Used 1997 Mercury Villager Nautica 3dr Minivan Consumer Reviews
We have 251,000 miles on our Villager. It has been a great van for us. Very reliable engine and transmission. The only part of the van that caused us trouble was the hardware such as the locks.
I don't like paying dealer $75 just to find out why the engine light is on (happens about every 6 months). The electrical is a nightmare. Rear wiper quit working at 30k miles, the locks open and close spontaneously whether the engine is running or not. We have been trapped in the car for a few minutes while the locks were flipping back and forth on their own. My kids have gotten locked in after I put them in their seats and I walked around the car to get in. The ford dealer said the possessed locks are also in the 2002 models of their compact cars). I have put about $4000 into the engine replacing parts that have died before their time.