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1999 Mercury Tracer

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 24/Hwy 34/Comb 28 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Mexico

1999 Mercury Tracer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 38 Ratings for the 1997 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    7.8/10

Happy owner of 3 different Tracers

By on Sunday, November 24, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,350

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "mpgs, excellent sight lines all around, reliable"

Cons: "driver's seat needs more support"

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

"I have owned this Tracer since new and have less than 50k miles on it. The car is very reliable and economical.I have received several offers by mechanics to buy it, but I still have this wonderful car. I also purchased a 1993 Tracer LTS sedan new and kept it for over 10 years before selling it to a family member. I also owned a 1989 Tracer hatchback that was purchased new in the fall of 1988, and sold that in 2000. The Tracer is absolutely one of the best cars in terms of economy,value,reliability, and fun to drive pocket rockets ( the LTS trim )on the market. I highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a good used car to buy. I may possibly sell my Tracer if I decide to keep my other car, but that is a difficult decision to make."

anyone want to sell

By on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I owned and sold this car
Reason: car crash

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "safe"

Cons: "none"

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

"loved it very safe probobly saved my life hade a head on collison with a camry i was the only one who made it out alive"

Very Happy with it.

By on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I got this car when I turned 17 with 150,000 miles on it and in less than a year I had it up to 164,000 miles. It gets incredible gas mileage, as good as "efficient" cars today, but that's what happens when you take a 4 cylinder and a manual transmission. I love this car and I will drive it till it dies. I already had to replace the alternator and switch relay for the heater. other than that just tires and oil changes. Lookin forward to years and miles ahead."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I would buy it again in a hartbeat

By on Friday, October 26, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Dollar per mile ratio OUTSTANDING"

Cons: "Underbody corrosion became an issue the last 20k"

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

"I purchased this vehicle in 2004 for ~$3500 with 40k miles on it. Proceeded to drive it to work and sports practices for my children for the next 8 years. I had 1 issue with this vehicle that was resolved by the neighborhood mechanic. The blower motor, switch/relay failed twice and HIGH speed was never really achieved. But come on now ~ 146k Maintenance / Repair Brakes & Tires, wiper blades and that’s it. EXTREEMLY GREAT VALUE. NUANCE in front brake design - caliper design is intended to allow you to remove and install pads without removing the caliper, however if you install pads with a wear indicator you will need to remove the caliper. All systems and subsystems are working well, and would still be driving it had we not had a head-on collision. Engine, transmission, air-conditioning etc. all working well, HOWEVER, If you purchase this car please check the under-carriage. Living in Michigan, we use road salt and the corrosion is significant, to the point that the vehicle would have had to be retired, even though the mechanicals were working exceptionally well. I will be transferring the engin into a different escort"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

most reliable car i had ever owned... ever

By on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I owned and sold this car
Reason: side got hit not worth fixing

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: "extremely reliable and great on gas"

Cons: "none"

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

"bought this car drove it 7 1/2 years of almost all city driving nothing ever broke.. just the normal,, battery.alternator. tires. brakes serpentine belt.. thats it and got 25 miles to the gallon in the city! with over 100,000 miles and then some.."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great vehicle with a few drawbacks

By on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "excellent price, great fuel economy, reliable"

Cons: "no armrest, hard front seats"

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

"It is a nice reliable car but is not very comfortable with its hard front seats and missing armrest. I would still strongly recommend buying this great cheap economical car."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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