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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan

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Requiem For the Last True American Car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By ftupka
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Grand is the Mercury Grand Marquis' middle name; this car is apologetically the last true American car on the road. While other vehicles rely on technology and styling that fades, the Marquis uses its heft and V8 engine to isolate you from the rest of the world. The quiet and smooth engine in my car has been trouble free even after 12 years. The transmission makes the most of the 224hp with the aid of Mercury's Precisontrac limited slip rear axle. Combine this with the last full frame in a sedan and the soft leather bench seats and you have a car that can easily carry five people (six when necessary) anywhere in solid comfort. Don't waste your time reading "enthusiast" reviews, just buy it!


Favorite Features

The best features of the MGM are its build quality, comfort, and V8 power. At 71k miles, my Marquis has been very trouble free. The design of this car is salt of the earth basic, so those very rare repairs are easy and inexpensive when necessary. I feel confident taking my car long distances without worry. The comfort of this car is amazing. After a long day at work, I love sinking into the soft leather seat. The ride is so soft and handling so easy that you will forget there is a road under you. The Grand Marquis is a personal reward that coddles you all the way home. This V8 isn't going to win any drag races. It will confidently pull you along the interstate with quiet authority.


Suggested Improvements

Ford needs to get a clue and bring this car back. Car shoppers need to forget the ridiculous reviews enthusiasts magazine write about these cars. Do yourself a favor and take one for a test drive. You'll realize your only mistake has been driving anything else.


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GREAT VALUE
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By oldmarine5
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan LS Ultimate 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Purchased new and garaged in Florida. Driven mostly around town. Averages 20 MPG. Bought to carry six people and does so comfortably. Most dependable car I have ever owned. Has extra chrome plus gold package and looks like new car. I also own Infinity M37X, Toyota Sienna and BMW Z4. I particularly enjoy driving the Mercury which elicits smiles from my family.


Favorite Features

Low initial cost. Inexpensive to maintain. A real work horse.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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2 ton of fun!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By drjjjj
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Ford F150 engine, drive train and frame with car body! Very reliable, cheap to maintain, upscale in out and 20mpg on regular! 2003+ are the best years-big changes in suspension & steering! Dirt cheap to buy used now and they stopped making them in 2011! May have baby boomer demand coming-sleeper used car?? They make driving relaxed and there is no substitute for a V8, long wheelbase and 4000 lbs of quiet ,mass on a long freeway trip!


Favorite Features

Reliable, cheap parts/ maintenance, upscale and relaxed! Very wide, solid feel with huge trunk, big overhangs for wrecks and upscale in out! Quiet, smooth and can gets over 25 mpg on the freeway on regular!


Suggested Improvements

Too late-they stopped making them! Find a little old lady (not hard) that owned and drove responsible and pass on the high maintenance Japanese ride everybody thinks they want! This is the way driving was meant to be for most! Saw a 2003 with 62k miles, one older owner with new tires and battery for $5k!


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Best american car made
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By bigdave40
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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i used to own a 2000 merury grand marquis , i bought the car with 304,000 miles for $1500. i drove the car for almost 3 years untill my daughter had an accident in it and totalled it with 342,000 miles on it . i felt confident that the car was gonna roll 500,000 miles with ease.it still didnt use any oil or leak it and the transmission shifted like new . so two days ago i traded my junky 2005 dodge magnum sxt for abeautiful 03 mgm ls, 77,000 miles ,leather beautiful garaged kept 2 owner car. i am so happy to be back in the comfort and dependability of mercury. this car is like new . i love the mercury grand marquis ls ,


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Safe, Comfortable, and Reliable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By pcastoldi
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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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!


Favorite Features

The 4.6L V8; Map pouches for both the front driver and passenger; Traction Control; Power Pedals, 8-Way Power Driver's Seat; and Power Lumbar. Another feature that Mercury seems to have on most every Grand Marquis is the double sun-visors - nice touch!


Suggested Improvements

Two things: First, I would try and change the way the A/C system is engineered. Mine ended up failing on my way back from a road trip in Florida, during the dead-heat of Summer. It seems that many owners of this car, much like the Crown Victoria and the Town Car, have had issues with their A/C. It's quite frustrating - and I have yet to find out what the repair bill is going to be. Second, the cupholder placement. This is sort of a nit-picky thing, but when you have the cupholder fully extended you are bound to smash your knee on it when you are getting in and out of the car. I've done it more than once, and I'm sure other's have too. But, again, this isn't anything major.


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