Replaced Monroe shocks, fixed air compressor for $85.00, new struts, timing chain, catalytic converter, replaced tires and did front wheel alignment.
Complete tune up at 125,000 miles.
Axles replaced at 142,000 miles.
Brake job done at 221,000 miles.
Cruise control switch needs fixing, but it's hard finding a replacement on salvage. I might fix it or maybe not, since I don't use it that often.
Vibration at going 30 mph only.
Also replaced two window motors at 134,000 miles.
This car is a tank on wheels. It rides so smooth with the 5.0L V8 engine; better than most motors in vehicles of today.
The Grand Marquis handles tight. It does well on California freeways, and delivers excellent gas mileage for a larger yacht automobile.
The car has rear wheel drive, but it doesn't seem like it because you can't tell with the solid ride it gives. It even performs excellent for a 25 year old car.
Some paint rust is starting to appear on the trunk lid and front hood of the car.
Interior seats are cushioned. It's very roomy in a six passenger automobile, which includes an extra seat belt in the middle of the front seat.
The car is safe to drive, but does suffer some vibration at 30 mph under acceleration. Don't know if the transmission is giving out or what, but it still has a smooth ride like I don't know what. It's comfortable on short drives; going to the store, joy rides, etc...
It has the Mercury original wire factory wheels, and everything else is somewhat original on the vehicle.
Engine and transmission are best while changing the fluids every 4000 miles as I do, but I might check on a vibration when the car accelerates; it just happens when going up to 30 mph, but stops.
I've never had trouble out this car. I believe it can go many miles while changing the oil with high synthetic and changing all fluids doing routine checkups at service stations. These big boats last forever, while having the best reliability history ever. I love my big boat; never going to get rid of this car, will drive it until I run it into the ground.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2014