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  1. 4 points

    Oerheat Incident

    And that Ugly Lexus front...
  2. 3 points
    There shall be no agreement this is a forum and everybody is stupid...except me
  3. 3 points
    Only have it two days but so far I love it. 2.7 L 6 with AWD. White Platinum with black interior (only black has the wood trim which my wife liked). It's got almost every option and the tow package. Rides smooth and quiet. Impressed with the lighting, lane assist and adaptive cruise. Overall a sweet ride.
  4. 2 points

    It finally arrived.

    Headed out to East West Lincoln (Lincoln-only dealership in the Maryland 'burbs of DC) yesterday and picked up my Choroma Copper Black Label Thoroughbred Nautilus. I originally ordered it in November and it was built in December, but the ordered vehicle got caught up in a batch that was pulled aside for extra inspection. So in January (unbeknownst to me) the dealer ordered a second Nautilus to my exact same specifications hoping to get one here quicker. The irony, of course, is that both arrived at the same time. The BL copper exterior is so distinctive (personally, I think it looks great) I expect I'll see it driving around the Washington DC metro area at some point. Ended up going with a one-payment lease -- first time in a long time I didn't just write the Big Check. Thanks to everyone on this great site for all the advice and useful information posted since I first started my search last spring to replace my Audi Q5.
  5. 2 points

    Oerheat Incident

    I remember in the mid 1970s the Mercury division had commercials running showing a jeweler working on a diamond ring in the back seat of a loaded Grand Marquis Brougham, then doing the same in the back seat of a Oldsmobile 88. The commercial showed the quality of the ride , as well as how luxurious the one VS the other. (I am showing my age). Lifestyle shots are nice to look at, they do not drive home the virtues of the car. This is what Lincoln needs to do , exactly as you said with the Navigator VS the long in the tooth Escalade. Brand equity does go a long way also , and Lincoln must rebuild all that was lost after such a long time of mailing it in.
  6. 2 points

    Oerheat Incident

    I am always amazed by how many RXs Lexus sells as well as How many XT5 Cadillac sells and how few Nautilus Lincoln sells. The Nautilus is such good value and an even better car than the others if you consider comfort and the quiet ride it has. If Lincoln would only step up there advertising to show the virtues of Nautilus The sales charts would look different. I remember the days when Ford compared the competition head to head in advertising. This is the advertising that is needed, not showing famous actors playing pool.
  7. 2 points

    Ordered today a Nautilus Reserve

    Finally. Some good new on my soon to be built Blue Diamond Nautilus Reserve. Build date of March 23. Ship Date March 26. Landing at the dealer April 1. I laugh when my contact at the dealer said 5 days transport for 45 minute drive from the factory.
  8. 2 points

    Couple or three nits

    After having a Nautilus loaner for ten days, I mostly loved it, but a few things were disappointing compared to my 2017 MKZ. No dedicated steering wheel heat button. The MKZ has one between the heated and cooled seat buttons. It took me a few days to even discover how to turn on the steering wheel heat on my loaner. Putting it on the LCD screen seems like an afterthought on the Nautilus. No dedicated air flow buttons for directing air to main vents and/or floor vents. The MKZ has them. On the Nautilus you have to go to LCD climate screen to select. Ambient lighting is much better on the MKZ. There are lighting strips along each door as well as above the glove box and instrument panel. These are very cool. I would have expected the Nautilus to have these strips. On the MKZ if you open a door while the car is running, the strip for that door turns red. Hopefully, these oversights will be addressed 8n the redesign in a couple of years. .
  9. 2 points
    I must say Lincoln really did a nice job with the Nautilus. The new front grill looks great and the ride itself is much better and quieter and although the cabin is basically they same as the MKX it feels a bit different but in good way. I got the Nautilus fully loaded as was my MKX. Only difference was this time I made sure to get the upgraded 19 speaker stereo system. I love it! I drive in LA and traffic is never good so having a good stereo system is a plus. The Revel 13 speaker system on my MKX was nice but the upgrade is much better and well worth it. I got the 2.0L I4 ECOBOOST engine and it seems to have plenty enough pick up. Its much better then the V6 engine I had in the MKX. The start / stop feature is interesting. Not sure I like it but it might just take getting use to. I did again get the 22 way power seats but honestly its not the end of the world if you don't get this option. I hardly ever used this in my MKX. They only thing I wish Lincoln would have added is if the side mirror rotated down when in reverse so curb parking is easier. It's annoying having to move the mirror manually when trying not the curb the 21 inch sweet looking rims when parking. Well if you are in the market for a new car definitely give the Nautilus a try. Its got an amazing amount of bells and whistles that make the time spent in a car each day fun! Here are the options I got and would recommend. LINCOLN NAUTILUS TECH PACKAGE - $1,720.00 DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE - $1,590.00 ULTIMATE PACKAGE - $5,160.00 22-WAY PWR MULT CONT DRVR SEAT - $1,500.00
  10. 2 points

