1993 Lincoln Mark VIII Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L V8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

Good car but expensive to own

Faults:

Accelerator cable snapped 2 days after purchase, the part was expensive- $198.

Back end started sagging, Rear air bags are now gone, the front followed, pump is gone, in the process of converting to normal suspension- $600-$800.

Speakers sometimes produce a lot of static.

Not all dash lights work at all times, they go on and off.

Paint on trunk is peeling.

Doors always freeze shut, takes awhile to unfreeze the lock.

Transmission slips a little from 1st to 2nd.

General Comments:

It always starts right up.

The car flies, 280 HP.

Handles well.

Interior is very comfortable and has easy access to all controls.

It is expensive to fix and difficult to work on.

Gas is very expensive, about $60 to fill it with premium, about 200-300 miles to a full tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2008

1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carCadillac Fleetwood

Summary:

This car is very good and it is worth well more than it is valued at

Faults:

Transmission started to slip at 120,000.

Driver-side mirror became hard to see out of.

Door handles on both sides got loose.

Buttons on the temperature control started to crack.

The Head lights get fogged up and makes it very hard to see out of when it is raining or has just rained.

General Comments:

This car is very fast.

The gas mileage isn't good at all and my car only runs good on premium octane.

The stock system was mediocre at best. I put a different head unit in it with sub-woofers and it made a world of difference.

It is surprisingly good in snow with winter tires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2008

1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 32v 4.6L DOHC from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 32v 4.6L DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired131000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Fun

Faults:

Transmission took a dive about 3 months after purchase, the transmission on all, but the 97 and 98 cars are highly suspect and not very reliable over 100k if driven hard.

Air spring suspension is leaks over night in the front.

A good deal of front end work, including, LCA's Lower tie rod ends.

Drivers door handle snapped off.

Wipers only work on high.

Radio works intermittently and cd player no longer works.

Sunroof needs help opening and closing.

General Comments:

It is a very fun car to drive. Having all that power along with pretty good highway gas mileage is a great combo. The car can bring a smile to your face when you down shift going 55mph and bark the tires before you cannon ball ahead. I can get around 25-29 mpg on the interstate going 70mph, granted city mileage inst great, the car being a V8 and all.

The car is a mechanics toy, if you are mechanically inclined this is a great car to own and to even work on sometimes. The air springs are going to be old no matter what car you buy at this point in time, but there are coil spring replacements for about 400 for all 4 corners that will improve, stiffen or lower the ride of the car along with the added reliability. The cabin is unique and the stock sound system is great when it works, it gives me all the bass and noise I need ;).

I currently have glass packs on my car and it a very nice growl to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st January, 2008

25th Apr 2009, 16:31

No wonder your transmission blew up you're not supposed to downshift if you are going 55 MPH. I had a 1993 Mark VIII for nearly 2 years and replaced the transmission fluid and filter myself and never had any tranny problems whatsoever. In fact, I didn't have very many maintenance issues at all.

I recommend this car to everyone who is interested, especially since they are cheap because of this recession.

1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

I loved this car, but it has a lot of common problems

Faults:

The following are very common problems with the '93 Mark 8...

First time the air suspension blew ($1000)

Transmission had trouble shifting between 2nd and 3rd. Improved, but never fixed ($200)

Brake rotors warped from the weight of the car on lower quality rotors ($400)

Radiator blew ($600)

Air suspension failed again. (Quoted at $2,500).

General Comments:

Let me say that I really enjoyed many aspects of my Mark 8, but there is a reason you can buy one so cheap.

Let me say that the car DOES indeed have three things... comfort, power, and luxury in excess.

For these reasons, it actually has a very strong following. Which in-turn makes it easier to diagnose the host of common problems that you will experience sooner or later... usually sooner.

Now if you have around $7,000 to $8,000... you can buy the car for $3,000... put $4,000 to $5000 into it and have a really great cruiser.

But otherwise - just stay away!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2007

17th Jul 2007, 22:26

You are correct a 14 year old Mark VIII that has not had a coil conversion is definetly going to have air suspension problems. But other than this they are pretty reliable cars. I have a 93 with 107,000 miles and it never lets me down. The bottom line is this: If you see a Mark VIII for sale cheap and the only problem seems to be the air suspension buy it and for around $500.00 convert it to coil springs and have a great ride!

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Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 15 reviews