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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 2000 Mercury Mountaineer

  • Ford Explorer's upscale twin is sorely in need of a redesign; it can't compete with its midsize SUV competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6 and V8 engines, good selection of features, four-wheel-drive versatility.

  • Cons

    Few differences between Mountaineer and Ford Explorer, poor fuel economy with V8 engine.

  • What's New for 2000

    Mountaineer is uprated with new Premier and Monterey trim packages, which include tan leather upholstery, special paint, upgraded alloy wheels and wood grain dash trim.

Full 2000 Mercury Mountaineer Review

What's New for 2000

Mountaineer is uprated with new Premier and Monterey trim packages, which include tan leather upholstery, special paint, upgraded alloy wheels and wood grain dash trim.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Love my 1st car

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

I just graduated high school and this is my 1st car. I got it from my grandpa who treated it very well and is in great condition. It drives well, and the V8 is very powerful indeed. Granted, it does suck down a lot of gas in the city though hwy mileage is good. Ride is pretty good, though on bumps it doesn't really take them well compared to a sedan would. Excellent build quality, and everything; engine, transmission, electronics, they're all perfectly fine I'm keeping it until it dies that's for sure



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Car has 147,000 miles and

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

Pros: *At 147K miles engine and tranny sounds, and performs like brand new. *They were not kidding about the V8 Power. * Body well built and solid. Quality steel - no rust yet. * AWD really grips the roads ( Iowa winters..no problem here) Cons: *Factory radio works but no display - common issue. * rear wiper does not work - again common issue. *Keyless entry quit working, and door locks need some TLC. * some road noise. ( can't tell yet if it is in need of a muffler or just the roar of the 5.0) * no rust yet but a little pain bubbling on the bottom inside of the rear doors. not noticable to the public




Sad to see it go

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

I've had my SUV for over 5 years now and it's the best thing I've ever owned. Never once left me stranded & only had to fix normal things like tires, battery, brakes, & spark plugs. Would love to keep it but the family is too big and we need a 3rd row now. If I could buy new I would just order one that way. I think I will cry when I trade in this week. Currently at 92,000 miles and still going strong. Back wiper never quite worked right & light bulb issue on the dash but the stuff that really mattered and would cost a lot to fix stayed strong. Hope to own another one some day.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2000 monterey wedgewood blue &

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

Purchased used 8 years ago w/49,000 miles on it. Now have 118,000 miles and only significant problems have been the transmission (torque converter) rebuild at 87,000, and as with many others, radio display went out - had repaired and then all button functions stopped working (original radio a real piece of junk!). Replaced radio with newer OEM Ford radio w/6 cd changer from OEM Car Audio (on Ebay). Other than new tires , battery, brakes, shocks,serpentine belt, plugs and 13.7 avg mpg (mostly city), a pleasure to own and drive. Also a couple of minor factory recalls, big deal. At 118K miles, I've got a lot more to go! Body in excellent shape even after subjected to Minnesota winters & salt.




One of many fans of

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

I learned from the dealer the 1999 to 2001 were the best built in this series and they have a strong following. I have found that out by talking to other owners. The Mountaineer is the top of the line. The V-8 engine is strong, transmission strong, solid body, has a truck feel (it is a Ranger w/ SUV body). With Zaino polish the paint shines great and people are amaised it is 10 years old. This car is a solid performer, a great winter car. If I keep the rpm's under 2,000 on the interstate, I'll get 20.5 to 21.5 mpg. For good gas mileage drive with a soft foot on the accelerator. Fine a good one and keep it.




Wonderful!

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD

This was my first Ford-based anything, and this has been nothing short of amazing! It came with the 5.0 and AWD, and was completely loaded! It even got me through a nasty blizzard here in Colorado and through 2 feet of snow and never got stuck! Even with temps as low as -15, the truck started up with no problems



Talk About The 2000 Mountaineer

2000 Mercury Mountaineer Discussions See all Started By

rkohan
rkohan
02-01-2010
I have a 2005 Mountaineer that will hesitate (hiccup) while traveling on the highway between 1000 and 2000 rpm's. I took it to the dealership and they said that the coil, plugs wires and transmission...


kswank
kswank
07-07-2006
My check engine light came on in my 2000 mountaineer about 3 weeks ago. I have filled the tank several different times with gas so I don't think it is the Ford gas cap thing. I think it is with the ...


soctec
soctec
02-19-2006
Looking for input from outdoors type people. Considering buying a 2006 Explorer or Mountaineer. We pull a 4000 pound camper. Definitely going with the V-8. What do you recommend - a 4WD Explorer o...



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  • 19
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