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Mercury Mountaineer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 4200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Mercury Mountaineer

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engines and plenty of safety options make it a great family mover.

  • Cons

    More "distinctive" than an Explorer but not necessarily more attractive.

  • What's New for 1999

    For '99 the Mountaineer gets optional rear load leveling and a reverse parking aid. It also receives a new seat design.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Crud

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Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

bought our 99 mountaineer about 3yrs ago had nothing but problems since within 6 months the number five injector started fouling repaired dont no how many times and it still fouled.every time time it goes for inspection it needs at least 400 dollars of repair.now just replaced upper ball joint and sway bar now the tire keeps wobbling. i hate this car want it gone thank god it's the wife's.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My favorite vehicle

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Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

I love this SUV. Bought it new, have over 170,000 miles on it and hope to get another 170,000 miles out of it. The 302 V8 does and pulls everything I ask it to. This SUV still turns heads and get compliments on it after 10 years of owning it. I also drive a Jeep Commander. For snow I still prefer the Mountaineer. Had the shocks replaced a month ago and ride is very stiff now. Hope it will smooth out with a little more miles on them.



9 of 9 people found this review helpful

1999 mercury mountaineer

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Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

The Mercury Mountaineer for the 1999 model year is a solid, fairly luxurious SUV entry from Ford Motor Company's Mercury division. The 5.0 L V8 is a gas-guzzler that despite only putting out 215 HP propels the nearly 4500-pound car well. The interior quality is fairly formidable, though its aesthetics are lacking. The cargo room of the Mountaineer allows it to function as the ideal vehicle to carry baseball, golf, or sporting equipment. The car is extremely reliable, far more so than the current mid-size SUV slate Ford offers. The fifteen-inch chrome wheels are aesthetically-pleasing as is the car's grille which sets it apart from its Ford Explorer sibling.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Very reliable

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Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

I bought it at 32K miles and now it has 107K miles. Very reliable. The all-wheel-drive feature handles superbly in snow, ice, and rain. ABS is top-notch. Nice V8 power. The sound system and cruise controls on the steering wheel are an excellent touch. My only complaints have been a seat belt that pulls too tight, spotty FM reception about 25 miles outside Nashville city limits, and a rear-windshield wiper that never completely wipes the back glass.




Looks, luxury, very good reliability

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Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

Purchased the vehicle in 2001, it has been a joy to own, excepting rear differential seal leak, shot EGR valve, and a bad rear wheel speed sensor. Vehicle is "old generation" SUV, huge inside and handling is kind of gimpy on the road. Minor suspension prob's as the vehicle gets older. This model year received very good reliability ratings in the Consumer Rept's guide compared to other model years. Recommended.




Mountaineer fan

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Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

I have owned this vehicle for over five years and it is one of the best cars I have ever had. The worse problem was a noisy alternator. Other than that just the normal brake, battery, and such replacements have been required. I would buy another except for the gas mileage issue and somewhat harsh ride quality.



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What's New for 1999

For '99 the Mountaineer gets optional rear load leveling and a reverse parking aid. It also receives a new seat design.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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