15th Nov 2003, 20:06

The 4.6L and the 5.4L are exactly the same size on the outside. The insides are different, that is all. Ford could easily put a 5.4L in this car.

9th Jan 2004, 11:12

Never mind the 5.4 litre engine. Make it the SUPERCHARGED 5.4 litre engine, even if it means making that an SVT-type option for the base car.

7th Mar 2004, 17:03

To compensate for the 302 I suggest getting a chip tuner, new filters etc... The end result can be around 350.

8th Mar 2004, 15:51

Why would people pull to the side of the road when they see your car?

I don't pull over even for MARKED police cars unless they have their lights/siren going.

Maybe there are a lot of timid people where you live...

28th Jul 2004, 16:35

I don't understand everyones problem with the Marauder being unable to lay rubber. What is the point of "laying rubber any how?" Yes I understand if you are drag racing a 500h.p. pro-street race car, before the race you might heat up the tires to clean them off and gain a little traction at the same time. But, to do it for no good reason and show your wonderful skills of unintelligence on a public street is just stupid. A Marauder is a car for great Saturday night arrivals and nice highway passing. Not for showing off to your redneck friends and presenting not only noise, but safetey issues to pedestrians and neighbors. I am not a kill joy, but one who wants others to take better care of their cars and stop polluting the air for no reason. And when your transmission falls out at a stoplight from a burnout, I don't want to be the person to be stuck behind you trying to find a way to pass. If your gonna' burnout and mess around with your car, do it at a racetrack or a closed circuit, not on a street.

29th Jul 2004, 15:37

The preceding comment should have been put under the other Marauder review on this site-that was the one talking about being able to "lay rubber".

This nimrod just gets off on having people think he is a cop.

2nd Aug 2004, 09:29

Just a note here... if you want to "lay rubber" in a Marauder its as easy as giving it a little brake torque. This is just holding the brake firmly and braking the rear tires loose by nailing the gas. Just make sure the traction control is turned off! :)

If the car was about 600lbs lighter you would not need to do it this way. It's a cruiser... not a drag car people.

BTW - Burnouts are okay in public as long as its not in someone's neighborhood in my opinion. A rural road somewhere is a nice place.

17th Mar 2005, 18:29

People who are looking for a 4200 lb car to spin out right away are in the wrong place. This car is awesome when up to speed on the highway, where the car shines. It is very impressive to drive.

28th Oct 2005, 17:53

For a 5500 pound car, 7 seconds is AMAZING for 0-60. In fact, 7 seconds in ANY car that comfortably fits 5 adults, is really amazing. The Marauder has a base 5.0L V-8 with 300 horsepower, and a supercharged 5.0L V-8 with 430 horsepower. Coming from Mercury, and having this car be under $40,000, this car is an excellent car, and in my opinion, if your complaining with 7 seconds being too slow for 0-60, you really need to buy a sports car, not a really fast family sedan. I have driven this car several times, and it's so fast, I find it incredibly hard to keep under speed limit. It's also real fun to lay some rubber around a corner and have the back tires spin out and do a fish-tail.

8th Mar 2006, 21:17

Also the marauder has a 4.6 DOHC v8 not a 5.0 also they do not offer a supercharger, that's aftermarket and the car weighs the same as a Cv 1800 kg.

26th Apr 2007, 20:44

You all are a bunch of babies the merc is a beautiful car. stop your whining.

29th Jun 2007, 11:39

I agree that the 5.4 would have been a better engine choice particularly from a low end torque standpoint. There was no issue with this engine fitting in the engine bay as the block is similar in dimensions to the 4.6L. The issue was that to fit this engine the passenger side wiper motor/assembly had to be moved. This would have been a very modest redesign. But alas the bean counters at Ford nixed it. Too bad because the Marauder does almost everything right, looks fantastic and could have benefited tremendously from the 5.4. I bet with this Motor ford would have sold a whole bunch more. Too bad this car died before it's time for the sake of moving a wiper motor/assembly.

1st Jul 2007, 02:01

From what I heard on the Crown Victoria IF they were to put a 5.4 in the car they would have to move the shock towers. As far as the Marauder which has the same chassis I'm sure it would take some work.

29th Feb 2008, 22:42

This car is just Ford's late response to the ever popular "94-96 Chevrolet Impala SS". The SS was way ahead of its time, and to this day, a much better car than any Ford product. They are ridiculously fast, but still very expensive, and only getting more expensive the older/rarer they get. In my opinion, get a 96 Impala SS. A decade ahead of its time and just as, if not more, better looking/performing.