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2003 Mercury Mountaineer - Consumer Reviews

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A Great Mid-sized SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By S.Perez
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I've had my Mountaineer for about a month and am really enjoying it. The dual a/c, rear a/c, audio system, turning radius, and comfort seating is just great. Gas mileage and the 3rd row seating not laying flat are the only complaints I have. It is my first SUV and I couldn't be happier.


Best Features

dual a/c, rear a/c, audio system, turning radius, and comfort seating


Worst Features

Gas mileage and 3rd row seat should be able to lay flat.


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2003 Mountaineer
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By John Riley
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Putting an average of 21K miles per year requires a reliable vehicle. So far, we have only replaced tires with 70K miles and no major or minor issues. Gas mileage is poor. Even though this vehicle has a 6 cyl, acceleration is good. Like the looks and overall performance. Short turning radius is one of the more impressive features.


Best Features

Third row back seat is convenient for kid's friends and traveling. Short turning radius. Excellent sound with 6 disc changer. Heated seats.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage would make it more desirable and improve resale value.


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Great SUV
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By Wayne Greene
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a superb SUV. Very comfortable and easy to drive. It handles as well as a sedan which is supprising. The ride is like your typical modern day SUV. I had to settle for the Luxury model because of the lack of head room in the Premier with the Sunroof. I am 6'1". We have the V6 with a class III/IV tow package that pulls our 3500 lb boat better than our V8 truck. This Mountaineer is my wife's primary use vehicle but is also the vehicle we get in when traveling together.


Best Features

The handling ability,Premium sound sytem, luxury features, versatility of seating 1-7 passengers.


Worst Features

Just a tad more headroom for front seats. Gas mileage. Front seat storage


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My mountianeer baby
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By rteest03
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have never enjoyed a car more in my
life. I tried maybe test driving 15
different SUVs that were similar in size
and price. There was no comparison to
the Mountaineer. I have had nothing but
superior quality from the performance to
the way it looks. Not only would i
recommend this car, but I would advise
you to be preparde that once you buy it,
you will have mountaineers for the rest
of your life!!!


Best Features

I love the way it looks, especially the front end.


Worst Features

Not the best gas mileage of all SUVs but good for a car that size.


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Major Defect
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By DMont
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Beware of KNOWN rear axle defect in
the '03. A mth after purchase, I heard
humming from the rear. took it back to
John Eagle. informed by serv mgr that
there existed a known defect w/ rear
axle. Ford had to replace the entire
rear end of my SUV.
In April 04, my wife was driving the
car in the HOV lane when the rear axel
locked up. The vehicle began to skid
and black smoke was coming out of the
vehicle. Thru the grace of God my wife
maneuvered the vehicle without having a
rear-end collision. In the vehicle w/
my wife was my two boys (3 and 1 mth)
and mother-in-law. BEWARE! Ford's not
telling purchasers of this KNOWN defect.


Best Features

3rd row and price


Worst Features

SAFETY! SAFETY!


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