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The other day I decided to go down and check out the new MKC. I currently own a 2010 Lexus RX350 and was want something a little smaller. I had been to the premier of the Lexus NX and was a little disappointed in some of the materials used in the interior and the lack of options on the NX.


I have to say the MKC has it hands down on the NX. I was so impressed with the switch gear and the materials used throughout the cabin. The leather in the MKC is absolutely awesome. The 2.3 eco-boost idled smooth and was very quiet. The Nav was easy to use and was very responsive. The exterior looks are very handsome and you could not ask for any more options.


Here is the other shoe dropping. I was ready to buy one until I sat in the back seat. That is only good for children or really horizontally and vertically challenged adults. What a deal breaker. I am a realtor and there is no way I would feel good about asking a client to get back there. The cargo area was pretty minimal as well. I am 6'1" and 185 lbs so with the seat set to my liking, I could barely get into the back seat and then my knees were against the seat and in my face.


Lincoln is headed in the right direction that is for sure. The new MKX is due out soon and if they do as good of job with it as they have the MKC (except rear seat) they will have a hit and perhaps a new customer.


BTW This forum has been great and after reading everyone's comments I decided to check out the MKC. Thanks.
 

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It sounds like you're in need of going up a size class from the MKC. You might find the Jeep Grand Cherokee interesting, if you can get past Fiat/Chrysler products being remarkably unreliable. If you can wait, the 2016 models should be very interesting, with a new MKX, new RX, new SRX. If we'd wanted something larger, the new Volvo XC90 plug in hybrid would have had our attention.

We recently made a couple hour trip to the Stetson Mansion (btw: incredible!) with a couple friends, one of whom is over 6'. My wife did move her seat up a bit more than usual to make more rear seat room, and we leaned the rear seat back a little from the default upright position. Both friends said the rear seats were really comfortable. They also enjoyed the openness of the big sunroof.
 

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Matt


Have you experienced any squeaks or rattles with your MKC?


Any mechanical problem?


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Driver's sun visor anchor squeaks when visor is pulled around and extended to cover the driver's side window. Also have developed a puddle in the front passenger floorwell. Think it has to do with A/C condensation draining as I have been running the defrosted a lot lately to clear windshield fogging. Hoping it's nothing worse in terms of some kind of external leak. Taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Also have the issues with no Approach Lighting and Sirius radio cutouts mentioned in other threads. Will ask my dealer to try the TSB fixes others have posted.
 

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Have you experienced any squeaks or rattles with your MKC?
Any mechanical problem?
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At 3000 miles, neither. We have a couple issues with playing USB sticks:

A corrupt jpg in an album folder crashes sync completely, when you try to play any file in that folder.

Songs are sorted by title, with no way to play them in track number order unless you put the track number as the beginning of the title.

in certain cases, play all (with shuffle either on or off) will ignore an album.
 

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mep7557:

Considering your height and professionally needs, I would not want a MKC size vehicle of any manufacturer. As above, if you can wait for 2016 MKX to arrive, I'm sure you would be very well satisfied. If you must have something sooner, a very well optioned Grand Cherokee is a great choice for your needs. I passed on the MKX and SRX at that time. Only to dealer for oil changes and to satisfy those precautionary recalls.

MKC has 1,400 miles and so far we've had none of the problems some have experienced. I spent a lot of time looking and test driving and revisiting some higher priced vehicles, nothing else out there at this time that we would preferred to have.
 
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