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2003 Mercury Marauder Reviewed By Doug DeMuro Up For Auction

Though he reviews all sorts of vehicles, YouTuber and creator of the auction site Cars & Bids has generated a lot of Blue Oval-related content recently, reviewing a 1998 Ford Explorer Saleen XP8 and a 2002 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition, while also praising the automaker for ditching sedans – a video that also got the attention of Blue Oval CEO Jim Farley. Now, this 2003 Mercury Marauder is up for grabs at Cars & Bids following its own recent video review from DeMuro, too.

2003 Mercury Marauder Reviewed By Doug DeMuro - Interior 001

Long a popular vehicle among the enthusiast crowd, the Mercury Marauder in this particular auction has a few more miles on the clock than ones we’ve seen in the past – 94k, to be specific – but it’s clearly been well-taken care of over the past 20 years, too. The sporty sedan comes with a rather extensive maintenance history, and has few notable flaws, save for the typical chips, scratches, curb rash, and creases in the leather seats, though the cruise control and power-adjustable pedals aren’t currently working, either.

2003 Mercury Marauder Reviewed By Doug DeMuro - Engine Bay 001

Otherwise, there isn’t much not to like about this 2003 Mercury Marauder, which is finished in black and is largely unmodified, save for some aftermarket speakers. The muscular model still rolls on its original 18-inch alloy wheels, with notable factory upgrades including fog lights, a rear spoiler, and heated mirrors on the outside, along with aluminum-look trim, power seats, and a six-disc CD changer inside.

2003 Mercury Marauder Reviewed By Doug DeMuro - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Mechanically speaking, this 2003 Mercury Marauder is powered by the naturally-aspirated Ford 4.6L V8, which in this guise was factory-rated to produce 302 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque. That power flows to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential, to boot. Though it has some miles and flaws to account for, that might also make this Marauder a bit more affordable to purchase – which, for some, might also make it more attractive than low-mile alternatives.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mercury Marauder news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mick1

    Marauder was on my short list. I ended up with a 2004 GTO. Never looked back.


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