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."
Pros: "Awesome vehicle. Never any problems. Comfortable."
Cons: "Not great in snow. rwd. Not sporty if you care."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My second Grand Marquis. First went 180,000 with no problems ever. Only replaced tires, brakes, one muffler. I bought this second one (2003) used for $10,000 in like new condition, now over 100,000 miles with never any problems. I've been driving these in my 30's and 40's. Friends, family and kids call it the 'old mans' car, but the jokes on them when they're in the repair shop. We also used it to car-pool and transported 5 teens, that's 6 passengers comfortably! I've owned many cars that gave me headaches (toyota,saturn are horrible!) Imagine NEVER having to repair your car or sit in a dealership again. Mercury made my life much easier."