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    Pasadena Lady is offline Senior Member My Lincoln(s): 2017 Continental
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    Can you imagine how the different beeps and chimes could be distracting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasadena Lady View Post
    Can you imagine how the different beeps and chimes could be distracting?
    I find I get used to the different tones over a week or two and then it is just another input for me. No problem at all. In my Town Car my wife once forgot to do up her seat belt and after about 10 minutes on a very quiet country road a shrill bell went off and a red seat belt light on the dash. Now that was distracting for a few seconds, I think because of the surprise element and not knowing what it was about. So I try everything.

    Good luck.

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    Did a 350 kilometer (218 miles) day trip yesterday. Filled up with regular gas and the computer says I averaged 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers which is 30 miles per US gallon. Mostly hwy driving on country roads with a few small towns and scenic stops along the way. That is better than I expected but I drove the speed limit and very few significant accelerations. The fuel tank is spec'd at 68 liters (18 gallons) and seems to use 17 liters (4.5 gallons) for every quarter tank according to the fill-ups that I have done. Gauge is consistent with this trip fuel usage showing well above a half tank remaining.

    The Nav system does not recognise new developments in my area, but works great otherwise. It is easier to use than my Garmin Nuvi 66lm or my 6 inch Tom Tom and way more usefull features. I liked the 3 choices for the route: fastest, shortest and scenic; the scenic is great for ambling through the countryside avioding major roads. Large screen with separate display on right of dash for direction and distance to junctions is a much less distracting approach. It found all my places of interest. So no problems for me.

    The 3 zone HVAC system is very quiet yet cools the car quickly after parking in sun, even with the sunshade open. Gets the temperature to the target setting without a lot of cold air directed at you, just cools the cabin generally. Ambient temperature was only 27 C and humid so not hot at all; we are having a very slow start to spring, and only a month to summer.

    Front passenger door interior electric latch switch to be replaced tomorrow.

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    Pasadena Lady is offline Senior Member My Lincoln(s): 2017 Continental
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    What is your current odometer reading? Seems you drive quite a bit everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasadena Lady View Post
    What is your current odometer reading? Seems you drive quite a bit everyday.
    My odometer reading is 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) in a month of ownership, which is about average for me. My car is driven almost every day but no commuting just shopping or trips or picking up the grand-kids.

    Good luck.

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    Are you leasing it buying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasadena Lady View Post
    Are you leasing it buying?
    I am buying my Continental since I intend to keep it for 10 years. Looked at leasing a little, but it seemed more expensive for me and my salesman agreed. The cost of repairs will of course be a factor and if it proves less reliable than my Town Car (which I kept for 10 years and still perfect) I may need to reconsider. If problematic then I will change at the 4 year mark.

    I don't need the latest and greatest so long as my car is well equipped and looking great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Town View Post
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    Front passenger door interior electric latch switch to be replaced tomorrow.
    Lincoln sent the wrong part, so another wait to get it fixed. On emergency order now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Town View Post
    Found out the power headrests in the rear outboard positions do not raise by power or manually. They just flip down either by power or manually.

    Tried the AWD display in the dash. Surprised to find the car is powered by all 4 wheels when starting off, and the rear wheel drive diminishes after 30 KPH (19 MPH) and is only front wheel drive by 40 KPH (25 MPH) in dry summer weather. So now I know why the system works so well in the winter on other Lincolns.

    Just turned on the lane keeping feature. Now set for warning (steering wheel vibration) and assist (move steering so car tracks center of lane). I have not noticed any difference so far and I have been on several roads with different markings, some had 3 lanes and no visible markings. So quite pleased so far.

    Navigation works very well and is particularly easy to use. Some recent development in my area is visible on Google but not on my navigation system at all.

    The collision assist feature shows a number of red lights where the HID display would be and sounds a loud noise and even brakes the car as you get close to a vehicle in front that is slowing unexpectedly without brake lights. A car cutting in front and accelerating has no effect.

    So all these features that take some of the driving away from you actually just enhance the driving experience since they react so quickly and so well. I am surprised and happy so far.
    Yeah, too many reviewers incorrectly say the Lincolns are using Haldex AWD. Ford actually makes their own in house AWD, And the Torque vectoring AWD option is actually another AWD system entirely, a collaboration between Ford and GKN Driveline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhand1001 View Post
    Yeah, too many reviewers incorrectly say the Lincolns are using Haldex AWD. Ford actually makes their own in house AWD, And the Torque vectoring AWD option is actually another AWD system entirely, a collaboration between Ford and GKN Driveline.
    Yes Ford have evolved their AWD system for many years to become so awesome.

    I thought the torque vectoring system on the 3 liter was basically the same as the 2.7 liter AWD but also includes much more technology for the torque and speed vectoring. The rear half shafts includes additional gearing outboard of the torque vectoring differential that can be applied when necessary to add speed to the outside rear wheel to help push the car through corners. However a user on another forum says you have to be "pushing" the car through the corners to see any advantage. Perhaps the system is more noticeable on slippery roads. I think the other torque vectoring systems on the rear axle just act like a limited slip differential with more control over slip, but no speed advantage.

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    The fuel economy and distance to empty do not work the same way as in my 2007 Town Car. The Continental calculates distance to empty after a fill-up based upon the average fuel economy of the last trip. The Town Car kept a rolling average over many hundreds of kilometers (not recorded anywhere a user could access) and used that to calculate distance to empty. The difference is very significant. Town Car used to do about 600 kilometers to empty while the Continental is well over 700 kilometers to empty on 4 liters less tank capacity.

    Last week's trip averaged 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers (L/100K) while this weeks trip showed 7.6 L/100K so it is improving all the time. I have 1600 kilometers now so it is finished the break-in period but the Owner's Manual says not to measure fuel economy during break-in since it will improve after 2,000 or 3,000 kilometers.

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    My front passenger inside door e-latch switch broke after a few days of use. The new part finally came in this morning and my dealer installed it immediately. So all is well now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Town View Post
    My front passenger inside door e-latch switch broke after a few days of use. The new part finally came in this morning and my dealer installed it immediately. So all is well now.
    Is the e-latch switch connected to the button that opens the door from the inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick Fan View Post
    Is the e-latch switch connected to the button that opens the door from the inside?
    Yes, the e-latch switch is the button mounted into the interior door pull and feels like a switch to release the e-latch holding the door closed. On my car is went dead feeling after a few days. The e-latch switch on the outside door handle is a bigger button but feels and operates the same way.

    My wife and I love the system when it is working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Town View Post

    My wife and I love the system when it is working.
    I bet you do...and maybe a little trapped when it's not! Hehe

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