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Grew up with one.
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By eddieallen
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

Cruise control, ease of drive, comfort.


Suggested Improvements

Outside look, blinkers are a little bad.


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Horrible Car
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By brettmoe
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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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!


Favorite Features

Really none. The interior was nice at first but it was cheaply made. THe rear drivers side automatic window broke and had to be replaced. The cup holders broke, pretty much everything broke. The car did have a nice interior at first but for some reason the interior fell apart after normal from school and back type driving.


Suggested Improvements

Make maintenance easier. I have worked on many cars and this one is by far the hardest one to get access to the parts that need to be worked on. Getting one piece off usually turns in to a jigsaw puzzle of parts in order to do the necessary repairs (and there is a lot of those)!


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OK Car
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By OK Car
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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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


Favorite Features

I love the seats, radio, and the rpm.


Suggested Improvements

fix the muffler ac transmission and Cadillac Converter


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Much better than expected
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By barnes-jr
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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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!


Favorite Features

Power-package standard, roomyness, very good mileage, smooth/quiet ride .


Suggested Improvements

Has bland style outside like any Ford sedan or like most any sedan at all. The so-called green color is kinda pukey. If you gun the engine, the tachometer can go overboard.


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Thought it was a good buy
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By EPierce
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1997 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

Engine perfoms well. Handles great around corners.


Suggested Improvements

Reliabilily. Access to engine is tight at best. Need to practically disassemble engine to get to water pump, power steering pump, etc.


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Dont Listen To the Negatives People
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By Kevin Landy
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

The Features, Design Both In And Out. The 2.0 Liter Zetec Inline 4cyl DOHC is a great motor.


Suggested Improvements

For A Midsize Sedan It Should Be More Room Inside The Vehicle, Sorta Cramped.


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Underated
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By daschlag1
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1997 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

Very responsive 24 valve V6 engine. Slick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission. Many storage spaces.


Suggested Improvements

Two sturdy cup holders would be better than the single flimsy one.


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It was nice to drive
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By TomP
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

This car drives like a Jr. Mustang. Best handling in a small car I have ever had.


Suggested Improvements

Car is not produced anymore.


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Not too shabby
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By aries
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

Reliability and Mileage


Suggested Improvements

A little more power on the automatic.


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Not too bad if u dont count all recalls.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Cody5530
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


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


Favorite Features

Layout and Design


Suggested Improvements

Higher quality products during building


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