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Lincoln MKX

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  • There are 17,576 possible combinations of 3 different letters.
    I don't think it's coincidence that 2 Luxury branded mid-size FWD/AWD SUV's happen to be called MDX and MKX.
    Ford should hope it gets sued to save them from this.

    The Base price sounds good, but after all those $2000 options, I don't see too many rolling out the door at the full-retail $44k. They just don't have the cred to pull that off.
    Better start planning the rebates.

    The Zephyr seems to have a good pricing strategy, with relative few options at reasonable prices and it's already the best selling Lincoln.
  • driverdmdriverdm Posts: 505
    I think that if you can have a Q45 and a Q7 than an MKX and an MDX can co-exist. If you can have an M45 and a M5 in the same segment, I think the same.

    The MDX can get pricy, but I for one, am good with the base model. It comes really loaded up. Just look at the feature list. I think an RX, similarly equipped is far more expensive since it starts at $38K. Similarly equipped the Lincoln may undercut it a good $4K which is a good chunk of change. It already undercuts it $5K base to base.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,699
    Don't forget the BMW M3/M5 and Infiniti M35/M45.
  • music287music287 Posts: 116
    My wife actually accompanied me to the Cleveland Auto Show last week. We were looking for a replacement for our fifth awd Chrysler minivan since they're not offering that version anymore. We're also close to being empty nesters so seven seats weren't necessary anymore. The MKX seems perfect to us: SOTA transmission and engine, hid headlights, heated and cooled front seats, powered rear hatch and 3.5 engine. More than that, we both had a strong emotional response to the car. I can't explain why that was so, but there were many cars that felt....blah! We're gonna get an MKX this fall. It's nice to be able to shop cars that have some cachet!

    Jay
  • simagicsimagic Posts: 84
    Per the above thread
    What's a SOTA trans and engine??????/Simagic
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,699
    State Of The Art
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Unless you absolutely must have that MKX grill, you might also consider the Ford Edge. The new Ford three bar grill is attractive too. Otherwise, the body lines are the same, and the engine, transmission as well, with most of the same options available...but for less dollars. Maybe even less depreciation.

    I for one do like the MKX grill, but I do wish the vehicle could have had more of the Aviator concept cues. (Oh well, at least it is not an 07 Navigator!)
  • timmbojtimmboj Posts: 123
    The features that top my wish list are HID's and those new-fangled cooling seats, both of which aren't available on the Edge (MKX HID's yet to be comfirmed). AWD and premium sound are up there too, but the Edge offers this. I prefer the Edge exterior, but love the MKX interior (I think that light wood, and beige color combination is beautiful -- and that steering wheel is absolute perfection! -- again that's just my thoughts). I've never owned an American vehicle, that I'm seriously interested in this Ford product is a good sign (I think the Zephyr is a knock-out too). At over $40K for a loaded MKX, the competition will get a look before Lincoln gets my money. Guess we'll all have to wait until this fall for the final product. Love that automotive anticipation though! :)
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,699
    Ford has never offered the cooled seats in anything except Lincoln products AFAIK, so don't expect those anytime soon in the Edge. I have them in my Aviator and while they're very nice, I don't think they're a deal breaker. I expect HIDs to be offered on the Edge and Fusion at some point but probably after 2007. At least they're offering navigation and the Vista Roof on the Edge.
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Just wanted to throw in a side note on "Cooled" seats... In Lincolns...They ARE cooled. Some competitors offer "Ventilated", which is really nothing more than an fan blowing air from the cabin.
  • "Ford has never offered the cooled seats in anything except Lincoln products AFAIK, so don't expect those anytime soon in the Edge."

    Wrong.
    You can get them in an Expedition.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,699
    I stand corrected, but I did say "As Far As I Know" which apparently isn't very far. Interesting that they offer it on the Expedition but not on the Explorer. They have them in the Aviator so it must be a marketing decision. I still wouldn't expect to see them on the Edge.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    ok when you see MKX use your name for MKX (It means Mark X). Also happening on the MKZ(new name of the zypher for next year) The Mark LT is just written out :shades: .
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    "Just wanted to throw in a side note on "Cooled" seats... In Lincolns...They ARE cooled. Some competitors offer "Ventilated", which is really nothing more than an fan blowing air from the cabin."

    Yes indeed - they are a Wonderful option, and I hope to never be without them. :cry:
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I agree with you. Schnazzy as these new Alphabet Soup names are, (which I hate on Cadillacs), Town Car, Continental, Mark, Cosmopolitan, Premier, Aviator, Navigator - these were all names that people immediately identified with and they felt good to write down on the Hotel Registration Form. :(
  • Totally agree. Give me a name, not a designation.
  • music287music287 Posts: 116
    Dear Host,

    In order to find this forum one must go to "Show All Lincoln Forums". You need to fix the link to the MKX forum because right now it leads to a "What is Ford Up to Now" forum.

