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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII Consumer Reviews

4.3
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Why did they quit while they were ahead???

by from Port Orchard, Washington on February 1, 2007

Ford Motor Company is struggling? Well ,well....when they quit making this Mark VIII they really rolled over....this framework could easily have been brought along year after year and made better and...
Ford Motor Company is struggling? Well ,well....when they quit making this Mark VIII they really rolled over....this framework could easily have been brought along year after year and made better and better but SUV fever won out I think. My other car is a 350 4wd diesel Ford dually Lariat pickup and work truck is an F-550 19,500 GVW. Starting with the '97 Mk. VIII why would anyone buy anything else? This car goes like a bat , handles a four wheel drift and stops like a two ton car should. Mine is now ten years old and runs like new each time I turn the key...I may need an air suspension pump soon and I am sure the transmission will need work (or a fluid change) but who cares? They (that would be Lincoln) just do not make'em like they used to...this car will shine like the sun for at least another ten years...I hope they bring something like it back!! I can recommend it for everything but driver's side visibility...you MUST turn your head to the left and check for overtaking vehicles before changing lanes. (Not that much can overtake it!) My wife and I are happy with this automobile.
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Timeless elegance and luxury

by from DC on April 28, 2008

The Mark VIII is over a decade old and still fits right in with modern luxury and styling. Features like the 4 way power steering column adjustment, memory profiles, and trip computer and diagnostic s...
The Mark VIII is over a decade old and still fits right in with modern luxury and styling. Features like the 4 way power steering column adjustment, memory profiles, and trip computer and diagnostic system are features you still may or may not find in todays so called luxury cars. If you are a tall person you may find your legs a bit cramped in the drivers area.
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best deal on a car i've ever gotten

by from washington d.c. on August 22, 2009

bought one with 165000 miles and runs great. has alot of features that modern day cars don't have...
bought one with 165000 miles and runs great. has alot of features that modern day cars don't have...
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It is a shame that Lincoln stopped making it

by from Naples, Fl on June 10, 2012

I have always been in love with the second generation Mark VIII, since it was released in 1997. I call one of my MK 8's the Millennium Falcon, especially at night when the neon lights fill the back en...
I have always been in love with the second generation Mark VIII, since it was released in 1997. I call one of my MK 8's the Millennium Falcon, especially at night when the neon lights fill the back end with a single glow. I call my Black LSC Darth Vader since it has no chrome and it wears the black mask. The aerodynamics on this car are incredible, in 1993 Ford engineers took a stock MK 8 to the salt flats and ran at 182 Miles per hour, with the stock 295 HP cobra motor. The interior is far ahead of it time and one of the most ergonomic designs ever produced by a US car co. Turn signal diodes inside the side mirrors were 7 years ahead in time. The air suspension was 17 years ahead and Mercedes S Class adopts the design in 2000. The fuel economy at 27 MPG is great and the passing power on two lane roads is out of this world, 60 to 90 in few seconds. It is too bad that Lincoln stopped making this beautiful design to produce a 6000 LBS navigator that drives like a woolly mammoth and looks kike a box of rocks. Hopefully Ford will bring back the Mark 8 .
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classsy classic

by from Texas on April 16, 2011

This Lincoln Mark vlll has features that are ahead of it's time. It is fast, smooth and handles well for it's size and weight. It attracts more attention than I am comfortable with but that is a small...
This Lincoln Mark vlll has features that are ahead of it's time. It is fast, smooth and handles well for it's size and weight. It attracts more attention than I am comfortable with but that is a small price to pay.
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Great ride

by from pensacola, fl on December 27, 2006

Wonderful car, but know what problems to look for. Including blend door which controls the ac/heat. Air ride system which is notorious on all lincolns from the 90's for leaks and failures. Head lig...
Wonderful car, but know what problems to look for. Including blend door which controls the ac/heat. Air ride system which is notorious on all lincolns from the 90's for leaks and failures. Head lights are a great aspect of the car, but costly to replace. Note that the airride and headlights can be converted, which is the route I went.
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Purchasing used Marks

by from Marysville, CA on July 28, 2013

If you can find a low mileage sample of these cars buy it. Lincoln makes nothing in rear wheel drive now that compares. Powertrain is quite reliable, however electrical gremlins can be a problem and e...
If you can find a low mileage sample of these cars buy it. Lincoln makes nothing in rear wheel drive now that compares. Powertrain is quite reliable, however electrical gremlins can be a problem and expensive to fix if you are not a DIY er
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Cant believe this is a 1997!

by from on April 3, 2012

I needed a car to get around and came across this wonderful car with its interior so modern looking leather seats, moon roof and electric everything wow! I bought with some exterior damage but the low...
I needed a car to get around and came across this wonderful car with its interior so modern looking leather seats, moon roof and electric everything wow! I bought with some exterior damage but the low mileage won me over. I know it needs some TLC and altho its a down grade for me Im enjoying this car just as much
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Ahead of its time

by from Cleveland, OH on February 7, 2008

Great car, very stylish. My friends think my 1997 is a 2004. And all my passengers love the interior and the auto gilde seats!
Great car, very stylish. My friends think my 1997 is a 2004. And all my passengers love the interior and the auto gilde seats!
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Great, if you're mechanically inclined

by from SW MO on October 24, 2011

These are great vehicles, but have a number of issues that can be expensive to repair or maintain if you can't do the work yourself. Great online support group with answers to most issues.
These are great vehicles, but have a number of issues that can be expensive to repair or maintain if you can't do the work yourself. Great online support group with answers to most issues.
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