The Truth About Cars » Mark VIII http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Mark VIII http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: Submit Queries Now or This LSC Gets It! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-submit-queries-lsc-gets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-submit-queries-lsc-gets/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1120257   Sajeev writes: Yes, I’m riffing on that infamous 1980s Car & Driver promotion about doing something-something or we’ll shoot this dog. My coffers are almost empty: TTAC’s readership needs to send questions to answer on Piston Slap. Because, if you don’t… Actually no, even if Piston Slap dies (along with my auto-journo career and paycheck) I won’t kill […]

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  Sajeev writes: Yes, I’m riffing on that infamous 1980s Car & Driver promotion about doing something-something or we’ll shoot this dog. My coffers are almost empty: TTAC’s readership needs to send questions to answer on Piston Slap. Because, if you don’t… Actually no, even if Piston Slap dies (along with my auto-journo career and paycheck) I won’t kill […]

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Piston Slap: A Silver Arrow Through the Heart? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-silver-arrow-heart/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-silver-arrow-heart/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:47:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1001802 TTAC commentator confused1096 writes: Sajeev, I need some insight and good advice from yourself and the B & B. Here’s the problem: After my wife’s back surgery we no longer use my ’99 Buick Riviera Silver Arrow (#120) since it’s not comfortable for her to sit in (too low down, shape of seat etc.). We […]

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TTAC commentator confused1096 writes: Sajeev, I need some insight and good advice from yourself and the B & B. Here’s the problem: After my wife’s back surgery we no longer use my ’99 Buick Riviera Silver Arrow (#120) since it’s not comfortable for her to sit in (too low down, shape of seat etc.). We […]

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Piston Slap: Riddle Me This, Timing Chain Rattle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/super-piston-slap-riddle-timing-chain-rattle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/super-piston-slap-riddle-timing-chain-rattle/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=964602   Sajeev writes: As the Christmas Spirit draws near and Pistonheads relax with thoughts of good vehicular cheer…screw it, I’ll get to the point: Can timing chain rattle on start-up magically resolve itself after a mere tune up? Sajeev continues: Yes, after changing plugs, fuel filter, PCV valve, and a very necessary cleaning of an […]

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  Sajeev writes: As the Christmas Spirit draws near and Pistonheads relax with thoughts of good vehicular cheer…screw it, I’ll get to the point: Can timing chain rattle on start-up magically resolve itself after a mere tune up? Sajeev continues: Yes, after changing plugs, fuel filter, PCV valve, and a very necessary cleaning of an […]

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Piston Slap: to Mark VIII the Mark VII Air Suspension http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-5/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:44:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=908513 TTAC Commentator furiouschads writes: A Mark VII is in my sights.  I like the Mark VIII air suspension control that lowers the car when it hits 60 mph.  Will a Mark VIII suspension control box work in a Mark VII? Sajeev answers: WOW: you mean someone actually can afford to spend the $300-2000 in new/used/aftermarket/OEM […]

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TTAC Commentator furiouschads writes: A Mark VII is in my sights.  I like the Mark VIII air suspension control that lowers the car when it hits 60 mph.  Will a Mark VIII suspension control box work in a Mark VII? Sajeev answers: WOW: you mean someone actually can afford to spend the $300-2000 in new/used/aftermarket/OEM […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: My Brother’s Keeper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/vellum-venom-vignette-brothers-keeper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/vellum-venom-vignette-brothers-keeper/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:41:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=904169 Reader Request: discuss the Lincoln Mark VIII, preferably the second generation’s modest restyle. He likely didn’t care for my reply, as it follows my disapproval of the Original Testarossa versus that rolling abortion that disrespectfully ended Ferrari’s most iconic series. Then I parked beside a 2000 Mercury Sable on a fine Houston evening. Allow me […]

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Reader Request: discuss the Lincoln Mark VIII, preferably the second generation’s modest restyle. He likely didn’t care for my reply, as it follows my disapproval of the Original Testarossa versus that rolling abortion that disrespectfully ended Ferrari’s most iconic series. Then I parked beside a 2000 Mercury Sable on a fine Houston evening. Allow me […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: Of Portal Handling Pleasures http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/vellum-venom-vignette-of-portal-handling-pleasures/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/vellum-venom-vignette-of-portal-handling-pleasures/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494481 Jeremy writes: Hi Sajeev, G’day from Down Under. Big fan of the Vellum Venom column of yours. Car design, and more importantly the smaller details of car design have always fascinated me, even though I couldn’t design a car if my life depended on it. The first bit of design that really hit me was […]

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Jeremy writes: Hi Sajeev, G’day from Down Under. Big fan of the Vellum Venom column of yours. Car design, and more importantly the smaller details of car design have always fascinated me, even though I couldn’t design a car if my life depended on it. The first bit of design that really hit me was […]