    Back to the MKX. Can anyone confirm that the MKX will have hid headlights available?
  • onebaudonebaud Posts: 1
    I do not know where you are employed but I can tell you that you would love to see me come on the lot when the MKX comes out. I was going to buy a Lexus Rx330 early this year but I saw the MKX concept and decided to wait til October. I will be one of the first ones to order this car and I can hardly wait. Kudos to the Ford company for finally waking up.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Do you want it to have HID headlights, or LED lights - ?

    I would prefer the LEDs, I think they're state of the art, aren't they?
  • Is anyone offering LED headlights? I know many offer LED tailights.
  • According to the Lexus website, the 2007 Lexus RX and GX have HID, not LED.

    Per the Hyndai website, the Azera offers LED tailights, and the headlights are projector halogen.

    HIDs are all over the place.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Everybody is - Lexus is for one, I'll bet the new Camry has them. I believe the new Hyundai Azera has them, and I even think the Sonata does. They're all over the place.

    Does anyone have a good link to pictures on this car? I have only seen vague stuff so far.....
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Thus far, LED headlights have only been seen on concept cars. Wait, I think a new Aston Martin model may have LEDs in front, but I don't think they are the main light source.
  • ace35ace35 Posts: 131
    Actually the new 07 Lexus LS460 will be the first production vehicle to use LED's as a main source of light. pretty impressive.
  • Actually the new 07 Lexus LS460 will be the first production vehicle to use LED's as a main source of light. pretty impressive.

    While no Lincoln plays in the Lexus LS 4-- league, it's only a matter of time before technology introduced on Lexus' flagship trickles down to the more plebeian ES, then to the Toyota Camry.

    It's too bad Lincoln will seem an "also ran" when they get around to the LED headlights shown on the MXS concept. If the bean counters will allow the cost. Lincoln and Cadillac's advertising themes used to be "nothing could be finer" and "the standard of the world." No longer.
  • waltawalta Posts: 13
    I was just up at the lincoln.com, and used their "pre-design" for the MKX.

    I was kind-of shocked at the "future option" tease offered. Basically, "here are some really great options that you can't have in your 2007 MKX". :P What were they thinking? That a tease like this would actually make me want to run out and buy a 2007 MKX right away?

    There where indeed some things in their future option list I would really want, like Bluetooth and HID headlights, options that the competition already offers, but I want them now. :mad:
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,699
    Basically, "here are some really great options that you can't have in your 2007 MKX". What were they thinking? That a tease like this would actually make me want to run out and buy a 2007 MKX right away?

    Of course not. The idea is to survey potential customers and see which future options they would be willing to pay for. That will help them determine which features to add and how much customers are willing to pay for that feature. If a lot of people choose an option they'll be more likely to add it or add it quicker.
  • waltawalta Posts: 13
    The idea is to survey potential customers and see which future options they would be willing to pay for.

    But how does that help sell more 2007 models? :confuse:

    Ford could certainly do a survey, without adding unavailable options to their configure your own 2007 MKX. It is placing the list there, which really makes it a tease.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    One of Ford's problems is trying to be TOO responsive to what the wants and needs of the market might be. Take no chances before exhaustive polls. They gather reams of data on consumer preferences, do tons of focus groups, and gather feedback by the second on models already being marketed.

    It's got to be helpful, but I think it is also telling that so many of Ford's products have had very conservative updates and re-designs, and they have the fewest new products in the pipeline, beyond the planned conservative updates of the Super Duty, 500/Montego, the Expedition/Navigator, the Escape/Mariner, as well as the already out there unremarkable re-do's of Explorer and Focus.

    They are reduced to thinking that the Fusion now has really innovative styling (well, for Ford perhaps it does) when it is really not a styling standout against the 2007 Camry and Altima. It is a matter of personal preference, not standout innovation. Ford could use a sedan that sells as well as the Mustang does. Or even the lame duck Taurus.

    Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep takes risks and cranks out new models and redesigns quickly. Not every one hits the mark, but sales are good for the company. Meanwhile, Ford struggles to hold on to its dwindling market share and hasn't gotten any real traction yet. I suspect they'd be in a different place if the 427, the Forty-Nine (instead of that crazy T-bird 2 seater), Fairlane, Meta One, European Focus, and Lincoln Continental were all on the road now. Not all would have been sales blockbusters, perhaps, but they would have been seen as innovators like Chrysler.

    Further, seeing what people would pre-order is one thing. However, many companies equip their vehicles heavily with new features and people learn to want and appreciate them by using them. It's a different approach, but seems to serve some automakers rather well. The MKX deserves some innovation that will truly make it a wannahave when compared with its clone, the Edge.
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