1997 Mercury Grand Marquis consumer reviews

$13,960–$23,930 MSRP range
side view of 1997 Grand Marquis Mercury
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.9
Explore the 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis

Over two decades and still blasting.

This car has power thanks to it's V8. The interior is large and comfortable. Great for family road trip. Trunk space is fair. It's been a reliable family car for the past decade. I've only had minor issues that either I or one of my mechanics could fix.


Don't want to part ways. Just need bigger for fam.

Very dependable car has been to mich,and Pennsylvania to see family and add our addition to the family calls for more space. Alot of new parts.


A refined tank

A simply amazing, reliable, durable, and well-designed vehicle. My 1997 Grand Marquis was gifted to me from a lovely friend who is no longer able to drive because of her advancing years and some various health issues. Her and her husband bought it new, and they used it as their daily driver as well as for their annual trips from Vancouver, British Columbia to Arizona. Her husband used to be a chief aircraft mechanic in the USAF, responsible for maintaining the huge B-36 bombers that were in service at the time, and was a very careful and meticulous man. Every single service and maintenance record, every fuel receipt, every minor part that was purchased or repair that was performed was documented and kept in a special file. The car came with not only those important papers, but also with maps showing their trips and destinations, as well as several notepads filled with EVERY single gas stop, gas mileage numbers, weather and road conditions, and personal remarks of their voyages written down. After the husband passed away, the car was really only used once per year for the annual Arizona road trip. Being a serious car lover and backyard mechanic, I was thrilled to be offered this sweet ride, and she was so happy to see it go to someone who would appreciate the car and it's history. At just over 212,000 kilometres (approx 132,000 miles), this car handles like a dream. Not a rattle, not a squeak to be heard, amazingly quiet on the freeway even at 110 kms/hour (70 mph), it floats along like a massive 2 ton cloud. Straight and true without a wobble or a vibration, it handles, steers, brakes and accelerates like it just came off the production line. While I may already be a little biased towards the big Merc (I also own a 1976 Monarch), I can honestly say that this is one of, if not THE most reliable cars I have ever owned. Ice cold A/C, great stereo, a beautiful and spacious interior (I'm 6 foot 3), massive 3 body trunk, and great body styling that still holds up after 21 years, coupled with a smooth and powerful V8 that will easily last many more years, this car is one that I never plan on getting rid of. Go ahead, make fun of how I look like an old age pensioner while I'm driving it. Snicker at the simple, clean lines and (still) bright white paint scheme. Shake your head and wonder why anybody would want to drive a large, boring, full-size, rear-wheel drive, North American sedan that never changed much during it's entire production run. I love my new (to me) Grand Marquis for all the right reasons - dependable, reliable, a quality build, power, and handling. And knowing that it will keep going for years and years without costing a fortune to maintain makes me give FoMoCo a big "thumbs up", cuz you guys definitely got it right with this one.


I wish Lincoln Mercury Still produced this car !

I have owned Every Model Lincoln since 1973 until I made the mistake of Buying a Cadillac w Norstar Engine. Unlike my Lincolns it died after overheating just 1 time, aluminum heads...GM Junk !! The fit and finish was embarrassing. So I bought a used 1997 Grand Marquis...this car is remarkable.....all I do is replace Tires & brakes...if Ford still made this car they would go under...it never dies !! So IF IF IF you can find a 1997 out there...buy it and Keep it. And Lets make America Great Again !! Like this car...lol


Great dependable car

Rides good, interior is clean, no major issues, and the paint has not faded over time. And it has a twenty gallon tank on it.


97 mercury with low mileage

I love the way it just flots down the road. And even though it is a 97 the mileage is only 124k is good for the price


fantastic cars

You'll get sick of this car before you can ever wear it out. Unbelievably reliable. best car for the money anywhere !!


Most Dependable with lowest miles.

What a clean and outstanding vehicle. This car drive nice and rides smooth. Love the blue inside and out.


1997 Merc.

I've driven my 97 Merc. for 12 years and have always loved driving it but am getting a little tired of it and want to sell it.


Might be an "Old Man Car" but it's great!!!!

This is the last car i'm going to buy for myself. It runs great, drives great, and is unbeliveably economical (18 city and 25 highway). You can get parts for it everywhere, and they are inexpensive. Before you buy one, make sure the intake manifold has been replaced with the improved design part, and be ready for people make fun of your old man car. Plenty of room, huge trunk, freezing A/C. Tint the windows and drive!!!!!!!