by pcastoldi on Apr 20, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I absolutely love my Grand Marquis and all of the features that it has to offer. Since I purchased this vehicle used, I got an excellent deal on it and with it a decent bundle of features that make this car a real joy to drive around with. I purchased it with over 63,000 miles on it and I now have over 74,000 miles. The seats are very comfortable; the trunk is carnivorous - one of the largest in the North American market; the ride is smooth; and the engine has plenty of power to cruise along the highway or pass any vehicles in your way. Combine this with it's extreme reliability (I have not needed to do anything other than standard maintenance) and you have a winning combination! I love it!
by BERNIE on Sep 26, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I TRADED IN A 2001 GRAND MARQUIS ON A
2003. THE FIRST DAY I NOTICED THE
TRANSMISSION SURGED IN REVERSE. THE
DEALER REBUILD THE TRANSMISSION TWICE &
IT WAS STILL BAD. FINALLY THEY PUT IN
A NEW FACTORY TRANSMISSION & IT WAS
OK. THIS TOOK 37 DAYS SO THE LEMON LAW
KICKED IN. NOW I AM WAITING FOR A
REPLACEMENT CAR. I LOVE THE CAR BUT
THE SERVICE WAS BAD.
The 2003 Grand Mark receives a number of updates. The most important ones are hidden. A new full-perimeter frame uses strong, lightweight hydroformed steel sections for the front rails to improve frontal and offset crash performance. Redesigned frame crossmembers and new optional side impact airbags improve side impact crash performance. Additionally, the new frame -- combined with a redesigned independent front suspension and new monotube shock absorbers at all four wheels -- contributes to a smoother, more controlled ride and improved handling. Other changes include a new variable ratio rack-and-pinion steering system with variable power assist and a new dual-rate brake booster that automatically supplies full braking power in a panic stop. On the inside, the seats have been changed to improve comfort and appearance, the cupholders are new, a three-point seatbelt has been added for the center rear passenger and the door trim has been redesigned for a cleaner appearance and better ergonomics. To spot a 2003 Marquis, look for the brighter headlights and subtle new styling applied to the front and rear of the vehicle.