2002 Mercury Mountaineer AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Looked for an SUV for a long time. Chose because of price and Explorer reputation. So far have had minor problems with the vehicle not being able to start. After three tows, found out it was bad ground wire. vehicle sometimes seems to lag into gear from park when cold. Also transmission at times acts like something is going wrong. Have 75,000 mile warranty, hope it goes before then. A fine vehicle otherwise, gas mileage around town is 13 and highway is poor at only 18. Questionable whether I would buy another. Also seat foam on drivers seat began to bunch up along left part of seat, I dont weigh a whole lot over 170. Had to have it taken off and fixed. $125.00
powerful v-8 a must. Towing capabilities are almost endless. Comfortable to drive.
Gas mileage, silver trim on steering wheel easily scratches, heated seat buttons cumbersome to use, rear hatch cylinders not strong enough in cold weather.