1996 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L V8 from North America
Fuel pump at 141k.
Passenger rear airbag leaking at 143k.
Window regulator at 130k.
My father bought this car new in 1996 with every single option they offered. It's dark green with a gray interior.
I inherited this vehicle because my father is no longer able to drive, and just after I got it, the air bag started leaking. Instead of worrying about the future reliability of the system, I went ahead and had the well known strut/coil spring conversion done. It was a fairly easy task, all things considered, and only took me about 4 hours total in my garage. I work on all of my own vehicles, never a shop. This car has been meticulously maintained, using synthetic oil and only the highest quality parts.
I absolutely adore this car; it's fast, nimble, ungodly comfortable, gorgeous, and gets excellent fuel mileage. I run Chevron or Shell 92 octane fuel only, and average 28MPG on the highway and 17-19MPG in town.
I've done a few mods to it since inheriting it 4 months ago, and that's a cold air intake, Flowmaster 40-Series mufflers, high-flow catalytic converters, drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads, 15% tinted windows, new rims, which are black and charcoal gray, and Toyo Proxes 4 tires. I kept the sound system stock, because it sounds plenty good for me, and works flawlessly.
Overall, this is a wonderful car with very good reliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2010