It's hard not to get excited about a short run of a full-size
performance machine that combines a historic name with a modern
fuel-injected V8. So dig into all the details on this loaded 2003
Mercury Marauder that has a mean full dark style.
With a name like Marauder you want it finished in black. This is
the factory-correct color, which is always desirable, but there's
also much more there that has your eye. Mercury knew how to give
its sedan a full midnight package makeover. This includes the
blackout grille, black background headlights, and a rear light
package that was tinted as dark as the law would allow. There are
other speedy details, like the special rear spoiler, smooth front
bumper with integrated fog lights, and large dual exhaust tips.
Plus, those 18-inch alloys stand out nicely in this dark package.
The odometer reflects the full actual mileage, and so this one has
been driven and enjoyed...but driving it is your plan for this one,
too. The attraction is that you have a large modern classic sedan
that retains the crisp/clean style that really shows it remains in
charge. And while there will always be a comparison to this sedan's
historic rival, the Chevy Impala SS, the GM car absolutely can't
touch this one's rarity. Chevrolet sold more black 1996 Impala SS
sedans than Mercury made Marauders IN TOTAL over its two-year run.
So while we think the Chevys are a rare and valuable treat, this
muscle Mercury sedan has truly solidified its reputation for
The big imposing look is part of the Marauder's appeal, and that
also means you have a full-size interior. This gives you a
practical modern classic that can carry the whole family. And the
Dark Charcoal leather gives you a luxurious feeling while also
continuing the car's dark and intimidating attitude. The Marauder
was expensive when new, and so it got all the best features. This
includes power windows, power locks, cruise control, dual airbags,
and automatic A/C climate control. There are some nice upgrades
like deeply tinted windows and an AM/FM/CD stereo with USB input.
It's made to be an excellent driver with power front seats,
power-adjustable pedals, white-faced gauges, and the center console
with factory-installed AutoMeter Pro-Comp readouts.
The reason why the Marauder was able to be such a powerful force is
that it came about in the era of Ford's excellent 4.6-liter modular
V8. This received the four-valve DOHC version, which basically gave
this the same fuel-injected power as the contemporary 300+ hp Ford
Mustang Mach 1. And while the numbers-matching motor is great for
collectability, this one is also desirable for how it drives. The
suspension was upgraded utilizing components from Ford's Crown Vic
police program, including four-wheel disc brakes and sway bars
front & rear. So this one knows how to handle its size. But for
those times when you just want to cruise, features like the power
steering and the four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive make
this a fine road trip machine, too.
This has the look, power, and rarity we all want in an instant
classic. So don't let this black Marauder slip away, call