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MotorCity
03-13-2019, 10:50 PM
Looking for a clean cvlx sport. Rust is a deal breaker. Iím in the metro Detroit area but open to out of state purchase for the right price. Cash in hand. Email me with specs. Mileage, how many owners, clean Carfax or accidents, pictures, issues and any other details a buyer would ask. My email is johnnyjk56@gmail.com

1Marauder
03-14-2019, 12:40 AM
Dude....need your mileage hopes and price dreams. Are you looking for a bear showroom 30,000 mile car for $11,000 or a 120,000 miles four owner sled for $4000?

MotorCity
03-14-2019, 12:26 PM
Dude....need your mileage hopes and price dreams. Are you looking for a bear showroom 30,000 mile car for $11,000 or a 120,000 miles four owner sled for $4000?

Lmao @ sled- ok I’m looking for a super clean sled lol

Well I use to own one years ago but I’ve always kept my eye on the market, normally checking out Craigslist. There haven’t been many that have been listed but I did come across one about a year ago. I think it had about 120k miles, burgundy and it looked super clean from the pics. No rust and he was asking 5,500. Can’t remember the year but I believe it was an 04. Only thing was that I was in the market for an suv at the time so I picked up a Tahoe. Looking back I wish I would have bought both. Anyways hoping I can come across something similar in condition and price although I can spend more if i think it’s worth it

MercLSU
03-14-2019, 12:46 PM
There's a really clean looking, 31k mile one for sale in Chicago.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ctd/6823270798.html

Marauderman
03-14-2019, 02:52 PM
I have one but a guy is coming to look at it this weekend or early next week--if it doesn't sell will let you know--however I am in NC --probably too far away ---- but will let you know either way?

Seneca
03-14-2019, 04:59 PM
I just sold my 05 sport yesterday, they are awesome cars, I know I'll miss it, good luck on your search, clean. Ones are getting harder to find

1Marauder
03-14-2019, 08:26 PM
There's a really clean looking, 31k mile one for sale in Chicago.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ctd/6823270798.html

Looks awesome, and theMatadore Red is a great color! Lexus brought this color back this year as a "special color" for a significant up charge... Same exact color!

I am NOT a red car guy (unless Italian) and I've grown to really like this color.

Car in add has no side moundings... Is that a thing?

a_d_a_m
03-15-2019, 04:51 AM
Car in add has no side moundings... Is that a thing? That wouldn't have been a factory option, as the rear doors have those holes in them underneath the molding strip. Perhaps an enthusiast owned the car and paid for the paint work as a matter of preference...or perhaps it was in a collision. Who knows.

1Marauder
03-15-2019, 07:43 AM
That wouldn't have been a factory option, as the rear doors have those holes in them underneath the molding strip. Perhaps an enthusiast owned the car and paid for the paint work as a matter of preference...or perhaps it was in a collision. Who knows.

That is what I thought!
BTW do you have a color / production breakdown forCVSports?

NXSBOB
03-15-2019, 08:44 AM
I like it without the moldings.

burt ragio
03-15-2019, 09:33 AM
I too thought it may have been in a accident when I noticed the driver & rear passenger door molding didn't line up.

gdmjoe
03-15-2019, 09:39 AM
1Marauder ... BTW do you have a color / production breakdown forCVSports?
Some numbers from MartiAutoWorks reports:

2001 Toreador Red - 54 (of 762)
2003 Black - 2555 (of 4,224)
2005 Dark Toreador Red - 962 (of 1,736)
2006 Dark Toreador Red - 619 (of 757)

