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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis

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underappreciated car
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By Thorn11acr
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

This is my first "panther platform" car. I'm 60 and have had hundreds of car and pickups. This is by far the most bang for the buck. I switched to Mobile 1 synthetic oil in 5-30w, added dual exhausts with an "X" pipe in the stock placement. Would you believe 28 mpg with the A/C on. I would imagine I can hit 30+ on the highway on cruise at 70mph. A simply great car, it rivals my Mercedes in comfort and handling....and replacement parts are dirt cheap. Even the Russians use this vehicle as their police cars. Rear wheel drive, proven drive train, and for 2003 you get a lot of improvements...Simple, strong, reliable.


Favorite Features

Handling, comfort, ease of maintinance, and its simplicity of design. The engine is no powerhouse but it reliable and geared with the 2.73 it cruises at 70 without effort. The car feels heavy and stable, but surprisingly nimble in turns and parking. Its the last of the REAL AMERICAN cars.


Suggested Improvements

More powerful engine, a 5 speed automatic transmission, and the police package made available as an option. a little wider tires would make the ride perfect.


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LSE more fun!
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By Chris Raaths
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

This is my 4th Crown Vic/Marquis. Engine had more power than before. This one has the LSE package, similar to HPP package, but buckets and a floor shifter, like the Crown Vic Sport. Handles much better than previous models. Fuel economy about the same, with more power. Seats are comfortable. Sound system is good. Fuel economy is do-do around town (as these cars have always been so-so) about 18 mpg. On the highway, 26 mpg. Better choice comfort and MPG wise than my old Tahoe.


Favorite Features

Rear drive, better suspension. LSE package adds a bit of sportiness to a BIG car. Nice looking car without being too gaudy.


Suggested Improvements

Ford put junk tires on this car. They wear fast, and ride super noisy. I will remedy this with some of my old favorite tires.


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One Fine Automobile
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By T.H. Wells
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Grand Marquis LSE - It's more fun than a regular LS. With dual exhaust, floor shift & 3.27 gears, it's a pleasure to drive and gets excellent gas mileage - 24 plus on the road. I've owned it 8 months now, have put over 24000 miles on it, and can't find any fault with it. I absolutely recommend this car.


Favorite Features

It may sound crazy, with with a floor shift there's also a closed storage area between the front seats. I've been surprised at how handy the storage space is.


Suggested Improvements

I can't think of anything I'd change about this car.


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give me the old grand marquis'
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By bernie moon
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Traded a 95 Marquis with 98k problem free, quiet, comfortable miles. New grand marquis after 1 month needed a new air conditioner compressor. Wiper motor and blades are incredibly noisy,wind noise is worse as Ford went to thinner glass all around in 97, seats have much less support,and I am getting more squeaks with dry seals in the steering linkages. Considering how Ford has used the same platform for years they are profiting handily from cheaping up the car.


Favorite Features

fuel economy on trips greater than 20 miles is greater than 25 m.p.g.


Suggested Improvements

More support in seats, redesign wipers/motor, more sound deadening insulation between cabin and engine compartment.Go back to thicker window glass.


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mercury granmaquis ls ultimate
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By e.l.sanders
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

i've owned a 1987/1998/granmarquis- these is by far the best g/m ever!-i get 26-28 on highway with 5 people- around town drops to 14.5-17--not bad 4 4,000 pound car.handling is big improvement-can go around h/way exit curves&speed up, no need for brakes like older g/marquis.ride&comfort r 1st class-ac&heat r perfect&fast auto temp works great-reg gas a big plus!


Favorite Features

the ride&handling-very comfortable car- -very easy to see all around car plenty of glass&heated mirrors r a plus a lot of car 4 the money>


Suggested Improvements

only improvement i can think of would be stability control


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