2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L V8 from North America
A high performance safe bargain
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I love it! This car is very under rated. Yeah, it guzzles gas, but we're in America... This is a safe, fast comfy car that will turn heads no matter who is driving. There is no other car where you can get all of the creature comforts and safety features for such a low price. I haven't owned this car long, but I've heard that the Grand Marquis puts the Accord and Camry to shame in regards to reliability. I've seen Crown Vic cabs with well over 200K hauling folks across town purring like a kitten.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th January, 2004
Guzzles gas? I get 26.5 mpg. The "bad mileage" problem is best dealt with by modulating the right foot while driving.
26.5mpg is normal for a crown vic or grand marquis with about 20% city and 80% highway miles.
These cars are right over 4,000-lbs. and get around 27mpg open road.
A Honda Accord (2004) which is 3200-lbs gets about the same..
Pound per pound the Grand marquis is more efficient by about 15% per pound.
2000 model. At least 20mpg in town. This is the best car I've ever owned. I bought it with 39k on it. Now it has 122k. Only had 2 ball joints put on today, and that was 50 for parts and 50 for labour, and an AC relay switch part was 50, and I installed it myself. It has outlasted 2 new Cadillacs I've previously owned. I just saw one on ebay like mine with 378k on it - wow.
Mine gets about 14 in the city, and my recent trip to Panama City in it, I was doing 30 mpg. Excellent car; I put 25k miles on it in less than a year. Have only replaced a ball joint, belt and battery.