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2006 Mercury Mariner

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By Ralph from Delaware
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2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Quality vehicle with nice features. We replaced a Ford Escape, moving up in amenities with the Mercury. But the full-time 4WD burns gas. We average 15-20 MPG around town, 20-25 MPG on the open road - much worse than the Escape [which allowed us to switch from 4WD to front drive to save gas]. Also the Mariner is noticeably heavier and slower than the Escape with the same engine and transmission. Wish we had opted for the Hybrid! The standard tires are cheap - yielding a rough ride with lots of road noise, contributing to the poor gas mileage, and handling is not the best. Ford could have spent another $50 bucks per tire for Michelins and would have had a much better performing car.


Favorite Features

Interior design and comfort. Great room and storage space in a small car. Looks good. Holds the road well, and flawless in rain and snow driving. Strong engine.


Suggested Improvements

Switch allowing choice of front drive vs 4WD depending on conditions - and to SAVE GAS! The standard Continental tires are rough, noisy, and wear out after only about 25,000 miles. Just about any decent replacement will be quieter, better gas mileage, better handling and traction.


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Tire noise will drive you crazy
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Ariel
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2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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My husband drives an F-150 SuperCrew and it sounds like a quiet luxury vehicle compared to my Mariner. Also, I am disappointed with the lack of illumination on key controls for night driving. Unless you memorize all the controls, you are s.o.l. after dark. I had more illumination on my 10 year old Dodge Caravan.


Favorite Features

Small turning circle. Handles well.


Suggested Improvements

More insulation for tire noise, more illuminations for controls, outside thermometer.


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Still wondering
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By lake girl
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2006 Mercury Mariner Convenience 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Nice looking vehicle. In 2 months of ownership have had a problem with CD player- reading no Cd when there was one in player. Turning vehicle off and on again luckily corrected the problem. Muffler seems rather loose, but service dept says free play is normal. Makes a lot of creaking noise when backing up onto the road- live on a hill. Gas mileage Ok for an SUV. Not the greatest on zip going uphill- got to put the pedal to the floor for some zoom.


Favorite Features

appearance


Suggested Improvements

Standard transmission


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Great Car
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By Crystal
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2006 Mercury Mariner Luxury 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Great car to drive. Comfortable, hugs the road, quiet and fun. Got the Moon roof worth the extra. Getting 27 back and forth (12 miles) to work and 31+ on interstate driving.


Favorite Features

Moon roof


Suggested Improvements

none


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Nice roomy small suv
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Nic
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2006 Mercury Mariner Luxury 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Great small suv and very good looking. Lots of wind noise on the highway. Metal seems thin on exterior. Windows make a clanging noise when closing them. Base of door sits on an outer ledge that just traps dirt.


Favorite Features

Nice interior features


Suggested Improvements

Sound proofing, sound reduction when closing windows, thicker exterior metal


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