Re: Mark VIII - avoid or buy?
I've gotta disagree, not all cars are created equal. Some models and
powertrains are much more durable and reliable than others.
Personally, the best car I've ever owned was an '87 T-bird, 3.8 V6. It went
to 263,000 miles (hassle-free except rebuilt tranny at 125k) before some
dope on her cell phone rear ended me at 50 mph. It was still running after
It's that car that made me a fan of the T-bird/Cougar/Mark family of Fords.
"paper" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Not sure on the specifics, but I think that a car's a car and if you like
> then go for it! From '93, all that really matters is how well they took
> care of it...it sounds like it needs suspension work, but that may just be
> trouble spot which new steel may remedy. As for the powertrain, if you
> think it's okay, it just might be...if you're worried most auto shops have
> equipment which can test all that stuff.
> I just think that anything man-made can break, so as long as you like it,
> then it's perfect!
> Good luck!
> "Space Ace" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Hello from a newbie. If you would, offer an opinion, please.
>> I currently drive a '93 T-bird, 5.0, taken over from my girlfriend. It's
>> fair shape, 123k miles, but not previously well-maintained and needing a
>> of suspension work ($700 for struts, bushings, etc from much neglect). I
>> recently sold my other 2 vehicles, and have some money to spend, but
>> want to waste it on a junker or lemon. I also live in NYC, and because of
>> the roads, would really prefer a rear-drive car. I'm seriously
>> Lincoln Mark VIII, because I've always liked the looks of that car.
>> Is this a trouble-prone car? Is the air-ride a real hassle? Are there any
>> model years I should specifically avoid? Is it an even worse idea than
>> spending money on my Thunderbird? Any information would be greatly