1986 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L
The car had a coolant leak in the radiator.
I am the proud owner of a 1986 Mercury Grand Marquis LS (Color: White). I bought this car when it had 80,000 miles, now it has 123,354 miles and is still running as new.
I have to change the oil every 5,000 miles. And the spark plugs every 6 months.
The car is in excellent shape, I replaced the cassette radio (Ford) for a CD and MP3 radio (Sony X-plod).
Also did with the tires; I installed 5 (spare tire too) Mastercraft P255/60/R15 (big tires because the place where I live, the streets are a mess).
And is very hard to find a car like this one with Lincoln rims and emblems (I love it when people ask me if this car is a Lincoln or Mercury).
I hope that U.S. Customs let me import (Return, the car has a 1995 Texas certificate and a 1994 insurance card from Arkansas) the car to the USA, I am living in Mexico (but I am Chilean).
I hope that all the people who own a 80's Grand Marquis take care of your car as I do...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th February, 2010
I have had the pleasure of owning 2 of these wonderful cars myself, as well as an LTD Crown Vic, Ford's carbon copy of the Grand Marquis. I enjoyed all three vehicles as much as you enjoy yours. They are rock-solid reliable and very safe in a wreck (unfortunately I know this from experience). I'm currently looking for another one but they are becoming more and more difficult to find. "They sure don't make em like they used to"!
That model's basic design went unchanged from 1979 all the way thru till the early 90's, a testament to the fact that they truly "got it right" with this classic design.
Sounds like you own a real cream puff!
I have a 1986 Grand Marquis (and a friend has a 1986 Crown Victoria). To me, this is the queen of cars. Mine needs some repairs to the dash ("drives" in "reverse"), but the car is a dream. I feel safe and VERY fortunate to have inherited it. I think it may be the best car ever made. I hope it lasts until I die.