1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Reviews

1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LX 4.6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

A great dependable and comfortable car

Faults:

Automatic lock does not work on one door.

General Comments:

The 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis is a very dependable car, comfortable and great value.

It has great seats, and offers a smooth ride.

The shocks may be a bit softer than they should, offering little feedback of the road, but then again this is probably what makes it so smooth.

The handling is not sharp, but is predictable and allows good control, even at high speeds.

The car has proven very reliable; in the last three years and 26,000 miles, I have changed only oil, brakes and tires; all needed due to normal tear and wear.

Everything else works well and the car feels almost new, despite its age. No noises, no surprises, a great dependable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2010

29th Sep 2010, 17:56

At 97,000 miles, unfortunately the engine developed a rod knock. Unexplainable really, there was no oil leakage, 5 quarts still in the engine, oil green and fresh. No oil pump failures, nothing. Just suddenly a rod knock. The whole engine needs to be replaced, will drive it a little more until I get a second car, and then change the engine with one with fewer miles. Too bad, I thought the powertrain would last for a much longer time...

1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6 Litre V8 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.6 Litre V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired199000 kilometres
Most recent distance203000 kilometres

Summary:

This is an awesome value in an old used car!

Faults:

I bought this used a month ago. I took it for MVI and it needed 4 new tires, two new upper ball joints, emergency brake work, exhaust work, alignment, oil, fluid and filter change and had a cracked windshield and needed some body work. I have all that looked after and it's inspected. It runs like a top! It'll need sway bar links soon. I paid $1000 for the car and approx. $1500 for the repairs to get it inspected.

General Comments:

This car is 12 years old, and still runs like a top.

All the electronics including the dash guages (digital), power windows and locks, power seats, power mirrors, trunk release, A/C, heater, defroster. Everything works on this.

I have the same issue previously mentioned, with the drivers door panel being a little loose, but I'm going to get that fixed. That's a common issue with Crown Vics and Grand Marquis - I've driven a few going through police training. FYI, these cars will do things that'll make other cars blush!

I know what these cars can do. I've driven these with 400000 km on them and they're an impressive car. Very reliable, very tough. Mechanics have said they can't believe how good the condition of this car is underneath for being 12 years old.

The car is GREAT on fuel for the power it has. I've calculated it at 9 L per 100 KM. You do the math on the miles per gallon. It's a misconception that these are hard on gas. That's one of many reasons they're used by police. They're the best of both worlds in power, comfort and economy.

The car is still comfortable, rides like a dream, handles excellent and starts every time with no issues. There's no car like a Crown Vic or a Grand Marquis - nothing comes close - anyone who's driven one will agree. This is my first car and I couldn't be happier! THEY ARE NOT AN OLD MAN CAR!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2010

10th Jan 2011, 23:11

Amen!

I have a 1996 Grand Marquis LS that has 162,000 miles on it and has been absolutely trouble free. Mine was babied by the previous owner. I've been waiting for the "Chinese-Toy shrink-wrap blister pack" plastic intake manifold to crack. Still hasn't happened. I've decided to buy a replacement intake manifold with the reinforced aluminum cross-over and have it changed preemptively to avoid any damage that might occur if the stock manifold cracks.

Keep 'yer Grand Marquis and love it every day you have it. I know I have.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews