1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC from North America - Comments

7th Oct 2003, 18:20

I agree that the Lincoln Mark VIII is an excellent vehicle. I am having problems with the Air ride (suspension). I bought the car used with 55k miles. Does anyone else have suspension issues with this car?

22nd Jul 2004, 09:08

How did you replace the bulbs in your HID Headlamp Assemblies. I have a 1996 Mark VIII and my driver's side headlamp went out. I am told I need to buy the complete assembly, and it costs more than $800 from the dealer. I tried to find a used one, but have been unable to do so. Any suggestions?

11th Jun 2007, 16:51

As the owner of a 1997 Mark VIII LSC, I couldn't be happier. Lots of power, class ride, feels good overall. The low beam headlamps (High Intensity Discharge) on the Mark are an integrated unit and the bulbs cannot be changed. The low beams are Xenon and come in a housing that is riveted to the chassis. However, the high beams (which are halogen), have bulbs which can be replaced. (Refer to page 254 of the Owners Manual.) I always liked the fact that the back seats are uncomfortable for adults because I don't have to be a taxi, lol!

Sorry Lincoln doesn't make this car any more... I love it!

29th Aug 2007, 09:35

I HAVE TO DISAGREE STRONGLY!! I never had a car that's as great to drive as my 1997 MARK VIII LSC...It's very comfortable and I am 5'11" and 350 lbs!!!

28th Jan 2008, 23:03

Lose 50 lbs of excess far and you'll probably find the seats a lot more comfortable.

10th Jun 2009, 16:38

If your having problems with your air ride suspension, you may want to consider converting to a passive system. This will eliminate future suspension problems and save you money in future repairs. I am quite satisfied with my kit, and I highly recommend you check out www.strutmasters.com if you're still having problems with the air ride suspension.

12th Nov 2009, 12:47

I also love my 96 Mark 8-I'm 6'3" and 200lbs, and although I agree that a little more room up front would be nice, for the money you can't find anything with better style or performance. My 8 has been in storage for 10 years and has 30K. My neighbor has 3 of them and is looking to add another to his stable. Can anyone tell me the difference between the standard model and the SEC coupe?? I can't believe it can be any faster.

23rd Jun 2010, 05:56

I'm 6'3", 240lbs, and it fits me fine. (I agree on no rear leg room though).

The first thing I would do when buying a Mark VIII (if using as a daily driver), is to convert it to coils. I finally got sick of mine and got the lowered coil kit. Only 1 HID has gone out in 133k miles. Stock neon and ballast, cupholder etc.

When I bought mine, the guy obviously didn't take care of all the little stuff that broke. Luckily, I have the know how to fix all the problems on my own, which saved me thousands of dollars. It was all easy stuff to do that didn't cost me a dime. He just didn't give a hoot.

In my opinion, if you have to take it to a repair shop to fix every little problem, this is not the car for you.

7th May 2011, 14:13

The SEC, I Assume you mean LSC.

This was a slightly nicer mark. Chrome was replaced with body color trim, 10 extra HP and a slightly different gear ratio in the rear.

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