1977 Lincoln Mark V 460 V8 from North America
A gas sucking super model
It tends to idle extremely high sometimes, and sometimes it will idle at normal speeds.
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.
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!