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2006 Mercury Mountaineer - Consumer Reviews

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Great Mariner
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By Paul J Foxcroft
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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Loaded with more features than my Mercedes. Only one minor problem in 32,000 miles. Get over 22 mpg on highway. Best trip was 25.5 mpg with wind behind from Fort Davis to San Angelo. Very quiet and smooth. This vehicle has fully restored my faith in American vehicles. Can hardly wait for the MKS with the turbo engine to replace the Mercedes.


Best Features

Silence. Ride. MPG.Value.


Worst Features

Rear view camera.


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Terrible SUV
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By michelle
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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I bought an 06 Premier V8 new. What a waste of 30K. It is beautiful but has been nothing but trouble. THE TRANSMISSION SLIPS and has had to be serviced once a quarter since I bought it. Ford has tried several different "computer calibrations" to fix it to no avail. Also motor on 3rd row seat went out even though we leave it down 99% of the time. Also, only gets 14 mpg, 17 HWY AT BEST. Seats are uncomfortable over 100 mile trips. Door handles are ridiculous & doors must be slammed to shut. I can't believe I traded in my Lexus on this clunker. Do yourself a favor and do not buy this car.


Best Features

Two tone perforated leather seats. Navigation is easy to use.


Worst Features

Door handles are awful. "Panic" handles in front seat need to be closer to passenger, not near airbag. oh, and fix the computer/transmission problems!


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6 speed transmission a problem
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By chris61
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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My wife and I replaced our 1999 Mountaineer with this 2006 Premier 2WD. She really likes her car, and for the most part, I do too. I'm not disappointed with the gas mileage, as we knew going in it wasn't going to win any economy championships. My biggest disappointment has been with the six speed transmission. We currently have 25000 miles on it, and it has been back to the dealer for the trans too many times to count. The problem is with the 1/2 upshift and 2/1 downshift. The problem is especially noticeable on the first drive of the day. If you don't come to a complete stop it won't shift all the way to first, then almost "stumbles" until you're into 2nd. They replaced the MTronics last.


Best Features

Styling, equipment, V8, overall comfort, ease of driving.


Worst Features

Rework the six speed, or go back to a five speed. The service manager said the Ford engineers said the shifting was "normal" for that trans. Normal is unacceptable. The inside door handles are cumbersome.


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Best New Car Ever
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By pfoxcroft
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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I have owned Mercedes, Bmw, Acura etc. This is the best vehicle I have bought. No problems .Extremely quiet. Magnificent transmission. 21 mpg at 70 mph.Loaded with features . American cars are back. Why pay more for a funny looking more expensive smaller import? Have you driven a ford lately? Do your self a favor.


Best Features

Power. Room. Transmission. Build quality. Comfort. Silence.


Worst Features

Can't think of any.


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Love to drive
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By moe45
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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This vehicle is a great step forward for the American car manufacturer. The drive is superb, confort and handling are outstanding. It's very easy to forget you are driving a "truck" as the drive feels like a luxury car. The V8 engine gives you very smooth power throughout all the six gears of the automatic transmission. The rear "power" 6th and 7th passenger seats are comfortable for an average size adult. My wife, 5'2", loves the adjustable foot pedal which allow her to drive at a safe distance from the steering wheel. The interior is very nicely appointed with a modern clean but yet luxurious look and feel. It all works, no rattles, no squeaks, no interior parts falling off, "great"


Best Features

Automatic Power retractable steppers extend and retract when openning and closing doors. Power adjustable foot pedals. Power fold down rear 6/7 passenger seats, overhead a/c vents for rear passengers, Satellite radio. Stability and traction controls. Four wheel independent suspension great ride.


Worst Features

Rear tailgate is hard to close. BFG all season tires look cheap/ugly


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