• (4.4) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $767–$6,363
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 200-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis

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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Mercury's version of the full-size, rear-drive sedan also sold as the Ford Crown Victoria carries on with minor changes for 2000. The Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria are the last traditional full-size, rear-drive family sedans with V-8 engines (outside of the luxury category). The Grand Marquis and Crown Vic are built on the same-drive platform as the Lincoln Town Car, which wears different styling and has larger dimensions.

According to Ford, both the Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria sold more than 100,000 units last year, but 95 percent of Mercury's sales were to retail customers as opposed to only about one-third of Ford's. The bulk of Crown Vic sales are to police departments and taxi companies.

The tale of the tape shows that the Grand Marquis and Crown Vic are the same with a 114.7-inch wheelbase and 212-inch overall length. The only styling differences are their unique grilles, taillamps and exterior trim.

With bench seats front and rear and a wide interior, the Grand Marquis has space for six people. Large doors facilitate getting in and out. Middle passengers, however, have to straddle a large driveshaft tunnel and don't have as much legroom as outboard occupants. The front seat is a split bench with a folding center armrest.

Though trunk volume is an impressive 20.6 cubic feet, much of the space is in a deep well that makes loading or unloading heavy items a strain.

Under the Hood
Two versions of Ford's 4.6-liter V-8 are available. The standard version generates 200 horsepower. An optional handling package includes a dual exhaust system that boosts horsepower to 215.

A four-speed automatic transmission and anti-lock brakes also are standard. Traction control is optional.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews


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Great car

by Billy from Boston, MA on September 21, 2017

Great vehicle built by Mercury as long as maintenance is kept up on. Many of these cars have had great longevity.

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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercury Grand Marquis GS

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There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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