Owned 2-V8’s both 2 wheel drive.
Owned two 2000 Mountaineer V-8 2wheel drives. 1st owned 15 years, purchased used with 39,999. Vacation use only towing 3100# travel trailer totaled by drunk driver at 129,000 miles never a major issue just regular maintenance. 05/2022 purchased another V-8 2wheel drive Mountaineer, one owner with 70,686 miles, done a 3000 mile trip no issues. Both vehicles required replacement of front end at 70,000 miles due to pulling travel trailers.
Most reliable car I’ve ever owned
We purchased this 2001 Mountaineer in mid 2003. I still daily drive it. By far the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Other than scheduled maintenance the only thing I have done is replace the fuel pump at 184k miles. It currently has 230k and hasn’t changed a bit since the day we bought it. This vehicle is the perfect power to weight ratio. I’ve yet to find any kind of terrain (mud, snow, ice, rain, hills, etc.) that will even touch it. It just keeps going. The interior is nice with plenty of storage in the rear for vacation or groceries. The fuel mileage is not the greatest but I judge my vehicles off of dependability and by far would recommend anybody to buy one of these if they get the chance.
A great car at a low price!
Very powerful V-8 AWD vehicle that isn't a gas hog. This vehicle is beautiful inside and out. Love the double overhead visors and leather seats. Drink cup holders need to be deeper but otherwise everything is almost perfect! Suspension is a little hard but that may be the tires. This 2000 year model is smaller than the later model Mountaineers, and really has some zip to it. Can beat everyone off the line.