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Old 04-02-2011, 08:28 PM
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2011 MKX impressions

We have been thinking about a replacement Daily Driver for our 98 Mountianeer.

So we drove one of these today. We both thought it was pretty good. Not fully loaded but close to it.

Back up camera, nav, my touch and I think the sync but we didn't mess with that.

Drove on the interstate, seems pretty smooth and quiet.

So what does everyone who has looked at these think? Would you buy it? Any dislikes?
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Hello Senix,
One thing to look out for is the infamous cold start tick with the 3.7 engine. Some of Mustang owners with this engine are reporting the cold start tick issues. My wife has a '11 Edge with the 3.5 and it exhibit's this same problem since the 3.5 and 3.7 are basically the same engine. Ford is investigating the problem.

So my recommendation is to cold start one of these vehicles before purchasing and if it exhibit's this problem (sounds like marbles rattling in the engine) you can make a better informed decision on purchasing one or not.

Good Luck...
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Great, thanks. I did hear of that tick mentioned somewhere else. I think we are trying to hold off till around Christmas anyway. See if we can get a leftover 2011 at a good price.

Maybe they will have that figured out by then.
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Wife and I are looking hard at the MKX to replace her '08 Nav. She drove one yesteday and liked it ok--just not anything like a Nav. I believe we will probably get one in about 2 weeks, if we can find the color/interior she wants. One thing, if you don't need the heated/cooled seats, an Edge is pretty much the same thing and you can option it out to most of what the MKS has for about 4-5 grand less.
There has been a lot of forum conversations about problems with the nav system--both complexity and reliability. It is way above my ability to work it, but the salesman who gave us the demo ride could work it just fine.
I believe it to be a good vehicle.
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We looked at the edge as well. For what the wifey wants on we are just going to get the MKX. It will pretty much come with it all on there.

She really didn't like the looks of the edge front end.

We are trying to hold out and see if the rebates creep up when the 2012 model hits.
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I have heard some rumors that the 4 cyl ecoboost may be available in the 2012? You can get the 6 cyl eco in the MKT, but that is getting back to Nav territory. I would guess the MKT will eventually be the successor to the Nav?
I have looked at a couple of Limited Editions 2010 MKTs--pretty nice units and another 4-5 grand less, but the dash technology just doesn't compare.
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yeah, the dash is the downside to picking up a 2010. We have completed ruled that out.
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Any idea what the cutoff is for ordering a '11?
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no I don't but I would think this month...
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Thanks. Googled it, found several lists that say 6/1.
Worked hard yesterday with a dealer in Dallas, trade on our '08 Nav was way low-ball. Gotta rethink this.
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too bad...I am in a better position. Both my truck and car will be paid off soon. I am not trading either in, this will just be an outright buy.
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I'm sorry, what is "paid off"?
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not oweing anymore on the loan.
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Oh, never had one of those...
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gotta pay extra is about the only way..I pay about 50 extra a month.
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