HELP!! I JUST NEED HELP!! Marauder or p71!!
Ok guys, I defiantly need some help here. I am about a month away from making my purchase (and becoming part of the group) and I need some more info from you professionals!! After doing more research, I have found that if I go p71, I want a 2006 or newer due to the fact that it has the tach in the cluster, and I really like the looks of that.. I mean I guess I wouldn’t pass a good 04 or 05, but I would really like the tach… I do have a few questions about the p71s for you current owners.. the spotlights, I like the duel spotlights (drivers and passengers) but I know they are more rare, my question is this… the ones that are put in factory, is the A piller made for it? What I mean is, is the hole there from ford, or are they actually drilled in after production.. I know they are easy to install, I am just wondering if the hole is actually built in the A piller during production giving the A piller extra support to compensate for the hole. Also does the factory one have factory wiring from ford, or is it just an extra power wire ran to it?? And also I have learned that if you find a p71 with power drivers seat, odds are the wiring is already there on the passengers side, is this true? And lastly on the p71s, has anyone ever (on any car really) had any luck with aftermarket leather seat covers? If I get a p71 I will definetly get leather put in, I am just wondering how the aftermarket covers look installed, I am afraid they will look cheesy, fit wise..
Lastly, I just need opinions.. Is the marauder worth it over a p71?? I like the crown vic front a little better to be honest, and the reason I love the crown vic so much is that it is reliable and very safe. The oil, trans, and power steering is cooled in the p71, is the marauder?? I know the marauder is probably as reliable as the p71 seeing as they are basically the same, but is the marauder as safe as the vic, and as physically strong?? That is the definite choice maker for me, I want the tougher more safe vehicle.. the p71 can take a 75 mhp hit in the rear, can the marauder??? Any help would GREATLY be appreciated. Thanks!! Dave..