1971 Mercury Marquis Review
Semi-luxurious & Fully Reliable — I put this car through a grueling 4 hour drive through the Santa Cruz mountains in California, with on-and-off braking and accelerating, before it made it back to Saratoga smelling like exhaust and overheated brake calipers. If you want to take a road trip in a nice-looking machine, put the Marquis on your list of options.
Pros: Powerful 400ci engine, very strong brakes, and a Mafia-like image.
Cons: Headlight doors didn't work, evidently repainted, discolored carpet and door panels.
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