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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Classic luxury with sport performance
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By JSheehan
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I have owned my Merc for a couple of months now it is my second Grand Marquis. I've got the state trooper package so it handles amazingly (the air ride which is standard isn't bad either) The 4.6 puts out close to 300 for hp and torque (modest estimate) at it's power band it's probably well over that. You can red line it forever without over heating it. Super easy to install a super charger and HP chip which put's it over 500 HP and torque. Very nice interior/exterior. Avg 25MPG stock I get an AVG of 32 with the supercharger in it. Handling is comparable to large Lexus and Mercedes.


Favorite Features

4.6 stock (same as Mustang easy to modify) Air ride stock rides very smooth. Police edition rack and pinion with sway bar improves handling at high speeds. Super charger and HP chip.


Suggested Improvements

Super charger stock (some don't like the extra power) but grow a pair and you'll be fine besides you get much better fuel economy. Rear sway bar optional instead of air ride, air ride is really smooth but you topple over in your seat taking turns at high speeds.


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Best Bang for Your Buck
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By yv
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Have owned this car for 3yrs bought it used with 39K has 75k miles now and it has just been super! No mechanical problems at all. Rides excellent handles excellent. Had it recently in snow and ice with no problems. I'm looking to purchase a newer Grand Marquis within the next year. Gas mileage is 27hwy and 19 city. City could be better but compared to the size and room its a bargain. SUV with same seating area get much less. I love the RWD it is so stable no hydro plaining on rainy roads. I hope Ford Motor doesn't quit making this excellent car!


Favorite Features

RWD, comfy seats, large trunk, reliability,


Suggested Improvements

GS hub caps are poorly made, center piece falls out and they rattle.


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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Limited
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By Matt
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Beautiful car, comfortable, powerful, reliable. This is my second Grand Marquis ('94). The best used vehicle you can buy period. Good choice for a new vehicle too, but they depreciate fast. Bought it with 30,000 now at 72,000. Only problem: A/C only blows out of defrost.


Favorite Features

Two-tone leather seats with "Limited Edition" stitched on them. heated seats. Big trunk.


Suggested Improvements

Top of line model should come with navigation system.


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Good, but not great.
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By Brian
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I purchased a brand new black '03 Crown Victoria based on reviews by Edmunds, Consumer Reports and J D Power. About everything they reported has panned out as accurate. The front bucket seats are extremely comfortable, great for long trips. The rear bench seats lack lateral support. Steering response and tracking are vague which requires more minute corrections to stay on course than in other vehicles I've driven. The interior is quiet. The gray monochrome leather contrasts nicely with the black paint scheme and the car does not heat-up as much as you would expect in our hot Southern summers. The car will cruise at highway speeds (75-95 mph) with aplomb. Hope to drive her 7-10 years.


Favorite Features

Constantly mistaken for a State Highway Patrol car (and also for its cousin, the 340 horsepower Mercury Marauder). Very quiet interior. Superb front bucket seats. Decent gas mileage. Uses reqular gas. Beautiful set of chrome rims. Goodyear Eagle LS tires are expensive, but offer excellent traction


Suggested Improvements

Very put off by the vague steering initially. Now I don't really notice it. Doesn't hold resale value like the competition. The car doesn't really stand out in any one category, but taken overall it was and has been a good purchase for us.


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Best car I ever owned!
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By D.S.
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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This is the best car I ever owned. Went from a '90 Towncar to this. Great ride, handles like a sports car. Will pass anything with ease. Mileage is 23 mpg. The LX with all the bells and whistles would be nice too. One down side is it is smaller inside than a TC but everything short of a van is. If you are looking at one to buy I would jump at it. Great safety, dual air bags. Handles like a sport car, rides like a luxo coupe. Good mileage, lots of space. Looks fantastic. If you want a more sporty ride get the Marauder. But I can not fault this car. Just did a trip with it and the cruise stays within 3 mph of where you set it going up and down hills.


Favorite Features

Sporty handling with comfortable ride. Great get up and go. Easy to use controls and cup holders. I love the automatic headlights. Set the knob to the left and they come on at dark and stay on long enough to light your path when you park. Good sound system, comfortable ride and good mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Drivers seat could be 1-2 inches wider on the left. They had to do it so everything would fit. I would have made the auto trunk closer standard. Oil pressure gauge should be fully operational over all pressures. Not just glorified idiot lights.


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