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1998 Mercury Villager Minivan

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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.
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 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mercury Villager

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive and car-like, the Mercury Villager has the benefit of being built on the same assembly line as the Nissan Quest.

  • Cons

    Underpowered. New model is due out next year with a driver's side sliding door.

  • What's New for 1998

    No changes to the 1998 Villager as Mercury readies a replacement.

Full 1998 Mercury Villager Review

What's New for 1998

No changes to the 1998 Villager as Mercury readies a replacement.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Over 315,000 km...and still going!

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Villager GS 3dr Minivan

The body is starting to rust away so I imagine the body will be gone before the engine gives out. My parents bought this van used and then gave it to me in 2009 and it has been a huge help with commuting to work/school and moving furniture etc. I honestly cannot believe that it's still running! Just recently the freaky power lock problem started, but it's just a little quirk of an overall great vehicle!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great van!

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Villager GS 3dr Cargo Minivan

I am not a van person but bought this van as it was only $500. I definitely got my money's worth and more! I have only had brakes bleeding issues when i first bought it and have had air conditioning problems most likely due to an apparent wreck. Despite the wreck, it starts everyday, runs pretty smooth and gas mileage really isn't that bad. There are a couple of small things wrong with it but it's a 1998! If you don't have alot of money to spend but need a quality vehicle & in the market for a van, this is the way to go!

Use and abuse

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Villager Nautica 3dr Minivan

Wow, this is a real awesome minivan. my ex-girlfriend 2 years ago put water in to the oil, and she filled totally the engine until the measure stick did pop out due to the immense pressure. By that time it has 140,000 miles. After 8 oil changes and a complete labor to remove the water, the van stills running with no problems. Today it just pass the 180,000 miles, still have the original rear brakes, and the air conditioning that freezes anyone. It seems that the power locks are definitively one common issue in this vehicle, mine are sometimes crazy, the car locks without touching it. This was a unavoidable gift from a friend that left the country, and it was definitively a bless.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Good roomy van

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Villager GS 3dr Minivan

I've owned this van for about 3 months. No problems so far except the door locks only seem to work when they want to. It has 105,000 miles and all I've heard is good things on this site. The later models 2000 and above seemed to be getting dogged by consumer reports. What's up with that? I wonder what they changed.

Mercury minivan

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan

I got this van in 99' with about 10,000 miles, 11 years later and 180,000 more miles still runs and drives like a champ. Only major issue was steering arm which warranty covered. This has been the best minivan Ive ever owned. By the way I still drive it everyday.

Villager, what a name.

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercury Villager GS 3dr Cargo Minivan

It's a pretty good minivan. It runs well, no performance trouble at all, though the brakes could use some work. I got this puppy when it had 65,000 miles on it, and it never failed me since, though it tends to not start when it's below freezing outside, so I carry a battery charger in the back for just in case. It picks up pretty well for a minivan, and it's very responsive. Just an awesome van overall, feels almost like a big sedan instead of a minivan sometimes. The fuel economy isn't the best, but maybe that's because of my driving. If you're looking for a used minivan, give the Mercury Villager a chance, and I promise you that you won't be disappointed!

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Gas Mileage


  • 16
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  • 22
  • highway
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