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5 out of 5 stars

Great Alternative to a Pickup for Family Men

Al Anderson, 10/05/2015
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV AWD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
44 of 45 people found this review helpful

I really, really, wanted a pickup truck but was convinced by a mentor to buy a good SUV and a trailer given the other things I needed to do with my vehicle. I found my mountaineer for a steal of a price and haven't regretted it one iota. It's been a champ through and through. The gas mileage is what one would expect, but it more than makes up for it in the lack of repairs. The one thing I was warned is that it will chew up tires, but I bought a good quality set some years ago and have them rotated with each oil change. They've lasted just fine. The interior is roomy and altogether very manipulable- seats fold up for hauling kiddos and fold down very well for hauling cargo or sleeping in the back on a long road trip. It tows my small to medium loads very well and offroads without hesitation. The tech is outdated but reliable and user friendly. Aside from the usual routine maintenance have not had one breakdown yet in 10 years. I think my favorite is its incredibly tight turn radius. I can maneuver this thing as tightly as any car I've driven, perhaps moreso. It puts our minivan to shame on this front. All around a great vehicle.

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5 out of 5 stars

Bought new

Warren Goodwin, 11/21/2015
updated 11/29/2021
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
19 of 19 people found this review helpful

Bought new and we have put 215k on it. Wonderful machine to travel in. We get 22mpg on the highway.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

My 4th one

4th one, 10/13/2008
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV AWD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
16 of 16 people found this review helpful

This is my 4th Mountaineer all purchased new. 97/02/04 and my current 06. No problems with the first 3 whatsoever. Unfortunatly the 06 has had trany problems from day one. 30,000 miles on it as of today and the trany probley remains. Hard down shifts 2/1, almost like being rearended every time. Dealor and factory rep say this is normal. I find it totally unacceptable. Must be in the design. Other than the trans probs,and the ridiculous design of the inside door handles, I could not be happier.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

TSB 08-24-4 fixed transmission bump

JS, 10/29/2009
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV AWD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
18 of 20 people found this review helpful

Initially had bad shifting problem when coming to a stop and felt a horrendous bump from behind when it shifted from 2nd to 1st gear - as described from several other reviews. Ford Has a TSB 08-24-4 for reprogramming the transmission that they performed for free at the dealer I purchased from. Bought used with 56K with Ford Premium Care 48k mile warranty. The funnest vehicle I have ever owned now that trans is smoothed out. This is a issue that took Ford 2 years to get a final fix. This covers 2006-2008 Mercury Mountaineers, Ford Explorers and Sport Tracs with the 4.6 V8 6R60 transmissions. TSB 08-24-4 is the updated fix for the transmission bump that occurs when stopping. Google it.

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4 out of 5 stars

Okay the real deal!!!

Tushae Thomas, 08/31/2018
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV AWD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Okay this SUV is good all around, but when it come to repairs it costs money!!! Especially when replacing the transmission fluid! Why because it’s a sealed case meaning no dip stick, so take it in or get some fittings from lows home improvement and a hand pump from Walmart or harbor freight. Or the next big one is the torque converter solenoid! So yeah good vehicle but somewhat hard to work on yourself. Overall it’s a good SUV good on the highway but not running and gunning around town you will eat that tank up fast! It’s also good in the snow as well, you can drive without chains. You can switch it from AWD (all wheel drive) to 4X4. Just chains with the system in snow and take it easy! Oh yeah the motors for reclining rear seats are hard to find once they go out!

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