2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
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Great Used Car Value

by from FL on July 2, 2011

This car is a great used car value, I found one with 50k miles end of 2010 for under $7k. One issue with car was originally what was thought to be noisey tires, ended up being axle replacement due to...
This car is a great used car value, I found one with 50k miles end of 2010 for under $7k. One issue with car was originally what was thought to be noisey tires, ended up being axle replacement due to seal and bearing damage, these cars are known to have this problem, (it was a $450 repair). Run fingers on inside of rear wheel if you find grease could potentially be a problem.
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Quiet and comfortable

by from Southeast Michigan on October 6, 2006

Haven't driven the car in the winter yet, but so far the car has been wonderful. Car has a very smooth, quiet ride. To us the car has a very understated look and feel of richness and quality.
Haven't driven the car in the winter yet, but so far the car has been wonderful. Car has a very smooth, quiet ride. To us the car has a very understated look and feel of richness and quality.
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Classy classic comforts the consumer

by from Westville, NJ on May 29, 2014

This is the 3rd Mercury Grand Marquis we've owned and I'd buy a new one in a New York minute at full price if they were still being made. Drives almost effortlessly, glides over the road, with lots of...
This is the 3rd Mercury Grand Marquis we've owned and I'd buy a new one in a New York minute at full price if they were still being made. Drives almost effortlessly, glides over the road, with lots of room for big or tall folks, but easily adjustable driver's side seat controls for a short slight woman like me. I admit I'm a picky perfectionist who does lots of research on major purchases. Many owners keep the car in tip top shape and are just as fussy as I am about maintenance and care. Don't let published consumer reliability ratings override all the plusses of the 2004 model year. Any repairs are probably already done if buying at a dealership or only cost a few hundred to fix otherwise. Very comfortable, classy and reliable, even for a short person.
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Excellent used car vaule

by from NW on June 13, 2013

Find a 2003 or newer owned and taken good car of by elderly with low miles for $5k -6k now and avg 20 mpg, low maintenance and parts cost, upscale, quiet, smooth, safe and low cost of ownership! Easy ...
Find a 2003 or newer owned and taken good car of by elderly with low miles for $5k -6k now and avg 20 mpg, low maintenance and parts cost, upscale, quiet, smooth, safe and low cost of ownership! Easy one of the best used car values now!
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Awesome car!

by from Livonia, NY on April 8, 2014

This is the 5th Panther Platform car I have owned. These cars are rock solid reliable and actually get better gas mileage than you might think. On a long trip you can tickle 30mpg. They are also very ...
This is the 5th Panther Platform car I have owned. These cars are rock solid reliable and actually get better gas mileage than you might think. On a long trip you can tickle 30mpg. They are also very easy and inexpensive to work on. That coupled with a lot of interior room and amazing crash test ratings makes for a no brainer family vehicle.
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2004 floats like a cloud

by from INDIAN MILLS , N.J. on January 18, 2014

great car. bought the ultimate edition 46000 miles in Dec 2013. car is beautiful to look at light blue w dark blue roadster roof. the air ride makes the car float like a cloud. fuel consumption is wha...
great car. bought the ultimate edition 46000 miles in Dec 2013. car is beautiful to look at light blue w dark blue roadster roof. the air ride makes the car float like a cloud. fuel consumption is what I would expect [had 3 panther platforms before].bought this car to replace my 06 crown vic that suddenly started making engine noise at 87000 mi. like the traditional look. doesn't look like a wedge or an egg or some other JUNK. the simulated wood steering wheel is an elegant touch. hope it gives me years of reliability like these cars are known to do. sorry ford stopped making them.
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GOD's blessing

by from Bradenton, FL on September 12, 2012

Us2 hv been so blessed! Our current car has 250,00+ mls( '91). Carefully carried for is the Main key to longevity. Just prchsd '04 Mercury Marqui>>>100,000 mlg !! Beautiful is not enough to say! Prayi...
Us2 hv been so blessed! Our current car has 250,00+ mls( '91). Carefully carried for is the Main key to longevity. Just prchsd '04 Mercury Marqui>>>100,000 mlg !! Beautiful is not enough to say! Praying w/caring this will be a very long relationship! ( - ; Blsd owner
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Great cars

by from Florida on July 20, 2017

Great cars have had 4 of them over the last 10 years with over 600k miles on them.Still average over 25 mpg for long trip on the highway.
Great cars have had 4 of them over the last 10 years with over 600k miles on them.Still average over 25 mpg for long trip on the highway.
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Reliable, powerful, comfortable, efficient

by from Dallas, TX on July 28, 2017

Aside from exterior styling, this car has it all. It runs really well. I've had it in the shop once ever, and that was to replace a broken button. It moves quick... same V8 in the Mustang GT. The seat...
Aside from exterior styling, this car has it all. It runs really well. I've had it in the shop once ever, and that was to replace a broken button. It moves quick... same V8 in the Mustang GT. The seats are like La-Z-Boy recliners. And, even averaging around 80-85 mph, it gets about 26 mpg on the highway. How many cars have big power, comfy seats, seat six people, and get that kind of mileage? Just one.
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Best car for the money

by from Pittsburgh, PA on June 26, 2008

I bought my 04 Grand Marquis LS used in 2005 with about 17000 miles on it, and since it just turned 75000 miles, I feel I can give and honest opinion of the car. It's comfortable for short or long tri...
I bought my 04 Grand Marquis LS used in 2005 with about 17000 miles on it, and since it just turned 75000 miles, I feel I can give and honest opinion of the car. It's comfortable for short or long trips. No major repairs or breakdowns - even the brakes are original. It's still tight, no rattles. Gas mileage is a solid 17 around town and 26-28 on the open road. Not bad for a large car. Merc specifies semi-synthetic oil but since I change it myself, I switched to full synthetic oil after the first change. The transmission fluid was changed at 65000 miles. There are no driving issues and the car still looks and drives like new. I've read some other reviews and I have experienced and corrected some of the minor problems the reviewers mentioned. Engine noise - I experience a high level of engine noise that turned out to be 2 broken catalytic converters. Both were covered by the 80,000 mile manufacturers warranty. I also found that this engine and all other engines will run quieter and more fuel efficiently with a top-oil fuel additive with every fill-up. I've not been a fan of additives, but this one actually worked. Squeaking from the front end - a little grease applied to the adjustable hood bumpers cures this problem. Stiff ride - Mercury redesigned the suspension of the shock and coil spring version of the GM in 2003 and the ride is much stiffer than previous years. Some will appreciate the "sports car'" feel, but not me. I decided to replace the original rear shocks and front struts with aftermarket replacements and the results were good. Some brands of tires are made for the larger cars and advertise a softer ride. Don't be tempeted to soften the ride by running less than 32-35 PSI in your tires. The car handles better with fully inflated tires and the gas mileage is also better. Sagging rear end - Four large adult passengers and a trunk full of luggage made the rear end sag more than I wanted, so I replaced the rear coil springs with a "variable rate" coil spring that doubles the weight carrying capacity (1200 lbs vs 600 lbs) while giving me a good ride. I liked the new coil springs so well that I also installed them on my wife's Chevy Venture van and eliminated the troublesome air leveling shocks. I will have my Grand Marquis for a long time.
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