By Ox on
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I have 200400 miles. V-8 still pulls strong. Still fun to drive. I have 2- wheel drive but have been able to drive through what I want. Replaced tranny at 105000 miles. I use a K&N air filter and installed a 'Tornado' air mixer thing; I get close to 19/20 mpg. I change oil 3 mo/3000 miles. I pass emissions test annually in GA. On third set of tires, they wear evenly. Ride is comfortable, especially on long trips. It does good for 'taxi' service. Tis is my third Mercury, they have all worked well-I do make sure I do regular maintenance.
Interior roominess, utility (I am a Scoutmaster) 3rd row seat (it is workable, I am 6' 250lbs and am comfortable there)dependability, styling. My elder relatives like running boards and grab handles. I really like the radio/tape player/cd player. Cassette tape players are harder to find!
None really. I guess I would need to spend more money to get additional options. A lot of the paint on the roof rack has flaked/worn off-maybe use more durable paint.