2003 Mercury Mountaineer

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175,363 Miles
10,273
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 175363
Color: GRAY
Body Style: Suv
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Engine Type: V8
Location: Hampton, VA

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Base Gray AWD 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 4.6L V8 SOHC Clean CARFAX. AT-HOME DELIVERY AVAILABLE,​ ONLINE PRE-APPROVAL,​ SIGHT UNSEEN APPRAISALS,​ AWD,​ 3.55 Axle Ratio,​ 3rd row seats: bench,​ 4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​ ABS brakes,​ Adjustable pedals,​ Air Conditioning,​ AM/FM radio,​ CD player,​ Compass,​ Delay-off headlights,​ Driver door bin,​ Driver vanity mirror,​ Dual front impact airbags,​ Four wheel independent suspension,​ Front anti-roll bar,​ Front Bucket Seats,​ Front Center Armrest,​ Front fog lights,​ Front reading lights,​ Fully automatic headlights,​ GVWR: 5,​860 lbs Payload Package,​ Heated door mirrors,​ Illuminated entry,​ Leather steering wheel,​ Outside temperature display,​ Overhead console,​ Panic alarm,​ Passenger door bin,​ Passenger vanity mirror,​ Power door mirrors,​ Power driver seat,​ Power steering,​ Power windows,​ Rear anti-roll bar,​ Rear reading lights,​ Rear window defroster,​ Rear window wiper,​ Remote keyless entry,​ Roof rack: rails only,​ Security system,​ Speed control,​ Speed-Sensitive Wipers,​ Split folding rear seat,​ Tachometer,​ Tilt steering wheel,​ Variably intermittent wipers,​ Voltmeter,​ Passed Dealer Safety Inspection,​ AWD. Recent Arrival! Wynne Ford and Wynne Volvo are conveniently located at 1020 W. Mercury Blvd in Historic Hampton Virginia. Home of the patented "10 GRANDLAND" WWW.WYNNEFORDCOM or 757-838-3673.
3.55 Axle Ratio,​GVWR: 5,​860 lbs Payload Package,​4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​Air Conditioning,​Front Bucket Seats,​Front Center Armrest,​Tachometer,​Voltmeter,​3rd row seats: bench,​ABS brakes,​AM/FM radio,​Adjustable pedals,​CD player,​Delay-off headlights,​Driver door bin,​Driver vanity mirror,​Dual front impact airbags,​Four wheel independent suspension,​Front anti-roll bar,​Front fog lights,​Front reading lights,​Fully automatic headlights,​Heated door mirrors,​Illuminated entry,​Leather steering wheel,​Outside temperature display,​Overhead console,​Panic alarm,​Passenger door bin,​Passenger vanity mirror,​Power door mirrors,​Power driver seat,​Power steering,​Power windows,​Rear anti-roll bar,​Rear reading lights,​Rear window defroster,​Rear window wiper,​Remote keyless entry,​Roof rack: rails only,​Security system,​Speed control,​Split folding rear seat,​Tilt steering wheel,​Variably intermittent wipers,​Front beverage holders,​Speed-Sensitive Wipers,​Compass


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VIN 4M2DU86W33ZJ38528 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

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


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scamerwynne on 09/24/2016

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

WYNNE FORD ON MERCURY BLVD ARE A SCAM THEY SEND YOU A FLYER TO SCRATCH AND I WON A 60 IN. TV . AND WENT TO THE DEALER THE SALES PEOPLE THEY MEET AT THE PARKING AND ASK CAN I HELP YOU I SAD TO HIM YES I WON A PRIZE I SHOW HIM MY PAPER HE CHECK IT AND SAID OH CONGRATS. YOU DID WIN A 60 INCH TV AND THAT WHEN YOU WIN THAT'S MAKE YOU ELIGIBLE TO WIN MORE AND HE SAID YOU WON A LOTTERY HE SAID TO ME THANK YOU FOR COMING AND I TOLD HIM WHEN I ENTER THE DEALER THAT I HAVE A 2016 MINI VAN I TOLD HIM WHERE IS MY TV THE I WON HE SAID OH NO THIS AD IS ONLY TO BRING THE CUSTOMER IN I TOLD HIM PUT IT SAID NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY HE SAID NO TV PLEASE DON'T GO TO WYNNE FORD THEY ARE SCAMMER BIG ONE THIS DAYS NO ONE WITH OUT TV BUT IF FREE YOU TAKE IT SHAME ON YOU WYNNE FORD I YOUSEf

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 76 reviews

Good American SUV

4
James Anderson on 01/17/2016

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: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

This was a good vehicle no longer in production. A purchase of a used vehicle is a good choice,

Never Had A More Reliable Vehicle...

