2002 Mercury Mountaineer Consumer Reviews

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer
3.8
Average based on 18 reviews
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I really like this truck but......

by from Ann Arbor on June 15, 2008

be prepared for a few common problems areas. These trucks have had a lot of issues with their transmission. When my transmission had to be rebuilt at 100k, I looked on the internet and it was a very c...
be prepared for a few common problems areas. These trucks have had a lot of issues with their transmission. When my transmission had to be rebuilt at 100k, I looked on the internet and it was a very common issue. Seems most vehicles have their weak spots, this one just happens to have an expensive one. On the bright side though, that is practically the only repair I have had to do other than routine maintenance and I'm pushing 150K now. I have really enjoyed the truck. It is comfortable, has tons of luxury options and is real fun to drive.
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Magestic Lion Look

by from Hyattsville, MD on December 30, 2009

It's an impressive ride. Solid. Dependable if well taken care of. I have driven the AWD V8 through blizzards while other 4*4 SUVs were skidding. All cars have their weak point. So its always advisable...
It's an impressive ride. Solid. Dependable if well taken care of. I have driven the AWD V8 through blizzards while other 4*4 SUVs were skidding. All cars have their weak point. So its always advisable to get extended warranty.
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Good for my large family

by from Illinois on May 18, 2010

This vehicle came with low miles, & a decent price. It was well taken care of by the previous owner. It gets the same gas mileage as the smaller family van I had previously driven.
This vehicle came with low miles, & a decent price. It was well taken care of by the previous owner. It gets the same gas mileage as the smaller family van I had previously driven.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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2 Explorers & 3 Mountaineers

by from SF, East Bay Area on October 4, 2006

Every 2 years we look at all the Suv's then always end up buying another Mountaineer or Explorer, nothing else comes close in Value, Comfort, Power & Reliability for us. My 2006 Model is another in th...
Every 2 years we look at all the Suv's then always end up buying another Mountaineer or Explorer, nothing else comes close in Value, Comfort, Power & Reliability for us. My 2006 Model is another in this long line that we really cannot find anything better under $50,000.
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Best Suv Ever

by from New York, NY on July 9, 2013

I bought my 2002 mountaineer in 04 and i loved it ever since. With only 25,000 miles on it this truck it checked off everything that i was looking for in a midsize suv. Its spacious, comfortable, reli...
I bought my 2002 mountaineer in 04 and i loved it ever since. With only 25,000 miles on it this truck it checked off everything that i was looking for in a midsize suv. Its spacious, comfortable, reliable and my family loves it as well especially when it comes to long distance driving this truck will get you where you need to be in the most comfortable way. With 160,000 miles on it now the truck still runs as great as it did when i first bought it. This proves that if you take care of your car it will take care of you. Im looking forward to many more years with this truck and i recommend it to anybody that is looking for a preowned midsize suv.
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has never let me down the do it all suv

by from Los Angeles, CA. on November 29, 2007

This vehicle is a great mid size suv. I have put it to some really hard towing and I could not ask for anything more! Manuavarability is great when in comparision to large suvs, the 3rd row in the bac...
This vehicle is a great mid size suv. I have put it to some really hard towing and I could not ask for anything more! Manuavarability is great when in comparision to large suvs, the 3rd row in the back is not bad even for an adult when in comparision to a Tahoe with the 3rd row. Price when purchasing as a used car is possibly the greatest value. Unlike the 4RUNNERS besides this is still a more comfortable ride and you can fit by getting in and out all seats alot easier than alot of other mid size suvs. V-6 engine is a great engine that Ford makes for the mountaineer and the explore, I have work at a Ford store as a service advisor and I know that the vehicle is a well proven one in comfort and convenience the mountaineer has most of the options that are an option on the explore, its a great buy definitely would recommend to a friend..
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Fun to drive, comfortable and reliable

by from on April 11, 2012

Bought my 2002 Mountaineer used in 2003 and have loved it & all the added extras. I commute 60 - 100 miles a day, 4 - 5 days a week, & mostly on the highway with all the cell phone & texting idiots, a...
Bought my 2002 Mountaineer used in 2003 and have loved it & all the added extras. I commute 60 - 100 miles a day, 4 - 5 days a week, & mostly on the highway with all the cell phone & texting idiots, and I love the comfort & safety of driving this vehicle. Since going over 190, 000 miles, that's when expensive things have been occurring. Repaired the A/C, a valve cover spring, & other similar type issues. I feel all associated with the high mileage. I love this vehicle, but due to gas prices I'm looking at replacing my Mountaineer with the Edge. Smaller & better on gas & I'm sure I will love it just as much as my Mountaineer.
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This has been a great all around vehicle.

by from St. Louis, MO on December 23, 2006

It has been a joy to drive and enjoy the performance handling and comfort of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. I would not be selling it except I recieved a company car. I would recommend this SUV to anyo...
It has been a joy to drive and enjoy the performance handling and comfort of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. I would not be selling it except I recieved a company car. I would recommend this SUV to anyone.
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Love it!!!

by from Saint Francis MN on February 9, 2016

I've had it only a few weeks now. I drove a 2000 Ford Explorer and we were highly impressed with it. However we've been a one car family for a while so we decided that with 2 out of 3 children in scho...
I've had it only a few weeks now. I drove a 2000 Ford Explorer and we were highly impressed with it. However we've been a one car family for a while so we decided that with 2 out of 3 children in school that it was time for me to get a vehicle. I did not want to drive a mini van so we settled on an SUV with 3rd row seating! I LOVE it! My girls can get in and out easily, the stuff that I had to do make it safe (new tires, oil change, alignment, etc.) adds up, however it is also one of those that if the previous owners had kept up on it the cost wouldn't have been so much out of my pocket right away. Solid transmission, solid engine, solid body - little rust but welcome to MN.) enough room for my 3 girls and a couple of their friends. Only con I have is that a forward facing car seat and a booster seat side by side can be a little tricky at times for a 6 year old to be able to fasten herself in at times as it can be a tight fit even for little hands.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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2002 Mountaineer

by from Iowa on June 8, 2006

Bought used in 2003 and have not had any problems, except some wear on the exterior that I'm not happy with. Extremely comfortable, great air conditioning, lots of room, Easy to put seats down for ha...
Bought used in 2003 and have not had any problems, except some wear on the exterior that I'm not happy with. Extremely comfortable, great air conditioning, lots of room, Easy to put seats down for hauling stuff and then back up for 3rd row. Easy to get in and out of 3rd row. Very reliable
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