1997 Mercury Mountaineer User Reviews

1997 Mercury Mountaineer Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"reliable car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Michael writes:
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Runs great even after as many miles as I have in it - pulls like crazy when towing

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Oil changes and Ford engineering...Ford has a tendency to occasionally put special bolts or drain plugs or oil filters...etc and so on, in the tightest corners or in places you can't get to without a special tool...not cool in my book.

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Definitely Worth The Deal — Looks pretty good, handles really well, engine has a good bit of power and is a reliable engine (198000 miles on mine), I've had to replace the front transmission seal and replaced the torque converter at the same time, fuel pump wasn't too bad of a change, all in all this vehicle has been pretty easy to get back to a decent SUV.

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Nicole writes:
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its red

Cons

EVERYTHING

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Nothing To Review I Hate This Car — everything. it's old n falling apart n theres no room for me n the kids n ALL there crap!!!!! Rots very easily, just NOT ENOUGH ROOM... whatelse can i say...I HATE IT

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jcuwood writes:
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Reliability

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Nothing major

jcuwood
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1997 Mercury Mountaineer V8 — Bought it used with 21K miles. Now has 162K miles and no major problems. Only fairly major problem was having to have the Heat/AC distribution box assembly replaced. Since it had 150K+ miles on it at the time, I also had the heater core replaced at the same time. Total cost $1K.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Evan writes:
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its a tank

Cons

V-8 sucks gas

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Nice And Easy To Drive Bigger Car Great Room Space — got some ballz. but sucks gas. fun car to drive plows through snow and anything else youd like. great body. good body and has room for pretty much anything and can tow anythind youd like. built big and runs stronger

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Luke writes:
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its a fun reliable car that will give you fun!

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needs more space!

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Perfect — i like the awd in this car. it is made by a ford and they make good cars.it gets okay mileage but not perfect. the car handling is good. its pretty fun.its a good car that is worth the money.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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m453stok writes:
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5

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This has been an excellent vehicle. I am self employed and use a van in my business so this car has been sitting mostly in the garage.

Cons

Gas milage 13 to 15 mpg

m453stok
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Excellent Vehicle — Nothing did I dislike about this vehicle. I have owned it since 1999. I have never had to do any major work on it. I always kept up with scheduled maintainence. It has been an excellent vehicle and I would drive it anywhere right now.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Daniel writes:
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5

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perfect little suv

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nothing really wrong

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My Best Vehicle Yet — it;s the best sport utility vehicle i've ever had, For the year and the mileage she's still running stronger than ever and besides normal wear and tear and maintenance, i barely put any money into her. I love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joey writes:
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powerfull, VERY well built and safe

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gas

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Im Gettin Another One — saved my life, built like a tank and enough tourqe 2 turn the world. horid gas mileage but, so reliable that you know that as long as u have gas in the tank youll make it to were you want to go.

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Char792 writes:
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3

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Great first car

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Didn't last long

Char792
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Not Too Bad — I just wish that it was in better condition than when I had gotten it. It was great as a first car, but nothing more really. Not a fault of the car itself, but of the previous owner of the thing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Coach4Life writes:
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5

Pros

Handling is awesome, great for kids, families,camping gear, rugby gear. Rugged. Dependable, comfortable. Fun to drive. Great height for all drive-thru's.

Cons

Fuel cost is a bit tough.

Coach4Life
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Everyone Ought To Own One Once — I Love this truck. Yes, I call it a truck. It acts like a truck and performs like one. Would never not own one! I cannot drive a car anymore, terrified of cars now. I sit just at the right height. Easy to get in and out of even with having back surgery. I cannot say enough of this vehicle. I will own one probably for the rest of my life.

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Reviews From Other Years

1998 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Very Happy By Angie1930

Owned since 2004, it has always been the car of choice when the terrain or snow was a challenge the v8 engine can haul most anything you put behind it with its factory installed tow package :) Good C... Read More

A Very Good Vehicle! By AbandonedGalaxie

I've always liked Eord Motor Company's SUVs anyway and I'm partial to Mercurys just because of their 'mystigue' (sorry about the pun) so when I saw the one I own now on a used car lot (where I'd done ... Read More

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1999 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Would Not Buy Another. By tennisshoes

I really liked the interior room and the lay out, and the power that the 5.0 produced but the mileage suffered. Needed a better transfer case design, front differential needs to be a little bit beefe... Read More

I Have Owned Many Suvs, This Was My Favorite, Hands Down! By rosewolf8440

Overall, I enjoy the majority of aspects of this vehicle. Cargo capacity and plenty of room, no blind spots, low-maintenance, and enjoyable drive. Again, the only negative is moderately low gas mileag... Read More

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2000 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Never Ever Buying One Ever Again! By acidronin

its a fun car decent gas mileage for a v8, braking average, handling like a tractor trailer, easy to control and maneuver. rusts ridiculously easy, working on it really sucks. and for the most part ne... Read More

2000 Mercury Mountaineer By Matt

Overall I have been very happy with the mountaineer. Has served its purpose very well. Its offroad capability is lacking, however it was never meant to be an offroad machine. It does very well in the ... Read More

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Its A Good Family Car But Not So Great To Travel (gas Mileage) By Rachel

Its a good suv but i have had to do ALOT of work to it in the past few months! But it is 10 yrs old so really can't complain to much! Being a V8 its not bad on gas either! Nice family car Read More

Good All Around Vehicle. By Tobby

Nice SUV. Very comparable to a Ford Explorer. Came fully loaded. Performance is great with a nice V8 engine. Pros: Good Engine, Nice interior. Cons: Bad Gas Mileage, Drivetrain problems. (Watch that... Read More

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Very Good All Around Car By seandrisc

I like the capability of having a third row ,excellent ride height ,the abitity to get in snow and not have to activate 4wheel drive and it is all automatic ,I like the automatic climate control and 4... Read More

Great Car By alexduvot

this is a great SUV, comfortable ride. the 3 row seating is great for children. the ac is cold and the cabin keeps noise out. the color is excellent and the look and feel definitely stands out. ride ... Read More

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