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Thread: Sticky: Difference between a 2003 300A and a 300B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluerauder View Post
    All 2003 MMs whether 300A or 300B had the Grand Marquis "M75" in their VIN. It was the "V" engine code that distinguished the 4.6L DOHC engine of the Mercury Marauder. That includes both the 300A and 300B for the 2003 model. VIN doesn't help in the A-B discussion at all.

    The Marauder unique VIN "M79" was introduced with the 2004 Mercury Marauder also with the "V" engine code. BTW -- all 2004 MMs are 300As (but with the features of the 300B from 2003).



    You are correct if the owner is not one of the original owners who bought the car new. Some of these cars have changed hands several times in the past 10+ years and may have replaced the spare. If you know what you are looking for, you can determine whether it is a 300A or 300B without looking in the trunk anyway. It is very easy .... don't know why some folks seem to have difficulty figuring this out.
    yeah, I know the difference, but it seems this discussion always seems to have the spare tire included. While its may be the way the car left the factory, like you said many cars have changed owners several times and spare tires have been added or disappeared some on the car itself so I use the interior features to let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwibbity View Post
    my question is why does everybody care so much which version they have, IMO if you dont have the 1st or last marauder built your isnt more special then the next one....
    i beg to differ. thanks to there being 300A and 300B it has somewhat made a tier list. to a collector for example hes probably gonna want the 300A as it had the whole deal. it is the first batch of production models. may not be the first but it can be one of the first.
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    Another difference in the 300A and 300B is the cover that holds the driver side floor light. 300A has the cover. 300B has no cover and just a bracket to hold the light.

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    How many 03 300A cars were produced? I'm sure this topic has been covered a million times, but I can't find the number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
    How many 03 300A cars were produced? I'm sure this topic has been covered a million times, but I can't find the number.
    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
    how many of the 7093 black 03's were 300A cars?
    Member "2003_MM_FYRE49" has one of the 300A/300B changeover cars that had a mix of A/B features and was built on 11/11/2002. His sequence number was 5,945 of 7,839 in the 2003 model year.

    So, it is pretty safe to assume that ABOUT 5,500 of the first year's production run were 300As.

    Can anyone get a closer number than that ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluerauder View Post
    Member "2003_MM_FYRE49" has one of the 300A/300B changeover cars that had a mix of A/B features and was built on 11/11/2002. His sequence number was 5,945 of 7,839 in the 2003 model year.

    So, it is pretty safe to assume that ABOUT 5,500 of the first year's production run were 300As.

    Can anyone get a closer number than that ??
    Reviving this thread only because my car is a 300a, number 664422, built 2002, December 11th. My car is Canadian, so traction control of course, but I have the trunk organizer, mini spare, NO separate clock, and I have a dot matrix windscreen

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    Sticky: Difference between a 2003 300A and a 300B

    Quote Originally Posted by EricGrain View Post
    Reviving this thread only because my car is a 300a, number 664422, built 2002, December 11th. My car is Canadian, so traction control of course, but I have the trunk organizer, mini spare, NO separate clock, and I have a dot matrix windscreen

    You have a 300eh !! ................ Actually, it sounds like you have a 300B based on build date and features. The Trunk Organizer was an option and is not factored into the 300A vs. 300B discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluerauder View Post
    You have a 300eh !!
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    Another Canadian Marauder here. Read this entire thread (great info for new owners, been 2 months for me) and think I've got a 300A or maybe pre-decontented change-over model
    #650840 October 02 and has the following :
    In dash clock
    Heated mirrors
    Grills over rear speakers
    Small spare tire
    Electric fuel door release
    Black valve covers
    Front seat pockets
    Hood light
    Tinted windshield
    Long overhead console
    Black shifter with no chrome surround
    Driver's side floor lite has a plastic cover
    Black interior and exterior
    Traction control
    Canadian instrument cluster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinker View Post
    Another Canadian Marauder here. Read this entire thread (great info for new owners, been 2 months for me) and think I've got a 300A or maybe pre-decontented change-over model
    #650840 October 02 and has the following :
    In dash clock
    Heated mirrors
    Grills over rear speakers
    Small spare tire
    Electric fuel door release
    Black valve covers
    Front seat pockets
    Hood light
    Tinted windshield
    Long overhead console
    Black shifter with no chrome surround
    Driver's side floor lite has a plastic cover
    Black interior and exterior
    Traction control
    Canadian instrument cluster
    Yes it is a 300A
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    Appears mine was built 25th Oct 2002.
    Canadian KPH car
    Dot matrix windshield
    Map pockets
    Traction control
    mini spare
    underhood light
    in dash clock
    electric fuel door

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