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Still Outstanding!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Uncle Philly
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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This is still one outstanding vehicle. I have owned a Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, and several Pontiac's, and none of them compare to this vehicle. I have had zero problems with my Mercury. I could never say that with the other makes that I have owned. This car seats six in comfort, very smooth ride, huge trunk, excellent acceleration, very low maintenance, and gas mileage at 20 mpg city, and 26 mpg hwy. If you have a heavy foot you will be closer to 18 city/24 Hwy. They call this a Grandpa mobile....Ha! Why ride in a cramped, horrible riding, dinky mobile, when you can ride in comfort at a low price? Grandpa's is so much smarter than you think, because he had this right!


Best Features

Six passenger, smooth riding, unbelievable acceleration, huge trunk, great gas mileage, and very low maintenance!!!


Worst Features

Keep the Grand Marquis line alive! The People still want a large car without driving a mini van or SUV.


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The last great American sedan
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By JimBeam
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Premium 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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The Grand Marquis isn't a perfect car, but it's close. Driving is effortless. The base V8 provides more than enough power to get you into trouble. The car gently glides over bumps and potholes instead of jarring the passengers like most cars. Handling is surprisingly sharp for such a large car. It has enough room to seat five adults comfortably and an extra seat belt if you have to take six. I have the LS Limited, which is almost as nice as a Town Car for a lot less. Because Ford rarely changes them and the old cop Crown Vics flood the used market, there are plenty of deals available. These cars last forever, so even a used one will probably last longer that most new cars.


Best Features

Huge leather seats, V8 power, surprisingly good handling. Built like a tank. Simple to maintain.


Worst Features

Bring back the Colony Park wagon. Bring back the Marauder - and put a supercharger on it this time. Better cupholders. Tachometer (fixed in later models) A more modern sound system. (not fixed in later models) Dual exhaust should be standard.


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Cruising in style!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By BriGuy
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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What a wonderful car. Great power. Smooth ride. Consistently getting 23- 25 mpg in a V8! 103K now and idles like new. One repair in all that time, big one though: transmission. Manufacturer defect once repaired shifted better than ever. This is my most recommended car I have ever owned or reviewed by far!


Best Features

23-25 MPG, power, comfort, traction control, no landeau roof gives it that state trooper look. All around quality is up there with BMW/Mercedes!


Worst Features

Power windows slowing down with age, driver's seat material wearing bad


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Classic luxury with sport performance
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By JSheehan
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I have owned my Merc for a couple of months now it is my second Grand Marquis. I've got the state trooper package so it handles amazingly (the air ride which is standard isn't bad either) The 4.6 puts out close to 300 for hp and torque (modest estimate) at it's power band it's probably well over that. You can red line it forever without over heating it. Super easy to install a super charger and HP chip which put's it over 500 HP and torque. Very nice interior/exterior. Avg 25MPG stock I get an AVG of 32 with the supercharger in it. Handling is comparable to large Lexus and Mercedes.


Best Features

4.6 stock (same as Mustang easy to modify) Air ride stock rides very smooth. Police edition rack and pinion with sway bar improves handling at high speeds. Super charger and HP chip.


Worst Features

Super charger stock (some don't like the extra power) but grow a pair and you'll be fine besides you get much better fuel economy. Rear sway bar optional instead of air ride, air ride is really smooth but you topple over in your seat taking turns at high speeds.


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Best Bang for Your Buck
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By yv
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Have owned this car for 3yrs bought it used with 39K has 75k miles now and it has just been super! No mechanical problems at all. Rides excellent handles excellent. Had it recently in snow and ice with no problems. I'm looking to purchase a newer Grand Marquis within the next year. Gas mileage is 27hwy and 19 city. City could be better but compared to the size and room its a bargain. SUV with same seating area get much less. I love the RWD it is so stable no hydro plaining on rainy roads. I hope Ford Motor doesn't quit making this excellent car!


Best Features

RWD, comfy seats, large trunk, reliability,


Worst Features

GS hub caps are poorly made, center piece falls out and they rattle.


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