1997 Lincoln Mark VIII User Reviews

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
CONS
"suspension" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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kawika66 writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Performance and looks. Excellent aerodynamics.

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None

kawika66
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I Would Like To Keep It Until I Die. It Is A Joy. — When I bought this Mark VIII it was a one owner car with only 50,000 miles. I love it. It has the 280 HP DOHC engine. It's the fastest car I've ever owned, with cornering like a true sports car. It has the original air suspension, in very good condition. No air leaks. The paint, wheels and leather interior are all original. It is gold in color. The car now has 66,000 miles on it. I'd like to increase the horsepower. Maybe with a cold intake air filter system, and true dual exhaust. I might be able to get it up to 300 HP. Should I try, with the car having 66,000 miles on it? Any other inexpensive ways to increase horsepower? I'd like to have somewhat louder exhaust without the drone inside the car. This car is a ball to drive, and gets 16.5 MPG. It looks great, and does not ever need repairs. When I need to pass another car, I just step on it, and it sounds like a jet engine. People in the other car can't believe I went past so fast. If you can find one, buy it. They go for about $6,000 in good condition. Mine cost about $44,000 when new.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nathanael writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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luxory and speed and not too common

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a little older and hard to find one with low enough miles because they do not run forever like a toyota or honda

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If You Find A Really Nice And Take Good Care Of It, It Can Be A Great Car — fun car to drive, luxury with some speed, loved it. fantastic engine weak transmission (or maybe I drove it too hard). One of the best engine notes I have ever heard. interior was a little lackluster, but had a good layout, and some neat electronic gadgets like memory power seats and puddle lamps and the first car with HID Xenon lights.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Micah writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr LSC Coupe Review
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3

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Nice perfomance in a comfortable car.

Cons

Common problems with some features (auto adjusting suspension, heater control).

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Worth A Shot, But Drive It For Fun, Then Get Rid Of It. — What my friends think of it? I think it's more important what I think of it. Great luxury performance out of a car for very little money. Build quality sucks, so I'm going to let it go before it costs me an arm and a leg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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markateu writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr LSC Coupe Review
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4

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This is a car that is not only has classic good looks, but is fast,powerful and comfortable

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Back seat sucks,but as long as you don't sit in it who cares.

markateu
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Probably The Best Kept Secret Ever — This car may be the best car in its class and the class no longer exists. Great looks, classy comfortable and the styling will last for the ages,POWER,FAST,and refined always in control and feel safe.Gas milage is surprisingly good and maintenance is not a problem.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Terje writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Comfort, handling, power.

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Some parts are expensive.

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Great Luxury Car. I Loved It! — Awesome ride. Great power. Fantastic handling for an american luxo-barge. Stunning gas mileage for a big heavy american car.

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Philip writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr LSC Coupe Review
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5

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quick, reliable, handled well, looked great

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at 10 years old car started to show age.

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Beautiful Car Very Nice For Price — car ran great... no mechanical issues at all.. pretty fast for a big car. was ahead of its time. first car with High Intensity Lights. air suspension is very nice. good ride

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Jan writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr LSC Coupe Review
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Dependability

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Age

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Hot Rod Lincoln — It's becoming a classic - you just don't see many on the road. It's a large sporty car with lots of power - only one recall yet - small Lincoln with over 20 mpg. Drawback is that it's a 2-door. This one is Silver with Teal and Lavender pin-striping. I've had it since it was turned in as a lease return with 17,000 miles - Performed beautifully on recent cross country trip of 3,500 miles.

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Filmoreju writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr LSC Coupe Review
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5

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The power and look!

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The rarity!

Filmoreju
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Hot Rod Lincoln! — Very comfortable seats, reminds you of your favorite couch. The gleaming red is awesome to stare at up close, very deep. Gas mileage is way better than expected from this powerful V8, but efficient motor that Ford put in this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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harperbk writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr LSC Coupe Review
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4

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Power & Styling

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Headroom, air ride system

harperbk
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Dependable — sporty but a personal luxury car. Suspension is lacking in my opinion but the roar of the engine makes up for that. I've had the car for many years and this is my second. I upgraded to the LSC since my first was a standard model with no sunroof. Styling is beautiful to me and it's very smooth and not so bad economically on the highway. Around town driving isn't the best in relation to gas expense.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mikerabik writes:
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr LSC Coupe Review
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She is a great car, very beautiful body design and areo dynamic 4 wheel independent suspension makes corners fun to speed through!!!

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air ride sucks, I removed it and put a Eddie Sphinx shock and strut package and it was well worth it!   AMERICAN AIR SUSPENSION.COM

mikerabik
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I Really Wish I Could Have Brought This Car New In 97 !!! — I can drive all day and not be exhausted from the road! It handles so good that your not aware of you speed and she will get up and go!! 140 on the speedometer and then some! Only thing is the high octane gas she needs but on the highway I can get 25mpgs so not bad but not a HYBRID!!!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Reviews From Other Years

1993 Lincoln Mark VIII Reviews

Fun , Interesting By wje13th

It is my 3rd one and I have enjoyed it a lot. It is a great mix. of luxury and performance. I have used it for all my travel needs. I have had it for almost six years and put about 70k on it. It g... Read More

Great Car By Elaina

A lot of power and a comfortable ride fels like you are gliding on air, gasing this car up isn't the greatest but it's also a fast car as well. Love the 4.6 engine in this car as well. Looks great w... Read More

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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII Reviews

Spitefully Faithful By Dave

1000000 mile cruiser, it runs like new with the paint falling off. whats not to like? typically a car would be quite tired at her current miles, but old faithful still fires and quickly returns my to ... Read More

Everyone Should Have One Or Want To Have One :) By Benjamin

Performance is super for what this car is. Stock 280hp all aluminum teksid block cast in Italy and shipped to the USA. Only real common issue on these cars is the brakes are weird to get used to. Thi... Read More

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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII Reviews

Supercar By Blackhawke

A fantastic engine, self lowering suspension at 60 mph, great on gas and corners like it is on rails. Interior is unique design, roomy for a two door coupe and comfortable on long trips. It looks... Read More

When The Air Suspension Pump Breaked Down By Jan

Good performance 300Hp, great brakes great handling, very quiet in all speeds, air suspension is expensive to maintain. Very nice appearance but the dash could be a little bit less plastic, good gas m... Read More

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1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Reviews

I Love The Mark Viii Cars. All Of Them. By Olcountry

My favorite car of all time, except my 1966 Olds Toronado of years ago. I love everything about this car pretty much. Especially the power it has and the fuel economy. Love the interior wrap around... Read More

One Of The Most Fun Cars I Have Had The Privilege To Own And Drive. By Roger

Fantastic car. 0-60 in the wink of an eye and gets 27mpg on the highway. Air suspension is a bit costly when it gets old but fix it once and it is good for another 15 years. One of Fords best! Read More

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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Reviews

Cobra In A Tuxedo By Timothy

300hp in a Lincoln. Air suspension that comes stock is comfortable, reliability is an issue though. When everything is good, it is good. When its bad, its terrible. Fun to be able to run against the n... Read More

She Is A Keeper!!!!! By mdm3825

This car to me is the is standard of luxury and style all under one hood.With 32 valves she purrs on the open road,and glides thru traffic...The performance is truly remarkable for the year of her bir... Read More

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