I knew after only a couple of days driving my newly purchased 13 year old Lincoln Mark 7 that it was the best vehicle I have ever owned.
I picked it up a small car lot for $2300.00(Cd). It had 290,000km (180,000 miles) on it, but what the heck, the price was right and I was in need of a winter beater quickly. I knew nothing of the luxury or reputation the car had. I had only seen them around, but was totally ignorant to their finer qualities.
This car provided me with the sweet ride I have desired for 20 years. Within the first week of ownership, I decided to sell my 1985 Corvette and drive this car all year around.
Aside from a luxurious ride with the most comfortable seats, the vehicle provides a very quiet interior. This is most notable on the highway. The door seals are never broken or penetrated by the wind. I had thought that all cars were noisy on the highway, but as it would turn out, all CHEAP cars are noisy. Just a casual glance at all the seals attest to its fine craftsmanship and thought in design. The cabin on a hole is well insulated and you must strain to hear your engine running. In the cold of winter, all this extra packing ensures the interior stays warm a lot longer when in and out of the car.
The car is built solid. I have yet to notice a rattle or shimmer anywhere. It is not that I am fortunate in this regard. It was made to superior standard and I believe all owners know what I mean. It is equipped with a sturdy 5.0 Liter reliable engine with easy interchangaebility with the Mustangs, making parts very affordable.
This car is not the most beautiful vehicle I have owned. Nor is it very modern looking inside. But it has been made to the very highest standards in most every respect. I have been telling anybody who will listen that this car is amazing, its ride and performance, and to not miss an opportunity to buy one if one comes available at a good price.
It has changed my whole outlook on future vehicles. I will never again own an inexpensive car. I shall always own a luxury car from here on in and I shall never forget my teacher in the discipline of luxury, my 1989 Lincoln Mark 7.