2005 Mercury MarinerMercuryFan - Kansas City, KS11/05/2011
Bought it with 71k on it. Ended up getting transmission rebuilt immediately before we even took possession of car. Had an OD spring fall into valve body, so dealership had transmission rebuilt for us. Love the way it handles and has lots of get up and go. Love the interior (leather). Lots of room for passengers. V6 has lots of get up and go. Only two things I don't really like about the car is small rearview mirror, causing limited viewing, and the steering wheel sits too low - doesn't tilt high enough and feels like I'm driving a go-cart because it's so low. Makes it hard to fell completely comfortable in the driver's seat. Other than that - LOVE MERCURY! LOVE MY MARINER! Insurance is EXTREMELY inexpensive on these too!
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!