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2000 Mercury Villager

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$1,128 — $3,768 USED
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Passenger Van
7 Seats
20 MPG
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Vehicle Overview
The front-wheel-drive Villager minivan was redesigned for 1999 and gains a handful of new features for 2000, including an optional rear-seat video entertainment system.

Villager is built from the same design as the Nissan Quest and is the result of a partnership between the Japanese company and Ford. Nissan performed the styling at its California design studio, did most of the engineering and supplied the 3.3-liter V-6 engine. Ford builds the Villager and Quest at its plant in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Renault, the French car company, took a controlling stake in Nissan in 1999, raising doubts that the arrangement between Ford and Nissan will continue beyond the next couple of years.

Exterior
With an overall length of 195 inches, the Villager falls between regular-size minivans, such as the Dodge Caravan, and extended-length models, such as the Grand Caravan and Ford Windstar. The main styling difference between the Villager and Quest is at the front: Villager has a vertical bar grille, and the Quest has a mesh-type design.

Dual sliding rear side doors are standard on all models, and they open and close manually.

Interior
The optional video entertainment system includes a 6.4-inch liquid-crystal display screen that pops up from the center console for viewing from the middle and rear seats, a VCR mounted in the front of the center console and jacks for playing video games. The same system is offered on the Quest and Ford Windstar.

The Mercury Villager's optional entertai...
Vehicle Overview
The front-wheel-drive Villager minivan was redesigned for 1999 and gains a handful of new features for 2000, including an optional rear-seat video entertainment system.

Villager is built from the same design as the Nissan Quest and is the result of a partnership between the Japanese company and Ford. Nissan performed the styling at its California design studio, did most of the engineering and supplied the 3.3-liter V-6 engine. Ford builds the Villager and Quest at its plant in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Renault, the French car company, took a controlling stake in Nissan in 1999, raising doubts that the arrangement between Ford and Nissan will continue beyond the next couple of years.

Exterior
With an overall length of 195 inches, the Villager falls between regular-size minivans, such as the Dodge Caravan, and extended-length models, such as the Grand Caravan and Ford Windstar. The main styling difference between the Villager and Quest is at the front: Villager has a vertical bar grille, and the Quest has a mesh-type design.

Dual sliding rear side doors are standard on all models, and they open and close manually.

Interior
The optional video entertainment system includes a 6.4-inch liquid-crystal display screen that pops up from the center console for viewing from the middle and rear seats, a VCR mounted in the front of the center console and jacks for playing video games. The same system is offered on the Quest and Ford Windstar.

The Mercury Villager's optional entertainment system allows rear-seat passengers to watch movies or play
video games.



Standard on the top-shelf Estate model is TravelNote, a digital-voice message recorder mounted on the driver’s sun visor.

All models have seats for seven, and the Sport and Estate models have two bucket seats in the middle row instead of the base model’s two-place bench. The middle seats are removable, and the three-place rear bench slides back and forth on tracks built into the floor.

With the middle seats removed and the rear bench fully forward, the Villager holds 136 cubic feet of cargo. An adjustable rear parcel shelf creates storage compartments for holding grocery bags and other items so they don’t roll around the cargo area.

Under the Hood
Nissan’s 3.3-liter V-6, rated for 170 horsepower, hooks to a four-speed automatic transmission in the Villager. The same engine powers the Quest.

Safety
Antilock brakes are optional on all models. Side-impact airbags for the front seats are not available. Last year, integrated child-safety seats were available for the middle bench seat, but they are not offered this year. Nissan still offers integrated child-safety seats as an option.

Performance
Though roomier than short-body minivans such as the Dodge Caravan, the Villager and Quest don’t match the passenger or cargo space of rivals such as the Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey or Ford Windstar.

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

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.1
7 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(3.9)
Performance
(4.1)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)
(4.0)

Thought I had a good one

by Old car guy from Rockford, IL on November 1, 2011

Van was a little rough when I bought it. Had only 112K Engine light was on with a series of codes. The TPS sensor solved the transmission issue....it was not shifting into overdrive. Was running great ... Read full review

(5.0)

Excellent van

by mini van mama from PHOENIX, AZ on May 4, 2011

WE have owned a 2 Ford, a Pontiac, and a Mercury mini van. We have ridden in a Chrysler, Plymouth and Toyota mini van. We have had a large 1ton Chevy van and a mid size SUV. MY FIRST CHOICE TO BY ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2000 Mercury Villager currently has 2 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 Villager 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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