1997 Lincoln Mark VIII Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6 from F.Y.R.O. Macedonia

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 miles
Most recent distance245000 miles
Previous carMoskvitch 408

Faults:

I just bought this car, it's 12 years old, and runs like it's brand new.. One of a kind in Macedonia, probably the whole of Europe...

Head turner... I paid $8000, I had offers for $20000... so far it runs like it should... no known problems or issues, even though it has close to quarter million miles... best car ever...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2009

18th May 2009, 08:19

Been offered 20k??? And you didn't take it?? Yeah bro, here in the states, they are worth maybe 7 or 8k if they are under 100k miles. You got ripped off, sorry.

28th Jun 2010, 14:04

No, he didn't get ripped off.

How much do you think it would cost him to locate a nice one here in the US, ship it to Macedonia, pay customs and have it legalized for use in Macedonia? It may be a not so rare car here in the states, but it is an exotic car in Europe, in particular in formerly Eastern European countries.

I bet it steals the show next to a Zastava and the occasional VW Golf or Benz diesel.

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L V8 from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles

Summary:

FAST, luxurious, and clean lines; the true definition of American Luxury

Faults:

There is a small leak; most likely from the sunroof.

Transmission stutters when switching into 4th gear. My mechanic says it's about a $40.00 fix, it needs a washer or something along those lines. The problem was caused because this car was driven at a max around 35-45mph by my grandmother.

General Comments:

This car was bought by my Grandmother, who recently moved into a retirement home and my father took possession. The car went for its 30,000 mile check up in *2006* with only *18,000 miles* on it. The car has been garaged kept until mid 2007. It has a little over 21,000 ORIGINAL MILES on it. It has the normal older driver marks from trying to park this boat. It handles extremely smooth for a 97' and is more agile than expected for a car that's the length of a full-size truck.

The thing will flat out haul though! The 290hp under that hood will catch you by surprise. The pedal almost has two positions; nice smooth easy acceleration, and bat out of hell fast! I actually like to drive slow so people think they are coming up on some old person in a Lincoln, and then hit the gas when they try to pass and show them that this ain't your Grandpa's Lincoln!

The car is full of luxuries that you would imagine in a car today, not 11 years ago. The puddle lights, the adjusting seats that slide back when you open the door, and move you into the position you want with adjusting steering wheel, the small mirrors face down when backing you to see if your in the spot, or if going to hit the curb, the instrument panel tells you anything you need to know, and the JBL speakers and 6-CD changer will really rattle the rearview mirror.

All in all this is a great car. The only downside is the gas guzzling V8, but it makes it up in the luxuries and the power of one of the last TRUE Luxury Coupes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2008

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6 from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carLincoln '94 Toyota Camry

Summary:

Probably the nicest looking and driving car I have had in a long time, but has had repair issues

Faults:

Driver's door handle 53000.

Neon tail light 53000.

Front brake rotors 54000.

Lower control arms, ball joints and rear control arm bushings 61000.

Alternator replaced 61000.

Needs power steering pump (leaks onto exhaust mainfold & smells) 62000.

Door ajar lights came on 59000 (fixed with WD-40 sprayed into the door latch)

HID headlight went out 61000 $400.00 to replace both with new bulbs.

Sometimes leaks water onto the passenger floorboard.

Doors sometimes freeze shut (need to wipe the door rubbers with silicone)

General Comments:

I really love this car, but it has cost me plenty of money to this point. I have just chalked it up to it being less than a new car payment so far. I feel like I couldn't get a car this nice for the money I have spent on it up to now. It turns heads wherever I go in ti. Gets 21.5 MPG overall and that's good for a car this big. Motor runs really smooth, and is really powerful, probably the best part of the car besides the interior. Looks new even with 62000 miles on it. Now, if I can just quit spending money on it for a while, but I imagine I will have air suspension problems with it like everyone else does, it has a noisy air pump.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th December, 2007

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 13 reviews