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Thought I'd open a thread here for sharing ownership experiences. . . Whatever thoughts pro/con you care to share. Be helpful, maybe, to note your model specifics, mileage, & date rec'd.
 

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I think this is a good thread, it's nice to hear what people think once they learn where all the buttons are and get in sync with the performance and handling.
 

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2.0L FWD /19"wh-Cont tires / 1030mi // rec'd 07/09/14 [Tux-Ebony/reserve-tech-wh]

Strangely, Lincoln hasn't requested my doing a video review along, maybe, Big Sur, nor did they ask me to race the MKC in competition . . Go figure!! ;).

Do know, it's sleek, it's comfy, it "plays nice" with my iPhone, & it's a kick to drive!
Seat AC works well & general car cool down is very fast . . a deal-breaker for me.
Ride not silent, but very quiet . . low volume audiobooks @ highway speeds, no problem.
Bluetooth is awesome! Initially, had problem switching back to Bluetooth from Sirius, but, after repairing 2x's, no problem. SYNC system fine, in general, except for annoying volume discrepancy in modes.
USB used only once, but worked quite well indexing a 64gb iPhone in, maybe, 2mins. Did not require re-indexing when reconnected after 30min break.
Navigation better than expected once I discovered the Sync Destinations app.
Steering wheel controls, fine; voice ctrl & cruise ctrls took couple days to familiarize.
Technology pkg much more useful than expected.
Love the kick ctrl liftgate, expanded moonroof, auto-folding mirrors, shelf in glovebox. Initially, didn't like cup holders as too small for sports koozie . . .but insulated bottle fits fine & with koozie on top keeps ice even better.
Quick acceleration for passing . . cornering, OK. Find have to take one exit ramp slower . . might be transitioning from small sedan to SUV. Trying Sports Mode, next.
Gas for the first 1,000 was 24.7MPG . . Like the capless system.

Some things, initially, thought not working (welcome mat, auto-folding mirrors, kick liftgate) are auto disabled under certain conditions or do not activate unless other conditions met. Also, was very concerned when 2fobs wouldn't show the keyless code, but that was solved when away from the garage where there's an apparent conflict with the garage door opener.

So . . . In case you missed it, I kinda like my new car . You guys like yours?
 

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Great post. Makes me want to get our MKC even more. Do you recall the build date and how long it took to ship after it was built?
 

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Great post. Makes me want to get our MKC even more. Do you recall the build date and how long it took to ship after it was built?
What are the last 8 digits of your vehicle's VIN, and when were you told that it was produced? Is it to go by rail or convoy...that info is on the factory sticker?
 

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FUJ08786 and the build date on the window sticker shows 120140718, so it was produced on 18 July. It shows rail for method of transportation. The last information I have is that it is waiting shipment.
 

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FUJ08786 and the build date on the window sticker shows 120140718, so it was produced on 18 July. It shows rail for method of transportation. The last information I have is that it is waiting shipment.
I will be super peeved if my vehicle takes almost 3 weeks to ship?
Not acceptable!
 

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Great post. Makes me want to get our MKC even more. Do you recall the build date and how long it took to ship after it was built?
Thx!! Appreciate the feedback!
Mine was built mid May & didn't ship until mid July. It was a dealer's order & not sure what the intervening factors were back then. Hope you'll be enjoying yours soon!
 

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Thx!! Appreciate the feedback!
Mine was built mid May & didn't ship until mid July. It was a dealer's order & not sure what the intervening factors were back then. Hope you'll be enjoying yours soon!
Sorry, correction . . shipping was mid June rather than July.
 

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I love mine so far. The only thing I have noticed is that I do have to remove the cargo cover to fit most larger items in the back. No issues or problems with anything.
 

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I love mine so far. The only thing I have noticed is that I do have to remove the cargo cover to fit most larger items in the back. No issues or problems with anything.
Our to-be-traded-in Lexus RX400h is the same. I can fit some things under it, but bigger items require it be removed.
 

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Katie,

Could you give a more detailed review on your tech package. I.e. Does the adaptive cruise take you all the way down to a stop and then start up again or does it disable at a certain speed. How does the pre collision capability work. Does it apply the brakes if a collision is imminent? Have you experienced a need for across traffic alert or blind spot detection? How about Lane departure. Does it keep you in your lane or just warn you if you cross the line? Any information on this and sync apps would be appreciated. E.g. Can you access Siri through voice controls on MKC?
 

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There's a link to the owner's manual in this post:
http://www.mkcforum.com/forum/lincoln-mkc-general-discussion/13666-2015-mkc-owners-manual-quick-reference-guide-now-available-online.html

According to it, the cruise control is (disappointingly) not full-range, with a lower limit of about 12mph. And, like other vehicles without full-range cruise, the collision mitigation is rather limited, not capable of a full-on panic stop.

Based on our date night test drive, the MKC's lane-keeping will make a very modest effort to get you back in lane. As a good point, it's not so sensitive to narrower roads that you're likely to turn it off.
 

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The cargo cover promptly gets removed and stored in every car we have owned that has one. They are always in the way and they rattle. Dubious value for 'concealing valuables'.

I passed on the tech package as I would rather keep in my lane and not hit the car in front of me myself.
 

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I might have a difficult time warming up to my MKC ,it still isn't here.........Ordered it on June 3rd, was built on July 22nd and today Aug 8th NO one knows where it's at!!!!!!!!!!!!! absolutely absurd.....
 

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Goepfrich -- you and I are in the same boat. I ordered mine on May 27th, it was produced on July 22nd, and still not here. Aside from the email for the Concierge earlier this week that said it was still at the plant, no one seems to have a timetable or any idea when it will show up. Strange. Patience, patience is the order of the day I guess.....
 

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Goepfrich -- you and I are in the same boat. I ordered mine on May 27th, it was produced on July 22nd, and still not here. Aside from the email for the Concierge earlier this week that said it was still at the plant, no one seems to have a timetable or any idea when it will show up. Strange. Patience, patience is the order of the day I guess.....
I feel your pain, however I just received a call from my salesman at Gilpin Ford in Prescott. The car is in Phx at the train yard and he is sending down a truck with trailer to pick it up so I can have it TODAY instead of Tuesday. I do believe that is going a step or two beyond. My biggest problem has always been with the concierge at Lincoln :mad: and NOT Gilpin Ford ;). Full report to follow on the MKC.
 

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I might have a difficult time warming up to my MKC ,it still isn't here.........Ordered it on June 3rd, was built on July 22nd and today Aug 8th NO one knows where it's at!!!!!!!!!!!!! absolutely absurd.....
They seem to be able to build the vehicles in a timely manner, but are falling short shipping and delivering. Could have a negative impact on sales of a great vehicle.
 

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They seem to be able to build the vehicles in a timely manner, but are falling short shipping and delivering. Could have a negative impact on sales of a great vehicle.
I was told that on Wednesday 8/6 Louisville plant was to receive 120 empty railcars and only received 20. That said, they're probably having to ship cars to destinations where the railcar has good utilization on a future trip, i.e., no/few empty moves.

I live near Dallas. the railcar mine is on goes to the Mesquite TX Ford/Lincoln unload point, then is scheduled to move to the Arlington TX GM SUV plant. About 25 miles away.

Another possibility is that this plays into a plan to control inventories, so volumes at the dealers don't lead to early "deep" discounting. Especially given the summer selling frenzy in the car market.

Who knows?

Unfortunately, the consumers are quickly forming opinions that may have long term negative results...since product means more than the car itself, but the whole experience!
 
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