2005 MERCURY MARINER

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114,172 Miles
45,904
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 114172
Color: SILVER
Body Style: SUV
Interior: Gray
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cyl
Drive Train: 4X4
Fuel: GAS
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Option & Equipment

Air Conditioning
CD / Audio Inputs
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Options
Rear Window Defrost

Recalls & Defects

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Information about Dealer

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1.6
J223C on 10/17/2016

Customer Service: 2.0 Quality Of Work: 1.0 Friendliness: 3.0 Pricing: 1.0 Overall Experience: 1.0

Way over priced vehicle's. Paying 11k for a $3000 car that has so many problems. They would not let me return it because they would put as a voluntary repossession. Now I'm stuck with this over priced car till I can pay it down enough to trade it in someplace else.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 92 reviews

I loved this SUV!

3
Kathleen on 03/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

Love my daily driver w/180K+

4.8
spchambers03 on 01/08/2012

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

we bought this feb. 06 with 7,000 miles on it, and started putting around 12k a year. strating in 08, new job, i started putting around 45-50K miles a year!(any and every weather condition you can throw at it, from bumper to bumper in the heat, to 18-30inch snow storms, and brutal -0 cold, and any type of road conditions, from interstate driving, to farm/logging roads, to putting the GREAT AWD system to use and foraging my own roads!) I currently have 182k miles and running strong, i religiously change my 5w-20 (summer months, 10w-30 winter months) Pennzoil SYNTHETIC oil every 5k miles, and FRAM extra tough filter every 10k miles. aswell as my fuel filter every 20k miles! plugs and wires

Most Reliable Car Yet!

5
shane52sk on 08/02/2011

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 have owned this car for 3 years and I can't say enough about it. I have had very few minor problems and absolutely no major problems. I am the second owner and I've had it since it had 44,000 miles. It now has 110,000. No Problems! The car drives great and I average 25mpg city driving. The car has good pick up for a 4cyl SUV. It's very comfortable and is fun and easy to drive. I have received nothing but compliments since I have owned it. If you want a vehicle that is reliable; impressive; and wows others...This is absolutely one to look at!

Noisy

4.5
Denise on 11/06/2010

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

Just purchased a week ago. So far, a lot of wind noise even @ 45mph, rattling noise on passenger rear side, and it vibrates like crazy @ stoplights. Engine sounds like it's idling too high like it's ready to race. Also the windshield wipers are extremely loud!! Thumps. I took 3 months deciding if I wanted this suv or not. Wish I would have waited longer.

Best ever

4.9
pastkg on 07/14/2010

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 Wife and I bought our 05 Mariner used only about a month and a half ago. We couldn't be happier with our purchase! bought it with 47,000 miles on it, and it preforms like new. enormous amount of room for being a small SUV. handles better than our ford focus we replaced for this. We plan to buy another Mariner (2010) when its time to say goodbye to our 05'. This SUV has all the options I could ask for and more! leather, power window, locks, seats, mirrors, heated seats, mirrors, roof mount for garage door opener & glasses, very bright visor light (great for reading & night), auto adjust rear view mirror, auto headlights, etc. This is so far the best vehicle I have ever owned.

Long Term Review

4.5
Brian on 03/31/2010

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

In short, this has been a really pleasant vehicle for the past 5 years. This was my first SUV, I wanted something with storage but not something huge. I have a small roadster that I drive most of the summer, and every time I get back into the Mariner I'm reminded about how comfortable it is. Easy to drive & park with a very comfortable interior for short and long trips. My only problem was a radio with a defective speed sensor (which was replaced under warranty). Recommended if you're looking for a small SUV.

Mariner

4.3
Minnesota on 07/14/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

This has been the most trouble-free car I've owned. I recently checked the highway mileage and was pleased to find I was getting 27 MPG.

Love my Mariner

5
debd on 04/28/2009

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 absolutely love my Mariner. I bought it new three years ago and I haven't had one complaint with it. I love that this SUV has a sporty look, but at the same time it's elegant. My Mariner is black with beige leather interior and it's so bueatiful. I get so many compliments on it (still after 3 years). It's big enough for 5 people to fit comfortably, yet driving it's so easy to get in and out of small spaces. I just can't say enough about this vehicle. Beleive me you will love this SUV.

My experience with the Mariner

4.1
Kara on 08/15/2008

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

I purchased this vehicle because I wanted an SUV with decent gas mileage. I really like my Mariner, but have had a few problems with it. When I bought it, at 28K miles it still had its warranty in effect. Good thing because even though I test drove it, I hadn't noticed that there was a probem with its overdrive. I had it repaired under warranty, but soon after more problems with the trans surfaced. I had to take it back 5 months later because it was hesitating & loosing power when driving up steep hills. The entire trans had to be replaced. It has been a few months & I am noticing a clunk going into 2nd when I let off the gas. I am worried it is going bad again, the warranty is now expired.

