It's comfortable, and sleek, and doesnt look like a family van, or overly bulky SUV. The only thing I miss about owning my car is the gas mileage. This SUV is not the best when it comes to holding on to gasoline. Other than that, I luv being able to see over the other cars, but not in an overbearing way. It's great, I would recommend.
Mariner gets great gas mileage on average 24.5. Ride is comfortable but a little noisy from outside air. Plenty of interior room as long as you only are carrying 4. Plenty of cargo room for groceries but not good if you need to hall much more unless you fold down rear seat which is cumbersome. You have to take the head rests off to fold it down. I am a do it yourself er and can be inconvenient. Only mechanical problem has been a vibration in the accelerator pedal between 3 & 4 gear but is occasional. I noticed the same problem on a loaner car while in shop for problem. I figured it is just something I will have to get used to unless the transmission starts to slip.
2005 Mercury MarinerLacy - Milwaukee,WI06/14/2007
Having a new car is no big deal but i sure do like this one. Have driven 4 cylinders for a long time and the first time I pulled away from a stop sign and laid rubber I was a bit surprised. Nice nice nice