1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Consumer Reviews

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1998 Lincoln Mark Viii
4.8
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makes me feel young again

by from on April 27, 2010

My first lincoln at 40, really surprised at the power. The sound of the dual exaust makes you really feel your driving a powerful sports car. The interior design is very comfortable and convenient. I ...
My first lincoln at 40, really surprised at the power. The sound of the dual exaust makes you really feel your driving a powerful sports car. The interior design is very comfortable and convenient. I get made fun of a little as if a lincoln is suposed to be a grandpa car ?!? I love driving it, it makes me feel young again.
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TheLincolnLadyRidesAgain...

by from Lapeer, MI on August 8, 2011

Absolutely the best vehicle for the money. Always felt so safe in all of mine. The instrument cluster is wonderful and to me, is set up for us Ladies. Not full of useless cupholders... The leather int...
Absolutely the best vehicle for the money. Always felt so safe in all of mine. The instrument cluster is wonderful and to me, is set up for us Ladies. Not full of useless cupholders... The leather interior is so elegant and comfortable. Great handling and very powerful. They do get good gas mileage...keep your speed down-it's hard to do. Sexy and sleek and keep them waxed-up and the beautiful finish will last !
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Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

by from Dallas, TX on March 28, 2008

I have owned many cars during my 66 years and this is the only car I have kept more than three years; ten years and counting! Other cars have come and gone of several different luxury makes, including...
I have owned many cars during my 66 years and this is the only car I have kept more than three years; ten years and counting! Other cars have come and gone of several different luxury makes, including Infinity, Cadillac, Mercedes and Jaguar -- none have made it past the three year mark. The MarkIII electronics were way ahead of their time in 1998, the ride is a wonderful combination of comfort and sports handling, the aerodynamic design is so drag free there is virtually no deceleration when letting up on the gas, gas mileage is an incredible 28 mpg on the road and over 20 mpg around town, The horsepower to weight ratio provides acceleration that a teenager would drool over, the trunk space is so large you have to crawl into it to get to the front of it. There are new vehicles that have more electronic gadgets, better gas mileage (with less power) and fewer miles on the odometer, however, none that rival the overall value of the Lincoln MarkIII.
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Silent Power

by from Northern Indiana on October 28, 2009

I bought my 1998 white pearl Collectors Edition in 2006. The engine and power train have been flawless. The body is tight and solid. It is a pleasure to drive, turn and brake. However. A number of nag...
I bought my 1998 white pearl Collectors Edition in 2006. The engine and power train have been flawless. The body is tight and solid. It is a pleasure to drive, turn and brake. However. A number of nagging problems haunt this car. Door handles break, air suspension is problematical, HID head lights are pricey if you can find them, and HVAC blend doors fail. But hey, for the money I would do it all over again.
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Great Highway Fuel Effciency

by from Gulfport, MS on September 17, 2012

I used to own a Mk VIII and regret letting it go. My best fuel efficiency was 31.8 mpg after a long trip with the cruise control set at 65 mph. I want another Mk VIII as my retirement cruiser.
I used to own a Mk VIII and regret letting it go. My best fuel efficiency was 31.8 mpg after a long trip with the cruise control set at 65 mph. I want another Mk VIII as my retirement cruiser.
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Way ahead of it's time!

by from Orlando, FL on January 28, 2007

This car has so many technological features that are just now making it into new cars. My friend bought a $50K Infinity and the only gadgets it has on my 9 year old Lincoln is Navigation, DVD and Lase...
This car has so many technological features that are just now making it into new cars. My friend bought a $50K Infinity and the only gadgets it has on my 9 year old Lincoln is Navigation, DVD and Laser Guided Cruise control! If that stuff was available outside the military in 98', the LSC would probably have it! The seats are soft like a home sofa and front seat leg room is good. Back seat is tight for adults but comfortable for kids. Performance is decent for a big, safe and heavy cruiser. Mileage is better than expected at 19-22 city and 25-26 hwy, and I don't drive slow. It is a good tradeoff for luxury, power and fuel efficiency.
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WONDERFUL

by from AZ on August 27, 2007

We have had it since new. It is black on black outside and all black in side. It draws lookers when we park it. It has 13,000 miles on it. the gas mileage is as good as our 2003 Mazda MPV minivan, it ...
We have had it since new. It is black on black outside and all black in side. It draws lookers when we park it. It has 13,000 miles on it. the gas mileage is as good as our 2003 Mazda MPV minivan, it gets close to 30 mpg. We named it The Batmoble. I have had 32 cars in my life. 40 Ford coupe, 2 Model A Fords, Thunder Bird, 1934 Ford Convertable, 1957 Ford retractable (2ond owner) 1957 Chev Nomad, 1966 Dodge Charger, I could go on and on. I tended to buy special intrest cars.
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impressive luxury

by from country living, Arkansas on April 24, 2012

My first Mark VIII. Impressive performance and comfort. I've only been driving it a couple of weeks but average mid 20's mpg around town Solid 27MPG on the big road. A bit more electronic goodies for ...
My first Mark VIII. Impressive performance and comfort. I've only been driving it a couple of weeks but average mid 20's mpg around town Solid 27MPG on the big road. A bit more electronic goodies for this old school guy but being spoiled is OK in my book. If you get a chance to own a Mark VIII, go for it!!
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Bar None BEST Car For the $$$$ !

by from cc on August 14, 2012

Absolutely Smooth ! If you know how to drive em, you can average 26 mpg in the city & 30-33 Highway. The car will coast at city speeds for a long way. Racing light to lite will cost you with any V8. r...
Absolutely Smooth ! If you know how to drive em, you can average 26 mpg in the city & 30-33 Highway. The car will coast at city speeds for a long way. Racing light to lite will cost you with any V8. reliability was XLNT. Comfort was the best Bar None. The car may be a bit low for some on entry & egress. Theres no getting out because you need to stretch your legs. Im comparing, to Lexus, & infiniti Q 45. Which werent nearly as comfortable 3 hrs into the drive. If the air bags are going out, there are after market solutions. The lincoln line, is XLNT ! See for yourself, Drive any Cadillack 1st!" Then Go & drive a mark Viii. youll see the Lincoln is By far a better car & value. this model did 180.1 @ bonneville.
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300 HP BARCALOUNGER!

by from Fort Worth TX on May 18, 2015

I finally traded my 1998 MKVIII LSC after 290,000 miles and a month later wanted it back! The engine/tranny/driveline was perfect (qt of oil every 6,000 miles!) and running as strong as new. I did rep...
I finally traded my 1998 MKVIII LSC after 290,000 miles and a month later wanted it back! The engine/tranny/driveline was perfect (qt of oil every 6,000 miles!) and running as strong as new. I did replace the air shocks with coils, replaced the blend door and door handles & 1 headlight but I never had a car that could eat miles like this one. Every option, and it just anticipated your every need without being a technonightmare. I installed a Superchip without governor and it would honestly do over 130 mph. Once you get past 3000 rpms and the second intake runners open, it revs very quickly. And the ride is much more comfortable than the Corvette which preceded it.
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