1998 Mercury Mountaineer User Reviews

1998 Mercury Mountaineer Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5

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"awd" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
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"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Tony writes:
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV Review
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AWD rediculous engine 5.0 litre engine

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They all rust in the same spot after about 10 years in areas with rock road salt and power steering leaks in explorer and Mountaineer lines after 100k miles  and A/C problems as well

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Black Awd Mercury Mountaineer 1998 — I love this SUV it's the ultimate "winter beater." I have Pirelli's on it and the All Wheel Drive lets it eat through snow easier then my dads 4-wheel drive 2003 F150 Crew Cab. Acceleration isnt great in the 0-30 range but in the 40-60 range it kicks it pretty hard when you put your foot down and anywhere over 70 and it starts to get squirrely due to the small wheel base. This also plays trouble with towing large loads as they tend to sway but I have an anti sway bar which helps correct it. I have to say that unfortunately this has need repairs occasionally little things nothing major but after it made 100k miles it really became..easier to maintain because it hasn't broken down yet, but I probably just jinxed it by writing this review. For the most part no squeaks or anything extremely out of the ordinary. The cloth interior is nice enough although it tends to collect dirt like none other. The exterior is nice although after seeing my friends with the same car in different colors I have to say I dont think I would like this car in any other color then black. The cost of ownership is horrible unfortunately as gas goes through the roof gas mileage is realistically 12mpg in town to 18mpg on highway. Is there a fun factor??? YES! Undoubtedly it has enough pickup that it can take a few cars off the line even as an automatic and makes a few truck owners that spend hundreds on lifting and tuning there trucks look like fools. Off road is nice as well it wont be an off roading demon but it does handle incredibly well in fields and hills of the Minnesota country side and does it in relative comfort for under 6 thousand. Sure if your reading this and it sounds like there are a lot of negatives it may seem like it but you have to ride in a mercury and really test it for yourself to understand how nice these are. A lot of people look at it as a huge mistake to put it on the frame of the Ranger truck and it is because of the rollover factor but other then that this vehicle fits everything from kids, to animals, and groceries and so much in between it can be knocked around beat up and it still keeps going and it goes well. I cannot tell you how much I love the AWD on this thing it almost makes living in Minnesota fun in the winter.

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Sammie writes:
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV Review
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4wd, power everything, towing, acceleration

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price for repairs and parts, needs waaaay too much gas

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Mounti — It needs too much gas, is very pricey on repairs and keeps breaking down often. Nice car for on highways (speed and acceleration) and for safety, but thats bout it! Otherwise I would not recommend getting one of these urself.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV Review
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4

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AWD...is great...

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fair on gas consumption for its size

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Very Happy — 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 Car for the money and can ride 5 comfortably

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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AbandonedGalaxie writes:
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV Review
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comfort and power

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poor gas milage with the eight cylinder engine/auto trans/and AWD

AbandonedGalaxie
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A Very Good Vehicle! — 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 business before) I grabbed it!It's not the most 'fun' vehicle I've ever had (but I'm not the most 'fun' person anymore either) and it' certainly not an 'economy car' but all-in-all it performs very well and it's very nice looking!

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Jesse writes:
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV Review
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its mine

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its not a car its an SUV

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Ok — its pretty powerful with the all wheel drive and the V-8 engine. its a dark color so no matter how much i clean it, it still doesnt look good, i wish it was a little more sporty. Its fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nicholas writes:
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD 4WD SUV Review
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Four wheel drive, large space, comfortable

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Milage, loud, heavy

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If You're Loking For An Suv, This The Mountaineer Is Nice, But There Are Better. — The Moutaineer is a good 4x4 SUV. It has a lot of trunk space and is comfortable to ride in. It eats through gas, but with a V8 is has plenty of power. The suspension is squeaky and the AC is shot, but it has lasted through the years and through other owners.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

1997 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Not Too Bad By Char792

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. Read More

My Best Vehicle Yet By Daniel

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... 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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