    New Start/Stop feature

    It stays off until you restart the vehicle. I leave mine on 98% of the time - it works great.
  11. 2 points
    Bad tone

    22 Way Ultra Seat Design

    I did the reverse; had a 2016 with the 22 ways and it was acceptable but I didn't really like them. So I ordered my Nautilus with the standard seats and am much happier. That was good of the dealer to allow you to reorder anaother. If the standard seats had the bottom extension adjustment they would be perfect for me.
  12. 2 points

    Transmission Clunking

    Got our 2016 MKX Black Label with about 20,000 miles on it back today after Lincoln decided to replace the entire transmission rather than repair it for the second time in as many months. The first time, the car simply wouldn't go into reverse, period! They replaced a bunch of parts including what they called the clutch mechanism. This time the transmission broke down driving along a major boulevard at 35 mph and my wife had to coast to the curb., all gears failed to function. The diagnosis showed that so much damage had been done to the transmission and the previous repair that it was more efficient (read: less costly) to replace everything. We just picked it up an hour ago, we'll see how long this lasts this time.
  13. 2 points

    Transmission Clunking

    I've had that happen a few times, learned to shift slower, pausing slightly at N bewteen R and D. Allows the hydraulics to neutralize.
  14. 1 point

    Ordered today a Nautilus Reserve

    Just ordered myself a holiday present this morning. A Diamond Blue /Coffee Interior Nautilus Reserve, with 2.0 and I will retire to the dealer my 2016 MKX. I equipt the Nautilus with the identical options as the MKX, Driver Package, Technology Package, Cargo Prorection Package. Now comes the hard part an 8 week wait, maybe less as my dealer is going to try and change an existing stock order which was just searealized 10 days ago. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised that the 2.0 engine was not only strong enough for the car yet also as quiet as it is, even quieter than my 3.7 MKX.
  15. 1 point

    Oerheat Incident

    I've been trying to figure that out too. And it's not just the MKX/Nautilus. For instance, in the year+ since the release of the new Navigator the automotive press has unanimously praised it as the best full-sized luxury SUV on the market, much better than Cadillac's Escalade. But while Navigator sales did increase substantially the old long-in-the-tooth Escalade continued to substantially outsell the Navi. I'm hoping that Lincoln will finally break this curse with release of the Aviator with its hyperbolic reviews which, if grass is green, should massively outsell not only Cadillac's phoned-in new model, the XT6 (which in reality is nothing more than an XT5-L), but many of the segment's mainstays like the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, and Acura MDX. We'll see. I think there are two things holding back the revitalized Lincoln we are seeing today. One is the continued reputational shadow cast from Lincoln's decade in the wilderness (pre the first phase of renewal, which started with the MKZ/MKC/MKX), and the other is the simple fact that luxury car shoppers don't want to buy their cars at mass market dealers. Only continued superior product will solve the first, and that process is well underway. Lincoln is trying to do something about the latter with its new carrot and stick policies trying to force joint Ford/Lincoln dealers to split off their Lincoln brand into stand-alone stores. But that's a longer-term process.
  16. 1 point

    Nautilus Dealer Trade

    Went to my local dealer early this week to see if they could find me a Blue Diamond Reserve AWD V/6 with Slate Interior, pretty much loaded with Tech Pkg, Dr Asst Pkg, 22 way seats, Cago Pkg, 21" wheels, Roof rails, Cargo cover. Sales Manager found only 1 car in the whole country that had exactly those options, but it is at a Dealer in Colorado. The Sales Manager there said no to making a dealer trade, so my Sales Manager went to the owner of my Lincoln Dealer to complain, and it turns out he knows the owner of the Colorado dealership, made a call, and got the trade done. So, it should arrive here (Illinois) sometime next week. I was afraid if I ordered one, it might not get here until June!
  17. 1 point

