Used Mercury white exterior in Dulles, VA
Reviews for Mercury
2001 Mercury Mtneer
This is a very satisfying SUV except for the typical-of-the-class issue of less-than-great gas mileage (15-19, city-Hwy). I previously had a 1999 Eddie Bauer Explorer that also had V8 with fulltime AWD. I love the power and FTAWD but the suspension on this Mountaneer is so much more comfortable than that of the explorer. Yeah, it still feels like a truck but it's comfortable enough that I'm considering selling my car and driving it all the time. BTW, I purposely bought a model with cloth interior because I'm not crazy about leather and frankly, at least in cloth the seats on this model are more comfortable than those in the newer body style 2002-06.
Great full size SUV
Rides very well and has many nice features that newer cars have cut. I get about 21 MPG on mix of city and some rural driving, not too bad. The 4L engine is adequate, but noticeable difference to my previous big engine Mountaineer. Overall I am happy with it.
I've purchased a 2005 Mountaineer after running a 1996 Explorer to the ground. I've driven on many other vehicles from many trips and was surprised about how nice the Mountaineer drives. It's loaded with many neat features like sensor to warn what you're backing into and a 6 CD changer. The AWD was great in the blizzard of 2010. My Honda Minivan is a great family vehicle but the Mountaineer is what the family hops into when we want to go for a fun drive. The only gripe is the gas mileage - it is as bad as the 96 Explorer.
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