First thing first. This car can stamp
out any Impala on the road. However,
the Imp was built almost ten years ago
and still is a worthy adversary. To me
that doesn't make sense. This car
should have been 360 horsepower more
low end torque and equipped with a five
speed automatic/auto stick. Then I
would be able to understand Ford's
ingenious advertising scheme for this
car (not!)Which we all know was no
advertisement at all. Because you
wouldn't have to advertise a car like
that. But that didn't happen did it?
And that is why this is the last year
the beloved Marauder will be built.
What a shame!!
Nice Feet! 18"chrome on BFG's.
Beautiful exhaust note. When little
kid's point and look. Trust the kids
folks. This car looks much better on
the street than it does in print!
Interior door handles are so cheap they
seemingly can be pulled right off the
hinges. The Focus has a better premium
sound system. What's up with that??
HID lights. More Horses.
The hype that this mercury is in the
lines of any muscle car just isn't
true. The 302hp engine does not do it,
poor acceleration, good for high speed
driving but 0-60 not impessive. That's
what the "muscle cars" were all about.
I still have a 1971 chevy nova small
block that will leabve this mercury in
the dust. Its basically a souped up
Grand Marquis with a high $35000 price
tag and I regret buying it.
Interior arrangement OK.
Start again, new body style and less
gross weight with more torque.
Great fun to drive car. I traded in
my 1997 Crown Vic with 210,000 miles
on a 04 Marauder and couldnt be
happier, plus Merc is offering 0%
interest for 5 years. Great exhaust
note but not too loud. The car is
basically a new Crown Vic Sport with
better engine, no woodgrain, much
better suspension, and bling bling
wheels. Most people have never heard
of a Marauder which is a plus in my
book. Plus it tows my 3000 lb trailer
with no problem. Should be easy to
repair and maintain since it is
basically a Crown Vic. Only one brand
and model of tires available to fit
rear (which might be an expensive
proposistion several years from now).
Two tone interior - I got the light
flint gray seats but the rest of the
interior is black. Controls on
steering wheel. Nice cornering lights
and foglights. Very comfortable
seats. Nice console with one exposed
power port and one concealed power
port. Great looking floor shifter.
Needs same size tires front and back.
Redo the subwoofer. The wheels are a
little much (this is my company car
after all). Take the chrome Merc
badging off the grill.