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  • I haven't had it checked out with the dealer because I just purchased the car 2 weeks ago and the dealership I bought from was not close by. I thought maybe I just needed to get used to the new car.

    Sync does not support my new blackberry for text messages. Yes, upgrades through USB will be made available (at least that's what we're being told!). But the music and bluetooth features are pretty awesome so far!
  • I think it is safe to assume that the gas pedal vibration issue that you described is inherent to the vehicle. I just picked up a new 2008 AWD MKZ this evening. I felt the gas pedal vibration while driving it home(I live about 20 miles from the dealer)
    I found it extremely annoying. I should have taken a longer, more thorough test drive before I leased it. Had I realized this I would not have leased it. It probably doesn't bother most people but I am a musician so I have a sensitivity to vibrations & frequency oscillation. Also: I had the heat up higher than I normally wood & my head was cold due to a slight draft coming from the moon roof.
  • doc15doc15 Posts: 37
    Thank You, I do appricate the feedback. I feel the vibration in the gas pedal, but my girl does not! Quess, just somrthing to live with. I feel having the dealer check it out would be useless. They would make it worse or screw something else up. Thanks Again.
  • I took it back to the dealer this am. On the way down I determined that the vibration occurs at 2000 RPMs. The dealer management & service manager were fabulous . The service mgr drove it with me in it & felt it. Afterwards he drove 2 others & also felt it. He concurred that it is inherrent. He checked all the service bulletins , web etc. & could not find anything on it. I suspect that most people would not notice it. As they had not yet processed the paperwork the dealer gave me another day to drive it and decide if I want to keep it. I don't think I could ask for more than that. I love everything else about the car so when I weigh it all out I come to the same conclusion as you. it is just something to live with.
  • myabemyabe Posts: 1
    I paid $26,500 after $2000 Ford rebates and $500 Ford financing rebate and got NADA for my trade in. My MKZ has no options at all, but is Build #2, with SYNC and rear back up sensing standard.

    Paul Cerame Ford/Mercury/Lincoln in St. Louis, MO.

    Edmunds review is out of date, as this model not only has Bluetooth capability, but it is voice activated. It also has back up sensing standard.
  • elrick2elrick2 Posts: 1
    Just purchased a new 2008 MKZ with Sync, HID, Moonroof, Chrome Wheels, THX. Used Costco car buying program and got it for $32,400 then $1500 rebate for final price of $30,956. Got 9300 for 2001 Acura TL, put money down and 5.99% financing for 60 months and payments at $318.00 a month.
  • Purchased a new 2008 MKZ FWD, Moonroof, Chrome wheels, THX. Had a 97 Toyota Camry with 194,000 miles for trade in. Final deal was $28,700 with .9% financing for 48 months.
  • bjp818bjp818 Posts: 12
    Lease offer: price 29,237 with sync, 500 down and 432 a month for 36 months. Seems a bit high for an 08 MKZ right?
  • rablawrablaw Posts: 16
    Seems high. I'm not the expert, like CarMan, but I just leased a 2009 MKZ, AWD, with Ultimate package, Sync, THX, Voice Nav, HIDs, for $486 per month, 36 months, 12K miles/yr. Nothing down except first payment, title, registration, bank fee.

    Ford has some type of rebate program - I believe $1,750 was the amount knocked off my price (can't recall the negotiated price, its in the car, car in pouring rain..., but was $35,400??)
  • bjp818bjp818 Posts: 12
    Looks llike you got a good deal...With taxes, I can walk away with the base MKZ 08 at 29,386 to buy. Same dealership that tried to screw me on the lease deal. I told them about edmunds and they were very forthright and claimed to honor this site as well as carsdirect.

    I'm gonna see if I can get a few dealerships to compete with each other and maybe I'll end up with the THX system for just a few bucks more. I'd feel good with an out the door price of 29,500 :)
  • cowbellcowbell Posts: 125
    I could not recommend the THX system more. It would definately be worth a bit more hassle to get.
  • rablawrablaw Posts: 16
    I agree, it sounds great.
    Last Friday the salesman offered (not in stock) an MKZ AWD with HIDs, THX, no other options for $500 per month. all other terms the same as in my prior post.
    Monday, he called me to say he had one with ultimate pack in stock and could go for $486 per month. Why, I asked? Because the weekend was bad and he needed to sell a car.
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 1,051
    If will take some time to read any leasing forum you will find that you should never negotiate the payment of a car, rather you should negotiate the selling price of the car. If you only negotiate the price of a lease payment you open yourself to getting into a bad deal.

    You need:

    Publicly Available Items
    Invoice Price
    Current Manufacturer Residual
    Current Manufacturer Lease Factor

    Items particular to your deal
    Selling price (in these car buying times you should be around invoice on most cars)
    Lease factor dealer is quoting you (dealers can mark this up)
    Dealer doc fees
    Local sales tax, and whether you pay up front or every month.
    Out of pocket money up front.
    2005 G35 Sedan
    2007 G35 Sedan
    2008 G37 Sedan
    2010 G37 Coupe
    2012 G37 Sedan
    2014 Q50 RWD

    2017 Q60 3.0t RWD
    2018 QX60 RWD
  • bjp818bjp818 Posts: 12
    So Lincoln has a 2500 cash back program that ends on the 31st. Should I try to negotiate I deal by then or should I wait until Labor Day to buy a car? How much under invoice do you think I can get? Thanks.

