Used Mercury Mountaineer in Dulles, VA
Reviews for Mercury Mountaineer
I owned a 2001 Mountaineer before trading it in on this virtually new 2004 model. Everything that was missing in the 2001 is found (and more!) in the 2004 model. Curtain airbags, third-row seating, six-CD changer, bucket seats for the middle row (with their own console too!), two-tone leather seats, seatbelt and blinker reminder tones, etc. - you name it, the details (large and small) are there. Classy vehicle. Drives like a car - very smooth.
Good Value for class
As far as the what you can find for the price I would defiantly recomend the Mountaineer. I shopped for a long time before buying and am quite happy. Have taken a 400 + mile trip about a month in and had plenty of room for 4 people the dog and everything else. The usual concerns of the doors and handles are there, but not a giant drawback. Rides well and is very comfortable, we have all the options and there are no complaints. It would be nice to have more than one seat heater setting, but I am being picky. AWD drive and braking and accleration are all excellent. I live in WI and this is the first car with AWD and it makes a hudge difference, cuts my commute in hallf in the snow compared to my sentra. If you are looking at a full size SUV for the money you can't find anything better with the options. Compared to a honda or toyota to get the same options I would have had to spend at least 15,000 more. The biggest complaint is MPG, but I knew that going in so I can't complain too much. On the Hwy it is about 18-21 depending on speed and other conditions. City which is mostly what it is driven is about 14 on a regular basis - only a mile commute to work so it is not a big deal.
Love this SUV. Have taken on 2 trips this summer Plenty of room and comfort. Averaged over 20 mpg on the highway. Very luxuruious and loaded with all the options. The nav system is very cumbersome. We ended up using a garmin unit from one of our other vehicles. Love the i-pod hook up to the stereo system. Only wish so far is that there was more room on console to store personal items and not have to put them in the compartment on the console. The vehilce rides and drives nice. My daughters all want to drive it everywhere.
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