1988 Mercury Grand Marquis User Reviews

Have you driven a 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis?  
Rank This Car

User Reviews

Displaying all 8 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis reviews.

1988 Mercury Grand MarquisReview
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Fun First Car — Loved it it was a very good first car. Loved it because it was my very first car. Loved driving it. Loved off-roading, mudding, and drifting it just in a few inches of snow. The thing that I loved the most on the car were the breaks-the front ones, it always stoped on a dime.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Love how much power it had with the added weight of the car.

Cons: needed to get better fuel economy, needed a posi track rear end.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1988 Mercury Grand MarquisReview
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Love The 302 Engine Solid Car — love this car it has out lasted all of my other cars its solid reliable car not bad on gas 18 city 23 hwy strong car still has the orgnial paint not faded at all will not give him up for anything and the ac is ice cold. bought it for 600.00 they where gonna junk it becuse it needed 2 universal joints

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good on gas v8 solid reliable

Cons: dosent have a temp gage on the dash or rpm could of have a 20 gallon tank speakers on the doors rather than dash

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1988 Mercury Grand MarquisReview
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Love The Boat — The car may move slow with the weight it has, but with the v8 under the hood, she could make some smoke ;-). Since this was the first car I drove, and it was sitting in a garage for most of its life, it needed some serious repair in the gasket department. Once we found the problem with the header gasket, our problems were fixed. The interior feels like sitting on a couch, but the front seat headrests are missing. Because the thing has a v8 the gas mileage is poor and you tend to develop a lead foot to get it moving. all in all, the car is very comfortable to drive and I would recommend it to anyone that finds one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfortable seats, descent radio, spins tires easily

Cons: Spins tires on rainy road no matter who drives

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1988 Mercury Grand MarquisReview
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

This Car Has No Issues — the performance of this car is great, it is very responsive, while it does not haul a$$ it gets on down the road, and the braking is great for a big sedan.The build quality is great, I drive it down dirt roads and it does not squeak or rattle any.The appearance is nice for an 80's model car, it is whats expected for it's generation.This car averages anywhere from 20-26mpg and this is one of the most low maintenance vehicles I have ever had. This car is fun to drive, it's like being in a time capsul taking you back in time, and enjoying true comfort as you go!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the suspension is great

Cons: none

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1988 Mercury Grand MarquisReview
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

I Love This Car But Its A Burden To Lay On Any One Not Ready To Get Dirty — for a two ton heap of metal it rides like cloud. Awsome power and chrome trim it once was a beautiful cruiser. unfortunaley for a car of its age it takes alot of maitenence so its an on going project caar.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Lots of power and stability and unbeliveable ride.

Cons: its all metal 2.5 tons of steel so it rusts easily and its easy to run out the trany

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1988 Mercury Grand MarquisReview
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Boat Doesn't Float — This was my first car. It looked great and was in excelent condition. I had to replace a lot of thi9ngs and about a year after I bought it the transmission started slipping so I sold it. Over all it was a descent car however the amount of repairs, the poor gas mileage, and the poor performance and acceleration make me glad that I sold it.

Pros: Nice looks, lots of room, all the luxuries the 80's had to offer

Cons: sluiggish performance, cost of repairs, thirsty!

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1988 Mercury Grand MarquisReview
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Big Hoopty — This car was like a yacht on land. It drove incredibly and was nice to look at too.

Pros: 4 doors, big heavy car, big v8 engine, great ride.

Cons: Heater went out

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1988 Mercury Grand MarquisReview
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

A Well Built, Comfortable Cruiser. — I have two. An '88 and an '89. One black, one white. These have been the best cars I've ever had. I inherited the '89 from my grandmother back in '97. I drove the car daily until '08 when I bought the white one to keep the miles down between both of them. The build quality, smooth ride, quietness and overall comfort of these cars is unmatched by today's cars. Over the years, I've had to rebuild a transmission on one and the torque converter on the other. Otherwise, just basic maintenance. (tuneups, oil changes, batteries, brakes, tires, a.c. service, cooling system service, mufflers/tailpipes, etc..) This is definitely the kind of car to go the distance and last through the years. A good car to have if you're trying to avoid all the expense of buying new.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The best car I've ever owned.

Cons: Just the gas mileage, which isn't really that bad.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 8 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2010 Mercury Grand Marquis Reviews

It Looks Good And Drives Great. By Max1440

I purchased a Mercury GM in 1996 and drove it for 234,000 miles without a major problem. Hope to do the same with the new 2010 I purchased. Read More

2009 Mercury Grand Marquis Reviews

I Love It! By BobGM

This car rides like a dream; handles amazingly well, and gets far better mileage than my late-model Mustang does. (On a recent 175-mile road trip, I got an amazing 27.63 actual MPG!). A big plus is th... Read More

2008 Mercury Grand Marquis Reviews

Liked At First Sight By sam777888

trunk room is huge, very roomy interior with very good comfort level, a mystery as to where the fuse is for the non working cruise control which is the only thing on the car which is a negative so far... Read More

Perfect Family Car By Js08016

I bought this car on May 21, 2012 to replace my aging 1993 Chevy Caprice, which I bought new. The "Mighty Mercury" as I affectionately call it is a wonderful car. Everything that the Caprice was in it... Read More

2007 Mercury Grand Marquis Reviews

Good Solid And Well Handling Car By mpd61

I really enjoy the room, comfort and level of trim in this car. I drive a Police Interceptor for work, so I really feel at home in this baby. Handles very well and get great fuel economy for her size.... Read More

Comfy By wyatthays

It is not the best car on gas but i love the car its so comfortable great for a lot of people fitting and a very smooth drive. it is very reliable , never had any problems and has nice features. Read More

2006 Mercury Grand Marquis Reviews

Somewhat Antiquated, But Durable. Pleasant To Drive And Own. By teejay363

This '06 Grand Marquis LS is our third G-Marquis. Previous ones were '89 and '98, all LSs. All three of them were bought used and have been very decent cars. My wife and I are taller than average old ... Read More

Beautiful By Williams

i like eveything, very roomy, a nice smooth ride lots of trunk space, pretty good on gas, its a great car for long ride trips because its such a comfortable drive and I think eveyone will love ths car... Read More

Cars compared to 1988 Mercury Grand MarquisPeople researching a 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis contacted a dealer about

Grand Marquis

Looking for a Used Grand Marquis in your area?

CarGurus has 1,744 nationwide Grand Marquis listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis?  
Rank Your Car →