2010 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
The 19 mpg is a city rating. On the highway at 80 mph I get 25-28 mpg. Some friends make 30 mpg or better. It has sufficient power to smoke the tires from a start and more than enough acceleration all the way past 100 mph. When I bought the car I was planning to put in a tuner kit to add 100 HP, but decided I did not want more horsepower as it had enough for anything but the drag strip. It has room inside. The steering is effortless, the brakes are good. I feel safe if and when a foreign car were to destroy itself against my big Mercury and the insurance claims prove it. It is a great car for a little price tag. Yes, buy a used one, they are reliable.
Fuel economy, V8 torque/power, inside space, trunk space, effortless driving, safety of a big car with low insurance claims and a very low death rate. Why do police cars choose it?
Bigger cup holders and ashtray. Longer warranty just in case.