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Grew up with one.
By eddieallen on 08/06/13 19:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan

Review

My mom bought our car in 2008, it's always been there for us and it always starts up. We've driven it to Florida, New Jersey, and Cali before. We live in NY. It gets excellent gas mileage and is really sporty for a 4 door. My mom got a new car and it's mine now it's my first car and I've been rocking it for 1 1/2 years. The only things we've had to replace is the blinker light in the rear back. We have the Spree model and its a great model. It's always there for me and has never stalled. I'm 6' 2" and I fit in it comfortably. I just don't like the outside look of it besides that its my baby.
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Horrible Car
By brettmoe on 07/03/12 20:55 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought this car when I was 16 because it was priced low and it had very low miles (65,xxx). Turns out this was a big mistake. This car has been nothing but a money pit. First off it is not an easy task to change oil in the 4 cyl. model. The oil filter sits up above some linkages making it very time consuming to get out. Second. Something was always wrong with this car in the 3 years I had it! First it had a leaky head-gasket next its catalytic converter insides clasped on its self and clogged the exhaust pipe. both were mildy expensive to replace. Finally at 95,000 miles the car blew a set of rings and has been a nightmare to get apart! This car is a maintenance nightmare!
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OK Car
By OK Car on 06/05/10 08:08 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan

Review

I have had this car since 2008 it is an ok car. But they have had a lot of recalls. The heater works but it had to be recharged. The ac doesn't work unless I want to break my car. The muffler is not the best. When I go to the mechanic and fix the car something else breaks. It is an ok car but it has some issues. The radio is awesome. Unfortunately when I go up a steep hill the car started smoking and I got a bad smell. I fixed the smoke but I still have the smell it's a Cadillac Converter problem. Also beware of the ugly colors try to get a good color exterior. This car is so comfortable my kids always fall asleep in it. Work on the transmission
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Much better than expected
By barnes-jr on 05/27/08 09:47 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan

Review

Bought it at cheap heaps so it needed a lot of work from the get-go but then wow just regular maintenance was needed in three years since. Talk about comfortable/roomy! Talk about very good mileage ( my best 32.3 mpg on a trip Pennsylvania-Connecticut ) Talk about quiet & smooth running yet powerful! Talk about a pleasure to drive! This is one under-rated car. Would highly recommend to anyone/everyone!
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Thought it was a good buy
By EPierce on 02/15/06 15:51 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan

Review

Bought used with 50,000 miles. Looked to be in goods shape. In less than a year had to replace the water pump (plastic impeller broke in two), power steering pump, puller idler arm, and some vacuum hoses. Now transmission is making noises and idle problem has cropped up that no one can find. Not my idea of reliability. Have cars with double the mileage with less problems.
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Dont Listen To the Negatives People
By Kevin Landy on 12/17/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan

Review

I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT THIS VEHICLE IS OVERALL WONDERFUL. MY MYSTIQUE IS IN PEARL WHITE WITH A KEYLESS ENTRY, SUNROOF, ALL POWER OPTIONS, AND IS EQUIPPED WITHT HE SPREE PACKAGE. I BELIEVE THAT THIS 4CYL IS ONE OF THE MOST TOUGHEST 4 BANGERS AROUND ESPCIALLY HAVIN A DOHC INSTEAD OF A SHOC. PASSING MANUEVERS ARE NOT BAD, THROTTLE RESPONSE IS SATISFYING, GAS MILEAGE IS VERY GOOD, AN HAS ONE OF THE SMOOTHEST RIDES A 4 BANGER CAN OFFER. BELIEVE ME PEOPLE I KNOW MY VEHICLES AND IM TELLIN YA IF YOUR LOOK FOR A REAL NICE CAR, BEAUTIFUL FEATURE,HAS GOOD POWER, GOOD GAS MILEAGE, AND GREAT RELIABILITY. THE MYSTIQUE IS FOR U.
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Underated
By daschlag1 on 12/08/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan

Review

Consumer Reports Magazine has said bad things about this car recently, but my experience with it has been very positive. Having been driven 57, 000 miles, it still drives well and even it's styling has worn pretty well and it has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. Ford no longer offers a car in this size/price range, in this country, so when I replace it next year it will probably be with a car with a Japanese nameplate, since GM's offerings are lame and I am afraid of Chrysler's dependability and resale.
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It was nice to drive
By TomP on 02/19/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan

Review

I had the V6 model and let me tell you that it was the most fun to drive. Having given it regular servicing I was amazed that it started developing transmission issues at around 90,000 miles.
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Not too shabby
By aries on 11/12/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan

Review

Just a solid and reliable car without much flar or excitement. Great mileage for getting around town. Consumers would have bought more if the colors hadn't been so hideous.
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Not too bad if u dont count all recalls.
By Cody5530 on 08/14/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan

Review

Overall a decent car, but the recalls are driving me crazy, plus the window switches have gone out and belts need replacing.
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