1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L from North America
Best car I have owned out of seven
Normal stuff, brake pads, 2 rotors, tires. Just did front wheel bearings, replaced rack & pinon (could have been fixed, only a leak on hydraulic line), replaced air suspension with coils (ride is not as good as it was). This car has been great for maint. and parts are relatively cheap (if you stay away from the dealer).
Love this car, will be sad when it expires. I have put on 90K miles in over 5 years. Always in comfort. Was thinking of a Honda Civic for the gas mileage, rented one and quickly decided no way! It's not worth saving a few dollars to get beat up while you drive it (the ride was similar to an ox cart - this was a brand new car also!).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th April, 2005
25th Nov 2005, 14:50
I love my Mark VIII, 1995, LSC model. It now has 92,000+ miles on it. I bought it new. It has had periodic maintenance on it without fail. This includes oil and filters, all fluids, etc. The only thing bein replaced was the air suspension system which was rather costly. I have never been disappointed in it's performance. I am an old grandma and smart alec's are always trying to run me over, and I just call on my Black Beauty and she shows them! I recently had to have the front and back bumpers repainted. The paint just started oxidizing and looked terrible. Now I would like to get the seal around the back window replaced. The dealer referred me to a glass company. Imagine my surprise when I found out I would have to replace the entire back glass!. It seems the seal is made on to the glass, and I can't just get the seal. This is also a costly job, but I want her to continue to look pretty so I guess that will be my Christmas present to myself. I would like to know if this is what other owners have learned about the back glass seal?
28th Nov 2005, 16:22
I also have a 95 Mark VIII.
It is a great car. Mine is modified to run 12 second 1/4 miles.
In regards to your back window seal, you should be able to just tuck in the weather stripping into the channel with a flathead screwdriver (don't scratch any paint). According to people on one of the Mark VIII websites, it will not leak. Hope that helps and saves you a good deal of money.
There is a wealth of info on this and other Lincoln sites.
Tell them "squirell" sent you.