2004 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

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$6,275
$1,176
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147,168 Miles
9,021
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 147168
Color: BLACK
Body Style: SUV
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 8 Cyl
Drive Train: AWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Jackson, MI

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Option & Equipment

Air Conditioning
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CD / Audio Inputs
Heated Seats / Mirrors
Power Options

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This gorgeous 2004 Mercury Mountaineer is loaded with options! It has sunroof, DVD, tow package, heated leather seats, 3rd row seats, 6-disc CD changer and more! It comes with a FREE 3 month, 3,000 mile warranty. Guaranteed financing and full warranty are also available. Come in and own it today! Choice Auto Sales and Service of Jackson sells clean and reliable used cars for under $10,000. All of our vehicles go through a complete inspection by our certified mechanics and get a full detail before they hit the lot. Need a loan for your vehicle? We have guaranteed financing with a local credit union to help re-establish your credit without getting gouged by interest rates. Have your own financing? We have discounts available when you finance through your credit union. Call us for more information .


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IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT(S) MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED BY SHATTERED GLASS.

CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS LTD AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., IDENTIFIED AS DOT-430, AND SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN VEHICLES MAY NOT BREAK INTO SMALL PIECES AS EXPECTED OF TEMPERED GLASS AND FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 205, "GLAZING MATERIALS."


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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 155 reviews

Most reliable car I've ever owned.

5
Elaine Stone on 04/08/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I purchased my 2004 Mountaineer used in 2008. I paid way below book value, due mainly to the fact that it's somewhat of a gas hog and everyone was shopping for fuel efficiency at the time. It now has 190,000 miles on it. Just had new tires put on, new wheel bearings, and replaced a worn control arm. I have had zero mechanical or electronic issues. We did replace the back hatch panel at about 100,000 miles which I hear is common for those to crack. One hinge on the back glass hatch was replaced at the same time. I hit a 10 point buck in January of this year that garnered me a new hood, driver side headlight and fender, grill and front bumper. The Mountaineer took the hit, and I was able to drive it home! There was still way more value in the car than the repairs cost. I have the 3rd row seats and there is a ton of room for hauling kids, adults, and cargo when all of the back seats are folded down. The leather interior has held up well; driver's seat is starting to crack a little. The exterior is still nice except for a rust bubble forming over the passenger back tire and some rust on the interior back doors(?). The electronic "perks" are limited due to technology not being available at the time of production, but what's on it still works. I love this car and dread the day that I have to trade. I'm sad that there are no more being produced, but since the Ford Explorer is virtually the same vehicle, I'll probably go to that when I turn this car over to my teenage son.

Miserable SUV

3.4
dencal26 on 08/19/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Transmission went at 51K. Bearings, Rotors warped, Calipers froze. Now the rear makes noise and at 91K I need a transfer case because it leaks and makes steering difficult. Never again will I buy a Ford.

LoveD this car

3.6
seltz9 on 08/09/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

My parents bought this car brand new and gave it to me. They had no problems every, except that back hatch crack that is common, i get it and everything is wrong at 76,000. rain out of gas on I-80 recently because all of a sudden my gas gage doesnt work. my ABS light is always on and my cruise never works. my ac and heat do not work. back riper flew off, tranny is apparently going out, loud metal clinking, stereo bass and treble dont work, speaker goes in and out, leather had been cracked since day 1. i love this car cause i know what it was like brand new and have kept us safe but i offically hate it too

'04 Mountaineer

4.4
Mountaineer on 10/07/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought this for my wife with 24k miles now it is up to 58k miles. Sure there have been a few things wrong but hey we got a warranty. I love the pwr and the ride this thing has when I drive it. It gives you a commanding feel of the road. It has road noise between 40 and 50. Also the rear window hatch cracked, you see it on a lot of Explorers and Mountaineers.

Got Pounded!

3.1
Jose' on 11/14/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought this SUV and within three months the battery died, this made passive alarm go off. After 3 DAYS and $300 the dealership finally made time to rekey it and get it started! 23 months later the tranny goes out with a minimum price of $2,400! Wish I would have saw these reviews sooner.In this economy who can afford to take this kinda loss? Yet after reading all these reviews, I can't afford to keep this thing without a government bailout. I'm going to take a loss and by me a Honda.

Not happy with transmission

3.1
dinger22170 on 03/08/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

bought a 2004 mercury mountaneer in 1- 06 with 26000 miles had a front wheel bearing go out at 35000 miles now at 71000 miles transmission broke i have never towed anything with it the transmission has no dipstick i am very un happy with this vehicals powertrain transmission is very week and this vehical is suppose to have the towing package and is the premiere package with the v-8 and AWD i am not very impressed with mercury will never buy another one

WHAT HAPPENED

4
K on 02/02/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Mountaineer 10 months ago and I love it. It drives smooth and quite, but recently my car hesitates at stop signs and when shifting gears, so we know what that meant. I was hoping it would fix itself, but no. It started to make a loud vibrated jerking thud when shifting gears. I have 56k miles on it. In a matter of three days it became an inconveince to I won't drive and took it to the dealer I bought it from. The o/d light came on and was blinking. Not sure yet what the problem is but it is transmission related, whether electrical or hydrolic. I love the ride but I don't think I risk buying another Mercury:(

Great ride

4.3
C.Brooks on 01/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Was a little skeptical of anything Mercury, but this car really caught my eye. It has the V-6 which is fine for my family needs, but still has a lot of power. This is a beautiful SUV for sure, was a little put off by the low resale value, but look at it this way, I didn't want a car payment, and to buy a Tahoe with twice the mileage it would have cost the same. Everything works great so far, and I can say this, having owned two S-10 Blazers, a Dodge Grand Caravan, and a Ford Windstar, the Ford products have been better rides, the electrical has certainly held up better, and the cars have seemed all-around sturdier.

Mercury Money Pit

3.3
SD on 11/06/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I love the look of this car but it has been nothing but a nightmare. I had to replace the solenoid in the transmission at 38,000 miles. Apparently if your tires are the same size but have diff amount of tire life left to them it can total out your entire car. I got two new tires put on and because the circumfrance was different between the to sets it caused my rear differential and transfer case to go out. The estimated repairs from the Ford dealership is at 10k! My car is only worth 9k with 63,000 miles on it and its fully loaded. This has been a total nightmare. do not purchase a Mountaineer.

