Used 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII
Edmunds' Expert Review
Since 1984, Lincoln designers have been suffering an internal struggle about the Mark. They've been non-committal about its role in the marketplace, and have been trying to decide if creating a stunning, radical new car will alienate 'traditional' Lincoln buyers. The 1984 Mark VII had a hint of greatness, but was saddled with lots of chrome and the vestigial rear tire hump. By the end of the Mark VII's run, it had gained more supportive seats, the 5.0-liter V8 from the Mustang GT, and an optional sport suspension. A monochrome look was available on the LSC, and the popularity of that trim level should have given the boys in Dearborn a clue. The Mark VII was a pretty good luxo-sport coupe before its demise in 1992, but the sheetmetal definitely needed an update.
The Mark VIII bowed in 1993, sporting an outstanding drivetrain and a radical new look. Unfortunately, the chrome remained, the tire hump was still affixed to the rear end, and the popular LSC model was canceled. Hmmm...still struggling.
The Mark VIII is huge. Long front and rear overhangs contribute to the overall length, and parking this beast can be a chore. The styling is a sore point with us, but in certain dark hues, the Mark looks OK. If you're nuts over the styling, then chances are you'll like the rest of the Mark VIII.
We like Ford's modular 4.6-liter DOHC V8. It's perfectly mated to this big coupe, and goes a long way toward selling us on the car. The interior, like the exterior, is another love/hate design study, and our staff seems evenly split on the dashboard layout. Some find it reminiscent of Honda's Prelude and wish for a version of the Mercury Cougar's outstanding wraparound cockpit, others find the Mark just fine as it is. Some controls and displays have been reworked since 1993, and fake wood has been affixed to the center console to provide some warmth to the techno-industrial interior ambiance.
This year, the sporty, monochromatic LSC model returns to the lineup after a short stint as a limited-edition in 1995. Also new is a Touring Package, a 75th Diamond Anniversary Edition, a standard rear seat center armrest, and eight new colors. Under the skin, the Mark VIII is unbeatable, and we think that buyers who like the styling of the Mark VIII will enjoy this quick, competent luxury coupe for many years to come.
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Used 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Overview
The Used 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LSC 2dr Coupe, and 2dr Coupe.
What's a good price on a Used 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII?
Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.
Which used 1996 Lincoln Mark VIIIS are available in my area?
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII.
Can't find a used 1996 Lincoln Mark VIIIs you want in your area? Consider a broader search.
Find a used Lincoln Mark VIII for sale - 1 great deals out of 23 listings starting at $8,419.
Find a used Lincoln for sale - 4 great deals out of 7 listings starting at $24,306.
Find a used certified pre-owned Lincoln Mark VIII for sale - 5 great deals out of 19 listings starting at $15,069.
Find a used certified pre-owned Lincoln for sale - 5 great deals out of 15 listings starting at $24,379.
Compare prices on the Used Lincoln Mark VIII for sale in Ashburn, VA to other major cities
Should I lease or buy a 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.