1977 Lincoln Mark V Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1977 Lincoln Mark V 460 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 460 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance91255 miles
Previous carDodge Grand Caravan

Summary:

A gas sucking super model

Faults:

It tends to idle extremely high sometimes, and sometimes it will idle at normal speeds.

Gas Hog.

General Comments:

I got this car last summer and its I'm perfect condition. It has never broken down or has given me any trouble. The only thing wrong with it is the really high idle.

The inside is the best. You can ride in it for hours. The sunroof is very big, almost the whole roof.

It can go pretty fast at top speeds, but I get about 9-10 miles per gallon.

Killer 8-track.

I will never get rid of it, I'm hoping to keep it for as long as I can.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2004

15th Nov 2012, 11:42

If you have a high idle and really poor (relatively) gas mileage, I'd really look at a vacuum leak. Given the age of the vehicle, you probably have cracked hoses, and leaks at the fittings. I'd really suggest buying lengths of hose at the correct inside diameter and replacing everything. Do the headlights stay closed when the car's sitting for a day? That's one indicator.

Also, I suggested to someone else on this site about changing the rear-end ratio... believe me, it makes a difference! You might have to change the entire physical rear-end, plus the little gear at the end of the speedo cable that goes into the tranny, but if you drive your car often, you'll notice a big difference. Acceleration is a little slower, but thinking about the gas you save, while driving a nice car, will put a smile on your face!

1977 Lincoln Mark V 7.5L 460 c.i from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 7.5L 460 c.i Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired72300 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

A true classic and very underrated. Virtually ignored by collectors and cruisers

Faults:

When I purchased it, it required a lot of money to get into good running order.

The water pump needed replacing.

The brakes were very expensive to replace since the rear calipers were different from the left and right.

The carb has needed multiple adjustments.

The choke tends to stick, causing it not to want to start when cold sometimes.

The power window motor on the driver's side broke not long after I purchased the car.

General Comments:

The car is very luxurious and feels like riding on air when traveling at high speeds.

There is surprisingly enough power to haul the over 6000 lb chassis 0-60 mph quite quickly and extremely smooth.

The classic 1970's "big luxury car" is definitely an attention getter among the small cars of today.

Surprisingly the back seat offers very little room considering the car is over 19 feet long.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2003

1st May 2006, 16:15

Correction, the mark v was only 4650 lbs.

7th Jun 2006, 17:31

According to the title of my 1977 Mark V, the car weighs 6,352 pounds.

14th Sep 2006, 14:30

The weight listed is the gross vehicle weight. This is how much the vehicle weighs with a full tank of gas, fluids, and full payload. This curb weight is in fact 4600 lbs.

1977 Lincoln Mark V 460 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 460 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carBMW 7 Series

Summary:

Very luxurious, comfortable and unique

Faults:

The front end required new ball joints, shocks and tie rod ends recently.

I replaced the timing chain.

The air conditioning compressor leaks.

The front springs are sagging, but still functional.

General Comments:

This car is extremely reliable. Normal wear items such as brakes last a long time. Parts and cheap and service is quite easy. It makes up for the terrible gas mileage. 10-16 MPG.

The brakes are extremely good. The steering is too light and numb.

Its excellent for long highway trips, very comfortable and relaxing. The engine has plenty of power. It will go so fast on the highway, the speedometer needle wrapped all the way around the dial to point at zero, yet it still was very stable and quiet.

Around town, it's a handful in tight traffic.

Visibility is poor, to the side.

It's a very attractive car, and a fine example of the 1970's long hood personal luxury car. I love driving it, as it's so different compared to new cars.

However, the styling hurts the trunk room and access to the back seat, especially given the overall size of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2003

8th Oct 2004, 19:46

I'm curious as to how you derived the term "wrapped the needle around the dial" on the speedometer. MY '77 Lincoln Mark V has a rectangular speedometer on it.

30th Jul 2005, 16:55

Why would any one go 120 mph in a mark v?

In my mark v I think the spedometer only goes to 80, and I think when it goes to zero it is 120 mph.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 6 reviews