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1996 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr GS SedanReview
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Amazing Car! Can Handle Anything You Throw At It!!! — Perfect car! Very easy to drive, looks good too, especially since its pretty rare :) Gas mileage is an easy 25mpg, almost double that of our last vehicle, so that helps tremendously in this economy. Build quality is spot on! Mercury did a very good job on this car, I highly recommend it.

Pros: Everything is perfect on this car, right down to the cloth on the seats.

Cons: It's a bit low compared to what im use to, but not bad at all!

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1996 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr LS SedanReview
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Great Overall Car For Those Who Need A Daily Driver That Can Comfortably Take On Multiple Passengers — Performance - Far from the fastest car out there, but she can hold her own on the interstate. Great braking, an pretty solid acceleration. Build Quality - No repairs needed thus far. Keep up with the maintenance and this car will last you for a good long while. Appearance - Looks much better with racing stripes, in my opinion. Not a flashy car, and nothing that especially stands out in a crowd, but I can always find it in the parking lot. Cost of Ownership - Approximately 40 mpg on the highway, and around 33 mpg in the city. The basic maintenance is easy to do, with the only exception is that the oil filter is in a difficult position to comfortably reach, but it's definitely easier to change the oil at home than to bother with taking it to the shop. Fun Factor - It's a 5-speed manual transmission, and boy do I love driving this car! It's a blast, and I've never had a problem with getting where I need to go, regardless of the weather or terrain.

Pros: Roomy trunk, very comfortable for long drives, recognizable, low-maintenance car

Cons: Usually gives a shock of static electricity when I exit the vehicle

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1996 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr LS SedanReview
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Don't Buy This Car Unless You Want A Rare Primitive 90's Ford Issued Cd Player — it was a point a to point b car had a cd player in a 1996 model, at the time that was rare it broke about 11 times ultimately ending up with more money spent on repairs than it actually cost to buy pretty much the worst car ever and lived up it's nickname the Mercury Mistake

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: none

Cons: if you like cars, this isn't for you

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1996 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr LS SedanReview
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Great Little Car. Good First Car For Aspiring Mechanics And Frugal Driving Enthusiast. —

A dowdy little car. Mine is getting on in age a wee bit, but is still in pretty good condition. This puppy has taken a LOT of maintainence since I got it 2 years ago. Most expensive job so far was replacing struts, because one failed, and made the car nearly impossible to control over uneven surfaces. Very scary and life-threatening. Other than that, it's been alright. The car actually handles pretty nice, and enjoys being driven. It takes sweepers like a champ, and the 2.5L V6 was a engineering marvel in its day (makes a good noise, too). That said, it's not terribly quick, not overly endowed with expensive plastics, not blessed with a great sound system (even with "premium" stereo option), and not quiet at highway speeds. And do you know what? I don't care. This car is great. It just feels like it wants to be your friend and like it will just keep on trucking. The minor niggles give me something to sate my mechanic's desire on, too. Which leads me to the one thing I generally hate about the car; the engine bay. OH GOD, WHY?! This engine and bay were obviously the result of 2 possible scenarios. 1. The car was designed by people who put no thought into how the car would be serviced in the real world, with the engine attached to the chassis. 2. The car was designed to be serviced by gnomes or child automotive whizzes. Either way someone with zero space requirements for hands or elbows. I cannot speak enough on how stupidly this was designed. For crying out loud, to get the oil filter off, you have to maneuver around the red-hot exhaust manifold, which is also where all oil drippings fall, giving off a lovely odor. What's wrong with you, Ford engineers? Didn't your mothers tell you not to touch things that will permanently scar you? Don't even get me started on the serpentine belt. So in summary, a great little car. One can be had for quite cheap these days. Requires a bit of maintenance, but it will make you smile. Just be sure to have someone else service or get the 4-cylinder. Otherwise, it's like a living hell in there.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive, cheap to buy

Cons: WHO THE HELL DESIGNED THE ENGINE BAY?????

