by robertn78 on Oct 25, 2004 Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV
After looking at Explorers for a
couple of weeks, we found that there
were way too many options and interior
and exterior colors. Finding a V8
with grey interior and good options
was impossible. We found the
Mountaineer to have all the upgrades
we wanted and had more of a luxury
feel. The head lights, tail lights,
and grill set it apart from the
Explorer. The V6 is powerful, but if
you tow or just love power (like me),
you have to get the 5.0 V8.
by bill denver on Jan 18, 2004 Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV
Good value if you pay only blue book!
The certified programs are a racket
since you will inevidibly be back in
the dealership for something little
every other month. Things here and
there add up when you are spending $100
deductible every visit. I've already
had three recalls on mine...mostly
minor. Had rear wiper motor, turn
signal switch, exhaust sensor, fan
blower motor replaced in first year.
Overall, the v8 has great pick up for
an SUV and it has lots of power. The
styling is nicer than same platform
explorer. Still rugged! LOUD,LOUD,LOUD!
Interior noise is deafening.Handles
roughly, very rigid!But it is an suv,
not a mercedes.
by zcar690 on Jun 4, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV
This has been an outstanding vehicle. I
have never bee nmuch of a Ford/Mercury
fan but I will be buying another
Mountaineer. Unfortunately this vehicle
has been in several accidents, but It
has saved the lives of my family due to
it's sturdy construction. It is a bit
of a gas hog but it's safety and
reliability have made it worth the
additional cost of fuel.
by dimes_for_slim on Sep 8, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV
This has ben a bullet proof, reliable
vehicle on all accounts. Perfect
compromise of size, space, and fuel
efficiency. Other than the Firestone
tire debacle, the only service this
vehicle has required was oil and filter
by Sammiam on Aug 11, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV
Have had this car for about 4 yrs.
Haven't had any problems until the past
month or so. Everything electrical is
acting up. Current probs: front/back
sprayer, back wipers, brights, back left
blinker, back right brake light, left
rear window all do not work. This seems
odd that all of these probs would happen
at once on a car that's not that old.
Anyone else have these sort of problems?
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