Used 2005 Mercury Mariner SUV Consumer Reviews

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Love my daily driver w/180K+

spchambers03, 01/08/2012
Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
41 of 42 people found this review helpful

we bought this feb. 06 with 7,000 miles on it, and started putting around 12k a year. strating in 08, new job, i started putting around 45-50K miles a year!(any and every weather condition you can throw at it, from bumper to bumper in the heat, to 18-30inch snow storms, and brutal -0 cold, and any type of road conditions, from interstate driving, to farm/logging roads, to putting the GREAT AWD system to use and foraging my own roads!) I currently have 182k miles and running strong, i religiously change my 5w-20 (summer months, 10w-30 winter months) Pennzoil SYNTHETIC oil every 5k miles, and FRAM extra tough filter every 10k miles. aswell as my fuel filter every 20k miles! plugs and wires

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Most Reliable Car Yet!

shane52sk, 08/02/2011
Convenience Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)
16 of 16 people found this review helpful

I have owned this car for 3 years and I can't say enough about it. I have had very few minor problems and absolutely no major problems. I am the second owner and I've had it since it had 44,000 miles. It now has 110,000. No Problems! The car drives great and I average 25mpg city driving. The car has good pick up for a 4cyl SUV. It's very comfortable and is fun and easy to drive. I have received nothing but compliments since I have owned it. If you want a vehicle that is reliable; impressive; and wows others...This is absolutely one to look at!

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Extremely Reliable Small SUV

Bill Reichert, 09/27/2018
Premier AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Bought this vehicle brand new in November 04 when it was first available and special ordered with every option except a sunroof. I have been very pleased with everything this vehicle has to offer. It had a very loud road noise at the beginning but that was because of the OEM Continental tires that it came with. I have since only had Michelin tires and that made it much quieter. It has a very good 4WD system and does very well in the snow. I now have 136,000 miles on this vehicle and the only problem it ever had was the passenger seat heater module quit working but was repaired under warranty. Update: 3/31/2020 I still have this vehicle and everything is still doing well. I have not had any issues and I am glad that I still own it. Mileage is 137,000.

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The suprise of 2005

Mariner driver, 09/18/2004
Premier AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
10 of 11 people found this review helpful

I qas looking for a small SUV to have for work and while shopping around I cam across the Mariner and fell in love with the interior (black leather with beige inserts) and just had to take it for a test drive and lets just say it was real nice. Some driving line and not jarring at all. So I bought it that day and I am happy so far and I am looking foward to many years ahead.

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My experience with the Mariner

Kara, 08/15/2008
Convenience Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

I purchased this vehicle because I wanted an SUV with decent gas mileage. I really like my Mariner, but have had a few problems with it. When I bought it, at 28K miles it still had its warranty in effect. Good thing because even though I test drove it, I hadn't noticed that there was a probem with its overdrive. I had it repaired under warranty, but soon after more problems with the trans surfaced. I had to take it back 5 months later because it was hesitating & loosing power when driving up steep hills. The entire trans had to be replaced. It has been a few months & I am noticing a clunk going into 2nd when I let off the gas. I am worried it is going bad again, the warranty is now expired.

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