4.9
alessing on 10/04/2011

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

I have owned and driven anything from a Hummer H2 to a Ford Escape, to an Acura MDX and I praise Ford's engineers for the work put into this SUV. I own a 2003 Mountaineer Premier AWD V8 with stock GoodYear Fortera HL tires and this truck performs incredibly. I have a heavy foot and the 4.6L V8 suits my every need. I own a 21 foot boat and the towing abilities are great! Also, being in NC means I enjoy the Outer Banks where I regularly take to the sandy beaches and have NEVER gotten stuck. Even without the Explorer's AdvanceTrac traction control, the Mountaineer's full-time All Wheel Drive performs admirably in virtually any situation. I simply love this truck... 200000+ miles and no issues!!

Love my Mountaineer for the most part!

4.1
Amurr1991 on 08/04/2010

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

I have had My Mountaineer for quite a while and Love it! I have only had to replace ball joints and Put new tires on it (standard maintenance). This vehicle is such a workhorse and handles great in all weather situations! The fuel economy is awful though, (only about 13-15 combined). Overall I have been pleased with this truck. The only complaint I have is that the interior quality could be better. The truck has 110,000 miles and does tend to have some minor rattles, but not too bad, other cars I have had don't generally start to rattle until much later, but hey It's a Ford not a Mercedes!

The Good and not so good

4.5
Pat on 03/03/2010

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

The Comfort, looks and performance are Great. The Problems are few but Should be weeded out by the Mercury engineers: 1) I purchased this SUV new and have the towing package but have never used it yet the 2 rear springs are broken. Never overloaded it either. Can't figure out why/how this happened. 2) Rear tailgate has a plastic body part with Mercury emblem on it. It cracked even though there was no accident. Heard of other owners having same problem. Why did/does this happen? 3) Power windows freeze up in winter will not work until they are thawed out. Overall I like this SUV. It's a pleasure to drive. Hopeful that some Mercury People will see my remarks here and find solutions

Tough Truck for a V6

4.3
Jake on 01/11/2010

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

I bought my Mountaineer used with 40,000 miles on it. Other than a crack on the liftgate it was in great shape. I've always driven my vehicles hard and I can say for just being a 4.0L it is a workhorse. I've hauled thousands of pounds of supplies behind it in a trailer, driven off-road,done a few donuts, you name it. I bought it out of pure necessity having a third child on the way. This is my grocery/camping/work/family vehicle. I love the sound system and leather seats and 17 inch wheels. It handles great and has good power for passing. It has 109,000 miles now and all I've had to replace was an alternator. I also nailed a deer at about 50 mph and virtually no damage. I have no regrets.

Solid

4.5
Chris on 12/21/2009

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

Was looking for a 7 seater explorer of that age, stumbled upon the prettier sister vehicle at a dealership. Ours has been a solid, comfortable, trouble free vehicle. Looks nice, too. 22-23 mpg highway; decent for a heavy vehicle. Unfortunately I have had to have the rear bumper repainted twice; once was my fault (garage incident) and another parking lot incident. Goes like a tank in the snow (AWD). The downside to having such a nice SUV is that you can't really do the "utility" thing like you mean it. But at least it has more cajones than a minivan.

Great truck

4.5
kim on 01/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

I'm just writing to tell everyone, how much I love my Mountaineer. I bought it used with 49,000 miles on it. I only have 2 things that bother me. The crack on the back liftgate with I found is a common problem with them. Had issues with it stalling in reverse. Took to dealer and they couldn't find a problem, and couldn't help because the check engine light didn't come on. So I visited many other sites and found that others had the same issue. One guy suggested putting dry gas in it when you fill it. Well, we put the dry gas in it at everyfill up and it hasn't done it since.

