1997 Mercury Villager Consumer Review: Pathetic isn't harsh enough...

1997 Mercury Villager - Consumer Review

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GS Cargo Minivan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Pathetic isn't harsh enough...
By sprog on


1997 Mercury Villager GS 3dr Cargo Minivan


Even POS is too mild.
Got it in late 2003 with about 80k on it.
Did fairly well up until it hit about 150k on it, and it has had issues almost weekly up until now for the last year.
CV joints (multiple), quits when hot in summer and running A/C.
We replaced almost ever sensor in it - some more than once.
Motor mounts keep breaking.
Check engine light stayed on so much that IT blew out.
Major cooling problems.
I'll be GIVING it away for scrap this week, as I'm not dishonest enough to launch this crap vehicle on even my very worst enemy.
Most of the front end needs replacing now.
Had I taken this thing to the dealer, it would have probably run me about $5-6k in repairs over last year

Best Features

Not a bad ride under 70 mph. Evidently, they all shake at 70.

Worst Features

It's obvious why they completely rebuilt it. It's a shame that anything this poorly developed was ever allowed to be sold to the public. And yeah - I know it's a Nissan Quest and all, but Ford should be ashamed to have re-marketed it.
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