Mariner 2005 tires!

4
Bill on 07/30/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

The only complaint I have and it ruins what oitherwise would be a good experience with a Ford product is the tire noise. The Continental Contirac tire's are noisy to the point of distraction and I curse them every time I drive it. Both Ford and Continental choose to egnore the problem of basically putting truck tires on this vehicle. Too bad they had a good thing going with the Mariner and let tires spoil this potential.

Good but not good enough

3
Vanz73 on 05/01/2008

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

I bought this because my old expedition would not fit into my new company garage. I wanted something small but still in the SUV range. I was initially impressed with the features of the vehicle but in time I have found this vehicle lacking. It uses way to much gas with weak acceleration. The brake rotors are so cheap I spent more than $400 getting them replaced after only 19,000 miles (yes I drive hard - that's why I drive an SUV!). I have had it in for warranty service to replace the gas tank intake and several switches (window, sunroof). My brother has the same vehicle and he likes it. For me, I am counting the days to trade it in.

Mariner's a Great Catch!

4.9
Carole on 09/23/2007

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 Mariner is a great SUV. It is sporty in its driving feel and very nice looking. The steering is crisp and precise, and the turning is tight. I would recommend this car to anyone who loves SUVs and enjoys a well built and designed car.

Perfect Blue

4.9
Perfect Blue on 08/15/2007

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

We looked a long time trying to decide between more pricey luxury brands and more basic offerings like the Escape. As soon as I saw the Mariner I knew it was the perfect compromise and bought it. I could not have made a better choice. Fully loaded it offers all the extras but with a very affordable price. It has been fun to drive and has not presented any maintenance problems. I only wish they offered the Navigation system offered with newer models.

Mariner

2.8
stephaniewesztergom on 05/11/2007

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

It is a noisy drive. Extremely poor fuel efficiency. Uncomfortable. The rear seats are supposed to fold flat to make a larger cargo area. Good luck with this feature. The seats do not fold. They lean forward making the "feature" obsolete! I am 22 months into my 39 month lease and I am trying to find a way to get out of this vehicle. I am very disappointed as my previous expereince with Mercury made me try the Mariner. Not again!

Very high build quality and good mileage

4.4
Bob on 04/24/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

This Mariner is a very handy size vehicle that has provided better than expected fuel economy (24 mpg on the highway). The all wheel drive works very well in northern Vermont winters. The build quality of the Mariner is exceptional. In almost 2 years of ownership we have not yet had a problem.

Barbara

4.9
Barbara on 11/14/2006

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 traded a different car in for the Mariner because I like the look and do not regret it. I love this car

Love it!!

4.1
smt921 on 10/19/2006

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

I had a V8 Mountaineer and decided I needed to go with something smaller and more fuel efficient, but worried about the comfort/size of the smaller SUVs (especially with 3 dogs - one who is 100 lbs!!). I really like this vehicle and all my dogs fit good. I've got the Premier V6 and thought after a V8 there would be no get-up- and-go, but this is pretty peppy.

Great vehicle

4.6
Patrick on 08/28/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Have had this vehicle 18 months without any warrenty service. With the 4 cyl. engine I routinely get 26-28 mpg highway. An attractive vehicle for which I get lots of compliments.

Love My Mariner

4.6
caroline on 07/08/2006

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

Well, I have had my Mariner for a year now and simply, I love it! It is a great car that I feel safe in. It looks sharp and holds a lot for a smaller SUV. The only downside so far is that the gas milage is a little less than I expected and disappointing with the current cost of gas, but still I would never trade it!

Great Vehicle!

5
RancidDelirium on 06/15/2006

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 have a 5 year old who loves it, and the ride is smooth. It's definetly a great pick for a first time SUV owner.

Mercury Mariner

4.9
William Raban on 06/01/2006

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

Excellent experience with vehicle. Very reliable, and dealer is very responsive. Would definitely buy again.

I love it

4.5
Sean Jester on 03/17/2006

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

7 months in, I haven't had a problem. Looks much nicer than the Escape or Tribute. Mercury has done an excellent job making the interior of their vehicles look very upscale. The engine has problems finding a gear and revs loudly a lot, but overall the ride is smooth and quiet at cruising speeds. Love the space, can easily fit 5 adults and luggage at the same time, however folding rear seats down can be a pain and over time could damage the leather. The suede seat insets are already getting dirty and I don't know how to clean them. CD/Stereo w/sub sounds great -- better than wife's Accord. Gas mileage is poor, but gas tank is small so it won't kill your wallet to fill up.

My Mercury Mariner

4.9
Melody on 03/06/2006

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

In April of 2005, my family purchased a Premier Edition Mercury Mariner. We love it. It is a fun to drive vehicle and is an easy keeper. It is roomy and has a plush black leather interior with all the bells and whistles, including a sunroof, premium sound system and heated seats. It is a joy to own.

