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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.
PBB
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.
trail_boss2
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
quazi22
This was Fords replaie to the Impala SS. my neighbor has one, its very rare to see one of those.
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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.
clarkma5
It would've been cool...if it had had some grunt.
midnightdorifto
I'll give it a cool because I've seen some guys go nuts on the motors...
Cyclone
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
fiber optic
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.
moe
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.)
porschedream
All it really is, is a taxi cab that gets you from A to B in less time.
DakianDelomast
I like them when they have Viper V10s biggrin.gif
UserDrew



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.
Boxster17
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.
infinity
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?
bankE46
im sure its nuts to fool around with, but when i see someone in one i think, eh, uncool.
moe
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?
fiber optic
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.
moe
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.
green73ta
Ice cold. I love these cars. It has all the heavy duty cop car equipment. I've loved these cars since day one.
Mr b00st
ice cold, love this car. It's so evil looking.
Halflifehavock13
Gets my vote for cool.
Mitlov
This car makes me doze off to sleep.
DakianDelomast
Wow what a vote splitter.
fiber optic
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.
DakianDelomast
Most people that are polarized one way or the other are generally weeded out by the stupid filter.
infinity
So does anyone have any pics of the non-black marauders?
Phix
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.
clarkma5
QUOTE(infinity935 @ May 7 2006, 07:09 PM) *
So does anyone have any pics of the non-black marauders?

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

Somebody didn't RTFT. :o
clarkma5
The days when I read the threads are surprisingly few and far between ohdear.gif
PAULIE_D
If I had one of those, I'd slap a supercharger on there and go nuts.
DakianDelomast
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."
moe
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.
BurningSky
This car sucks. It's ugly and big and does 0-60 in 7.5 seconds with 302 hp.
fiber optic
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.
Dr. Strangelove
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:
green73ta
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.
BurningSky
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
fiber optic
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.
Mitlov
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:

fiber optic
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.
tune
Dismal sales for a reason.
clarkma5
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.
Mr b00st
QUOTE(Mitlov @ May 7 2006, 06:52 PM) *
This car makes me doze off to sleep.


seriously? That boring?
z0ne
If Mitlov thinks it's boring, then, it has to be crap laugh.gif
Dr. Strangelove
This is supposed to be in cool.
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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
infinity
Links no worky
Dr. Strangelove
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.
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