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Plan to own a Lincoln for a long time. I got two quotas from dealers last week. One is for FWD $32515, the other is AWD $34159. I saw some shared prices by others in autopriceshare are lower than mine. However, I think both are fair prices in my small city(Only one dealer). I compared the options difference between these two models and read some reviews about 2015 MKC. However, I believe that the opinions from current MKC owners are more valuable, Could any friends here give me some suggestions, FWD or AWD? (I am living in WA)
 

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Plan to own a Lincoln for a long time. I got two quotas from dealers last week. One is for FWD $32515, the other is AWD $34159. I saw some shared prices by others in autopriceshare are lower than mine. However, I think both are fair prices in my small city(Only one dealer). I compared the options difference between these two models and read some reviews about 2015 MKC. However, I believe that the opinions from current MKC owners are more valuable, Could any friends here give me some suggestions, FWD or AWD? (I am living in WA)
Your should order a 2016 now since it already In May and the 2015 been out since April of 2014 and if you go through this website you will see all the problems some MKC owner had buying the 1st year production model. You will not get as a big discount if you get a 2016 model but a better vehicle and most of the 2015 bugs will be worked out in the 2016 MKC. Plus some 2015 been on lot sitting there for 6-10 months getting weather and aging.
 

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Plan to own a Lincoln for a long time. I got two quotas from dealers last week. One is for FWD $32515, the other is AWD $34159. I saw some shared prices by others in autopriceshare are lower than mine. However, I think both are fair prices in my small city(Only one dealer). I compared the options difference between these two models and read some reviews about 2015 MKC. However, I believe that the opinions from current MKC owners are more valuable, Could any friends here give me some suggestions, FWD or AWD? (I am living in WA)
We were going to purchase a FWD because we don't really have a need for AWD, but after test driving both, it seemed as though the AWD with CCD provided a smoother ride. We would have loved to have done a test drive on a FWD with CCD but it is a rare breed and there was not a one to be found within 250 miles of where we live. We purchased an AWD.
 
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Yesterday I took a 400 mile road trip in what turned out to be very rainy conditions. My AWD MKC got good traction all day. There was one spot where I had to pull from a side road onto a very busy main road and get to speed quickly during a heavy downpour. There was good traction through the turn onto the road and through the acceleration up to speed. My brother, who was with me said "I'll bet you couldn't have done that without AWD". He was right.

This past winter, it did fine in the lighter snows (3 inches or less) that I took it out. We had some heavier snows where I used my Explorer because it has better clearance.
 

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I will respectfully disagree about buying a new 2016 vs. a 2015! I own what may be one of the older 2015 MKC's on this forum from early July 2015 - and my vehicle is doing wonderfully even after a rather violent rear-end collision.
I've been through the push-button reassignement fiasco and have no other issues. Mine is a FWD 2.0L with CCD and I'd agrue with the AWD clan about there being a "major" difference. I've driven both and are both fun and "sticky". I've been through a normal winter in Central Indiana too!
I have the Reserve package with THX, 19" wheels and other goodies in the oh-so-popular Platinum White Metallic with White Sands interior. I have 7,450 miles of varying types of driving (I'm a Realtor approaching retirement in a couple weeks!!) with no problems at all and I'm a bit critical too!
For those of you that don't have a convenient Lincoln dealer close by, I've had everything that has been done with my MKC - including the $15,000 of damage repair - done by a local Ford dealership and I've been treated very well!
I m a very happy MKC owner!
There is a strong chance you'll not get nearly as good a deal on a 2016 and the differences will be totally un-noticible!
 
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I will respectfully disagree about buying a new 2016 vs. a 2015! I own what may be one of the older 2015 MKC's on this forum from early July 2015 - and my vehicle is doing wonderfully even after a rather violent rear-end collision.
I've been through the push-button reassignement fiasco and have no other issues. Mine is a FWD 2.0L with CCD and I'd agrue with the AWD clan about there being a "major" difference. I've driven both and are both fun and "sticky". I've been through a normal winter in Central Indiana too!
I have the Reserve package with THX, 19" wheels and other goodies in the oh-so-popular Platinum White Metallic with White Sands interior. I have 7,450 miles of varying types of driving (I'm a Realtor approaching retirement in a couple weeks!!) with no problems at all and I'm a bit critical too!
For those of you that don't have a convenient Lincoln dealer close by, I've had everything that has been done with my MKC - including the $15,000 of damage repair - done by a local Ford dealership and I've been treated very well!
I m a very happy MKC owner!
There is a strong chance you'll not get nearly as good a deal on a 2016 and the differences will be totally un-noticible!
This is what I was thinking. The only way you're going to MAYBE get a better deal on a 2016 is to wait for over a year from now.
 

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Your should order a 2016 now since it already In May and the 2015 been out since April of 2014 and if you go through this website you will see all the problems some MKC owner had buying the 1st year production model. You will not get as a big discount if you get a 2016 model but a better vehicle and most of the 2015 bugs will be worked out in the 2016 MKC. Plus some 2015 been on lot sitting there for 6-10 months getting weather and aging.
Note this writer does not have an MKC.
Deals can be had on 2015s, and despite the fact that forums like this have threads about problems, corrections at the dealer level are going to be easy. I have a FWD and like it for being lighter and more fuel efficient (2.0 of course). Were I in snow country and in a rural area, the AWD would be key.
 

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Plan to own a Lincoln for a long time. I got two quotas from dealers last week. One is for FWD $32515, the other is AWD $34159. I saw some shared prices by others in autopriceshare are lower than mine. However, I think both are fair prices in my small city(Only one dealer). I compared the options difference between these two models and read some reviews about 2015 MKC. However, I believe that the opinions from current MKC owners are more valuable, Could any friends here give me some suggestions, FWD or AWD? (I am living in WA)

Being in WA, I would go with the AWD, it is smooth and you will love it in rain and snow. I would buy this AWD for rain alone. With the 2.3 and 19's at WOT from the start I have full traction on wet roads!

Be sure to get the CCD :smile
 
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Plan to own a Lincoln for a long time. I got two quotas from dealers last week. One is for FWD $32515, the other is AWD $34159. I saw some shared prices by others in autopriceshare are lower than mine. However, I think both are fair prices in my small city(Only one dealer). I compared the options difference between these two models and read some reviews about 2015 MKC. However, I believe that the opinions from current MKC owners are more valuable, Could any friends here give me some suggestions, FWD or AWD? (I am living in WA)
We're from the wet west side of Oregon and we've got the AWD on our MKC. Never considered the FWD for our part of the state. We really like the ride and how responds to the road. As one other poster stated, get the CCD if you can but that might not be available at the prices that you were quoted.
 

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One is for FWD $32515, the other is AWD $34159.
I'm curious as well, is it worth the extra cost? I know some will ask do you need AWD right now? You may find need for it in future. All things considered its not a big price difference, are these other factors to consider as well?
 

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As has been pointed out, the AWD comes with CCD. I had to special order it on my FWD for about $700 (WELL WORTH IT), so that shrinks your price gap quite a bit.
 
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