This was my previous land-yacht! 

It was a 1988 Grand Marquis LS with about 96,000 miles on it when I traded it in.  It was silver with wonderful blue velour, a great chrome instrument panel that lit up with a cool green glow at night , a SONY stereo, and  4 new shocks and a rear swaybar to get it to handle better.  It did...to an extent.  I think the springs were a bit worn!  But for such an old, large car, it handled ok.  It had the 5.0 FI V8 and did awful on gas.  But it was peppy, and I liked it as a whole.  After about 3 years, though, I started to get tired of the "Over 10 Year Old" gremlins, and the rust was really getting to me.  I was tireing of it's looks as well.  It looked great when all clean and detailed, but the nose was about an inch off to the passenger side due to an accident, and I was a bit fed up with cleaning whitewalls.  When the tranny started to slip, it was the last straw.  I should have sold it myself, but didn't want to get sued due to the lemon law in MA, so it got traded for my '98 Vic LX on the main page.  I don't know where it is now, but it will never be cared for again, I'm sure...
1999 - Body redesign came in 1988
1992 LS - Redesign from "box body" style
This page was last updated on: October 4, 2014
1997 LS - Wider taillights
2002
2003 - Nose redesign, smoother style grille, new suspension with wider track.
2005
Mercury Grand Marquis
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Specs

MSRP $29,410 (LS)

INTERIOR:

Audio
AM/FM stereo with single-CD player 
Dual-media AM/FM stereo with cassette and single-CD player 

Storage
Armrests — fold-down front seat center and fold- down rear seat center with cupholders 

Lighting, Glass & Mirrors
Rear seat reading lamps 
Electrochromic (auto-dimming) rearview mirror 
Visor — driver-/passenger-side single visor with illuminated mirror 

Seating
Heated front seats 
Leather-trimmed front split bench (50/50) with 6- way power driver/manual passenger seat (includes rear center armrest with cupholders) 
Carpeted front and rear floor mats 

Comfort & Convenience
Electronic automatic temperature control 
Message center with trip computer 
Passenger-assist handles (4) 
Door locks — power with remote decklid release 
Power-adjustable pedals 
Leather/wood steering wheel with secondary audio and climate controls 

EXTERIOR:

Wheels
17" 14-spoke painted aluminum wheels 
17" 18-spoke chromed-aluminum wheels 

Appearance
Chrome grille 
Chrome door handles 
Lighting, Glass & Mirrors
Fog lamps 
Power windows with express-down driver's window 
Dual power, heated mirrors 


SAFETY & SECURITY:

Automatic on-off headlamps with delay 
Airbags & Crash Protection
Airbags — front driver and passenger with crash severity sensing system, side driver and passenger 
All-speed traction control 
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) 
Personal Safety System™ 
Lighting & Brakes
Four-wheel-disc Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) 
Automatic on-off headlamps with delay 
Fog lamps 
Security
Keyless entry — remote (key fob and SecuriCode™ driver door keyles entry keypad) with smart lock feature
SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System 


PERFORMANCE:

Drivetrains

4.6L SOHC 16-Valve V-8 engine 
Power-assist rack-and-pinion steering 
Shocks — nitrogen gas pressurized 

Transmissions
Four-speed electronic automatic with overdrive 
Rear-wheel drive 

Tires
P225/60RX17 all-season white sidewall 


PACKAGES:

Smoker`s Package - lighter element and ash cup 
Availability:
* Optional on LS
Includes:
* Lighter Element
* Ash Cup 

SPECIFICATIONS:

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
RWD miles per gallon (MPG), four-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy (mpg) 16 city / 24 highway

Drivetrain
Engine: 4.6L Duratec 4.6L V8 224-hp 4.6L 16V SOHC V8 Engine
Final drive ratio 2.73:1
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Valve lifters Direct acting mechanical bucket
Fuel delivery Sequential multiport electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Single with catalytic converter
Engine block type Cast iron
Cylinder head material Cast aluminum
Horsepower (SAE net@rpm) 224 @ 4800
Torque (1 lb.-ft. @rpm) 275 @ 4000

Chassis
Front suspension Independent short and long arm (SLA) with coil spring and stabilizer
Front shocks Monotube — nitrogen gas pressurized
Rear suspension Four-bar link with air spring on axle and watts linkage
Rear shocks Monotube — nitrogen gas pressurized

Weights & Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (gals.) 19
Cabin cargo volume (cu.ft.) 107.5
Trunk cargo volume (cu.ft.) 20.6
Curb Weight (lbs) 4117
Passenger Volume [cu. ft.] 107.5
Luggage Capacity [cu. ft.] 20.6
Interior Dimensions (in.)
Headroom front 39.5
Headroom rear 37.8
Legroom front 41.6
Legroom rear 38
Shoulder room front 60.6
Shoulder room rear 60
Hip room front 57.4
Hip room rear 56.1
Exterior Dimensions (in.)
Length 212
Width (including mirrors) 84.5
Width (mirrors folded) 76.5
Width (excluding mirrors) 78.3
Height 56.3
Wheelbase (inches) 114.6
Front Trackwidth 63.4
Rear Trackwidth 65.6

2010 - Note driving lights in bumper
2006 - Nose redesign, rear taillight panel smoked plastic
Below are some stock photos showing various Grand Marquis body styles