2004 Mercury Marauder
2004 Mercury Marauder Sedan
Under the definition Marauder we see terms such as raider · plunderer · pillager · looter · robber · pirate · freebooter · buccaneer...all terms denoting superiority. Aimed at the younger demographic, sales were less than stellar, and this car was discontinued after a 2-year stint. Nothing wrong with it, just lack of interest, so the good news is only a tick over 11,000 were sold, so now it is on the rarer side, just like I prefer my steaks.
Brought back after a 33-year hiatus, emphasis remained on the performance oriented full-size sedan. For consignment one of those 11, 000 sold during the 2-year comeback. A one owner car, a mere 18, 683 actual miles, in very nice condition. All the maintenance records throughout its life have also been retained as well as a Mercury leather jacket, window sticker, and original owner's manual.
Silver Birch shows up on the exterior of this straight paneled, good retained gap clearances car. Some black accents in the form of window, headlight and front grille, add a nice contrast to the silver. A sunroof (fully operable) is on top. Noted bringing up the rear is a spoiler, subtle but effective. Peeking out the rear are dual chrome tipped exhaust pipes, that put out a throaty engine sound. Don't forget the polished forged 18” wheels all around.
Opening the door, we are met with pristine door panels mostly in black with a metal sequence covered plastic accent panel. Also noted are a gaggle of seat controls, power windows, locks, seat heaters and power mirror controls. Slipping on the nicely worn leather buckets we see Charcoal Gray in earnest throughout the cabin. A spacious rear bench stretches from rear door to rear door and is nothing but total comfortable with a surprising amount of rear leg room. Looking forward to the dash, we see white gauges embedded in front of the driver, AM/FM Cassette, climate controls, and dual additional gauges monitoring oil pressure, and volts. Noted additional remote controls embedded onto the steering wheel for hands on controls. All this floats in a sea of black carpet in very nice condition.
Impressive to say the least, we are greeted with a corrosion free, nice and shiny 4.6 Liter DOHC 32Valve V8. It puts out 302hp and lives up to its namesake, and then some. Electronic Fuel Injection, and a 4 speed 4R75W automatic transmission is bolted on the back. This throws power back to a Ford 8.8” 3.55 geared limited slip rear axle setup.
Save for the typical surface rust one would expect from an 18,000+ mile car form 2004, there is nothing to stand out except for the overall cleanliness, and obviously well cared for environment. Power disc brakes are all around, and independent front, and 4-link rear suspension can be noted.
2MH-Ford Of Canada
H-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
M79-Marauder 4 Door Sedan
V-4.6L DOHC V8
X-St Thomas;Talbotsville Ontario Assy Plant 672496-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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