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1996 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr GS SedanReview
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Its Getting Me From A) To Point B) — Awesome four door, get around, she has lasted, I got her mint condition, immaculate undercarriage! I actually don't mind her and she can take my crazy drivinig, not to mention how kind she is on gas :) The only things to keep in mind while driving her is that the brakes sometimes feel like they will break if you press too hard and close the sunroof while its raining haha

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: decent vehicle

Cons: can't think of one

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1996 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr LS SedanReview
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1996 Mercury Mystique Ls — Performance: With it's V6 power and European Ford Mondeo based suspension, it was actually a surprisingly spirited drive. Build Quality: Unfortunately, as with many Ford products of the 90s the build quality was sub par and fit and finish was not what youd expect in an up-market sports sedan. Appearance: although on the more boring side, this car has a nice look which mixes economy, sportiness, and luxury. Cost of Ownership: the V6 was thirsty for a small car though livable. However this car requires many constant and expensive trips to the shop. Fun Factor: surprisingly enough for what it is, its actually a fun car to drive, not the best by far, but you could easily do worse. This is the kind of car that you aren't thrilled with when you first get it, but by the time your moving on you have grown an attachment to.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nice looking, comfortable car thats better to drive then you would expect.

Cons: Poor fit and finish and bad build quality really let this car down.

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1996 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr GS SedanReview
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Good Daily Car — Performance is weak. 0-60 - 10 seconds (I4) Handling is nice Body and Paint are still in good shape A lot of road noise Clutch is easy to learn, good first manual car Gas mileage is good The car is cheap, mine bought at 100k miles, only 1600 dollars, pretty reliable still.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling

Cons: Performance

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1996 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr LS SedanReview
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Woned It For 3 Years But The Wiring Harness Failed And It Was Out Of Warranty — This car was pretty fun to drive. it had a unique traction control system that made the outside front tire spin more in a turn. Unfortunately it had gremlins. An eroded wiring harnes and a bad oxygen sensor got me about 14 mpg in the city and made the car stall sometimes.

Pros: suprising sporty with the v-6 engine option

Cons: sometimes, it didn't work.

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1996 Mercury MystiqueReview
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V6 Gs Is A Quick Car — V6 and four wheel disc brakes brought performance back into my life. This is a seriously underrated car. It is very quick and handles very much like a German sports sedan.

Owner for 6 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:30,000

Pros: Fun to drive

Cons: The ex-wife got it in the divorce.

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Mercury Mystique Reviews

Perfect First Car For Someone By nelsonwells

i liked the fact that i bought it wrecked for 500$ and ended up driven it for 3 years as a high school student and i beat the crud of that car and i could always count on it and i sold it for 1000$ Read More

A Good Car That Is Reliable If You Maintain It Properly By Jack

The CD4E transmissions in these cars aren't very reliable. If you install an external cooler and change your trans fluid regularly you'll be fine. The car isn't to bad to drive, handles well but is a ... Read More

1999 Mercury Mystique Reviews

Not To Bad For A Headache By fireman4309

keep having a timing belt walking off have tried everything i an inmagine to fix it i work in a chevy dealership we couldnt find the fix sent it to the ford shop and they also havent been able to find... Read More

Good For Busted By Jacob

Decent little car bought used. Not fast but I could maneuver pretty well. Got it up to 104 which peaks near the end of the engine ability and where the governor is set. Last well for little-no mai... Read More

1998 Mercury Mystique Reviews

Good, Fun To Drive Car. By Shawn

Not a bad acceleration for a car like it. It handles really nicely and brakes are good. It needed a new battery and alternator when I got it but thats cause it was running on the original. Some people... Read More

Great By Jacqueline

love it! runs well even though its old! it does not have the "coolest" look but it runs well. it has held up for me. The paint peels a lot, i had to get it repainted. Overall great, reliable car. Read More

1997 Mercury Mystique Reviews

Great Car For Commutes And Getting Around By Alli

its a great little car. spoiler. lots of room, nice pep, really great mileage and handles really well. since its older it is getting a little expensive to keep running but really its a lot of fun to... Read More

Mystique! Like Or Dislike By Seth

This car is very reliable. It has great gas mileage. The performance on the vehicle since it only has a V4 is limited but with a little tweeking and adding performance parts it can do pretty well. The... Read More

1995 Mercury Mystique Reviews

Good But Not Good Enough By Jim

Seems cozy ( or cramped ) in drivers seat . Electric controls are cheap looking & unimpressive . Good handling & gas mileage . Should NOT BE a sedan , should be a coup . Although I like this little ca... Read More

Can Go Anywhere Without Any Problems. By Mark

The car is great on gas, 38.7 is the best i got. Its quick for a 2.0 liter. 16.9's in the 1/4 mile, tons of fun to drive and a great all around car to own. Only ever let me sit once and that was when ... Read More

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