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2001 Mercury Villager Minivan

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Mercury Villager Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Mercury Villager

  • Mercury's Villager is small, unrefined and lacking in ultimate Swiss Army knife minivan utility. You can do better.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Plenty of features and gadgets, car-like ride and handling.

  • Cons

    Too small for some uses, marginal overall value.

  • What's New for 2001

    Numerous exterior and interior revisions are on tap for 2001. Also new are optional 16-inch wheels and tires, drivetrain changes for better engine smoothness, new seatbelt pre-tensioners to improve safety, and the addition of an anchorage point for attaching a child seat.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (12 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Reliable and cheap but has

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Villager 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I've had the van for 3 years now. I bought it with 85K miles on it and have 140K now. I bought it because I got Nissan quality at Ford depreciation levels, so it was cheap. I like the Nissan engine and transmission. Only problems I've had were the usual Ford electrical gremlins. It is a gas hog. Seating system is poorly designed. Van is noisy going down highway (wind noise mostly.) I'm basically satisfied but can't figure out why this thing only gets 18-20 mpg when other bigger vans with bigger engines get 25 mpg. It's a good, cheap van, though.




Don't waste your money

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

We were initially intrigued with the Villager because it is basically a cheaper version of the Nissan Quest, but it has been the worst investment of our lives. We have had nothing but repairs season after season, year after year. We thought we got if for a bargain, but the cost of the repairs makes this vehicle worthless. I hate this van and would not recommend it to anyone. It is noisy, has brake issues, ac issues and has slow acceleration. It eats gas as if it were an truck. Very very disappointing buy. I am looking for a replacement now. I would never recommend this van to anyone. It may be cheap in price only because it is cheap in quality.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I love my villager!

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Villager Sport 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

My Villager has been extremely reliable and comfortable. I have had no problems with it. It's a fun van to drive and I wish they were still making them!




Great van

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Villager 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this new. Now have 111,000 on it with no major problems. Very reliable. Took many long trips with the family, never let me down




Excellent

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

The Mercury Villager is a fun mini van to drive and is worth the buy even if it is used. The interior is superior to other mini vans of its year.




Good vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

We purchased this van since it was being discontinued, because it is very easy to get in and out of, unlike most vans. I am a short person, with a disability from polio and this van is perfect for me to enter and exit from. I wish they had continued to make this van as it is a very good vehicle.



Full 2001 Mercury Villager Review

What's New for 2001

Numerous exterior and interior revisions are on tap for 2001. Also new are optional 16-inch wheels and tires, drivetrain changes for better engine smoothness, new seatbelt pre-tensioners to improve safety, and the addition of an anchorage point for attaching a child seat.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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