If you have sophisticated taste...

4.9
MARTIN SANCHEZ on 03/01/2006

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

Ilove my Mariner... I saw it once coming out of a parking and I decided then from the outside look that was the SUV I wanted, just the right size not too small or too big. when I drove it, excedeed my expectations. This vehicle has the whole package; comfort, elegance and reliable. I was one of the first lucky ones driving around in my Mariner when they came out and boy Did I turned heads. Overall I am very pleased with it.

good value and reliability

4.8
thomas on 01/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I am a used car dealer with access to all types of suvs and I like the way the escape and tribute look and perform. I choose the mariner because of the upscale style and it had more options available. I bought a fully loaded premier with every option and drove it out for 25k. It had a msrp of 29k so I felt the value was there. The mileage has improved to about 21mpg average for the v-6. It feels very peppy and fun to drive. So far, nothing has broke or not performed as designed. Nice stereo, great style, pretty leather, great seat heaters even though here in Texas, the ac is more important! Now i am waiting to see if the resale value even gets close to my acura tl.

Disappointed with the paint.

4.4
hov on 01/13/2006

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

I really enjoy driving the Mariner. It is fun to drive and handles really well. I was disappointed in the design after I found that the paint below the rear passenger doors (where the body flairs out) was badly chipped after only 2k miles of careful driving. We put on mud flaps and it was re-painted, 2k later, the same result. Ford claims this is a vehicle trait. A very poor trait to have in an otherwise good vehicle. I am curious to see if anyone else has noticed this premature wear.

Great SUV

4.6
Ann on 01/12/2006

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

Have had this SUV for a year now. Bought it for our expanding family. It's great. Rides smooth and much quieter than my previous Ford Ranger FX4. Lots of room for a stroller and groceries and lots of leg room in the back for the times I needed to be back there with the baby. Smooth handling and steering though a little soft in the rain. The seats are very comfortable but do not like the headrests. They do not tilt and cannot be removed so I have to sit with my head tilted forward, uncomfortable. Since they are for safety in a collision I am willing to live with it. Do not like the faux marble center console. Would have preferred solid black plastic or vinyl even. Would definitely by again.

Rate this vehicle

4.6
Lisa on 01/04/2006

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

I love the style of the vehicle however the fuel economy is not what I expected. Currently the Mariner is only averaging 15.5 miles per gallon and on the sticker it stated 19-24 mile per gallon. I currently have 7,000 miles on the vehicle. Other than the mileage I am pleased.

I like my Mariner

4.6
Andrea on 12/30/2005

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

This car handles very well, has excellent acceleration, and is basically fun to drive. The base model includes all the essential features (auto.,A/C,CD,cruise,p/w,p/l,etc.), and the gas mileage is very good. Personally, I don't like giant gas- guzzling SUVs, so the economical and compact Mariner was a good choice for me. It gives you the utility, seat height, and road view of an SUV without being cumbersome and wasteful. Also, a lot of people have complimented the looks of the vehicle.

Love it

5
CHUCK on 09/29/2005

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

Since we purchased this vehicle for my wife the more she drives it the more she truly loves it. She says it is fun to drive and handles very well. She stated it drives as good as here 2000 jeep grand cherokee. For the dollars spent we feel it is/was an excellent value plus the cost for a new grand cherokee was approx.$8000 More, no complaints here at all, very, very satisfied so far.

Love this suv

4.9
I like my Mariner 05 on 09/06/2005

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

I like the style of the body and the interior. I have gotten about 26 mpg on freeway and about 14mpg city. I like the cd player and the close controls for everything. The acceleration for a six cylinder is impressive. There is some road noise at higher speeds and the computer for mileage is not real accurate but overall does pretty good with mpg.

Awesome SUV with some small issues

4.6
Sean on 09/04/2005

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

I love my Mariner. I bought it a week ago but I do regret buying it a little in the middle of this gas crisis... oh well. I have experienced some buzz/crackling with the speakers and the subwoofer is nothing close to the Infinity sub I have in my basement. However, the stereo sounds great when there is no distortion in the speakers. I wish Ford would update their plain and boring entertainment clusters. The rest of the car looks great. The suede insets on my seats are already a little marked up and I don't know how I should go about cleaning them -- if at all. The knobs on the roof rack were murder on my thumbs. Are those things meant to be turned? LOL Overall I am very happy with it.

Luxury in Texas

4.8
Cord in Texas on 09/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I just purchase the Premiere AWD V6 Mariner. Triple black with all "chrome" appearance. This vehicle is the Navigator of Compact SUV's. My coworker who drives the Porsche Cayenne, was shocked at the quality and cost of this SUV. Mileage was 16- 18 but I just busted 3k at the end of the month and the new tank is half way gone with 22 mpg average 50 city 50 hwy. Now, the rearview mirriors not being the body color are kind of not as aesthetically appeasing. There are some rooms for more improvement but hey 22k for fully loaded, no brainer! However in two more models I am sure all qualities of the Navigator will be reflected onto the Mariner. I am 25 years old a 1st time buyer.

