1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6 Liter V8 from North America
A Lincoln for the price of a Pinto!!
The windshield wiper motor went, the wipers were stuck up on the windshield, so had to replace that, $75.
Had to replace the spark plugs and the wires, because the car was missing so badly, $230.
Had to get an oil leak around the oil filter assembly fixed, began to leak when I put a higher viscosity oil in the engine, $50.
The car also burns a slight amount of oil, maybe a quart every five thousand miles. One of my friends who used to be a mechanic at a Ford dealer, told me to switch the oil to Mobil One 15-50, but to only use one quart the first time I changed the oil, and two the next, and so on until it was all Mobil. Also when I had to add oil to only add Mobil. This has seemed to help the oil burning problem as I have only had to add about a half a quart of oil in five thousand miles.
Also I had to get a leak around the front passenger side wheel well fixed, as when it would rain water would get into the floor of the car and cause the carpet to get wet, $175.
I love this car, it is so comfortable, it is great on gas, I went approx. 500 miles on a trip (to the mountains, many hills going up and down with cruise control!!) and I got an average of 31 miles per gallon, I could not believe that with a big V8 with over 100000 miles on it.
The engine runs so great and there is so much room in the car and the trunk is huge, this is a great car for traveling, and it rides really smooth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th June, 2003