Get it while you can
By billccm on
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Nine years ago I went from a bullet proof Crown Vic into a Chevy Impala, which was a mistake. My Impala nearly fell apart at 90K miles, so it was a no brainer to return to the 'panther' platform Ford. I have to admit that the convenience features of the Impala are missed such as console storage, homelink, and very functional cup holders, but the ride, and spacious interior make up for it in the Grand Marquis. I have to admit that I had forgotton about the 'old man' jokes that come with this car (I am 40 years old).
I love the simple V8 driving the rear wheels and large bench seats.
I would like to see a arm rest/console such as in the Town Car. I will miss this car when Ford ceases production.