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 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."
"I own a 2000 model, purchased used from my grandfather. At 70,000 miles now and runs great. Very quiet and smooth ride even on our bumpy roads. Never any major problems. The performance is great considering the size. Can easily pick up speed when needed."
"I've driven the Mercury Marquis cars for many years and feel they are the best! Never have a lot of mechanical problems. They are very comfortable for long trips and get good gas mileage on the road. I love the huge trunk, it handles a lot of luggage! My only complaint of this car is the color. Because I live on a gravel road, the dark blue color shows dust if the roads are dry, and mud if the roads are wet. It is really a beautiful car when waxed and detailed!"