I bought this car when it was 4 years old. It was the first car that the men in my life had no influence over. My husband thought I loved small cars, boy was he wrong. I love, love this car! When I first bought it, everyone gave it double takes and now after all this time, guys stop in the parking lots asking if I am interested in selling it. 2 years ago I spent $2200 and had a beauty of a new paint job put on it because the orginal was peeling. It drives like a dream and really has great speed and turns on a dime.
The power and comfort
Get rid of the air ride system, it's been the only bad thing.
This was the Hot Rod of it day! Designed to compete with Lexus & Cadillac!! The Mark VIII is the best Lincoln made from 1993 thru 1998. It also has the 4 cam v8 which most police & State Patrol use! Great Car !!! Lincoln Should redesign & reproduce this auto!! Still getting 19+ mpg. A six speed tranny would help over the 4 speed! I wish I had a dozen of them!!
Interior size--comfort-- power to move when needed!! Im a big man & this is a man's car!! Love the 10 disc cd/cassette/am/fm & sound system
Upgrade to Air ride suspension Can get aftermarket air struts @ performance suspension systems @ 866-air ride Retail very poorly rated !! Ive got $10000 in mine & wont sell it for $15000 This car cost 32000+ new
I bought mine in pretty rough shape from a freind at work. Tranny bad, brakes pulled severly to right, a few interior quarks. But the price was right $1k. I put about $2k into it to make it right. It has been extremely reliable. Exceptionally comforable. Very safe with it's weight and dual airbags. Power is excellent. handling is great. All in all both my wife and I both fight over who's going to drive the Mark each day. It's 12 years old and we have 2 new cars to drive. We just love it! In fact, I recently bought a 93 so that we can each have our own. There are quarks in the Mark, but what car does not have quartks? I was never a Ford or Lincoln fan but now converted.
Seats (most comfortable I ever sat in). Handling, Milage, POWER, Trunk Space, Power everything. Car is smart too: Auto lights, keypad, etc. Interior is laid out like a cockpit, everything faces the driver...nice. Best brakes I have ever seen, smooth, quite, responsive.
Headlights could be better. Perhaps clear lenses. Lincoln NEEDS to bring this car back! Change your fluids as necessary and this car will last you a long time. (Especially the tranny fluid, use Mercon V)
This is my first Mark that I have purchased. I would suggest this car to anyone looking for performance, value, and sporty. There are some issues to contend with such as the terrible headlights that burn the reflective material inside the lights, and the cracking of the buttons on the climate control. The only other complaint is finding parts for this car. (Thanks eBay) Other than those issues, this car has been reliable, fun to drive, and depending on your driving habits can be quite fuel efficient. (I have seen 30 mpg on a long highway ride!) The air suspension makes this car ride like a foreign car, and the power is just incredible.
Engine power, fuel efficiency, did I mention power? The suspension, handling, and ride are worth the extra to keep it running prefect. It is an incredible car to have for such a small price!
As this car is no longer in production, I see this as moot, but it would be nice to have Lincoln revive the Mark Series, and not the truck labeled the Mark. (Good way to kill a model name!) It is a must to replace the headlights with HIDs while they are still available!