This car is a great family car without sacrificing performance and styling
Minor trim, such as poor fitting third brake light.
Doors stick due to poorly designed door weatherstrips.
No mechanical issues at all.
This car handles outstanding. It will take off ramps at speeds much higher than one would expect. The rack and pinion steering is very precise.
The styling of the car gets compliments almost daily. I'm asked often, what kind of car is that? Mostly because Mercury gave the car no advertising or publicity.
The total amount of Marauder made are under 8000 for the 2003's and under 3500 for the 2004's. This will make the car uncommon and possibly increase their resale value in the future.
Initial acceleration is not breathtaking. The performance really shines at speeds over 30 MPH. This is because of the small engine size, 281 cubic inches. It's horsepower is in the upper end of the RPM's.
There are several companies selling aftermarket performance upgrades, such as superchargers, which raises rear wheel horsepower to well over 400. There are also exhaust modifications available as well as chips/tuners and under-drive pulleys.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2004