Mountaineer, bad transmission, good looker

3.9
Linda Davis on 12/30/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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 thought this would be the perfect vehicle. But two transmissions in 2 years at $1500 dollars and wheel bearings in less than a year was a little too much. The air conditioner shows no results on leakage testing, but it was filled 2 times a year, it would be freezing then high points on vents would be cold and lower vent warm. Ford could not find what the problem was, but suggested another Mountianeer because this was a used purchase. Another problem was the transmission stick is located on the bottom and will require a special instrument to check fluid level. bad idea.

Great SUV except

4.5
suzie on 09/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

I loved this SUV, of course gas mileage stinks, but for an AWD it rides like a luxury car. Heated seats, 3rd row seating, great. Cons...wheel bearings. They all go too early, AC wires rusted out. I also knew 3 people who had the same problems, bearings and AC rusting out. Mercury knew this but never recalled the vehicles. Tires, I went through two pairs in three years. Other than that, a fine vehicle.

2003 Convenience V-8

4.6
rabgolfnut on 07/26/2008

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

Bought Dec 31, 2003, got a great deal on it! It was the last 2003 on the lot, 4WD just in time for winter!! Love the commanding view of the road, versatility of passengers & cargo, use it to haul my DJ equipment, it all fits!!! Handles much better than a "truck", rides firm but comfortable, handles well foe such a high center of gravity. Note: I finally replaced the OEM Goodyear Eagle LS with some Bridgestone Dueler Alenza H/L tires, the vehicle has been transformed. It now rides & handles almost on par with my 2003 Sable. Steering feel & response is now superb!!! Did have some recalls, on the rear glass hardware & the rear axle, starter, battery, rear shocks replaced.

Nice Ride

4.4
Danpemby on 09/29/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Bought this car against my better judgment. The wife really wanted it so we got it. I was surprised by the performance and comfort of this vehicle. We drive it on winy back roads and it handles like a true champ. I recommend it to all. Gets 21MPG (non E-85)on average which is great for such a large vehicle.

A Great Mid-sized SUV

4.8
S.Perez on 03/25/2007

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've had my Mountaineer for about a month and am really enjoying it. The dual a/c, rear a/c, audio system, turning radius, and comfort seating is just great. Gas mileage and the 3rd row seating not laying flat are the only complaints I have. It is my first SUV and I couldn't be happier.

This is a sweet one

4.8
fugary on 12/13/2006

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

Even know i just bought my Mountaineer i fallen in love with it. For being 3 years old it's drive like a new one. Their third row seating is sweet

2003 Mountaineer

4.4
John Riley on 12/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Putting an average of 21K miles per year requires a reliable vehicle. So far, we have only replaced tires with 70K miles and no major or minor issues. Gas mileage is poor. Even though this vehicle has a 6 cyl, acceleration is good. Like the looks and overall performance. Short turning radius is one of the more impressive features.

Love my Mountaineer

4.6
Diana on 07/31/2006

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 mostly use my Mountaineer for commuting, but have taken a couple of long trips, and love it for both. Things I love: comfort, turning radius, quality, sound system, ease of handling, reliability, ease of maintainence, and runs on regular grade fuel. My former cars were a Mercedes and BMW, and this is more comfortable, reliable, and economical to maintain than either. The paint doesn't chip or fade, and always looks great. 2 people have bumped into me and caused damage to their cars but no damage to mine. It's great going up mountains such as the Sierras. There are so many little well-thought out details. I have no complaints.

Never wanted an SUV

4.9
judy on 07/21/2006

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

My husband kept insisting I needed a 4WD vehicle. I buy a vehicle because of the way it looks, no other reason. The salesman showed me 5 vehicles the day I bought the Mountaineer. Each one had to be cleaned of 6 inches of snow! When I saw the Mountaineer, I said "ok I like how this looks. I drove it, and bought it that day. It's been 1 1/2 years and I love it.

Does what I got it for...

3.9
robin on 01/11/2006

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

I live in the snowbelt in northeast Ohio and needed a reliable vehicle to handle country hills. This vehicle is up to the task. Disappointed in the road noise and just average seat comfort. Had significant electrical problems fixed under warranty. Still, I know when the snow is flying and the kids are in the vehicle we'll get where we're going and back again.

A Great Ride.

