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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Mercury Villager Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 151 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Mercury Villager

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive, comfortable minivan.

  • Cons

    Wind noise is annoying.

  • What's New for 1997

    For 1997, the Villager offers a few more luxury items to distinguish it from the Nissan Quest. Quad captain's chairs are a nice alternative to the middle-row bench, and the addition of rear radio controls and rear air conditioning should also make rear-seat passengers happy.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 21
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



No complaints

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan

Decent fit and finish. Body still looks great. Engine and tranny are solid. Wish I had leather.




What's happening

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan

underpowered,very comfortable leather seats,great ride, rear hatch too low hits head, exceptional gas milaage for van 22.5mpg. mine has wet carpet and not head gasket,problem not discovered? a/c compressor constantly clicks and drains motor but blows cold. seems alot more reliable than caravans iv'e had in the past.




Good van, same as a

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan

Bought the van due to style, price and extra features compared to the Caravan series. Got it used when it had 18,000 and was 2-yrs old. It has been extremely reliable on the quality of the engine, transmission, etc.... Interior parts are not so well built, but it has been great for us for the past 4 years. We have three kids and there is normal wear and tear, but it's a Nissan inside, and you can't beat that with a stick. No regrets.




Less than impressed

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan

I have been less that impressed with my 97 Villager. This van is a low milage kid transporter with an average of less than 10K miles per year. The following is a list of the "major" issues we have had. (1)At 50K miles I had to replace the engine mount bolts to the tune of $550(2) The last time I had my wheels aligned the service tech told me he had to put shims in to get the alignment into spec (just). (3) Many internal trim elements did not survive the first couple of years. (4) The well conceived steering wheel mounted radio controls have rarely worked.(5)The electronic locks will self lock and unlock in hot weather.




First time minivan buyer

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan

In the less than 3 months I've had this vehicle, it really is quiet on the highway. The base 3.0 litre is is very solid in highway transition to street smart 5 to 60 mph. Of the similair "Quest" by Nissan it compares well. Only minor flaw may be to change radio frequency you may have to take your attention of field-of-vision.




My dad"s car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan

well my dad bought this car a couple of years ago and it's in an amaizing shape.We went on long distance trips and it never let us down.



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Full 1997 Mercury Villager Review

What's New for 1997

For 1997, the Villager offers a few more luxury items to distinguish it from the Nissan Quest. Quad captain's chairs are a nice alternative to the middle-row bench, and the addition of rear radio controls and rear air conditioning should also make rear-seat passengers happy.

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Talk About The 1997 Villager

1997 Mercury Villager Discussions See all Started By

chebykin
chebykin
08-19-2003
I got the following problem with my Villager (1997, 146K miles)....


dgeese
dgeese
08-27-2007
I have a 1997 Villager with 130K on it. The van has been running fine until two days ago. I went out to start it and it spits, sputters, backfires and dies....



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