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Lincoln Mark VIII Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 280 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fast, Fast, Fast. Lots of neat doo-dads too.

  • Cons

    Back seat is way too small, and the exterior styling is garish.

  • What's New for 1997

    Lincoln thoroughly updates this personal coupe, lighting the darn thing up like a Christmas tree in the process. The Mark now has high-intensity discharge front headlamps, cornering lamps, a neon rear applique and puddle lamps. Wow, you'll see this thing from miles away. The hood, grille and interior have also been slightly redesigned.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Spike

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Vehicle: 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2dr Coupe

The rated fuel economy must be average city and highway. When I put it on cruise control at 45mph on the long stretch between Gulf Breeze and Ft. Walton the instant mpg was touching 40mpg. Cruising at ~70 on the highway usually gets me around 27mpg, lately, and the engine is barely ticking over 2000rpm to do so. I prefer my old 93 to my 97, though, it seemed to be assembled with a higher standard.




She goes with class for

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Vehicle: 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 2dr Coupe

I purchased my leaseback Toreador Red used Mark in 1999. It had 24,000 mi. I have run the dickens out of it and she has taken the punishment with ladylike understanding. She is a beauty today in as much as it was the day it was made. The 4.6 DOHC runs like a scaulded dog. The tranny was a bit slushy at first, but I put in a shift kit and now she'll squal the tires between 1st to 2nd shifts. I destroyed the first engine and replaced it at my expense at 108Kmi. The new engine is even stronger than the first, maybe overbored a bit??? This car says luxury from the git-go, and it says successful, fast, and a bit dangerous male or female inside. My wife also loves it and the heated seats.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The black hole

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Vehicle: 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 2dr Coupe

I decided to buy a Mark VIII after driving one from NC to CA for a friend that bought the car off Ebay. I took more than a year to find this car in CA. Most of them are on the east coast it seems. It is a very clean (repainted) two-owner car which had 65k /miles when I bought it 7/2007. The car now has 81k 10 months later. It has had (or has) every single glitch or known problem these cars get. Heater blend door inop, drivers side mirror glass distorted, rear window strip kinked, vibration at 80+ from the driveshaft, rough idle, etc. But everytime I get past a problem and drive the car again, I love it!




Sporty in style!

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Vehicle: 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 2dr Coupe

I loved the car. It was very speedy! Parts are way too expensive! I pretty much liked everything about the car. But I think when I bought the car it had been wrecked. So I had abnormal problems.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 2dr Coupe

I also own 94 Tbird, 00 Mustang GT. This is an awesome car. Bought it with 110000 miles on it and it runs great and looks super. The air suspension failed so I put a standard suspenion under it, so it handles better than my GT. It is pearl white and still turns heads after 10 years. Wish Ford would bring it back. Gas mileage is acceptable, 25 mpg on the highway. I would buy a couple more.




Sanjs review of markviii

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Vehicle: 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 2dr Coupe

excellent car, had it for almost ten years now, only has about 100,000km on it, and runs great



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Full 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII Review

What's New for 1997

Lincoln thoroughly updates this personal coupe, lighting the darn thing up like a Christmas tree in the process. The Mark now has high-intensity discharge front headlamps, cornering lamps, a neon rear applique and puddle lamps. Wow, you'll see this thing from miles away. The hood, grille and interior have also been slightly redesigned.

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Talk About The 1997 Mark VIII

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euphonium
euphonium
09-09-2006
When I toured the Lincoln plant, Wixom in 1997 three models were being turned out. Town Car, Continental, & Mark VIII. The Town Car/Continental were on the same line and were producing 33 cars p...


gregg_vw
gregg_vw
08-25-2008
I also still think that the Marks and T-Birds sharing a chassis did not degrade Lincoln, as the T-bird was always the "step-up" Ford. The 89 - 97 T-bird may have had a lousy engine, but loo...


euphonium
euphonium
02-28-2007
In 1997 I toured the assembly plant, Wixom and was told they build 33 Town Cars an hour while the Mark VIII line put out 11 Marks an hour because of the craftsmanship difference....



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