This is it folks. If you want to drive a traditional six-passenger, rear-wheel-drive, live-rear-axle, body-on-frame, V8-engine four-door
sedan, the Grand Marquis is the last one on the market. Mercury's luxury cruiser shared a common platform with the Ford Crown Victoria and, to a lesser degree, the Lincoln Town Car, both of which have been sent out to pasture. The Grand Marquis' Mercury bloodline gives it a more upscale appearance than the Crown Victoria, yet its price tag stays far south of last year's Town Car. The Grand Marquis' huge trunk is exactly what many golfers love about this car; that and its pillow-soft ride, wide and comfortable seats and easy-to-understand dash layout. And you absolutely cannot discount the relentless durability of these cars, as proven by millions and millions of miles of service in the brutally harsh treatment dished out by taxi fleets and law enforcement agencies.