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Posted by: Windshield May 2 2006, 05:16 PM

A 300 horsepower version of the Mercury Grand Marquis. Its production run lasted from 2003 to 2004, halted mainly because of dismal sales.






QUOTE(Wikipedia)
In addition to a totally revised front and rear suspension with monotube shock absorbers, the Marauder also had a naturally aspirated 4.6 L DOHC V8 with 302 hp and 318 ft·lbf torque. 2004 was the last year for this Marauder mostly due to lackluster sales, blamed by some on bland styling and an incorrect target audience. Originally, they were produced in "any color the customer desired, so long as it was black." Eventually, the Marauder was offered in silver, blue, and red but in limited quantities.

Posted by: PBB May 2 2006, 05:34 PM

This car is the epitome of UNCOOL. Cool cars don't have to try this hard to impress with performance they don't even have.

Car and Driver, April 2003

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Says brand manager Philip Smoker "The new Marauder is a true four-door muscle car--a black shark in a sea of minnows." Hey, easy on the coffee Phil, because a Honda Accord V-6 outruns it to 60 mph--getting there in 7.0 seconds to the Marauders 7.5. Nothing against the Honda, but that's like wrestling your little sister--and losing. We bet every single Marauder owner will utter--at least once--the phrase, "Hmm, this thing feels pretty soft, I wonder if a couple of spark-plug wires fell off."

That it's an evil-looking RWD pseudo-police car keeps it out of the MJ Uncool dumpster.

Posted by: trail_boss2 May 2 2006, 06:16 PM

The only reason I chose uncool over mjuncool was because I saw one do a cool burnout one time, if not for that it would be MJ uncool

Posted by: quazi22 May 2 2006, 06:47 PM

This was Fords replaie to the Impala SS. my neighbor has one, its very rare to see one of those.

Posted by: Windshield May 2 2006, 07:02 PM

QUOTE(quazi22 @ May 2 2006, 10:47 PM) *
This was Fords replaie to the Impala SS. my neighbor has one, its very rare to see one of those.

And the sound these things make is wonderful. Sure an Accord may be faster, but the Marauder is still a lot cooler.

Posted by: clarkma5 May 2 2006, 08:30 PM

It would've been cool...if it had had some grunt.

Posted by: midnightdorifto May 2 2006, 09:37 PM

I'll give it a cool because I've seen some guys go nuts on the motors...

Posted by: Cyclone May 3 2006, 12:15 AM

The only thing keeping this from an Uncool rating is all of the ones I see jacked up on 24" rims blasting shitty rap music. Because of that, its MJ Uncool

Posted by: fiber optic May 3 2006, 09:08 AM

Ice Cold.

It's big, it's RWD, and it's got an awesome V8. The only reason I didn't get one is because my wife likes little pansy cars.

Posted by: moethepaki May 3 2006, 10:39 AM

I grew up in Saudi. They love cars like this out there. The Grand Marquis/Crown Vic is one of the best selling cars there. Seeing a pumped up version, well it gets me hard. I love it, ice cold. My friend had an Impala SS (it was called Caprice SS there for marketing reasons), and God I loved it. The Bedouin in me rejoices, (Mercury would've made a killing if this car was sold in Saudi Arabia.)

Posted by: porschedream May 3 2006, 12:42 PM

All it really is, is a taxi cab that gets you from A to B in less time.

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 3 2006, 03:43 PM

I like them when they have Viper V10s biggrin.gif

Posted by: UserDrew May 3 2006, 05:49 PM




That image makes it look really cool. I saw a really nice late model one on the road once, tinted black windows all around, great sounding engine and I think it was lowered with rims that where maybe just an inch larger with beautiful black paint. BLKCR was it's LP characters.

This car gets a Uncool vote from me though.

Posted by: Boxster17 May 3 2006, 06:35 PM

I'd give it a cool vote, I've always liked it for some reason, even though it could use a bit more power there.

Posted by: infinity935 May 3 2006, 06:45 PM

It wouldn't be as bad if it didnt look like a cop car sad.gif and it could def. use some more power. Anyone got any pics of any of the silver/blue/red ones?

