I bought this car new and now after 10 years it has 90k. Car was in storage for 4 years and all I had to do was replace the battery. I have had no major problems with the car. I drive it a minimum of 50 miles a day. I had one minor one that the accelerator was sticking and Ford fixed it easily. This car is very reliable. I live in cold country and it has always been reliable. Fun to drive! I would definitely recommend this vehicle!
Just bought it less than a year ago, and there have been no problems. My friend that I bought it from owned it much longer and it didn't give him any trouble either! It's definately fast and fun to drive, good compression even after 120K! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
When i was 18, my dad gave me my first Mercury Tracer LTS. It was perviously my uncles and he was the only other owner in that cars history. The 1.8l engine was amazing. The cars body styling is amazing. The only problem with this car was that transmission wasnt up to the cars high standards. The tranny died and the cost was worth more than the car was. So i donated the car to a charity and purchased another Tracer LTS with only 58000 miles on it. I had a transmission flush and i am watching it with a hawk eye. If i had the chance or the money i would buy the remaining LTS's for myself. Needless to say i love these cars.
My '93 LTS was the first car I ever owned. For under five grand I got a heck of a deal. The car was in great condition, with a five-speed, power locks, windows, mirrors, sunroof, alloys, a spoiler and 90k miles. I drove the car for a month before the transmission scattered. A neighbor went through it and found it had next to no fluid in it which burned it up. Rebuilt trans installed, the car gave me 15,000 miles of flawless service, until I replaced it in October of 2002 with a '99 Olds Alero. I sold it the next year only to see it wrecked and destroyed 6 months later by the idiot kid. A shame, as it was in terrific shape and a blast to drive, especially on the mountain roads.
I had good experience with this car until about two years or 22,000 mile ago. This is a very inexpensive car up to about 80,000 miles. Then you need to unload this car because many problems will arise. My major issue now is that the transmission began failing about a year ago (would not shift to overdrive). Now the problems are worst. I couldn't get $50 for this car now.