by orangecrush2x on Dec 2, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Tracer LS 4dr Sedan
love this car!
she has been a saint since i got her at 140000
in 2006 & 130000, i have been able to depend on her.
recently (since mid 2012) she has been cutting off and i have replaced SEVERAL different things...
i want to give up on her but she keeps giving me reasons not to...
by Aidan on May 29, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Tracer GS 4dr Sedan
I bought my Tracer used with 75k on the clock in excellent mechanical/physical condition confirmed by a trusted shop. By 96k the car was dead and I'm far from an aggressive driver nor do I abuse my vehicles. A/C went at 78k as did the Idle Air Valve, timing belt went at 83k, tie rods went at 94k etc! This was with me ensuring regular maintenance, oil/lube, tire rotations the whole lot. In the end what killed this car and my wallet along the way was build quality and bad engineering. The final nail in the coffin for this car was when it dropped a valve seat which apparently they like to do around 100k due to "an engineering defect". Thanks Ford this is now why I drive a Nissan! :-)
by dolphin on Jul 1, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Tracer LS 4dr Sedan
My car was a demo when we bought it. It has been a very good car and I plan on keeping it till the wheels fall off. It's fun to drive, and it has enough of power underneath the hood that I can have some fun with it. It has been a tough little car and as long as it gets me where I need to go then I will continue driving it.
by adliong on Dec 11, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Tracer LS 4dr Sedan
i have owned 5 cars before, and this
tracer is my first american car, i was
a bit doubtful when my friend told me
that this was a very reliable car, so i
did some research and he was right! JD
Powers and MSN both say the same thing!
this baby just keeps going! the only
major repair i've done is a $30 outer
tire rod replacement plus
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