2005 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

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$5,495
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118,000 Miles
23,629
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 118000
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Sport Utility
Trim Level: AWD
Interior: Champagne
Doors: Four Door
Transmission: 5 Speed Automatic with Over-Driv
Engine Type: 6 Cylinder
Drive Train: AWD
Fuel: FLEX FUEL
Location: Fairfield, OH

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Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 53 reviews

Best SUV I've ever owned!

5
Denise on 07/23/2016

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

I purchased my mountaineer 3 years ago used with 110000 miles on it. I'm at 177000 miles now and the only thing I've had to replace was the normal wear and tare or the brakes, I've replaced the altenator with a life time one. I love this truck because it has heated seats, a 6 disc changer, a DVD player for my grand babies with the head phones, 3rd row seating & the sensor that lets me know not to back into anything. Also it's pulled me out of mountains of snow in the winter time! To get good gas Milage I use the mid grade.

worst car for crashes

1
nancy on 04/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

this was the worst car regarding a crash. my husband was driving 20 miles pr hour, hit a car in the rear. the car he hit was a 2002 Toyota who hit a 2006 Volkswagen. My car was totaled. The whole front end buckled up like a accordion. The worse issue was the air bags came out and they where deflated. They never blew up, we had a passenger in the car thank God no one was injured. The other two cars drove off. This car has electrical issues with the windows right passenger door window electrical. Otherwise I loved this car. Gas was bad also. Car holds great value.

Best SUV on the market

4.8
BEST Small SUV on 07/18/2008

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

Outstanding SUV. Great to drive and I do lots of it. This SUV has been on cross country trips, local trips, and long trips. I have towed trailers, boats, and jet skies and it performs well. With the onboard computers you don't need to worry about traction, skids, reversing, mirrors, speed, moving the seats, you can focus on driving. Passengers are well entertained with the surround sound DVD player. It does it all for you so you can focus on driving. This has been a dream car, better than any car I have ever owned, even my 7 series BMW. 80K miles and only routine maintenance. It is as strong as when I got it. Perfect choice for anyone needing a small SUV, it's the whole families first choice

OK, could be better

4
nvs on 07/14/2008

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

Overall it's been OK but the build quality could be better and only has 42k. So far we have had to replace the tires 3 times can’t buy just one its AWD. Wheels are going bad from rust/corrosion and the chrome is peeling. Been in shop two times in 6 months for wheel bearings. CD changer ate the disks and they won’t come out. Don’t get me wrong, I like it. The power is great. With the 5 speed and the V8 on the freeway it gets 20 mpg or more but around town it’s like 15 or less.

Good SUV for more room, but bad MPG's

4.5
Manuel J Mathew Jr on 06/03/2008

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

We bought this vehicle primarily for our budding family. It has been to FL twice from VA, and has performed in the mountainous dirt roads of AR as well. It is a good SUV all around, and hasn't let us down as yet. This is not an SUV to buy if you are interested in great gas mileage however. We had some problems with the clear coat, but were rectified by the dealer, that is all.

Ft. Myers

1.9
Chip on 01/12/2006

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

It has been at the dealer 3 times for warranty work. The rearend went out at 12K miles. When you turn the steering wheel it makes a grinding noise, which the dealer says nothing is wrong. They can't fix it. I have owned Ford truck/SUV's for the past 10 years and never had any problems. My wife has had only Honda/Toyota products. I am going to sell it and put her back into either a Honda/Toyota product.

awesome

4.9
jay on 01/04/2006

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

This vehicle has been a pleasure on the road and city for such a big vehicle i barely feel the engine!

Solidly built with roomy interior

3.9
S.K.LAHIRI on 12/19/2005

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have recently purchased 2005 (Dec, 05) Mountaineer at Dubai (M/East) with possible all options like leather interior, rev. parking sensor, alloy wheel, 6 CD changer, 8" DVD etc. except moonroof. It gives me 14- 15L/100KM av which includes highway and city driving. Although it has a sluggish response for acceleration, overall safe and roomy feeling with all around clear view makes it a pleasure for driving. While shifting is slightly noticeable while AC is on, otherwise it is totally silky smooth. Its AC is powerful and responsive. I only regret that it does not have Xenon headlamps and nor as an option. Same goes for a retractable antenna. It is a commendable car

Great Vehicle

4.6
Bill on 12/05/2005

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

Good handling, brakes, styling, driving position, ride comfort and room make this a good choice. Gas mileage is bad, but that is to be expected in a vehicle this size. Fit and finish are excellent and the quality of materials is a step above the Explorer and miles ahead of the domestic competition.

