by KIM on Oct 16, 2003 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.
by Desert Forecaster on Jun 4, 2003 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.
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.