Fun small SUV!

4.9
Steven Baily on 08/12/2005

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

This vehicle replaces a four door sedan we used to have, with kids on the way it was time for a small SUV. We looked at many others and felt the Mercury fit the bill with it's smooth styling and wealth of features. We liked the rainge of options including the AWD with the powerful V6. The acceleration is wonderfully smooth and totally unexpected from this SUV, everytime I drive this vehicle I am totally blown away! I only bought the car on Saturday and we've already put 1,000 miles on it!

Great Value

4.3
DGM on 08/07/2005

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

Bought this SUV for my teenage daughters. The 4 cyl is a good choice for young drivers. the optional side and canopy airbags are worth the extra money to protect them. A great value for the money and also looks great.

I like it-i really like it

4.3
rosie on 08/01/2005

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

i have had my mariner for 8 months and have had no problems with it at all. I find it a little noisy on hard acceleration and somewhat lacking in power but overall a very good and comfortable suv. I bought this as a winter replacement for my corvette but i find i'm driving it a lot this summer too.

Go buy one

5
JAC on 07/29/2005

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

Me and my wife just bought a Mariner and we love it. This is our first SUV. It has great visibility, and is roomy. Has good pick up with the V6, and rides nice. It looks good inside and out. If your looking to get a small/mid size SUV check out the Mariner.

Initial impression exceeds expectations

4.5
E. Keck on 07/24/2005

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

This is my first Ford (L-M) product in twelve years. I wanted an SUV for the hauling capability, yet didn't want the mileage penalty. The 4 cylinder is quite peppy, and provides decent mileage (23-24 MPG overall in the break-in period). I can't wait to see what it finally settle into. Styling is by far the nicest of all of the SUV's on the road. Interior is well laid out, and has plenty of room for tall individuals. The only criticism is that the seats are a bit narrow, but at least they are forgiving and provide decent comfort. For a base convenience, this vehicle comes well equipped. The base CD system is very nice. I'd recommend a test drive, you will be pleasantly surprised.

100% Class

4.9
Ron on 07/24/2005

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

It is difficult to believe sometimes that this is the same essential vehicle as the Ford Escape. Mercury has done a VERY impressive job of tailoring the Escape platform to the tastes of those who want some style to go along with their versatility. The interior is the best of any vehicle I have ever owned. The exterior is sharp, lots of understated elegance. The ride is smooth and quiet, and the handling is reassuring. It is fun to drive. The only issues I have had with the car is that the heaters on the front seats frequently come on without being turned on, and that the offical EPA mileage estimates have so far proved unattainable. But I still love it. I truly love it.

Good Little SUV

4.6
Jeff on 07/24/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle to use as my company car. I needed five passenger capability and enough cargo room to hold several demo cases. I wanted somthing that looks a little classy to take clients out for lunch. I also wanted better gas milage that most SUV can deliver. I get a solid 21-22mpg with a mix of city and hwy driving. I am 6'-4" tall and found the car big enough to suit me. The head room is excellent. I leather seats are soft and supportive, I will probably put 25-30K miles on the car a year and comfort is importiant to me. The small V6 performance seems a little weak to me because I am use to V8 powered vehicles like my F150 truck.

not bad at all

4.6
jason on 07/18/2005

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

just purchased the mariner under the ford family plan. seemed like a good deal. we are pretty happy with the upscale look of this suv. handles well. roomy for a mini-suv. gas mileage is probably the only major weakness with this suv.

Great Value Decent Performance

4
Joe on 07/14/2005

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

Ok - so we needed an SUV at our vacation home - Ford came out with the employee pricing and we took a Luxury FWD with a roof rack off the lot - yes, 'Out the Door" for $19,500 - including tax, license, dealer junk fees, prep, salesman commissions etc etc. The standard V6 auto luxury pkg., no options except the roof rack. Adequate performance [I own a Porsche and the wife a Saab], great vision out the front, decent seats, CD player, buy one now with ee pricing & $2000 rebate.

