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Lincoln MKX



  • vinnieg1vinnieg1 Posts: 53
    I have a Lincoln MKX and the antenna isn't as strong as other vehicles. Stations especially AM are not coming in as clear. Has anyone had this problem? Any advice on where to get a stronger one?
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,511
    Anyone compare the 18 to the 20s? Most on the lot have the 20s, thinking of asking them to swap out for the 18s (better ride?, cheaper replacements).
  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929
    I'm very sensitive to ride harshness, but am very satisfied with the ride on my Mazda CX-9 with its 20's.

    A potential bonus of 20's is that rolling resistance is generally less for larger diameter wheels.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    I test drove both and would have taken the 20's if necessary. There wasn't a huge difference in ride quality but I found the 18's to be slightly better.
  • hamomhamom Posts: 13
    I have the 20 inch wheels and I love them! I test drove both and found the bigger wheels to have a nicer ride..just my opinion.
  • mhunschemhunsche Posts: 5
    I just picked up a new 2008 black MKX Limited with the monochromatic grill package, aftermarket ground effects and aftermarket 22" wheels. The larger wheels are quite comfortable with this car. They look great in the wheelwell and ride nicely.

    I'll post a photo in the next day or so. Prepare to see one of the most beautiful examples of an MKX you will ever see.
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    People have found that the 18 inch Michelin tire is more expensive than the 20 inch
    Pirelli. Go figure.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    Michelin vs. Pirelli - not hard to understand.
  • Any idea on when the mkx will receive a refreshing. Will it get the 3.7 woth more power than the current mks application, update interior and exterior, and a more sportier suspension to further differentiate it from the edge
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    2010 model year at the earliest - could be 2011. Should know more after the Detroit Auto Show in January. Not much inside info right now.
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  • corny1corny1 Posts: 1
    Howdy folks. I am thinking about buying an mkx. I am interested in what you guys think about the headlights on these cuv`s, great , ok, poor etc. Also does anyone know why you can not get a roof rack with the vista roof. There looks to be lots of room. Has anyone had an after market roof rack installed?

  • texasestexases Posts: 5,511
    Re: the roof rack, I'd be careful, there's the mechanism for the vista roof under the sheetmetal. We are happy with ours (no sunroof), as for headlights, they're fine, don't really notice one way or the other. I may have a different opinion later now that we're headed towards the longer nights.
  • I had a small pool of red fluid on garage floor under the engine of my 2007 MKX with around 12K miles. Took it to Ford dealership around the corner and they replaced transmission seal. All warranty protected. Smell began in a few days so decided to return to Lincoln dealership where we bought it. Replaced PTU seal. 5 minutes into the trip home turned on heater and the smell returned. Went back to the dealership the next day where I was informed that the PTU seal "did not take".
    The dealer kept the vehicle overnight after replacing seal the second time and did more testing before I picked it up the next day. So good....knock on wood.. Vista Roof okay so far (crossing fingers).
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,511
    Thanks for the info. Is yours AWD?
  • Oops...forgot to mention that it IS an AWD. Nephew leased an Edge, I believe a 2008, and it blew a bearing the other day. He is no mechanic so he could mean the PTU seal. F O R D......Fix Or Repair Daily.....
  • rayinnhrayinnh Posts: 1
    Does anyone know if a dealer can install an engine throttle back device so the engine will brake and slow the vehicle while on cruise going downhill. Similar to what I have on my Mercedes.
    Thanks, Ray
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    If you had bothered to read the owner's manual you would know that you can put the transmission in L and it will provide enhanced engine braking for - among other things - downhill driving.
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