    Considering the 09s and even 010s will be out soon, I assume some good deals on the 08s will be coming up..
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 1,051
    09's are already here. In fact looking at the online inventory of the dealers here in the Phoenix area there are more 09's then 08's. The 09's only have a $1500 rebate.
    2005 G35 Sedan
    2007 G35 Sedan
    2008 G37 Sedan
    2010 G37 Coupe
    2012 G37 Sedan
    2014 Q50 RWD

    2017 Q60 3.0t RWD
    2018 QX60 RWD
  • bjp818bjp818 Posts: 12
    How much should I be willing to spend on a brand new 07 MKZ that comes with navigation, chrome rims, thx, and moonroof? There is one available in my area that's listed for 35,230.
  • cowbellcowbell Posts: 125
    A new 07, and wouldn't pay more than 31,000. You might even be able to get it for less than that considering 09s are already out.

    I got a similar loaded 07 about a year ago for about 32,500, so you should be able to beat that by a lot.
  • i bought my 2008 MKZ in late may 2008. have noticed annoying vibration getting worse at this point with 5000 highway miles. called 5 or 6 dealerships service dept, said knew nothing of complaints, and were even unaware of problem, hard to believe, then again no surprise. called one more dealer, asked me for my vin # put in computer and was amazed that just the way i described it came up on his screen. told me it involves an intake manifold, and casing, would have to order parts and was about a four hour job. called one more dealer srv, he told me it was a bracket that had to be replaced, and it would take one hour of work. anyway it seems they have a handle on the problem and it can be corrected. it amazes me over and over again, how many people have no problem with such an annoying situation on a 35000 vehicle.
  • Lance, please let us know if they fix the problem and how. I have had mine for almost a year now and have been very disappointed with the feel of this car. More annoying than the vibrating gas pedal is how when slowing down the transmission slams into the next lower gear and I get a big clunking sound. Of course, every time I bring it to the dealer it doesn't happen but it's an almost every day occurrence. Has anyone else had a problem like this with their 2008 MKZ?
  • ok here is another problem. 2008 mkz, 40000 miles on it all highway. i have been hearing and feeling vibrations in the transmission at all speeds. also had the clunking sound when it dropped a gear. i took it to a dealer other than the one i bought it from because i moved. its still under warranty for 10000 more miles. The dealor took a look at it and told me i had to leave it for a few days. Ok thats no problem, but they wouldn't give me a loaner because i didn't but it there! I just told them thats fine, i just won't but my next car there! get called from 4 days later telling me they did all this work to it, change gears, new clutch yada yada yada, but they still cant fix the problem so they have to order a new transmission to replace it! on a car thats not even two years old? give me break.

    So the car comes out of the shop a week and a half later....
    before the warranty expires and it falls apart on me i drive right across the street to the cadillac dealor and trade it in. This will be the last time a buy a ford product.
    now i know why ford is going bankrupt.
  • kimputer: vibration problem is fixed. what a difference. my dealer ordered muzzled bracket, and intake manifold. called me two days later that parts came in, and would take about 2 hours to install. waited at dealer for the repair, which took about what they said. seems the bracket was designed to be built in to the car at the factory, but was left out by accident on the assembly line. your missing that bracket and intake manifold. he showed me the parts before installing, consisting of two pieces with a bunch of screws and nuts. tell your dealer to look up on computer. drives much more like a Lincoln now. lance
  • rickrick Posts: 3
    Lance: I also own a 2008 Lincoln MKZ which I purchased in July 2008. I have the same problem that you experienced. I would like to go armed with the right information when I take my car to the dealer. Do you know if there is a TSB published and what the TSB number is? Can you provide me with the part numbers that the dealer ordered and installed in your car to remedy the problem. I would appreciate any help you can provide me.
  • rick: i am on vacation and have no info with me. the best thing for you to do, is to call RHEA FORD in MONTICELLO NEW YORK and ask for BRIAN in the parts department. he found the TSB# and ordered the parts. he will remember the problem for sure, and will give you the info you need. let me know when you resolve the problem. lance
  • Hi all,
    I finally found the TSB and brought my car into the dealership with the TSB. It's finally fixed! What a difference. Now it truly drives like a Lincoln should. Now if they could only figure out what's wrong with the trans...
  • Kimputer,

    Would you be so kind as to post the TSB # just in case anyone else is in need. Also, just curious as to what is going on with your trans?
  • The TSB # is 08-12-5.
  • I purchased a 2006 Zephyr on August 1, 2006. It has been flawless. Regular service with semi-synthetic oil and a change of plugs @ 95,000. Car has over 115,000 miles now. Waiting for the 2010's. Hope they will be as reliable
  • bobgwtwbobgwtw Posts: 187
    Glad to see your post. I too drive a lot of miles - 134,000 on an 06 Avalon - & I'm looking forward to taking a close look at the 10 MKZ. The Avalon has been dead reliable; 0 expense other than routine maintenance; but I believe the Ford product will be a better driving car.
    Can you tell me what kind of mileage the MKZ has been giving you?
  • I have a 2008 FWD MKZ. With city driving the onboard computer tells me 23.4mpg. My city driving is a mix of some interstate and city. On all interstate trips I'm getting around 28mpg.
  • In some cases, TSB 09-7-4 supersedes TSB 08-12-5.
    I was told that I needed repairs from TSB 09-7-4.
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