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A sharp buy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By George
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1996 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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I now have 128,000 miles on my 24 valve 2.5 V-6 engine and since this car and engine were made by mazda they have been very reliable. This car drives like a more expensive car and holds the road as if riding on train tracks. Great acceleration combined by good fuel economy + above average construction. Very tight car which i intend to drive into the ground.


Best Features

Power confort well built reliable economical


Worst Features

None, if you get the mazda built car (cousin) you will only only pay more. Tho discontinued, this car was never properly marketed. A small v-6 is now required for the times we live in. High fuel prices are here to stay. Most people don't know the name but like the looks right off when they see one!


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Wouldn't buy another
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By TamiJohansen
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1996 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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its nice and fun to drive. the overall design is great.. when it comes to engines its not a very good car.. i bought the car for 7K about 5-6 years ago and have had to invest in repairs more than what i purchased it for... I should have just bought a brand new car for 14K... would have lasted longer and the engine is a hot engine so the transmission is going on me for the second time.. i would only recommend this car for people that are willing to fix it...


Best Features

the color is nice... its enjoyable to drive...


Worst Features

needs better parts in the engine... something that wont cost me a leg and an arm to repair everytime...


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take care of it and it just keep running
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By mysticdream96
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1996 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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i absolutely love this car its great on gas milage 29/37, its a great little city car and i love the trunk space i dont really mind the rear seat because its just me and my wife, the exterior of the car looks great, i love the glove box next to the steering columm, all this car needs in my mind is a sunroof, besides the electrical system wich after nine years this is the first time i've heard of this "on my car anyways" this car is top notch


Best Features

i cant say i'm partial to few features :D


Worst Features

i wish they would have taken performance as seriously on this car as they did the focus, and the electrical system ford should replace on every car not a hole lot tears up on a car for the first five years


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Comfort but Unreliable
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By rockknocker
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1996 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan


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Bought used for daughter and she drove it for(6)years 30k miles. Very good fuel economy,30+ mpg. Car had some neglect, ran out of oil and driven 300+ miles until engine seized, then with only two quarts of oil it was driven another 200 miles. With 90K miles engine runs fine and does not burn oil! A very comfortable car. Repairs: Auto transmission-$1800, CV Joints, ball joints, brakes twice, front wheel bearing, rear slave cyl., two shift cables, replaced power antenna, power door motor, backup light trim seals leaked into trunk. Seems like a lot of repairs, but in all honesty, some could be related to a side impact/car wreck.


Best Features

30 mpg, fuel economy and comfortable to drive long distances. Great trunk space!


Worst Features

Fix the auto transmission and shift cable design and this would be a fine car. Motor has always idled rough at stops, dealership says thats the way a 4 cyl.idles, could use some improvement.


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Now I understand the joke about Fords
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By rebecca.shrode@bovis
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1996 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan


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This car was very reliable until I got a recall w/ a valve that has to do with emissions. It just constantly broke down every other month. I dumped about $6,700 into it until I got fed up and bought a new car. That by the way is a Pontiac. This was absolutely the worst car I ever owned and I owned 3 before this one. I always buy used and never experienced so many problems as this car had. It was a LEMON!!!!!!!!!


Best Features

The only thing the car had going for it was the luxurious interior and the beautiful exterior. It is a good looking car, but that's it!


Worst Features

They need to gut Mystiques and reconfigure the guts. This time, make sure you put it through rigorous testings prior to releasing it to consumers. Don't sell junk like that afterall, your name is riding on it.


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