Fully loaded included

4.8
bpmiller87 on 06/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used and absolutely love it. In my opinion everyone thing is right where is should be. The stereo controls are easy to find, importants gauges or readings are located near each other, so you don't have to search for what you need to read. I have the optional v8 which is great for towing and will throw you back in your seat real quick! Leather comes standard, 3rd row comes standard, heated mirrors, tons of storage, it has it all and then more, great SUV.

Gotta Admit...

4.4
Krys on 05/30/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Even with the price of gas this SUV is fun to drive. I love the power and speed this truck brings and the "Two- Tone" paint is a nice custom-look touch. Everyone one around here seems to have one. Very popular truck.

Worst nightmare!

2.4
Clint on 04/30/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This vehicle has been nothing but a heartache for me since day 1. I thought my wife and I were buying a reliable vehicle for our family of 4 and I've been disappointed with it the whole time I've owned it. Cd player broke at 29000 miles, transmission problems at 40000 miles, and now rear windows, rear AC pump, and ball joints are going bad. Car has 65000 miles on it! What's next?! Oh yeah! I forgot about the time the battery ran completely dead and disarmed my keys so I couldn't start the car afterwards. Had to have the car towed to a Mercury dealership 28 miles away and get new keys programmed for the car. About a 400 dollar mistake altogether. Are you kidding me? Need I say more?

Nice vehicle

3.6
Leather man on 03/24/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall its a good vehicle. Great towing ablity, plenty of power, smooth ride, however lots of road noise. The gas mileage is terrible. At best we can get 14 to 15 mpg. With these high gas prices I would not recomend buying this type of vehicle.

The Best

4.5
Phoenix on 12/10/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle does it's job better than any vehicle I had previously. I am able to haul anything and everything that I need as a musician with no complications. The performance is the best I have ever seen. My godfather is looking to get the same vehicle, just not the same year. The only flaw it has is the back applica on the liftgate. The quality of the material is shabby. It cracks on it's own within the center of the applica around the emblem. Other than that, the vehicle is an excellent vehicle to have.

04 Mountaineer

4.1
Susan on 10/16/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Passenger windows on both sides won't go up and down. Been worked on, need more work apparently. Heated seats are fabulous. "Leather" on seats not holding up that well, showing wear and cracks. Runs great, no mechanical problems yet at 55,000 miles.

Crazy about a Mercury

4.9
Nhizname on 07/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first Mercury and I love it. This vehicle is over the top in every way. All the options at the cost is just crazy. Gas mileage is great for an SUV, getting 21 around town and average 26- 27 on the highway. Love the leather and all the storage. Easy to carry a bunch of stuff and love it by myself. Had a problem with the back door split when shutting but was easily replaced and never a problem since. I cannot say enough about this car. It is luxury all the way.

Love-Hate

2.6
Love-hate on 04/18/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I love the car's ride, features, looks, comfort and value. I have the V8 with poor gas mileage. 14mpg around town and 17mpg on the highway. Had transmission problems (solenoid) replace at 20,900mi under warranty. Rides fine now but searching the web revealed that this may reoccur on 2004 Ford Explorers and Mountaineer and costs approx $1000 to replace if not under warranty. Had I know about the transmission issue I would have bought another SUV.

Great SUV

4.9
fjrogers on 04/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Mountaineer. I have been very happy with both. The 2004 is a V-8 AWD and it is great for towing and gets decent mileage for the comfort and power. It is a fun SUV to drive and great on long trips I get 15 mpg in town and 20 mpg on the highway. Towing my boat or motorcycle trailer I get 14 mpg. I highly recommend this SUV.

Loved my Mountaineer!

4.5
L on 02/19/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I loved this car! Very comfortable to drive and lots of room for 2 kids and their friends. Great for long distance traveling. Only things I didn't like were the poor fuel economy, I was forever filling up and a little road noise from the tires. Other than that, this is the best SUV around!

Good Deal

4.4
bigdaddy on 09/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bad on gas but has plenty of power handles like a car no problem as of yet lot of room inside and very quiet ride

Mountaineer -Great Ride

4.4
ceil Rydzewski on 08/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The SUV has given me no problems.I tow a 2-horse trailer and it pulls great. Why have a truck when the comfort and tow is all in this car. I am about to buy a new one

little problems

4.8
roack1 on 02/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd mountaineer, and on all 3 the windows froze and wouldn't thaw till driven 15 min w/defrost hi. Wipers also a problem-froze up quickly. 2001&2004 'check tire pressure'lite always came on even when pressure was ok.I love the OD on/off-I do a lot of just riding in the mtns. Never been a problem w/ control in heavy snow-I can get right thru snowbanks when I'm plowed in. I guess I love it if I have had 3 mountaineers since 1998.

not too bad not too good

3
not too bad on 11/16/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

overall i am not too impressed. i am glad i leased it and did not buy it. it is extremely poor on gas mileage. all the doors and trunk do not latch well. the keyless entry does not alwasy work. since the transmission recall my vehicle "needed" was done, it works worse. three car seats do not fit in the second row. heating system does not heat up fast enough, but the heated seated are awesome. rear speakers are terrible and tinny sounding. needs trunk release button in the vehicle (its only on the remote). mercury service stinks. I thought having a third row was a plus until I tried to get to it. BOTTOM LINE - I BOUGHT THIS AS A FAMILY VEHICLE --BAD CHOICE!!!

I wish I'da had a V8

4
jefferyg on 10/13/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mountaineer is a great vehicle for taking long leisurely trips. We usually get about 21 mpg on the highway and have gotten as good as 23. However, it is impractical as a day in/day out grocery getter. We get only 14.5 mpg around town with the V6. I believe the V8 would have done just as well. Other than that it is a great SUV. It's quiet, comfortable, and my wife loves it.

5th one, best yet

4.6
nvbanker on 10/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned a 94 Explorer, 97 Mountaineer, 98 Mountaineer, 02 Mountaineer, and now an 04 Mountaineer, AWD Premier. Each has been better than the last, although the 94 is still running, and we sold it with 140,000 miles on it. Same transmission, engine, A/C still worked. 4WD had quit at about 110,000, and I never fixed it. The independent rear suspension offered since 02 is class leading, and only now are some of the other manufactures offering it. It improves handling dramatically, and allows for the 3rd seat to actually be functional and comfortable for an adult. The rear air, coming through the ceiling is extraordinary as well. Love the V-8 power. I still think it's the best value.

