2008 Mercury Grand Marquis Review

2008 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Ultimate 4.6L V8 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.6L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria


The Grand Marquis is one of the best vehicles!


Absolutely nothing!

General Comments:

I absolutely love this car, I owned 3 Crown Victoria's before this. Never had any major problems with them. I was sad I couldn't get a Crown Victoria anymore. But I do love my 08 Grand Marquis.

I got it fully loaded as it will probably be my last car. It has leather, heated seats, 6 disc CD changer, power moonroof, and chrome rims. I got a good deal on it also, after rebates, and before taxes it was 26,700.

A couple of things I love about this car are the room and comfort, it is one of the last cars still made with a bench seat. I can't drive cars with bucket seats, they hurt my legs extremely badly.

I also get extremely good gas mileage, on my last three road trips, I averaged between 27.5-28.6 mpg, which didn't surprise me, because my previous Crown Victoria's got the same gas mileage.

I don't agree with the other reviews about how the car is so outdated. Not everyone wants a sports car. I am in my 80's, I want a comfortable, full size, rear wheel drive V-8 sedan. This is the only car still on the market that offers all of that. Also in the 2 and half years that I have had the car, I haven't had to replace anything.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2010

5th Feb 2010, 18:06

It is true that these cars are very outdated. They haven't had a major re-style since 1998 and most of their under pinnings are from the '79 model. However, it would be nice to see a more modern car offered from Ford and GM offering full-size with classic Detroit styling, plenty of power (I have a Buick with V6 which is very sufficient and gets better fuel mileage than Ford's big cars) split front bench seat, and column mounted shifter. I would like to think there is still a market out there for cars like this if marketed properly by marks like Buick, Cadillac, Lincoln, and Mercury. However, I am sadly fairly certain they would not be profitable. The auto industry has turned an unfortunate corner.

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review