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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: 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: The ride and handling is super
Cons: Backseat room is minimal
Advice: Go to Ford.com and pre-qualify - makes the process a breezeI just purchased a 2002 Cougar and I love this car! I was shocked at the ride, features and pricing. Ford.com made financing easy and the entire purchase process was painless. I have never owned a car I loved this much!