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Mercury Mountaineer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 205 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mercury Mountaineer

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Explorer-based Mercury Mountaineer is capable and practical. A variety of engine and drive types make it more versatile in 1998.

  • Cons

    Ford Explorer is more attractive to our eyes.

  • What's New for 1998

    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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Cant kill it

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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.




A lemon-maybe.

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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



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I bought mine when it

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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




Simply a great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

Now my parents have had our's for a very long time now and it has recently become mine which I nicknamed tank because that's just what it is very reliable yet unfortunately not so well on the gas and safe which I found out how safe it was today from my first accident now I'm not going in to detail about it but the other driver needs a new rear door and quad panel the now "tank" on the other hand has a scratch I recommend this as a first car for beginning drivers the only problems me and my parents have had with this car is the norm door handles failing radio display but the worst thing was about a year ago the pedal got very stiff on the start but other then that nothing major.




Well-built and so far so

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

I just got the rig 2 weeks ago, but this is my 3rd in 15 years. It had 161,000 miles on it, and is was well kept, very clean, and the engine (5.0 V8) and drivetrain were looked like 60- 75,000 miles newer then they are. It came fully loaded with power everything, moonroof, MACH sound system, leather, and much more. Only thing I have to fix is the radio display (very common problem, very easy fix). All in all, these SUVs are the best of the best and even at high miles, you can find great buys.




This has been a great

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

This is a great suv bought it with 12400 three years ago now has 191000 only repairs was a starter and three sets of wheel bearings. Diving about a 1000 miles this week to DC and back.



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Full 1998 Mercury Mountaineer Review

What's New for 1998

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.

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Talk About The 1998 Mountaineer

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chancestrane
chancestrane
08-28-2014
Hello, new here. I just recently bought a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer and I was driving it at night two days ago and the dash light and night driving lights and brights went off same time the dash did. A...


love4amandan
love4amandan
01-22-2011
Help please! I have a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer AWD 5.0 V8. When driving it sounds as though someone is beating the bottom of the truck with a hammer. Any ideas???...


jmee
jmee
07-24-2009
Every day now it seems that my 1998 Mountaineer moans and groans more and more and seems to be coming from the front end somewhere. Anyone have any idea what this is? I have replaced the shocks and it...



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