Shopping for a new Mercury Grand Marquis?
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This is the final year of production for the ancient, rear-drive Mercury Grand Marquis.
TheCarConnection last reviewed the four-door sedan in the 2008 model year, when Ford made plans to halt sales of the car and its twin, the Ford Crown Victoria.
Some 2010 Grand Marquis sedans remain available from dealers, but Ford has confirmed it will shut down the entire Mercury brand late this year, ending more than 70 years of production under the nameplate.
As for the Grand Marquis, it's best known as the fleet car for taxi companies and police forces everywhere. TheCarConnection recommends buyers looking for a large sedan take their cues from Ford's own Taurus sedan; the Toyota Avalon; or the Hyundai Azera. All offer equivalent interior room with much more modern styling, performance, fuel economy, and features.