I actually have a Mercury tracer and it is one amazing little car it has some of the best and worst things in my opinion. But if you ever get one you get a strange attachment and feel like the car is more than it really is. I've had it for one year and it only has 46,000 miles on it it gets great gas mileage and has plenty of power for city driving and oddly enough this car does great cornering and on dirt it really handles well the interior is very simple but looks nice and the car over has a great look some of the parts are a little iffy though but it is a Ford and they have been known to have problems like that but fords also take the best beating and just keep going.
I really like the engine it just sounds great all the time and runs very strong when its tuned well the car has amazing suspension and really takes a beating I've driven my car sideways for most of the time I had it. This car stays flat through corners and really holds the road when you want it to.
It really would be great if the could fix the wiring and overall hi end speed. The car really moves well but needs to be refined. Also it doesn't have a very rigid frame so in a hard corner the whole frame twists just a bit I would still give this car a ten on the scale of fun and practical.
Loved my car! I've had my Tracer Trio for 4 years but now have to say goodbye. It's at 134,000 miles and has been having more problems than I can afford to deal with. But through it all I have really enjoyed this car! It gets great gas mileage - 35mpg. Super fast giddy-up! It's comfortable and not bad looking. I wish I could afford to fix & keep it! 2 months ago I bought a 2003 Kia Spectra because it's problem free & almost new but like the Mercury so much better!
Great gas mileage, quick and fun to drive!
Make engine parts on this car (and every car out there) last forever.
When i was a senior in highschool, i
bought this car replacing my 84
sunbird. it seemed much nicer than my
old car (but what wouldnt?)and at
5,500, i couldn't pass it up. all i
have to say is : make sure you change
yoru timing belt. mine snapped, and
costed me 2000 dolalrs to repair. the
cars value went down immaculatly fast,
and little things broke within a month
of purchase, like the speedometer and
the radio. engine always felt like it
needed a tune up.
the design of the car was quite
spirited and attractive, and it often
felt fast becuase of its small body.
imporove the realibility of the engine
components and electircal systems. the
model is now off the market, but if one
ever comes back... please, ford,