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The Car Connection Expert Review

The 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis is a relic from another time, and this past year it's been fading into history at about the same time as the Mercury brand itself.

With a low-stress, 224-horsepower V-8 engine, a four-speed automatic transmission, and an ancient body-on-frame design, the Grand Marquis is an oddity in today's market. While much of the Grand Marquis is shared with the Ford Crown Victoria, a favorite of taxi and police fleets, as well as with the Lincoln Town Car, which is a limo, the Mercury has traditionally only ended up either in rental-car fleets, or in the decreasing ranks of comfort-oriented private owners.

The interior, too, will take you back on a nostalgic trip, and you might have trouble believing that the Grand Marquis is indeed a new car. It's been about two decades since a significant redesign, so the instrument panel and displays don't look much like those in other new Ford and Mercury models, but they're no-nonsense but haven't been kept up-to-date with navigation systems or Sync connectivity. Seats are soft and comfy (and not all that supportive), but you can fit three across and the trunk is a huge 20.4 cubic feet. On the down side, performance is sluggish in most respects; fuel economy isn't great, especially around town; and even though the suspension is tuned so softly the ride can still be jittery over some surfaces.

If you want the last of a dying breed, get one now. For more information, please see our last full review of the Grand Marquis.

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July 11, 2015
2008 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-Door Sedan LS

Great for long trips.

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Love this car. Great looks and perfect size. Large trunk plenty of power. The ride is wonderful. Why did they stop making it.
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October 7, 2015
For 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis

This is a great car with good fuel mileage and many safety features.

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Runs great with 20+ mpg combined. Very comfortable ride with full frame safety protection. Leather interior is very comfortable and luxurious.
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April 14, 2015
For 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis

Premium Quality at a Discount

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Very comfortable and decent gas mileage. Leather, good stereo, and full frame to absorb the shocks of the road and life. Low maintenance and reliable power when you want it. Quality at a discount and all the... + More »
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