1989 Mercury Grand Marquis User Reviews

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    This Car Is For Those Who Appreciate An American Steel —

    I got my vehicle in 2009 for $600 when I didn't have a job. I put more into it with tints and a stereo player right after I got it. I put 100,000 km in 5 years before upgrading to a 1995 Cadillac. I appreciate the old American giants of the road, so I understand what this car is worth. There were a few small things that broke with age and wear, and there are drips and oil leaks. But the engine and transmission are solid. I get about 6.5 km / L to 8.5 km / L depending on the time of year (better in the summers) and type of driving. The car is underpowered and maxes out at 130 km/ hr but it is a smooth joy to ride. On long trips, this car is a pleasure to sit in. The body has some rust, but it has survived surprisingly well for going through Canadian winters. And I was rear ended in this about 3 days after I got it by a Ford 350. I have two small dents on the rear bumper from it, and I simply shook hands with the guy since there was no other damage. Any other car would have crumpled itself. And the trunk has enough space for hiding bodies that would make any New York mobster proud. And a friend said, this car is meant for chauffering a mob Don.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very gentle, smooth and comfortable ride.  Built to take a hit.  With proper winter tyres, the car is very easy to handle in the snow.

    Cons: The 150 hp engine just doesn't cut it.  Since mine is from 1989, that figure has dropped by about 15%.  The car maxes out at 130 km / hr and really drops speed at  hills.  The front brakes need to changed at about 25000 km

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    I Really Like This Old Car And I Get Alot Of Comments On Her!! — this car is not far from mint! got car with 47,000 miles on it, car looks new and drives new. accleration is not bad, average miles per gallon is around 20 when drove properly. i just love the chrome on this car!! the color is black with the wire rims. low cost of ownership so far, but i see alot of these cars still running around!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: american made

    Cons: none to date

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    Comfy Boat For The Road — I think this thing looks cool. Period. It's a huge boat, handles like a boat and being a 5.0 V8... sounds like a boat LOL. Doesn't move at all, but on snow it's a blast. It's ALWAYS sideways. Being a member of the panther platform, there's lots of things that can be done to them, because all the fox body stuff bolts right up!!! Not sure if I'm going to mod it yet. We'll see :-)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 20 mpg V8 daily that's su un-green it's awesome

    Cons: Most ppl think it's ugly...

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    It Says Get Out Of The Way!! — Its Big!! But It Goes Really Really Slow!!The Paint Is Still Nice And I Keep It Washed!! Interior Is Very Clean!! Its Ok On Gas And Other Fluids!! Its Got Great Brakes And Suspension!! The Transmission Is Going Out I Think!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Really Big

    Cons: Slow

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    An Oldie But A Goodie — Pros: spacious and luxurious couch-like seats; p-windows, locks, drivers seat; smooth and quiet ride, even at 100 mph all you hear is the wind; good torque, start accelleration, and towing capacity. Cons: gas mileage not too great, low power for engine size and not very fast (only 105 mph), towards the last fey years had lots of little problems, including breaking of window motor, door handle, break cylinder, starter, heater core, teeth on flywheel, and engine overheating. Luckily no tranny problems, even at 165k miles.

    Pros: spacious and luxurious couch-like seats; p-windows, locks, drivers seat; smooth and quiet ride, even at 100 mph all you hear is the wind; good torque, start accelleration, and towing capacity.

    Cons: gas mileage not too great, low power for engine size and not very fast (only 105 mph), towards the last fey years had lots of little problems, including breaking of window motor, door handle, break cylinder, starter, heater core, teeth on flywheel, and engine overheating.  Luckily no tranny problems, even at 165k miles.

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    5500 Lbs. Of Steel. — A 302 V8 with rear wheel drive, and no weight in the back. i cut this thing loose all the time, hella fun. And then if you're dumb and you crash it doesn't really matter since you weigh more than most trucks and made out of steel, the other person is gonna lose this battle. Plus it was the nicest ride I've ever owned, real smooth. Oh, and if it did break, which I think is impossible since I hot rodded it everywhere for over ten thousand miles when I owned it and never had a problem, the parts are cheap and its easy to fix.

    Pros: rear wheel drive
    nice ride
    American steel
    huge

    Cons: gas
    huge
    heavy

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    Fast, Solid Powerhouse — Leather interior, tan exterior with brown landeau roof, good handling smooth ride, fast on the top speed end, doesn't look like much, but is an nice car

    Pros: nice ride, good sound

    Cons: fuel economy, heavy vehicle

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    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

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