    Nautilus Dealer Trade

    80% of the Nautilus inventory at Landmark are AWD and all are 2.7 engines...no flatlander vehicles.
  18. 1 point

    Ordered today a Nautilus Reserve

    In the Pacific Northwest market (primarily Portland-Seattle), a recent search of dealer Nautilus inventories indicated 63% 2.7 engines, 37% 2.0 engines with AWD dominate at nearly 100%. The numbers are to be expected with the region's topography (effortless cruising over mountain passes in 6th gear with no downshifting) and weather (occasional valley snow commuting, weekend mountain sports access). As for 2.0 vs 2.7 performance & fuel mileage comparisons, Lincoln has confirmed that although the transmissions mated to both engines have the same number of gears, each engine has a unique tranny version with different gear ratios and "...other mechanical changes."
  19. 1 point

    Ordered today a Nautilus Reserve

    Well, my dealer just called and my Nautilus has been delivered. Thing is, as I indicated above, I ordered on January 7th and was told it would be built March 28th so I extended my lease on my MKC that was set to expire on February 22nd. I extended it two months but I'm told I can just not make the final payment that's due on March 22nd and take delivery at that time. Still, it's frustrating that they tell you one thing and now I'm waiting two weeks for my current lease to play out. Oh well.
  20. 1 point
    Gurgeh, your posts are really thoughtful and balanced. Much appreciated.
  21. 1 point
    Thanks for the reminder Jeff. The wife's 2010 Fusion BLIS doesn't have the blinking feature either. I now seem to recall reading about the blinking feature in the MKX owner's manual (or other source) but it was several years ago and I had forgotten. At any rate, I have adopted the feature in every passing/lane change scenario...great convenience & safety function. Passengers in my MKX often notice/comment and ask for an explanation.
  22. 1 point

    tuning chjp

    Having dealt with FORD computers since the late 80's through the early part of this century, I have a few opinions based on observation of literary hundreds of cars going through shop of my dealers ( i was a wholesale list of mustang parts) Add on chip or plugs ins do not work. The either change the parameters of the TPS or force the vehicle into limp mode with out turning on the CEL. Limp mode is simple max timing advance and max fuel pressure. These are usually cheaper any where from $49 up to $199 On the other hand (pun intended) Hand held programers of the proper type will copy your factory program and store it, then rewrite the installed Eprom to a new set of parameters. If the handheld is a cheaper model that doesn't copy your original program and save it. It will only change a few parameters where you may see an increase in acceleration. However FORD builds adaptive strategy into it on board computer, this will"learn" your car and driving habits and will adapt the vehicle to optimize its performance ( optimize includes fuel efficiency and emmission) not just acceleration. That is why the original factory tune must be "lifted from the ECU and an entire new program laid in. Most heard held units are available with a "canned" tune which will run the vehicle well. However these "canned" tunes usually are for vehicles like the F150 or Mustang not our lincolns. To truly get the most of a programmer buy one from a local dealer that has a dyno!! Usually the purchase price will include several dyno runs and on the fly tuning by the in house programmer, to get the best rear wheel measured HP and 1/4 mile times. These unit usually run from $200 to $800 dollars, beware used units!! Often they are locked or married to a particular vehicle, if so they must go back to the MFG and be unlocked or unpaired usually at a price of $150 or more, so used unit don't really save that much money. Remember the FORD computer will allow your car to run in Miami fl at 95 degrees and 100% humidity and drive to the top of Mt Ranier at 6000 ft above sea level and -5 degrees and still operate. At the opposite end of the spectrum racers will program their tunes for each run based on humidity temperature air pressure and other parameters to get maximum HP and acceleration, however you wouldn't be able to drive that car on a 10 mile loop around town. A quick mention there are several hand held and 1 or 2 wire in programmers that allow changing the tune on the fly so to speak. So you can hook up your camper and hit the switch and change the transmission shift points to maximize torque and increase drivability, then hit a button saturday for auto cross and then go back to standard on monday
  23. 1 point
    I have on order a Reserve model as well and trading in my 2016 MKX. Ordered it with the base 2.0 engine, my MKX has the 3.7. Ordered Blue Diamond exterior/ Shale Interior, Tech Package and Driver assistance package. Will not see it till early April I am told. I did find from my limited test drive for it to be quieter as well.
  24. 1 point
    Thanks, finally found my way back here. My bookmark was broken but discovered that Google was my friend.
  25. 1 point
    Bad tone

    Lincoln Website

    The brochure is now available online for download.