by V Magz on Jan 30, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan
This car has been in my family since 1996. I got it as my first car, and if I never had to buy another car, I wouldn't. It's great in snow, decent mileage for a big van, built like a TANK. 240k miles and it's running like a champ. The only major repair it's needed is a replaced timing belt...because my dad forgot to replace it...but it lasted twice as long as it was supposed to! Also, I don't know how many miles I put on it per year. 40k is just a guess. My parents gave it to me about four years ago.
by Gerry on Dec 5, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan
LS with leather & rear bucket seats. Bought new in 93. Without a doubt the best vehicle I have owned. Still running strong at 386,500 miles. Trans shifts better than our new Odyssey. Engine has had only normal maintenance. Timing belt replaced at 219k & 375k. Also at 375k replaced all hoses and belts, and relamped some instrument lights. Previously 1 strut replaced, both half-shafts, 1 exhaust sys, front rotors. Gets 25-26 mpg on the hwy & 21-23 around town. We have bought 2 new vehicles since my wife 'retired' this car in 03. Our Acura TL is a great car, and the 07 Odyssey is a pleasure on the hwy with passengers, but I still rather be driving the Villager if it is just my wife & I.
by mama2tsj on May 26, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Villager GS 3dr Minivan
I bought my van to accommodate our growing family. Very luxurious inside overall, especially when you used to drive an 87 Accord. My cruise control never worked(bought in 2003/2nd owner) and the check engine light was on. Didn't notice any problems, so never had it checked. Few weeks ago had to have the O2 sensor replaced and the light went off. Imagine that, 6 years and never a problem. Exhaust manifold bolts are cracked or sheared and AC has to be recharged every 1 or 2 summers. Other than that, it's been great. I hope to keep it for many more years and you know what?......I'm pretty sure I'll be able to!
by Charlie on May 18, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan
I bought used with 41000 miles. The timing belt was replaced at 88000 and 150000 miles. Radiator and fuel pump and water pump replaced 145000 miles then the usual tires brakes etc. The shocks and struts were replaced 188000 miles. I have looked hard for a replacement that is as comfortable and reliable as this van. Settled on a used Volvo XC90.
by ads13131 on Nov 18, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan
It has been a great van since we've owned it. A couple of repairs to the body and this van was good to go. It came with evey option available from Ford except for leather seats. I love that they used a Nissan engine and transmission. I also know this engine was used in cars like the Maxima and the 300ZX. We also have a '94 Villager GS that we use, it is also a very good van.
by Great Van on Mar 27, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan
Bought our Villager new when the kids were still in pre-school. It now has 209,000 miles and it has never broken down on the road. It still has no rust. We've had many long-distance trips in comfort and the power in the engine is just fine. When we drive in the mountains, I don't notice any power redution still. I love to drive this car. Many of the plastic parts on the interior have broken though and the electronic seat belt motor is slowing down. I love the electronic dashboard and the keyless entry on the door has been really convenient. I like the side headlights(watching for deer, and reading street signs at night). Lots of space and comfortable seats. Dual air conditioning was nice
Mercury joins the minivan fray by introducing a vehicle designed jointly with Nissan. Attractive styling and standard features such as antilock brakes are certainly commendable, but the absence of airbags would lead us toward another model.