Used 1999 Mercury Mystique LS 4dr Sedan Consumer Reviews
Having owned this V6, 5-speed, leather seated, sunroof equipped car for over 8 years, I've developed a few opinions on it. The engine was designed by a joint effort of Porsche and Cosworth, and is impressive to behold. Normal mileage is 22 city / 28 highway, although if driven very carefully will increase to 24/32. My previous car was an Acura Integra, and this Mystique would run rings around it. European feel, 4 cams, 4 disc brakes, and supportive seats make for a fun driving experience. Roughly 3000 rpm at 65 mph seems a bit high, although the engine is very smooth and quiet. This is a European designed car, built in Kansas City.
I've had my Mercury Mystique for about 2 months now and I really really enjoy it. It's sporty but not too sporty. The power it has amazing (V6) and it is one great car. The only thing I don't like is the transmission slips. I got power but sometimes I can't use it all but to the rough idles and slips. I have a great system in the car and it really bangs. My friends love the car and I love it just as much.
My wife and I purchased this vehicle in 2004. The car has good interior and the exterior is nice too, it also handles very well and has plenty of power for a 4cyl, when its running that is. The car now has 80,000 miles and we have replaced three window motors and its broken again, the fan speed for the heat and air only works on hi or off, at 60,000 miles we had to have the a/c recharged, replaced a vacuum hose that has a small leak again, now the timing belt is broken. I am at the point now that I really don't want to spend any more money to fix it. I think its time to trade for a Chevrolet product.
This car has been decent overall, but because of the style of the car- to get it fixed costs way more than it's worth. Since buying this car, I've replaced the transmission, 2 batteries, alternator, breaks, 2 sets of wheels, cat. Converter, and I'm in the process of having the starter reinstalled, and I was just called by the shop to tell me they're having trouble putting it in. Every time I need anything done with this car, I get that phone call. I paid 6k on this, and I've put at least 3k into getting it fixed.
I purchased this V6/5-speed LS w/70k and have added 34k over the last 2 1/2 years. Performance and fuel economy have always been excellent for this class. Vehicle has been very reliable; only been in the shop twice in that time for anything more than maintenance (A/C leak and Shifter Cable, $400 total). Fun & inexpensive to own and drive. I highly recommend (but try to get a '99 or 2000 Model, prior years were less reliable, I've learned)