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Looked at a loaded 2016 Reserve 300 with all options yesterday and I have a couple of questions


I see on the climate package it list heated wiper park - what does that mean? I see nothing in the windshield that indicates a heat element. So how does it work. Salesman did not know.


Looking at White Sands interior - People who have it do you feel its a pain to keep it clean?
 

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We have the white sands interior. In a very short period of time, we noticed dye transfer from jeans. We had the seats cleaned and a sealant applied to the leather and since then they have looked as good as new.
 

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We have the white sands interior. In a very short period of time, we noticed dye transfer from jeans. We had the seats cleaned and a sealant applied to the leather and since then they have looked as good as new.

What type of sealant? dealer installed? Were they able to remove the dye stain?
 

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I think this is a new feature, must mean it has heated wipers, but it is strange verbiage. I am very pleased with the climate package on my 2015, and it is worth it in cold climates. I also have White Sands interior and have had no problems keeping it clean, so don't fret if you prefer it to black.
 

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Looked at a loaded 2016 Reserve 300 with all options yesterday and I have a couple of questions


I see on the climate package it list heated wiper park - what does that mean? I see nothing in the windshield that indicates a heat element. So how does it work. Salesman did not know.


Looking at White Sands interior - People who have it do you feel its a pain to keep it clean?
Its not heated wipers, if you look at the windshield where the wipers reset when not in use... they have put defrost wire on the glass, just like your rear defroster. This heats up, keeping the wipers from sticking at rest and helps to keep the ice from building up on them.
 

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What type of sealant? dealer installed? Were they able to remove the dye stain?
Yes, the dye transfer came out (it was minimal). I would never purchase a sealant package from a dealership because I think they are a rip off for what they charge, but our dealership offered us complimentary interior/exterior sealant packages and after researching the product, we decided to take them up on their offer.

There are a lot of great leather sealant products on the market that you can apply yourself. If you Google Auto Geek, they have a detailing forum and I'm sure you'll be able to find and purchase a high quality product from them that will do the trick.
 

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Its not heated wipers, if you look at the windshield where the wipers reset when not in use... they have put defrost wire on the glass, just like your rear defroster. This heats up, keeping the wipers from sticking at rest and helps to keep the ice from building up on them.

We looked at the windshield on the 2016 that had the climate package and didn't see anything different so thats is why I was asking. I actually contacted Lincoln this morning and asked them about the feature and they didn't know either. Maybe I'll look again.

Regarding the white sands we like the look but were a bit concerned. I am a bit of a fanatic regarding my vehicles and the wife worried that I would go nuts keeping it clean. Its just me and my wife now (for the most part) so we don't have to worry about kids messing it up. Just trying to decide if we should pull the trigger. Our 2011 Ford Edge has been a great vehicle but we are looking a little smaller and more up-scale.
 

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We looked at the windshield on the 2016 that had the climate package and didn't see anything different so thats is why I was asking. I actually contacted Lincoln this morning and asked them about the feature and they didn't know either. Maybe I'll look again.

Regarding the white sands we like the look but were a bit concerned. I am a bit of a fanatic regarding my vehicles and the wife worried that I would go nuts keeping it clean. Its just me and my wife now (for the most part) so we don't have to worry about kids messing it up. Just trying to decide if we should pull the trigger. Our 2011 Ford Edge has been a great vehicle but we are looking a little smaller and more up-scale.
If you're concerned about the white sands, have you looked at the hazelnut interior? Depending on which exterior color you're interested, it is available with exterior colors of black, silver, or white when you buy the reserve equipment package.
 

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If you're concerned about the white sands, have you looked at the hazelnut interior? Depending on which exterior color you're interested, it is available with exterior colors of black, silver, or white when you buy the reserve equipment package.
I had the Hazelnut in my 2015 MKC... I really liked the color, very nice interior.
 

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We looked at the windshield on the 2016 that had the climate package and didn't see anything different so thats is why I was asking. I actually contacted Lincoln this morning and asked them about the feature and they didn't know either. Maybe I'll look again.