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Piston Slap: Son, You’re Gonna Drive Me to Drinkin’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-son-youre-gonna-drive-me-to-drinkin/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-son-youre-gonna-drive-me-to-drinkin/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:10:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493693 Justin writes: Sajeev, Last October I was able to purchase a car I had been swooning over for about 15 years: A ’98 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC. It has about 108000 miles and is my daily driver. During the summer months I generally prefer to ride a motorcycle, so I need to do something with […]

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Justin writes: Sajeev, Last October I was able to purchase a car I had been swooning over for about 15 years: A ’98 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC. It has about 108000 miles and is my daily driver. During the summer months I generally prefer to ride a motorcycle, so I need to do something with […]

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Super Piston Slap: New Tricks For an Old Car Phone? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/super-piston-slap-new-tricks-for-an-old-car-phone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/super-piston-slap-new-tricks-for-an-old-car-phone/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492815 It started innocently enough: Derek Kreindler posted the above photo on Facebook for nothing more than a few social media lulz. Which triggered a memory on my end of Al Gore’s Internet: of a cellular phone residing in the console of my Lincoln Mark VIII. Even worse, it reminded me of the way-cool hack to […]

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It started innocently enough: Derek Kreindler posted the above photo on Facebook for nothing more than a few social media lulz. Which triggered a memory on my end of Al Gore’s Internet: of a cellular phone residing in the console of my Lincoln Mark VIII. Even worse, it reminded me of the way-cool hack to […]

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Monday Mileage Champion: Where Few Caddys Fear To Tread http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/monday-mileage-champion-where-few-caddys-fear-to-tread/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/monday-mileage-champion-where-few-caddys-fear-to-tread/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:32:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479742 I haven’t recommended a new Lincoln in well over 20 years now. With rare exception, the brand never lives up to the hype of whatever a Lincoln was supposed to represent at various times in recent history. The ultimate luxury coupe that was the Mark VIII. The import fighting LS. The Lexus/Mercedes wanna-be that was […]

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I haven’t recommended a new Lincoln in well over 20 years now. With rare exception, the brand never lives up to the hype of whatever a Lincoln was supposed to represent at various times in recent history. The ultimate luxury coupe that was the Mark VIII. The import fighting LS. The Lexus/Mercedes wanna-be that was […]

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New or Used: Buffalo Butts Need Not Apply… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-buffalo-butts-need-not-apply/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-buffalo-butts-need-not-apply/#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2011 23:31:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404869     S.M. writes: Dear Steve and that other Dude, As you well know, I am a little hooked on old-school American iron, preferably of the V8, high performance wannabe-GT cum Land Yacht variety. Problem is, they are letting me down in terms of basic transportation to work. Not that my Cougar and Mark VIII […]

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    S.M. writes: Dear Steve and that other Dude, As you well know, I am a little hooked on old-school American iron, preferably of the V8, high performance wannabe-GT cum Land Yacht variety. Problem is, they are letting me down in terms of basic transportation to work. Not that my Cougar and Mark VIII […]

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Curbside Classic Lincoln Fest Finale And Mark VIII http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/curbside-classic-lincoln-fest-finale-and-mark-viii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/curbside-classic-lincoln-fest-finale-and-mark-viii/#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2010 02:19:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345228 The Mark VII and the Mark VIII get a passing grade for effort, but that’s not good enough in the car business. There was no way these coupes could could begin to offset the damage that was simultaneously being done to the brand by that lame-assed 140 hp V6 powered Continental sedan. Dressing up this […]

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The Mark VII and the Mark VIII get a passing grade for effort, but that’s not good enough in the car business. There was no way these coupes could could begin to offset the damage that was simultaneously being done to the brand by that lame-assed 140 hp V6 powered Continental sedan. Dressing up this […]

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Curbside Classic Outtake: Calling Sajeev Mehta Edition – Lincoln Mark VIII http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/curbside-classic-outtake-calling-sajeev-mehta-edition-lincoln-mark-viii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/curbside-classic-outtake-calling-sajeev-mehta-edition-lincoln-mark-viii/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2009 19:21:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337185 In my CC hunts, I come across quite a few Lincolns with air suspension issues. Usually, they’re just hunched down on the suspension stops in a Citroen DS or lowrider imitation. But this one has been catching my eye for quite some time, because it gets driven like this. I suspect it’s not intentional, but […]

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In my CC hunts, I come across quite a few Lincolns with air suspension issues. Usually, they’re just hunched down on the suspension stops in a Citroen DS or lowrider imitation. But this one has been catching my eye for quite some time, because it gets driven like this. I suspect it’s not intentional, but […]

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