Premier Mountaineer

2.5
Bud on 08/22/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

There has been an inherent problem with the drive train in this vehicle. Also, the vehicle gets terrible gas mileage, nothing near what was posted on the sticker. It has good power with the V8 engine and the ride is more like a car than a truck.

Sophisticated Explorer

4.9
Ed on 08/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

No problems, easy handling, and fun to drive. It's streamlined styling is an excellent alternative to typical gaudy stylings of other SUVs.

Great Car

4.8
gd on 04/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My last car was a Subaru Forester. Although fuel economy was better, the ride in the Mountaineer is vastly superior. Great for long trips. Was a little hesitant about the size of this car, but the comfort and convenience is a great change from the Forester. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

We like our Mountaineer

4.9
JimmyD on 12/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We traded in a brand new '04 Jeep Grand Cherokee for our Merc. Hated the Jeep's ride and lack of room. The Jeep left us with a backache on every trip. Glad to get rid of it. Looked at several other SUV's, but they were either too expensive, not roomy enough, or just plain over rated. We really like the Mountaineer. It has tons of room, and the ride is fine (for an SUV). Took a 9 hour trip recently without a backache. Mileage is average for a vehicle this size. Like all the bells and whistles, and got a good deal with a lot more value for the money. Salesman at Manuel Lincoln Mercury was really a nice guy, and we were happy with their treatment. So far, we are very happy with the car

Good purchase for the money

3.8
trbjfb on 12/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I am overall pleased with the SUV. I have had a transmission problem, starting at 15,000 miles. Some other minor problems. I was in an Acura 3.5RL before and loved that car. It too was not perfect. I needed an SUV and thought this was a good priced purchase. I looked at many SUVs and decided on the Mountaineer. I have the AWD Premier V8. Tons of power and rides nice. We had a Navigator before and it rides better than the '98 Navigator. For the options this truck came with it was a good buy. I do not know if I would buy another one because of the transmission issue. After reading the reviews from others, I guess mine is not a normal Mountaineer.

Love the new Merc!

4.9
saleen #182 on 12/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the new Merc. Mountaineer. It is a ceramic white Premier w/every option available. Took it on a 2300 mi. trip, performed great. My family loved the truck & DVD player, kept them entertained & even made a fan out of my "chevy loving" father. The truck gets lots of posotive feedback from almost everyone I meet. I got a really good price on it as well. Overall, very happy with the truck.

Doc's Mountineer

4.3
Charles Chrencik on 11/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

comfortable and functional.. ride is firm but good.. Some wind noise over 60mph.. Controls are easy to read..Sound system is adaquate but not exceptional.. Fuel MPG is 17.5 city and 21Mph highway.. V-6 has enough power but can sound rough when pushed into high speed acceleration or passing gears..I am 6'4" and find the leg room good..Fit and finish are good with no major noted problems

Awesome Truck

4.6
nomorehonda on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I needed a truck with a third row seat. Looks are very important. This truck is not too common and the front is so stylish. Fuel is poor but many suv's are. The interior is spacious, so is the third row seat. Oh yeah, drives wonderful too!

2004 Mercury Mountaineer

4.9
Hammonds on 11/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A must have in economic SUV that offer style and comfort and power

LOve it!

4.8
FrankiesMommy on 10/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The whole truck is AWSOME! Even though gas is a bit much with city driving, it is well worth it. The extra space you get by lowering the 3rd row seat makes traveling and shopping a breeze!!!

Our 1st SUV

4.8
linwoodrascals on 10/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our first SUV. This vehicle appears very large but actually is an inch shorter than our previous sedan. The interior is spacious and well appointed. The only change needed is a new location for the seat warmer switch. It's down on the side of the seat where it can't be seen or easily found by touch. My daily commute has been very enjoyable. The V6 provides adequate power. Merging and passing on the highway are no problem. Fuel economy has been better than expected averaging 18 mpg. Handling is predicable and secure. Parking is simple especially with the rear sensors. The cabin is quiet. The sound system with 6cd changer exceeded my expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend this SUV.

2nd Mountaineer

5
nealc on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife has the identical vehicle as a 2002 model with no glitches at all (her previous car was a Honda CRV and we were a little wary on domestic vehicle quality). This one is a V-6 and it's almost impossible to notice a performance difference. We live in flat Michigan--no real need for extra power. Comfortable, reliable and great in winter. Great safety ratings. Outstanding value.

nice ride

4.1
carrol on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I made the purchase of my Mountaineer after test-driving quite a few other SUV's. The ride is much superior to others in it's same price range. Cornering is so much more stable. I am quite impressed overall.

Love my 2004 Mountaineer

4.5
wadeb95 on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Mountaineer. This is the second one that I have purchased. Very good buy. My favorite car yet.

2004 Mountaineer

4.9
Camilllo on 09/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, a real good experience...Solidly built vehicle. Feel safe driving it. When my wife drives it, I don't worry for her safety.

GREAT SUV

5
deacon on 09/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle has been performing vewry well. Great with fuel mileage for a SUV. Plenty of power with this V6, easy to drive, and handles very well on dry and slippery conditions.

What an improvement ! GES

4.8
GES on 09/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just traded in my 1998 Mountaneer V8 AWD, and the improvement in ride and on the road feel is immense. I even notice a slight increase in the interior width of the vehicle.The Body style is a knockout. I do believe that I notice a very slight improvement in Gas mileage over the 1998. It could just be my imagination because I like this one so much better.

lvc

4.6
lvcollins on 09/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love the mountaineer. It's comfortable and has a smooth ride. The only problem that I've experienced is that the car wants to stall out in either cold or warm weather. The engine begins to rev up, the car lunges forward repeatedly,then proceeds to stall when I decelerate upon approaching a stop sign/light or into a turn. Eventually I have to put the car into park and give it a little gas to stop the revving. It's an intermmitent problem occuring a few times a month. I have had it looked at twice and they can't seem to find the problem. Today it is in the shop for an oil change, hopefully they can correct the problem.

Great ride

4.5
vlmelm@aol.com on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It's been a good suv for me. For i have 5 grandchildren and they just love it. I had my daughter putrchase one also. She sold a friend on buying hers so she bought one also.I can't wait to but another in 2 yrs.

