1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6 V8 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.6 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

The best high class car for the money

Faults:

The only problem was the air blend lever shaft for the A/C-Heat broke. When that happens you do not get either heat or A/C. Apparently a design problem for all Lincolns. Dealer wanted $500 to fix. Said had to take the dash apart. The part was $45. I fixed it myself by using crazy glue on it through the command center opening. Has been reliable ever since.

General Comments:

One of the most outstanding cars I've owned. Extremely fast for a heavy weight car- 6.4 sec to 60mph. Qtr. mile @ 99.7 mph. Powerful mid range punch yet delivers 22-24mpg on the road at 70 mph. Handles extremely well on secondary roads especially with 34lbs of tire pressure. Has chain driven timing belt so never any need to change.

Though the interior has leather seats, etc., it could have had a more luxurious dash, headliner, and door panel design like the Infinity's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2006

21st Sep 2006, 10:31

Can you please tell me in more details how to fix the shaft for the A/C-Heat.

1998 Lincoln Mark VIII from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired34289 miles
Most recent distance91900 miles
Previous carLincoln Mark VIII

Summary:

The Mark VIII is a powerful, beautiful and dependable car!

Faults:

The heater coil went out at approximately 87,000 miles.

Heater coil went out at 91,000 miles. Apparently a bad part, as a hole was found in it.

General Comments:

This is a very comfortable car.

I love the system check, because it makes me feel safe knowing the overall condition of the car.

I love the power and speed when it is needed. My son was very impressed with its response.

For a two-door car, it is so easy to settle into the back seat and then easily exit by putting one foot onto the pavement/ground and then lifting the body up and out of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2002

16th Sep 2005, 11:57

HAHAHAHAHAHA that's hilarious.

28th Dec 2005, 15:20

Buy a mercedes Cl or Sl 600. They are funner to drive and the mercedes customer support will give you explicit instructions on entering and exiting the vehicle, lincoln's customer support is worthless.

12th Jan 2006, 08:47

OK...enough with the immature sarcasm already!

Anyways..thanks for the review, I'm looking into buying a 1996 Pearl Mark VIII with only 48K on the clock. I love the Mark VIII!

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 9 reviews