1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6 V8 from North America


I must let it die, but hate to let it go


Alternator bad after 65k miles. (Replaced under warranty).

Front air suspension out at 105k, rear out at 135k. Expensive to fix if not yourself (over $4000).

Major oil leaks throughout engine, replaced all gaskets at 112k.

Interior trim, seats, and steering wheel showing wear at 140k.

Needs front suspension relaced fully at 145k.

General Comments:

I love the look, and over-all good reliability of the car, but it is expensive on the repairs! Would not buy another (discontinued anyway), may trade in for Lincoln LS if it fits my tall frame.

Car still starts right up every time. Great engine, the rest of the car can't last as long though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2003

18th Sep 2004, 21:14

Air ride can be replaced with struts.. contact struts r us less than $ 500.00..

1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L V8 from North America


Luxury performance


Alternator went at 110,000 miles, over $400 to replace (expensive).

Overdrive off button stopped working about 110,000 miles.

Replaced cooling fan motor and water pump at 96,000 miles, cost $650.

Front brakes can over heat if ridden to hard.

General Comments:

Car performance and handling are great.

Exterior design and interior have stayed current.

Maintenance costs seem reasonable.

Vehicle depreciates quickly however I have not understood why. Cost new about $40,000; I purchased 3 years old for $17,000; at 10 years old its value is about $6,000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2003

1993 Lincoln Mark VIII from North America


Headache on wheels


Transmission was very sporadic. Downshifted at random. Would not engage overdrive after 110,000. Under speed from stop, transmission would overshift into 3rd gear. Transmission was garbage.

On-board computer system did not detect a faulty alternator until 30 seconds before the car shut down completely. Battery idiot light lit sporadically. Dealer-installed alternator was nearly $400! Pep Boys did it for $260. The sad part is the alternator is at the top front and center under the hood, yet it is a nightmare to replace.

Interior is totally plastic (and leather), with the radio controls and heater control buttons all broken, but functional.

General Comments:

MONEY PIT. I have read nightmare stories of expense related to the electronic suspension and transmission. I got rid of mine just in time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2003