Mercury Grand Marquis Reviews from Mexico

1986 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.0L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance123354 miles

Summary:

Perfect

Faults:

The car had a coolant leak in the radiator.

General Comments:

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...

Greetings.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2010

28th Feb 2010, 17:20

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.

28th Feb 2010, 22:35

Sounds like you own a real cream puff!

15th Apr 2013, 22:30

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.

1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LX 4 speed with overdrive

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4 speed with overdrive Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired270000 kilometres
Most recent distance278000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 850

Summary:

One of the best American made cars

Faults:

Power steering pump and idler pulley.

General Comments:

Nice heavy car with strong full frame rear drive V8.

Leather seats hold up good, better than an Audi and a Volvo I have, but no where near as ergonomic.

It is good on gas if you drive it easy; about 10 kilometers for one liter.

This is my second Grand Marquis. I have owned a 92 in the past that was just as a good of a car as this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2010

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews