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  1. 1984Poke


    Are you new to MKZ ownership? Or new to this forum? Or both? In any event, welcome!
  2. 1984Poke

    2014 MKZ - Emergency First Response

    What is “plasti-dipped”? I’m not familiar with that. What does it do, and how much does something like that cost?
  3. 1984Poke

    Kemal Curic

    I didn’t see a date on the Lincoln Media release. Is this a new appointment? That is, was Mr. Curic just appointed to this position? If so, congratulations to him.
  4. 1984Poke

    Who'da ever thought???

    For the most part, I’ve liked the 2.0L 2016 MKC Reserve I’ve had for almost 3 years. I like the features but there have been two or three annoying things. One is the folding side mirrors. Occasionally, the mirrors would “pop” repeatedly when folding out upon starting the engine. The mirrors would try to move to the pre-selected positions associated with my key fob but would keep going/keep moving. This lasted about 15 to 20 seconds. I took it in for service at the local Ford dealership and the problem was fixed for a while, but then it came back several months later. It happens only very occasionally, not constantly. Now (the last few months), there is a somewhat different mirror problem. I don’t get the “popping” problem much anymore but what I’m experiencing now is the mirrors move upon engine start but do not move to the correct positions no matter how many times I re-program the desired positions for my key fob. I have to re-set the mirrors manually to the positions I need almost every time I unlock the car with the key fob. I had been in touch with my Lincoln dealer’s service department (75 miles away) recently about getting that dealt with, but once I decided to order a 2019 MKZh and turn in the leased 2016 MKC within the 3 month “early bird” turn-in window, I decided to just live with it until my ‘Zh arrives rather than take a loaner for the time it would take to get the MKC fixed. (I've read about this issue in an MKC forum. It seems to be a major fix that involves disassembling the mirrors and re-wiring things. No thanks. I would do it if I were keeping the MKC but, given that I'm about to part with it, I'll just live with this issue for a bit longer.) Another annoyance has been a fairly constant rumbling sound from the left front speaker area when driving over rough pavement. That continues but I’ve ameliorated the issue a little by stuffing a plastic shim into a spot on the dash (an inelegant and temporary solution, I’ll acknowledge). There was another problem with the rear view mirror housing rattling but the local Ford dealer fixed that. My view is that a luxury brand vehicle should not have rumbles or rattles. I’ve also had the car not start twice due to a low/dead battery after 18 to 20 months of ownership (“lease-ship”??), requiring a jump start both times. Lincoln Roadside Assistance took care of the jump start both times and did so quickly, which I appreciated. After the second time, I got a new battery under warranty and have had no problems since.
  5. 1984Poke

    Who'da ever thought???

    Congratulations. I’m glad you like your MKZh! You’ll get spoiled by the mileage (if you aren’t already). While red is not my color, I must admit your MKZh looks great! I had a 2013 MKZh and really liked it! When its lease expired, I got a 2016 MKC. Now that my lease is just about up on the ‘16 ‘C, I decided to go back to the Z! I just ordered a 2019 MKZh (Reserve II in Rhapsody Blue) and can hardly wait for it to arrive (probably in January). Congratulations again on your ‘Zh!
  6. JoeBrown, I know you posted it earlier but that’s a long way back so I’ll ask you to remind us—what year is your MKZ and what engine does it have?
  7. 1984Poke

    2014 MKZ HYBRID

    Very glad you like it! I had a ‘13 MKZ-Hybrid and really liked it. Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting the pictures!
  8. Just to be clear: I didn’t really expect to be eligible for any $, given that I no longer own that particular car (2013 MKZ). 😄
  9. Can you still get the money if you no longer have the car? 😀
  10. 1984Poke

    Just want to say thanks!

    Excellent input and additional information, bbf. Thank you for your reply. And, yes, I did see your response to my panoramic moonroof question on the Blue Oval forum. I always like learning more about things that interest me so I appreciate your response. Thanks again.
  11. 1984Poke

    Just want to say thanks!

    bbf, I would posit that not having the LED lights doesn’t necessarily mean the MKZ is not well-equipped (at least not with the 2019 ‘Z models). You are doubtless correct that lack of LED lights on an MKZ would mean it’s not “fully” equipped because, in my view, that term means it has pretty much all of the options, bells, and whistles. I can’t speak to the Continental as I haven’t been in the market for one of those, but I placed an order for a 2019 MKZ Reserve II one week ago today, and I can speak to that model. As I recall, there are only 7 real options available on the 2019 MKZ Reserve II (other than accessories like cargo organizers, ash/coin cups, etc.), and 3 of those options are packaged together such that a customer cannot get one without the other two. The only true options available on the 2019 Reserve II MKZ are cargo net, engine block heater, inflatable rear seat belts, all weather floor liners, and the 3 items packaged together: panoramic sliding glass roof, 20 speaker Revel system, and LED headlights. (And I would happily have ordered and paid extra for the 20-speaker Revel system and LED lights for my ‘19 ‘Z—but NOT if that meant being forced to get the sliding glass roof, too. That was a deal-breaker for me.) Everything else—and I do mean everything else—is included in the price of the ‘19 ‘Z Res II, and that includes massaging front seats, moonroof, 14-speaker Revel system, heated steering wheel, windshield wiper deicer, rear power sunshade, auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, 7-spoke wheels, soft-close trunk lid, navigation system, etc. Oh, and paint color I guess also counts as an option for which one would have to pay extra, depending on the color chosen. My point is that an MKZ can be quite well-equipped even without the LED headlights.
  12. 1984Poke

    Just want to say thanks!

    If money is no object, go for the Continental but for me, personally, I would go for the ‘Z as it’s blue (and the ‘Z costs less and is a very good design) and as I don’t “do” red colors.
  13. Honestly, I don’t know the answer to that question, john6, so I will have to defer to someone else with more knowledge in that area than I have. Sorry, and good luck!
  14. Get the Z with the 2.0L engine. Unless you’re just really into high horsepower cars, you’ll find the 2.0 engine has more than enough horses and it will get a little better gas mileage to boot.
  15. 1984Poke

    2019 Due ?

    Thank you, bbf. I hope my 14-speaker system proves to be trouble-free. I guess I’ll find out in a couple months.... Thanks for the best wishes.