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308K miles and still going strong
By mac_daddy on
Vehicle1994 Mercury Villager LS 3dr Minivan
ReviewCar is super reliable, and always starts. Changed catalytic converter at 280K miles. Still passes smog with super clean numbers. Great for highway travel. Goes down the road straight. Solid feel. Good visibility all around. Changed oil every 3,000 miles. Can do all my own maintenance. Love this vehicle.
Best FeaturesThe best engine I've ever had for changing spark plugs. Other minivans I've owned cost extra to change #6 plug. This is easy breezy. Good brakes, good handling, mileage between 22 and 24 mpg. Lots of storage behind third seat. Holds a ton. Roof rack for extra storage. Storage bin under front passenger seat. Big glove compartment. Rear window vents open with driver's overhead switches. Strong Nissan 3.0 six-cylinder engine needs minimal maintenance, pulls strong, even with a lot of miles. Easy to work on vehicle. Front seat belts electric. Never got a "no seat belt" ticket.
Worst FeaturesA/C hose, gas smells in winter, CV axles, were all minor problems and easy to fix. New radiator and cooling fan replaced at 290K miles. Has the OBDII plug, but not 100% compatible. Good for troubleshooting though. Hard to climb over middle seat to back seat. Spare tire well has room for full size spare, but only came with temporary spare. Factory sunvisors break easily and are hard to find. Electric seat belt motor slowing down. Head liner coming loose at windshield.
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