2008 Mercury Mariner Consumer Reviews

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2008 Mercury Mariner
4.7
Average based on 15 reviews
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nice american car

by from chicago illinois on April 17, 2008

rides fairly smooth for a short wheelbase suv, could use a less aggressive tire, but its pretty standard with all suv's. very roomy in back seats.....plenty cargo area. nice touch, getting rid of park...
rides fairly smooth for a short wheelbase suv, could use a less aggressive tire, but its pretty standard with all suv's. very roomy in back seats.....plenty cargo area. nice touch, getting rid of parking brake lever on console and putting it back on lower foot pedal, makes interior console much nicer. good gas mileage with six cylinder, regular gas. i wanted to buy an american named vehicle, and mercury came through just fine.
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Love it

by from Olathe,KS on March 26, 2008

I traded in my Expedition (which I bought new in 2000 and loved) I needed better gas mileage and I found it. It's hard to get used to the smaller size but it's fun to drive and I am much happier now t...
I traded in my Expedition (which I bought new in 2000 and loved) I needed better gas mileage and I found it. It's hard to get used to the smaller size but it's fun to drive and I am much happier now that I am paying less than half of what i use to in gas!I Love my little car!
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Excellent

by from N.Y on July 30, 2010

Just Everything Excellent I Would Keep It Forever Love It And I Would Not Sell It Or Trad With Any Other SUV My 08 Mariner Is The Best ..
Just Everything Excellent I Would Keep It Forever Love It And I Would Not Sell It Or Trad With Any Other SUV My 08 Mariner Is The Best ..
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I LOVE my Mariner!!!

by from Wichita, KS on February 16, 2009

I had read that the Mariner/Escape have been rated very reliable for small SUV's and so far that had been right. I love the features on my '08 Mariner Premier, including the backup sensors, 6 disc CD ...
I had read that the Mariner/Escape have been rated very reliable for small SUV's and so far that had been right. I love the features on my '08 Mariner Premier, including the backup sensors, 6 disc CD changer, leather/suede seats, dual climate control, etc. I wish Mercury would put a different type of tire on this vehicle, because it does seem like there is a lot of tire noise at highway speeds. I learned to get used to it. There is lots of room in the backseats and its great to put my 2 giant dogs in the back because the seats fold flat, making a large cargo space. Gas mileage is very good for a V6 SUV. I drove a few hundred miles of highway and was getting almost 26 mpg. Around town I tend to drive pretty hard and I average about 20mpg.
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Love it!!

by from Ohio on April 3, 2008

I was a little concerned about buying this vehichle based on another review I read about the vehicle being very noisy on the highway. I test drove it again, on the interstate and noticed no noise prob...
I was a little concerned about buying this vehichle based on another review I read about the vehicle being very noisy on the highway. I test drove it again, on the interstate and noticed no noise problems. I even drove with the moonroof open and actually thought it was a lot quieter than other vehicles I have had. It is a great family vehicle. With a 2 1/2 year old and one on the way we needed the extra space. We were debating between the Ford Escape and the Mercury Mariner and decided on the Mariner because we liked the look better and the price for the features. Definitely worth looking into, I have no regrets!
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Overlooked by many, but try one first

by from Tacoma, WA on August 27, 2007

My 2008 Mariner Premier has style, quality, features, quiet ride. I tried to find a good reason to buy an import, but Merc had an overall solid feel, a better ride and more features. Not perfect but a...
My 2008 Mariner Premier has style, quality, features, quiet ride. I tried to find a good reason to buy an import, but Merc had an overall solid feel, a better ride and more features. Not perfect but a really fine choice in compact SUV category. Worth trying out. JD Power rates Mercury higher initial quality than most other makes.
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Love Mary (Our Mariner)

by from Central KS on March 5, 2015

Live in the country on dirt (not gravel) roads. Our AWD Mariner with the V6 has excellent handling and traction in all weather. Gets acceptable gas mileage. Interior quiet and roomy. The sunroof has l...
Live in the country on dirt (not gravel) roads. Our AWD Mariner with the V6 has excellent handling and traction in all weather. Gets acceptable gas mileage. Interior quiet and roomy. The sunroof has low wind noise and doesn't leak. The seats are comfortable and the ride is smooth. Love the way the back seats fold down to make a big cargo bay. Would prefer it had Sync, that the gas tank would be expanded to a 500 mile cruising range, and that there was less chrome trim on the dash which can reflect sunlight into your eyes. All in all, very satisfied with this vehicle.
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Wonderful Car! Get One!

by from Cumberland, MD on November 7, 2016

Premier V6 4x4. Got this vehicle used in May 2013 with 40,000 miles on it. It now has 104,000 and no problems with it at all! The V6 engine offers great power in the city and good enough on the highwa...
Premier V6 4x4. Got this vehicle used in May 2013 with 40,000 miles on it. It now has 104,000 and no problems with it at all! The V6 engine offers great power in the city and good enough on the highway, and the 4WD system works well. Has a great list of features and all of the optional features have stood the test of time. The exterior paint quality is iffy, and the brakes are a little mushy. The seats are also showing their ages. Other than these minor flaws, the power train and electrical system are extremely reliable. I recommend this car to my friends who are looking for one. Great mix of everything! (Gets 21 mpg with V6)
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Love it...

by from Vernal. Utah on September 4, 2013

First new car I've ever bought. I love it, I get so many compliments on it. Nice looking, comfort, and sporty.
First new car I've ever bought. I love it, I get so many compliments on it. Nice looking, comfort, and sporty.
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Wonderful Car! Get One!

by from Cumberland, MD on November 7, 2016

Premier V6 4x4. Got this vehicle used in May 2013 with 40,000 miles on it. It now has 104,000 and no problems with it at all! The V6 engine offers great power in the city and good enough on the highwa...
Premier V6 4x4. Got this vehicle used in May 2013 with 40,000 miles on it. It now has 104,000 and no problems with it at all! The V6 engine offers great power in the city and good enough on the highway, and the 4WD system works well. Has a great list of features and all of the optional features have stood the test of time. The exterior paint quality is iffy, and the brakes are a little mushy. The seats are also showing their ages. Other than these minor flaws, the power train and electrical system are extremely reliable. I recommend this car to my friends who are looking for one. Great mix of everything! (Gets 21 mpg with V6)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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