Hello all! Nice to meet ya!
Took delivery of my 2016 base MKC (red - so sleek looking!) on Thursday. Driving it all weekend, its been sweet!
My car buying story:
I wanted an explorer.. bad... I had not looked at any other SUVs cause i knew i wanted 3 rows.. and the explorer is good enough for the police, its good enough for me! I test drove it, and HATED IT... the gas pedal shook/vibrated.. and just felt terrible, so i was over the Explorer. Went to Honda (they were SHADY when it came to the credit app.. gave me a crap rate when we just got 1.9 for my wifes car). But I liked the Pilot... they couldn't get me in one that I wanted (none were available) so we took a look at a CRV Touring. It was nice, but I've never liked the styling. The rear end looks terrible IMO. Then came back to another Escape! I dreaded having 2 of the same car in our garage. But mine would be a titanium with all the bells and whistles. Rewind a year and a half ago - my wife and I got to do the Lincoln date night with a brand new MKC. It was an amazing night with the free $100 gift card. Found out that there were all KINDS of incentives + a 1.9% interest rate, and the dealer was fine with getting me the red color I craved! Done deal! oh and Xplan pricing FTW!!!
Sorry for the huge block of text...
Biggest problem is having the kids in a car seat and a booster seat, they are getting the backs of my front seats all dirty with salt from their shoes! Anyone have any recommendations for kick pads that fit our seats well?
I'm getting about 16.3mpg right now, lots of city stop/go driving, is that what everyone else is getting?
My wife owns a 2016 escape, and has the Sync 3 system.. what I like about hers is the cluster behind the wheel, shows her MPH real large in digital numbers.. wish the MKC has that screen.
It drives so well, my daughter (3 yrs old) started crying when my wife had to take her to dance in her escape cause she wanted to drive in daddys car
Also - bought an extra 2 years maintenance to bring it to 4 yrs. Hope this was a good decision.
Looking forward to contributing to the site as much as I can! Thanks for reading!