Used 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Consumer Reviews
Great all around car, much fewer problems with this model than with previous cad eldorado's.
Excellent car--looked great, powerful, wonderful seats and interior. The perfect car for highway cruising, handled well for its size too and the air suspension provides a comfortable but not floaty ride. The 32v V8 is one of Ford's best engine designs, smooth and lots of power. The shape still looks contemporary 10 years down the road, and the interior design is the best of any car I've owned. Beautiful and functional. Safe, too, mine was totaled in an accident and I walked away without a scratch. I miss it...would have bought another had I been able to find a low-mileage example. Destined to become a classic, and hopefully I'll have another one by then...
Bought usesd with 40,000 miles, still smelled new. After about 30,000 miles air ride went out, dealer wanted $2200 to repair. Got after market compressor and air struts for $1000. Door handle on drivers side broke completely off. Radio will not turn off. Console hatch broke and will not close. Headlights are non-existant except on bright; even then oncoming drivers don't request dim. Car rattles and there's always a check something or other light on. Edsel was second worst car ford made.
I've enjoyed this vehicle to the limits. 220,000 miles and still very strong. Trans rebuilt at 150,000 along with some air suspension/electrical repairs. Rust is beginning to take over however i just wont part with it until its done!