Solid

4.6
don o on 09/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great all around SUV. A lot of car for the $ and great room. The gas milage on the V8 is not so good. Outstanding sound system

Best bet as a Ford by-product

4.5
montaingirl on 09/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Now this is a suv! Also, if the Aviator & Navigator are a little out of your price range this is the next best thing. I would change one thing -the gear shift should be on the lower console & it should be a digital dash -other then that & I Love this vehicle & will be re- purchasing when It is time . good luck shoppers & maybe by the time 4 a trade in the gas consumption will be much better. Then this would be the number 1 car -as far as I would be concerned.

Used to have a chevy blazer

4.8
skipp98984 on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Driving this SUV is much better then the old chevy blazer, very roomy inside cabin, better gas milage then expected, even going from a V6 to the nice 4.6 V8. Great pickup, can't wait for the snow! Smooth ride, would like to take it off road, but the paint is still way too nice! Great build, check out the undercarrage.

Buy it!

4.8
Pj on 09/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The strong point is the ride. I tried a number of high end SUVs and bought this one because of its superior ride. Very stylish for a SUV with comfortable front seats.

Good car

5
benji88487 on 08/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great looking car. drives nicely. Only problems with it have been cd player and light.

Mountaineer, A Sleeper!!

5
Jerome Rich on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove a new Explorer for 6, trouble- free years and wanted the same reliability with just a little more luxury. I found it in my new Mountaineer. I compared it with other mid-size 3-row SUVs: Toyota's 4Runner, Honda's Pilot and Chevy's Blazer. This SUV seems to have it all. Ccomfort, space, reliability, 3 rows of seats and it looks good.

New Mountaineer

4.6
recdry on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We pull a horse trailer and went from a Jeep Grand Cherokee V8. No comparison. The Mountaineer pulled better had a much nicer ride quiet and comfortable. The back up monitor is very helpful when it comes time to attach the trailer. Put the special mud flaps on from Mercury and they blend right in with the design. Looks great

Great SUV

4.6
dfstull on 08/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this car and rally enjoy it. It has many great features that make it ride like a luxury SUV. With the rebates now it is a great buy.

Mercury Mountaineer Owner

5
charbrosgirl on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my car 8 months ago and I am very pleased with it. I had previously owned a Grand Voyager so I have been accustomed to more space. However, I have easily adjusted to the versatility of my SUV. The third row seat offers me more flexibility in how I utilize my space. There are many things that I really like about my SUV. I love my automatic headlights and how my dashboard looks when it lights up at night. I also like the fact that I can get into the back without having to lift the whole door open. I basically get about 18mpg around town and 22mpg when I travel on the highway. Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase.

owner

4.8
trailer on 08/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

would like more miles per gal. especially with high gas prices.........the performance in snow/rain is great! comfort wonderful love driving it very much-- feels so safe very good looking got lot's of complment's wish gas milege was better

Fun SUV

4.9
Mark Saber on 08/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had a full year with this suv and have enjoyed it completely. This April my family and I drove to Walt Disney World which is over 1300 mile each way and I thought it would cost alot for gas but it was very good on gas much more than i would of guessed. i am very pleased with my suv and would tell my friends to buy one.

great truck

5
Ryan O. on 08/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great power actually i have a 2002 mountaineer!!! When the pedal hits the floor instant results!!!!!!!!!! And i also just love the design i dont want them to stop that design! I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING ANOTHER MERCURY MOUNTAINEER!!!! Very satisfied! I love the regular engines my wife has a ford explorer with a flex fuel engine. i dont care for the engine not as much power!!!

great vehicle

5
suv driver on 08/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle that is fun to drive. It is easy to put passengers in the third seat. Everything works and has not been back to the dealer for anything.

excellent vehicle!

5
Eric Knutson on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We researched the midsized SUV's and test drove 6 different brands before settling on the Monutaineer. It had the best value for the price and so far we love it! Very fun to drive after only driving 2 door sedans in the past. Great bang for the buck. Standard options offered on base model are far better than Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, GMC Envoy, and Trailblazer on their entry models.

Great Mid-size

4.6
tgv on 08/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mountainteer is truly a well designed mid sized sport utility which brings a lot of value to a flooded market of "wanna-be's". It seems to have all the basics and more for interior finishes and performs suprisingly agile for such a beefy design/capacity. Very happy Owner!

buy a Mercury

4.9
truckcrazychuck on 08/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My family and I bought the Mountaineer not to long ago and we have fallen in love with it. It has 3 rows of seating and gets good gas mileage for an SUV. It also handles like a car.This is probaly the best vehicle I have ever own or driven my only regret is that I didn't get a V8. My wife and I traded in an 99 Explorer that I was partial to, but we haven't regretted getting rid of it.

my mercury mountaineer

3.4
mswsdad on 08/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

In general I like the vehicle a lot..it has a few little problems, but seems to be working themselves out.

Great SUV!

5
oscar173 on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I spent over a year driving and testing SUVs and finally decided on the Mountaineer. A geat decision! It's great to drive and comfortable for seven, although a bit of a climb to the back seat. After a month I enjoy as much as the first day.

Great vehicle

4.6
rapids man on 07/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very satisfied with the Mountaineer, during a recent trip to Colorado I was very pleased with the power of the V6 in mountain driving. The ride is very comfortable and the vehicle is pleasing to drive. I'm quite happy with the purchase of this vehicle.

Proud Owner Speaks

4.8
proud owner of mount on 07/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great family vehicle

So glad I bought this one

4.6
mddd on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a physician with 2 small girls very concerned about safety and comfort for 2 car seats. This SUV is perfect for us. The dealership did a great job making the sale throwing in all of the options including V-8, luggage rack and tow kit. We would have taken the back seat captain's chairs but this is inconvenient with 2 car seats. The ride and handling is stable-- I feel comfortable and safe even during the worst storms in Texas. My only complaint is the gas mileage (about 13.5 MPG), but I love the computer features-- even tells you how many miles you have left to drive on your gas tank.

Surprised & Delighted

4.6
nvbanker on 07/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our 4th Mountaineer and it seems the best yet. All of them have been very very good, but this one is perfect so far. Not one defect or repair needed. Seems extraordinarily well put together. Love the performance of the engine too.

