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