Too Much Vibration

3.6
NYC Commuter on 07/08/2005

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

I leased a 4 cyl. 4wd Mariner for commute purposes. The size is perfect, and it has been a champ in snow and rain. Unfortunately, the car has an annoying whine at 1,000 rpm that the dealer says in "normal" and under various condition vibrates excessively. At 55 and 75 mph the vehicle feels like the tires are unbalanced (they were checked by two dealer). If parked on a steep downhill, the vehicle vibrated very strongly in park. The pretty interior finishes and materials are not very durable. In retrospect, I should have gone with the Chevy Equinox.

love it

4.3
mark on 06/23/2005

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

Wife and I love most everything about this vehicle. Our 2000 Ford Explorer would only avg about 12-13 mpg in town and we never got over 19 on the hi-way We opted for the 4cyl FWD auto version. With lots of short trips we avg 18-20 mpg and Hwy mpg has hit 29mpg. Performance with the 4 cyl has been better than expected. The only complaint that we have is that of road noise. It is a great small SUV

Great Little SUV (and a Bargain)

4.3
alday3 on 06/15/2005

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

I tested the Mariner and the Escape and found the Mariner to be a much better vehicle for about the same price. The Mariner is quieter and much more appealing, inside and out. It's very comfortable for a big person to enter and exit.

Love my Mariner!

4.9
Kortney on 05/19/2005

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

I love my Mariner. I went from a Mustang to this "more family" type vehicle. The power is impressive for this suv. It is very comfortable for me. I did remove the side steps because I found they really served no purpose, my dress would drag across and get dirty when getting in. I removed them and problem fixed and it looks great still. I love that the back glass will open by itself, I've used this feature very often already. the gas mileage I average is 18.6 (better than my Mustang) so I'm happy.

Worst Vehicle I've Ever Owned

1.8
NoToMariner on 05/13/2005

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

I have owned my Mariner less than a month and I have already determined this is the worst vehicle I have ever owned. After only two weeks, permanent stains showed up on the side panels from some liquid that had been thrown up by the tires. The dealer claimed it was Armour All from the tires but agreed to repaint all of the panels because they shouldn't have stained so easily. That process took over a week. There is also a noise inside the door that sounds like a ball bearing rolling around--the source can't be found. A $32,000 vehicle should not have this many initial problems!

Mariners Many Assets

5
burgbits on 05/05/2005

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 purchased this vehicle for my wife. She felt much more comfortable test driving it than our 10 year old explorer. The vehicle handles great and the 4 wheel independent suspension makes the ride extemely stable. Our Mariner is fun to drive and extremely quiet. Also impressive is the Mach 6 sound system & 2 tone leather seating.

2005 White Mariner

4.9
R E Prue on 04/30/2005

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

Lots of pep and great handling. Mileage about 3-4 mpg better than 2002 Explorer that was previous vehicle. Ride is about equal even tho it is smaller.

Sporty SUV

4.9
Tracee on 04/13/2005

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

I just recently purchased the Mercury Marinier the end of March 2005. So far I think it is a great small SUV. I have driven 4 Explorers over the last 9 years & I feel the Marinier has a very roomy interior.

great ride

4.3
mick on 04/08/2005

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

i have driven explorers for the last 12 years, and i can say i enjoy my little mariner more than any of my previous fords. also with gas prices the way they are going a smaller suv for me is the way to go. handles well and is a pleasure to drive.

a neat little suv.

4.5
chas wright on 04/08/2005

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

performance comfort and handling all excellent for a suv. cannot fault anything except fuel economy and size of fuel tank. I drove houston to miami shortly after purchase and it felt like I had to stop at almost every gas station. w/o a/c on the trip average was less than 21.5 mpg. this is considerably less than advertised.Otherwise a driver friendly super little vehicle with excellent ride.

good car

4.3
tabo on 04/05/2005

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

i just bought this car after reading the numerous reviews.i think it's a good car. my only only problem so far is the gas mileage especially now that prices are to the ceiling.the gas tank is really small,that means i'm at the gas pump every 250-300miles.the v4 is a good alternative if you just want the looks. nice overall design,seats are excellent.drives fast. cd changer is a little slow to change,load or eject cds.

A real beaut!

4.5
rodeo on 03/31/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a 2001 Escape for the Mariner Premier and while I loved the Escape the Mariner is far and away a better vehicle. Rides better looks better and much classier than the Escape.

My brand new mariner is a great vehicle

4.9
Amanda Caputo on 03/26/2005

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

Drives and handles very well mercury did a great job on this suv.I love that everything is in hands reach you don't have to look down to mess with any controls and thats definetly a plus for a mom.

Fit for a diva!

4.6
jae' on 03/17/2005

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 recently had some serious electrical issues with my 2001 Volvo S-40 and was at the mechanics more than I was at school or work. Like most people my time is one of my most valuable assets. I saw the Mariner on a snowy day and thought ,why not? Warranty, New, Cheap parts after warranty,good in the snow (supposedly), and lets not forget the rebates that helped with the negative inequity on the Volvo.

2005 Mariner

5
Erik on 03/12/2005

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

It has great visibility. The ride is fantastic, more like a car than a traditional SUV. I have a little trouble with seating comfort, I feel like there's no where to rest my arms. It really has good get up and much better mileage than my old SUV.

