1987 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0 from North America
Least expensive most comfortable car I've ever owned
Throttle positioning sensor at 70,000.
Shocks at 100,000.
Brakes at 128,000.
Small radiator hose blew at 146,000.
Water pump at 156,000.
Muffler and tailpipe replaced at 156,000.
Rebuilt transmission at 179,000.
Turn signal bulb (rear) burnt out at 190,000.
Paint currently starting to fade on all upper surfaces.
First 100,000 was mostly highway miles, usually between 80-90 MPH.
Mileage dropped from 22/28 to 18/21 when tires were changed to Japanese 'cruiser' type tire. One should only run Michelin on these cars.
Had a back problem before this car, but last 18 years in those comfy seats have eliminated that.
After all those years and miles this car still wants to cruise at 85-90 MPH.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th July, 2004
5th Aug 2008, 19:49
At 214,000 I replaced her with a 2004 Town Car which, although a little bit smaller interior, is about her equal. The Marquis is in storage and run on occasion. The Grand Marquis, after all those miles and years, broke down shortly before storage. A coil wire had simply rusted out and fell out of the coil leaving me stranded on the highway.