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.
"I looked for over a year to find the right silver colored Grand Marquis. It has 72K and I just LOVE this car. I just made a trip and got 25MPG and that was running @70 only problem I found was the cup holder isn't in the best place but thats no biggie. I would recomend a Grand Marquis to anyone looking for a Great riding car."
"It can sit there at 75 mph, all day long. This is the 2nd GM I've owned, first was a 1996 GM LS I traded in when it had 130K miles. I regret trading it in, the car still had plenty of life and no issues other than an intake manifold that Ford refused to to replace because it was over 100K.
I now have a 2004 GM LS, it has been flawless, I travel across country twice a year, it is a pleasure to drive. I get 24-28 mpg on the road. We are seniors, love the car and would suggest one for anyone."
"I have owned 4 Ford Crown Victorias, and now drive a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS. This is a Flex Fuel vehicle. I have burned E85 for over a year now, and have had no problems. Good, comfortable ride, Reliable, safe, vehicle and a pleasure to drive. We have driven our Grand Marquis in the mountains on a summer vacation, and the 4.6 L engine delivers plenty of power. Because car purchasers are not aware of what a quality automobile this is, this type of vehicle tends to sit on the lot for some time, so you can normally get a very good deal on a used Grand Marquis."