The Perfect Car

4.8
SGman on 03/12/2005

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 Mariner is the perfect car. It has more features for a great price than I ever expected. The interior looks like a European luxury car. Nobody in my family can believe how quick this car is. The exterior is great, with the brushed chrome detailing. No problems with the ice and snow, and it heats up in minutes. All in all, I am using a lot of gas because I can't stay out of it. The gas mileage isn't the greatest, but neither are most SUV's. Even my 6ft.3' brother doesn't complain about the room. My Mariner is the perfect car!

My mariner

2.4
GEORGE SCHOTT on 03/10/2005

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

The vehicle is very noisy there is a lot or transmission noise and vibration.The instrument cluster is a disaster (information center)95% of the time you can't see it due the reflection the charactors are difficult to read. The compass is useless it is stuck over in the extreme left corner using a little stick figure for information.Seating has almost no lateral support. There is no indication if the transmission is in 4wd or 2wd, is gives you a unsure feeling when you are wet or slipery conditions. So far i am not impressed with the gas mileage best i have done is 18.5 At normal speeds. The overall noise inside the car is excessive my last 2 trucks didn't make this much noise

Mercury Mariner

4.9
Brad Moats on 03/10/2005

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

We just bought this car and we love it. It is the perfect size for us, plenty of room in the back, the V6 engine is powerful. I would recommend it to anyone.

I soooo love it!!

4.9
a. skoutas on 03/05/2005

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

I'm lovin this car! The interior is as roomy as my husband's Jeep GC, but so much smaller! I traded in a Volvo that I loved, but I am not missing it! This vehicle is my perfect "mommy-mobile," but I still feel very stylish in it. It holds the 2 carseats plus another person well in the back, and the front is very roomy. The pick-up is substantial, the AWD works great in the Cleveland winter, and it handles like a small car. It is comfortable to drive and the ride is quite smooth. I Absolutely love it!

My ultimate dream car!

5
Shannen Wirgau on 02/27/2005

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 Mariner drives like a dream, in fact it is my dream! I feel as though I am extremely secure and am at the utmost safety while I drive. The leg room and space it provided is incredible. I feel extremely comfortable while in unsafe conditions outside because my car is sturdy and rides like a cloud!

my little fun suv

4.8
sheila on 02/19/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car since the 31st of december and have had a ball driving it handles very well and really enjoy the heated seats on cold mornings. Would like the suv more if it had a navigational system or onstar available on ford products.

A good ride

4.3
MIke on 02/19/2005

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

A solid small SUV. Nice looking styling in and out. The only drawbacks (So far) are the high door sills and the very poor fuel economy, 15 city, 20 on the interstate, but a good 25 at 60 mph.

Impulse Buy, But LOVE It!

4.8
ElleElle on 02/15/2005

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

Literally purchased my Mariner within 30 minutes of walking in to the dealership and seeing it for the first time. Have never had an SUV, but jumped at this one for so many reasons - - including the low APR loan and the great safety features. LOVE the interior features such as leather seats, 7 speaker sound system, seat warmers, and sun roof. It's stylish on the outside, the ride is smooth and quiet, but best of all -- it's fun to drive! Looking forward to taking it on a long road trip.

Just got it

4
Stephanie on 02/14/2005

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

I've only had it for a week (Luxury FWD Satelite Silver), but I love it. (I sold my 2001 CRV no power at all, but reliable). It is a bit fuel greedy, feels solid, sturdy, rides like a car, rides better than my Honda, acceleration is good. I noticed some vibration in the gas pedal below 60 miles per hr, but that seems to be disappearing the more I drive it. (I only have 650 miles on it).

Mariner

4
ElleElle on 02/10/2005

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

First SUV I've owned -- love it!! Minor annoyances include bad placement of heated seat control, gas guzzler, and poor rear view/back-up view.

Love It!!

4.9
Karen on 02/01/2005

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

I previously drove a Toyota Corolla and thought it was a great auto. Since driving the compact Mariner, I love the handling and sitting up higher. A very nice automobile.

New Mariner

4.8
Michael on 01/31/2005

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

We bought the Mariner right after the holidays, so we've had a month with it and absolutely love it. Very comfortable ride and quiet, almost like a car. We were hesitantly traded in our aging subaru outback, but now couldn't be happier. Exterior styling is excellent. We opted not to get the luxury enhancement package and comfort package (which would add power seat, driver message center, auto headlights), but we dont miss them. The manual driver seat is plenty adjustable for me and my wife to both drive comfortably, and the car is still very functional without the other features.

Mariner

4.6
C.L. Clark on 01/30/2005

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

The Mercury Mariner Premier is the sharpest vehicle I have ever owned. I've owned other suv's and they could not compare to the way the Mariner handles the road.

