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I am Fred and a Ford snob for decades simply because my first car was a 1965 Falcon Ranchero.
I did well in life and got to a point to be able to buy new cars after owning a lot of other brands, some very good and some terrible.

The last twenty years I have bought a bunch of new Ford vehicles on the X-Plan.

Back as a young man I always wanted the Lincoln Continental Mark V instead of all my friends who desired a Big Caddie or Chrysler

Last year my wife bought herself a Grand Cherokee and we both love it but I don't like that brand at all.

My turn to trade in a 2005 F350 4x4 King ranch for what ever I desire

Matthew McConaughey did not sell me, but Ellen D, Conan, and SNL did


Based on reading just about every topic/thread on this forum and a few other sites;

I decided to wait for the newer 2016 MKc with Sync 3, the newer version of the EcoBoost engine, and the few changes in "packages"

That said: On order for me June 17th, through Johnson Sewell Ford/Lincoln in Marble Falls Tx, 40 miles from me.

Midnight Sapphire, FWD 2.0L, White Sands/Expresso
Select 200A
CCD suspension
Select Plus
THX audio
Climate Pkg


No VIN yet, I assume I should get the car by late Aug

I have a few questions I will ask in the correct forum area(s)

Any way hello from Central Texas
 

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Welcome to the forum!!

I saw your question about the window vents, but do not have them so couldn't help you.

I hope you enjoy your MKC. So far, except for the Sirius radio issue and a small glitch in the Welcome lighting (that we fixed ourselves thanks to this forum), ours has been great. We are crossing our fingers that it stays that way.
 

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Glad to have you on the forum!
I'll be looking forward to seeing your 2016 MKC. Will it look any different, or are none of the changes cosmetic?
 

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There does not seem to be any any interior or exterior differences besides colors and perhaps the placement of the start button

Premium, Select, and Reserve "packages" have different levels of "included" items and add on options

Example the Power lift gate withOUT hands free is now included in the middle tier Select package as is the choice of White Sands/Espresso interior colors

Lots of color options were changed and they are discussed in another thread on this forum

Biggest changes are;
A newer 2.0L twin scroll Turbo EcoBoost engine, the 2.3L (probably by a final drive ratio change) is now rated to tow 3000Lbs.
And the SYNC 3 software requires new electronic hardware inside the magic boxes so it is not backward compatible for folks with the 2015 models
 

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Hunter090

There does not seem to be any any interior or exterior differences besides colors and perhaps the placement of the start button

Premium, Select, and Reserve "packages" have different levels of "included" items and add on options

Example the Power lift gate withOUT hands free is now included in the middle tier Select package as is the choice of White Sands/Espresso interior colors

Lots of color options were changed and they are discussed in another thread on this forum

Biggest changes are;
A newer 2.0L twin scroll Turbo EcoBoost engine, the 2.3L (probably by a final drive ratio change) is now rated to tow 3000Lbs.
And the SYNC 3 software requires new electronic hardware inside the magic boxes so it is not backward compatible for folks with the 2015 models
This is interesting because checking inventory in our area, Lincoln seemed more apt to add the climate package to the Select models rather than the power lift-gate...and we live in a moderate climate where the heated steering wheel and heated rear seats would rarely be used.

I think the power liftgate is a good add-on to the standard select package. We wanted it on our Select and found one in the exterior/interior color combo that we wanted, but finding that configuration was not easy which is why we bought when we did. I have been checking inventory since we bought and still have not found a white on white select that has nothing more than the select plus and power liftgate.

I also think that the addition of the other interior colors for the Select is a great idea. In the 2015 there weren't many choices for people with kids.
 

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Did you get a good deal on the order? When I broght my 2015, I was told that if I order a 2016, I will not get the $2750 rebate from Lincoln.
 

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Good deal?

Who really knows when you are building a new model year (MY) car with some significant changes from the previous MY

Especially when all motor corps are trying to move out the remaining previous MY versions

I suspect Lincoln will still offer the student, police, military discount $500, and perhaps the $750 and no or low interest financing...I doubt initially they offer the competitive discount $$$ or loyalty discount $$$

I think the current marketing campaign for MY 2015s ends July 6th or so and requires taking from dealer stock

So to answer, I am happy with the price quoted. I qualify for the $500 Military discount, and hope they continue the $750 and no or low interest program
 
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