1990 Lincoln Mark VII Reviews from North America

1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0 V8 351

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 351 Automatic
Distance when acquired175000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carLincoln Mark VII

Summary:

Great car and I recommend it to everyone

Faults:

Moon roof switch went bad.

Front brake rotors need to be replaced.

Temperature gauge needs to be replaced.

General Comments:

This is my first car, and I plan on having it for a long time. It's a great car. For its size, it will get up and go.

I have some chrome rims and 2nd stage Flowmasters on it. Black leather interior. Purple ghost flames.

It's a very comfortable car.

Even though it's a bigger car, it will turn on a dime and it will fly. I've beaten everybody at the red light so far. Great car, runs and drives awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2009

1990 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass 302

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 302 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Acclaim

Summary:

This is the gentlemans hot rod; taut and responsive, economical and luxurious

Faults:

Stereo quit, antenna quit, door locks quit, got them back working and then they quit again!

Air bags quit at 130000, so I parked the car.

A year later I heard of the coil spring conversion that was available, but did not have the space or the funds to change all the things that the conversion required.

So after some thought and some looking at what was there, I re-engineered the conversion, using the stock pieces.

Bought some Mustang GT coil springs and cut the top 2 rolls off with a cut off wheel, and slid them in, and the bad boy went down two inches and stayed there.

With the 302 4sp o.d. transmission, and the new stance sure gets a lot of looks from the young set.

Does the cloverleafs at 45, then you can steer it with the throttle. It wants to drift slightly nearing 50.

Now with 190000 miles on it, it's needing another complete brake job; will do that myself.

If I can keep it under 65, it will get 22mpg. City stop and start, might get 12mpg.

Had an electrical short on the ground side of the battery, located the system that had the short, pulled the system out of the loop and switched it so the drain was eliminated! Body is now going away from the salt and age, but is still one bad ride.

I'm 59, and from 48 to 59 have put the hammer down on the missing Linc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2008

1990 Lincoln Mark VII 5.0

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Most recent distance141649 miles
Previous carLincoln Mark VII

Summary:

Best car I have ever had

Faults:

NOTHING.

General Comments:

Great car best I ever had, was just totaled by a semi truck!!

Looking for a new one.

Car is quick, dependable, sturdy, beautiful, rides like water across glass!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2005

1990 Lincoln Mark VII 5.0 high output

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0 high output Automatic
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.7 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Very disapointed

Faults:

Alternator is bad.

Air shocks don't work well.

Transmission does not work well, does not shift properly.

General Comments:

The cars engine seems to run well, it's a smooth ride and handles nicely, but because of the way the transmission acts and how often it needs repair, the car is not worth buying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th July, 2005

19th Jul 2005, 10:01

You have a 15 year old car. So it needs a new transmission. Maybe a tune up is in order. Mark V11's are beautiful cars, even today. Therefore, if I were you, I would reserve my next tax refund for that very purpose.

30th Dec 2006, 03:48

I too love my Bill Blass rag top mark v11 Lincoln. My car before this was a Cadillac, and I also owned an Allante.

By far this year mark v11 surpasses the Allante, and any of the new cars on the road. Soft, tough, fully equipped, good on gas, comfortable for the tall driver, a mean machine.

Anyone who loves this auto as much as I do, please share where to get replacement parts such as temp/compass and rubber window trims.

This car will be a classic before you know it, and worth whatever TLC it needs.

23rd Oct 2007, 04:27

I found a one owner LSC in a farmer's barn and just had to have it. Airbags are a problem, but can be converted at a reasonable price and that fixes that problem for good. Car is exceptionally comfortable and a pleasure to drive. Body style is a classic. No matter how dirty or driven still looks good. All of the problems with the suspension and window motors are easy fixes and with a little TLC this car will last for a long time. Really enjoy my classic. Have had no problems with any electrical parts, and all the interior lights and gadgets work like new. When I started looking for mine, there were only 10 available on-line for sale in the entire USA. These cars are rare, hard to find and will definitely appreciate in value. Find that the big 5.0 preforms better on Plus or Premium than on regular Unleaded. Seems to have more pep and pickup. Lincoln and Ford has been known for several years to have problems with their windows and airbags so anybody that knows their cars knows to expect this. I definitely will buy another to have a pair to restore. Best investment I have made in a long time.

24th Apr 2008, 10:36

Lincoln Mark owners - if you are having problems with your Transmission (improperly shifting) then check that a bushing (made using plastic) in the engine compartment, on linkage that connects the throttle to the tranny is not worn or sloppy. I had the problem and replaced it with a brass bushing. No problems since.

If you wait, you'll burn-out the tranny.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 13 reviews