Posted by: BankieVR6 May 3 2006, 08:43 PM

im sure its nuts to fool around with, but when i see someone in one i think, eh, uncool.

Posted by: moethepaki May 4 2006, 12:25 AM

QUOTE(infinity935 @ May 4 2006, 05:45 AM) *
It wouldn't be as bad if it didnt look like a cop car sad.gif and it could def. use some more power. Anyone got any pics of any of the silver/blue/red ones?


I thought they only made them in black?

Posted by: fiber optic May 4 2006, 09:06 AM

QUOTE(moethepaki @ May 4 2006, 03:25 AM) *
I thought they only made them in black?


The first year that's all they had then they added the red, silver, and blue later. I've only seen the red and silver at a dealership and I've never seen the blue.

Posted by: moethepaki May 4 2006, 10:27 AM

First there was the Impala SS, then this, and now...the Chrysler 300C SRT-8. Seems the bit three have all taken a stab at this market segment.

Posted by: green73ta May 4 2006, 01:57 PM

Ice cold. I love these cars. It has all the heavy duty cop car equipment. I've loved these cars since day one.

Posted by: Mr b00st May 5 2006, 09:12 PM

ice cold, love this car. It's so evil looking.

Posted by: Halflifehavock13 May 7 2006, 11:01 AM

Gets my vote for cool.

Posted by: Mitlov May 7 2006, 02:52 PM

This car makes me doze off to sleep.

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 7 2006, 02:52 PM

Wow what a vote splitter.

Posted by: fiber optic May 7 2006, 04:47 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 7 2006, 05:52 PM) *
Wow what a vote splitter.


No joke. I expected it to get more uncool and flaming votes with the way so many seem to hate large domestic cars. Maybe there's hope for this place yet.

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 7 2006, 05:31 PM

Most people that are polarized one way or the other are generally weeded out by the stupid filter.

Posted by: infinity935 May 7 2006, 06:09 PM

So does anyone have any pics of the non-black marauders?

Posted by: Phix May 7 2006, 07:12 PM

QUOTE(infinity935 @ May 7 2006, 10:09 PM) *
So does anyone have any pics of the non-black marauders?

Just put your ass up to a mirror. :o

Really, I can't even imagine that thing in anything but black.... like it was ENGINEERED to be black from the very beginning.

Posted by: clarkma5 May 7 2006, 08:47 PM

QUOTE(infinity935 @ May 7 2006, 07:09 PM) *
So does anyone have any pics of the non-black marauders?

They only came in black...

Posted by: Phix May 7 2006, 08:50 PM

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ May 8 2006, 12:47 AM) *
They only came in black...

Somebody didn't RTFT. :o

Posted by: clarkma5 May 7 2006, 08:52 PM

The days when I read the threads are surprisingly few and far between ohdear.gif

Posted by: PAULIE_D May 7 2006, 10:50 PM

If I had one of those, I'd slap a supercharger on there and go nuts.

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 8 2006, 12:46 PM

I voted cool in the end. Sure its a grandpa car. But if my grandpa drove it I'd be like "damn grandpa, you drive a cool car."

Posted by: moethepaki May 8 2006, 12:48 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 8 2006, 11:46 PM) *
I voted cool in the end. Sure its a grandpa car. But if my grandpa drove it I'd be like "damn grandpa, you drive a cool car."


HAHA. Excellent logic. My grandpa drives a Subaru J10...the shittiest car I've ever driven. I can't even say "At least it's a manual..." because even the manual is crap.

Posted by: BurningSky May 8 2006, 07:51 PM

This car sucks. It's ugly and big and does 0-60 in 7.5 seconds with 302 hp.

Posted by: fiber optic May 9 2006, 07:22 AM

QUOTE(BurningSky @ May 8 2006, 10:51 PM) *
This car sucks. It's ugly and big and does 0-60 in 7.5 seconds with 302 hp.


The ugly is subjective but those numbers are not. You fail.

