1979 Lincoln Mark V 400 from North America
Big, powerful, beautiful
Driver's window goes up, and not down.
Factory radio does not work.
Headlight switch also needs replacement.
Easily one of the nicest, most comfortable cars I have ever owned.
I use Shell, 91 octane, and can get 19 mpg. I think that's great considering most SUV's get 15 mpg.
Very reliable and gorgeous. The car is in excellent needing only a few cosmetics. I would recommend buying a Lincoln to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd June, 2009
23rd Jun 2009, 17:12
How do you know the window will go up if it won't go down??
23rd Jun 2009, 19:24
Best of the 70's luxury cars! I'm the proud owner of a '79 Town Car :) Mine runs very well but needs a repaint...
24th Jun 2009, 08:04
On your window issue, it sounds like you need to take your tracks out and clean/re-grease them.
24th Jun 2009, 11:01
While I am happy that you enjoy your Mark V, I doubt VERY seriously that you are getting 19 mpg on 91 octane in the underpowered and over emission controlled 400 CID. You see I own one and that 15 is a great deal closer to reality if you are REALLY light on the pedal. I'm not hating on the car, I love both my 79 and my 78 (which has the 460 cid, slightly more power, but equally emission controlled), I just believe your mpg calculations are a leaning slightly towards the fantasy mark. But when it comes right down to it, If you are driving one of these daily, like I do my 78, then you obviously do not care about mpg. I know I don't. Al Gore, and all the other environmentally religious followers know what they can do with themselves as far as I'm concerned. Keep your Mark running, if you ever wish to sell, contact me.