To date I have never done anything to her other than normal maintenance work you would expect. Tires, brakes a couple of light bulbs. For it's weight @ 4200 lbs or 2tons the car has plenty of power and handels better than you would figure on a full size 4 door. The ride and comfort for a full size muscle car is exceptional to say the least. Many changes were made to it so it would stand out above the Grand Marquies. No more conventional stearing has rack and pinion. Forged control arms with a better front and rear suspension and larger sway bars. Heavy duty transmision and coolers for it. Mustang rear end gears and so much more.
Outstanding performance and handling from the 32valve 4 over head cam engine and drive train. A lot of comfort never feel like you need to take a break drving it on trips. Better gas milage than expected. Can get up to 25 on the highway and 18 around town.
The only thing that should have been an option is a Super Charger from the factory other than what was available @ the time. Also needed larger brakes considering the power and weight of the car.
Overall, I love this car, however there are a couple of things I think Ford missed. Obviously, they could've put the supercharger on the thing. I also think that it would be nice to have a suspension adjustment switch. It rides very nicely most of the time, but when you're on a bumpy road, you feel it! It would be nice to be able to soften up the suspension a bit when you're just not in a performance type of a mood.
The vehicle styling, especially the 18 inch rims, the chrome tailpipes, the leather interior with the word Marauder in various places are all perfectly done.
Supercharged engine would've been nice. People buy this car with the understandnig that it's somewhat of a muscle car, which will consume some gas. I just don't think gas mileage is as much of a concern to the particular people looking for a car such as this.
Ordered my'04 Silver Birch in Oct.'03 (after owning a Crown Vic that just made me yawn.)WOW! Not the same animal...the difference between a house cat and a tiger! Reliability is suberb. A daily driver, it performs flawlessly. Love the handling that takes me through the twisties with ease. It's just plain ol' FUN to drive. It's striking exterior and throaty exhaust note still turns heads. After all these years still get a thrill jumping behind the wheel and firing it up. With low production numbers over 2 model years, many devoted owners keep in touch via internet forums and regional meets. For gearheads, this car is a dream. Wake it up...and hear the tiger roar!
Limited production. Agressive exterior/stance. Massive chrome wheels. Superior handling through the twisties. Not bad off the line. Tremendous power in the mid-upper range. A real "sleeper". Great internet car club forum. Great group of fellow owners!
More low end grunt,more interior bells and whistles.
This car is a dream if you are interested in performance. It has the power to merge into traffic on the freeway and the power to pass other vehicles on 2 lane roads. I am getting about 23 MPG on the highway and about 20 MPG in the city. It is so comfortable that I can drive this car for 350 miles without stopping and not get tired. There is plenty of room in the back seat for your passengers and there is a center fold down armrest in the back seat. The visibility from to the outside from inside the "cockpit" is excellent and all the gauges are easy to see. The console makes a handy storage area but unfortunately neither it nor the glove compartment lock. I love this car.