Overall Standings

4.9
kinipela 2301 on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My overall opinion of the vechicle is that not only does it allow you to carry a lot of people or equipment, but it ride just like a car. Starting off with small car, and moving to a mountainneris a step thatI would get to at some point in my life and I did. I would always have a mountainner, a car that I love, and have the feeling of being safe and looking good in it is something sacred. For the first time after have the suv for 3 months I was actually not driving it, but I experienced a ride in the far back seat as a family member was driving and now I always want to sit back there. Its comfortable spacious and separate.

Styling Ride & Great Value

4.4
Luke Duke on 07/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Montaineer offers simple elegance in a hearty frame and body construction. It might not handle as softly as a hybrid SUV but then again many of those those vehicles are merely sedans-like undercarriages with a faux SUV looks.

Mountaineer is Supreme

4.6
mdc on 07/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth to handle -- surprise because of its size. Gives an overall easy and smooth ride!

My Mountaineer

4.8
LScerbo on 07/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One of the few vehicles that I've bought which had so many things included in the base price...leather seating, 7 passenger seating, coded keyless entry, etc. I love this car!

jms review

5
billsRockAlot on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One Great SUV

4.8
jtaylor644 on 06/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A very tight vehicle. Rides great and handles well. The turning radius isn't something I thought I would care about - - until you make a "U" turn, the vehicle turns a very tight circle. I drove a friends V6 Explorer, if you're power hungry, spend the money and get the V8 (robust and very smooth). A little loud on accleration, but hey, it's an SUV. This vehicle has plenty of room, the third seat comes in handy for the across town trips (I wouldn't recommend it for long hauls). We purchased the luxury version with power everything, the memory seat are a plus. If you're in the market for mid size SUV, consider this one.

best in its class

5
uawlap1 on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

love it you need to try 1 out your self

our mountaineer

3.3
deaconruss on 06/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

ok it could use better materials. interior looks cheap. don't like fake aluminum trim.

Better Than Explorer

4.5
daryll44 on 06/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have an '03 that we bot in Sept, 2002, loaded. A great improvement over the 3 Explorers we had during the 90s. The quality has been excellent! Almost went Toyota after all of our 99 Explorer's problems. We now have about 25000 miles on it and there has not been one defect. Easier to drive than old Explorers... a little more "squat". Less bounce and easier/lower entry for my wife Two complaints. Major: the so-called leather seats. The driver's seat is clearly beat up at 25K mi and will certainly reqire sheepskin covers at 50-75K. Minor:the rear window should have a more solid closing mechanism. But other than that, it's been great.

Bad Transmission

3.5
Jack8351 on 06/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

My vehicle is actually a 2002 Mountaineer Premier. The transmission developed a stutter at 17,000 miles. It now has 63,000 miles and Ford has refused to take the vehicle back under the Lemon Law in my state. I would recommend the 4X4 or 4X2 Explorer, but NOT the AWD version of the 5 speed transmission.

Outstanding Value!

5
Happy Family of 4 on 06/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We're very happy with the blend of performance, styling and the overall utility. The 4.6L aluminum V8 is much smoother than the 4.0L V6 and gas mileage is very similair. Go with the V8 if you are thinking about towing or if you are concerned about resale value. Nicer overall than many "upscale" imports we drove such as the Volvo XC90 (sluggish).

Nice all around SUV

4.8
mgoose806 on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

rides nice. 6 cylinder pulls trailer with no problem. third seat has plenty of room. great value.

Excelent Family Car!

4.9
®obert on 06/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although its poor fuel economy this SUV is great for big families. Its not huge like an expedition but has lots of room for everyone and its real easy to park in tight spots. I would say that this medium sized SUV would be best out of any other competition except for the luxurious aviator. The interior materials are of a real nice quality and seats are confortable. Rides smooth in highways and has nice suspension for the bumpy rides. The powerful V8 engine is awesome and makes the car real fun to drive! This SUV also has lots of neat gadgets that would mostly be found on luxurious SUV's.

Some what Dissapointed in NY

4.4
Jose Orona on 06/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I presently own a 2004 model purchased 4 weeks ago.I had a problem with the throttle body control that caused the car to shut down with Me and My family that includes My two year old daughter,and My eight year old nephew at 11:45PM, at night, on the Saw Mill River PKWY,in 40 degree weather.The road side assistance was horrible and left Us to fend for ourselves, to make it home back to Brooklyn 60 miles away.To top it off I had to pay for the tow, since they only covered 35 miles or nearest dealer.This is MY second Mercury product and it will be MY LAST.

Best Value out there

4.9
guisseppe on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drive it and you'll see. Comfort and styling at an affortable price.

I love it

4.8
Geir81 on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my volvo s80t6. I love the Mountaineer. Drove to Florida on my 2nd day owning it. NO PROBLEMS at all. Very comfortable leather seats. V8 is smooth and strong. Stearing tight. Radio not super, but acceptable. Very smart design inside. microfiber good touch. steering wheel control so conv. very sharp all-round. I love it!

Doing it and Loving it!

4.8
MARK O on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Safe,comfortable,power! Around town or on the highway this has been a dream. Had a minivan before leasing this SUV and glad I did.

Best SUV for the dollar

4.9
moneymotives on 05/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think the Mountainer is a great buy. I love the comfort and smooth drive.

Would highly recommend

4.8
MOM1 on 05/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second Mountaineer. They just keep getting better. Very, very comfortable to drive. I love the back- up sensor. Kids love entertainment system. Just wish gas mileage would improve a bit.

Nice Ride

5
ChipDale on 05/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice to drive, alot of power when you need it. Good on gas when everyday driving.

I love my car!

4.8
Momtoncc on 05/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love this SUV! The extras in my model are awesome. I love the moon roof, the 6 CD changer, the heated seat. I would reccommend this car to anyone and especially anyone with kids. I have 3 kids and this car is perfect!

Would look MUCH better w/chrome rims

4.3
Shockin Sean on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had this truck for 2 days. The moonroof is malfunctioning b/c of what my dealer attributes to, "Maybe this wasn't made for a DVD player." What? Huh? Ford charged a lot of $$ to install the DVD and he's now saying the DVD's causing my moonroof to not retract properly?! They sent a tech over to fix it. Of course, it worked right afterwards. Then it refused to open again in 3 hours. They said to bring it to the service center and they'd be able to fix the "problem" quickly. Yeah, right! Besides that problem, I hear an annoying rattling emanating from the DVD panel (situated on the interior middle roof). It's not TOO loud but certainly bothersome.

