Used Mercury Mystique

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Reliable and fun to drive

By on Monday, December 22, 2008

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

"I bought it new in early 1995 and now have about 127K miles. The v6 w/ 5-speed manual tranny is smooth, quiet, zippy and gets 27-30 mpg driving to work (12 of the 23 miles on the freeway). Got a new water pump under warranty in year one. EGR port has been cleaned out twice (a "check engine" light issue), at 60K and 120K miles. Had new under-hood wiring harness, under special warranty provision, in ~year seven, due to flaky insulation. That never caused a failure, but it looked like a problem. Had new plugs, plug wires and rear brakes at 100K miles. Had an A/C hose replaced at 97K. Had a new ignition coil pack at 105K. The worst feature was the premium radio/cd, power antenna and speakers that all failed in the first five years, but they were cheap and easy to replace. The rest was routine tires, batteries, an oxygen sensor, oil and filters. The leather seats have worn well, still looking new except for the driver's that looks a little polished. Paint has weathered well, but the car has been garaged a lot. I keep it because I can't find a new car that's as much fun to drive, nor as comfortable, plus insurance is cheap. Now that the thing is nearly fully depreciated, I have dropped collision/comprehensive."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

nice car

By on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"I thank this car is a good car, my timing belt broke at 79,000 miles that could have been a disaster but with Fords free spinning engine it was no problem the car rides good and has nice handling I haven’t had any odd problems with this car except the fuel censer going out and it has 120,000 miles on it. Over all a good car."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Really not ready to pass her on...

By on Friday, May 15, 2009

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

"Purchased this '98 SL V6 Mystique new after much research in the class. I have never had regrets. She is now at 93000 and still looks remarkable, even after eleven MN winters. Very fun to drive! Not many can compare. She's gotten all the standard care--oil and fluid changes, new tires, brake jobs, etc. that any car needs, but has needed nothing major over the years. Just recently had to replace the fuel regulator along with a few other nips and tucks, and she's purring like a kitten again. Rear struts and shocks need attention....I'm having to decide whether to fix that and drive her some more or let her go for a new model. It's a tough decision--she has been just wonderful and it will be difficult to replace her! It's a shame they stopped making Mystiques, with their classy European handling and style."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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