Lincoln Mark VI Review from UK and Ireland

1982 Lincoln Mark VI 302

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 302 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile 98

Summary:

Bargain luxury cruiser

Faults:

Heater leaked soon after I got it. I spent half a day getting the unit out, and found someone had gone to the same trouble, and just stuffed filler around the leak and put it back! I had it re-cored.

Oil pick up tube broke at 140000 miles.

Rear springs replaced at 150000 miles.

Central locking played up; I removed the relay, cleaned up the points, and had no more trouble.

Drivers window motor failed, swapped for one of the rear ones.

General Comments:

No question, the most comfortable car I ever owned, for quietness, seat comfort and ride quality.

Performance was adequate, it seemed slow when I first had it, but it was so quiet I didn't realise at first that it was quicker than I thought.

All the toys worked; I particularly liked the digital dash.

It had surprisingly good handling as well; not like a sports car, but better than I expected from a large car like this.

It had reasonable fuel economy too, 22 mpg overall (according to the digital dash).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th July, 2011

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review