1 of the Sweetest out there for the $$

4
KC in Brooklyn NY on 11/08/2005

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

This is our first American after years of leasing Volvo, Infiniti, and Lexus sedans. So we can compare reliability and service. 6K miles in 3 months and we love it!! We gave up the heated steering wheel,heated r/seats & 3rd row aux. air. But in return a DVD(=happy kids), tons of cash left over when compared to imports, and an SUV that does not get lost in a sea of Explorers in the parking lot. The fuel gauge went the 2nd week, and the A/C air compressor "chirps" every once in a while.(happened in my friends '03) Dan over in the service dept. really takes care of his customers. All I can say to the import companies is: You can keep your Cappucino and Biscotti! In the end I paid for IT!!

Great vehicle!!!! Great value!

5
Ryan on 08/11/2005

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 just picked up a premier silver birch mountaineer, great value, cheaper payments, not one problem yet!, this is my 4th mountaineer, not one problem with any of them, great dealer remote starter systems

First 999 miles

4.9
Jay on 08/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

The SUV has performed superb, the ride is smooth, transmission is swift, and overall a great investment. Rides and styles as a luxury SUV. The Family Incentives from Ford made this $12,700 investment a no brainer. The vehicles manuvers superb and is easy to park, great view from all angles. The cabin design and adjustable pedals allows for flexibilty and comfort for my wife to drive. Is fun to drive, can wait to take it on the road for a 600 - 700 mile drive. Compares to my BMW 325 on handling and comfort. The Mercury team got this one right on the money.

Love IT!

4.8
christina on 07/27/2005

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

Never a problem. Very spacoius 3rd row seat. Very easy to use. Great for trooping kids around. Love the interior. Great stereo system. Love the design. Also handles very well on the highway when its windy, unlike another SUV I previously owned.

Lovin It

4.8
Jeanne Ambrogio on 07/26/2005

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 have a 2002 with 82,000 miles and except for the normal oil changes and tune up it has NEVER given me a problem. I love it and Ford Credit has been very supportive through my bad times

Mountaineer #3

4.8
Kathy on 07/22/2005

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 have owned a '99 Mtnr, '03 Mtnr and now a '05 Mtnr. I enjoy driving this auto and feel that it is very dependable especially in the winter as I sometimes get 10 to 18 inches of snow overnight and I've always been able to get out of my driveway. The '03 and the '05 have better stability and cornering than the '99. I also like the extra room in the cabin. When we take out of town trips of 300 miles or more I am very comfortable after the long trip due to the comfort of the seats. I also enjoy the heated seats since I have frequent back pain. The service dept. at our dealership gives excellent service.

cold feet

4.5
C on 07/20/2005

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

the only bad feature that I have found is that the air conditioning vents on the front floor do not turn off even though the controls indicate that they do. I asked the dealer about this and they told me that they contacted Ford and that this is normal. That there is no way to turn off the air comming out of the bottom vents. This is a problem for women that are wearing shorts with sandles on. It is to cold on their feet.

My 2nd Mountaineer

4.9
Russ on 07/19/2005

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

This Mountaineer is a small step down from the Luxury version that was my 2002 Mountaineer. I have been very pleased with my last one and this one has some trade off I can live with. I went to the Dealer looking to get a Mountaineer or an Explorer. Why would ANYONE buy an Explorer in which Leather seats and the 3rd row seat is an up charge??? Comparable Explorer with Leather and NO 3rd row seat is the same price. Better ride and styling that Explorer. I put 109,000 + on my 2002 with NO mechanical problems. Been through 2 accidents and still going strong at trade in. I look to continue the same with 2005.