My Mountaineer

4.6
Pookie on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is not only powerfull, but comfortable. It drives like a car, but has great visibility. It looks very good both inside and out and gives a smooth ride.

Impressed

5
hollowman186 on 04/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recenty upgraded from the 2003 to the 2004. Although the differences are subtle, they are quite enjoyable. The feel of the 04 is great, handles like a champ. I am used to driving Ford F- 150 and 250, and evertime I get in this thing it floors me with its size/performance. Holds a turn, pushes you into the seat, and keeps you beggig for more. I love it, and I am sure I will continue to.

Smooth ride, great pick up

4.3
sandb on 04/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drove the Ford Explorer first then drove the Mountaineer. I was sold. Basically the same car, but much smoother ride due to the different suspension system. Powerful engine, surprisingly easy to manuver. Only issue so far is once in a while when I start the car and don't let it warm up (even on mild days) I threatens to stall when I stop at the bottom of the hill in my neighborhood. It lunges forward and repeatedly reves until I shift into Park then back into drive a few seconds later. I need to get that checked. Overall, I highly recommend this smooth driving, fun SUV

An Upscale Explorer

5
Andrew A. on 04/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a 2002 Nissan Altima 3.5SE that I bought new from Norwood Nissan in Rhode Island because we needed the extra room and didn't want a mini-van. At first me and my girlfriend looked at a 2001 Lincoln Navigator but the payments would be around $800 a month. Definately out of our price range. We also looked and test drove a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer with everything and figured out the price a month, the salesman told us a brand new Moutaineer would only a little bit more money a month but still in our price range. We decided on a black on charcoal and grey two-tone leather Mountaineer Premier and love it.

Not my Grandpa's Lincoln/Mercury

4.6
LuvMyMountaineer on 04/20/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Prior bad experience with another SUV, Lemon that was bought back by the Manufancturer. Skeptical but with hope I bought the Luxury v8 AWD Mountaineer. What a treat! There is nothing like having other kids ask for you to chaperone field trips over their parents BMW and Lexus. With the V8 and AWD, living in Alaska and winter time is simple as point and shoot. It goes everywhere! Hauls everything, and looks good doing it. Easy to see out even for my 5 foot tall wife. Adjustable pedals, heated seats, auto dimming rearview mirror, and seating for 7. Nothing like seperating the kids on a long drive to keep peace in the family.

Our second Mountaineer

4.6
eleprd on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second Mercury Mountaineer. We love it!!

This SUV is underated!

5
fairlanecobra on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is great. We looked at several others, ie Pilot, Highlander etc. While slighty more expensive the feel of the SUV is so much better than the others, very comforrtable and space for every thing the family needs. Ride is great and very quite.

It's much better then a Jeep

4.5
Tivler on 03/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the 4th suv I have owned since 1990. The first two were Explorers which I loved. The next one was a Jeep which I had only for two years. I hated it. I could not stand going anywhere in it. I now own a 2004 Mountaineer. I love it. First of all it has a lot of room, it's big but not huge. It is pretty easy backing into parking spaces. The turning radius is great. Another feature that make it worth the money is the all wheel drive. The only bad thing is that I noticed it uses more gas then my other 4 x 4's did. So far I have almost 3000 miles on it and I love driving it. I can't wait to take it on a road trip.

04 Mountaineer

4.9
Nolepat on 03/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had ours only one week. It is solid, very quiet, comfortable and well built. Wanted one without the third seat; glad we couldn't find one now. The loss of storage space is negligible and gaining the seat has already come in handy. Filled up today for the first time; got 17 mpg on all city driving. Mileage will only get better, looking forward to getting this "Brute"-what my wife calls it-on the interstate.

Rear End Defect

3.8
Seastar on 03/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

With only 2300 miles on my top of the line Mountaineer, that new car feeling disappeared when the rear end developed a vibration during low speed turns. The dealer determined that the rear differential had a manufacturing defect and the entire rear end was dissasembled and overhauled. The 2- month old truck was out of service for 6 days. We're a little nervous about future problems, but otherwise we enjoy the many features, the good looks and the roominess of our Mountaineer.

My Mercury review

4
jksmist on 03/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Car is good, have a hard/stiff suspension

Better than i expected

4.5
Elaine Dillon on 03/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

We couldn't be more pleased with this car unless gas prices were less. It has an incredible amount of room. I enjoy so many of the features. I don't miss my Lexus 300 at all. I can see so well when i drive and I feel very safe driving it. We thought about a Lincoln Aviator or Navigator but after driving both and pricing both the choice was incredibly easy.

Drops like a rock

3.6
Dan5240 on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle is very comfortable and tows 5600 pounds whith very little trouble 6 cyl. The value of the vehicle is terrible. The resale dropped like a rock due to heavy dealer discounts on new vehicles. Also the rear glass has problems with the gas struts shooting off in hot weather.

mercury mountaineer

4.6
chris k on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice vehicle all around, If you dont have one get one. Only 2 bad points, bad gas milage, and needs more horse power.

Does what it does with style

4.3
rlupetin on 03/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Our Mountaineer has already earned its keep by twice taking the family on ski trips, carrying building supplies from Home Depot, and doing daily chores. It also looks good when pulling up at a function. The gas mileage kind of stinks, but average for an SUV this size. A very nice alternative to its sister the Explorer. In fact, it's like getting a Lincoln ride for a Ford price. The 4.6 engine has nice power and the ride is quite comfortable, even for long distances. The AWD makes shifting from dry to wet to ice to snow a no-brainer. Very happy with it.

I Like It

4.3
harrybob on 03/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy driving this car. Exellent on long trips. (except for gas millage.)

2004 mercury mountaineer premier

4.9
arthur p.hang on 03/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I THINK MERCURY MAKES A VERY NICE PRODUCT THAT IS RELIABLE WITH VERY GOOD QUALITIES IN THE VEHICLE AND RIDE.

Great acceleration

4.9
Eddie Barrios on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great handling and superb comfort.

A good buy!

4.6
Jay van on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you want to buy an SUV with all of the power and features this is the one. I purchased mine after testing several different models including the Explorer. For the money I could not find an V-8 powered, all-wheel drive that was comprable in price. The third- row seat was also a great asset. I can tow a boat or a trailer with ease and the performance suprised the heck out of me. Zero to sixty is like a blink for this big SUV. I am glad I made this decision.

