Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Fire Sauce, Feb 12, 2005.
Anyone want to talk me out of it?
I wouldn't ... talk you out of it. I love those cars, so hot .
Laughably slow (new V6 Hondas will make it sweat), but still very cool. With some engine work they can be made into a good muscle car.
Not too fast, but sound great from the factory and the interior is pretty cool
Grandpa is that you?
The MSRP was $34k too, there were still unsold Marauders around here marked down to $24k by the dealers.
Considering they take almost anything aftermarket for the Cobra engine...go for it.
those things are pretty cool. Even if they are a ford
they look sexy, you should consider an impala ss too they're , but i love the straight exhaust on the maruader
Talk you out of it?
You don't want to spend every last dime you make spending it on a car.
those things are hawt.
I want one too. I'd settle for a Crown Vic with a Kenne Bell S/C on it though.
Nice car, looks aggresive. To bad it doesnt move or handle like it looks. Pick up a 94-96 impala ss.
I've walked these things on the hiway pretty bad, and they don't handle as well as the Impala. Still they do look and sound good, and they are still pretty fast for such a large car.
slap a KB on there and start raping shit
The old Impala SS does not steer better than a Marauder. The SS rolls like a barge and floats like one, the Marauder has decent roll control in cornering, a firmer ride and steering feedback.
I'm not really wanting one as a drag car or anything, guys. It's just such a pimpmobile.
I own an Impala and have driven the Marauder, and I can tell you for certain that the Marauder does not handle as well as the Impala. I don't know what Impala you were riding in, but I get very little body roll in mine, and I have great feedback, in fact I feel more confident in that Impala than I do in the Z28, though I know the Z28 can outhandle it. The Marauder on the other hand gives the illusion of better handling, but when I took a brand new one around some of the same courners I routinely take in the Impala at high speed, I could not drive the Marauder as fast without the car feeling like it was understeering, and the tires were starting to sing already.
The problem with most people who compare the two, is that they are comparing the feel of a brand new car like the Marauder, to a car that is nearly ten years old like the Impala, wich probably never had suspension and steering componants replaced. The first thing I did when I got my Impala was replace the lower body bushings with new GM parts, instal the "problem solver" steering kit, and get the car aligned. Just with the lower body bushings it made a huge differance. These are not performance modifications either, just part of what should be replaced on a car with 140k+ on the odometer.
Just send it, and a blank check, to Trillogy. Get yourself a mid 12 second car back...
Very very sexy cars. Dare I say I've had a fetish for them since they came out.
I too own a 96 SS, and i can say that mine has no float and little roll. I do have bilstein shocks, but even with the stock ones it handle awesome for as big as it is. You might be thinking of a plain old caprice. Im not saying the maurader is bad, i think it looks awesome. But with all the technology these days, it should be a superior car and its not. Not to mention i have read in a couple of diff places that it is limited to 117 MPH due to drive shaft vibration, not sure if this has been addressed by ford/merc yet.
it's actualy because it has a two piece driveshaft.
You might be right. I've driven a lot of very floaty and scary turbo Buicks, yet mine is very firm (maybe too firm) and steers like a car instead of a boat.
well you got to remember these cars are heavy and they eat steering knuckles and such like a hungry fat kid in a hostess factory. Seriously the Impala needs minor suspension work almost every other year to keep it feeling tight. My step fathers Crown Vic wasn't quite as bad, but it did kill the stearing pump once.
I just did poly bushing all the way around after i purchased it from my dad. Everything was original. The new bushings along with bilsteins stiffened it up quite nicely, sometimes to much for daily driving. Handles awesome on the twisty's though, and the one time i autocrossed. Mad Punk, what mods have you done if any?