Glad to have re-considered American

4.1
Ran Dee on 07/09/2005

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

Where do you go after driving a lexus and 2 infiniti sedans for the last 10 years? When switching to a SUV the next logical step is import right? Not a chance. Competition is either too small/big or without a 3rd row, and 10g's for the fancy tags, can't see the value there. We took a 600 mile trip the first week. We love this vehicle! Has all the features we were looking for , and for the right price. We feel safe in this vehicle! Styling is strange for my taste. But the monochromatic Ivory Parchment on the Premier is growing on me. Same color and most features of the Lincoln Aviator for 10 g's less. Too soon to tell on reliability... I'll update if something goes wrong!

awesome value

4.9
mike on 07/01/2005

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

this vehicle has awd capability, 7 passenger seating, exceptional performance, great exterior and functional interior styling and a plethora of standard features at an incredible price. cross-shopped vs. durango, envoy and pilot and they priced out to be in a range of 2500 to 4000 more, comparably equipped.

You get what you pay for

4.8
Louis on 06/25/2005

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

Great all around visibility. Smooth ride at all speeds. Mileage is mid-range but true to advertised mpg. Controls are easy to reach while maintaining attention to the road. Previously owned 2002 Explorer and this has a smoother ride.

3rd Mountaineer

4.5
C A Vars on 06/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Excellent for grandkids, they love putting up third row seats. Used daily for construction management, frequently used for lugging small construction materials. Works great for golf gear also.

I wish I bought a Toyota instead

1.1
Dai Nguyen on 06/11/2005

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

I've owned several import cars in the past (Honda and Toyota) and a friend talked me into this "mistake". needless to say we're no longer friends anymore. This has been the single worst automobile I have ever owned! I have owned it for 3 months now and only been able for drive it for approximatly 3 1? 2 weeks. My fuel pump has gone out, the power window motors on both front door have been replaced, AND the transmission has blown up. Never..NEVER will I buy another domestic car as long as I live!

marvelous machine

4.8
Richard Barone on 06/01/2005

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

I was concerned abou the upgrade from the 1997 Mountaineer to the 2004 version as the size was larger and my initial reaction was that it was a moving living room. Quickly i realized the comfort, safety ease of handling and feel in love with this marvelous machine

Transfer case problems

2.8
Brian on 05/27/2005

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

Nice looking vehicle and drives well for an SUV, however body of vehicle is lacking quality. Mechanically our new vehicle needs a new transfer case and has been leaking transmission fluid like crazy. Also, the roof of the vehicle has many welding defects.

Check the roof before you buy it!!

3.5
Sue on 05/26/2005

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

Nice size car for the money, however, we had a serious problem with the welding on the roof area. We could see weld marks all throughout the roof edging (inspect carefully your roof before buying!!!) Was told by the dealer this happened on several other of their cars!! Now is leaking transmission fluid-- What a piece of junk!

2nd mountaineer

4.3
mike on 05/14/2005

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

Traded a '97 mountaineer in for this one, as much due to the incentives offered as anything else. Have had a couple of issues with the transmission that have been handled under warrantee (slipping and noise), took 4 visits to get the work completed. Flaw in the paint on the roof, a purple color, that is under the clear coat. Dealer offered NO solution, short of disassembly of the entire ceiling interior and removal of the sunroof so the roof could be repainted. Body shop manager said personally she would NOT do this. Purple paint is still there.

Best one yet!

4.9
pop123 on 04/27/2005

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 2005 Mercury Mountaineer Premier is the best vehicle i had yet. Love the color "Silver Birch" in PREMIER, love the V8, Premier touches, Factory Remote Starter, everything else.

Love My Mountaineer

4.5
Joe on 04/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

This is my second Mountaineer, I just traded in my 2000. The Convenience package with the special edition 17" Chrome rims is a real head turner. The V8 really has some kick to it, great off the line power and smooth overall output. For the price, this is an awesome SUV.

Enjoy the Ride

4.9
Baby Girl 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

This SUV is nice for 2 young children. The third row is great for your children's friends and converts easily when its time to do household shopping.

Mountaineer

4.8
Tommy on 03/26/2005

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

Excellent handling SUV. Quality interior, great sounding stereo system, a pleasure to drive.

