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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    For $3K you can't get a clean example... for $5K possibly at a auction. Two weeks ago at Manheim a extremely clean '97 with 48K brought $6300 (I bought a '98 Concours from the same dealer that day). The 4.6 tends to need costly repairs around 75K, so make sure you save room for those problems, especially if it is an auction car and you can't test the transmission. They are nice cars though, very elegant looking and a good bang for the buck.

    A 750iL will run over your budget unless it is a E32.

    $5K will easily get you a Northstar powered STS, Concours, or Eldorado... and they are just as nice as the Mark VIII but do lack certain features that you desire.

    Goodluck!

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    The Mark VIII is a great car for the money. Like you said you have a lot of modern day luxury car features for like next to no money. I got my 1995 Mark VIII with 93k miles on it for $4500 out the door. Interior and exterior in perfect condition. Bu watch out for the airbag suspensions. It's a cool feature to have but having to replace it when they go bad can get quite expensive. On mine I just replaced the air bag suspension and put in coil overs with a 2" drop. I don't know really too much about the 2nd gen Mark VIII's since I own a 1st gen. But I know that 2nd gen;s used OBDii while 1st gen's used OBDi so the 2nd gen's are slower then the first gen's even with a LSC equipped 2nd gen. But as for the Xenon's on the 1st gen's I will be upgrading my halogen's to the HID's for sure. The biggest pain in the a$$ about the non Xenon headlights is the housing's suck. The reflective material in them goes bad after awhile because it's not made to withstand all the hot temp's in such a small housing. Right now the my headlights are the equivalent of taping a flashlight to the hood of your car and driving around. IT SUCKS!!! BUt good luck with whatever car you choose. If you get the mark VIII then come and visit us over at MarkVIII.org or cadillacowners.com

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    Love the Mark8, though too plasticy inside....still wuite a bargain!
    Heard xenon headlights breakdown alot and expensive to fix, just some stuff I read....

    Leloz makes a good point, you can pick up a nice eldo for the same money....although I would prefer a RWD myself.

    Caddy over a Lincoln!

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    Yea I think the Xenon failures were primarily on the 96 models, as far as the 4.6 is concerned, I think they are good engines. I know we bought Continental with 86k on it and aside from a Tuneup at about 110k, it hasnt needed anything and is now at about 135k when I traded it in. Im relatively confident in that engine. The transmission is a different story, I know the Connie was FWD so the Mark is a whole different animal for sure.

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot
    The MKVIII's are sharp cars for sure. And fast too! My son has a '95 in the white you mentioned. Very sharp car. I've always been up in the air about which version I liked better though. The older version like my son's and the one pictured above have virtually the same interior as the later version so it's really only the exterior that's different. As far as that goes, I think the earlier version is way better looking but the later version had much better lighting. I've just never been able to warm up to the front end on the later version. That big goofy-looking grille just kills it for me.
    Im with you , the facelifted cars looked like they had a pineapple shoved up there arse ....

    The first ones best exemplified the look of that car , all the lines were taught and crisp , the facelifted cars looked like Anna Nicole after the first 3 months of bingeing on macdonalds ...the lines were sorta there but she was blaoted and something wasnt quite right with her face ...

    The interior was one fo the best ford ever did in the 90s

    Gussied up T bird ? Pretty good roots to come from if you ask me , beatter than Fox Body ...MN12 cars were outstanding cars , only downfall is they were too heavy and expensive to build ....ford canned/cut back the idea ..MN12 had big potential , the plans alone in early 88 were for it to be used in the manner as what we know as "DEW98" today ...We had a 93 T bird ...to this day we comapre each and every car we own and drive to it ....mom has even coampred my cadillac to our old bird ...thats how good that car was as far as ride , handleing all that good stuff....

    We would probably still have th ecar if it wasnt fo rthe odd electrical failures and the inherit 3.8 cylander head issues ...

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    Friend of mine owns one, loves it. Considered getting one myself. I say, go for it!!!

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    does the front end of this mark 8 remind you of a hitler mustache? ...or is it just me

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    Quote Originally Posted by powerglide
    does the front end of this mark 8 remind you of a hitler mustache? ...or is it just me
    I'll agree to that. Still, I like the gen. Mark VIIIs a lot! Sidenote, I was at the junkyard a few weekends ago snooping around for anything good, when I found a light blue LSC with an I-6 turbo diesel! Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Someone had already taken the turbo, but it was definately an I-6.

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    A diesel in a MKVIII?! I know they did some diesels in the MKVII's but never heard of any MKVIII's with them. There's a guy I know in Philly that bought a MKVII with a diesel last year.

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    Sorry for not verifying Kat, it was a Mark VII. But I didn't even know they put them in those!

    Brian

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    Quote Originally Posted by 90Brougham350
    Sorry for not verifying Kat, it was a Mark VII. But I didn't even know they put them in those!

    Brian
    That's what I thought. Here's a link to my freind's site. Specifically a page concerning the MKVII diesel. http://www.lscclub.org/cars/oldschool8/

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    oh man i really want one of those ...thats friggin awesome

    my appologies to MR 90 brogham ....i really thought you were on crack dude ...

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    Isn't this the Lincoln that adjusts its height at speed? It hunkers down on the highway. They did a TV ad and showed the car doing a "LIMBO" thing. At the beginning at rest it was to high to get under the limbo bar then at high speed it cleared the bar. Anybody remember that Commercial?

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    Yes. Both the MKVII's and the MKVIII's did that.

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    Re: General consensus of the 97+ Mark VIII?

    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot
    Yes. Both the MKVII's and the MKVIII's did that.
    I'm suprised that didn't catch on. I would think that would increase the aero and improve gas mileage.

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