Two front arm rests and a rear arm rest for passengers. In standard form, the engine develops 220 horsepower. I must confess I was not at all excited at the prospect of driving this car, and had almost a hatred for it before I even drove it. Both feature V-8 power, rear-wheel drive and separate body-on-frame construction. Both feature V-8 power, rear-wheel drive and separate body-on-frame construction. Back in the 60s and 70s, when the automakers profited more from a large car, they preferred to build them; now they lose money on big cars, thus they don't make them anymore.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. I recently paid a visit to my great grandmother at the nursing home and showed her the car. Plus, it is kept in a climate controlled garage when not in use. Failed to get data, please try again. Yes Review Date: 3rd June, 2012 I agree with you that the column mounted shifter is one of the many things that I miss dearly about traditional American big cars. However, the Grand Marquis offers almost all the comfort and convenience of the Lincoln Town Car for a price less than that of a near-luxury mid-size car.
The transmission delivers smooth, precise, quick shifts. Drive one however, and you will find it to be probably one of the most overlooked cars on the road. I can drive for hours and not feel the slightest bit fatigued. To find a used or Pre-owned Grand Marquis in good shape is what I will be looking for if I have to buy a new full sized sedan. We found our Grand Marquis to be a pleasure to drive on a winding road. Change Vehicle Change Vehicle Change Vehicle Add Vehicle Failed to get data, please try again.
It looks so much better and classy. I think this is a good buy. The Grand Marquis adds a dual-exhaust system to the mix and headlines sixteen-inch lacy-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, unique tires, larger rear anti-sway bar, special shock and spring rates, and rear load-leveling air suspension. Styling differences between the two Ford products are evident mainly in their unique grilles, taillights and exterior trim. At 62mph cruise controled gave me a steady 29. The steering and suspension work well to deliver competent ride quality and handling.
This car is big, but after a few miles of driving, feels like a typical mid sized car. I now have a Buick Enclave, because they basically don't make any new cars that retain anything that I find appealing in a car. The Grand Marquis provides more front and rear headroom than a Buick LeSabre. The standard transmission on all Grand Marquis models is an electronic four-speed automatic with overdrive. The maintenance is super easy on this car.
Finally, there is something satisfying about driving around in a large, solid, simple, and robust vehicle - something few today know. An optional handling package includes a tauter suspension and a dual exhaust system that boosts engine output to 235 hp. When the time came to replace it, I was in the market for a long distance driver that was roomy and reliable. Truly the last of a dying breed. Without a doubt the V8 rear wheel drive offers the quietest ride on the highway without the roar of front wheel drive vehicles.
These cars are quiet and comfortable, just the way we want it. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-392-3673 -. The full-size 4 door sedan is quickly becoming a thing of the past as car makers rush to meet the consumer's demands for higher gas mileage. The price was amazing for the car. The trunk on this car is huge.
To say it purrs is an understatement. It still smelled like new, and was never, ever smoked in. She was about to go into a nursing home, and saw that her great grandson needed a car real badly. It was a trade in and low mileage for the year. The Mercury Grand Marquis or its cousin the Ford Crown Victoria which by the way are in most of the police department's motor pools are among the most affordable luxury cars made. Its ostensible competitors, Buick LeSabre, Chrysler Concorde, Pontiac Bonneville and Toyota Avalon, are all more modern in concept, with front-wheel drive, V6 engines, shorter wheelbases and unitbody construction.