by lynn_m on Feb 6, 2014 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I bought this car a year and a half ago because of the raving reviews on this site. I spent $7,000 for a 2002 with 70,000 miles on it.
Now at 100,000 miles I have to put $2,200.00 into the car. The whole front suspension is shot.
Upper and Lower Ball Joints
Sway Bar Links
Idler and Pitman Arms
I am very disappointed in my investment. Also that car gets horrible horrible gas mileage. Probably 12 miles to the gallon.
by Chappy91 on Nov 13, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Ultimate 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I needed a reliable second car for the family and the dealership had this cream-puff on the lot. Garage kept, prestine condition. Have had it two weeks and am enjoying the 45 mile round trip commute to work. Surprisingly great gas milage, I use premium in the tank. Smoother than silk ride, corners like a dream. I definitely feel safe having my family in the car. I forsee many excellent years in this beauty. By the way, this is my first Ford...swore I would never own one...previously only owned Japanese or German...making a believer out of me.
by Lennis on Aug 21, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I can't say enough good things about this beautiful car. I bought mine in February 2009 with only 56,000 miles on it and lots of garage time, so it is immaculate. What a pleasure to drive. Mine is the LS with the billboard size digital dashboard readings and all the bells and whistles. Though it is seven years old, everything works perfectly. Never and oil leak or a squeek or a squak. The ride will nearly put ya' to sleep. My worst MPG is 21.6 mpg and my best is 25.8. Nuttin' wrong with that. Love this car, and just wish Daddy could have seen it, as he loved Mercs! This is my first one after owning Dodges, Buicks, Olds, and Pontiacs.
by A Wayne Carnell on Jun 12, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
The rear wheel drive remains appealing to this buyer given the mechanical simplicity of the power train. Proper winter snow tires are essential for driving on snow and ice and where permitted studded tires improve traction immeasurably. I have owned Lincolns through the years and the Marquis is of equal space and ride quality at a significantly lesser price.
by Frank on May 4, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
This car handles like a dream. I don't know where some of the people get off giving it a bad review. I am 43 years old and have driven everything from Beetles to Vettes. This is a great car for the money, runs strong and mileage is fine. Especially for a big car. This car looks and runs great.
Antilock brakes and traction control now come standard on all Grand Marks, while revised cupholders and a new front seat storage pouch improve the cabin. No-charge leather is available on LS Ultimate models. LS Ultimate and LSE models get standard steering wheel controls for the stereo and climate system, and a new trunk organizer is optional across the board. Three new colors are added this year.