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2002 Mercury Villager

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2002 to 2016 - still best ever car I ever had
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mike addison
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2002 Mercury Villager Estate Premium 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Love this car!!! Second Villager Estate (leather seats). Bought brand new off the showroom floor. Not cheap in 2002 dollars, but WORTH it.

No kids, just need the cargo space for my work stuff. Cargo space is pretty versatile. The third row bench seat has been set to vertical pretty much since I got the vehicle. Second row seats are easy to set to vertical or click out / lift out and return as required.

Only 44,000 miles. Only serious problem has been body corrosion and faded paint from the lawn sprinklers at my outdoor condo parking. Body took a sand-blast beating in Wilma hurricane; smashed side windows and windshield replaced. The van just laughed that off.

Handling and driving are the best. Engine is perfect - and powerful. Great acceleration. Good visuals on all sides. I can weave through heavy city traffic more nimbly than a Ferrari. I chuckle to myself because nobody expects a car looking like this to perform like that!

On long distance driving I set the cruise to 70 mph (freeway legal), crank up the CDs and enjoy the comfort. If required, the van can accelerate quickly to 85-90, no problem to get out of a tricky situation. Easy to park in a crowded lot or garage.

Only repairs in 14 years: brake joints, something minor with the steering. To be honest, I have not taken the best care of the engine in terms of oil changes and other regular maintenance, especially in our humid coastal climate. This van just keeps going with a smile.

Cannot figure WHY WHY WHY was this model discontinued!! Stupid people. The onboard technology is still superior to many current minivans.

Nothing else measures up. :(


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Been a good Van
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By trapfreek
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2002 Mercury Villager Popular 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Reliability


Worst Features

Just the front seat.


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OVER 164,000 miles & STILL going!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By john_adams
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2002 Mercury Villager Popular 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Worst Features

better gas milage


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Best Van...or maybe vehicle I've owned!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By David
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2002 Mercury Villager Value 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Best Features

Fold down and removable seats, seats 6- 7 rather comfortably, easy controls, no blind spots when driving, great stereo and CD quality, and most of all reliability and lack of mechanic bills. Getting ready to sell it now only because the kids are grown and time to get something smaller. Great!


Worst Features

The only thing I can think of is maybe a little higher quality interior but I bought the base model so acceptable to me. Besides who cares about improvements at this point, they don't make them anymore! Bad move on Ford and Nissans part. These things far better then any other van Ford built


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Villager by choice
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By alanstern
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2002 Mercury Villager Sport 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Fold and slide third seat, driveability, Column shift..I prefer my own console..factory stereo is great, easy to read and simple to operate, (yes, I'm a geezer).


Worst Features

Seat is too hard for a guy with no butt, more clothes hanging hooks, brighter dashoard lighting and can't read odometer (yes, I'm still a geezer)


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