1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LX 4.6 from North America
A great dependable and comfortable car
Automatic lock does not work on one door.
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...