Online reviews for the 2003 and 2004 Mercury Marauder are very positive overall. As of November 2015, users on Edmunds.com give the car a 4.5 star rating out of 5 stars and reviews from CarGurus.com give it a 10/10.
Users on Edmunds.com rank the 2004 Mercury Marauder as a 5/5 in comfort and reliability and a 4.5/5 in interior and performance. Users commend the model on its durability, power and handling. Negative reviews indicate that the gas mileage is less than expected and that the brakes are undersized for the weight of the car.
CarGurus.com lists similar reviews for the 2003 Mercury Marauder. The average rating for the model is 4/5 for performance, 4.9/5 for appearance, 4/5 for build quality and 4.7/5 overall. The biggest highlights of the car are its power, comfort, size, speed and handling. Again, the car's fuel economy and brake size are reviewed negatively.
The first generation Mercury Marauder was produced from 1963 to 1965 and the second generation from 1969 to 1970. Lastly, the car was sold for two more years from 2003 to 2004 as a revival generation, which included a major overhaul of the car's look and build, including a change from a two-door to a four-door design. It was marketed as a "muscle sedan" and designed for power and comfort. Despite its positive reviews, Mercury sold only 11,052 of the revival model before the model was discontinued in 2004.