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1999 Mercury Mystique

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 28/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1999 Mercury Mystique Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.2
Out of 10

Based on 144 Ratings for the 1995 - 2000 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.6/10
  • Reliability
    7.8/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    7.5/10

Decent car overall

By on Friday, October 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Exterior styling, handling"

Cons: "Rear seat room, flimsy pop up cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

Nice day in the mountains

"A pretty good little car over the years. Handles very well if not sporty, and has very good road manners in good or bad road conditions even with as many miles as it has. It has very good road feel and just the right amount of steering wheel feel. There is some wind and road noise at highway speeds which can be intrusive. Have had the car since 2004 when it was bought used with 72000 miles on it. Reliability has had it's up's and down's with the 4 speed auto transmission going out at 76,000 miles due to a computer hiccup. The second transmission has been going strong with 95,000 on it now. There has been some other issues such as the water pump going out at 102,000 and a timing belt tensioner pulley disintegrating at 142,000. Fortunately the engine is non-interference design so that the valves and pistons don't ever hit. Other than regular maintenance, it has been pretty good besides the aforementioned issues. The 2.0 liter Zetec is a fantastic little engine. Runs like it's brand new. It keeps good oil and doesn't burn a drop even with 170k miles on it! A little under powered at times but it does climb grades on the highway fairly well. Though only rated at 125 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque it feels like it might be a little more. Gas mileage can vary any where from 17 mpg in town up to 36 mpg on the highway but mostly gets 20 mpg in town and 32 mpg on the highway. The interior is snug but comfortable, however, the rear seat leg room is small. Trunk is spacious for the size of the car. All of the electrical equipment still works in the interior which is surprising to me. There are squeaks and rattles but not bad for a 17 year old car. The only real complaint is the transmission going out but as far as that goes this has been a good car."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Nice day in the mountains

This has been a great car for the money.

By on Thursday, February 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Handles great and very reliable."

Cons: "Seatbelts and Transmission"

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

"Other than normal wear and tear replacement parts, this has been a great car (which is why I'm still driving it) and still runs like a top. The only minuses are the seatbelts, which are hard to fasten and un-fasten and the electronic transmission, which you have to wait until it engages before pulling forward. If you don't, it waits a minute and lunges forward. It's a design flaw which can't be corrected. It was also a problem on the Cougar. Other than those two things, it's been a great car."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great Little Car

By on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Solid, fun to drive, peppy, dependable."

Cons: "Severe rust issue rear wheel wells to rockers."

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

"Has been a great car. It is the LS with leather seats and sunroof. Very attractive interior design. Still drives great. V6 has a lot of low end pep but struggles on hills. No engine or drive train problems. No problems with interior controls. Issues: 1. automatic trunk release sticks in winter 2. makes a howling sound in winter (sounds like a moose) until engine warms - it is echoing through the air intake and is easily remedied with a 15 cent washer; 3. MAJOR RUST ISSUE: rear wheel wells forward into the rocker panels. Look carefully in this area because the thick rock resistant paint hides the rust until half the panel has been destroyed. No rust anywhere else on the car even underneath. But beware of this issue - it is AWFUL!"

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

GREAT

By on Friday, July 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "acceleration with mileage"

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

"I like everything about this car. Never had a problem. Good acceleration and mileage for a V 6. Has been very reliable."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Love this car. It gets great gas mileage.

By on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, nice compact design, Great gas milleage"

Cons: "Gas tank cover sticks"

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

"It's always a smooth trip. Nice compact design. Great trunk storage. Upkeep is very wallet friendly. Roomy enough for trips or long drives."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Pro: great gas mileage - Con: engine wiring bad

By on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Cons: "Engine wiring insulation crumbling."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Great car but the big disappointment is the engine compartment wiring insulation is going bad. Ford/Mercury had a 'silent recall if you took it to the dealer years ago', but will not do anything now and does not have replacement wiring harnesses, making a good car junk. Same problem for this year (1995) Ford Contour. Later years used better wiring insulation in the engine compartment. po-po on Ford"

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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