4.6
Tony G on 11/12/2005

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

I have been very pleased with the ride, handling and performance of my Mountaineer, for an SUV. Fuel economy is great for the class of SUV it is in. I routinely get 19-21 MPG highway. My only gripe at all was with the design of the rear storage compartment. It should be able to go flat and not be on a slant. Aside from that minor beef it has given me 36K miles of outstanding service.

Love my Mountaineer

4.8
Holli on 10/05/2005

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've had my mountaineer for 2 1/2 years and have not had any problems. I just took it in for a recall. Some bolts needed replaced on the rear glass. I think I have every option available there is to get, so it makes other vehicles seem like they're missing something. We have a V8 and it has the best pickup I've ever driven. Great in the snow. I live in Indiana, so we get plenty of it and ice. The only things I would like to see different are in the 2005 model, such as reclining seats for the 2nd row. It would also be nice if the seats were softer and there was a high/low switch for the heated seats. I don't plan on getting rid of this SUV.

Great SUV

4.6
Wayne Greene on 08/29/2005

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 superb SUV. Very comfortable and easy to drive. It handles as well as a sedan which is supprising. The ride is like your typical modern day SUV. I had to settle for the Luxury model because of the lack of head room in the Premier with the Sunroof. I am 6'1". We have the V6 with a class III/IV tow package that pulls our 3500 lb boat better than our V8 truck. This Mountaineer is my wife's primary use vehicle but is also the vehicle we get in when traveling together.

Good car but early transmission problem.

3.8
mtango on 07/27/2004

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

Greatly enjoyed our 03 mountaineer until transmission died at 12,000 miles. Dealer promptly repaired under warranty and provided loaner vehicle. Compared with Explorer with similar options Mountaineer is a better deal. Paid $500 over invoice. (Thanks Edmunds!) Also looked at Acura MDX and Volvo XC90. Both were more expensive and not as flexible with the seating space.

My mountianeer baby

4.9
rteest03 on 07/11/2004

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 never enjoyed a car more in my life. I tried maybe test driving 15 different SUVs that were similar in size and price. There was no comparison to the Mountaineer. I have had nothing but superior quality from the performance to the way it looks. Not only would i recommend this car, but I would advise you to be preparde that once you buy it, you will have mountaineers for the rest of your life!!!

I love this SUV!!!!

4.8
Lori on 07/02/2004

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 have had my Merc. Mtnr for over a year..driving over 25,000 miles and love it! Have had several SUV's...but this one is by far the best. Some real nice extra's and has a different look than most SUV's. Have had -0- problems.

Major Defect

2
DMont on 06/05/2004

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

Beware of KNOWN rear axle defect in the '03. A mth after purchase, I heard humming from the rear. took it back to John Eagle. informed by serv mgr that there existed a known defect w/ rear axle. Ford had to replace the entire rear end of my SUV. In April 04, my wife was driving the car in the HOV lane when the rear axel locked up. The vehicle began to skid and black smoke was coming out of the vehicle. Thru the grace of God my wife maneuvered the vehicle without having a rear-end collision. In the vehicle w/ my wife was my two boys (3 and 1 mth) and mother-in-law. BEWARE! Ford's not telling purchasers of this KNOWN defect.

Wonderful SUV

4.9
Chaseman5758 on 01/29/2004

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 purchased this just before Christmas and there wasn't any snow yet. But, last weekend we had a bunch of snow and it handled great! Fun to drive, and it holds a lot of people, too. Great and fun car! We love it!!

Best Value on the Market

4.8
Mr. Q Inc. on 01/20/2004

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 originally considered the Aviator, Envoy XL, and Sequoia. After driving the Mountaineer, I could not figure why I should pay at least $5,000 more for the others. Outstanding handling and the V8 engine had more than enough power. So comfortable I look forward to coming back to it. I don't notice road bumps that I use to, but yet very sturdy when it hits a big bump. Was more quiet than the Aviator, more powerful than both the Envoy & Sequoia, as comfortable as the Envoy, and way less expensive than all the above. I drive 120 miles/ day, and enjoy every one of them in this vehicle. The children love the room in the back as well.

Mountaineer

5
zachW on 01/11/2004

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

I am only nine years old but I really like this vehicle. It is my favorite one that my mom has owned.

