1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6 Liter V8 from North America
Great car that no one knows about
This is my Third entry for this vehicle and is an update for anyone who cares. Since my last review at 150k miles the following were replaced.
Another intake manifold $465.00 (bought the manifold on Ebay for $195 and had a mechanic installed and around $270 for the install. Brake pads replaced with the tranny fluid at 170k for about $285.00.
Oil changes with Mobil 1 and 87 octane gas.
Serpentine belt at 185 (squealing) $70.00 dollars at the local garage. I could have done it a lot cheaper myself when I found out the car parts store lends the breaker bar to do this. (D'oh)
Last 100k miles travelled for under 3000 bux. Need more be said.
It hit 200k just days ago and it runs like it did 3 years ago. Can't believe it. I bought a nice Toyotal Landcruiser for myself, but check this out... I still drive the Green Cuke.. If it hits 300k I'll paint it and give it to my son so he can tool around in it when he gets into highschool. Well, this might be my last post for this hunk, but I have othing, but respect for her. I've fallen for the Grand Marquis. If you find one with low miles for like a grand or so (I see them around here for sale all the time) get it if you are not to keen on looking cool. You won't regret it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th March, 2006
7th Oct 2006, 16:33
After reading your review, I decided my 1996 Gr Marquis with 73,000 miles has a lot of life to it yet. Plan on keeping it, I love the way it rides.
18th Mar 2008, 17:44
Thanks for posting these updates. I have followed with great interest. I have seen a few of these vehicles, at low prices yet high mileage, and it's great to know what to look for when shopping around second hand ones. Is the intake manifold only available in plastic? and wasn't this replaced as a factory recall some time ago? Thanks again for posting. Is 200,000 miles still a strong motor?