Last post on May 13, 2008 at 11:53 AM
You are in the Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis
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Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Sedan
#11 of 20 Re: 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis [ionosphere1]
Dec 17, 2007 (12:27 pm)
I wonder why I have to wait 8-12 weeks to get mine?
When the dealer is behind in his payments to the factory, the factory is behind in their delivery to the dealer. = possibly why.
#12 of 20 Re: 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis [euphonium]
Dec 17, 2007 (12:59 pm)
I did an inventory check of all dealers in my part of the state, 10 dealers. Except for the 1 car my dealer recently got in stock (the one I testdrove), NONE of the other dealers have a single LS in stock, not one!!!! Is this normal? Is this unique to the Grand Marquis, due to unpopularity perhaps? Very little demand? Is this also the reason it was not at the carshow? And perhaps the reason that it has what appears to be a bigger rebate than any other car?
#13 of 20 Anyone know the answers to these?
Apr 21, 2008 (12:59 pm)
In my 2008 Grand Marquis LS, why the following:
1. The heat setting cannot be set for 61, 62, 63, or 64 degrees. It starts at 60, jumps to 65, then increments by 1 up to 90.
2. The steering wheel does not lock into position by twisting it after parking (older models do).
3. Some parts in the engine compartment have a "rust" look to it.
4. I've driven the car about 900 miles so far. The information tells me that oil level is 85%. Is it normal to lose 15% of oil in 6 weeks?
Apr 21, 2008 (6:19 pm)
I have had a 08 GM LS for 1 month with the same issues except the oil value is 88% and I think that is the life of the oil left and is adjusted with miles driven. The
rust issue I am told, by a friend, is due to the item being a very high content of iron rather than alloy metal mixed. That is also evident with a few items in the frame and/or the chassis of the car. These would be issues to ask about on the first vehicle service visit to the dealer. I am very happy with the car, but I only have about 630 miles on it so far and the computer says I am getting 19 mpg around town -- hope it improves -- . I don't drive it enough now on the interstate that I can set the speed control and reset the MPG of the computer. (5 miles or more)
I like the seats, the ride and the way the car drives. Overall I am very happy with the car.
I was in a 04 Suzuki Verona EX before, which they manufactured for only 3 years, I think. I had 32K miles with very small problems, but according to the internet files it was plagued with problems from the start.
Before my screen name was Veronaowner. Now I will have to be GMLSowner
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Apr 21, 2008 (6:23 pm)
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Apr 22, 2008 (11:08 am)
I'm happy with my car too, but what's with not being able to set temperature between 60 and 65? Makes no sense to me at all.
#17 of 20 Re: Grand Marquis [ionosphere1]
Apr 23, 2008 (8:32 pm)
The temperature limitations are the exact same on my 2002. I take it as 65 is the lowest it goes before it justs basically turns the heat off, or the a/c on 100% setting.
My 2002 is at 81,000 miles - I've had a total of two repairs - in 2006 the ATC sensor in the air intake system went bad - most likely due to a bad connection on the electric board inside the sensor. Last year the DPFE sensor went bad - that I was able to diagnose and replace myself, so all I paid for was the sensor.
All I've had is minor electrical failures from using cheap foreign made components.
#18 of 20 Re: Grand Marquis [jsylvester]
Apr 24, 2008 (12:11 pm)
I hope my car's as reliable as it is supposed to be. Consumer Reports might not like the car, but they do indicate that it's well rated in reliability. I've had the car almost 2 months now with about 900 miles on it. Except for lousy gas mileage, which I expected, I'm very pleased with it. I plan to keep it for a very long time.
#19 of 20 Re: Anyone know the answers to these? [ionosphere1]
May 13, 2008 (11:46 am)
The steering column lock was discontinued several years ago as it was replaced as an anti-theft device by the electronic chip embedded in the key.
May 13, 2008 (11:53 am)
If this is so, then why did my 2000 Dodge Neon have a steering wheel lock AND anti-theft chip embedded in key too, if the chip makes the lock unneccesary? Dodge didn't think it did.