1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6 Intech V8 from North America
Where power, luxury, and style meet
Brakes need to be changed more often due to the car's heft at approx. 3,800lbs.
A/C bland door arm, an easy fix, a common problem
The button for the fuel door popped out, I replaced it.
The center caps for the rims often break, especially during tire changes or rotations. These center caps are getting harder to find each year.
Sunroof has come off it's track, causing it to jam up.
Premium fuel can get expensive, I average around 15 mpg.
I wish it handled bumps and potholes more like a luxury car, and less like a sports car.
All in all, minor issues.
I always wanted this car and found one in green. I tinted the windows slightly. I paid $6,000 when I bought it.
This is one of the best cars Lincoln ever made. It was so advanced for its time (although the 1980 Mark VI introduced many of the features that this car has).
It handles like a race car, it has unbelievable performance on the open road, and the comfort and style one can only find in an American car.
It has HID headlamps, an industry first, the turn signal indicators and puddle lamps on the side view mirrors, another first.
It also has perforated leather seats, power on both sides, including a drivers glide and passenger glide for easy entry and exit.
The side view mirrors also angle down in reverse for easier parking, considering this is a large coupe. The steering wheel is also power tilt and telescopic.
The sound system is great, with a 10 disc CD changer and a cassette player for the iPods of today.
This car has standard features not found on cars today.
The Mark VIII is rear wheel drive, making things difficult in the snow, but making it THE last true American coupe. This is the last year of the Marks, and I won't be giving this up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th June, 2008