Regarding the white sands we like the look but were a bit concerned. I am a bit of a fanatic regarding my vehicles and the wife worried that I would go nuts keeping it clean. Its just me and my wife now (for the most part) so we don't have to worry about kids messing it up. Just trying to decide if we should pull the trigger. Our 2011 Ford Edge has been a great vehicle but we are looking a little smaller and more up-scale.
I looked a little closer this weekend and compared a 2016 to a 2015 with the climate package - I did see some very faint wires in the lower windshield on the 2016 where the wipers park. So now I (and the wife) need to decide on whether to pull the trigger on the loaded white/white sand at the dealer near by.
 

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We are getting ready to sign a deal for a white 2016 Reserve with hazelnut interior for my wife. We decided against the sands interior for being too white & possibly hard to keep clean. Dealer has located the car & we are just waiting to finalize our trade-in. By the way, the Burgundy Velvet is a fantastic color. My wife just wanted white as it is easier to keep clean.
 

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I have the Heritage theme in my Black Label which has the white leather seats. Luckily I haven't seen any dye stains/transfers on it yet. However, I did buy some new jeans over the weekend that has dye warning tags on it which has me nervous....
I'm glad to hear the stains came off easily though!


I bought some Lexol cleaner and conditioner I need to apply. My driver seat is starting to get the leather wrinkles in it. :(
 

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Hazelnut is an awesome interior color. Too bad it's limited now to just a few exterior color choices. When I was looking very few dealers had hazelnut, i doubt many people got to actually see the color. I gave up an option I wanted and had to take second color choice because I HAD to have it. Too many black interiors...The black labels have an awesome brown combo choice (indulgence) too. Good luck!
 

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Hazelnut is an awesome interior color. Too bad it's limited now to just a few exterior color choices. When I was looking very few dealers had hazelnut, i doubt many people got to actually see the color. I gave up an option I wanted and had to take second color choice because I HAD to have it. Too many black interiors...The black labels have an awesome brown combo choice (indulgence) too. Good luck!
You're right. We never even got to see it. It's too bad that its availability is so limited - not only to certain exterior colors, but also to the highest equipment pacage.
 

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Looked at a loaded 2016 Reserve 300 with all options yesterday and I have a couple of questions


I see on the climate package it list heated wiper park - what does that mean? I see nothing in the windshield that indicates a heat element. So how does it work. Salesman did not know.


Looking at White Sands interior - People who have it do you feel its a pain to keep it clean?
The dealer traded the one we had our eye on to another dealer.... Bummer
 

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Not sure if this belongs here but since I posted that we were close to a deal, I can confirm that we finalized trade in negotiations & should pick up our new MKC on Saturday.


Fully equipped 2016 Reserve-White with Hazelnut.
Thanks to everyone who provided info etc.
 

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Good luck! Just saw a white with hazelnut in Wildwood (see you are from Ocean County NJ) First hazelnut interior spotted besides my own... Tons of MKC's in south jersey, at least vacationing this summer.
 

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Thanks, The black with hazelnut must look great because of the strong color contrast. My wife just likes white cars & we thought it easier to keep looking clean. I think the burgundy velvet would also look great with hazelnut but it is not available.
 

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I vowed this time around I would not get a black car (I've had mostly black and I am far too obbsessive about car care). Husband tried everything to keep me away from the black LOL. He almost talked me into the white. The hazelnut looks great with the white too for sure, it's a nice combo. When I was looking at cars I was looking at an Infiniti that was burgundy red with a chestnut interior and thought the colors went well together. With the 2015s they offered hazelnut with the ruby red. Too bad they restricted it even more to the three colors for 2016.

Tomorrow is the day huh? Good luck! See a lot of MKC s from kindle (ford) driving in wildwood (have summer place in the crest).
 

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I vowed this time around I would not get a black car (I've had mostly black and I am far too obbsessive about car care). Husband tried everything to keep me away from the black LOL. He almost talked me into the white. The hazelnut looks great with the white too for sure, it's a nice combo. When I was looking at cars I was looking at an Infiniti that was burgundy red with a chestnut interior and thought the colors went well together. With the 2015s they offered hazelnut with the ruby red. Too bad they restricted it even more to the three colors for 2016.

Tomorrow is the day huh? Good luck! See a lot of MKC s from kindle (ford) driving in wildwood (have summer place in the crest).
How does the THX system compare to the standard sound system? There is one at a dealer near by but it does not have the THX system.
 
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