Lincoln Nautilus/MKX

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  1. Polara_500

    Polara_500 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Okay, I know this is a Mopar board and I'm not asking about one of them, but bear with me ennyhoo. My wife is wanting a newer vehicle that will not be as limited in the winter - yes, we live in northwestern Minnie Snow Ta, and on top of that we're on a rural township road that doesn't always get plowed frequently. Her 2010 Sebring convertible is the only Chrysler product she's ever had and she loves it, but it's no good on our roads in the winter. I've tried to promote the Jeep GC, Durango, etc. to no avail, her mind's pretty much made up..

    Now for the gist - does anyone know anything about these things and have any pointers to watch out for?
    Thanks..........
     
  2. Pete Kaczmarski

    Pete Kaczmarski Senior Member

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    Stay away from the FOMOCO 3.6 motors......to replace the water pump it costs $1500-2000 plus if they leak coolant the motor seizes. Check owners comments on KBB.COM and Edmunds.com. If you do a general google search like "Problems with 2018 Grand Cherokees" and look at the responses. You might say but I'm looking at a new vehicle not a used one. But if the same unit is a carryover and has out for a year or two you will find real owner comments. On the Ford V-6 issues I found there is a class action law suit from these motors seizing when the water pump leaks internally.
     
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    So far, the new Lincolns are getting very positive reviews. The division has apparently been pulling out all the stops to show they’re no longer Fords with nicer seats, and be truly competitive in the lux market. The Navigator and the Aviator both scoring top marks for over all quality, drive trains, ride quality, interior design and materials used, and on and on. A couple of auto writers were so impressed, they’re saying forget Caddy and forget Land Rover, if you’re gonna pony up the big bucks, get the Lincoln it’s worth it.
     
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    I was in the Lincoln website the other night, looking around about the Continentals with "limited edition" "Coach Door" option. Seems they did a run of 80 such cars for 2019 and they sold out in 48 hours. Now, they are a regular option for 2020.

    Whatever is said about the Ford engines would probably apply to what Lincoln uses?

    With your road conditions, probably should consider All Wheel Drive.

    MIGHT also consider leasing "new" rather than buying "used". Check it out either way. A full-maintenance lease might be a good deal.

    Personally, I'm not a big fan of the EcoBoost motors, remembering the '80s GM turbo motors in normal cars. The new turbos are supposed to be good for 100K miles, but I suspect that when they go, it will be expensive to fix. Of course, if you're a "power junkie", then a "tuned" EcoBoost will be your only option, I suspect . . . until it might break.

    Check the OEM Lincoln lease deals. There might also be some used off-lease LIncolns around, too.

    Back when Chairman Lee was seekinig the Federal Loan Guarantees for Chrysler, it seemed to be a common orientation that if Chrysler went away (back then), that most Chrysler Corp buyers would move over to Ford next time around. NO similar switch to GM, universally, it seemed.

    Read and understand the fine print.

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  5. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    If she likes the Sebring vert, why not buy her a Charger with the AWD?

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    How about a 300 with AWD? Can you still get those?
     
  7. Polara_500

    Polara_500 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Not enough ground clearance with them. She did like my 06 300, but she never drove it through the heavy snow - and I dreaded having to head to work before the plows came through. (On occasion I had to take out the plow truck to open the first 1/4 mile of road enough to get out.) Of course it doesn't help that she's originally a Texas gal and didn't grow up with all this white crap. Still not sure what keeps her up here....... :wideyed:
     
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    Well, that "white crap" happens in TX too. Even in Houston a few times in recent years! Not to forget the TX Panhandle area!

    About 2012 or so, I discovered that my '77 Camaro makes a very poor snow plow. Even with PosiTrac. But I knew when to stop trying, too.

    So the Sebring conv has more ground clearance than a AWD 300?

    Just curious,
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  11. Polara_500

    Polara_500 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Yeah, white crap can happen everywhere, but how often do you see drifts covering half the road, (talking about 20 feet of every 40 or so), and those drifts being at the 12-18" level? A 4wd truck or SUV can power through, usually, where others can't, although I've pulled more than one out after running the plow down the road. And no, the Sebring can't move muchat all when there's snow on the road but she's tired of relying on me or my truck to get her somewhere - she values her independence.
    Here's my drive - admittedly this was a nasty storm, but I had to fire up the tractor to get the plow truck out...... LOL
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    With the truck removed...yes, the next morning. Notice it's drifting in quickly where I've cleared the drift........and the shovel is there so I can break up the drift and keep the snowblower from walking the top of the drift.
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    My new snowblower.........57 HP TurboDiesel 72" cut.
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  12. CBODY67

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    Perhaps not to that particular degree, but certainly knee deep sometimes.