A Great SUV

4.9
Bill75 on 12/09/2003

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

I test drove the Explorer, Highlander, Murano, and Pilot. None of them came close to the Mountaineer for comfort and value for the money. The vehicle had more driver leg room than any other vehicle I tested. It handles well for a vehicle of its size. Excellent visibility. V6 power acceptable

Happy with my Mountaineer

4.6
yankee down south on 12/06/2003

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

Just got my Mountaineer two weeks ago. $23,100 w/16K miles. We love it. 13.8 mpg so far - but all local driving w/a V8.

A Very Good SUV

4.8
JFK on 11/29/2003

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

The Mountaineer is an excellent vehicle. It's just the right size and gets decent gas milage with the V6. The deals that are being offered are great too. I would rate it just as good as the imports without dealing with the arrogant imports dealers.

great value

4.8
spartanfans on 11/26/2003

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

shopped them all, felt this was best value-awd, dvd, 3 row seats.. we have the premiere edition and it offered the most features and still priced out at a strong value..4.6 v8 offers lots of

So far so good

4.5
Joehlers on 11/26/2003

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

My last two cars were a Mercedez Benz E320 and an Audi A6, so obviously there is no comparison with the ride. However, I really like driving up higher, and the vehicle gives me a safer comfort level. This is a classy SUV at a reasonable price. And, I'm sure I will appreciate the AWD in the winter.

Great SUV!!

4.9
rustyfan39 on 10/23/2003

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

We have had our Mountaineer about a month-I had a Durango before that and loved it until someone tboned me! Researched every midsize to large SUV on the market,went back twice to see the Mountaineer.We were very impressed with all the safety features,especially the side curtain airbags.They offerred us such a sweet deal,we would have been fools to pass it up! This car drives like a dream and looks so good on the road! The kids love the DVD player w/ headphones-they are great on trips. I would reccomend the Mountaineer to anyone who wants a sharp SUV with great power and handling that drives like a luxery car!

Just like our 9 year old Explorer

4.8
BoSoG on 10/14/2003

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

The 2003 MTR replaced our lovable 95 Ltd Explore. This truck has the feel of my old Acuras that I enjoyed so much in terms of firmness in the interior. We took the 0% financing since we will keep for 6-10 years.The 4.6 is a VERY powerful engine. Fun to drive and the 3 kids love it too. They like it better than our 2001 Yukon XL.

Mercury Mountainer review

5
PJJMC on 10/11/2003

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

The Mercury Mountainer is a beautiful SUV in design, comfort and performance.

Like the vehicle

4.4
Richard Keller on 09/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Takes the bumps a little hard. I compare the ride to a Donali which I have driven but do not own. I guess price does make a difference.

Surprised, really won me

4.9
axeman on 09/06/2003

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

Very simply, when my wife said she had been car shopping and selected the Mountaineer, I thought she was joking. She wasn't and this vehicle has performed wonderfully. We like the style design and comfort. Of the many different brands test driven, this has the best and most quiet ride of those in its class.

My 3 Mountaineer's

5
MaryJ on 09/06/2003

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

This is my 3rd Mountaineer, i started leasing them in 96 when the 97 first was available, i will be leasing my 4th very soon, this is the best sport utility, with class, comfort, sporty, luxury and very safe and dependable. I am very pleased with this SUV and the dealership i lease from. If you want comfort, reliability, and style this is the sport utility for you, I cant wait to be in my 4th one, they just keep getting better!

Best, safest, ride ever!

4.9
TCS7777 on 09/06/2003

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

The coupling of a V-8 with a great shifting automatic, equates to sheer power! Besides the Performance, there is safety, that goes way beyond dual air bags. With Side curtin protection and great view of the road, I feel safer in this vehicle than any I have ever owned! I would put this Mountaineer against any vehicle on the road today!

What a Great Buy!!

5
Okie7597 on 09/01/2003

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

I looked at many of the midsize SUVs, and the MM won hands-down. Styling, build quality and performance were all as good or better as anything else in its class. The fact that I got mine for $24k brand new didn't hurt either. Fuel economy is not nearly as bad as I had expected; I'm getting 19mpg in combined city/highway driving.

great suv

4.4
vincent l. on 08/30/2003

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

a very good suv for its price a little on the low side for gas mileage but besides that i love my mountaineer

Step Up

4.4
Jose Romero on 08/23/2003

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

Vastly improved Suv. Traded 01 Mounttaineer. Independant suspension,smother acceleration, all the way thourgh the band, more horsepower, roomier, great towing capacity, I could go on & on. Mercury really did it right. Well thought out with great safety features. Bang for buck, Big Bang!