Linda's Review

4.3
Linda Cadle on 01/29/2005

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

It has been a great vehicle in the snow we've had in Michigan this year. My husband and I fight over this car. The handling is smooth and easy and effortless as we make our way through the moounds. It has a quick to respond excelleration. We love the interior. One thing we would like is more standard securtity features such as locks that automatically lock as you take off. We didn't get that in our package, but it should be standart on such a great vehicle. Also, automatice headlight feature.

Not all happy

3.8
Is it me or? on 01/21/2005

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Let me start on the positive. The Mariner is pretty inside and out,as compared to the Escape and Tribute. I have two major issues with this vehicle. First, there is an undeniable steering wheel vibration at highway speeds (70+). After 4 failed service appts., I demanded I drive another (no different). The dealer blames it on Continental Tires, but after replacing all with Michelins, same problem. They openly revealed that Ford/Mercury is aware of the issue and is "working on it." Another model issue is the brakes. Very loud in cold weather and snow and they are "developing" a replacement pad that won't be ready until March 05 (I'm on the "list"). Lastly, horrible gas mileage!

Upscale Ford Escape...Very Upscale!!!

4.9
Jay on 01/18/2005

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

Ive driven a Ford Escape and traded it in for this beauty. Excellent interior and exterior design althought I know its all Ford Escape within. I loved my Escape and didnt think it could get any better. Boy was I wrong!!!

We love this vehicle

5
FearlessBear on 01/12/2005

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 still new to us, but so far the whole family loves it. My daughter asked her mom to drive her to school today in the Mariner instead of the Jaguar. Kid you not. I feel the size is just right (better luggage space than the ordinary "small" SUV). It handles very well, drives smooth. Safety features make it an additional value, even for a budget conscious consumer.

We love this vehicle

5
FearlessBear on 01/12/2005

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 still new to us, but so far the whole family loves it. My daughter asked her mom to drive her to school today in the Mariner instead of the Jaguar. Kid you not. I feel the size is just right (better luggage space than the ordinary "small" SUV). It handles very well, drives smooth. Safety features make it an additional value, even for a budget conscious consumer.

The Mariner, just short of excellence

4.5
Lou on 01/10/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car, not putting gas in it. I also miss having some more electronical gadgets in it. Too many gadgets have to be put in after market. Also not enough power outlets.

Crazy bout my Mercury!

4.6
Burner Bill on 01/08/2005

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 a very beautiful vehicle. I bought the Premier 4WD model in Norsea Blue with Black Interior. It really drives and looks great. I got every availabl option except the moonroof. I wish they had more options though. This is more of a mid- size vehicle than a compact. It has plenty of room to spare.

Mariner handles like a dream

4.3
D. Bryant on 01/06/2005

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

Just purchased the Mercury Mariner 4wd and love it. This is the second snow storm in two weeks, and it handles perfectly thru the heavy conditions. The last two days I've insisted that my wife drive it to work for her safety. It does handle like a car not stiff like the Explorer we had last.

This was a good choice

4.9
John W. Mapes on 01/06/2005

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

Real fun to drive although I feel its terrible on gas and the tank could be alot bigger than it is. Interior is very well planned but side seat controls are hard to access with doors closed. One problem I am experiencing is braking noise coming from both front and rear calipers, somewhat like it sounds when the brakes are worn and need replacing. Need to contact dealer on this. They are definatly dealing, with 1400 off sticker and 2750 in rebates I came in under 24000. All told, a great value I thought.

commentary on my mariner

4.4
pcerres37 on 12/31/2004

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

so far the only thing that I am not pleased with is the mileage it seems to use a lot more gas than I anticipated so I am disappointed

I hate this SUV

2.9
Mercury Mariner on 12/21/2004

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

I had read the Mercury Mariner was the top of the line SUV. I bought the best one they had, thinking I got everything. It cost about four thousand dollars more then the Escape, or the Jeep, and it has less features. A lot of things I thought were standard on the car, that most 1990 cars have on them, they don't even put on this car. They told me it was my fault, I should have asked if the car had them before I bought it. I had a 1995 Grand Prix, and it has more features on it then this one dose, and you can't even order them on the Mariner, because it isn't even an option. They have not perfected this car enough. I went to work the other morning, and the defogger on the back window doesn

Affordable Luxury

5
Slider on 12/16/2004

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

We test drove a bunch of vehicles including the Chevy Equinox, Isuzu Axiom, Honda CR-V, and the Mitsubishi Endeavor. Being in our late 20’s, my wife and I didn’t ever think that we would be looking, let alone buying a Mercury, but we did. We fell in love with everything from the two-tone leather to the “waterfall” grill. My wife is 4’10” so the larger SUVs were out of the question. The seat had more than enough adjustment to suite her needs. The Mariner is far from a cloned Escape. It is definitely in a league of its own.

