I was looking for a Crown Vic to pull my small bass boat with when this 2007 GM got in the way. 6 years old, 44000 miles, body on frame to handle a trailer hitch, $9500.00? Oh, yeah. I was expecting a somewhat clumsy driving experience. Boy, was I wrong! The suspension is tight and well controlled. The steering is precise and so smooth, too. I love driving it! I don't drive with a heavy foot so my worst mpg average for a tank of gas has been 24.6 with about a 40/60 city to highway ratio. A 300 mile highway trip yielded 28.1 mpg. The car is so nice I don't want to put the hitch on it. I feel like I got a new car for 9500 bucks. There are several like it out there, too.
The 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis GS is definitely the best buy for the money on the market. It's roomy, comfortable, reliable and affordable. The styling may seem outdated to folks who are trendy but hey...why change something that is already the best. Just as much room as a Cadillac DTS but much more economical to buy and to maintain. Some of the bells and whistles that the LS has are not there but those few things aren't worth the extra cost...unless you don't know what else to do with your money. I love my Grand Marquis!!!
I find the official review from Edmunds a bit irresponsible! I fail to see the logic in urging folks not to want a so- called "throwback" of a car when the Grand Marquis is a solid, reliable US/Canadian vehicle that gets the job done in comfort and safety. Competitor cars have iffy build quality are costly to repair. Does Edmunds want us to pay more for something "new" just because newness is somehow better? I disagree! I have a 2008 BMW 5 series too and the iDrive is a mess, the dopey flipper shift knob gets in the way, parts break often and it's back to the $$$hop; it's constantly nagging at me too! A lousy personality I pay a fortune for. I'll take the familiar, old school Ford V8 anyday.
Purchased car new. My second one . Outside of car is rather large .Front interior room above average, shockingly little leg room in back. Adequate head room for taller drivers. Very comfortable seats has lumbar adjustment.Pleasant interior. Odd that it has a tachometer for this is not a performance car.Plenty of front leg room, adjustable steering wheel nice.Easy to get in and out. Easy to operate power windows and power seats.Awful electronic digital odometer that I can't read in bright light . Perfect for long trips but dangerous on wet and icy roads for it has rear wheel drive and will easily lose traction,so I don't recommend for anyone living in the snowbelt. Appearance of car is pleasant ,looks like a Lincoln Town car and has the same V8 engine which gives plenty of passing power basically a Lincoln Town car for a lot less money. Huge trunk !They have improved the handling from earlier models and they got rid of those awful rear airbags that would leak. The early Mercury Grand Marquis had a plastic intake manifold that would crack and overheat so look for a latter model with aluminum intake. Gas Mileage is just fair ,especially bad around town. Engine and transmission smooth and reliable,ZERO problems !!! The electronic gas pedal stuck a very dangerous situation ,it cost $600 to get it repaired. Even more expensive the entire AC went out at 35k first the AC compressor went out then the actuator that opens and closes the doors switching from AC to heat. Then the fan blower starting howling followed by the dash switch shorting out. It cost over 2 grand to repair. I live in Scottsdale, Arizona so you have to have AC.I owned a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis and NEVER HAD any AC problems. This is the type of car people either love or hate for it is so large and is an old fashioned design. I mostly bought car for it is easy to drive and the engines and transmissions in these cars go over 200k.I am 6'3 and 250 pounds and this car is easy to get in and out. Most modern cars are super small inside and I have trouble getting in and out. I do a lot of long highway driving and this car is perfect for that.Not very nimble in traffic.Large outer body by today's standards,sits low compared to all these SUV's and crossovers so you can't see over the other cars.Adequate acceleration. The center caps on the wheel covers keep popping off,I lost three of them.Really cheap wheel covers on the GS model.I noticed on other Grand Marquis they are always missing center caps,it you hit a pot hole they will fly off.The LS model has nice aluminum wheels so this is not an issue.The LS model comes with leather seats not recommend in hot climates like Arizona.The cloth seats in the GS model are nice looking and never seem to wear out. Tires don't last long on these cars for they are heavy cars,expensive to replace,they wear out at 25k. Because these are heavy vehicles make sure when buying a hydraulic jack that it is rated at 2 and quarter tons or higher.Most of these modern day hydraulic jacks are listed at only two ton,these will fail if you try to jack up the front of the car. Visibility is great.These cars will easily last over 200k if you change the oil and transmission fluid,some go over 300k so if you are looking for durability this is the car for you.I have owned several Fords including the Crown Vic which is very similar to the Grand Marquis.Most Fords products are very average cars but this model holds up well,far better than the pre 2010 GM models I owned. These make great used cars but check out the history of the car before buying,many of these started out life as a police car or a cab,so it may have a zillion miles on it.A lot of elderly people bought these things new ,if you can purchase one from them it will usually have low miles ,these cars will give you years of trouble free driving and are reasonably priced.