I think the MKZ is a great car, but my only gripe is that there is no manual transmission. I'm hoping Lincoln will offer one in the near future. But I doubt it, it seems to be the growing trend in the auto industry.
I understand why you guys say it's not suited for the MKZ considering for the MKZ. I just find a manual transmission to be more enjoyable. And I don't find it a problem or hassle like some other drivers.
I think a more performance oriented MKZ would be a great idea.