1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L 302 from North America
Steering pump went, brakes need much work, power locks don't work, lights didn't work when I bought it, needed exhaust work, so I had dualies put on:)
Very comfortable car. Rides great and can lay a strip like no other car. After making some modifications to the engine, I love it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th September, 2004
This car is great. I've never had any problems out of the Grand Marquis.
Replaced head gaskets, wheel bearings, spark plugs and Monroe air shocks.
The cruise control switch is broken, but I don't care about that now; it can be fixed or I can find a salvaged one.
I love how the car still drives and fits 5 passengers, included an extra front middle seat. They are like sitting in a La-Z-Boy recliner with the soft cushion.
The power windows, locks, and seats all still work and are original, but in 2011 I had to replaced a motor for the left back window, and the A/C switch broke for some reason, but was fixed at a cheap price for $80.00.
Otherwise the car still has the power and effortless acceleration. It's an overall dependable automobile.
The paint, interior, motor and transmission still work great, but I need to have the valve gaskets replaced. They look kind of worn out for the car's age.
Otherwise the car is cheap to do repairs on, and starts up excellent without hesitating at first click.
These cars last a lifetime with oil changes and maintenance. The 5.0 liter Ford motor is powerful, as with the Crown Victoria; same big engine performance; you can't wrong with a Ford product.
This car is better than hassling with another car note. The Grand Marquis is a very reliable car. The odometer clocked over 324,000 miles and she is still running strong at her age, where it's time for her to be retired, but she keeps going on going like the Energizer Bunny, but she is my Energizer Grand Marquis with a high mileage on the engine. I use high mileage oil to keep her road worthy and happy.