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Do youall like the Mark VIII?

I think this big guy is kind of cool.

are they that big? they look kind of massive! they have a good engine, rear wheel drive.

id want the second generation model with the nice taillights. ive never been in one, but i know its a great car.

what do youall think of them?

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RE: Do youall like the Mark VIII?

It can be a very slick looking ride, esp in black

If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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I think this big guy is kind of cool.

are they that big? they look kind of massive! they have a good engine, rear wheel drive.

id want the second generation model with the nice taillights. ive never been in one, but i know its a great car.

what do youall think of them?
I think you'd LQQk gr8..in the back seat with your legs in the air.Heard theres TONS of room.




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RE: Do youall like the Mark VIII?

I do like the MK VIII but prefer the 5.0 MK VII styling. I also trust the iron block 5.0 more than the 32 valve head that has had a few problems.

You must get the LSC verison unless you want a seriously boaty ride. The last of the VIII LSC's had springs instead of air and that is also far more dependable. That model would be the nicest pick, but also the most expensive.

Same gen Eldo is good too, but is front wheel drive. The Northstar driveline is a proven product, but as usual the Lincoln bitch slaps the cadddy in body integrity and general refinement. Just like a Lexus bitch slaps a Lincoln.
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RE: Do youall like the Mark VIII?

im thinking candy red with white/light tan inside?

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Just like a Lexus bitch slaps a Lincoln.
O RLY? A Lexus is just a Toyota that has body styling stolen from Mercedes, just like Kia copied Mercedes' headlight design for its Amanti. A Lexus is a polished piece of dung. Why would you want to polish a piece of dung? At the end of the day it's still crap.
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Just like a Lexus bitch slaps a Lincoln.
O RLY? A Lexus is just a Toyota that has body styling stolen from Mercedes, just like Kia copied Mercedes' headlight design for its Amanti. A Lexus is a polished piece of dung. Why would you want to polish a piece of dung? At the end of the day it's still crap.
Lexus directly copied the Mercedes 86-91 126 with their piece of shit LS400. If you can't come up with something original, copy the best.
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Having owned a LS400 and a SC400 to 70k miles plus 8 mercedes from a 280SL, 450 SLC, SL320(2), S430, CL500, ML320, and a SL500, I would say I can speak with a little experience on this subject. The lexus are more dependable and hold up beyond expectations. The mercedes feels more solidly made ,usually, but do not hold up quite as well. The mercedes generally drive to my liking better. I call it a draw. But mercedes builds many desirable cars, and lexus only has the LS430 to my mind. The SC430 is too ugly, the ES is ugly, and the RX is damn ugly. GS430 is tolerable. New IS is quite agreeable. Get over it. Both make very fine cars and insulting the other one is naive.
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RE: Do youall like the Mark VIII?

maybe ill go for an older one with a convertible top=)

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Buy a crown victoria cop car that is not all used up. Make sure you get one with all the lights and sirens still attached. Then have fun.
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