Love it

4.9
Kimb030 on 08/22/2003

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

I don't urn for any other SUV! This thing handles wonderfully - so much better than my old Mountaineer. It can turn on a dime - much better than many cars. I've never had a problem with either of my Mountaineers - reliable, reliable! Love the 3rd row seat - tons of room!

WE FINALLY PICKED A WINNER

4.8
LINDSAY-ROSES DAD on 08/22/2003

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

WE ORIGINALLY PICKED A NISSAN QUEST WHICH WAS NICE BUT IT SPENT MORE TIME IN THE SHOP THAN IN OUR DRIVE WAY. THE MOUNTAINEER WAS OUR NEXT CHOICE AND WE HIT THE JACKPOT. WE LOVE THE WAY IT RIDES AT ALL SPEEDS. THE OPTIONS ARE SUPERB. WE WISHED WE COULD HAVE GOTTEN 2-TONED PAINT WITH THE PREMIER PACKAGE, NOT A BIG SACRIFICE. 78MPH GOT US 17.5 MPG, NOY BAD WITH THE V-8 AWD MODEL. WE TRIED THE 6 CYLINDER AND DROVE IT 200 FEET AND RETURNED IT, THE V-8 IS A MUST!!. WITH A TON OF MONEY BACK FROM THE FACTORY AND A GREAT DEAL FROM THE DEALERSHIP, WE GRABBED A 38900 FOR 30500. WE OWN A USED CAR LOT AND IT IS A "SIN" TO BUY NEW, NOT ANY MORE!!

Mountaineer - Great SUV

4.8
angelbaby on 08/22/2003

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

Love this SUV! We took a long trip with the truck and were very comfortable. The ride was smooth. THe Dual climate control is great. When we folded the third row for the luggage, we were surprised at the amount of storage space we had. We highly recommend this vehicle to all.

jasmin Review

3.6
Jasmin2002 on 08/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 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 problems I can report are 1. Transmission clunks into gear 2. When very very cold the heater doesn't come on for some time (i.e. 10 to 15 minutes)

It will make you feel good

4.6
Mlavender on 08/15/2003

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

Poor Gas Milage. Great everything else. No matter what, get running boards. It looks horrible without running boards.

My Second Moutaineeer

4.9
kcbillybob on 08/12/2003

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

This is our second Mountaineer. My wife and I are very happy with this SUV, it is one of the best out on the market to drive, our 2002 on long trips got over 20 mpg, for the money the Mountaineer has it hands down....

Mercury Mountaineer

5
LJT on 08/05/2003

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

Just bought the car and so far love it.. put almost 2000 miles on it the first week on a trip. Traveled with 3 other passengers and we all felt comfy. Third row seating is a plus for those times I need to pack more kids in, but don't put a big adult back there. Hidden storage in second row seating was nice discovery. As a former mini van mama, I find this car easy to get into with the running boards and easy to drive.

buy mercury

4.6
lgm on 07/27/2003

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

Having driven mostly Chevrolet trucks and 4x4s i was excited about driving this model of vehicle. I am very satisfied with the performance and ride but believe the economy could be improved with more available axle ratios without hurting the performanc

Love It !!!!

4.9
mckerchie23 on 07/25/2003

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

It is a graet SUV. Many people compare it to the explorer, I had an explorer before my Mountaineer and the Mountaineer hands on is ten time better than the explorer and well worth the extra money

Great Value

4.3
nvbanker on 07/24/2003

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

Having now 26,000 miles on the clock and 2.5 years into ownership, I'm impressed at how the MM is holding up. This was one of the first 2002's made and was actually acquired in May of 2001. It has amazing A/C, is the perfect size, the fold flat 3rd row seat and independent rear suspension are class leading, were industry leading at the time. Reliability has been flawless.

Excellent upgrade

4.9
weiber26 on 07/09/2003

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

I traded up from a 2000 Mountaineer for this vehicle. The ride and apperance of the vehicle has been greatly improved. Overall had a very pleasant experience at the dealer.

