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1997 Mercury Mountaineer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 12/Hwy 17/Comb 14 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V8, 5.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Mercury Mountaineer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 202 Ratings for the 1997 - 2000 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Never any problems till last year, 2013

By on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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
Not Rated
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "reliable for now"

Cons: "needs work"

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

"The vehicle is great. I am looking to purchase 4WD, AWD this is RWD. I bought this when I lived in Florida but now I live in Pittsburgh Pa.Having trouble with the door lock not opening with key or remote. I think I can fix that. A friend told me my transmission feels like its slipping a little. The engine hood does not stay open on its own , I have to prop with a baseball bat."

One of the best cars I've ever owned.

By on Wednesday, February 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A pleasure to drive."

Cons: "5-liter V8 engine does require a bit of fuel."

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

"Bought the car used from a rental agency. Has been totally trouble-free since the day I brought it home. That was 103,000 miles ago. Car handles very well, is a pleasure to drive and is very comfortable for long trips. No regrets whatsoever about buying this car."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Very reliable vehichle

By on Saturday, January 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Easy to drive, good price, fun"

Cons: "gas milage, rear wheel drive"

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

"I have owned this car for a while and while I do keep up with regular maintenance it has actually had no problems at all."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Useful, reliable, solid, good in bad weather

By on Monday, January 06, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Personal reasons not related to the truck

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Cargo space, reliability, bad-weather driving"

Cons: "Quality over time, AWD not for towing, gas guzzler"

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

"Obtained this truck from family and owned it for a year before selling it. Surprisingly reliable, considering it wasn't driven much, plenty of cargo room. The 5.0L V8 provides lots of power and moves this heavy AWD vehicle with ease. However, don't use a Mountaineer for towing anything heavier than a 2600 lb trailer/camper. The AWD system is not heavy enough for it and the transfer case will go out quickly. The V8 drinks gas regardless of how you drive, at best 18mpg combined. Some features started misbehaving after 148000 miles, such as windows, wipers, fog lights and the expensive-to-replace LED tail light in the hatch. However, parts are very plentiful, thanks to Ford badge-engineering with the Explorer, so maintenance is relatively cheap. Be careful about how fast you take curves, though."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Ran forever

By on Friday, July 26, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 308,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"Bought this car 10 years ago with 28,000 miles on it. Ran it for 10 years to 308,000 miles and was very happy with it."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

great car

By on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 201,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

great car

"Great car, but needs air-condition cluch and heater value.But the engine,transmission,body and interier in great condition."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

great car

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