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2005 Mercury Mariner

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 21/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Mercury Mariner Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 179 Ratings for the 2005 - 2007 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

My Mariner

By on Saturday, February 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Strong, durable, reliable, fast, powerful, comfort"

Cons: "Its way to amazing"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Day after purchase, just washed and waxed.

"Bought this car used at 128,000 miles. Only had to replace 2 things. I know I can take this car to 250,000 miles easily. Normally I would be upset that I can't buy a brand new one when I retire this one, but I will be hanging on to it for life."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Day after purchase, just washed and waxed.

Lasts forever

By on Monday, August 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Lasts forever, like pockets in door"

Cons: "seats can be uncomfortable, esp on long trip"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have NEVER owned a vehicle that has been put through so much and lasted so long. I am having some transmission shifting issues for 175,000. I had an oil leak in past (due to it being treated like a 4WD when it wasn't). I always used synthetic oil and it got driven with no oil for too long and STILL running. I wish I had another one. Everyone says don't spend the money on the transmission but this SUV has seriously been through the mill and always got me home. I'll admit it is getting really bad and is having trouble shifting but I will be spending the money to replace the transmission. But what do you expect when I put all but 12 miles of it on there. Only complaint would be make the seats more comfy. I wish I could buy a newer one, I hate that they aren't made anymore."

13 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Hybrid SUV 4X4

By on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great mpg, AWD"

Cons: "Cabin noise"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I drive mostly city roads and need 4WD capability for MI winters and this is a perfect small SUV. 29mpg city full time 4WD 2 ton truck - doesn't get better than that."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I wish they still made these cars

By on Thursday, July 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good but a little pricey"

Cons: "Noisy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car in 2004 and haven't had any trouble with it as far as it getting me stuck anywhere. The original tires were very loud and I couldn't wait to wear them out and get new ones. I changed the front disc brakes out for stainless rotors to get rid of the brake dust. New battery after 6 years, scheduled oil and filter changes, fuel and cabin filters and did the transmission flush to fix the shift shuddering. 9 out of 10 because it is wind noisy on the road, the multi-cd skips badly and I would have liked softer seats."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Extremely reliable SUV!!

By on Sunday, July 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,939

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Safe, clean and reliable!! Great SUV for any age!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"2006 Brown Mercury Mariner, 4WD. Automatic Sunroof, windows, seats. 4 Door, rear door and window opening. Roof rack. All service records available. Tires in excellent shape and need NO replacing anytime soon. Runs very smooth. Outstanding braking system. Automatic Breaking System (ABS)is awesome on ice and snow!! Just received its required service so all the fluids are full and fresh!!!!!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

IS COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE.

By on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,281

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
6/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "FUN TO DRIVE-THE PRICE TOO HIGH"

Cons: "CONS WOULD BE SISSY BAR LOCATION-TRANSMISSION WEAR"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS VEHICLE TO OTHERS.BUT ALAS THEY DO NOT MAKE THEM ANYMORE. THE SISSY BAR LOCATION IS IN A BAD LOCATION.TOO CLOSE TO THE WINSHIELD. tHE TRANSMISSION HAS WENT OUT AT 52281 MILES.I READ THIS IS COMMON AND THE MANUFACTOR WONT REPLACE. BUT I LOVE MY SUV"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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