by mrebate on Aug 6, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Villager 4dr Minivan
dealership the alarm was tempermental and had to be tweaked by a factory rep.
You soon realize you are driving a
had annoying shimmy at highway speed.
Although it had less than 60,000 miles when we decided to dump it. It needed an
a knock sensor when sold.
Starter motor, wheel bearings,
electric window control panel (drivers door) and rusting exhaust were other repairs for mint condition vehicle.
The clear lens cover for the turn signal
popped off for no reason. AC needed recharged every year after 4 yrs.
A stinko vehicle and inferior dealership do no make for a pleasant experience.
Dealer damaged both rocker panels and blamed their new lift.
by chas36 on May 18, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Villager 4dr Minivan
Bought the Villager new in 2000 as a leftover 1999 for a good price.
You can put 7 people in the van, or their luggage, but not both at the same time.
Its a little small.
Its short on power too, but thats about all the negatives there are.
The ride and comfort are great.
Its been very reliable.
I replaced the cvu joints at 80,000.
The radio lights are intermitting.
The throttle sticking is a very common problem.
The solution is not that bad.
Get a can of throttle body cleaner and spray around the edges of the flapper in the throttle body. Overall I'm well pleased.
by drdong on Apr 19, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan
Totaled the 1996 LS with 210K on it.
Bought a "cheapie" donated 1999 for short term but love it inspite of the intermittantly sticky gas pedal.
Have decided to keep her and put in new: irridium spark plugs and wires, rotor, cap, CV joints, front struts, rear shocks, Michellin Hydro Edge tires w/life time balance, timing belt, radiator hoses, thermostat, trans service and regularly change oil and filter.
I want to put disk brakes in the back and looking for a "chip" to increase horse power.
Am I a little nuts?
Cheaper than new car payments yes?
The Mercury Villager is completely redesigned for '99. Improvements range from a more powerful engine to a larger interior to a second sliding door on the driver side. New styling features include larger headlights and a distinctive front grille. Inside, ergonomics have been addressed with easier to reach controls and an innovative storage shelf located behind the third seat.