Best 3rd row seat SUV for the price

4.9
Dwayne Perkins on 06/11/2003

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

Although it is an upgraded Explorer, the price of a loaded Mountaineer is actually cheaper than a loaded Explorer Limited and still has more features. I like the way it looks, drives, and the interior comfort. It handles great for an SUV and the performance is excellet. I hit every dealership in Hampton roads and looked at every SUV with 3rd row seating. I also researced every one on the internet for features and pricing. This vehicle is the best for the price.

The Best Car!

5
John Bermudez on 06/07/2003

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

The car has been great trailering and driving to work everyday a sooth ride along with AWD control!

Nearing End of 1st Year

3.8
Roosterman on 05/24/2003

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

Overall, I like the Mountaineer better than its cousin the Explorer. It's a shame, though, that Ford's cost accountants seem to be "driving" the quality of Ford's products down because of cheap materials. This is a well- designed vehicle that could be alot better if the quality was higher. I don't think Ford is capable any longer of delivering a vehicle anywhere close to the quality of the Toyotas and Hondas. I checked the resale value on this vehicle recently and was amazed at how it had plunged, far greater than normal first year depreciation which, for most American vehicles, is pretty lousy anyway.

Buyer Beware!!!

4.1
emon07 on 05/21/2003

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

I did not like the third row seat. I drove the car for about 1 1/2 weeks and the ABS light would stay on. After three days I was able to pickup my vehicle and the following morning the ABS light came on again. I returned the vehicle for service the following Monday. I waited one week and three days for the repair to be completed. The vehicle message center it shows that I am getting 9mpg on the highway and 8mpg on the street - this is crazy. I called the dealership and was made to wait two weeks before I could bring the vehicle in for repair.

Shapest Looking mid-sized SUV hands down

4.9
californiahub on 04/20/2003

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

I was looking for a mid-size SUV with a fold-flat third seat. My brother-in- law had one for 18 mos and raved about it, and mentioned he had no problems with his - a good endorsement from a serious car buff. COMPETITORS/WHAT ELSE I LOOK AT: The GMC Envoy XL was too long and looked to goofy from the back, the MDX was just too expensive (another $200/month) ,and the Pilot was slightly too big, a little more expensive($100/mo), the front styling butt-ugly (a porpoise nose), the vision was poor and the feel from the driver seat seems like I was driving a huge cave around, and the 3rd seat is an absolute joke.

Best looking Explorer

4.5
Tom76 on 04/13/2003

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

I recently drove a 03 Mountaineer for a distance of about 4000 Miles through the Southwest on a trip to the U.S. I liked this car very much, especially compared to other SUVs I drove before, incl. Expedition Eddie Bauer, GMC Jimmy and Montero Sport. While not as roomy as the Expedition, it offers superior handling capabilities and the same 3rd row flexibility. Interior materials are nice compared to other US build vehicles. Vehicle was very well equipped, leather seats are more comfortable than those in the Explorer XLT. Automatic climate control is a nice feature. Steering feel is good for a SUV, but could provide somewhat more feedback.

Best SUV Ever Driver

5
simp on 03/21/2003

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

The style is prestigous and properous looking - I do not have money but this vehicle makes me feel like do. Peolpe stop and stare at my Mountaineer. It gets good gas mileage, the DVD player makes my kids and friends feel like they're at the movies. The AWD hugs the road and provided safety in the recent ice storm. There has been no mechanical problems with this vehicle. Forget the expensive imports, we have a great value in the Mountaineer.

Great SUV

4.9
J. Baird on 03/08/2003

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

As Suv's go, this is a great one -- came to this from owning a jeep SUV. Our other car is an E class Mercedes, but we didn't like their SUV. The V-8 Mountaineer gives a smooth ride (for an SUV) with fine poweer when you need it. Great in deep snow. Interior is very comfortable and roomy. MPG could be improved with a more modern engine design, but the tradeoff is that this uses low grade (not super) fuel, so the cost per mile isn't that staggering.

Read this before you buy!

1.6
BrianDY on 02/06/2003

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

Horrible customer service. My Mountaineer was taken in the very next day after buying because the A/C didn't turn on. The Auto repair shop at the dealership had my car for 2 weeks. They didn't even give me a rental, I had to buy my own. I can't believe how much hassle I've gone through, it's utterly ridiculous.