Never Want to Drive a CAR

4.9
Jerry Riley on 03/24/2005

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

I Love this truck. We go the DVD package and our little girl will ride forever without interruption I believe that is a selling point in its own, all the kids want to ride with us because of the TV and headphones, you can still listen to your channel and they can still watch TV without interruption. But the truck itself is AWESOME I will never own another CAR at all. The gas prices may stink now but they will go down and I will still have my GREAT truck

Terrible buy!!!

3.6
Toyota is bettter on 03/21/2005

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

I bought this car exactly 1 year and 2 months ago. It is a piece of junk. It rides well but it doesn't ride as well as GMC or the Japanese companies. This car has okay pickup and terrible gas milliage. The quallity of this car is cheap since it is a Ford product. Next time, I will either buy the Chevy Tahoe, Infiniti FX45, or the Toyota Highlander, or the Honda Pilot or CRV. They all ride better and are nicer. I was taken and I bought an suv with a terrible value.

Got for a good price. So far so good!

4.1
JackMaddy on 03/19/2005

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

Picked a Red Convenience up with all the bells and wistles. There are a few feature missing like rear motion detector and heated seats and DVD..but for the 24K i picked this AWD up for we love it. The 3rd row is not very practical..but we kinda knew that..it more of a nice option just incase you need to seat more people. Once in the 3rd row...its not too bad even for adults.it just getting back there that is the issue. However I think this is the case with most mid-sized SUV's. The mileage is not great..but c'mon its an SUV what do you expect ;) I really love this car and glad we went with this instead of a Lame Toyota Sienna. Highly recommended..8.8 outta 10.

Mercury Mountaineer 4.6 L

4.8
Vince Trolla on 03/12/2005

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 SUV has a comfortable ride. Its almost as comforting as Fords' full size sedans. Controls on the dashboard could be a little better and they should add a power lumbar seat on the passenger side. An LCD weather temperature gauge should be added on the dashboard. When compared to other SUVs its handling characteristics are excellent.

My 2004 not a 2005

4.8
Frank Supiot on 03/12/2005

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

Really the only complaint I have is with the fuel economy which doesn't quite reach 20 mpg. Last summer we went through the N/W USA to the Seattle area & returned through Northern Canada. This trip was for 7,776.7 miles and we averaged over 22.5 mpg. This vehicle is serving us well. We have less than 2 years remaining on the lease. Since all of our long vacations are history, we may go back to a Lincoln Town Car. Time will tell!

No.3

4.6
Carl T on 03/05/2005

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

Nice ride in bad weather is a plus.This is the 3rd mountaineer I have owned the previous 2 have given me many miles of fun. This years model is by far the best of the bunch.

Perfect

4.9
frb 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 really enjoy my suv.Its roomy very comfortable and smooth ride.When going up long mountains I turn overdrive off and the power and speed is amazing. Its a sharp lookin vehicle also.Classy and rugged at same time. Big and strong feeling but still feels like a suv not a truck. Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!

Too Much Gas

4
Geof on 02/13/2005

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

Only concern is the poor gas mileage around town. During cold Minnesota winter a little over 10mpg is all we can get out of it. Compared to a colleagues V-8 Toyota we are unimpressed. While the official figures are under ideal conditions, this is the farthest off we have ever seen from a vehicle. Thankfully we use it only about 8,000 miles a year. Full marks for the dealership who were great with purchase and after sales service.

I like it very much!

4.6
Mountaineer on 02/09/2005

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

We have had our Mountaineer eleven months and have over 13,000 miles on it and we just love it. It handles amazingly great in the snow and anywhere. The turning radius is wonderful. The mileage could be a little better, but guess it's just as good as or better than some other SUVs. At this time we would buy it again if we were in the market for it.

This is my fifth Ford vehicle.

4.8
big_scooter on 02/05/2005

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

The Mountaineer has more style than the Explorer, which is one of the reasons I chose this vehicle. It has plenty of power with the V8 and it is effortless to drive. It is very comfortable and roomy for a mid sized SUV. Gas mileage could be better, but the performance is worth it.

Nice truck!

