by texas_ag14 on Aug 12, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD
i got this car from my grandparents in '08 at 129,000 miles. i thought for sure it wouldn't make it much longer... but today it still runs and drives like the day i got, with 182,000 miles. i haven't had any major problems, only routine maintenance (spark plugs and wires, alternator, o2 sensor, cam shaft sensor, new stereo). this car has never left me stranded, not even once. the only issue i have with the car is that the 5.0 V8 gets pretty thirsty. this car will run forever with regular maintenance.
by elizabeth47 on Feb 12, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD
I own a 1998 mercury mountaineer,have had too much front end problems,first was 4 sets of tie rods for both sides.Great in the snow.But the front end is making a humming noise now.taken it to NAPA shop and they told me only ford dealership can fix the problem-Can ford uphold to these problems,i see the recall-yes it has caught on fire from the cruise controll issue but i'm a single mother with this only one SUV.I feel ford needs to address these problems with their SUV-mercury mtneer-and fix them for us loyal buyers(we will continue to purchase ur fords if you make this right)and our friends we recomend buy FORD,what can we poor people do-not enough money to fix it anymore-HELP HELP us pleas
by cupofcoffee on Jul 30, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV 4WD
Our Mountaineer had been sitting on the dealer lot for 1 year when we bought it. For it's use it had a lot of miles on it, but 20K ain't to bad, we got it for $17K in early 2000. I personally hate the console because you have less room. The things I have loved about it, hauling ability, towing capacity and with the power chip the performance in town and on the highway. I can do a brake job on this truck 20 minutes per wheel. The repair costs have been pretty low, a intake gasket, brakes, even the tires were cheap when you look at the mileage. So stuff that sucks, radio display and compass display faded, driver door lock. and now the tranny is acting up with 150K mi...
Paint has held up well
The Mountaineer gets minor front and rear styling tweaks as it enters its second year of production. In addition, a new model, with full-time four-wheel drive, receives the SOHC V6 and five-speed automatic transmission that became available on the Explorer last year.