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Pros: V8 quiet power and snappy performance
Cons: small cup holders and short warrenty
Advice: Consider what price you want to pay and make that you're FINAL offer.After a short test drive and price comparison, I knew this was the car for me. I also drove the Toyota Camery, Avalon, and Nisson Maxima. However, the Mercury's V8, and rear wheel drive which gave a much quieter drive and less howl when pressed, sold me the car. I bought the LSE model with the center shift console. I got the car for a mid twenties price which I thought was a very good buy. Overall, there are many superior cars to the Mercury Grand Marquis out there, but in my opinion, they come at a much higher price (at least 10K). I think this automobile gives great value for the buck.
Pros: Horsepower, RWD, Exhaust, Black only
Advice: Buy It and get it in black j/k only color neededLooks like a powerhouse RWD vehicle like the 1997 and down cougars. Can't wait to see it on the road
Pros: 3 row fold down and covers
Cons: No under seat storage
Advice: Drive it, you'll like itI am a pet sitter and drive over 100 miles per day. The Mountaineer handles very well in all types of weather here in South Florida. I was truley impressed with the turning radius. I had previously owned a minivan and could never make the turn. Now, I can make the U turn in tight places with room to spare
Pros: unbelievable ride- great urban and suburban vehicle
Cons: the third seat would be better if it was 50/50 fold down
Advice: you don't need the V8Great car!!! I test drove almost every SUV including Acura, Lexus, Toyota, Nissan, GM, Mercedes and Jeep. This is the best of the bunch in terms of what you get and how much it costs. More substantial than any other American SUV. Finish and trim is as good as any of the imports, better than Mercedes. I just figured out why people rate Acura, Lexus and MB so high. They don't want to look like idiots who overpaid for a car. Toyota is highly rated for the same reasons. I noticed that the service department at the Toyota dealer had more upset owners than the Lincoln mercury dealer. Must be a good car.
Pros: The way the dash board is laid out
Cons: Back seat comfort
Advice: NoneGreat looking car. Very sporty, handles well on the freeway. Good gas mileage. Quiet car. Very comfortable.
Pros: Self diming rear-view mirror is real nice for those long trips at night
Cons: NO rear headrest
Advice: if you are looking for a new luxury car on a small budget get oneGo test drive the car , you'll like it. My first car was a 91' Marquis (I drove it till the wheels fell off and the block cracked both my fault, ) while the styling is slightly different ,the performance is a lot better. If you are looking for a luxury car under $25,000, look no further because this car is the best per dollar. It runs, drives, and rides like a dream (a real sleeper). The only problem i have with the car is there aren't any headrest in the back seat but besides that i took 6 people and a small dog in the car( with relative comfort ) on a 450 mile trip (gas mileage is pretty good + it has a large gas tank) and i couldn't wake one of them up the whole way there. If you afford the new 2003 mercury marauder get it but if you can’t get it’s cheaper sibling the grand marquis. If you get one , get one with the self-tinting rearview mirror really helps when people follow you with their brights on and it turns everything green . (if only they made a self tinting front windshield)
Pros: I just love the climate control, it works great. everyone was cool
Cons: if i had to pick, it might be lack of extra luggage room.
Advice: test drive one, 4 captain chairs are more comfortable then middle bench. easier in and out.I am a new owner of a 2002 villager estate. Have had this new van for 1 (one) week, one small trip so far and I just can't beleive how smooth and comfortable this one is. easy in and out for the passengers, luggage room, everyone rode in style and just loved it. great power when needed and I avg. about 27 miles per gallon.