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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Consumer Reviews

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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Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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has never let me down the do it all suv

by from Los Angeles, CA. on November 30, 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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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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love my Mountaineer!

by from Fresno, CA on August 24, 2010

I have never had a more comfortable, reliable vehicle. This car has been dependable and I had over 140k miles on it before some man plowed into me from behind. I cried when the insurance company told ...
I have never had a more comfortable, reliable vehicle. This car has been dependable and I had over 140k miles on it before some man plowed into me from behind. I cried when the insurance company told me it was a total loss. I wasn't ready to give it up and still not, but I have no choice. I just hope that the next vehicle I purchase will get me and my boys to the places we want to go and be so comfortable and spacious. There aren't a lot of Mountaineers out there, if you find one, snag it! You won't be sorry!
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Uses car for Transporting family

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This has been a great all around vehicle.

by from St. Louis, MO on December 24, 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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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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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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Excellent Family Vehicle

by from Chicago, IL on May 19, 2006

I love the Mountaineer. Space is really important with 3 growing boys with friends and cousins who love to spend time with us. This 7 seater is very comfortable for long and short drives. My only conc...
I love the Mountaineer. Space is really important with 3 growing boys with friends and cousins who love to spend time with us. This 7 seater is very comfortable for long and short drives. My only concern is the ability to cool off the 3rd row quicker but there is seemingly no problem with heat circulation. The storage area behind the 3rd seat is also great for groceries and other things. My favorite feature is the fact that the 2nd and 3rd row lie down so that we can do our own deliveries and save money. The largest thing that I can remember is a hot water heater. Because of all of these great features, when it is time to upgrade, we will consider the Mountaineer as a top choice.
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Does recommend this car

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