Love it I get comments all the time. People want to know did it come like that from the factory. The car was not advertised very well so lots of people don't even know what it is. It is comfortable fun to drive and gets 20mpg city and 25 on the highway.
Right wheel drive. From the rear where power should come from. Black interior. Great on long trips with the family. Impresive looking. Class style and just plain good looking.
More horse power. My 69 Camaro has 600hp but I'm always looking for more. A super charger and 410 gears from the factory should have been standard on the Marauder.
A whimsical purchase turned into a genuine love for driving and enjoying this great automobile. Ford Motor Company should have promoted the Marauder in a more vigorous manner to reach a greater consumer base. This is NOT your average Mercury Marquis. Engine and suspension features are uniquely Marauder as are the interior appointments and exterior design motifs. The vehicle stands alone in the luxury category for a large family sedan that can drive and run with the best on the road today. The Marauder has the style, the performance and the 'glitz' to turn heads and generate real interest from all who see and wonder just what this car is all about. Real CLASS at a reasonable price.
A large car that drives like a nimble sporter. The engine and interior appointments are my favorites. Exterior styling is outstanding with the color BLACK being the most notable. This car has so many good features that picking one or two would be impossible. I like 'em ALL.
A supercharger would have been the foremost and BEST component to have with a beafed up trans. and driveline. Auto Meter guages should have been REAL. Needs a Cruise Control indicator. HID Xenon headlamps needed. A better Audio system for sure. Improved brakes, like BREMBO. Perelli P-Zero tires.
The Mercury Marauder that I purchased in 2003 replaced a 1993 Lincoln MKVIII with 168,000 miles on the odometer. I was looking for a car with like performance, comfort and convieniences. I bought the only silver Marauder they had on their lot. This car has delivered in every way that I could have imagined. It handles beautifully, absorbs the bumps well and has enough performance to get it down the road smartly. I have 37,000 miles on it now, and other than oil changes, two trans fluid changes and a fuel filter, there have been no mechanical or other problems with the car. It averages 21 mpg in every day driving. It averaged 24 mpg on the trip we took to Florida last year.
The way the car looks. The way it handles. Straight line performance when you have to really get into it and pass another vehicle. It is hard to beat the sound of this engine when it reaches 6000 rpm. Controls on the steering wheel. Moveable pedals are a really nice feature. And keyless entry.
A supercharger would be nice. And the 5.4 engine that they were supposed to have put in this car with a supercharger would make this car a real performance car. And better brakes. Put some 14" Wilwood rotors with six piston calipers on the front with 12" rotors & four piston calipers on the rear.