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Lincoln's MKZ was updated for 2010 with a vastly changed interior, new front-end styling and a revised drivetrain. For 2011, the big news is the addition of the MKZ Hybrid.Related to the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, the MKZ competes with entry-level luxury cars like the Cadillac CTS and Le... Read Full Report
Editor's note: This review was written in August 2009 about the 2010 Lincoln MKZ. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2011, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. The MKZ is Lincoln's entry-level luxury sedan, but with its 2010 redesign there's not much that's entry-level about it. After... Read full review for the 2011 Lincoln MKZ
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We were in the market for a safe, reliable car for my wife and superior reviews in the literature led us to a Lincoln dealer in mid winter. I was so impressed with the quantity and quality of the stan... Read Full Review
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.
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