In , this model was only available to fleet customers as a commercial taxi version of the. As with the Marquis Brougham, the Grand Marquis was equipped with the 460 V8; 4-wheel disc brakes were offered as an option. In 2007, an auto-dimming rearview mirror was added as an option, along with a full-size spare tire making its return. Interior With bench seats front and rear and a wide interior, the Grand Marquis has space for six people. All sheetmetal forward of the windshield and from the rear window to the back bumper is revised, with softer lines for slightly improved aerodynamics. All standard-wheelbase examples were fitted with true dual exhaust.
Radios are redesigned with a new control layout. Don't see what you're looking for? The Export Handling Package was dropped, eliminating features such as the spoiler and rear air suspension. While the Marquis was expanded to a full model range, the Montclair and Park Lane were discontinued, with the Marquis adopting the Brougham trim of the Park Lane; the Colony Park station wagon was integrated into the Monterey line. All were fitted with the High Ambient Temperature and Speed Package, heavy-duty battery, and an auxiliary transmission fluid cooler. Both engines were coupled to the four-speed overdrive automatic transmission. The license plate is now centered in between the taillamps.
To improve braking, the four-wheel disc brakes were given dual-piston calipers for the front rotors. Archived from on May 1, 2007. As such, the Grand Marquis was now part of a fleet consisting primarily of the far more fuel-efficient rather than other V8-engined cars such as the Cougar and Ford Mustang. To ease production, the Grand Marquis adopted body-color trim for the B-pillars, similar to the Crown Victoria. This vehicle was converted to run on propane. In various forms, the chrome waterfall grille became a signature styling feature across the Mercury product line from the late 1990s onward.
While the 1992 Crown Victoria was better received in the marketplace than the 1991 Chevrolet Caprice, its exterior design inspired by the had not translated into enthusiasm, leading the Grand Marquis to outsell the Crown Victoria in 1994 and 1997. To expand its full-size model range upward, the Grand Marquis became the highest-trim Marquis, slotted above the Brougham. Multi-port fuel injection is introduced on the 5. In 2005, for a single year, the radio antenna became externally mounted, to the rear fender. For the 2005 model year, Ford de Mexico replaced the Grand Marquis with the Ford Five Hundred, sold through 2007. A special edition Grand Marquis with unique exterior and interior features arrived mid-year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mercury brand. Ford breaks even on its investment on the Panther redesign during the model year; each Grand Marquis is now sold at a profit.
An optional handling package, including a heavy-duty suspension, 3. In the interest of safety, and to keep up with other Ford Motor Company vehicles, a shoulder belt was added for the rear middle passenger and side airbags were introduced as an option. The Grand Marquis was an alternative to the smaller and the , which were downsized in 1977. The steering column is replaced with a non-locking design; a flat-top steering wheel replaces the round-top version used since 1998. Of course we also have a wide range of quality used cars and trucks of all makes available at each location as well such as the one featured in this video. Outside of North America, exports were concentrated on the Middle Eastern market, where its large size and V8 power were attributes still sought by buyers towards the end of production.
Ford's became optional on lower trim packages, and standard on upper trim packages. From 1992 onward, the Grand Marquis was produced solely as a four-door sedan, as the Colony Park station wagon was discontinued. All models of the Grand Marquis were coupled to a 4-speed automatic transmission. To upgrade handling, the Grand Marquis was available with an Export Handling Package as an option. The counterpart to the Handling and Performance Package sold in the United States, the Export Handling Package consisted of rear air suspension with stiffer springs , a larger front stabilizer bar and a heavy-duty rear stabilizer bar.
Please give us a call to confirm availability for any vehicles you might find here. The first day I got there, I came straight from work and they were nearly close to closing up shop. Within Mercury, the Marquis was repackaged as its mid-size offering replacing the Cougar sedan and wagon. Being a member of the panther platform, there's lots of things that can be done to them, because all the fox body stuff bolts right up!!! Large doors facilitate getting in and out. In place of serif-style script, block lettering in the style of the Sable and Topaz made its appearance on the trunklid. In a major change, its Ford Crown Victoria counterpart was given a more conservative exterior for 1998, adopting the formal rear roofline of the Grand Marquis for the rest of its production run.
Prior to 2002, export vehicles included a catalytic converter delete option. For 2006, revisions to engine tuning added 4 hp to both versions of the Modular V8, for a total of 224 and 239 hp, respectively. As such, the opera lamps and padded vinyl top were discontinued the latter becoming a dealer-installed option , and the imitation wire wheel covers were replaced by aluminum alloy wheels. Bridging the price and content gap between the Marquis Brougham and the Lincoln Continental, the Grand Marquis gave Mercury an opportunity to compete against the , , and. In a change similar to the 2003 Town Car redesign, the heavily rounded bumpers seen on the Grand Marquis since 1992 gave way to a squared-off lower look. All Mills dealerships earn an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau as a result. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising.
Looking for Pine River area used cars, St Cloud area used cars, Brainerd area used cars, used trucks, new cars, or new trucks from one of the best Minnesota dealerships? Redesigned front seats were given downsized head restraints, while outboard passengers on the rear seat were given three-point seatbelts. For 1975, Mercury discontinued the Monterey a Mercury nameplate since 1950 , with the Marquis becoming the sole full-size Mercury product line. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Updated door panels and redesigned switchgear improved interior ergonmics, while the dashboard from 1995 remained in place. They included a Mercury badge , making its return for the first time since 1991.
The Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria are the last traditional full-size, rear-drive family sedans with V-8 engines outside of the luxury category. His other co worker Brian was also very helpful and approachable to every customer that came to check out the dealership. However, many of the changes were under the skin, as the underpinnings of the Ford Panther chassis underwent its first complete redesign since its introduction for 1979. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. I did all the research and knew all the questions I needed to ask before anything. Single-exhaust versions produced 220 hp, while the dual-exhaust version raised output to 235 hp.