1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0 litre (302ci)
A great substantial piece of machinery
My grandmother gave me the car. It had sat in the garage for a long period. The transmission had to be rebuilt due to dried up seals.
Other than that, the only problem was a minor one in the ignition switch which was repaired for free at a local garage.
I could not ask for more from a car even if I had paid for it! Comfort, reliability, safety, power, good looks and security.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2001
I'm Ben from Pennsylvania. I own a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis. I bought it in November of 1989. It has a 302 5.0 V8. I really like this car. I do have to say I've had some electrical problems with it. The first thing that went wrong with it was the starter. I have replaced the alternator, the starter and the solenoid box.
Reading this makes me wish I had bought that '89 Merc when I had the chance (bought smaller, crappier car instead). My next car, God willing, will be a Grand Marquis. I've realized the potential of cars that are bad on gas but never break down, compared to my car (suspense and anticipation when trying to start it in the morning).
Plus: class, class, class!
I owned a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS. It was loaded including the factory stainless steel rocker kit. I bought it with 65000 miles and sold it with 88000. This car had a smooth soft ride and for the previous comment... You should have bought one of these cars. I am obsessed with larger cars. I don't care what car you drive, how and where you drive it makes your gas mileage. These cars are great on gas compared to many newer mid-size luxury sedans. Why wouldn't anyone want the safety, room, and comfort of these cars as opposed to something else... BUY these cars!!