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2004 Mercury Marauder
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By CT Marauder
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

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.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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Best Car
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By Greg E
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I've owned alot of cars over the years, and this is one of the best. I wish they were still made. You can't beat the combination of performance and comfort.


Favorite Features

Appearance, comfort, performance


Suggested Improvements

Start making them again.


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This is a Great car!
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By Love this car!
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

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.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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Still Crazy in Love
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Silverauder
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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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!


Favorite Features

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!


Suggested Improvements

More low end grunt,more interior bells and whistles.


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Dream To Own And Drive
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By Jerry
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

See above


Suggested Improvements

None


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Last American Car
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By D Vegas
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Bought my 2nd one in 2004. Racked up 70,000 miles on the first one with no major issues. Paint does scratch easily on both years. Does not handle like a large platform, long wheel base provides the ride. Dual tuned exhaust provides the sound. Dual overhead cam power plant provides the mid range power.It is a bit slow of the line for a 300+ HP. Fortunately a number of houses provide some power enhancements for the vehicle for kid in us. I am somewhat a younger Marauder owner and would have preferred a better sound package and IP. Cup holders are not very good, like you get a chance to use them when hot rodding. Will bring you in to the dark side. High tire expense. Gas mileage is excellent


Favorite Features

Center stack gagging is nice touch. Seats are adequate. Moon roof is great. Current power is impressive while in stride.


Suggested Improvements

Should have offered a digital IP like the Town Car. Should have talked to Recaro for the front seats. Should have introduced the Eaton development SC sooner. Center consloe should have been integrated into dash.


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Comfort and Power
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By DRB
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Since August 2004 when I bought it never had a problem with it still sounds and acts the same as the day I drove it of the lot. Everyone from cops to passers by have to check it out. Like the days of old it is a full size car that has power galor that will give the thrills of yesteryear when everyone loved US muscle cars. On a trip the car is great on the highway about 400 miles to a tank on a trip. Just keep your foot out of it in the city. Best fuel performance in the 2200 to 2400 RPM range normal driving. Faster than a stock Mustang GT in a quarter mile race.


Favorite Features

Has all of the guages of a performance car. And like the 1960's and 70's Marauder it has the center councel shifter. Very bright chrome rims


Suggested Improvements

Option of a supercharger should have been made available for the kid in us all. It needs nothing else.


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Old time Muscle
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By Marauder
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I'm very impressed with my 2004 Maroon w/ charcoal interior. Rides, sounds and performs very well. Turns heads with appearance and exhaust sound. I like the feeling of safety in it's full frame, large body. Rides a bit stiff in order to give great handleing ability.


Favorite Features

Large size, "BAD" looks, low maintainence costs and few problems. Well laid out interior and huge trunk space. Fun to drive as a "Nice Day Driver" and collectable. Comfortable on trips also. Climate control and stock stereo perform well.


Suggested Improvements

Boost the mileage while keeping performance as is. Nitros package coming next for real, short power boost as well as OMG feeling!


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Bring back the Marauder
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By grazniM
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Incredible Machine. Bought mine used and it totally rocks; owned many large and small cars. This one is a blast to drive, turns heads, is super comfortable, easy to maintain, and for its size (both overall and engine), it gets great mileage - 26.5 on my last trip to DC. Merc really dropped the ball on the marketing of this vehicle.


Favorite Features

Drives like a much lighter car, best all-around vehicle, super reliable (like my Grand Marquis - no repairs after 9 years of ownership).


Suggested Improvements

Discontinued :-( I would buy another in a heart-beat. They could have easily made it faster if they wanted to but it is easy enough to mod to your liking.


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All cars should be like this
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Bob J
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2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I drive over 100 miles a day to and from work (mostly highway). I get 25 MPG in the summer and 22MPG in the winter (hate that winter gas). The car is big and roomy. It reminds me more of the cars from the late 1960's. At nearly 50,000 miles, its time to replace the rear tire, again.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats, OK gas mileage for the size and power of the car. It is not quick off the line but it is fast when passing at highway speeds.


Suggested Improvements

The paint scratches to easily.


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