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove May 9 2006, 10:35 AM

I wouldnt call it a wolf in sheeps clothing, I wouldnt even call it a pissed off sheep. If Vin Diesel were a sheep, he would be this car... What did I just say?








I gave it a cool. :shrug:

Posted by: green73ta May 9 2006, 11:08 AM

QUOTE(infinity935 @ May 7 2006, 09:09 PM) *
So does anyone have any pics of the non-black marauders?

Search Ebay for Marauder. You'll find plenty.

Posted by: BurningSky May 11 2006, 09:35 PM

Are you implying my numbers are wrong? Look at page 1, I'm just quoting other people. I'm just saying I'd much rather have a sexy, much smaller car with 302 horsepower and go alot faster. Especially since you're not gaining anything from the bigness of this car. Its not like it's luxurious or an SUV or something. It's just a big fat car with a big fat engine --> sick.gif

Posted by: fiber optic May 12 2006, 03:30 AM

QUOTE(BurningSky @ May 12 2006, 12:35 AM) *
Are you implying my numbers are wrong? Look at page 1, I'm just quoting other people. I'm just saying I'd much rather have a sexy, much smaller car with 302 horsepower and go alot faster. Especially since you're not gaining anything from the bigness of this car. Its not like it's luxurious or an SUV or something. It's just a big fat car with a big fat engine --> sick.gif


I never said your numbers are wrong. 7.5s to 60MPH isn't too bad for a car of this magnitude. It is quite luxurious so at this point you're only further proving your ignorance. Good day sir.

Posted by: Mitlov May 16 2006, 03:37 PM

QUOTE(infinity935 @ May 7 2006, 07:09 PM) *
So does anyone have any pics of the non-black marauders?

Google is your friend. These took me about 45 seconds to find and I'm on a 56k:







And a nice pic of a black Marauder:


Posted by: fiber optic May 16 2006, 05:22 PM

Oooh that black one looks good with it's wheels painted/powdercoated black like that. At least I'm guessing those are the stock wheels.

Posted by: tune May 20 2006, 03:08 AM

Dismal sales for a reason.

Posted by: clarkma5 May 22 2006, 12:39 PM

I saw my first non-black one yesterday...it was a very attractive shade of metallic gray. Quite spiffy looking, though the smoked headlamps are a bit too dark for the non-black color.

Posted by: Mr b00st May 24 2006, 06:34 PM

QUOTE(Mitlov @ May 7 2006, 06:52 PM) *
This car makes me doze off to sleep.


seriously? That boring?

Posted by: z0ne May 24 2006, 06:36 PM

If Mitlov thinks it's boring, then, it has to be crap laugh.gif

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove Oct 31 2006, 09:37 AM

This is supposed to be in cool.

Posted by: PBB Oct 31 2006, 10:44 AM

QUOTE(Dr. Strangelove @ Oct 31 2006, 01:37 PM) *
This is supposed to be in cool.

Several points:
  1. All comments regarding moving cars due to votes are to be made in the Cool Wall Feedback thread: http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?showtopic=16887
  2. As stated in the rules ( http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?showtopic=5975 ) moving a car is done when there is a significant change in votes. This is not the case with the Marauder so it won't be moved yet.
  3. The Cool Wall works like an electoral college, in some cases there are cars that won't be classified by their votes. An example of this theory and a car that will always be uncool: http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?showtopic=6287

Posted by: infinity935 Oct 31 2006, 10:55 AM

Links no worky

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove Oct 31 2006, 09:51 PM

QUOTE(PBB @ Oct 31 2006, 11:44 AM) *
Several points:
  1. All comments regarding moving cars due to votes are to be made in the Cool Wall Feedback thread: http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?showtopic=16887
  2. As stated in the rules ( http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?showtopic=5975 ) moving a car is done when there is a significant change in votes. This is not the case with the Marauder so it won't be moved yet.
  3. The Cool Wall works like an electoral college, in some cases there are cars that won't be classified by their votes. An example of this theory and a car that will always be uncool: http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?showtopic=6287

OK well it still belongs in cool.

Posted by: clarkma5 Oct 31 2006, 09:53 PM

Haha w00t PBB.

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