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2006 Mercury Mountaineer

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Terrible SUV
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By michelle
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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I bought an 06 Premier V8 new. What a waste of 30K. It is beautiful but has been nothing but trouble. THE TRANSMISSION SLIPS and has had to be serviced once a quarter since I bought it. Ford has tried several different "computer calibrations" to fix it to no avail. Also motor on 3rd row seat went out even though we leave it down 99% of the time. Also, only gets 14 mpg, 17 HWY AT BEST. Seats are uncomfortable over 100 mile trips. Door handles are ridiculous & doors must be slammed to shut. I can't believe I traded in my Lexus on this clunker. Do yourself a favor and do not buy this car.


Best Features

Two tone perforated leather seats. Navigation is easy to use.


Worst Features

Door handles are awful. "Panic" handles in front seat need to be closer to passenger, not near airbag. oh, and fix the computer/transmission problems!


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Very Nice
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Shari
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV AWD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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Love the car--bought it brand new in 2007 with only 200 miles on it. Ride is great, kids love the extras. Retractable step bars are great in winter--they don't collect snow.


Best Features

Moonroof, stereo, smooth ride


Worst Features

Change that door handle--everyone thinks the handle to open the door is an ashtray.


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Great Vacation Vehicle
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By John
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My wife and I bought this vehicle in March 06 with a sign and drive lease deal. We have had no problems at all. We have driven to California and Washington State from Ohio. We had 22 MPG on the highway until we got the the Mountains but overall average 19.5 MPG for the trip. It had good power in the Mountains even as a V6. Kids like the DVD entertainment package however that is the only time we have used it. Excellent vacation vehicle with plenty of storage.


Best Features

Sunroof/moonroof is great. Sound system is great while a DVD is in the entertainment center. Great vacation vehicle.


Worst Features

City driving only gets 14 MPG at that is a drain. Unless gas comes down it will be our last SUV. Power liftgate would be nice.


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By Wayne
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV AWD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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The vehicle I have drives well, but chugs when cold. It only runs well on high octane gas. The V6 pulls my boat with no issues. Gas mileage is about 11-12 city.


Best Features

The AWD in the snow is excellent


Worst Features

The arm rests have no grips to pull the door closed or hold from swinging open. When the gear shift lever is in the park position it blocks dashboard controls. The fuel guage is not easily seen through the steering wheel. Human factors design is poor.


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Great Value
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Great Value
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4dr SUV AWD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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Shopped Honda Pilots, Toyota Highlanders, Toyota 4Runners, Ford Explorers, Subarus, and some of the smaller SUVs as well (Rav4/Mariner/Escape/CRV). Finally came across the Mercury Mountaineer. Really liked the exterior styling of the Mountaineer over the Explorer and it seemed to offer more standard features. Compared to the Honda/Toyota counterparts, the Mountaineer offered far more for the money (about a $6k - 8k difference for the Honda/Toyota equivalent). Really like the smaller SUVs but was able to pick up the larger Mountaineer for about $1k - 2k more. Once again, a great overall value. Gas mileage is on par for a SUV of this size.


Best Features

Stearing wheel mounted media controls, heated seats, moonroof, fold out running boards, interior/exterior styling


Worst Features

Add hand "cups" to door - updated on 2007 models. While the V6 is adequate for the vehicle, competitors offer higher hp engines with similar gas mileage.


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