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2002 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 2002 Mercury Villager

  • Dead after this model year, Villager meets the executioner because it is small, unrefined and lacking in ultimate Swiss Army knife minivan utility.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Plenty of features and gadgets, low actual transaction prices, optional Autovision entertainment system.

  • Cons

    Too small for some uses, fussy seating system, very little cargo space inside with a full load of passengers.

  • What's New for 2002

    After 2002, it's outta here. As such, it comes as no surprise that there are virtually no significant changes to the Villager this year.

Full 2002 Mercury Villager Review

What's New for 2002

After 2002, it's outta here. As such, it comes as no surprise that there are virtually no significant changes to the Villager this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Been a good van

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Popular 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

My wife and I have had this van for 8 years (second owner) and it has had no problems. My only complaint is that a strong wind will move it around a bit on the freeway and the seat will not go back quite far enough for me. All we have done in the past 8 years was front brake pads and a new battery. My daughter gets our hand me down cars and I hope this will keep going as well for her for a couple more years.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Over 164,000 miles & still

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Popular 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I bought a 2002 Mercury Villager with 150,000 miles on it last year. I was amazed at how quiet and smooth it was. This vehicle is clean and runs better than my much newer vehicles of the past. With the high miles, I only paid $2,600 for it. It, now, has over 164,000 miles on it, and still runs super! The gas milage could be a little better, but I still love this mini van!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Best van...or maybe vehicle i've

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Value 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I don't know what the editor's were rating when they rated this vehicle but obviously they were sports car enthusiasts or something, lol. It's no Porsche or Corvette, it's a van. This is the second Villager I've owned, the first one being a 1997. I have had great luck with both of them. Absolutely the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I do not know why they stopped production so early on. I have owned my current 2002 model for almost 6 years now and have put about 80K miles on it(it had 25K when I bought it) Outside of normal maintenance I have done nothing to this van except I had to replace a CV Joint. that's it in 6 years. Reliable, roomy, comfortable...what else do you want!

Villager by choice

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Sport 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

My second Villager. Editors think this is a junker, I like it better than the Sienna and Odyssey plus a lot cheaper. Seating configuration works for me..I'm a musician. Power and gas mileage are more than adequate. What about the falling rear window wiper blade? Mine's the fourth one I've seen. Shouldn't this be a safety recall Issue? No serious problems.

Number and still going

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Estate Premium 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I've owned 5 Mercury Villagers, starting with a 1995 nautica version. I keep buying them because they're the best vehicle Ford ever made. I've put no less than 100,000 miles on each of them, this one has 115,000 miles and is in excellent condition My first one, I sold to a friend is stiil on the road, and he is still a friend. If Ford still made them, I'd buy another. Too bad Ford and Nissan couldn't work out their joint venture, Ford would still be in the mini-van market and have a greater market share. If Ford would have put some of the features of the Villager in the Windstar they'd have sold a bunch more of them. I love mine and will drive it until it drops since I can't buy another

Great van with few problems

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Sport 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

This van is great. This is my 7th year of owning it and had a previous 1995 model Villager. I love the performance and semi sporty handling, better than the other minivans I test drove. The interior is well designed, except that it has so much plastic used. The dashboard rattles when it idles, so I took it too the dealership, but of coarse they said they couldn't hear it. Had an exhaust leak at about 90k, the mechanic couldn't order the right part because they quit making it, so he had to weld the old one. It still whines a little when you accelerate, nothing big, though. Also, I can feel engine vibrations through the steering wheel. But, other than that, it's a great mini-van.

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left head light went out on the left side,it has a new bulb.it came back on for about 2 months then went back out again ???????????? please help...

Steve, why did you close out the Villager discussion? Just 'cause you can't buy a new one doesn't mean there is nothing to discuss....

Stick a fork in Mercury -- it's done! Timeline has it at 18 months. 2001 build-out in the normal time frame, July 2001. Returning for 2002, a carry-over Grand Marquis, just as you see it now, likewise...

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 21
  • highway
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