Did they say we bought an Escalade?

4.9
Astrophel M. Tejada on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have the children quiet on long trips. Turn on the DVD..... It looks so stately with the pearl white color on it. It feels so strong and powerful!

Mercury's Best Kept Secret

4.9
TexMax on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Mountaineer and I was really pleasantly surprised at the advances. This vehicle has a smooth quiet ride, plenty of power, does not sway or feel top heavy like some SUV's and Vans of the past. The third row seats are great for children , the pedal adjustments, traction control, back up sensors, plus the improved sound system give a sense of user friendliness, safety and security.

Excellent

4.9
acoleman on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just bought our new Mountaineer and enjoy it alot. We bought a new one after our 1999 was totalled in an accident (in which it saved my life). I will always buy Moutaineers from now on. I feel very safe in this one with all of its safety features (side/front airbags, breakaway pedals in case of accident)and overall size.

We love it

4.1
rodriguez on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have to admit the seat warmers are a great asset to the car. I will never go without it again. I love it! Its very roomy. The turning radius is excellent.Imformative onboard computer.Great road side assistance. Fuel economy is poor. Overall we are very happy with our purchase.

Premier V8 w/2WD

4.5
J. Lowell on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Currently have 3000 miles with no serious issues at all. Vehicle is very quiet riding and very good acceleration. The memory seats are very convenient as is the automatic exit positioning of the seat. There is one problem with the sunroom. At lower speeds ~ 20MPH, there is excessive pressure build up in the passenger compartment without any side windows down. Lowering a window or closing the sunroof to 1/2 eliminates the pressure. Overall, I really like this vehicle and would recommend it to anyone.

LOVE My Mountaineer!!

4.9
Darlala on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a 10! WIll buy this SUV again!

WLC-Fla.

3.9
Warren Clinch on 02/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Improve fuel economy, change seat belt in the drivers position it almost never retracks proper

A little of everyting

4.9
perezgoasm on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has a little of everyting...3rd row seat sold my family...love the way it drives...salesperson was the icing on the cake!

Great vehicle !

5
edile on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought vehicle in January 04. Looked at the Explorer also. Mercury has the interior nailed down. Got the V8, has lots of power. Much better than the Lexus 330 we test drove. The 330 is way over rated.

Crazy about a Mercury

4.9
TomK. on 02/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned a series of Ford SUV's ('96,'99,'02)and this new '04 Mountaineer is the most comfortable, smoothest riding one yet. Very pleased with the performance and mileage to date, and the deal from L-M was to our liking.The upgrade to leather seating and a few other small touches are a nice part of the Mercury package. Edmunds TMV was very helpful!

Nice vehicle, great lease deal

3.4
Shelcom on 01/31/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Very quiet for an SUV. Build quality surprisingly good, especially for an American model. The $4000 rebate and cheap lease made me look. Driving it made me sign the papers. Really nice family vehicle.

My Mountaineer

4.8
dhalliburton on 01/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Mountaineer. It fits me to the T. I wished all SUV's got better gas mileage but what do you expect? My children like it too. As a matter of fact, my son picked it out. Thanks Mercury.

Nicest SUV

5
sable2001 on 01/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the nicest vehicle I've owned. It's large enough to haul around all the things (display stands, wood beams, etc) and yet when I'm not hauling something, it drives smoothly over bumps and quietly as well like a luxury vehicle (which it is).

2004 awd merc mountaineer

4.3
m. buendia on 01/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

tremendous improvement over older mountaineer models. ride is carlike and the seats offer great comfort to both driver and passengers. adequate power, good brakes, convenient and logical instrumentation. poor mileage (15 highway). well priced due to incentives.

If only the mileage

4.8
Baciball on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If onlythe milage were a little better, it would be the perfect vehicle. I get around 9 - 10 in the city, 18 on the highway. Other than that, there is nothing more that you could ask for. The vehicle rides superbly, handles great, and has excellent pick-up for those short on- ramps.

mm

4.8
nancy rule on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

its very different and i just love it and its like no other

2nd Mountaineer and better then ever..

4.8
Frank46 on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You have to drive it to believe it. Quiet at highway speeds, handles very well, plenty of gadgets and things to make this our best Mountaineer yet! We looked at the Aviator .. no match. Explorer .. not quite as well appointed. Mountaineer is THE SUV of choice and will continue with us as the vehicle we prefer. Well done Mercury!

great vehical but it sucks gas

4.9
Larry Parsons on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We Love it, drives great, runs great lost of power under the hood, lots of room inside, great looks, wonderful package, one problem average fuel economy is 16.5....... maybe it will do better after the engine is broken in we will see.....only 2000 miles on it....

I loved it so much I bought another one!

5
TiminCleveland on 12/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I had always had minivans and thought we would try an SUV. We loved the Mountaineer. We bought a black Premier V8. We started posturing on who would drive it so I said to hell with it and bought her a pearl white Premier V8. The ride, room and comfort is great. The gas MPG could be better but oh well.

From Ford Escape to Premier

5
jjhckynut on 12/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Liked the Ford Escape so well wanted to move up to a bigger SUV. After looking at the Ford Explorer there is no comparison between it and the Mountaineer. The Mountaineer has more creature features plus the good looks of the exterior. These include the grille/step up rails/grille over tail lights. Haven't had it very long yet but looking forward to many enjoyable miles with this vehicle. This SUV is a winner.

Missy

4.9
MissyGaff on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Experience so far is excellent, great ride, love having the radio and heat controls on the steering wheel.

Best SUV value!

4.6
D. Pollard on 12/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just traded a 2002 Luxury 6cyl. for a Premier V8. Great styling, ride and power. With all the rebates available now, this SUV is a great value!

The Best Car!

4.9
John Victor on 12/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great for everyday use and has wonderful third row seat.

