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1997 Mercury Villager Minivan

 
 

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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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (33 total reviews)


Pathetic isn't harsh enough...

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Villager GS 3dr Cargo Minivan

Even POS is too mild. Got it in late 2003 with about 80k on it. Did fairly well up until it hit about 150k on it, and it has had issues almost weekly up until now for the last year. CV joints (multiple), quits when hot in summer and running A/C. We replaced almost ever sensor in it - some more than once. Motor mounts keep breaking. Check engine light stayed on so much that IT blew out. Major cooling problems. I'll be GIVING it away for scrap this week, as I'm not dishonest enough to launch this crap vehicle on even my very worst enemy. Most of the front end needs replacing now. Had I taken this thing to the dealer, it would have probably run me about $5-6k in repairs over last year




Good vehicle for the bucks

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Villager GS 3dr Minivan

After an accident in our Grand Caravan that was totaled, we purchased the Mercury Villager as it's replacement. It has been a great vehicle for our son but does have a slow leak in the a/c unit that operates just for the summer with a freon refill. Recently the starter needed replacing, with a Nissan Quest unit which we were surprised to learn. Overall our experience has been a good one. There is a ceiling leak of water somewhere though.




Love me villager

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Villager GS 3dr Minivan

I now have 165,000 miles on it and it is still going strong. Best Mini van I bought. As long as you maintain it well it has not caused any problems whatsoever. Mileage for long trips mostly New York to Florida has been and is still great. Only had to replace wear and tear items here and there. Still drives smoothly and with power. This one American/Japanese venture did pay off only to be stopped few models later as a no money maker. No wonder the company stopped making it. They were losing money on it on parts. Would love for the manufacture to start building them again. But that would never happen. Kia minivans now in my opinion seems to be getting the same direction.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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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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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....