1987 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0 V8 from North America


A great cruising car


Since I have gotten the car:

I had to replace the inner and outer tie-rods, stabilizer pins, control arms at the same time.

I had to replace the brakes and lines.

Nothing else really major, just minor wear and tear through the miles.

General Comments:

I love my Mercury boat, it's a huge car. The 5.0 gives this beast a lot of gitty-up and go especially for its size, although it is a bit of a gas hog. I treat it like it's a sports car, so that doesn't help either. I've had to replace the back tires 3 times from doing too many burn outs. It's a bit beat up, not in the greatest of condition, but it rides like a dream. The interior is still decent, the 5 point adjustable seats make it a very comfortable car to drive. It floats down the highway on air, a definite cruisin' car. Picks up well at high speeds also. Size and speed, can't beat it. I would love to find another 87' Grand Marquis in perfect condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st May, 2002

10th Dec 2002, 10:21

Hi there,

I could not agree with you more. I too once owned a 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - fully loaded. It was once owned by the Vice President of Raytheon Company in Burlington, MA and he was selling it. I heard it only had 60,000 miles on it, and jumped at the chance to get it. I loved that car so much. I drove it until it had 170,000 miles on it. Then I had heard that they were going to discontinue the Grand Marquis in 1997-1998, So being a dim-wit, I went out and bought a new 1997 Grand Marquis and sold my baby (the 1987 grand marquis, not an actual baby). To this day, I really wish I had kept my "BOAT". I kept it as immaculate as I possible could. I even had it repainted, the old, original paint was starting to fade. If anyone out there knows of an 1987 marquis let me know.


7th Mar 2005, 20:10

I just bought a 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis with a 5.0 302 V8.

It has power windows, power locks, power seats, and the biggest thing of all, a power antenna that goes up and down from a power antenna switch inside.

It's got a half soft top on the back.

It only has 71,000 miles on it.

I traded my truck for it, because I love big cars. This thing is a boat on wheels, and the A/C still blows ice cold, and the heat will roast you out of the car.

It also has a power trunk release that is mounted in the glove box.

I added a CD player, and new speakers front and rear, with new dash speakers, door speakers and rear deck speaker. Plus I added 300 watt speakers in the trunk. With the speakers I added, it thumps so loud it shakes me when I'm sitting in the driver's seat.

All in all, these cars are great cars, and last forever.

16th May 2009, 11:00

I notice you said you replaced the heater core, and a few other people said they replaced their heater cores. Also if you did it yourself, was it a very hard thing to do?

30th Nov 2009, 23:54


The heater core is a tough one. I had to take off the entire dash board to replace it. If you have a good memory where the wires and what not go, go for it. It helps if you have someone that knows a bit about that to help out. If you go to a shop, you can get the dash on and off for around about 100 bucks. Not to mention the cost of replacing the heater core. Hope I helped.