Luvvin' It

4.8
scf21 on 12/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our 2nd Mountaineer. The 2004 Premier is worth the price (if you stay near invoice!). DVD player - WOW! Quad buckets are a blast. The sound system is rich and the radio comes ready for Satellite - go figure! Seating is very comfortable for 4, 3rd row seating looks nice but only kids will love it. Interior and exterior appointment is extremely well done. You'll like the improved ride on the 17 inch tires - smooth and great handling. The interior sound at highway speeds is better than previous cars .. even the radio has a compensation for highway noise .. we are definitely spoiled. Thanks, Mercury.

my first suv

4.8
puritan al on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first day we pick up our new suv,we traveled to Boston about 233 miles oneway.I have to say that,I have test driven many suv,s but on a long trip this suv comes into it,s own. The ride,leg room and enough head room even with a power sunroof was great.

1st Merc

4.5
1stMerc on 12/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We've only owned our Mountaineer for 3 days, and it's our first SUV. We've already used it to haul a number of large items home, and we love the roominess, power, handling, and convenience of the vehicle. Compared to the minivans, other SUV's, and cross- over vehicles we looked at and drove (Buick Rendezvous, Nissan Murano, etc.), this vehicle is an incredible value, even before the free DVD system offered at the time!

A good Upgrade

4.3
Larry Muse on 11/30/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We owned a 1998 Explorer for 5 years and we were very pleased with it. When it came time for a trade, we thought about a Mountaineer. The third row seat was one of the reasons we wanted to trade, and being standard was a plus for me. The in-dash CD changer is nice, frees up a ton of space in the console. I also like the independant rear suspension. The ride of the new Mountaineer is much smoother than the Explorer that it replaced. I love AWD.

Impressive

5
Tgroen on 11/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The all wheel drive options is great, alot of people look at price such as the sister car the Explorer however once you take into consideration that the Mountaineer comes with the 3rd row seat standard, plus the all wheel drive which are both options on the Explorer, the vehicle handleing and suspension are even a larger upgrade over the Explorer. If you are looking for a sensible, reliable SUV that fits function and style look no futher than the Mercury Mountaineer.

I LOVE MY TRUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.9
Scoops on 11/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this truck after looking at several others (Highlander,Jeep,Pathfinder and Land Rover). I don't know what I was thinking by waisting my time test driving them. I LOVE MY TRUCK !! From the moment I got in it I felt safe and secure. Very comfortable and everything is right at your finger tips. Love how it turns heads and all of the toys. Benson Lincoln Mercury in Pittsburgh Pa was great. I got a great price and a quality vehicle.

Room for six

4.9
MM on 11/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle rides great for the large towing job it can and does do.I use it to help with the upkeep and care on my horses.It looks as good as vehicles that cost more and haul less.

Great SUV!

5
Drobby888 on 11/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth ride, nice leather, AWD is great.

fun suv !!!

4.9
MrG on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it's a fun car to drive and own, and is very practical, and reliable. handles great, and you feel very safe inside of it !!!

Our First SUV....An Excellent Choice!

4.8
chinchilla on 11/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Researched and drove the Envoy, Highlander, Pilot, Endeavor, and Mountaineer. Simply put, I could not find a vehicle that had the options, performance, safety features, styling, and quality that the Mountaineer had to offer at a price under $35,000. This vehicle really tackles the toughest Wyoming snows while returning a very compliant, quiet ride.

Best EVER

5
navygrl183 on 11/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Out of all the SUV's-this is the one to have! It is excellent inside and out. You can't go wrong with a Ford made SUV. Better than another SUV around. If you are looking for an SUV that closely resembles the Lincoln Navigator or the Aviator, but you don't want to spend that much money-then this is the SUV for you! Look no further!

BEST/COMFORT

5
Mahoney on 10/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

PREMIER- LOVE THE HEATED SEAT- EXCELLENT LUMBAR SUPPORT - IF YOU HAVE A BAD BACK BUY THIS CAR...YOU WILL FEEL BETTER... RIDE IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE EXPORER, EXCELLENT FINANCING - RCO - AWD - V6 -MEANS YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE!! in comfort

Top Trucks

5
samsung v206 on 10/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the Mercury Mountaineer it's a beautiful truck and fun to drive

Excellent value vehicle

4.9
Vickimac on 10/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has really surprised us. It handles superbly, rides great and the instruments are easily accessible. We originally looked at a Lincoln Aviator but when we test drove the Mountaineer it was very obvious that the Linclon just wasn't worth the added cost. The Mountaineer had an equally good ride, great looks and lots of room. We drove this across the country this summer and it was a real pleasure. Highly recommended

2002 mercury mountaineer

4.4
papapochi on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this vehicle june 2001 and until now reliability has been very good.I recommend this vehicle to other consumers.

Our 4th Mountaineer

4.6
michele on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Serious vehicle. The 2004 has been completely re-styled and is better than ever. Top-quality look and feel. Great for families or sport enthusiasts - lots of room.

Ausome

4.8
Neverbethesame21 on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

AUsome car

GREAT IN EVERY WAY!

5
Shorti8105 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car we have ever owned! We came all the way from Tampa to purchase this car and we wouldn't get rid of it for anything!

enjoy this vehicle

5
enrico farro on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

many people have stopped me and told me how nice this suv looked and thought it had a lot of class

04 MOUNTAINEER AWD

5
LIVE214 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT SUV FOR GREAT DEAL FROM KRONON L M IN CHICAGO. I SHOPED AT 6 DEALERS AND THEY GAVE ME THE BEST PRICE THOUSADS LESS THAN ELSWERE

Best Suv

5
Maria3678 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car...

lo e my mountaineer

5
KS connection on 09/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent would recomend to all I see and that would listen

Happy Mercury Driver

4.8
buggin on 08/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this vehical for 3 months and have put about 8000 miles on it. I have driven it on gravel roads, dirt roads, and ofcourse paved roads. Have not haf the heart to go off roading yet but one of these days I will. The mountaineer has a smooth ride and a quiet cabin with easy access to all the buttons. Needs more cubby holes for junk. Easy access cup holders. Indash CD player is great. However, it lacks the ability to go backwards or back to the begining of the song at the wheel ( a bit nit picky I know). I really like the back up warning system never thought I would like it as much as I do.

big D's Merc

4.1
bigdaddy@localnet.co on 07/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The handling and get up is great. The fuel mileage isnt so good. Lots of blind spots because I have the seat all the way back when I drive. Very comfortable on long trips. Good stock sound system. 3rd row seating is cramped for adults. The computer area is hard to see.

Mountaineer

4.5
Brede on 07/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the feel I have when driving this vehicle...just want to keep it washed and clean all the time. Sound is great. It turns heads.


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