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How are u guy's getting used to the Buttons ?
Are they working fine.
I will really miss my Handrest.
 

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I had a 2011 MKX which had the shifter and the armrest so I am finding it very different to not have the shifter. I like the buttons and it is definitely going to take some getting used to. I did find the shifter more comfortable and more natural to use than the buttons but then I guess shifters are old school now.
 

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What's next.
They could leave things unchanged.
Now Luxury car manufactures charge extra for Leather,But is still called a Luxury car without Leather ????????
 

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Push buttons for auto transmissions go back to Chrysler/DeSoto vehicles around '62. Buick had one for some of their cars at around '58-'60. I know. I was a passenger and observed them in operation myself.
If Lincoln marketing tries to convince buyers this is a new development do not fall for it.
 

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Those of us in the demographic that Lincoln is trying to move beyond can remember that push button shifters are not new.

But this new version is electronic, not mechanical. I like the push button shifters because they open up space for better use of the console area. The MKC design could have taken better advantage of that, IMO.
 

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Push buttons for auto transmissions go back to Chrysler/DeSoto vehicles around '62. Buick had one for some of their cars at around '58-'60. I know. I was a passenger and observed them in operation myself.
If Lincoln marketing tries to convince buyers this is a new development do not fall for it.
Actually, my dad had a pushbutton transmission in our beloved red and white 1958 Dodge Royal Lancer. If I remember correctly, it was to the left of the steering wheel on the dashboard (probably so kids couldn't fiddle with it from the front center seat!). I remember him saying he really liked it.
 

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We have a MKZ with the push buttons. We are very comfortable with them. When we use our 2010 Ford Edge, we find ourselves fumbling to find the keys. The MKZ is keyless. Then on the Edge we start looking for the start button only then remembering we have to turn the key and shift into gear.

We ordered an MKC to replace the Edge. Then we will only have to remember one system. Can't wait!
 

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I had a 2011 MKX which had the shifter and the armrest so I am finding it very different to not have the shifter. I like the buttons and it is definitely going to take some getting used to. I did find the shifter more comfortable and more natural to use than the buttons but then I guess shifters are old school now.
I ordered my MKC a month ago, currently also in a 2011 MKX.
What's the drive comparison like, I loved the test drive on the MKC, very agile and quick, but worried that it's quite a bit smaller inside coming out of the MKX which has plenty of room and high seats. Also wondering where I'm going to rest my hand now with no Center console shifter!
 

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It is definitely smaller in feel than the MKX. That being said I don't feel crammed in either. It is not as high as the MKX either so I find it much more like driving a car than a sport utility.

As far and the center shifter and armrest I think we will get used to it as with anything new just takes time. I do miss resting my arm on the center arm rest and having the shifter there though.

Enjoy.
 

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I have grown to like the push buttons. I already had them on my 2013 MKZ. It frees up a lot of room in the console area.

The only thing that annoys me is that the Start button is at the top of the button array on my MKZ. And it is at the bottom of the array on my MKC.

I actually prefer the Start button at the top better. Not sure why they moved it to the bottom on the MKC.
 

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I still keep getting out the car then turning the car off. I wish i could turn the car off VIA the remote. As far as the console it didn't make much room to put anything at all. The bottom should be open console area just like on the 2013+ MKZ.
 
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