1976 Lincoln Mark V 460 from Slovakia

Summary:

America at its best

Faults:

Park brake cable froze causing the left rear brakes to over-heat, warping the rear disks.

Rough idle caused by air leaks between carb. and intake manifold.

Automatic choke sticks.

Transmission started leaking after having it "flushed" at a local garage.

General Comments:

I always hear Europeans calling it a boat, but their next sentence is "My daughter is getting married in June, do you think...?

This car is the epitome of big American luxury cars.

Yes, It's a mass production car, but they didn't come much more eloquent and technologically refined than this in 1977 (Yes, they had air-conditioning in 1977). And as far as attention grabbing, pure panache, can a 1977 Mercedes even come close?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2007

7th Mar 2010, 21:00

The '76 is a Mark IV. The '77-79 are Mark V's.

9th Sep 2010, 14:14

I know that a 1976 is a Mark IV, but mine is a 1977. I don't know why they put it under 1976.

10th Sep 2010, 12:09

Apologies for the confusion. American car reviews on the site are arranged by model year, and European reviews are arranged by the year of manufacture. This mirrors the way Americans and Europeans think about car years, but in the uncommon case of a US model of car that's been imported into Europe, it doesn't make sense. Unfortunately changing this would require significant technical changes to how the site works. I will try to fix this problem, but unfortunately I can't give an estimate of when, as it's not a trivial change.

Steven Jackson, CSDO Media Limited

steven@carsurvey.org.