Other particulars for your listening pleasure and reading enjoyment are available -HERE- (http://www.gdmjoe.com/gothvic/documents/lxsport/lxsport.html) ęęę -click-
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gdmjoe
03-15-2019, 09:46 AM
NXSBOB - I like it without the moldings.
IDK ... Without them there's no continuity between the front bumper fascia molding and that of the rear bumper fascia molding. :twocents:
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MotorCity
03-15-2019, 03:38 PM
I currently have an 04 marauder. Owned it for about 6 months now. I like it a lot. Almost love it but not quite. Would it be stupid for me to sell the marauder and to buy a cvlx sport for almost the same price? The marauder has 114k miles. It is a beautiful car to me but I work just about everyday and donít want to put a ton of miles on it. Itís not my daily driver. I daily drive an 04 Tahoe z71 which is a gas guzzler but it is what it is. I work a 60 mile round trip. I figured if I get a cvlx sport I would daily drive it more than the marauder for sure and alternate between that and the Tahoe. I have my marinade listed on Detroit Craigslist but not sure if even want to make the move to sell it to look for a cvlxs. Here is my ad. Iím starting to get some inquiries on it. Any thoughts to help make a decision would be appreciated. I know one con for the marauder is it takes premium compared to the Vic. Is the marauder as reliable of a car as the Vic? Iím getting offers of around 8 grand on the marauder but just donít know if I want to part with it because in might regret it

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/west-bloomfield-2004-mercury-marauder/6836218307.html

Agent2006
03-15-2019, 05:06 PM
The Crown Vic Sport is a nice car.

The Marauder is a nice MACHINE.

I'd say they are the same in terms of reliability. I was driving my Marauder today, and I noticed how much smoother and willingness to rev the 4V is. Don't get me wrong I love the 4.6 2V too, but it is not the same. In terms of value, the CV Sport is just a CV to 99% of the buyers out there, I actually prefer column shift due to more leg room.

Premium vs regular gas- so what. Get a used fiesta if you are concerned about commuting costs. I rented one down in Orlando a week ago - Great little buzz bomb! I got 36 mpg flying in it.

chief455
03-15-2019, 06:47 PM
The Crown Vic Sport is a nice car.

The Marauder is a nice MACHINE.

I'd say they are the same in terms of reliability. I was driving my Marauder today, and I noticed how much smoother and willingness to rev the 4V is. Don't get me wrong I love the 4.6 2V too, but it is not the same. In terms of value, the CV Sport is just a CV to 99% of the buyers out there, I actually prefer column shift due to more leg room.

Premium vs regular gas- so what. Get a used fiesta if you are concerned about commuting costs. I rented one down in Orlando a week ago - Great little buzz bomb! I got 36 mpg flying in it.

I feel this way as well.
I just did the opposite of your plan:
Sold my known good reliable 145k mile all black CVLX Sport, added cash and got a minor cosmetic paint issue 1 owner Marauder with 119k.
It is definitely NOT a crown vic.
It is, however, not a princess.. It has 4 studded snows on cv wheels and is driven daily. In summer, it will stand proud on sweet MM wheels and grippy tires. I added Addco sway bars, which my Sport had.

Way more pride and fun every day in the MM than what I thought I had in the Sport.
If your MM is at 119k and not perfect - it's the perfect daily driver to me.
I would not sell my 119k great running but 'could use paint' MM to MAYBE get a lower mile and nicer CVLX Sport. Why?
I'd rather not run up a clean low mile Sport!

When I do, and will, get another Sport - it will be on one end or the other. A great deal on a low mile, mint princess, and treated as such. Or another 1xxk mile good used car, and driven daily with pride.
good luck, whatever you do.

1Marauder
03-15-2019, 09:26 PM
I too have both and to me they are similar but different cars. The CVSport is more civilized and an easier car to drive in traffic, and much less stressful to leave unattended in a parking lot etc... I mean hey... It is just a tarted up CV. Rear bumpers are $108 (ask my son how he knows), and my sons front right bumper corner recieved a slight blemish (seriously wouldn't even notice it) and he cracked the front right blinker ($28 delivered over night via Amazon) while the idiot' car that pulled out in front of him sustained $3,200 worth of damage. Seriously a tough sled!

The Marauder is much more silky speed wise, and torque wise... But I can only watch the rear view mirror in traffic--three time I've evaded someone slamming into my rear bumper.

All of this said, a clean Sport is $5000-$10,000. And anything you buy will probably need a few things. If your Marauder had 24,000 on it... And was I showroom condition, It would be one thing, but with 100,000 plus... I'd keep it and drive it whenever you feel like it. It isn't going to depreciate any more, and I don't think you will find a nice clean CVSport that could replace it... Although there is a 30,000 mile red for sale in Chicago that looks as new for $8,000.