2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
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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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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 New York on February 20, 2012

Car is a comfortable " Couch car". It has plenty of power when fully loaded. I was seeking the air supension package but could not find one at the time. I drove one with air suspension and I did not n...
Car is a comfortable " Couch car". It has plenty of power when fully loaded. I was seeking the air supension package but could not find one at the time. I drove one with air suspension and I did not notice a big change.
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Consumer Reports

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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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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FIRST TIME OWNER

by from Chattanooga, TN on July 12, 2016

My first time to own this type of car and I love it. Got it from a dealer that told me the truth and helped in every way. Great deal for the money!
My first time to own this type of car and I love it. Got it from a dealer that told me the truth and helped in every way. Great deal for the money!
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Best driving cars around for the money

by from Bloomington, Ca on April 9, 2012

I've owned Lincolns,Fords and Mercurys my entire life. When looking for a family vehicle, the Mercury Grand Marquis, has everything a family needs. Seats up to 6 passengers comfortably (depending on a...
I've owned Lincolns,Fords and Mercurys my entire life. When looking for a family vehicle, the Mercury Grand Marquis, has everything a family needs. Seats up to 6 passengers comfortably (depending on a 3 passenger front seat or bucket seats). Mercury's drivability is the same as a Lincoln, smooth !!! Riding with the same drivetrain that powers our law enforcement vehicles ( Ford Crown Victoria). The powerful 4.6 liter engine is also economical on gas. For a full-sized family/luxury vehicle we're usually getting around 23 mpg on the highway. Also the 4.6 motors very dependable with regularly scheduled maintenance. No doubt about it it's a big car on the outside with an even bigger ride on the inside. Be comfortable in this one !!!
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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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