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  1. 17MKZ3.0TT

    First Time Lincoln Owner

    Nice! Love that color. That was my first choice, but I got tired of waiting and went with black/black.
  2. 17MKZ3.0TT

    First Time Lincoln Owner

    Looks like it says 2.0T on the back? Love the color, never seen one in the flesh.
  3. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Lincoln BEV

    Perhaps, but what if you find yourself with a good/better place to recharge 1-25 miles from where you are? As an avid rider, I have had a few cases of having to really back it down when zooming it into a strong headwind and the next gas was perhaps just out of reach when I had to put it on reserve. One time in the 70's I rolled into late on a Saturday evening in the general vicinity of Rolla or Cuba, MO. A lot of places still closed on Sunday back then, and I'd have been looking for a motel or a farmer willing to sell a few gallons from his tank.
  4. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Lincoln BEV

    I'll possibly consider an EV at some point, but I'm not interested in buying the Wright Brothers 3rd plane. Plug-in Hybrids make so much more sense. I just finished a (not unusual) 300+plus mile weekend with nights parked at an RV trailer w/30A service. That's plenty for HVAC, electronics, appliances, etc. but not while a car sucks teat at the same time., and not when the golf cart gets plugged in late Sat. evenings when I get back for the evenings.
  5. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Lincoln BEV

    I'm curious, do most MKZ/Lincoln Sedan owners have additional 4-wheel vehicles? If I could only have one 4 wheel vehicle, it's be the biggest, "Ford Suburban" luxobarge made, since I will always want to load something too big for a sedan/SUV in the back. I have a nice sedan because I always have a PU or van as a second vehicle, and a two-seater & MCs for fun scoots and nice weather cheeseburger foraging. Does Lincoln perhaps believe the new world order will get rid of second children and vehicles? I don't golf, so maybe I'm just missing something obvious like, "a Navigator/Aviator" holds a golf partner, two bags and two indentured caddies?😏
  6. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Lincoln BEV

    Sadly, it's another SUV. The Lincoln rep was on Stuart Varney's show (SX/Sirius Fox Biz Ch.) this morning to hawk it. Stuart pointed out it's what Lincoln is proposing, but asked if it's what their customers want. She blew it off with a quick, "We believe it is." In my case, she's wrong. I usually keep my "nice sedans" for 3-5 years, and I'd be replacing my MKZ this year while it still has less than 35k miles on it. Since Lincoln dropped sedans from the brand, I'll just change the cabin filter and let it go at than. Someday if I need an SUV, maybe I'll consider one of theirs, but for now, maybe I'll wait a year to see how the chip shortage thing works out and then replace my truck instead.
  7. I can verify the battery is bad, as it cannot be charged above 12.9V, but so far I haven't gotten any messages. I'm going to the dealer to replace it and make sure it gets properly pro-rated, just haven't had time lately.
  8. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Facebook group

    I run with 18" aftermarket & snows in Winter and the OEM 19" the rest of the time, so that I can get bashed 2x on FB. Seriously, I couldn't post that on a FB site because I'm barely a week into a 30 day FB Jail term. A snowflake made 4 BS posts in a row on a thread, and I corrected him in a kind & loving manner with hardly a mention of his suspected IQ and parent's marital status and % of human DNA. That's called bullying if you are a conservative, or bravery if a liberal. Cool thing about FB Jail, food & sex is the same, and I can come & go as I please.
  9. I'm starting to wonder if the Motorcraft batteries are less than stellar. On my 2017 3.0T, I had the battery fail (shorted plate, according to the 3 hr. test) under warranty around 16~17 months ago. My booster box wouldn't get it going but my old reliable Sear charger/starter set to stun for 30 seconds let it crank and the charging system brought the system voltage above the 13v point right away so I made an appointment & drove it to the dealer right away and got a ride back home. Replaced under warranty and all was fine until my "report card" after the dealership oil change said, (rpl. battery immediately). I pointed out how new it was as and accepted the car as is. Short story, I've put the battery on a 4A max charger/maintainer with an automatic high-freq. mode 3 times, and it's calling "fully charged" at 12.9V instead of the usual 13.3~13.4v I get with my other cars & a spare deep cycle RV one. Going to let them rpl. it with whatever battery pro-rated warranty it still has (car out of warranty now) and eat the labor, I guess. Like 6 of the 7 Dwarfs, I am not Happy.
  10. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Pop ups and ads - annoying!

    Running Chrome on my laptop. Other than the usual giant banner ad at the top of the page & slightly smaller one at the bottom, really nothing in the way of ads. Just FYI.
  11. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Oil life & Remote Start

    Great info, thanks. I'm sure it will help those who were using it and wish to continue! MKZ / MKZ Hybrid 2015-2017 Hermosillo July 28, 2014 through September 5, 2017 should let folks know if their MKZ is affected, and their mfg date should be in the upper left corner of the drivers;s side doorframe sticker, near the VIN.
  12. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Tire Choices

    Nice, thanks for the report.
  13. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Tire Choices

    How is the noise level? The four Blizzak's I put on for Winter-only driving are pretty noisy at slow speed in a sharp to medium turn, but I wouldn't dream of giving them up.
  14. 17MKZ3.0TT

    2017 showing "audio off" and no sound

    Like bbf said, maybe the dealer? A scheduled dealer stop might be just the minimum shop charge. I'd call your regular dealer and ask the service writer if it sounds like something they would be willing to put on their equipment while you waited if you had an appointment. If you have been a regular and hopefully they have a full crew in the back, you may be surprised. Seriously, I have my favorite Service Writer at the local Ford dealer (no Lincoln place near by) and I don't even stop in for an oil change without around $30 of fresh, bakery donuts for him to spread the wealth "in back" (he knows to never forget the parts guys & cashier). Bribery? Hell no, I just want to be known as the donut guy when I need help, not the retired prick who comes in all grumpy because his !#$%^& car/truck needs something. My superhero costume is, "Politeness Man"
  15. 17MKZ3.0TT

    Loss of 3G Support in 2022 ?

    I can kind of see both points, but I've already accepted my next car won't be another Lincoln because Lincoln doesn't want to make cars anymore. It makes it less stinging to let go, and I've never used the app anyway since I'm content with the on-board info and a little green light on the fob to tell me my out-of-sightline car started remotely. I spent good money for my full-size 9-passenger van that allows me the luxury of a nimble 400HP panoramic roof sedan when I don't have cargo or lots of friends when I volunteer to being the designated driver. Regaining an app in the future wouldn't make up for losing a sedan.
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