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This is my 4th Grand Marquis. My grandchildren call my cars the Grannymobile, however, the car is very comfortable on a trip ( I have sciatia nerve problem) and gets 27 mpg on the highway. I can fit 6 people with seatbelts and lots of luggage (oversized trunck).
Problems: electric windows fail after a while. I had to put a new transmission in the 2000 model. Windows rolled down sluggishly from the beginning.
I may not be happy with a smaller vehicle or one without comfortable bench seats.