by chrishoops27 on Aug 11, 2013 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
by jwdia on Aug 26, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV AWD
*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)
*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
by Jolin on Apr 19, 2010 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.