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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis - Consumer Reviews

2005 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Great Car
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By Dwight
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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought this car new, enjoyed it very much. Has 60,000 miles, 23 average mpg, better on trips. I think it's a quiet car overall, the only thing I don't like is a start up engine knock but its been doing that all the time and I lost a center hub cap. The car runs great, plenty of power for me, good ride.


Best Features

Great mpg for a big car, rides great, drives good


Worst Features

Key entry on both side doors.


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Reliable if not exciting
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By Keith
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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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We have had eight Grand Marquis since the mid-eighties. I can honestly say that they have served us well with most of them getting 120000 before trading. Our current 2005 has 140000 with minimal problems, electrical control module and catylic converter. We get 22 mpg on two lane roads and up to 27 on long trips.This is not a flashy car but it is comfortable and reliable.


Best Features

Tried an true v8 with enough room under the hood to do more than check the dipstick.


Worst Features

The old body style needs to be updated it hasn't really changed since 98.


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Not Your Grandpa's Car!
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By Wing Commander
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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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After putting over 17,000 miles on the odometer in less than six months, I can honestly say that our Mercury Grand Marquis has performed flawlessly. The fuel consumption is excellent for an automobile of this magnitude and has been checked against a GPS for accuracy at extended speeds of 55 to 100 mph.The fact that it is rear wheel drive and fairly evenly balanced attributes to it's beautiful handling characteristics. Probably one of the reasons that most highway patrol cars are of the same vintage. Anything less shouldn't even be considered when buying a new car if you keep safety, comfort, and dollar value in mind.


Best Features

Being over six feet tall, of course comfort is a prime consideration. With the adjustable foot pedals I can really stretch out. The smooth quiet ride is incomparable at all speeds. The fact it is so well put together means no rattles and a minimum of wind noise. It has a great sound system as well


Worst Features

The body style is a bit long in the tooth but when compared to the new Chrysler 300 series the visibility is excellent and there is no tendency to become claustrophobic or have tunnel vision when looking out the front, sides, or rear of the vehicle. A 2007 Marquis styling change should be in order.


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Mostly Satisfied Owner
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By kurt gaus
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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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A nice large, comfortable, well styled sedan without a lot of high tech junk added on to confuse you while driving. It feels solid, secure, stable, and is a pleasure to drive on longer trips. Easy entry and egress for those with medical problems. Trunk is huge and deep, but the liftover height is too high. The spare tire is far back and hard to reach. Mileage is much better than I expected for this size and weight vehicle. Car starts and runs flawlessly in all kinds of weather. I also test drove a Lincoln Town Car and could not discern any difference, except in the substantially higher price fot the Town Car. See "Suggested Improvements" section for minor complaints and suggestions.


Best Features

good seating height. quiet and very Comfortable. Good gas mileage. Good throttle response, hill climbing, and passing performance. Attractive styling. Extended tune-up interval.


Worst Features

Four headlamps that all go on when using high beams. Places to put things like sunglasses, coins, etc. Status lights for door/trunk ajar, etc. Electronic gas pedal makes using cruise control usage difficult. Heated wipers in snow country. Dash mounted control to stiffen steering even more.


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Love my Mercury
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By Love my Mercury
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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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This car is hands down the best value for the money on the road. With the rebates and incentives, you can have full size American comfort at a Honda Civic price. The Marquis is powerful, handles and brakes well, and at only 1400 miles, is already getting 22 mpg in combined city and highway driving. The power pedals are a great feature, as is the power lumbar support. I really like the variable assist steering- one finger easy in town, and lots of road feel at highway speeds. The traditional body-on-frame construction seems very solid. I feel safe in this car, which is something I never felt in smaller front-drive cars. I'm a Realtor, and my clients often mistake this car for a Lincoln.


Best Features

Comfortable ride. Luxurious seats. Great standard stereo. Auto-locking doors. Auto headlights. Cornering lamps. Traction control. Great paint job (black). Huge trunk. A whole lotta car for the price.


Worst Features

Plastic hubcaps on a $26,000 list price car?? C'mon Mercury- now I gotta shop for chrome wheels....Need more front storage for CD's, phone stuff, and all the rest of the junk that gets tossed in the glove box. Need a full-size spare tire standard. Drivers side left footrest would be nice.


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