2002 Mercury Mountaineer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I really tried to buy American when I bought this Mountaineer with only 38,00 miles on it in 2004. Now at 90,000 miles I have had to replace the transmission and not the rear end is failing. I have a Toyota Tundra and a Honda they have 106,000 miles and 170, miles on them respectively. I have NEVER replace a transmission or differential on either one. I just think I should have gotten more service out of this Mountaineer; after all, I thought American car manufacturers PROMISED to build better products. The promised has truly been broken, just like my pocketbook. NO MORE AMERICAN vehicles for me, and that's a promise.
The utility of the 3rd row seat. Vehicle seats 7.
Create a reliable drive train and dispense with the cheap appointments. Give us QUALITY. Prior to the 1970s American cars exceeded 100,000 miles with ease and could be counted on to serve our families.