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hwitten

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  1. hwitten

    What did you consider before selecting the MKX?

    You're lucky to only have to wait until 28th. Please let us know if you find any contenders. I usually keep my cars a long time.... still have a 2001 Buick, hence the comment re possibly last new vehicle but with todays ever-changing technologies I may have to make room for an extra. Actually, the only reason for leaving the Santa Fe is for technology... and that my daughter is eying it as her next car
  2. hwitten

    What did you consider before selecting the MKX?

    Thanks for the reminder Cosmos. Must've blanked that out temporarily during my last post. Only temporarily though, as it does weigh in as a heavy strike 3. But I still toy with it as possible alternative Maybe it's just the fascination of possibly driving a car built in my birth-county. Of course even that goes away next year, maybe. (rumour?). Then again... MKX's are built in the county I've been living in for 50+ years Pardon the jabbering... trying to make it to March. Going to be an interesting time once the dealer starts to get some job2 X's in.
  3. hwitten

    Sync 3

    Typical computer stuff. Hard to predict. Initial failure rate can be high and the sad part is that it usually doesn't give any warning. The good news is that once a piece of computer has some time on it it has a good chance of being good for a very long time. I got the nav unit on my '13 Santa Fe replaced 3 times while it was near new. Very frustrating at the time but it's been good ever since.... knock on wood. Consider it a dealer test as to how well they are going to take care of you. Keep us posted please.
  4. hwitten

    What did you consider before selecting the MKX?

    Looks like some great minds are indeed in sync. I'm 72 and this could very well be my last new car purchase so I'm trying my best to minimize compromises while realizing that they have to be made. I've set myself up for a longer wait than initially planned but it's all with minimizing compromises in mind. Going to do one last snoop around at the Vancouver Auto Show in March. Hopefully by then the MKX '17 order guides will be out too. At that time I'll decide on a '17 or outgoing '16. The only real remaining competitor for the moment is the Mercedes GLC300 but it's a competitor in theory only as I haven't been able to get a decent test drive yet. It has 2 possible strikes against it though.... run flat tires and dial for nav, etc. Not sure if I would like it, even with time. Kinda' partial to touching the screen Going to be a long time to March... but that's the way it goes.
  5. hwitten

    AUTO HOLD QUESTION

    Not armed = dark switch. When switch is dark, AH not armed. When switch lit, with whatever titling it may have, the AH is armed and ready for use. They may have changed the titling, or it could even be different US/Can. I'm going be memory but the salesman made such a big deal of it (AH) that I paid attention during usage. When armed (switch lit) you can press break pedal when tranny in D or S and it will hold the brake until you step on the gas. During that time the green indicator is lit in the display area, Step on gas, display indicator goes out. While titling may differ, what I came away with.... switch lit = armed, switch dark AH not armed. AH has to be armed manually after each engine start as it defaults to off, switch dark. It's a confusing little gizmo and actual benefit remains to be seen, for me at least. I used it a bit to figure out what it was about and then left it off as I think my starts are a bit smoother allowing for a bit of creep while transitioning from brake to gas pedal.
  6. hwitten

    AUTO HOLD QUESTION

    That's just some of todays backwards titling that's being used on switches, etc. When switch is dark it means AH is off, as it is whenever you first start the car. When you push the button, light turns on and says OFF, as that's what will happen next time you push the button. Push button to turn AH on after you start the car next time to arm AH. At you next traffic light use brake as normal and after a full stop the green light in display should go on to show it's active and you can take you foot off the brake. No green light, try pressing brake a bit harder. Still no green light in display.... something is broken. Step on the gas pedal, AH releases and green light in display goes out. Switch still says OFF as that's what will happen if you pride it, turn AH off. It was somewhat confusing to me when I did my 48hr test drive. Took a bit to figure it out. After using it a few times I kept it off as I'm used to allowing car to creep a bit when going from brake to gas pedal.
  7. hwitten

    Winter Tires

    Now that there should be a few X's running around with winter wheels/tires... any appreciable difference in ride? I'm assuming one would go 17in or 18in with winter wheels? Wondering how the ride differs if coming down from 20 or 21in wheels. Still a bit leery about 21's and low profile tires even though they seemed quite nice during my test drive.
  8. hwitten

    Remote Start in Canada

    Thanks. That's what I was hoping for, the App being reliable, rather than FOB. Sorry, wasn't too clear in my question Glad to hear that Lincoln has included Canada in their App availability and coverage.... and that it actually works.
  9. hwitten

    Does fuel access door lock?

    For me it was just a question because, as mentioned, it seems only imports have a locking access door and I guess since I currently drive an import and got used to it I found it missing and since salesperson said it locks.... had to ask Regarding syphoning... much more high tech these days. Seems battery operated drills have replaced the syphoning hose
  10. hwitten

    Remote Start in Canada

    Now that we're into winter a bit... I'm wondering about remote start in the real world, especially coverage in Canada. Seems like some remote start systems are tied to the FOB and others that claim remote start are somewhat unreliable. Lincoln's looks real good on paper but wondering if the real good extends to actual usage here in Canada. Before you ask why I want/need remote start here in balmy Vancouver, there are occasions when I'm really glad I have heated seats and steering wheel in my Santa Fe and being able to start remotely some 5-10 minutes before departure would save some uncomfortable shivering minutes.... and I do mean teeth shattering shivering, until seats and wheel heat up. Just an occasional quirk of mine.
  11. hwitten

    Almost ready to order... or should I wait?

    But it's such an important 30 seconds Besides, my SantaFe' cam is crisp as are others I've looked at. Minor point, but a point nevertheless, for me at least. Anyways... none of those items will keep me from buying an MKX, they are simply items I'm compromising most on when I do buy one. Actually, the speedo may end up being a deal-breaker if I come across another vehicle I like equally 'with' the digital speedo. Of course now that I've decided to wait until MY17 order guides are out there will also be other 17's to re-review by that time and we start all over again, though somewhat further ahead. When I started I was only thinking of buying a new vehicle but now I'm 99% sure that I will
  12. hwitten

    Almost ready to order... or should I wait?

    My hope they do for next MY: Digital Speedo Better cameras User adjustable screen adjustments (contrast, etc.) Keep rear cam clean (with washer or covered until in use) AAC down to stop Actual braking on collision prevention. (This may already happen as the how-to's I found where a bit ambiguous and of course can't trust the manual.) However, being somewhat of a realist I don't expect any of it
  13. hwitten

    Does fuel access door lock?

    You're right Adam. Now that you mention it I recall having to 'adjust' to releasing the door when I got my Santa Fe. Got used to it so took it as 'missing' test driving the MKX
  14. hwitten

    Does fuel access door lock?

    Salesman says it's locked when car is locked. Is it? I only tried it when I had the car unlocked during demo so couldn't prove/dis-prove.
  15. hwitten

    Almost ready to order... or should I wait?

    The sad part is that on my 2011 MKZ it was perfect. Too bad they skimp on such a visible piece of tech. Makes one wonder a bit.
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