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2006 Mercury Mariner

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2006 Mercury Mariner Premier
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By len.adler
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2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Since delivery this car has been fun to drive, and without mechanical defect. It's higher position enables seeing over sedans in a traffic line. It is nimble and comfortable. The mpg average of 20-25 on the highway is disappointing in today's gasoline prices. Five passengers can travel comfortably, and the back section is great for our black lab, even on long trips.


Best Features

The window on the rear hatch opens separately from the hatch itself.


Worst Features

Improve gas mileage.


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Not Up to Par
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By vanz73
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2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is an okay vehicle after 20K miles. My prior vehicles were a Ford Explorer and Expedition. I loved both of these. The Mariner is decent. Low priced compared to competitors (about $3K less than the Japanese models). Would I buy it again? No. The continuously variable transmission robs a great deal of power from the engine. It has had several issues that were covered by warranty except one that the mechanic has yet to fix (the gas pump keeps turning off before it is full even at the slowest setting). The vehicle often struggles trying to accelerate at highway speeds (40 to 70 mph range).


Best Features

Good visibilty for driver. Rocking stereo.


Worst Features

Either improve gas mileage or improve the transmission - worst of both worlds - weak gas mileage and weak acceleration at highway speeds. Would have preferred stereo controls on the steering wheel rather than rarely used speed controls.


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2006 Mariner Premium 4WD
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By peter1438
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2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I went into this vehicle from an '05 VW Touareg and what I expected was to find a basic American truck that would be breaking down left and right. I was mistaken and I am very impressed with the Mercury, I am now thinking that the VW was the problem child. The interior is very well done, except for the cookie cutter central dash. The seats front and rear are very well done and quite comfy. I have had zero issues with the vehicle and the on road performance has been terrific. It's very nimble to control in heavy NYC traffic, terrific brakes and very good get up and go. I would highly recommend this vehicle over many foreign brands. American vehicles have caught up and surpassed.


Best Features

Interior and exterior styling


Worst Features

Redo the console, but please keep everything else the way it is. It's both functional and easy to use.


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Awesome Vehicle
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By cn03684
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2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is a great SUV. Has excellent gas mileage compared to other SUV's in it's class. Plenty of room all around and the two toned seats make a nice touch for inside decor. Fun to drive, no complaints. Hats off to Mercury on this one, best vehicle I've ever had!


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An Okay SUV
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By Car Guy
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2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

At first, we were very happy with our Mariner. It had the nice heated leather seats, Intelligent-4WD system, and a roomy interior. However, it has gotten to a point where road noise is nearly unbearable, wind noise is too noticeable, and nearly every bump we go over is transmitted into the cabin. On the plus side, we are getting 21.5 miles per gallon, we get good comments about its exterior, and it has good handling. If you want a practical SUV, the Mariner is a good choice. If you want a comfortable SUV, look at another one.


Best Features

Standard heated leather seats, 4WD system, vehicle information system, nice exterior styling, good performance.


Worst Features

Improve the ride and noise levels, improve interior materials, more storage space, put seat-heater buttons on the dash, faster acceleration, more horsepower.


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