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Hello from the sunny Michigan.

I’ve been a big fan of Saabs for years but now that GM all but killed them off, and my old ride started showing its age, I have bought my first Lincoln - a 2017 MKZ Select AWD. Was at first thinking of getting a Regal, but was told by a couple people that they could be problematic. Next looked at LaCrosse but it was not very enticing, the interior felt a bit cheap given the price, and the handling was pretty unimpressive. Also to be honest while I love the new exterior design of Buicks, the last generation looks a bit boring now. Finally drove an MKZ and loved the interior and the ride quality, also to my surprise it didn’t feel too underpowered compared to the v6 LaCrosse that we test drove. Hope to stick with it for years.

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Welcome to the MKZ Forum.  Let's hope that the MKZ doesn't go the way of SAAB.

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Welcome to the forum and enjoy your MKZ for lots of years.

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34 minutes ago, drolds1 said:

Welcome to the MKZ Forum.  Let's hope that the MKZ doesn't go the way of SAAB.

Yep. I'm with you on this one. I'd love to upgrade from my 9-3 to a 9-5 but I tend to keep cars long term and  it was going to be problematic maintaining a discontinued model built by a company that's no longer on the US market. Saab was a great car, not without its issues but very well executed, comfortable, sporty, reliable, nimble, excellent use of cabin space, great in snow despite even not being an AWD (well, great once you turn the traction control off...), and overall just a fun car to have.  But, it's time to move on... at 10 years and 135k miles things like window regulators and fuel sending sensor started to break and every time the repair was $200-250... couldn't even save money by doing it myself because getting the correct aftermarket part was a PITA, and the dealership charged so much for OEM, I could just as well be paying them for the labor as well.  I'm sure that the car will drive for another 50-70k miles, unless the kids total it.

Anyway, this is my first ever Lincoln and just a second Ford (after a long time) and so far I like the car a lot. As you said, let's hope Ford continues building them... I am one of the strange people who prefer sedans over SUVs.

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The MKZ should be around through 2021 at least, could be longer.  Let's hope so.

Congrats on the new ride, it's a great place to spend some time.  Welcome aboard.

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I also drove the LaCrosse before driving the MKZ and agree with your assessment. Not to mention that the salesman couldn't figure out how to get it out of park with that funky shifter.

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