1982 Lincoln Mark VI 302 from UK and Ireland

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

1981 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0 Liter V8 from North America

Summary:

Classic luxury at an affordable price

Faults:

The engine control module went at 110,000 miles.

Normal wear and tear like fuses, lights, brakes, etc.

General Comments:

One of the best looking Lincolns in my opinion. The continental tire hump in the back and the side vents gives it the air of classic luxury.

This car was the technological triumph of the luxury cars in its decade. The digital gauges and read out panel are fun to have.

The interior has everything modern cars have today, like 6 way power seats and an fuel economy gauge. This Lincoln even has things that some of the new cars don't have, such as heated rear view mirrors, digital read out screen, digital trip meter, window locks, and more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2003

5th Jan 2005, 16:03

Not sure what "window locks" are, but all that other stuff was typical luxury car equipment, even back in 1981.

14th Feb 2005, 20:35

This genre is easily the best riding automobile ever made. There isn't much not to like in these!

25th Nov 2005, 10:50

I've recently bought a 1981 Lincoln Mark VI that doesn't run. I think it only needs a fuel pump, but do not know where it's located on the car. Can anyone tell me? My email is kentjohnston@excite.com. Thanks!