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Stock Number: 16544997
Location: CarMax Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Description Used 2009 Mercury Mariner for sale - $12,998, 34,232 miles with , Bluetooth, Sunroof(s), Running Boards
Transmission: Automatic Color: Blue Avg. Vehicle Review: 3.857 (7 reviews) "The car runs good. Gas mileage is good. Has been reliable so far."
*Price excludes tax, title & tags. Dealer fees up to $299 may apply.
The car runs good. Gas mileage is good. Has been reliable so far.
I was looking for a crossover SUV and found a great package with the Mercury Mariner Premier. The interior is very nice with leather seats, ambient lighting, sunroof, etc. Drives wonderfully. Very quiet. I love the Sync system except that I find it wants to sync with anyone that gets in the car and has that option on their device as well. I like that I can charge my iphone by plugging in the USB cable but cannot let anyone connect that way because it will sync to their device. This can easily be solved by purchasing an actual car charger for the phone. I have been having a few difficulties with the Bluetooth. Many people say that they either cannot hear me or that they hear a high pitched noise in the background. Not sure if this is a fault of mine or the car yet though. All in all, very satisfied!
And, that's strange, since the Mercury is, usually speaking, a higher-end vehicle than its Ford cousin. We had been looking at the Ford Escapes with less features, which were running about $2,000 or so more than this Mariner ended up being, even by adding a two-way power sunroof to what we got. However, I am surprised that the Mercury Mariner does not have mirror defrosters or an outside temperature reading on it. You can see that the temperature option is available, if you look closely at the digital readout in the top of the dash, but it was not a feature on our Mariner. It does take a little bit of time to heat the entire cabin in really cold weather, since there does not appear to be rear vents in it. I am also sort of surprised that the seating isn't a little more plush. The upholstery kind of reminds me of mid-line trucks with cloth seats, instead of a Mercury SUV. We have been getting pretty good mileage out of it with the 4 cylinder. My wife averages about 28.5mpg most days. Quite a bit of that is interstate driving but she still encounters some traffic with which to contend and still has that average. And, we don't really feel like we compromised on the power with the 4 cylinder engine. It's not like she does any towing, so it's had more than ample power for her needs. All-in-all though, my wife really likes her Mercury Mariner. I'm okay with it and think it beats the heck out of riding in a compact car, like she had before, where I felt as though my posterior was dragging the pavement going down the road. It sits us up quite a bit higher and gets her out of the road spray from tractor trailers in inclement weather.