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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Consumer Reviews

4.5
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Best kept 'secret' in America

by from Long Island, New York on November 3, 2006

I have purchased 3 Marquis over the last 12 years. All are still in my family and on the road. None have ever had ANY mechanical problems. The reliability of these cars is as close to perfect as it ge...
I have purchased 3 Marquis over the last 12 years. All are still in my family and on the road. None have ever had ANY mechanical problems. The reliability of these cars is as close to perfect as it gets. The cost of insurance is extremely low due to near 0% theft rate and high safety rating. Combine the purchase price and the low cost of ownership, and you have one of the best kept secrets in America.
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Best car available for the money.

by from Pittsburgh, PA on October 3, 2006

My Grand Marquis does everything well. In addition to being reliable, it's been trouble free, comfortable on long trips, handles well and is solid (no squeaks or rattles). On a recent trip to Flori...
My Grand Marquis does everything well. In addition to being reliable, it's been trouble free, comfortable on long trips, handles well and is solid (no squeaks or rattles). On a recent trip to Florida, I got 24 MPG driving thru the hills of WV and 28 MPG the rest of the way. What more could you ask? One suggestion to Ford: Dual exhaust boosts HP from 224 to 239. Since it probably would also boost fuel economy, why not make it strandard equipment?
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Consistently Outstanding

by from Suffolk, VA on November 14, 2008

The 2003 is the 3rd Grand Marquis I've owned. I commute right at 100 miles per day. We use the Grand Marquis as the work horse car and including the commuting mileage I put about 40K miles per year on...
The 2003 is the 3rd Grand Marquis I've owned. I commute right at 100 miles per day. We use the Grand Marquis as the work horse car and including the commuting mileage I put about 40K miles per year on it. It has been faultless for the four years I've owned it. It now has 158K miles on it and all I've ever done is changed the oil and replaced the tires. It rides and drives like new and still averages 25 MPG. The last Grand Marquis went 251K miles without a problem and I have no doubt this one will too. When it's time to get another car, you can trust it will be another Grand Marquis. It's a shame that Mercury is phasing them out...
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great car

by from SCHILLER PARK, IL on December 8, 2008

THIS IS OUR 2ND MARQUIS. THE FIRST A 94 WITH OVER 100K DROVE LIKE A DREAM. THIS ONE HAS 53K AND DRIVES LIKE A DREAM. NO PROBLEMS GREAT CAR FOR THE MONEY- IT'S JUST LIKE A BABY LINCOLN WITHOUT THE PRIC...
THIS IS OUR 2ND MARQUIS. THE FIRST A 94 WITH OVER 100K DROVE LIKE A DREAM. THIS ONE HAS 53K AND DRIVES LIKE A DREAM. NO PROBLEMS GREAT CAR FOR THE MONEY- IT'S JUST LIKE A BABY LINCOLN WITHOUT THE PRICE TAG...
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Reliabilty was this car's first name!

by from nj on May 16, 2013

Ford made this most desirable of police and older drivers. Comfort on long trips, big big trunk space and room for a family of 5 . Why they stopped this American Dream is sheer stupidity.
Ford made this most desirable of police and older drivers. Comfort on long trips, big big trunk space and room for a family of 5 . Why they stopped this American Dream is sheer stupidity.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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by from on April 19, 2011

Consumer reports rates the 2003 Mercury Marquis GS as one of the most reliable cars in the $8-10,000 class
Consumer reports rates the 2003 Mercury Marquis GS as one of the most reliable cars in the $8-10,000 class
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Most reliable car I've owned

by from sunrise beach mo on October 7, 2006

Good looking, sturdy, safe, little to no upkeep. A classy car that will look great for years. Extremely comfortable ride.
Good looking, sturdy, safe, little to no upkeep. A classy car that will look great for years. Extremely comfortable ride.
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis

by from Ann Arbor, MI on August 2, 2013

Replaced my firmer 2003 MGM. Great car, great mileage. I still don't understand why Mercury quit making them!!
Replaced my firmer 2003 MGM. Great car, great mileage. I still don't understand why Mercury quit making them!!
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RELIABLE FOR LONG TRIPS

by from LOS ANGELES CA. on March 1, 2013

I BOUGTH THIS CAR FOR MY WIFE, AND SHE'S VERY HAPPY WITH IT. THANKS TO CARS.COM I HAVE GOOD DEAL AND VERY GOOD FINANCE PLAN. THANKS GEORGE
I BOUGTH THIS CAR FOR MY WIFE, AND SHE'S VERY HAPPY WITH IT. THANKS TO CARS.COM I HAVE GOOD DEAL AND VERY GOOD FINANCE PLAN. THANKS GEORGE
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great car

by from new jersey on June 29, 2013

great car pretty much same as a towncar but alot cheaper.these cars get pretty good gas milage for what they are.4.6 engine is a proven engine that with the correct maint.goes 300,000 mile easy.
great car pretty much same as a towncar but alot cheaper.these cars get pretty good gas milage for what they are.4.6 engine is a proven engine that with the correct maint.goes 300,000 mile easy.
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Uses car for Transporting family

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