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Old 12-04-2018, 08:18 PM
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Unhappy Marauder Down - And Out

With regret and disappointment, I am here to inform you that my Marauder has been totaled. All involved are well and unharmed except for the 6 point buck that my son struck about a week ago. The insurance adjuster will be out tomorrow. The airbag deployed and the front grill, left headlight, and hood are a mess. I assume the repair cost would be upwards of $10,000. KBB.com shows an excellent value of $6,300.

This was a great car in all the fun ways we know and love. Then from the perspective of a daily driver vehicle, it was just as sold and trustworthy as anyone could hope to have.


Oh, what to do...
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:52 PM
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Sorry for you loss. Glad the Marauder did it's job. Post a pic or two. Maybe it can be brought back to life on a salvage title.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:27 PM
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If they haul it off to a salvage yard it will become a total.
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:17 AM
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Probably worth saving your Marauder....you can buy it back from the insurance company...cheap!

I have 'bought back' totaled cars and parted them out.
My stepson wrecked our '95 Grand Marquis, which was a super clean car.
Wiped the entire front end out....airbags deployed.
Could have fixed everything, but didn't want the hassle of a 'salvage' car.

I asked the insurance company: How much for the buy back?:
Answer: "$189"....
I said: "How much again!?"
Had it towed to my driveway, started it up and drove it off the flatbed and into my garage.
Sold parts totaling at least $3,000...engine, tranny, seats, carpet, headliner, trunk lid, wheels, mirrors....
Then I scrapped the steel 'carcass' for over $300.
I recently re-discovered the mint condition trunk liner and spare tire cover (dark grey). I wonder if they would fit a Marauder trunk...
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:21 AM
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Definitely buy it back, I would be interested in buying it from you.

I live in Kansas City

Hopefully with insurance and my purchase you will have a nicer marauder as a replacement
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:37 PM
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My son was about 3 miles from home so he drove it home. Here are some pics.



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Old 12-05-2018, 03:48 PM
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Buy that back and fix it. You hardly broke anything hard to get.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:05 PM
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Easily fixable. MM specific front bumper isn't even busted all other parts should be plentiful.
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Easily fixable. MM specific front bumper isn't even busted all other parts should be plentiful.
What ^^^^^said
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:41 PM
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That's definitely fixable!
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Surprised by all the “fixable” opinions. The insurance adjuster left without providing an option of value. They recognized the rarity factor of the Marauder and will get back to me.
I can’t do this work myself. I do not have the skills, talent, tools, garage, time or inclination to complete the task.

Question: how much does it cost to get a new airbag? Plus the repairs would surpass the car value, right?


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Old 12-06-2018, 05:48 AM
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Swapping the airbag is super easy, and they are cheap from sources like eBay or junkyards. That’s the least labor intensive job on your car. It doesn’t look like a totaled Marauder.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:15 AM
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Man, the most expensive part on the front end (the bumper cover) looks like it could stay on. Hell, the rest of that is cheap. Fix!
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:58 AM
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My car was totaled when the previous owner smacked someone at 10 mph and busted the lights, nose and put a wrinkle in the hood

Yours needs that, plus core support, fender and the air bag

Typically air bag alone and it's totaled,..

Air bags are about 75.00 , but you have to take it to ford to get the air bag computer reset or replaced????? That can't be cheap.

Where are the marauder wheels?
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:28 AM
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I'm fixing one worse one than that...maybe if it doesn't make sense to fix yourself you can sell it along to someone who would. At some point, we gotta start saving these beasts! They can't all go to the junkyard...how many 4th gen F-bodies do you see anymore? They all got junked and cannibalized ...and the MM is a much more substantial car.
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