1986 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass 5.0 liter V8 from North America
Smooth engine, beautiful styling
Battery acid leaked from the battery.
ABS warning indicator illuminated.
Clear coat went bad and the car required a new paint job.
Ignition wouldn't position correctly.
Dead battery on numerous occasions.
Faulty ignition caused climate control and air suspension issues.
The beautiful styling and smooth ride made it the best car I'd ever owned up until that point.
The day after purchasing the vehicle, I took the car back and reported a knocking sound under the hood, and the dealer took possession of it and gave me a loaner. 5 weeks later they returned it to me with a brand new alternator.
Time went on and what appeared to be a sweaty battery would in fact be acid leaking onto other parts of the engine bay. The car failed to start at one point as the battery was dead. I took the car to an electrical shop and was told my battery was overcharging and that a new voltage regulator and battery would solve this. Nope. Second trip to the electrical shop and was told my charging system "tested fine" and that the charging system was "probably overcharging the battery on the highway". A theory we were "unable to prove".
The ignition system wouldn't position right at times causing a fault in the air suspension and climate control.
Factory anti theft system failed to work from the day I purchased the car.
I really enjoyed this smooth and powerful car, but all good things must come to an end.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2015