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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L V8 EFI DOHC from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 EFI DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance168000 miles
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

Buying this car used is WORTH IT!

Faults:

The Air shocks have gone bad. They were already deteriorating when I bought the car. I am guessing that is why the seller sold it for such a low price. He was anticipating it.

The door ajar sensor for the right door sometimes shows the door is open when it is not.

The door lock on the driver side gets stuck in the winter.

General Comments:

This car is awsome. I had an audi previously and miss the sporty suspension and the stick control as it was a manual, but this car is so luxurious. Plenty of room in the big plush seats. All the details on the interior really make you feel like you are in a top of the line car.

The quickness of the car is also desire quenching. I wanted a sports car, but I settled for this nice and luxurious car as it was always a childhood longing to own this ride.

Everyone who rides in my car is also amazed by it. Those who do not know much about automobiles, assume they are in a high priced automobile.

The air shocks are expensive, but they make this ride. I really believe tat if you ride in this car, you will be addicted to the smoothness of the air socks, and the way they make the passenger feel they are on a cushion the whole ride.

I would definitely have bought another used one like this one. It has such high mileage on it, but the engine is so smooth I see the engine lasting for at least another 3-4 years. Now other factors might really harm the car, for example the harsh Michigan weather has really done a number of the paint job. And the underbody is showing some serious signs of rust. But the engine cranks over like its butter, and the ideal is better than my wifes 2003 Malibu (which I also love, but does not compare to my ride).

I would definitely buy another used luxurious model once this car wears out. Possibly jump into a Cadillac. Or I might even go back to sporty, but I am thoroughly pleased with this ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2005

13th Jan 2006, 16:52

Prolly got it cheap cause it has high miles, bad paint and underbody rust. In addition to needing new air socks.

13th Jan 2006, 19:09

I have heard that the air shocks on these cars are an achilles heal. They sound like a relatively mundane issue, but end up being so complicated and expensive to change, that people don't want to bother. A friend of mine got a '94 Lincoln in trade for a beat-up old Chevy Blazer that didn't run for the same reason. However, it is an opportunity for somebody with some mechanical know-how to pick up an otherwise nice car cheap. I agree, they are nice cars once you can get past this issue.

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6 V8 32v from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.6 V8 32v Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

This is a great car!

Faults:

Crank sensor failed at 89000 miles.

Ignition coil failed at 90000 miles.

General Comments:

This car has plenty of power. You can roast the tires all day. It can run with some pretty fast machinery. Also the car handles very well.

Traction control is useless in the snow. When you try to go up a hill it just locks the rear wheels.

Easy to lose control in slippery conditions if not driven properly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2005

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 kilometres
Most recent distance102000 kilometres
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Most treasured car I've ever owned

Faults:

Chrome wheels began to crack and peel so had to replace all four - expensive.

Outside driver door handle broke -white metal - costly for a small part replacement.

Right side of neon taillight darkened due to dirt seepage from top of lense & not sure how to remedy - unsightly as it appears shadowed at night.

General Comments:

I had a 1971 Lincoln Mark III and this car is reminiscent of that car - powerful engine and multiple luxury appointments and firsts in the industry.

A real looker and head-turner.

Nice lines, wrap around luxury.

Distinctive styling in a boxstyle-oriented industry.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2004

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 12 reviews