I made the right choice

4.8
dcsteg on 12/08/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been researching this vehicle for several months in the automoblle magazines. It is everything I expected it to be. Build quality is excellent. Black paint is perfect. Interior well thought out with good fit and quality. The ride is a lot more confortable than the Mark 8 I traded in, and gas milage is in the mid 18's. Dealership gave me a great deal and with the 1.9 financeing it was a go.

What a surprise!!!

5
FLASTV on 12/07/2004

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

I was looking for space, but not necessarily for an SUV. I had always liked the Ford Escape but was put off by the interior. I checked the Mazda6 wagon and really like it and the Chevy Equinox and hated it. It was kind of weird arriving to my local Lincoln Mercury dealership, it felt like they wouldn't have anything for me. Was a up for a surprise. The minute I test drove the Mariner I know I had to have one. Felt classy and American. You feel intelligent driving this little SUV, especially knowing the price. Feels good, looks good, sounds good. After 1 week the good feeling hasn't faded. I miss things like the stereo controls on the steering wheel, but I love my Mariner a lot

Drivin' In Style

5
D. L. H. on 11/24/2004

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

When my minivan was ready for retirement I knew I needed something that could work hard but look good. I had been reading about the Mariner since forever and was eager to test drive it. Well one test drive was all it took! THE MARINER is IT!! It has the roominess of a van, the handling of a car, the solid feel of safety, and enough of a trunk that we can pack up the family and head to the beach for a week. Plus it's so pretty! We definitely made the right choice!

Nice looks, tight ride.

4.6
The Monsignor on 11/13/2004

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

This vehicle nicely fills a niche between the larger luxury SUVs and the more expensive, smaller luxury SUVs (I consider it entry-level luxury). The engine is wonderful and peppy (V6), and the two-tone leather trim is nicely done. The suspension is smoother than the Escape, and it drives more carish than truckish. Brakes are quite responsive. The interior with chrome trim and very dark faux wood is quite handsome, and helped seal the deal. I went with white (living in a hot climate and beige leather). Mercury has done a nice job, and I expect to see more of these on the road soon.

third suv

4.4
BRENDA SAVGE on 11/12/2004

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

we went looking for another suv- had an explorer- traded in for expedition- which saved my life in a rollover on ice-- bought another expedition- and now we wher in of a second car/suv- in looking around at other models- we settled on the marnier on first site- bought the suv- without even test driving- and then drove it home 27 miles from the dealer-- and loved every minute of that drive- looking forward to taking the suv this weekend to las vegas- and given the expedition a rest...

Just What I Was Waiting For.....

4.9
skoutas on 10/31/2004

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 never thought I'd part w/ my Volvo until I saw the Mariner! I hate big cars-I refused to get a minivan, and resented every day I drove my husband's (very nice, but large)Jeep G.Cherokee, while he sported about in my S40. But there was no room in the Volvo for my double stroller and 2 car seats!In fact, I felt cramped in the Jeep despite its size.I always wished for a PRETTY SUV the size of my Volvo by a strong auto maker.Mercury listened! Hubby's a Ford man-I told him I liked it, & he was sold! My Mariner is almost 2in shorter than the S40, with as much interior space as the Jeep! The cargo is plenty for my stroller and groceries I'm in love,& no more $8 Volvo replacement bulbs!

I LOVE THIS TRUCK

4.8
metheman on 10/29/2004

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

I bought this truck after going to look at the Mountaineer due to all the commercials there have been lately. Very happy so far with the purchase. Outside of a smallish gas tank and hungry V6. Beutiful looking truck, well put together. this thing gets a lot of attention because there are not many out there. GO BUY ONE if you are thinking of an mid size SUV I drove them all and this is the beat of everything all in one

You've got to drive this car!!!!!

5
Tyrs on 10/17/2004

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 needed to replace my vehicle and stopped by my LM dealership. I own a Ford Escape and WOW does this put that vehicle to shame. The comfort, the ride, the handling. Awesome. I recommend everyone at least test drive this vehicle. I was torn between the Mariner and the Mountaineer and I know I made the right choice.

...crazy 'bout my Mercury

5
Chugalug on 10/06/2004

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 just purchased our Mariner for my wife on 10/04/2004. We chose the Mariner because of the refinement and class that it has. This is more upscale than the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute. There are also far fewer Mariners out there for now. The quality exceeds our expectations. Handleing and performance are exceptional as well. The fit and finish are excellent too. I am a tall big guy and I fit in the Mariner with ease and am very comfortable. There is also plenty of back seat leg and head room. Great lighting from headlights and fog/driving lights. The ride is smooth and responsive.

The suprise of 2005

4.8
Mariner driver on 09/18/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I qas looking for a small SUV to have for work and while shopping around I cam across the Mariner and fell in love with the interior (black leather with beige inserts) and just had to take it for a test drive and lets just say it was real nice. Some driving line and not jarring at all. So I bought it that day and I am happy so far and I am looking foward to many years ahead.



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Overall Rating
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