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Lincoln cut back 2 years of free maintenance on the 2014 MKZ!!!!!! My Toyota Corolla even has 3 years free maintenance!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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yea old news but still worth complaining. Even BMW offers more. This was one of the selling points of Lincoln but I think they were loosing money on it so they cut it back.
 

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Well at least they are offering the free service. I wouldn't mind if they added another year. I would say 3 years would be fair ;)
 

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I wonder if this has actually done a good job at getting them a lot more customers, 2 years of free maintenance is a lot, hard to turn up.
 

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I wonder if this has actually done a good job at getting them a lot more customers, 2 years of free maintenance is a lot, hard to turn up.
I don't see why not.
if you're leasing for lets say 4 years, you're only paying for maintenance 1/2 of the lease term.

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Well I think it's more beneficial to those who are financing and keeping the car. Most people who lease cars treat them like crap they don't have the same care because in the end they know they get to return it.
 

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Personally I think that the change/cut to 2 years from 4 years of covered maintenance was a way that Ford/Lincoln could keep the cost of the MKZ the same for 2014 as the 2013 model - the help the brand and the dealers.

That said, to us the consumer it does look like were getting less and that Ford/Lincoln is being cheap. And it sure doesn't help their image in rebuilding the brand and trying to make Lincoln a luxury player the likes of the German and Japanese lux brands.

But when you really get down to what you get from the "covered maintenance", it really isn't all that much. Basically it is just oil changes and tire rotations during that time - maybe a filter or two. But you're still paying for wear parts like tires and brakes.

Here's a link to an Edmunds pdf chart that breaks down covered maintenance by manufacturer and what the potential savings that actually means to the customer. From the Lincoln number of $1180 under the 4 year covered maintenance plan, that means that you're losing $590 in savings with their drop to a 2 year term on 2014 models.

http://static.ed.edmunds-media.com/...maintenance.programs/free.vehicle.maint.3.pdf
 

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it was even more before.

BMW does 4 or 5 years. basically for the term of most lease offers.
didn't even know that, which is crazy, 4 and 5 years free maintenance is a big way to encourage people to buy/lease a BMW.

lincoln should consider doing this, they need it most to grow sales.
 

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I would even say 3 years would be reasonable to buld an audience and get attention. Lincolns will sell to have that kind of free maintence especially for a higher end vehicle maintainence costs would be on the owners mind.
 

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Yeah for those who lease to keep the cost down and have no worries since the poeple who lease them dont care unless they plan to buy it outright in the end of the lease term.
 

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I am sure the sales manager can always manage to giver you a better deal but an extra year of free maintainence might be a bit much.
 
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