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Mercury racer
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By freddy mercury
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1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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Great Car!
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By MercuryFan
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1996 Mercury Tracer 4dr Sedan


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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!


Best Features

Great gas mileage, quick and fun to drive!


Worst Features

Make engine parts on this car (and every car out there) last forever.


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t-racer
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By ttsouth
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1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 4dr Sedan


Review

very fun to drive, that's why i call it the t-racer. it will smoke any car at the light.


Best Features

monster 1.9 engine with garret ball-bearing turbo.


Worst Features

16 inch rims would be nicer


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watch yourself
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By ex-tracer driver
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1996 Mercury Tracer 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

the design of the car was quite spirited and attractive, and it often felt fast becuase of its small body.


Worst Features

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, please...more power.


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Mercury Tracer Trio 1996
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By mh1103
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1996 Mercury Tracer 4dr Sedan


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This vehicle is in the shop every couple of months. Will nickel and dime you to death! New engine at 72,000 miles. I would definitely recommend an extended warranty.


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