2000 Mercury Mystique

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Key Specs

of the 2000 Mercury Mystique. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    24-29 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    125-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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2000 Mercury Mystique Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Production of the Mystique sedan, a twin to the Ford Contour, has ended as Mercury focuses on larger, more expensive models. Mercury dropped the subcompact Tracer, a twin to the Ford Escort, at the end of the 1999 model year.

Both Mystique and Contour debuted for 1995. Contour production continues into the 2000 calendar year, though Ford has not said for how long.

Exterior
Like the Contour, Mystique comes only as a four-door sedan and with similar styling. Mystique's 106.5-inch wheelbase is 2 inches shorter than the midsize Mercury Sable's. In overall length, the 185-inch Mystique is 15 inches shorter than the Sable sedan.

Interior
Though Mercury lists Mystique as a five-passenger sedan, the rear seat has less legroom than several rivals, a factor that may have led to the car's demise. A split, folding rear seat augments the 14-cubic-foot trunk.

Under the Hood
The front-wheel-drive Mystique returns for its final season as a GS model with a 125-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and as the better-equipped LS, with a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter V-6.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide
Vehicle Overview
Production of the Mystique sedan, a twin to the Ford Contour, has ended as Mercury focuses on larger, more expensive models. Mercury dropped the subcompact Tracer, a twin to the Ford Escort, at the end of the 1999 model year.

Both Mystique and Contour debuted for 1995. Contour production continues into the 2000 calendar year, though Ford has not said for how long.

Exterior
Like the Contour, Mystique comes only as a four-door sedan and with similar styling. Mystique's 106.5-inch wheelbase is 2 inches shorter than the midsize Mercury Sable's. In overall length, the 185-inch Mystique is 15 inches shorter than the Sable sedan.

Interior
Though Mercury lists Mystique as a five-passenger sedan, the rear seat has less legroom than several rivals, a factor that may have led to the car's demise. A split, folding rear seat augments the 14-cubic-foot trunk.

Under the Hood
The front-wheel-drive Mystique returns for its final season as a GS model with a 125-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and as the better-equipped LS, with a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter V-6.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(2.5)
Performance
(2.8)
Interior Design
(2.8)
Comfort
(3.0)
Reliability
(2.5)
Value For The Money
(2.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Reliable and economic car.

by William from Fort Lauderdale, FL on August 9, 2010

I bought this car with 75,000 miles on it. Now I have 106,000 and I have had it for 2 year. Although it has had its fair share of problems, it has good to me. The V6 gives enough power for getting on ... Read full review

(1.0)

BS!

by I hate American Cars from Vineland, NJ on October 28, 2009

Horrible after 100K, uncomfortable, and all around waste of hard earned money, complete junker/lemon Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2000 Mercury Mystique currently has 5 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Mystique received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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