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A lot of plusses, two big minuses
By Mark on
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
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My Mountaineer is the basic design with the V-8. No other frills. Fun to drive. Excellent smooth ride. Great stereo. Nice and dependable A/C. In all a great car to take the long distance as I have driven about 155K miles - mostly highway. Two big minuses: Transmission and rear axle. The right rear axle losing its fluid and freezing up could be chalked up to back luck. However, the bad transmission is a systemic problem for most of these Merc's. The local transmission mechanic told me this. One would be lucky to get in 50K miles. Mine started going bad around 40K, but not bad enough to use the drivetrain warranty - according to the dealer.
Favorite Features
Seating comfort. A/C. Smooth ride. Cargo space. Stereo. Strong, reliable V8.
Suggested Improvements
Transmission (although I see this year Ford has a new 6-speed transmission.) Axle. Idler.
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