17th Feb 2004, 02:52
I thought I was reading my own review! I have had to replace two locks from freezing shut, and my passenger window lift switch won't go up. I bought mine in 2000 with 49,000 miles, and it now has 65,000 in 2004. This is such a great car, but I worry about the air suspension going out. The multi-valve motor seams bullet proof and gets 28-30 mpg on the interstate! This cars looks great inside and out and has done nothing to change my "FORD GUY" status.
14th Nov 2004, 06:47
I bought my '94 in 2000 w/94000 miles. my doors also freeze. i also spent $2000 on a new suspension. I love this car on the highway! great gas mileage, and performance! in town, not so good. maybe because the performance is awesome, especially when I raced a z-28 the other night, and won!! not bad for a car that now has 162,000 miles! stan, fort wayne in.
1st Apr 2005, 10:59
I have a 94 mark 8 which just rolled over to 150k miles on it. My passenger side window switch will not go down, but it will go up. Also my driver side out side door handle the front hinge broke so it's just flopping until I can fix it. At about 148K miles my driver side motor mount let go, but I guess that is from me blasting it down the drag strip my best time so far is 9.6sek @76mph in the 1/8th mile. All I have done to it is I took the stock exhaust off behind the factory Y pipe and put a cheep Dynaflow muffler and a turn down on it. a full flowmaster dual exhaust will go on later this summer! The fastest car I have raced so far that I have beaten is a 99 Eclipse with a 125 shot of nitrous on it and he got spanked!!
8th Apr 2005, 20:12
I bought a 95 mark 8 at auction with 153,000 miles on it and one trans later no one can touch me with it. OK I've been beatin' once by a 78 monte with a 383 and nos, but come on for a bone stock car to still be that fast wow!!!
The cops even think so, with every ticket get. I can't wait to get a supercharger on it and take it to the track.
8th Nov 2005, 06:46
My Mark VIII has been great! Bought it 6 years ago with 70k miles, now has about 145k. About the air suspension, I replaced 1 corner, and then later another started going bad. Didn't want to pay for another. I found a company with after market springs and struts, thought I'd try them. I think all 4 wheels were about $500 for parts. Paid about $200 for installation (I have a great inexpensive mechanic). It still rides and handles great after about 50k miles. The power from the V-8 with great mileage is a real head scratcher, but I love it. Every owner I've talked to loves their Mark VIII.
21st Jul 2006, 00:08
I recently purchased a 1993 Mark VIII. It had two previous owners. The car has a excellent ride, however the suspension has a problem and the rear end is about 5 inches above the rear wheels. The dealer can't find the problem. What can I do? Should I go for the conversion kit? Please respond to Xavier at - firstname.lastname@example.org.
21st Jul 2007, 19:52
As far as the door sticking shut in winter... it has to do with the design of the rubber door seals. Give them light silicone treatments every so often and the doors shouldn't stick. Otherwise, if the top of the car isn't iced over, use your fingers to help "pry" the door open along the top edge while pulling up on the door handle. Gave me all the extra leverage I needed... the door handles are notorious for breaking when subjected to heavy-duty force!
8th Jan 2009, 09:28
I bought my mark 8 (96) in 07 with 150k. Since then my shock went out, I bought regular springs instead of replacing the air ride $400 - Strutmasters - ebay :) 200 for installation, but now my door handle broke off BOTH sides, a few wiring problems, A/C related (no A/C now).
But the car rides smooth, has a lot of power, haven't really raced anybody yet though, but waiting for the challenge!