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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII Coupe


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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…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (23 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Awesome car

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Vehicle: 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII

This car is already over 13 years old and still kicks the snot out of 80 percent of the new cars on the road today. Why Lincoln stopped making these Ill never know, this is my 5th one. The people who own these cars NEVER get rid of them. Still looks modern 14 years later. If you get a chance to own one of these you will see to, and never get rid of it.

My second mark, these are

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Vehicle: 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII

Quick with a 4.6 DOHC all aluminum, and with mods like exhaust work, different rearratio with limited slip, air intake mods this is a low 14 second car, and there is virtually nothing on the road that can roll with it. It handles great expecially for a big car, and is beautiful with lots of style and design innovations. Air ride is nice but not dependable-you have to figure on replacing components every 6 to 8 years. Headlights are a joke, but HID kits on ebay cost $77 and are simple to install, so that problem is history now. Still able to get parts, but the 96 is the most unique and rare, so this'll be an issue one day. I will always have one-great car!

Lincoln sweet heart

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Vehicle: 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII

My 96 Lincoln stills feels a tight as the day I brought it home. With 90,000 miles it still drives, runs and looks like a new car. Never had any problems. My only complaint is the headlights are a bit dim.

Gas Mileage


  • 16
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  • 24
  • highway
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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.

Talk About The 1997 Mark VIII

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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...

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...

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....