1990 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass V8 5.0 from North America
A true luxury muscle car of it's era
Swapped all four Air Springs for Coil Springs using conversion kit found on-line. All 4 bags and several other components were in need of repair.
Replaced Alternator & Battery at 130,000 miles. Alternator was not charging Battery between starts.
Transmission went at 135,000 miles. Replaced with rebuilt unit.
Replaced leaking fuel lines.
Replaced fuel pump, fuel pump relay, and inertia relay at 140,000 miles.
Would die and then not start back up.
Stock Stereo has never worked.
Replaced broken power antenna with stock Ford antenna, mostly for looks.
Driver side power window motor does not work.
Driver side power seat motor that controls angle of backrest does not work.
Leaks about a quart of oil every 3000 miles.
Exhaust leak under hood, most likely a manifold leak. Adds to the cars "muscle car" sound and feel.
As of 145,000 miles the digital odometer no longer displays a reading, but rather the wording "Error."
This car has it's "bugs" but if you have a mechanic in the family and do not mind paying for replacement parts it definitely has it's benefits.
Very dependable engine keeps running and running despite other components failing after the 125,000 mile mark.
The car's exterior has also held up extremely well for the Midwest US climate exposure (Cold Winters, Snow, Etc)
This car is really a hidden gem for it's age. There were very few cars on the road in 1990 that had four different power seat controls (including lumbar!), heated power outside mirrors, a powered moon/sun roof, digital overhead compass and thermometer, trip computer with current fuel economy and "distance to empty readings", and digital automatic climate control. This was and still is a luxury vehicle like no other!
Once you own a Lincoln Mark you will always compare future cars to it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th April, 2003