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Mercury Mountaineer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 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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Cant kill it

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Mountaineer

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

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

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

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

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

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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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


  • 14
  • cty
  • 19
  • highway
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