02' Mountaineer nicely re-designed
By MarkR on
2002 Mercury Mountaineer AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I've only driven my Mountaineer about
4,000 miles so far. Design wise it's a
heck of a lot better vehicle than my
old 94' Explorer. The more I look at
the outside, the more pretentious it
strikes me. Still... I've received
alot of compliments on it's looks. It
handles great and has alot of those
handy little storage spaces. I was a
little nervous about going from 4WD to
AWD but the thing was great in the
snows of Vermont. It does occasionally
knock slightly on regular gas but it
seems like a good strong engine for a 6
cylinder. Overall I'm very happy with
There are a number of storage spaces
that keep the vehicle neater inside.
It's handling is real tight for an SUV.
The lift gate door is a great design.
1)Upgrade the standard hitch to Class
III. 2)Replace those flimsey clothes
hooks with something more substantial.
3)The vehicle is so high running boards
should be standard. 4)Even more inside
storage spaces. 5)Easier to handle
wiper controls (maybe on the steering