by jimd on Jan 13, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
This is our third Estate. The first one went 260K before we traded for a '98. That went 190K before I demolished it. Car was toast but wife and I walked away. Interesting note. Injuries in accidents are roughly half of those in other vehicles.Just bought '02. Expect the same great reliability. Only problem was Ford CD changer which went south at 140K on both previous cars Newer one has simple player. I guess we'll have to hang on to this one.
by Kim on Aug 31, 2006 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
This is the first minivan I have owned and am very pleased with the comfort and the fuel economy. I have gotten 23- 25 mpg highway miles. Also, the leather seats are very comfortable with a lumbar support for the driver. I have to travel long distances to work and the comfort is great since I have a bad back. The sound quality is great especially with the video system. The only compliant are the tires; Michelin Symmerty tires are already worn badly at 60,000 miles and are very rough. Overall this is the best car I have ever owned. Unfortunately they (Nissan) don't make this van anymore. It is basically a Nissan Quest.
by arigan on Jul 14, 2005 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
This minivan is really comfortable for a bad back. It doesn't drive like a truck, which is one thing I don't like about vans. It does really well on curves. The mileage is great for on freeway driving. I drove approximately 240 miles on the freeway and I was very pleased with the use of fuel. Less than a half a tank of gas.
by Rob Roy on May 7, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
I have now had my 2002 Villager Estate
for about a year and put about 7000
miles on it. Gearshift indicator broke,
but easily fixed. The gas mileage could
be better. Other than that I like the
van pretty well, needs to come with
stiffer tires than the Goodyear tires
that came on it. They should have
redesigned it and cut off some of the
weight rather than stop making it. Now
when you get a Merc van, you are
getting a Ford Winstar with Merc
nameplate. I would recommend a used one
of these vans.
by SAM1 on Nov 9, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
This is my second one; I've had good
luck with both. The gas mileage is
good for a minivan. I don't have a
problem with the cargo space. My '97
had some electrical problems. The
middle seats are heavy to remove.
by nsandford on Nov 8, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Villager Estate 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
This vehicle is very comfortable. The
options are few but great. We did not
add-on anything, as it is fine the way
it is. It is very fun to drive. It is
such a smooth ride and the seats are
very comfortable. It is very easy for
my 85 year old crippled grandmother to
get in and out (verus a car, which is
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