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1998 Mercury Mystique
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By Fred
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Vehicle

1998 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan


Review

It's been a real good car. A lot of bang for your buck. Very few repairs brakes, rotors,alternator, belt, wiper blades, oil & filter change. Just been a darn good car - crosses fingers.


Best Features

just the whole car paid $16,500 new you can't expect much more for your dollar. Came off a bad experience with a 1988 Toyota Camry. So we were looking at a corolla but this offered so much more 15" wheles, leather, power seats/windows, locks, size, comfort


Worst Features

bigger back seat,the headlight plastic covers have a fogging over problem so it impares the night time visibilty


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Truly european...
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By maestro_mario
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Vehicle

1998 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


Review

What i mean is like a lot of european cars like Alfa or WV, When it works it's awesome. V6 acceleration, handling, ABS-less 4 disc braking, everything is there exept reliability. I didn't had problem with the man. transmission, power steering and radiator. Everything else broke; I even lost a wheel!(broken studs.) Biggest repetitive problems came from the front suspension and bearings. The instrument cluster PCB failed intermittently and the infamous plastic impeller of the water pump. Expensive ignition module broke at 60 miles, engine mounts, and one of the too many O2 sensors lit the "check engine" intermittently. Too bad for Ford, it could have been as good,even better than the Mazda 626


Best Features

Well staged manual transmission. 4 disc ABS-less brakes. Lightweight. Variable intake that gave good mid-RPM power. Huge trunk + folding rear seats.


Worst Features

Too little, too late...


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Second time around
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By Ronnyboy
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Vehicle

1998 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my second MIGHTY MERCURY!!!!! I love these cars. Perfect size for everyday use. Great ride, handling, and power. First one was a 4- banger, this one is a 6, much better engine. Unfortunately, there is a SEVERE transmission problem with these things. Mine and a relative AND a friends all went around the same mileage. Still worth the $1000 to fix it tho:)


Best Features

The whole car is great.


Worst Features

Better TRANSMISSION!!!!!! No other major problems with either of them for me (a 96 and a 98)


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mystique, or trique
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By masss29
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1998 Mercury Mystique GS 4dr Sedan


Review

Man i thought this car was gonna be the bomb when i bought it, but it turned up to be a disaster. I paid 4000 dlls for it and i had to waste about 2200 more in the a.c., transmission, and several electric shorts that happened in the first 3 months that i had it. I gotta give it to the car that it was pretty fun to drive, because you could go about 100 and it wouldn't even tremble. But after about 3 months of 100 mph drives, the poor car ended up in the shop with damage of about 1500 dlls. if you want good advice, take it from me: never, if you can help it, buy a Mercury Mistique. it will cost you!!!!!!!!!!


Best Features

a.c., and runs like hell for a 4 cylinder engine


Worst Features

better transmission, i wish i had had a manual, and make sure to make it with better electric cables and fuses....


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A great car that his highly undervalued!
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By mylespiper
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1998 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan


Review

98 Mercury Mystique bought w/ 82,000km in Dec. '02 and have driven it over 60,000km (38,000 miles). Interior - well-built, attractive - nothing worn, broken, or faded - after cleaning, interior looks new - no rattling due to solid constuction - excellent seats for comfortable long- term highway driving Exterior - not the sharpest car but overall is attractive - paint is durable and still shines Overall - car performs very well - plenty of power - great highway driving - sport-tuned suspension provides a smooth ride with little roll when turning Have not had one mech. problem with this car. Recommend to anyone looking for a reliable, comfortable vehicle


Best Features

- Comfortable, expensive feeling interior - Seats that provide excellent lower back support - Powerful engine with good acceleration - Sport-tuned suspension that provides smooth and controlled driving - Great seating position and view of roadway due to low dash and large windshield


Worst Features

car is no longer in production however: - more rear seat room - lockable folding rear seat so trunk is not automatically accessible from inside - less intrusive arms on trunk lid - more capable braking system on front end (discs)


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