4.9
pop123 on 01/31/2005

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 mountaineer if you decide to purchase one always get the premier model its well worth it! V8 engine and security group, leather! The only thing is the gas milage on the V8 but the V6 doesnt have enough power after leasing a 2002 model.

Mountie Rules!!

5
levismith on 01/22/2005

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 absolutely love my Mountaineer. Beautiful, solid, great build quality. My V6 is very smooth and gets 23mpg on the highway. For the price, it is absolutely unbeatable!

Excellent Mountaineer! Best One YET!

5
pop123 on 01/20/2005

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

Yes this mountaineer is the best one yet out of the 4 i have leased already! Out of all my mountaineers there hasent been any problems whatsoever! if decide to get one get the "PREMIER MODEL" it's well worth it!

love/hate relationship - don't buy it!

3.1
Lu on 01/10/2005

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

I love all the bells and whistles on this SUV, but it is not worth the trouble. My first one was traded in under lemon law due to a sulfur smell that could not be fixed. My second one has been in the shop 5x after it keeps stalling/dying. (It currently has 26,000 miles on it.) At 20,000 it needed a new $1200.00 torque converter. It still stalls, they cannot find out why. It is outright dangerous. DO NOT BUY THIS SUV - you will love the features and not want to give it up, but it is NOT worth the grief.

Happy Driver

4.9
Lynn V. Holaday 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

We love our new Mountaineer--mainly for its comfort and performance. It drives better than any of our earlier SUVs and feel's quite classy. Unfortunately it gets pretty awful gas mileage, but I guess that's the tradeoff with a SUV. Two thumbs up.

MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

4.8
DICK on 01/03/2005

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

THE BEST VEHICLE I HAVE EVER OWNED

contender for mid-size SUV's

4.1
Paul P on 12/20/2004

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

This is a great vehicle for practical SUV usage. I am however disappointed that it has the lowest horsepower in its class. Standing at only 210??? GMC envoy has 270;priced evenly. I am pleased with the overall performance of the vehicle, however unimpressed with the gas mileage, averaging only 12.1 on the streets and 16.6 on the highway. Being a car connessieur, I would recommend this vehicle for family use, however if you're looking for power this is not the SUV to buy. Head over to GMC or Dodge if you are in the American market.

Under rated 7-passenger SUV

4.6
Jerome Rich on 12/07/2004

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

A trouble-free SUV that does everything well. My only complaint are the cheap leather seats.

Great SUV

4.9
Deeanna on 11/17/2004

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

This SUV is wonderful on trips. Took a trip south and averaged 23.5 MPG highway. In town driving I get 18-19 MPG I have owned several SUV's, 1 Chevrolet Blazer and 2 Ford Explorers...this Mountaineer will dance circles around anyone of them. I am very satisfied with the performace and comfort of this SUV.

Fun on the road

4.5
Bentley on 11/11/2004

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

We just traded in a Mercury Grand Marquis in April, 2004. I like the Mountainer for the reliability and the safety. I like sitting up higher when driving than you would if driving a car. One feature I feel they could improve on would be the locations of the switches for adjustments of front seats. Why not put them on doors like the Marquis do? Plus there could be more head room in the front seat area. I have noticed taller people close to top interior. Overall I have enjoyed the Mountaineer and it is likely we will keep this one for a few years.

LOVE IT!!!!!

4.8
DEBBY EGOLF on 11/11/2004

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

I'VE HAD MINE FOR 2 YEARS AND PICKED IT OVER THE EXPEDITION - GLAD I DID. I WILL TRADE FOR A NEW ONE IF THIS ONE EVER WEARS OUT. BEST CAR I'VE HAD IN 35 YEARS!

This is my third Mountaineer

4.9
fredroc_cohiba on 11/08/2004

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 owned the 1998, 2002 and 2005 models. Each one has improved in quality of ride and workmanship. I wish gas mileage would improve, but I am willing to live with it.

Nice Styling and Quality

4.3
lduke32 on 10/15/2004

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mountaineer looks like no other SUV. It's interior is richly appointed for the price. The ride could be smoother and the 4.0 liter smoother but overall it is a solidly made vehicle. I recommend the Mercury Mountaineer


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