2003 Mercury Marauder - Base
Pros: Horsepower, RWD, Exhaust, Black only
Advice: Buy It and get it in black j/k only color neededLooks like a powerhouse RWD vehicle like the 1997 and down cougars. Can't wait to see it on the road
2002 Mercury Cougar - I4 Base (100A)
Pros: The way the dash board is laid out
Cons: Back seat comfort
Advice: NoneGreat looking car. Very sporty, handles well on the freeway. Good gas mileage. Quiet car. Very comfortable.
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis - LS Premium (200A)
Pros: Self diming rear-view mirror is real nice for those long trips at night
Cons: NO rear headrest
Advice: if you are looking for a new luxury car on a small budget get oneGo test drive the car , you'll like it. My first car was a 91' Marquis (I drove it till the wheels fell off and the block cracked both my fault, ) while the styling is slightly different ,the performance is a lot better. If you are looking for a luxury car under $25,000, look no further because this car is the best per dollar. It runs, drives, and rides like a dream (a real sleeper). The only problem i have with the car is there aren't any headrest in the back seat but besides that i took 6 people and a small dog in the car( with relative comfort ) on a 450 mile trip (gas mileage is pretty good + it has a large gas tank) and i couldn't wake one of them up the whole way there. If you afford the new 2003 mercury marauder get it but if you can’t get it’s cheaper sibling the grand marquis. If you get one , get one with the self-tinting rearview mirror really helps when people follow you with their brights on and it turns everything green . (if only they made a self tinting front windshield)
2002 Mercury Cougar - V6 Base (200A)
Pros: The ride and handling is super
Cons: Backseat room is minimal
Advice: Go to Ford.com and pre-qualify - makes the process a breezeI just purchased a 2002 Cougar and I love this car! I was shocked at the ride, features and pricing. Ford.com made financing easy and the entire purchase process was painless. I have never owned a car I loved this much!