by Natalie on Jun 5, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Tracer
My first tracer was a 1992 wagon and very reliable for the six years I owned it. I junked it at 165,000 when the trans broke but that was totally my fault when I bottomed out in a large pothole. I believe I could of had up to 200,000 miles on that car or more. My second tracer, a 1993 model, bought in Nov. 2003 is a 1.9L engine and I have 140,000 miles on it (I bought it at 99,000 miles). I drove from Michigan to Florida and back a few years ago and I got 35-40 mpg. I get about 25 mpg City. For an old car, that is really good.
by College Commuter on Jul 2, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Tracer
This car was given to me by my grandmother when she passed away before I was able to drive so it sat for several years. Took some regular maintenance to get her up and running again but since then it has kept on putting on. Not exactly the sportiest or fastest or best on gas after 15 years, but that is expected. For a free car I am getting more than I thought I would get. I keep expecting her to just die on me but she still starts every morning and gets me home every night.
by R.E. Saif on Nov 21, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Tracer
My '93 LTS was the first car I ever owned. For under five grand I got a heck of a deal. The car was in great condition, with a five-speed, power locks, windows, mirrors, sunroof, alloys, a spoiler and 90k miles. I drove the car for a month before the transmission scattered. A neighbor went through it and found it had next to no fluid in it which burned it up. Rebuilt trans installed, the car gave me 15,000 miles of flawless service, until I replaced it in October of 2002 with a '99 Olds Alero. I sold it the next year only to see it wrecked and destroyed 6 months later by the idiot kid. A shame, as it was in terrific shape and a blast to drive, especially on the mountain roads.
by Great Car on Jan 22, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Tracer
Just bought it less than a year ago, and there have been no problems. My friend that I bought it from owned it much longer and it didn't give him any trouble either! It's definately fast and fun to drive, good compression even after 120K! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
by Ecko1107 on Feb 16, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Tracer
When i was 18, my dad gave me my first
Mercury Tracer LTS. It was perviously
my uncles and he was the only other
owner in that cars history. The 1.8l
engine was amazing. The cars body
styling is amazing. The only problem
with this car was that transmission
wasnt up to the cars high standards.
The tranny died and the cost was worth
more than the car was. So i donated
the car to a charity and purchased
another Tracer LTS with only 58000
miles on it. I had a transmission
flush and i am watching it with a hawk
eye. If i had the chance or the money
i would buy the remaining LTS's for
myself. Needless to say i love these
by Claren11 on Jan 2, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Tracer
I had good experience with this car
until about two years or 22,000 mile
ago. This is a very inexpensive car up
to about 80,000 miles. Then you need to
unload this car because many problems
will arise. My major issue now is that
the transmission began failing about a
year ago (would not shift to overdrive).
Now the problems are worst. I couldn't
get $50 for this car now.
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