1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1996 Lincoln Mark VIII V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

It is a luxury car with a lot of power and I get a lot of compliments on it

Faults:

The front air ride system needed to be worked on and the air ride shocks were replaced. The front air ride system went down around 65,000 miles.

The alternator was replaced around 70,000 miles, along with the battery because the idiot light never came on.

Currently it is mis-firing, not in idle, but during acceleration. It just started doing it this week. I suspect its the spark plugs and wires, but it only has 77000.

General Comments:

The car is reliable, no doubt about that.

I find it hard to work on it myself and it is expensive to work on.

I believe it is worth fixing if and when you have the money to do it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2003

1996 Lincoln Mark VIII All aluminum 4.6 liter 32-valve from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission All aluminum 4.6 liter 32-valve Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

A high performance and styling steal

Faults:

The chromed wheels have started to corrode on the inside. One wheel has developed a pinhole leak through the rim as a result of this corrosion.

The remote release for the fuel door often takes over ten tries before the door pops open.

General Comments:

This is one of the best styled automobile, inside and out, to come out of Detroit.

The performance and handling is first rate, right up there with cars like Jaguar.

Unfortunately the headlights are dismal. The low beam lights are practicly worthless.

But the optional JBL sound system is fantastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2003

7th Jan 2005, 10:57

I agree the Lincoln mark VIII is indeed one of the best cars that I have ever owned. Thank You for getting the word out about this elegant car. I wish that Lincoln would bring it back, I am sure it would be a hit.

20th Jan 2007, 01:29

Have either of you tried to replace the bulb inside the headlight? Years ago, I replaced the bulbs or lamps inside the lenses of my 5.0 Mustang for around 15 bucks. The results were brighter lights that threw light farther down the road. It was a great investment.

1996 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6l 32V from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.6l 32V Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carBMW 328is

Summary:

High performance, great used bargain, cheap insurance, pampered life

Faults:

Door closed switch only.

General Comments:

Great reliability, great straight line performance, 28 miles per gallon from a 290hp ~3750 lbs. car

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2000

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews