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2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6 Dual Exhaust from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6 Dual Exhaust Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired40 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Diamante

Summary:

Best Car for the money. High quality-easy to own.

Faults:

When the car was brand new, with only 50-miles on it, the digital dash speed stopped working. Dealer replaced it for free. It was a sensor, not the dash itself.

At 60,000-miles the seatbelt for the driver would not roll back up in the bar. Not covered under the extended warranty due to physical contamination on the seat belt. They said that I didn't properly clean the seatbelt and my makeup and stuff coated the seatbelt and got down in the retracting gear and caused it to seize up. I have never had a seatbelt issue before. The seat belt appeared clean. (Cost to me was $400)

The very top strand on the rear defrost on the back glass has stopped working. All the lower wires heat up and work fine.

My 100,000-mile warranty is up.

General Comments:

Excellent car. Excellent MPG for a heavy car. City=16, Open highway at 70mph=28mpg.

Very strong engine that allows me to pass anyone.

Neat back lighted controls on the steering wheel for the radio and stuff.

Very reliable, I drive the car for business and some days I get over 400-miles from home and never worry about it breaking down.

This RWD car actually drives well in the snow, if you keep the traction control off.

This car is the finest car I have ever owned. My last car was a 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante that gave me nothing, but problems from new.

Huge trunk.

Still runs like new at 120,000-miles. Uses no oil like the Mitsubishi did.

Very solid transmission that is tough and never does funny things like my last car.

The rear seat doesn't have a ton of room with tall people in the front seats. It is kind of hard to get in the rear seat due to the way the top of the doors curve in.

On top of the front doors, it is sharp and pointed and at just the right height to black you eye if you're not careful and your short like my elderly mother. We are thinking of having a full padded roof put on to make this trouble spot soft.($1500)

I love the digital dash, dual exhaust, controls, seats, power, mpg, and cheap insurance.

Best car for the money.

We are going to drive it till it hits 200,000-miles then trade it for a new one.

I think we have found the car brand that we will stick with for life.

As long as the keep building these cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2004

24th Nov 2004, 10:45

Well, that makes sense, spend $1500 on a padded vinyl top so when you bonk your head into it, it won't hurt.

Although your problem seems to be with the door so how will getting a padded roof help?

22nd Feb 2005, 16:14

They put pads on top of the doors as well. Look around. See the top of the doors curve over 3-inches over the roof to prevent ice problems.

2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.6L Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

The quality of this car is over exaggerated

Faults:

Front lower ball joints needed replaced.

DPFE sensor needed replaced.

Cruise control switch needed replaced.

Replaced "in tank" fuel pump. Car had to be towed to dealer.

IAC motor was found bad, removed and replaced.

Gasket-air bypass.

Idle air control.

Very squeaky front of car when traveling over the slightest of bumps.

Suspension seems to lift the entire car if a bump in the road is hit when traveling around a corner.

Steering pulls to the left during highway travel. New tires,alignments, and diagnostics by the dealer's service department has not been able to correct it.

Steering wheel sounds like it rubs as a corner is turned.

General Comments:

I expected a better quality car when I bought this "grand" marquis.

This car seems to spend as much time in the repair shop as in my garage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th September, 2004

29th Apr 2005, 19:25

Well… I had this mercury with 50.000 miles on it, after few months the egr valve was replaced, the oxygen sensors and pvc valve. Few months later I had to change the oil pump and after this fix the power steering stops working, year later the A.C. stops working, and for some reason the oil pump stop working again and I almost lost the engine …you believe I still driving this car, just because is comfortable and I fell safe…but I will never buy another grand marquis, they are nice to drive, but full of surprises. 1994 ls V8.

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 7 reviews