This is one of two Mercury LS models I have owned loaded models (ls) They are excellent driving cars and far surpass other models newer and the comfort and safety far out weighs the fuel used.and its cost.
The seating is unsurpassed the heavier car with its positive road feel is fun to drive with excellent vision
The newer models will have a tough time living up to the years 1992- 2001
I fell in love with my dads '85 Gran Marquis and wanted one ever since. Although I bought my '95 car used a couple years ago with 81,000 miles on it, it runs like a dream. I did have to have the trans rebuilt but it is a small investment to a car that is otherwise mechanically sound. I haven't had a problem with it since. With regular maintenance and oil changes, the car more than serves me well. I love it!!
Should've had better placement for the cup holders and the rear defrost button. The steering wheel blocks it and you can't see where it is and if it's still on when activated. Also should've had a mirror on the driver- side sun blocker thingy.
Mechanically, best i've had! With regular oil changes and required periodic service, it has never been any problem. Bad is the elcectric window system! Absolute pits!. Changed each regulator at least twice, some 4 times (overall total 11 times!) Automatic door/window control panel went bad when i decided to get rid of the car. One other plus: mileage over 24mpg highway, (when originally bought, over 26)! This, to me was quite remarkable for V8, 5lt engine. Body had polyglycote coating and required no cleaning and stayed good with an occasioal wash. Original mileage was 19300; at sale was 83500 w/original battery installed! &, this was, without a doubt, the quickest starting car ever owned!
keyless entry; automatic brake release; adjustable side view mirrors; rear window defroster; lower back/lumbar massager; radio antenna built into the glass; double sun vizors for front & side for both front passengers; & the engine gauges for monitoring performance.
better electric window system; headliner could be improved so that it wouldn't pulverize with age.