My Mariner is a smooth ride, it's got more interior room and that's nice because I always have passengers and my old car had us in very close quarters.
I like the extra console space, I like to be prepared for lots of things, having that storage space allows me to have the things I want without cluttering up the car.
I don't like:
*Road noise, I have to turn my radio up loud to hear it at a normal level because of the road noise.
*Seats do not adjust for shorter people, I am 5'0 tall and am having to try many different things to be able to sit up high enough to see my hood.
*No USB port. It has a 3.5mm jack and it's very inconvenient. In addition to car chargers I had to buy a jack to hook my iPod up to my car and that cord is very long so it adds more cord clutter than I needed.
Mariner is OK
2008 Mercury MarinerSpeed - 08/09/2010
This is my first SUV, coming from sports cars or performance cars. I needed the extra cargo area and more space for my 2 kids. The Mariner solved all of that for me. Spacious rear seats for the kids, decent cargo space and good space for driver and front passenger. My Mariner has all the bells and whistles so it's hard to say what great things they thought of. I like the center console and cup holders. Good acceleration for a 6 cylinder. Gets good gas mileage (18-20 about for me). Our family prefers to drive in this car vs. my wife's Honda Odyssey.
2008 Mercury MarinerTt - 08/30/2011
Love it. This has been a really great investment for my family and I. Hate to see mercury go but memmories are forever.