Driving on a cloud

4.8
neilfarrell on 01/29/2003

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

The most comfortable riding SUV I have been in. Third row seats a big hit with the kids. I really enjoyed my 2000 Mountie that my wife now has.

2002

4.4
tmb0461 on 01/12/2003

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

Play tons of hockey in the Northeast. Car has been 100% dependalble. One of first Premier's to be delivered. All black, looks great. V8 AWD is the way to go! Have had several snow storms, no problem. At $29,000 delivered many friends with BMW X5 and Mercedes ML320 wonder why they paid $20,000 more.

Cool SUV

4.4
kate lab on 01/08/2003

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

In leather trim this SUV seems better polished than competing vehicles. The 6 cylinder seems more than adequate if you are not towing (I can not comment positive or negative on towing). All in all I am very satisfied with quality, handling, performance, etc so far. Personally, I think it is a better buy with the rebates than the Escape. With out the rebates it would be a tougher choice.

A Rental Car that I would buy

4.4
kkozicz on 01/06/2003

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

I am using this SUV for 6 months as a long term rental. It has been great. it is very good in the snow, easy to put 4 sets of skis and poles and transport 4 adults the slopes in comfort. It needs a bigger gas tank.

So far, so good . . .

4.9
newmountaineerowner on 12/30/2002

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

As a former "comfy" car driver (Olds Aurora) I was a little hesitant about how I would like a "truck." But I have been pleasantly surprised. Very comfortable, handles extremely well. It is definitely affected much more by the wind, in both handling and noise. I ordered a cargo area shade, and am much happier to have a "trunk" area for concealing purchases. Overall, I like having the freedom to transport bulkier items without sacrificing comfort.

Premier V8 Review

4.9
JD1245134 on 12/05/2002

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 purchased this suv 3 months ago and have been very pleased with my purchase.

great truck

4.3
aficionado on 12/03/2002

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

great design, functional interior, nice options, great power, good stereo, nice 17's and great grip from the tires, feels well built, overall would recomend this over explorer and any other suv in the price range

my review

4.6
mgotimer on 11/22/2002

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

Very good car, never unimpressed.

WONDERFUL

4.9
D. Lloyd on 11/06/2002

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 have never been fans of American cars but, we love our 2003 Mountaineer. It's only three weeks old which probably isn't a true assesment period but we love the comfort and feel of this SUV. The only complaint we have is that the seat back doesn't adjust automatically when using the memory.

Great Car Terrible Dealership

4.3
Bobby Baddeal on 10/28/2002

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

The overall look and performance is top notch. Premier package has everything that Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, and Acura have at a fraction of the price. Add rear seat entertainment system and you have a vehicle the whole family will enjoy.

mountaineer

4.6
Traci Nerren on 08/28/2002

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 options for the price with a v-8

Not a happy mountaineer

3.6
fletch on 08/22/2002

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

Shortly after buying it we started hearing a noise like a clutch fan or the transmission slipping. Have since had it to the dealer 2x and they say they can do nothing. They say it has to do with the powertrain control module software and that "they" are working on a fix. Not exactly the answer I wanted to hear, especially considering you can actually feel the transmission slip at times. The vehicle now has 6347.0 miles. Also, the vehicle only gets 12 miles per gallon, which very much disappointed me.

Not a happy mountaineer

3.6
Fletch on 08/22/2002

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

Shortly after buying it we started hearing a noise like a clutch fan or the transmission slipping. Have since had it to the dealer 2x and they say they can do nothing. They say it has to do with the powertrain control module software and that "they" are working on a fix. Not exactly the answer I wanted to hear, especially considering you can actually feel the transmission slip at times. The vehicle now has 6347.0 miles. Also, the vehicle only gets 12 miles per gallon, which very much disappointed me.

Comfort, Handling, Utility, and Safety

4.6
shuklasr on 08/06/2002

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

We have taken our new Mountaineer on 2 long trips and a few short trips within the first two months of purchase. We have thoroughly enjoyed the drives in terms of comfort and handling. The interior has a nice luxurious feel and I have had the most comfortable ride experience in my life for long trips. The highway mileage was not too bad for an SUV averaging 21 MPG.


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