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.
Excellent car overall from powerful engine performance to luxurious features. Terrific handling capability. Thanks to the rear air suspensions. Best value for the money. Cool looking and true American muscle sedan. Thanks Mercury and Ford.
Suspensions, leather seating, engine and exhaust sounds, interior layouts.
This is a great car for room, comfort,
subtle, and just like driving my many
50's & 60's muscle cars.
(GTO,Corvettes,390 Mustang, 401 Ford,
etc.) Just a great car for a mid-life
Performance and a Great Exhaust. This
has a great Mach 1/Cobra version engine
that can be enhanced as much as you
want with lots of performance
(aftermarket) Ford parts. So it can be
a Super Muscle car if you want.