I started looking at the MKZ back in 2013 and the more i researched it, the more i fell in love with this car. Lincoln really has stepped up to the plate with this model. I thought I'd wait until the 2014 model came out because a friend told me to never buy the first year model of a car because that is when the cars flaws are discovered and get fixed for the following year model. It sure was hard to wait, especially everytime I would see someone driving one. But I finally purchased my MKZ Hybrid in February 2014 and delighted to drive this awesome piece a machinery. Can't get enough of it and love to drive everywhere with it. I have gotten many compliments on it. I love to watch the guys at the car wash trying to figure how to move the car because they don't realize the gears are push button now in this car. Best purchase of my life.