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transmission problems
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By 9102
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2006 Mercury Mariner SUV Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Car was great for the first 3 years then at 78,000 miles and all at once the front and rear differential went out, rear main oil seal was leaking, exhaust manifold leaking and an a/c line was leaking. $ 4800.00 later it seems to be all fixed. I really hope there are no more issues with this vehicle. I have never been a big fan of Ford products to begin with. Better off staying with the foreign brand vehicles, they seem to know how to make them last.


Best Features

all wheel drive is nice in the snow


Worst Features

Transmission and differentials really need to be improved and made better


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Happy Mariner Owner
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By trublkkngt
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2006 Mercury Mariner SUV Premier 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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We've been happy with our Mercury Mariner Premier. We bought it used in 08 with 9000 miles on it. It has been very reliable! No maintenance or repair issues. It's perfect to haul our two small children around. The only complaint we ever had was how LOUD the stock Continental tires were. We replaced them with General Grabber HTS tires and it significantly improved the ride quailty. If you have a Mariner, Escape or Tribute, do yourself a favor and dump the stock Continitental Tires as soon as you can!


Best Features

Reliable. No shakes or rattles.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy? However, didn't want a 4 cyl or a hybrid, so I can't really complain about the fuel economy!


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Great Small SUV
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By Happy Owner
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2006 Mercury Mariner SUV Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This has been a great little SUV. I used to drive Explorers. Bought this to get better gas millage for a Minneapolis driving. Great in the snow and super reliable. Get rid of the Continental stock tires and it is very quite comfortable to drive. I have had zero problems, but do regular maintenance. Love the radio/6cd player, and leather. Love it Love it Love it. I would recommend to anyone


Best Features

Radio, Leather, AWD, Automatic Headlights, etc...


Worst Features

Slightly bigger gas tank..


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Jessica
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By jessica
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2006 Mercury Mariner SUV Premier 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car after the escape I had transmission went on it at 80,000 miles didn't have this one a year and the transmission went very disappointed good thing it was still covered in the warranty don't think I will buy ford products ever again.


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Be Prepared for a Rough Ride
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By Rough Rider!
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2006 Mercury Mariner SUV Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this car used and was very impressed with the overall style of the the car from first sight. The car runs excellent, sound system meets standards as well. Not very impressed with where the seat warmer buttons are since the passenger seat automatically turns on when someone gets in and the loudness of the car is overwhelming. Takes ALL bumps big or small very hard. There seems to be no give in the suspension or shocks when riding over any thing that disrupts the smoothness in the asphalt. Does not handle water very well either. Likes to hydroplane even in the smallest amount of water. Not recommended for any type of off roading! Also very poor fuel mileage


Best Features

Seat design, sound system, comfort


Worst Features

Better fuel mileage, less road noise, better suspension/shocks when driving in bumpy conditions.


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