the highway just accelerate from 60 to 70 and then let up on the gas pedal and the car should switch to electric if you have the software update installed.
  11. 1 point
    SAH62

    New Owner!

    Thanks, all! Mine is Magnetic Metallic (dark gray) with a Cappuccino (tan) interior. Here are some pictures from the Lincoln web site.
  12. 1 point
    Izzy3906

    2019 Due ?

    Looks Good. Now where ever you park it would be recognize by everyone you know HAHA.
  13. 1 point
    1984Poke

    2019 Due ?

    Ok, just got the pinstripes put on it today. Let me see if I can figure out how to put a picture on here. I realize others’ choice of color may differ from mine but I think it looks good on shiny Infinite Black Metallic paint!
  14. 1 point
    FunktasticLucky

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    I have no idea. I bought mine brand new and I just set the cruise control and go. But yeah in the summer time driving to and from Oklahoma to Omaha I get 30+ always. Leaving Asheville, NC and driving to OK my first fill up was 37 lol. But that was a lot of down the mountain. I did take her for a pretty decent break in drive after I took delivery. Drove 400 miles to my mom's and then 400 back within the first 3 days of owning it. And I didn't beat on her for the first 3500 or so.
  15. 1 point
    Smokestone10

    What’s your next car?

    My next car will be a 2018 MKZ. In about eight years when I can get one with 112k on it like I did with my 2010. 🙂 Or maybe I'll find a nice low-mile Continental Black Label. I have a few years to make up my mind.
  16. 1 point
    MKZMark

    2019 Due ?

    I may have to do pinstripes after I see yours!
  17. 1 point
    FunktasticLucky

    2019 Due ?

    If you have the money and can swing it, I highly recommend you find a local detailer and have paint correction and a ceramic coating installed. It will make things so much easier in the long run to keep things clean and it will always looked waxed for you. I went on the more expensive side and got feynlabs self heal plus on mine. But you can do self heal lite as well. Or go with the super hard stuff like Kenzo or opticoat pro plus or something similar. Edit: Added some photos.
  18. 1 point
    Here is a link to the video, and there is a second one down a bit to check out.
  19. 1 point
    On the alternator the way I know if is bad or good is with the vehicle on disconect the negative side of the battery if the vehicle stays on it has a good alternator which means it is charging. If the vehicle dies you have a bad alternator.
  20. 1 point
    1steven

    Hybrid MPG

    I own 2016 mkz hybrid, brought brand new,always changed my oil since 30k miles and added tufoil,now 78k miles and with 8 round trips from NY to Florida/Georgia at speeds up to 75-ish (I'm no slow poke!),using only 87 octane gas, Average TOTAL mpg at 42.0 mpg. My average mpg with my 2012 mkzh before I sold it with same driving pattern and oil changes was 38 mpg.......and I still enjoy and have fun driving my car and always trying to improve my mpgs!
  21. 1 point
    JoeBrown

    LLSOC

    The original name was Lincoln LS Owners Club.
  22. 1 point
    “Notice the doors,” the vintage advertisement for the Lincoln Continental began. “And notice how they open. From the center, to make everyone’s entrances graceful.” View the full article
  23. 1 point
    Zalvern

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    He is serving jail time for the actions, and at this point I have no input in regards to his future but I know him hitting me wasn't intentional, which is an important factor on how to judge a person. The foolish mistake was just leaving me there, and that applies to anyone. Honestly what was messing me up prior to this event, was another foul person taking advantage of me financially, intentionally,who I once trusted (we've all been there in some way), and I view worse than the guy who hit me for precisely that difference. I had rid myself of the negative by focusing on my travel job and at least keeping my MKZ which brought joy and still within my budget to maintain. My MKZ was more enjoyable than said person, who tried to get me to drop the car in favor of her...well you see what my choice was when I woke up and got away. I was on my way to my goals of debt freedom, but the loss just accelerated my plans. If you really care for a car and the time spent, it's not easy to replace even with something identical. It's better to go into "fianacial wisdom mode", utilize all the disciplines you know that will better lifestyle in the long run, and be patient with the basic vehicle that gets the job done. Slashing the monthly payment, dropping back to regular fuel, and the place I work at is only 10 mins drive time (no highways so it's not like I'd even enjoy bigger power now). These are boons indeed that do not make me think "I wish time could go back" just to potentially save the car. This present and upcoming future will be better indeed. ...and that gentlemen is how you evolve and become a greater person from tough times!
  24. 1 point
    Izzy3906

    Ford Quick Lane oil change the works .

    I use the Quick Lane here in Temple TX and do the works which includes synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, fluid top off, battery test, filter and belt check. Everything for 39.99 So far they have done a good job.
  25. 1 point
    Congratulations...that blue is striking. We bought a similarly equipped 2017 2.0 AWD last month but without the Climate Package. Oh well..."You can't always git wha'chu woant." - The Roling Stones. We're very happy with the car. We replaced a 2009 Infiniti G37x sedan. We test drove all three (3) models: 3.0 AWD, 2.0 AWD, Hybrid. The 400 hp was 3.0 was, as my teenage son would say, "sick." But, the 2.0 was certainly no slacker at all in comparison. QUESTION: We have heard a rhythmic knocking noise that seems to occur after the car has been idling for several minutes - e.g., 10+ minutes. I'm 95% sure that it's coming from underneath the car. It seems to be loudest at the floor just behind the front seats. It MAY even be centered more toward the driver's side of the car. Has anyone else heard the same kinda thing? Any ideas? The sales guys heard it as well. We took it back to have Service check-out the issue and they came-up really small of course, saying they didn't hear anything. I don't know about anyone here, but I've NEVER met a Dealer's Service Department that I've liked.
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