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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2019

    New Marauder owner from NJ

    Well this post is a double edged sword. I had been looking to buy a marauder which I did yesterday but i think i was a bit too impulsive. Its an 03 with 80000 miles. Needs a rear bumper, left taillight, new rear suspension, exhaust, brakes and then paint and body could use some attention with some dents and fading. Also it appears one of the previous owners installed the aftermarket sunroof option on it. I only paid 5500. Not sure if i should restore or dump it and find a better one. Engine runs strong and the interior is immaculate on the plus side. Anyway..happy to be here and look forward to your input

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    north nj (Planet Houston)
    I say keep it.
    Also, i'm located about 25 minutes west of you. Good to see another local!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Central New Jersey
    to the madness.
    I also say to keep.
    Post up some pictures of your latest acquisition.
    Last edited by PRCARGUY; 06-09-2019 at 07:40 AM. Reason: Correction
    2004 Silver Birch
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    New Jersey
    Im from union city. Theres just one town inbetween us. Welcome to the forum
    Last edited by crownvic05; 06-09-2019 at 01:24 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Post some pictures up

    Finding a sub 100k mile car isn't so easy these days. If the paint is okay and it's not rusting out, it's probably worth fixing.

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    440rwhp & 406rwtq Tuned by Adam @ Revolution Automotive

    2003 Mercury Marauder - Stainless Works LT's, Stainless Works 2.5" Catback, JLT Intake, Mo's Xcal4 Tune

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    If there is a mechanic you trust bring it to him for an inspection.

    He may find additional items that weigh on your decision.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Cochran, Georgia
    Welcome to the MODNESS!! First off what is wrong with the bumper? They are very hard to come by. It might be repairable. 80000 miles is not that bad for this car. The paintless dent removal process works very well I just had about 11 pulled out of my car. Good luck with your decision.
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Califon NJ
    Hello and welcome.
    Have it checked out by a mechanic you trust. If no major repairs are required keep it. Can always trade up later.

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