1997 Mercury Mountaineer User Reviews

1997 Mercury Mountaineer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • 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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Joey writes:
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV Review
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5

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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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Evan writes:
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its a tank

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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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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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Coach4Life writes:
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5

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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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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.

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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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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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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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Nicole writes:
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its red

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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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2008 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

A Ok Family Car By karthik_kallis

I got this car when i had a new born. The white color looks majestic and from the interiors it was great. It had many technology like power seats, blue tooth audio. USB lots of usb ports an also lots ... Read More

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Versatile And Dependable. By bicycle

We now have 135,000 miles on the car. I have two complaints: 1. Had to get a new radiator after 45,000 miles - it was out of warranty. 2. Sometimes the transmission shifts roughly into reverse. This h... Read More

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Amanda, The Mountaineer By drivingfrenzy

I liked everything about this car except the gas mileage. Nice looks, good family car. I have 2 kids and I have the perfect amount of room for everything: Sports, groceries, pets and kids, knee room, ... Read More

Look At All The Power Buttons And Extras... By Rfolks

This was great when going to ball games for my kids but they are grown so time for something smaller. Sunroof for fresh breeze in your hair, DVD player to keep those kids entertained on those long tri... Read More

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Great Suv!! By Burnie

This car is very nice to drive. very peppy and powerful. with the feel of a luxury car when you drive it. Seats 7 comfortably. or drop down the 3rd seats for cargo room and if you need more the 2nd se... Read More

2005 Mercury Mountaineer By Steve

Our first SUV. Used primarily as the family vehicle but did not use it much as I had a company car that I used most of the time. Good looking vehicle overall but it lacked power when towing a traile... Read More

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

I Found My Black Beauty Mountaineer By Coach4Life

I just had spinal surgery and LOVE the heated seats with lumbar support. Had a few emergency runs to hospital, no fear in the Mountaineer. I'm getting up in years, and yet I find myself needing more r... Read More

Good Car, Very Reliable, A True Work Horse By Asher

great suv its taken my family to Florida and back to DC 15 times. very reliable and decent on fuel. insurance is cheap and maintenance is done by me and my dad. I have a personal connection with t... Read More

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