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By seadog215
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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My cousin talked me into buying it. I have a Lincoln Blackwood and was looking for another car. and this car is a Gas. Fun to drive Corners like a big Saab but has that american feel for the road. Good gas mileage when cruising 60-70 great pickup from 40 on up. its so good I had to get a new radar detector. Huge trunk.comfortable seating. Decent sound system but nothing to brag about. But I think they only made 18000 of them each year for two years. So if you want afun car to drive that may go up in value this is it


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Mercury Marauder
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By James Spradling
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Mercury should've continued this rear wheel drive musclecar and added a supercharger to it. Mercury's failure to adequately market this model cost it sales in a serious segment of the performance sedan market. Mercury hasn't had any marketing sense, it seems, for 30 years.


Favorite Features

Can hold five adults and their luggage with no apparent loss of control or overall driveability.


Suggested Improvements

Larger mototr to provide more low end torque or supercharge the existing 32v DOHC motor


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Upscale Musclecar
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By Blue Marauder
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Great combination of performance and comfort for a daily driver. Low production figures. Frequent compliments given by total strangers.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive. Great musclecar stance. Screaming acceleration at highway speeds. Automatic transmission can be driven like a manual transmission; upshifts click-stop automatically into next gear.


Suggested Improvements

More power is always welcome.


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Marauder loaded
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By MarauderRARE
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Had the car 2 months now. I'm a young guy(30's) and beleive it or not, previously owned 2 Grand Marquis. Liked them but decided for something with a little more attitude. Certainly found it with this beast. I love the car, but it has fit & finish issues. I'm very disappointed with inconsistent spacing between doors and roof panels. Not acceptable for a car that lists for $37,000. Dash started to come apart on pass. side. Dealer fixed that. Yet driver side doors are still mounted improperly causing paint to chip in door jams. Dealer fixed that, but gaps between door and roof are inconsistent with pass. side. How does this make it past quality control at the assembly plant? Unacceptable!


Favorite Features

The engine!!! Excessive power. Won't stomp everything out there, but will stomp out most. Will beat anything that is close to it's own weight and many that are lighter. Very roomy and comfortable ride. Reliable strong engine. heated sts.,moonroof,remote start,acceleration. I paid under $27K,loaded!


Suggested Improvements

I give this a 3 rating in fuel mileage, only because there are a couple Suv's that would get a 2(Yukon) and a 1 (Hummer).Didn't buy this car to save on fuel though. Bought it for power.Better quality control at assembly.Mechanically it's very reliable. Very comfortable,powerful auto.Lower the MSRP.


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Myrauder
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By Mattotack
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Awesome car. Great to drive. Great handling. Great Interrior. Great Exterrior. Great Sound. Great Engine. Great Car. Just great everything


Favorite Features

Love the roar of the engine when gas is stomped to the floor


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MY MARAUDER
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By JAMES REED
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I LIKED THE MARAUDER WHEN IT FIRST CAME, BUT I DID NOTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL I HEARD IT WAS BEING DISCONTINUED. THEN I RUSHED OUT AND BOUGHT IT! IT'S A GREAT ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE CAR. DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU ABOUT IT IN THE MOTORING PRESS. IT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST SECRETS IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY. I SIMPLY LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT. I ALWATS WANTED A LARGE MUSCLECAR, LIKE THOSE IN THE 1960'S AND EARLY 1970'S. MOST CRITICS OF THE MARAUDER SIMPLY DON'T GET IT, AND THEY NEVER WILL.


Favorite Features

THE PERFORMANCE. THE RIDE. THE HANDLING. THE LOOKS. THE COMFORT. THE STEREO/CD PLAYERS. THE VALUE FOR THE MONEY. DID I MENTION THE GREAT PERFORMANCE?


Suggested Improvements

5 SPEED AUTO TRANS. SUPERCHARGED V8 ENGINE. EVEN MORE HORSEPOWER. 4.10:1 AXLE RATIO. MORE WATTS AND SPEAKERS IN THE STEREO. THE SPOILER SHOULD BE STANDARD.


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a rare find, very cool
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By buckyboy
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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This car is not for everyone. It is only for the ones who know about this car, and wanted it from day one. I am glad i bought this car. There are some things one might complain about, although minor, YOU WONT HEAR IT FROM ME. One thing you cant deny about this car is the cool factor. Although every car could have more horses, this car is overflowing with testosterone. I like the fact that it is rare, but wish people would stop saying it looks like a cop car. I didnt buy it for that reason. Mine is black with blacked out windows, it looks downrite mean! It truely is a great combination of luxury, performance, and style.


Favorite Features

I like the simple interior. The comfort is great, and the seats will fit anyone. Plent of leg room. Very smooth power, enough power to earn respect. The sunroof is a nice feature. The stereo is good, but could have a better amp/subwoofer/speakers. This car handles well for a big car.


Suggested Improvements

xenons,more powerfull stereo,autoshifter, navigation, a little more lower end torque(it has plenty now), deeper louder exhaust note (again, it has a nice tone now) considering all of these things can be aftermarket items, the car is just right forthe$.


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Ross's (04) Maurader
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By Ross R. Raymond
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I have finally found the perfect car (for me),it's big,beautiful and very responsive!,I also get what I consider good milage for a two ton plus car.


Favorite Features

Heated-seats,overall roominess,response.


Suggested Improvements

None


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A $32,000+ Car?
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By Dominique
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I'm astonishing that Mercury can price a car over $32,000. 302 horses sound great. But no appearance at all. Seems to be a taxi-looking car. Both exterior & interior are definately eye- sored. Even Ford T-Bird looks better. With $32,000+ budget, smart people can look for Acura TL (270hp), Nissan 350Z (287hp), Subaru Impreza WRX STI (300hp), Infiniti G35 (260-280hp). Or with few additional grands, people can buy BMW 330i (225hp) or Volkswagen Passat W8 (270hp). 0-60 for those cars are around 6.0 sec. WRX STI is even less than 5.0 sec. Just think about it..!!


Favorite Features

Big horsepower.


Suggested Improvements

Must be totally redesigned and should lower the price to $26,000. It's very ridiculous to price to car to $32,000+.


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True Big Car
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By tiggerrage
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2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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$35000. Sport car,get Evo. Mid size,get Acura TL.FULL SIZE, get the Marauder. I wanted room, power, and attitude. I was worried about reliability.Police have THEM and last a long time, Good enough reliability for me.The ride is very smooth and nice rumple, wish it was 5 speed auto.Does very well for what it is. Want speed add the super charger. I only have 800 miles, the car seems very nice and solid. Remember, this is a BIG Car and 302 Hp. At 32 yrs old and had to pick a vehical under $35 g, I picked the Marauder. I have yet to have any remorse getting it. With rebates, can't really beat it.


Favorite Features

Comfort and Room. Styling. The Rumple. Or as I put it, the ATTITUDE.


Suggested Improvements

5 speed Auto. Louder Sterio. Of course a super charger option.


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