Pros: "Great legacy, great comfort, great power..."
Cons: "Different front/rear tire sizes, short range"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned my Marauder since 2004. It was 1 year old with 15K miles when I bought it. It has been a blast to drive. Very comfortable, very classy, very sinister in the right ways, very tame when you want it, and clears traffic when you cruise down the highway. After having it for a year I let my wife use it one day. She commented "I couldn't understand why everyone would pull to the right when I came up behind them... Then I remembered you car looks like a cop car..." I imagine I have dodged a few citations because the officer didn't want to be that guy who pulled over an undercover police car. In stock trim the Marauder has the right exhaust note. A customer remarked "that's exactly how I want my car to sound... Not too loud but with a mean burble..." I can say that fuel mileage has been pretty good when you consider the size, weight, and horsepower. I never get below 17 MPG and my highest was 22 MPG. If I did 50/50 hwy/city I would get 19 or 20. Mine has the small tank which correlates to a large trunk. Range is a bit low (240 - 340 miles) but I heard the large tank option caused fires in Florida Highway Patrol car accidents (unsubstantiated).
I will say the only maintenance costs I would question are the electronic failures I incurred. I replaced the temperature control module ($650+), headlight control module ($500+), window motors (~$200 each x3). I attribute this to the fact mine is black on black. The heat in the summer time could have cooked these electronics.
The tire sizes are getting a little challenging to find but alternatives do exist. The Marauder featured staggered sizes front to rear. Fronts are 17" diameter and rears are 18" diameter. The rear spec is wider than front tires. Some tire stores have options to make these similar in size lowering the price. You still cannot rotate them front to rear though. This personally did not bother me. I did find the factory alignment spec didn't work well with these larger size tires. It was the same spec as the passenger Crown Victoria with smaller tires. Mine would always wear out the inside bead of both front tires. Last time I got my alignment I told the Ford guy and he maximized the camber to zero or positive. The front tires increased from 40k miles to 55k miles after that with no inner wear."
"had always wanted a marauder finally got one was so impressed with every aspect the one thing that stands out was my wife and i were rearended at a dead stop from a car traveling at 70 mph we walked away the car did its job and kept us safe am looking for another as we speak very safe car"